Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Eldritch Journeys Cover

So… I’ve been doing this comic for years, and only now, at the sixth chapter, does Faith actually appear on the cover as a freaking werewolf as opposed to someone with fangs or just a normal ol human.  Huh.

Also, at about ten-thirty last night, I thought to myself “Gosh.  I bet this would look better if this was more of a sunset/sunrise lighting scheme than the one I have now.  Maybe I should change it.”  Why yes.  Sometimes, I am kind of stupid.

I like this version better.  But that was one of my more poorly timed moments XD  However, now that there are two versions of the cover, I now have Eldritch’s first Variant Cover.  Maybe I’ll save it for when I get sick and can’t comic… or maybe I’ll just post it for giggles.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Eldritch: Lineage 052

Well… there we have it.  That’s the end of the chapter.

Christmas specials tell us over and over that The Holiday Season isn’t about what you receive, or the tree, or the food, or the decorations; it’s about the spirit of giving.  But, religious significance aside, perhaps it’s not even that.  Maybe it’s about being with the ones you love, despite the hardships of the year. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Eldritch: Lineage 051


So… I have had the good fortune of not having faced much trauma in my life, and most of those bad moments were fairly quick, like car accidents.  However, for me, in the instances where things have gone badly, I find that I tend to react to it in stages… the first of which being getting out of danger, the second of which making sure I stayed out of danger, and the last part being the emotional overflow once it was all over.  It was upon that which I based Faith’s reactions here… she escaped, and upon being found, made sure that her friends had a way out for her, and now that she knows she’s safe, the stress of the whole ordeal is weighing on her.

However, while that’s all fine and dandy, for me, the really key thing here and in an earlier page is that she’s crying.  This may seem perfectly normal, however, some would argue this.  Montegue Summers explains in his book, currently published under the title <I> The Werewolf in Lore and Legend</I> that the <I>Malleus Maleficarum</I> at one point says that witches (which I would like to point out were also werewolves sometimes) were not able to shed tears.  Similarly, according to Joannes Arculanus, a werewolf’s eyes are unusually hot and dry, and thus, they too are unable to weep.  This inability is, in a way, a sign of the monster that these people have become… something Faith has had some, well, trouble coping with.  The shedding of tears here are a sign of her humanity, in spite of her lupine form.

…Okay, okay, I’ve rambled long enough, now I gotta get to work on the last page of the chapter.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Eldritch: Lineage 050

Only a couple more pages to go!  Thank GOD.

Man, I’m tired, maybe a little melancholy, but it’s been a good week, though.  Garden’s finally taking shape, so there’s far less maintenance to do, plenty of strawberries to eat, lots of clover to make jelly out of, decent hours at work... I think the worst thing to happen this week is that I tore another shirt at work.  Can’t complain much about that.

I hope life is treating you all well!