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Posted on January 20th, 2011, 3:39 pm by blix


4 page short story. Will update twice a week until chapter 3 starts in February. I need to draw short stories. They satisfy my need to rebel.

I like that top panel. That's how I've been wanting Anya to look. He is so hard to draw. >_> It has only taken 40 pages to finally get him... maybe somewhat rightish.

Anya isn't reading a book about himself, I just needed a way to introduce the story. ^^; That book is probably actually a graduate thesis from some distant university on a subject Anya really shouldn't be reading about. (But aaaah the story about Anya's very interesting reading habits is very far away. T_T)

A while ago on DA I made a poll about doing some b/w short stories and updating them more frequently than once a week... this is one of the stories I had in mind. I might more accurately have described it as being a brown, brown, brown, and pink short story.

Work on ch3 progresses. I really REALLY want to be drawing it right now. a;ldksjf;klajsdf I've been dreaming of chapter 3 since I drew page 1 nearly two years ago.

 
 
 
 
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Posted by GingerRevenge on January 20th, 2011, 4:16 pm!
:P I adore this story. Pugs are my favorites. My friends call me Skittles and I adore djinn

Posted by Sulphur on January 20th, 2011, 4:47 pm!
I keep forgetting to fave this comic (I started reading it a while back before I really started to use my SJ account), your note reminded me I probably should Cx
Butyeah. Great, incredibly creative, comic :'D

Posted by mizilla on January 20th, 2011, 7:42 pm!
This comic is truly beautiful<3
The art, the story and the characters are all so lovely and creative
Can't wait to read more :D

Posted by Jazeki (Guest) on January 20th, 2011, 8:04 pm!
<3 You're welcome. I enjoy reading TG.

Also, I loled at "anther."

Posted by eishiya on January 20th, 2011, 8:21 pm!
I've stopped reading TG for now because with all the edits and long waits between pages, it was getting too confusing. I definitely plan to read the entire thing in one go when it's finished, though. I know it'll be worth the wait and worth the time it'll take to read it.

My only problem with TG aside from the crazy updating is that chapter 2 has many walls of text that make my eyes glaze over (yep, I'm a typical comics reader that likes everything bite-sized). The serif font doesn't help, either. I know there's a lot to say and the pages are already beautiful, but I hope that after this chapter, there won't be such an overload of information.

Posted by tearfulghost (Guest) on January 20th, 2011, 8:25 pm!
I really love this comic, and recommend it to all of my friends! Your art is absolutely amazing!

Posted by blix (Guest) on January 20th, 2011, 10:57 pm!
Actually, in chapter three there will be even bigger and better walls of text ... so .......... maybe this comic isn't for you.

Posted by eishiya on January 21st, 2011, 12:59 am!
I don't mind a lot of info ("overload of info" was a bad way to put it, oops), you have a lot of world-building to do for this story. I just wish that the blocks were broken up so they'd be a little easier on the eyes, and not all at once.

Posted by blix (Guest) on January 21st, 2011, 4:17 am!
Your avatar is amusingly fitting for this conversation.

I promise I did the best I could with the text. I even eliminated big chunks of it.

I'm sure that I could space out the text infinitely, but I've stretched out every chapter as far as I really want to.

Plus, the texty parts are the parts that just ... don't... exist in pictures. I don't know how I'd picture them. O_o

Posted by Fang Shinobi on January 21st, 2011, 4:50 am!
Don't worry, I'll reread everything at some point.

Posted by eishiya on January 21st, 2011, 9:56 am!
Blix: Haha, my avatar is fitting for every conversation ;D

I understand what you mean about a lot of the text not being translatable to images. I wish I could suggest some awesome fix, but I can't. The only thing I can suggest is instead of paragraphs, try to put some breaks in between every sentence or two. For example on page 71, the top part is good to read, but the bottom feels a little heavy. Line breaks would make it a lot easier.
I think page 71 uses the line break at the top to emphasize the second sentence, and using a lot of line breaks would diminish the impact. This can be fixed by increasing the spacing for those parts, or even adding a little border of sorts (maybe a faint ring of starry things) so it looks more like a comic element and not the text of a picture book.
You could also move the text around so the positions of it aren't so blocky, and lead the eye around the page just like speech bubbles do.

I guess for the print version, it's not as big a deal though. Paragraphs are a lot easier to read in print than they are on the screen. When TG is done, I really hope to get it in print to read.

Posted by Zhai on January 21st, 2011, 2:40 pm!
Normally I don't read walls of text either, though I did with this comic.
I love the story 8D (and the art of course :))

Posted by blix (Guest) on January 22nd, 2011, 12:35 am!
The problem with breaking the text up more is that again, it will take up more space, which means more pages. On page 71 for example, I did actually at a point have 4 or 5 chunks of text.

But everything seemed overwhelmingly cluttered, visually. With the panels and the stars and the threads and everything. It really detracted from the art, I thought, having the text in amongst everything. It made it even more visually staggering.

Keeping the art big and clear is a major reason I wanted to try storytelling without speech bubbles. I feel art and writing can be put together differently than only with giant bubbles. Or only one big illustration with one blurb (childrens' book style). Or novels, that have only words ... All of these things have unique storytelling aspects and strengths that I want to try and use together.

Now, I read novels as much as I read comics, or childrens' books even. So I'm all for text.

I'm not kidding myself about everyone liking what I've decided to do. I'm pretty sure half the people who read this comic hit chapter 2 and utterly hate it.

But at the very least, my decisions are informed, I've thought a lot about it before proceeding.

I'm pretty sure that chapter 2 is the best that it can currently be (which isn't saying much) without completely redrawing it and writing a different story and hiring a better artist to draw the thing.

@Zhai that's pretty flattering. :P I'm grateful that you have braved the text and even liked what it said.

Steady Reader Posted by systemcat (Guest) on January 22nd, 2011, 8:17 am!
Read a page then read all it's back pages months ago, and ever since I've been reading the latest updates thanks to the RSS feed notifying me their there.

I love your comic Posted by Milo (Guest) on January 22nd, 2011, 10:52 am!
The title should explain what I'm about to say but I do love your story. It's different, amusing, well thought and very creative. The art work is also fantastic and fitting for the story. I hope you make a very long trip with this and others will get a chance to read it like I have been the last month and a half. :)

<3 Posted by Spiritfoxgirl on January 22nd, 2011, 1:29 pm!
I actually first saw TG on your DeviantArt page. I watched it there, liked it, and accidentally stumbled upon it here, so I watched you here! I love all the changes you've made, your style is awesome, and the new characters are awesome. <3 Keep it up.

Posted by Talamaru (Guest) on January 23rd, 2011, 4:38 pm!
I just recently stumbled across this today and read through all of it in one go. Thus far, it works really well so I believe once it's finished it will flow quite nicely.
The art is quite beautiful (And rather whimsical, in a good way ;3) I especially like the 'myth' sequences and find them very inspiring. I'll be sure to keep tabs on it from time to time so keep up the excellent work.

Posted by eishiya on January 23rd, 2011, 5:52 pm!
Thanks for that lengthy explanation. I'm really glad that you've considered what I said.

Chapter 2 is beautifully illustrated, and those blurbs aside, laid out well. The depth of the mythology makes the reading worthwhile, and the art gives the eyes room to relax before moving on to the next blurb.

Now I understand that you did your best to make the text minimally obstrusive (versus just plopping down text and calling it done, as many do), and you deserve props for that. And for tackling such a difficult story in the first place.

I mentioned the difficulty of reading because I didn't think you had gone through so much trouble, and I apologize.

I doubt that many people "hate" chapter 2. Find it difficult, possibly. Decide to wait until it'd done before reading it, most likely. Hate it, nah.

=D Posted by Sunray (Guest) on January 23rd, 2011, 6:44 pm!
first time reader defenatly will be reading more cant wait for more to coem out =D

^-^ Posted by aqua (Guest) on January 23rd, 2011, 10:19 pm!
WEEEEEEEEEE! i found new (to me) comic with awesome world building and awesome art! i can honestly say i have never heard this story concept before and it already has me hooked. i love almost any thing with detailed magic in it, and like things that are completely new, you greatly deliver. for me a good story is more important than good art, you have both. my only problem was that for a few pages i thought she hadn't found her master when she bumped into Anya. but in a way i can see sense in that. probably not the same sense you did though =]

Lov'n It Posted by Windphyre (Guest) on January 24th, 2011, 12:59 pm!
I came across TG online when it was just a few pages long and was hooked and disappointed (wanted more that very second!). A few months ago I rediscovered it and I'm hooked again! I'm reading it in clumps, but I wanted to say thank you for such an amazing story so far. And I don't even like pugs---feel sorry for the poor things.

Beautiful Posted by Bobo Kitty (Guest) on January 26th, 2011, 10:06 am!
I had read TG a while back but stopped when I went off to college. However, one day I was looking up some stuff for a story and omg, why did I stop reading this? Your artwork is simply amazing!! The way the lines flow and the use of colors is... just... wow! I'm no artist, though I like to draw, but I would love to be even a little bit close to your caliber one day!! I can't wait for future chapters!!

Ahh, got a bit carried away there! Sorry!

Posted by emruki on January 29th, 2011, 4:14 pm!
x'D Sorry for being so quiet. I'll definitely reread it when you're done with all the edits~

Stay tough and keep drawing!

I need a title for this? Posted by Mearcyn (Guest) on March 3rd, 2011, 1:03 am!
I was reading other comics when I happened to click on a link to yours, I didn't know what I was going to think of it, but I gave it a shot and I really love it. I'm secretly hoping it's an old comic so that I have tons more to read! Everything about it is so enticing. I love your art, its beautiful and a unique style, I don't see art like this often. The story kinda sucked me in and is captivating me. I'm really enjoying the plot with the pug so far and the background story about the wolf, the bird, and the fish (under world, over world, other world). It helps when I love legends, fairytales, folklore, and mythology. It's intricate and that's what I think makes a lovely story.

I think that's all i'm able to think tp say at 1:10am so i'll leave it at that :3 ill be favoriting this and looking forward to continuing this story :D