Oh, did you like that mountain Aulë? Was that your favorite mountain? Oh gosh I’m so sorry I promise I won’t knock down any of the others you painstakingly built up over the last eon WHOOPS THERE I GO AGAIN, BUTTERFINGERS.
Only one more page to go before I start a new arc and switch to a less time-consuming style! Telling a story at the speed of my coloring skills is just not going to get me through another six pages. *wobble*
___ I had a dream about the origins of Sauron/Mairon the Maiar, and his time spent in the service of Aulë the Smith. Now I am trying to put some of that dream-material into a comic.
I want to explore some of the empty margins in the history of these characters, simply because there is a lot about Middle Earth theology that frustrates me a great deal, and I feel like the motivations of a lot of the 'dark' characters are not explored in the books at all (or at least, not to my satisfaction). So this is my sort of self-indulgent, mini "Paradise Lost" for the Silmarillion. XD
Hi there people! Here is my take on what almost every illustrator in the world has done, a representation of "The Hobbit"! So, instead of the usual choices i didn't want to represent any monster or epic moment of the tale, i just wanted to show the only moment of the novel in which every character seems to be playing along with the others and they really think like a group.
It is placed when they are going to the Black Forest, after being in Beorn´s place.
Hope you like it!
PD: Thanks a lot for the DD and all the wonderfull comments!
Chapter 3 explains what happened to the Teleri who stayed behind in chapter 1.
I was originally skeptic to the whole “in a trance for 100 years” thing (nice try, Professor). Then I realized that it was actually much funnier that way. Can you imagine Thingol being in a trance for 100 years while Melian goes on with her life in the meanwhile? She probably doodled on his face with sharpies. And used him to hold up laundry lines. (I might have to draw that some day.)
Original quote: He forgot then utterly all his people and all the purposes of his mind, and following the birds under the shadow of the trees he passed deep into Nan Elmoth and was lost. But he came at last to a glade open to the stars, and there Melian stood; and out of the darkness he looked at her, and the light of Aman was in her face.
She spoke no word; but being filled with love Elwë came to her and took her hand, and straightway a spell was laid on him, so that they stood thus while long years were measured by the wheeling stars above them; and the trees of Nan Elmoth grew tall and dark before they spoke any word.
Thus Elwë's folk who sought him found him not, and Olwë took the kingship of the Teleri and departed, as is told hereafter.
Editor's note: Manwë let Melkor out of the prison the Valar put him in. This is explained with that Manwë was really nice and just couldn't understand evil. In the meanwhile, Yavanna had grown two trees to replace the lamps Melkor had destroyed earlier. (The football is a reference to an old comic of mine which I haven't had time to vector yet.) No points for figuring out where this is headed...
Original quote: Then Manwë granted him pardon; but the Valar would not yet suffer him to depart beyond their sight and vigilance, and he was constrained to dwell within the gates of Valmar. But fair-seeming were all the words and deeds of Melkor in that time, and both the Valar and the Eldar had profit from his aid and counsel, if they sought it; and therefore in a while he was given leave to go freely about the land, and it seemed to Manwë that the evil of Melkor was cured. For Manwë was free from evil and could not comprehend it, and he knew that in the beginning, in the thought of Ilúvatar, Melkor had been even as he; and he saw not to the depths of Melkor’s heart, and did not perceive that all love had departed from him for ever.
Original quote: Therefore it came into the hearts of Fëanor and his sons to seize all the ships and depart suddenly; for they had retained the mastery of the fleet since the battle of the Haven, and it was manned only by those who had fought there and were bound to Fëanor. And as though it came at his call, there sprang up a wind from the north-west, and Fëanor slipped away secretly with all whom he deemed true to him, and went aboard, and put out to sea, and left Fingolfin in Araman.
And with this we’re going to the Christmas break. I’ll likely be on sporadically until January, so take care!
and if anyone goes "that's 'fellowship of the ring", not "lord of the rings", thankyouverymuch!" i think i have the right to give 'em a good scolding. wer'e swedes, dammit, we just refer to them as "lotr", or "the first one where they set of, the seconde one when they fight at that fucking castle for, like, an ETERNITY and the third one where this guy totally bites frodos finger off."