Surprise surprise THE NEW PROLOGUE IS HERE!
For anyone confused, this takes place at the VERY BEGINNING of the story. Specifically, 15 years BEFORE the start of Chapter 1. The old prologue was really outdated and I needed to redo it desperately. So his is now the true canon prologue! I hope it clears a lot of things up and sets the mood for the story as a whole.
There's a lot of things to say about this so I'll dump them in nice pretty bullet points:
• New rendering method. Cleaned up pencil lines instead of ink lines. Tell me whatcha think!
• I rewrote this stupid thing over the course of like 5+ years. This is the last variation I finally got happy with. Even it got reworked 3-4 times total.
• The Wise Elders are finally shown wowie zowie! Some fun things about this: originally the elders were very regal, almost spirit-like people. Like they were extremely in-tune with the spirits and were almost god-like in themselves. I totally killed that because I like the idea of the elders being thought to be super important cool people when in reality they are just normal people who happen to be really old and slightly more spiritual than your average joe. Normal old people that sometimes have self-righteous issues. There's a few complexities that go into becoming an elder more than just "you're old now" but that's not really important to divulge in.
There will be 6 pages total (5 1/2 technically) and I will post them twice a week for 3 weeks, every Monday and Friday. Stay tuned~
Note on Critique for this Prologue:
Normally I'm totally open to critique on everything pertaining to this comic. This prologue, however, I am asking no critique on. It's less about me not wanting to hear anything negative and more about me having spent such a painfully long time on it that I'm currently just not open to hearing it. I would rather wait until the dust settles, that way I can be more open to it. Right now I'm far too caught up in the idea "It's finally done, I'm so happy!" that if I hear anything negative I'm not going to take it well. I'm only being honest. This rarely happens with me and my work, so please respect that for the time being! I would appreciate it!
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-Perspective errors/size inconsistencies
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Y'know, the concept of this was already weird to me as a kid, but rereading now as an adult, it's just so creepy to see a bunch of old people sitting around planning on forcing literal infants into marriages with people several times their senior, for these adults to walk into a room with, again, literal infants, and say "I'm gonna have children with this one."
in short im going to take a chainsaw to these old people.
I definitely have been trying to get better at my architecture lately. It'll take awhile for me to hone it in, but I like to think I'm getting there! Especially since I only seriously started doing it within the last 2 years!
And I'm still amazed my comic was the first ;n; I'm happy you stuck around since then!
And oooh, can't wait to see the rest f the prologue, this is already looking really interesting ^^ I especially enjoy the variation in scenery you're using, it's a sweet and appealing welcome to the world of these characters, and the variation of angles is super rich and appealing.
I'm also really enjoying the grayscale work! it's very effectively done, and you're also making me try it =3
Ahh I'm very glad you said that!! I really wanted the environments of the prologue to give you a sense of it. Since my aliens aren't really techy or sci-fi, I struggle to make it seem like a different culture. So I'm glad it worked for you ^^
Grayscale is fun!! It's like... super challenging for me because values are my weak point. But it does help a bit!
Its really admirable how you never give up on this world and this story. 2008-2017 is a lot of years, yo. I hope that this didn't read as sarcastic because its super genuine but sometimes it hard to convey things over the internet. Anyways, again, can't wait for the rest.
Yes, I absolutely refuse to give up on it! I have a lot of struggles with it sometimes because my interests always change. That's usually why I have a second project alongside this comic to keep me from just giving up/getting burnt out. I mean, I like TS, it's just hard sometimes. I hope one day I can focus on it full time after I get out of college. Sooon...