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Bethany Turner
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I am a comic artist living in Edinburgh. I've been drawing since I could hold a pencil, and my main artistic focus is my comic, Eon's World 2.0, a sci-fi adventure series set in a future loosely based on the Sonic and Star Fox game series, with a generous helping of Star Wars thrown in for good measure.
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Eon's World 2.0 Page #8.21


I’m really heckin’ proud of that first panel. Also, I see you blushing there, Delta. I don’t think anyone else in the scene does, though. Then again, if a silver fox did blush, how could you tell? It wouldn’t show through her fur, surely? Eh, anime physics.

Wait? What? This is where I’m leaving Chapter 8? And this story arc won’t be picked up again until Chapter 10? What the hell, Beth?!

Okay, let me explain. When I first wrote the script to Chapter 8, it came to 72 pages. 72 pages of comic. That’s a lot. Now, with the right preparation, I could theoretically do that in about 36 weeks. Possibly less, if I got a good rhythm going (as I’ve done with the last few actual pages of this chapter). But I knew going in that there was no way I’d keep up that kind of pace for 72 pages. We were looking at Chapter 8 not going up until next year some time. Possibly not even then.

For me, that was unacceptable.

I didn’t want to spend so much time on this one story arc. There are other stories I want to tell. There are other characters who are being neglected. There’s the unresolved cliff-hanger from the end of Chapter 7, still. All of this was going to be left for potentially years. And I don’t know how long I’ll be able to keep doing this series, ultimately. What if something happened that meant I couldn’t continue?

So, I looked again at the script and found two reasonably good places to break the story up into three parts. Part 1 is 21 pages, part 2 is 26 pages, and part 3 is 25 pages. Those are pretty standard page numbers for chapters of Eon’s World 2.0. It’s only Chapter 7 that got to the bumper length of 40 pages and that’s mostly because I just wanted that story arc over and done with (I’d been working on it for four years, after all), so I used as many pages as I needed to get it done. But 72 pages when I’m only uploading new chapters upon completion? And years of waiting to follow up on loose ends from 1.0, while I tell this story?

No, that’s not on. Hence the split. I only needed to make modest changes to the script to allow it and, because of it, I’m free now to tell another story of Eon’s World -- one not focused on Eon for a change -- in Chapter 9, which I hope will begin early in the New Year. And, yes, I am going to try returning to a twice weekly schedule -- Wednesdays and Saturdays again. Watch this space. And don’t worry. I don’t intend to leave you waiting too long to follow up on this story. I’d like to get in two chapters next year, minimum and Chapter 10 will be part 2 of the Discovery Saga.

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Eon's World 2.0 Page #8.20


Yeah, I dropped a massive Game of Thrones reference into this one with Tzaria talking about “the wars to come”. It’s not the first time, either. What? This whole comic draws its inspiration from all the things I like. At least I fucking own it. (Unlike certain litigious former writers for Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog, who shall remain nameless but who derived so many of their ideas from SupermanStar Wars, and Star Trek.)

Talking of Game of Thrones, why did Tzaria call Delta “Davos Starfire”...? Well, if you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m not going to spell it out for you here. Let’s just say there’s a very good reason why Delta’s been reduced to tears over it, and it’s something I have personal experience with -- including being reduced to tears.

In the script for Chapter 8, Eon and Delta were originally supposed to have their exchange in the last three panels outside the “transport”. (I originally conceived of some kind of ground vehicle, but I was operating on the assumption that the Jedi Temple was in Corneria City, rather than some remote location far away from there, which is where I ultimately decided to put it. So, instead, they took a diplomatic shuttle.) But, having decided it was going to be raining, it seemed silly for Eon to wait for Delta outside the shuttle. So, I moved the scene inside the shuttle. That worked out nicely for me, too, because it meant I got to actually show off the swanky interior of the VIP shuttle I’d made months earlier but only ever shown the outside of. Think private jet, but spaceworthy.

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Eon's World 2.0 Page #8.19


To be fair, Tzaria’s not necessarily wrong about the history of the Jedi. Following the Galactic Republic into war after war eventually set them up for their destruction with Sheev Palpatine’s Order 66 at the end of the Clone Wars. They might have survived longer if they’d had no part in the war, and that could have made Palpatine’s rise to absolute power more difficult. Is this what she’s referring to here?

Maybe.

I deliberately keep the connection between the Jedi of the Milky Way galaxy in Eon’s World and Jedi of the Galaxy Far Far Away vague, so as to not risk tripping over the ever evolving continuity of Star Wars. Even back when I first chose to include the Jedi in Eon’s World 1.0, shortly after first seeing Revenge of the Sith back in 2005, I consciously avoided establishing any hard and fast connection, because I strongly suspected that the Star Wars saga was far from complete, whatever the movie poster for Episode III said. All I know for certain is that Jedi from the GFFA somehow made their way to the Milky Way at some point in the last thousand years or so and established an order there, from which the Galactic Jedi Order and, ultimately, the Terran Jedi Order are both descended. The how and the why I have not decided and I may never. It’s not essential to the story and never will be.

What matters here is that the Galactic Jedi Order considers itself a pure Jedi order, committed unwaveringly to the “original intent” of the Jedi philosophy. They’re there to help the good and oppose the wicked, as Tzaria says in panel 2. They are not there to serve any government.

That all sounds well and good on the face of it, but as has been long established in Eon’s World (since Delta first appeared, in fact), the Galactic Order are light-side extremists, whose unwaveringness makes them unwilling to consider alternative philosophies and highly intolerant of Jedi who do not subscribe theirs. Hence the purges that led to Jedi seeking refuge on Earth.

I’d settled on the desert planet, Titania (not to be confused with the moon of Uranus) as Delta’s home planet several years ago, but I do believe this is the first time it’s actually been referenced in-universe.

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Eon's World 2.0 Page #8.18


I don’t know if it’s a universal experience or not. But I think most of us can appreciate how difficult it can be dealing with family. Relatives know how to hurt us in ways no one else can, using nothing but words. I have one relative who has spent a lifetime tormenting me this way. I can go years without speaking to or seeing them, but when I do, they never fail to find a way to deeply hurt me.

I do think I may have been channelling that experience a bit for this exchange between Delta and her former master. For a Jedi, a master/apprentice relationship is an awful lot life a familial one, after all -- especially for a Jedi who’s never known her true family.

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Eon's World 2.0 Page #8.17


What is Delta not telling Eon about her past? Well, if you’re friends with me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter or here on deviantART, you may already know. If not, why not do one or all of those things? You should be able to find the answer by looking through my art in those places. Good luck!

I should point out here that at this time in Eon’s World’s timeline, in the year 2512, Eon is 26 years old. Delta is a few years older than him. She is about 30 or 31, actually. Although, she’s not from Earth, so it’s hard to nail down exactly how old she is in Earth years. And since Jedi of the Galactic Order don’t celebrate birthdays, she doesn’t really either (she probably doesn’t even known when her birthday is). If she celebrates anything like that, it’ll be the day she left the Galactic Order and defected to Earth. So, that would be about June 25, 2508. Almost exactly four years ago now, in-universe.

It has, however, been longer than that since Delta saw her old master. Probably closer to fifteen or sixteen years. Like she says in panel 2, half a lifetime.

Now onto this interesting new character, Tzaria Tel’run. I only conceived of her about eighteen months ago, actually, even though the genesis of this story goes back at least as far as the beginning of Eon’s World 2.0 (and I may have been planning it even earlier than that, honestly). This whole meeting between Delta and her former master was not in my earliest plans for this story arc, but it has become quite possibly the most important scene of the chapter. Certainly, it is one of Delta Starfire’s most important scenes ever in the entire comic’s run.

Tzaria is a dark elf. In their own language, her species is called the avari. Like the eldar (characters like Thoronir, whom you’ve seen in previous chapters), the dark elves of Eon’s World are ultimately derived from Tolkien’s writings; but there’s a good bit of the Dunmer from The Elder Scrolls series and the Night Elves from Warcraft in their conception and appearance. (You can probably see the Warcraft influence in Tzaria’s epic eyebrows.) The avari are related to the eldar, albeit distantly, and their societies don’t particularly like each other. Of course, that kind of interspecies bitterness doesn’t really interest Tzaria, because she’s a Jedi and works with other species every day. But that doesn’t make her a good person, as you’ll see.

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Pajunen Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018
Thank you for the fav!
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DeltaStarfire Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the beautiful photo! 
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018
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Storm-Werks Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Your sprite comic was one of the major inspirations for one of my own previous projects, the Sprite Wars. Sprite comics themselves have fallen out of the vogue, especially long-running ones with lots of story and action. Glad to see that you've decided to reupload them, because it'd be a shame to permanently lose one of the things that influenced me in my own works.
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DeltaStarfire Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you! I really appreciate you saying so. I have the remastered versions of the first 150 pages on my site, if you want to read them there rather than wait for me to upload them all here. And I hope to get more of that done once I've completed Chapter 8 of the sequel series. :)

eonscomic.kitmyth.net/archives… <-- Here's the link to the archive page. 
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GuyverMasterOmega Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
:cake: :)
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Cinn-Ransome Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:squee: thanks for the :+devwatch:
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DeltaStarfire Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, Cinn! This is my new account. I used to be EonSquirrel. :)
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Cinn-Ransome Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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0rangeleaves Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
here's a petition to bring your favorite characters, like sally acorn and the freedom fighter in the IDW comic series. would you like to put your support on petition, to bring back the freedom fighters into the IDW comic series, by any chance?

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DeltaStarfire Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd like to see that, sure. I read the IDW Transformers comics, mind you, and they have a great track record for bringing back fan favourites from throughout all of Transformers history, so I think we're already in with a good chance of seeing those characters make a return. I'll check out the petition later, tho. Thanks.
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Amalika Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist
:iconyaayplz:Thank you very much for watching me! >u< I appreciate it a lot~:iconsuperheroglompplz:
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DeltaStarfire Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for doing such incredible artwork. ^_^
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Amalika Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017  Hobbyist
You're too kind! ;u; Have a wonderful day ^u^
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VictoryRina Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the watch! ^^
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DeltaStarfire Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the awesome art. ^_^
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VictoryRina Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww ;3; :heart::heart::heart:
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D-Thessy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav and the watch n.n
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DeltaStarfire Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the nice art! :3
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YeyeiAlba Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch. 

Sometimes is better to start from zero, keep it up.
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