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Hello!

This time, I have something quite different for you! An announcement of an upcoming comic publication that is! I've been working on this album for quite a while now- well over a year on and off but now it's finally coming together and will soon be ready for printing. Initially it is available only in finnish though but we'll see if there is any interest from abroad so we might see an english translation later on. This sample page I've translated for you just so you can get an idea of how the comic reads and feels like.

The story revolves around the years when the western Roman empire collapsed around 430-500 and is centered around a son of a frankish nobleman and warrior who is drawn into the tumultous wars and power struggles between the great powers of the era. Lots of scheming, vengeance, war and violence ensues, featuring historical characters and events.

Original A3, Micron fineliners, Photoshop CS3.

Enjoy! :)
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ArchaicAlex Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017
Love the historical detail! Will it be published?
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PenUser Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
We're negotiating on an english language publication with a publisher, coming later this year possibly.
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ArchaicAlex Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017
That's exciting, Hopefully I can get my hands on a copy! Keep up with the great work!
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Anastasiy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work! I love the atmopshere
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VinceAndrews Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
nice work
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SenchiKemuri Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm not interested in Roman history, but your art is awsome! I hope that it goes well, publishing a comic is always a difficult task.
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PenUser Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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Sanjunin49 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting looking. I hope success for you.
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PenUser Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I hope that this sells well too, though Finland is a very limited market area. :)
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caligrafocaracas Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The aftermath of the Roman withdrawl in the conquered lands be a chapter hardly divulged. Your visual documents lends a window unto that obscured past that only an artist could revive. Keep it up.
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PenUser Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

The fact that this era of history hasn't been touched much by comics was intriguing for me and a part of the reason I decided to be the illustrator for this project. The fact that not many historical sources and documents tell us about this era and the peoples in the center of it all gives a lot of artistic and dramatic freedom as well(within reasonable bounds of course!).
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caligrafocaracas Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well keep it up! You be a time traveller whose discernment will document humanity on a window to the Past. I will you can supplement the chronicles with auld speech to add credance.
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SmallAustrianVillage Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to read more in English. Google translate does only so much.
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PenUser Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad to hear it! Maybe you'll be able to read it if we can cut a deal with an international publisher somewhere in the english-speaking parts of the world. :)
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Epic battle!!!!

Rose nervous - icon 
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PenUser Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome!!!

Ohai There Bonnie Cutie!! (Chat Icon) 
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TheBritWriter Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
Well researched and quite realistic, good work!
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PenUser Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I like to have historical pieces actually look like the period they're supposed to be set in. At least for the romans here there is a lot of source material for their kit, but the franks, not so much.
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JonGerung Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Really nice work!
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PenUser Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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goeliath Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is badass! holy crap!
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PenUser Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Let's hope that can be said about the rest of the comic, too. :)
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