On the road to the phoenix comicon- will be posting picks and all sorts of stuff this week. Come and hang out with me at booths # 473, 475. I’ll be doing FREE Sketches all weekend long and I am also on three panels.
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RoryD » 24 May 2013 »
I've made it! The latest page!
Thank you Trav, for the incredible journey. I've been reading this as my escapism for several evenings. When I first found The Bean from a refferal , I thought it was a little quirky, I liked the art style but wasn't sure of the character style, and I thought it might follow a predictable 'unlikely chosen one' plot. Then the collector came and Oh how wrong I was! Whilst being centred around the staples of a good fantasy, your world, characters and plot like your art have an incredible richness and depth whilst mostly avoiding tropes. The completely unexpected characters, like Thaddeus and the Gre-nel (Incidentally I love the idea of Gren-els and dragons being sort of semi-peoples) add even more to this originality, as do the attitudes of the characters and those glorious moments where our original or innate perceptions are challenged. Even the goblins, which have been the proverbial cannon-fodder so far, are drawn individuals with their own character.
And overall outside the Bean, I find your attitudes and artwork inspirational and uplifting. It's clear you enjoy your art as much as you are skilled. Thank you, Trav for sharing your mind with us.
Oh and while the collector's here, it gives me chance to ask the question: The collector has no illustrated pupils, whereas Roc-noc does. We see Roc-nocs eyes cloud over when he uses the weave. Does this mean the collector is completely consumed by the weave, and does that explain his madness? (asides from the horrific armaggedon of his world). He is still the character who most intrigues me, since we know some background to most of the main characters but not his, despite his early appearance.