How the Mighty Have Fallen...
Comic 13 - Kinas Chronicle: Part Six
26th Nov 2012, 6:00 PM
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Kinas Chronicle: Part One
Kinas Chronicle: Part Two
Kinas Chronicle: Part Three
Kinas Chronicle: Part Four
Kinas Chronicle: Part Five
Kinas Chronicle: Part Six
Kinas Chronicle: Part Seven
Kinas Chronicle: Ending
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26th Nov 2012, 6:00 PM
Not my best work by any stretch of the imagination, but hey, at least I finished it. Voss is the scholar, Ian the shop owner, to clear any confusion.
I'm not sure I ever decided if Voss was the leader of the group (which the comic kinda implies), with David and Ian being supporters, or if David was the leader, with Voss being The Smart Guy and Ian being The Lancer / The Rival.
In the end, it doesn't really matter much. The important part of their characters is that they're INCREDIBLY powerful adventurers who retired from adventuring some number of years ago. (They're actually hundreds of years old, believe it or not.)
A few lines were kinda left out, such as David saying something about showing the youngsters what they could do (or something like that), but I couldn't fit them in and the comic seemed fine without them.
Anyway, not much to say, here.
A summary of the comic is that Voss, David, and Ian reveal their statuses as great adventurers, and proceed to protect The Elementals, since they are the "hope for us all". Kinas, weakened and barely alive, is the only one who has enough life in him to witness the events unfolding, and it scars him for life.
Greater men saved (from his perspective) lesser individuals who didn't deserve to live, at least, not as much as they did. He knew The Elementals were important, but he can't figure out
And he saw the price they paid. He saw his mentor, Sinaer's mentor, and their close friend--who Kinas had grown close to--all die within minutes of each other, just so that he could survive.
But adding insult to injury, the Agent didn't even get killed himself.
Everything was all for nothing, he told himself. He could never forgive himself for what had happened, never unsee what he saw.
And worse to come was the fallout from this incident.
Needless to say, having your entire life coming crashing down on you, with three of the people you're closest to being killed for something you see as your fault, and being saved by people who think you're better than them when you think the opposite...
...Well, it really messes a guy up. :P
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29th Nov 2012, 8:38 AM
You have a strong narrative voice. Keep writing!!
30th Nov 2012, 1:19 AM
Yup, always have. :)
I intend to. I'm not nearly as good of an artist as I'd like to be (though that said, I think part eight will still impress people), but I know I am a good writer. I'll continue working on my art so that one day, what I draw will match what I write. ^_^
2nd Dec 2012, 11:44 AM
Ever thought of findinng an artist to bring your epic to life? You have plenty of material worked out. Which is great for an artist to work off of. Here's an idea. Find several artists. Each one could do a page or several. Doing their take on your story. Your more likely to get a whole lot of material posted that way and have totally unique comic..
2nd Dec 2012, 11:15 PM
Considered it, yes.
Heavily, in fact--I know that I have a long way to go, that I can (and will) improve a lot as the comic continues, but...
...That I just don't have the natural talent of, say, Kristy or OFools.
I'll get better, but I'll never be *that* good, no matter how much I aim for it. So I've considered having someone that good work on the comic with me.
More than that, having an artist with me as the author would offer a lot of benefits. For starters, the artist has the ability to make last-minute touchups to the comic, changing and directing the comic in a way only someone else could, adding their own unique interpretation of the characters with their drawings.
It'd also allow me to free up a lot more time to work out the details which haven't been ironed out, yet.
And furthermore, it'd give me someone to bounce ideas off of, as I could always use help refining the details of things.
As just a few I can think of off the top of my head.
...But ultimately, I don't think I will.
Basically, the reason why is that I
to get better at my art. The Descended is not just meant to be an epic tale in an epic setting, but to also show my evolution as an artist.
I'll never be a great artist, but The Descended is the project I'm working on to become a better artist--and if I had someone else doing the art, that aspect of my personal growth would be lost.
I'm not sure whether that makes sense or not, but I think you can understand where that comes from.
Also, pride--if people ever look at the comic and go, "WOW! That's some amazing art!" or comments of that nature (unlikely as it may be :P), well...if the art's my own, that statement means a lot more. :P
That said, if someone were to ask me to be the artist for The Descended, honestly, I'd probably say "yes" for the reasons listed above, if I liked their art style.
But that's pretty much the only way I'd let an artist do The Descended--if they asked to.
In other words, I'm not going to ask anyone to do anything for the sake of my webcomic.
As it is, I can live with my comic not being as awesome as it could be for now. To me, it's already a unique comic. ;)
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