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A Chronicles of Prydain fancomic

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posted 27th Sep 2021, 9:09 PM

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27th Sep 2021, 9:09 PM

Saeriellyn

.....and on with the final chapters.

I'm not sure which of us is sadder to finish this here, but thank you all. It's been a very fun sidetrack.

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27th Sep 2021, 9:41 PM

MK_Wizard

Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

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28th Sep 2021, 12:03 AM

Saeriellyn

Thank you.

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27th Sep 2021, 9:48 PM

Zosia (Guest)

A splendid finish to a splendid sequence! From beginning to end, you’ve just nailed the rollercoaster of emotions these two have ridden. The shift back to blue-toned night at the end so perfectly captures the disappointment of their interrupted reunion and the somberness of the large-scale situation they’re staring down. Winter is upon them, and it will be a long, hard road until spring returns. I’m just glad they’ll be facing it together.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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28th Sep 2021, 12:02 AM

Saeriellyn

Always love your feedback - thanks for all the support behind the scenes! /wink/

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27th Sep 2021, 9:58 PM

Rob S. (Guest)

WOW.

Somehow I missed all this, and have just been reading the main adaptation. But this is a lovely (and gorgeous!) interlude -- I'm always surprised how much I get wrapped up in a well-done romance. I'm sorry to see it end.

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28th Sep 2021, 12:01 AM

Saeriellyn

How’d you miss it? I’ve been doing this one for a year! Lol Do you know about my adaptation of the apple tree incident? Look for Spring, Fallen in my profile. I couldn’t deal with the total lack of romance in the first book forever…so on to fanfic.

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27th Sep 2021, 10:15 PM

Skyboy91

I agree, a beautiful end to a lovely story and interlude... as somber as it is. I think this page has some of your best character portraits of both of them from the whole series.

I noticed in the second panel that Eilonwy's eye seemed flecked with green. Right when she sensed Gwydion was awake...😉

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27th Sep 2021, 11:56 PM

Saeriellyn

Good eye! That magical ESP showing up somewhere. 😉

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28th Sep 2021, 2:23 AM

sailor mars

I loved this!

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28th Sep 2021, 4:16 AM

Peter Wulfdane

There is no word in all the languages of men, elves or dwarves to describe the beauty of what you have created here. I don't often say this, but somehow I could feel this, this, ...the words escape me, but I could feel it deep within me, as though a slumbering ember was quickened for a moment and then vanished, but left its momentary warmth echoing in my memory...

I hope to goodness sake that I am wrong, but I don't think you could ever do anything more lovely and more perfect than this. There are so many emotions, and yet such peace; so loud a beating in mine ears, and yet such a stillness; so much unfinished and raw, and yet so perfectly wrapped up, that I cannot fully contain it all. This is beauty.

On a more practical note, is it just me or do both of them suddenly look considerably older? Like, not OLD old, but far more mature and, well, almost as though they had crossed a line, a threshold, between youth and maturity, and it even seems almost to fade away from them towards the last panels, as if they glimpsed something in each other and then lost the vision, like a dream the slowly recedes from you after you wake until you merely remember that you saw something, but not what it was. Maybe just me, I don't know: but if that was your intent, then you nailed it brilliantly.

I think I can honestly say that, for whatever reason, this is the most beautiful art I have ever seen from you. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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28th Sep 2021, 10:12 AM

Saeriellyn

Well, my heart was definitely in this one, so that had a lot to do with whatever true emotion is shining through here. It has definitely been a satisfaction and a catharsis to depict this romance as I've always wanted, with all its various facets accounted for. Their combination of humor, hesitation, sweetness, affection, and as-yet-unexplored passion is just an irresistible playground for me.

Your practical observation is due to an accident, really - when I started this page it had been such a long time since my last, it took me a while to get back into the zone. I wound up working in a different style and method for a little while just for the heck of it, taking inspiration from Charlie Bowater, which resulted in faces that are a lot more chiseled and angular than I usually make them. So for a few frames they really do look older, lol. As you point out, there's a kind of poetic appropriateness behind it, so it bothers me less than it otherwise would - as, in fact, I am now bothered by a LOT of frames in this whole comic that, if I wanted to take the time, I would go back and adjust for anatomy wonkiness, more accurate lighting, and other details that I failed to notice at the time I posted. But such is the way of art, maddening as it is - I could drive myself insane endlessly striving for perfection and wishing I could achieve what I see from professionals. I may one day revisit this and even do a print version, which would definitely mean updating and perfecting. But for now it will stand as it is.

Thank you for all your encouragement and feedback! It's been a joy.

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28th Sep 2021, 4:38 PM

Peter Wulfdane

Ahem..."wishing I could achieve what I see from professionals." Hate to point out the obvious, but you are one! :)

A print version would be really neat, yeah. And you are more than welcome!

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28th Sep 2021, 1:15 PM

MonicaLeah

Crying because it's over, crying because I'm imagining it as a physical comic, crying because it's just SO PRETTY UGH.

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28th Sep 2021, 7:40 PM

Saeriellyn

It may be a physical comic one day! I wouldn’t rule it out anyway. 😜

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29th Sep 2021, 3:02 AM

Candralar

Very beautifully done.

I'm looking forward to whatever you decide to do next whether it be more Book of Three or some other original take on the characters.

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30th Sep 2021, 5:59 AM

Good Old Doli (Guest)

Thank you so much for this beautiful comic! So happy to see the finish! You totally nailed it! Amazing imagination, amazing art.

I like that they are still holding hands at the end. :)

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2nd Oct 2021, 12:01 AM

PumpkinheadPie.com (Guest)

Gwydion, what a jerk.

"...not yet." It's been said that men marry women hoping that they will never change, while women marry men hoping that they will, and that both are deceived.

In between, there is a twilight where all is possible. Thank you for giving it to us. To me.

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2nd Oct 2021, 12:13 AM

Saeriellyn

Honestly, it’s not the most jerky thing Gwydion has done, and at least he didn’t do this one on purpose!

It’s a sweet eternal moment, that twilight, though I’m glad they aren’t destined to wait there forever. You are most welcome!

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5th Oct 2021, 2:29 PM

Suvon67 (Guest)

As usual, this is beautiful. I wonder what I would have done if I'd seen your artwork of Taran and Eilonwy when i first read about Prydain over 50 years ago? There were no graphic novels back then, no internet, no way to connect with other fans of Lloyd Alexander. Just wondering ...

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5th Oct 2021, 9:46 PM

Saeriellyn

I’m sorry you had to wait so long! But I’ve so enjoyed your engagement. Better late than never. ;)

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5th Oct 2021, 9:43 PM

Alex Neeley (Guest)

I would like to see an alternate ending to this comic where Gwydion doesn't interrupt this moment, and so Taran finishes his proposal, Eilonwy accepts, and then they kiss one more time.

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5th Oct 2021, 9:45 PM

Saeriellyn

Ahhh a kind of “if only” alternate universe? I’m not sure I could contain myself to stopping that where I should. ;)

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5th Oct 2021, 10:22 PM

Alex Neeley (Guest)

I think you could.

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6th Oct 2021, 11:25 PM

B 💖 (Guest)

So Beautiful and bittersweet… at least they get to share that kiss….
How beautiful to see your completion now that I am back! You are so talented in imagination and in your illustrations… I always support you doing print work whenever and wherever possible! It would be lovely for us all 💗
Thank you for sharing this piece with us!

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7th Oct 2021, 12:23 AM

Saeriellyn

Oh my goodness, it’s so nice to see you here again! I’m so glad you enjoyed it (and everything over in fanfic).

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9th Nov 2021, 7:40 PM

Thracecius

This is beautiful, as always. I think Peter Wulfdane expressed my feelings better than I could have myself, which is unnerving, but not unwelcome, so just reread his comments and you'll be spared my overly effusive drivel. ;)

At the risk of being being very awkward, this is the sort of romance I grew up wanting and never found, even to the present. I grew up with sterling examples of women characters like Maureen O'Hara's Mary Kate Danaher (The Quiet Man), and Eilwony is the sort of gal, like her, that keeps a man interested. Sure, her temper might flare and her tongue might be sharp at times, but she's worth the frustration, anger or hurt that she might unintentionally cause.

Too bad I didn't grow up as an Assistant Pig Keeper in Prydain.

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9th Nov 2021, 7:48 PM

Saeriellyn

I think your keyboard jammed, brother, can you try this one again?

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9th Nov 2021, 8:01 PM

Thracecius

Yeah, ComicFury and Wordpress really like messing with my posts sometimes. Here, trying to using the arrow keys results in the page jumping around and sometimes pushing me back a page (has happened a couple of times, which is one reason I commented on the wrong page for Book of Three a couple pages back), but I've also had it happen on another comic that, so far as I know, isn't hosted by them, so I don't know what it is, but I'm guess it's something to do with Windows 10, Google Chrome, or possible some other combination. Whatever it is, I can't reliably reproduce the error so I have no idea how to avoid it.

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