It's been fun visualizing these characters in various regions and periods throughout history. This is probably the last one, for a little while at least, as this little sidetrack into Aiden's past comes to a close. I hope that I've divulged just enough information to fill in some blanks while still leaving some things open for interpretation. There are a lot of stories I'd like to tell concerning the past of the Ravenswood family, but this is supposed to be a humorous superhero comic, so it's high time I get back to that.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
I haven't managed to make all these funny, but I think I've at least been able to keep them interesting. The story of the Ravenswood siblings is one that I've pieced together over a long time, and it's one that is best told in tiny increments over a long period. Because it's long. More than once I've tried to sit down and actually work out a timeline for the whole thing. I have this sort of "Forrest Gump" approach to their background; I like to think that the siblings have been there / done that, and that they've been involved in one way or another in several major historical events.
I've since thrown the timeline out the window, though, and taken the easy way out, and made one of the siblings able to manipulate time. There, now I don't have to have a reason why they'd be in ancient Greece.
I noticed yesterday that I sold a couple of Alien Ghost stickers! To people I don't even know! Thank you!
Which reminds me, Zazzle's having some kind of St. Patrick's sale where shirts and buttons are 30% off, and everything else is 15% off. That applies to my stuff as well! The sale ENDS TOMORROW, so if you've been on the fence about buying some merch (and supporting my comic) now is the time to buy stuff! After you make a purchase, use this discount code: STPATS30DEAL
Combined with the fact that I recently slashed all the prices... I mean, c'mon.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
I shit you not, I've had the image of that third panel stuck in my head for, like, a decade. Probably more. Damn it felt good to get that out of there.
Granted, when I first conceived of the Ravenswood children, all of those years ago, Aiden and Time Lass were very different. Different characters, in fact. Aiden was called Kaine, and he was all of the cool and none of the goofy; he was more or less just a rip-off of Kwai Chang Caine. Time Lass wasn't a time-jumping kleptomaniac at all; she was a witch called East with blonde and green hair, and personality-wise, she was pretty flat. I'm happy with the way things have evolved.
As a random aside, if I had known how immensely popular the name "Aiden" would become, I would have picked something else.
I've been following @Sketch_Dailies on the Twooter for a couple of days now. If you like drawrings I highly recommend it. I really want to get involved; I know I should be drawing more, not just a few times a week. I don't even have a real job, and I still can't conceive of how I'd have time for that, though. Plus, there's so many talented artists contributing on a daily basis, it's intimidating; a daily reminder of how far I still have to go.
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