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great, now would someone PLEASE go check on Bali?? I’m pretty sure he got stepped on last we saw him. D:
Hah! Actually I think he peeked his head out a couple of pages ago >__>;
Man, with critters like this roaming about … I’d just pack the tribe up and start walking south. Learn a little agriculture.
Well Lakasi DID say he was closer to the trees than he’d like to be! Usually they’d just stick to the plains where hunting is a little more tame. Trees = beasties. :d
It’s dead… finally. The mask cracked, so it should be dead-dead.
So, it’s like a cross between a golem and a hollow?
I knew if I cracked the mask someone would compare it to a hollow. But no, it’s just a bear.
Sorry, couldn’t resist. And I did mention a golem. It’s filled with rocks, which could (hypothetically) mean it might originally have been some kind of construct… or something… And it was originally guarding something…
If I understand it correctly, ALL creatures in the World of Bird-Boy have masks and are made of “stuff”, with different creatures being made of different things. T’is a very weird and mystical world, and all the more interesting for it.
That’s the gist of it :d It’ll all become more apparent when we get into the meat of the comic a little more. There are plenty of beasts to go around.
As always. Amazing. I don’t mind the infrequent updates, because the quality is so wonderful. In fact i would rather that then the alternative.
This comic inspires me. The use of both figurative and more ‘literal’ drawing is wonderful. If represents the blending of myth and imagination with the real world. Thank you very much for continuing to make it.
Aw thanks! I’m so glad it has inspired you!
So what system are you using for writing the runes? Or are they supposed to be unintelligible? Sorry for obsessing about a no doubt minor point, but this is what I do.
Astonishing art, intriguing story. Was pointed to this by my fiancée who’s been raving about it for a while; justifiably so. Looking forward to more.
I’m going to disappoint you, they’re not really meant to be interpreted/intelligible. At some point I might try to finish up the language, but for now I just haven’t the time!
I will say, the rune speak that the hunters use is meant to be a language one only learns after smokewalk, the coming of age ceremony. It’s a “secret hunting language” for grown up dudes only, so not even Bali knows what the hunters are saying when they use it (though it’s not very exciting. Something along the lines of “they should be just over this ridge” and “the wind is coming from the west” etc etc). It’s different than the runes written on the stones/ruins that Bali can read and understand.
MUST. KNOW. MORE.
What caused the thing’s head to crack, I don’t see it.
Maybe the CLUUUNG of the bell?
its the bells on the spears! They must clang really loud, because they’re the things that are putting cracks in the bears mask. o 3o
Sooooo Good! Just read through the whole thing, lovin it! Your style is so clean, and simple, yet expresses all you need/probably want to say. I really dig how you handled the bell sounds, and their effect on the beast. I am excited to see where it goes. Also I’m wondering if you would be interested in collaborating on a comic arc, or possible a couple pages of a pitch comic? I imagine you are rather busy with work+doing this, but ponder it. I feel your style could work wonders with the words. Either way thanks for creating such a solid piece of work!!!
Hey Zach, I’m really glad you’re enjoying the comic. Thank you for asking, but unfortunately I am not available to do any other projects at this time!
There is gonna be much lecturing and evil ‘thanks to you we’re all going to starve’ looks shot at Bali when he gets home.
Well it is sort of…entirely his fault!
Am I right in thinking that the bells attached to the spears hurt the animal?
In the same way Mali Mani used a bell to kill the Halfway Beast?
Yes that is exactly it.
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