AotA2 Production Begins

Those of you who loved Advent of the Archetype will hopefully love what I am planning for the second book.  Obviously I would start running out of free rights classic tails so instead of going into the obscure and unrecognizable lore of the western world I have decided it is a much bigger world than that.  So the second book will transition from Western tales to something parallel and different.  I will take you to the long tradition of Japanese folklore and introduce you to the classic yokai.  For now I will be presenting images as they are created to supplement while I finish my graduate work as well as chapter 3 of Meteors n milk.  I won’t be posting the story bits and wiki postings for AotA like before until I have it hashed out entirely and give it to you one day at a time.  So for now since you are amazing fans I am giving you peeks as to what you will see illustration wise.  So I will leave you with this first promo teaser of a Kappa and I will see you on the next page…

AotA Dat 6

Jim Hawkins has guided us into the jungle but states we will need another guide to take us safely through.  Jim gives a certain sort of howl call and in moments a body drops from the trees and lands in front of me. Wolves quickly catch up to the body which is know raising it’s head to look straight at me.  With a sly grin he speaks. “Hi I Mowgli, I guide you.”  The adventure continues…

Mowgli first appeared in literature in a short story titled In the Rukh in 1893.  The following year 1894 it would be collected with other parables into what we now know as the Jungle Book.  Did you know the book is actually a series of short fables meant to teach moral lessons and is not intended to be read as one continuous story? United States is also the only country that pronounce the name as Moe-glee. The author stated the name was to pronounced such that the Mow would rhyme with cow.  Every where else this is how his name is pronounced with respect to the author. See you on the next page adventurers ….

WAIT!!!!   For those of you with older European traditional backgrounds have a happy St. Nicholas Day.  He was the real person on which the ideal of Santa Claus was derived and tradition was formed. Did you know the reason why it is celebrated on December 6th is because that is when he passed away and hence was deemed a Saint? It has been a ritual to carry on his Legacy once a year since his passing in the year 343!