First of all, it’s Syrma’s birthday, considering it’s her world’s autumnal equinox!
🎂 Happy birthday, Syrma! 🎂
I had planned to start the chapter this week, but it didn’t happen. Still, the storyboards are going at pace and after a first review…. I’m very happy with the result! Now all that’s left is printing and inking. I’ll probably start streaming the whole chapter on Twitch. I know there are a lot of people who don’t like to come here for fear of spoilers, but I usually ink the less “dangerous” pages for the readers there 😀
Now it’s really happening! At the 5-year celebration we didn’t see Puck, but then he hadn’t yet made an appearance in the comic (well yes, but not as a member of the main group) and in the short time he’s been around he’s become a favorite of the readers.
A round of applause for our favorite god of mischief! Stripped of his divinity by Deneb – and cast out from among the gods for aiding Syrma – Puck seeks a way back while collaborating in his Master’s plans. The question is… Who is he really working for, and will we ever find it out?
To discover it, don’t miss the next chapter, where everything will be revealed!
The pencils for the next chapter are 2/3 ready and the next part (inking) will be the most exciting! I’m not following the original plan (starting the ball the same day of Syrma’s birthday, heh) but the pages are turning great!
So, let’s start with the second part of this particular celebration!
Now it’s Menkar’s turn! Kaeso Cetus Menkar is our beloved dragon guardian, who went from a defeated, banished general, to a stoic and deadly bodyguard, and then to mentor, a friend, a lover… and won his freedom before fulfilling his promise… to make a new one from his own will to the person who meant the most to him.
He’s also the character who got less covers, and pictures in general, why were you se neglected all these years, Menkar?
Who would have thought that I would be working on this comic after 10 years? MoonSlayer has accompanied me through a stage with many changes in my life, after finishing my studies and getting fully into illustration, during the oppositions, during the yeses and the noes, especially the noes, during the illness, the loss, the adventure of starting in another country and coming back with my tail between my legs, the one of building something new, when I have been sad, when I have stopped being so sad, during the solitude…
There are SO MANY things…but here we go.
Syrma, Syrma…. What do we know about Syrma? All this time we have watched her grow up, cursed by a goddess, train and finally face her mission. We have seen her let go of her guardian’s hand, of facing hordes of undead, of taking the reins and defying a queen… now…. will she be able to escape from this dream?
Thank you for following us throughout this journey and what’s left of it!
I’ve took the last months as holidays, since summer here is terrible for making comics both traditional and digital. I’m also quite well, since I found a new job quickly (and accepted that my previous one was toxic as hell) and after a proper mourning period I spent part of my “holidays” to raise a pair of chicks, my new helpers Bilbo and Willow! (you can follow their adventures in my personal Insta).
With helpers like these ones is hard to make comics, I have to say it.
I’ve also been working on some personal projects, novels and illustrated books that I plan to send to various publishers soon.
My idea was to resume the updates of MoonSlayer asap. My initial plan was to start this chapter in September, since this chapter happens in Autumn’s Equinox. But I started sketching the new chapter last week and I want to make something memorable with this chapter since is the end of Book Two. Also… I wanted to Kickstart the First Volume in October but with the current situation is almost impossible 🙁 I really need someone to help me with this because at this rythm I wont see this on paper… ever.
Anyway, I hope you’re well! Thanks so much for your kind words during this time. I hope summer ends soon!