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In this issue: Rhino-B, Stag-B, and two other friends get lost in a cave and come to face a mysterious power. A story about doubt and losing your way, meeting new people, rock formations, the abyss, questions with no answers, the politics of friendship, and finding the way out of your own head.
I decided to read the His Dark Materials books based on the reaction you had in your comic. I was always curious when people said that the last book was really sad and seeing your comic was enough for me to cave in and read the trilogy. I enjoyed the series overall and I was just wondering if you have any other book recommendations?
Do I have book recommendations?! Be careful what you wish for.
I’d say The Amber Spyglass made me feel like living very fiercely and purposefully (which moved me to tears) rather than made me sad. So what are books that made me feel similarly?
The Earthsea books by Ursula K. Le Guin -Just a starting place suggestion but really anything by Le Guin is going to inspire. (Except for The Word for World Is Forest, which despite having the greatest title is not a favorite.)
Perfect Example by John Porcellino
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
James Kochalka’s American Elf comic strip
Tove Jansson’s Moomin books -They’re super short and tender, you can read a Moomin novel in like 1.5 hours. Her novels for adults are good too but a little more detached and bitter.
I’ve been thinking of having a regular comics recommendation/review post lately so maybe I’ll do that too. Thanks for writing.
I love your artwork and I was wondering if you could give me any tips for a beginner watercolourist e.g. shading and what not... x :3
This is the advice everyone gives but: practice! You have to learn how to discern the dryness level of the painting for controlled wet-into-wet stuff like I did in the Moby Dick piece, and you can only learn that through experience. You can practice with ink wash to learn how the water/paper/brush reacts at different wetness levels if you don’t want to waste your paints.
I like watercolor because it’s more “augmenting a drawing” rather than “painting.” Main difference being: you can’t paint over your mistakes.
Also shell out the dough for at least middle-quality watercolor paper because the cheap stuff will just wrinkle up and ruin your piece. Go forth! You can do it.