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Today, I talk about myself, ghosts, and the badger that created the world (for real!) at PackOfAces
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Behold! A big battle from the Shining Ascension comic book series, to celebrate the completion of the second issue’s draft script. After some edits, the inking/coloring process will begin. I wish I had a time machine to see the final comic book immediately.
In the meantime, here’s a pivotal battle scene, lovingly created by the Spectacular Nick Robles! Don’t worry – that isn’t a real dragon. We’d never hurt a real dragon in this comic. Never!!!
Faatin, Bregga, and Vars appear in this battle, as well as some unknown friends. Can you find them all?
“The Girl Turns West,” my short fantasy story inspired by precolonial Mescalero/Lipan/Jicarilla societies, appears in Mirror Dance this summer. Read it here! In this post, I will say a few words about the society and magic of Many Question’s world. If you don’t know who Many Questions is, ahem … click this link and put on your reading glasses (if you need em) 😉
- Names have power: Because they reflect a person’s soul, names possess great spiritual power and can be weapons in the wrong hands. Therefore, Many Questions refers to people by their familial/professional titles, even in her thoughts. I don’t know about you, but I tend to do the same. To me, my father is “Dad,” not “Patrick.”
- In Many Question’s matrilocal society, family groups are rooted around the grandmother’s line: Many Questions lives in a family group loosely connected to eight other families. The groups travel together and help each other during crises. When a couple is married, the husband joins the wife’s family group; if the marriage splits, the husband leaves.
- Question everything: As she becomes an adult, Many Questions realizes that dogmas about evil, spirituality, and what it means to be a woman do not always reflect the truth …
I’m working on a sequel to this story that involves an older Many Questions, her brother, her auntie, and The Storyteller. Here’s its tagline: the old monsters have returned. Muahaha. Seriously, there are lots of wonderfully creepy monsters in Southern Athabaskan lore – I’m itching to have some fun with them.
Thanks for reading! Oh, here’s a pic of my mom as a kiddo – can you see the resemblance with the art above? 😀