The firebird arises and consumes Crown-of-Bone on Page 3 of A Berry from the Sun. The remaining four manitou have their work cut out for them. To see a preview of what has befallen Talons-that-Seek, please vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comics.
We’re back from RavenCon. It was a fun time, and I got to see a lot of friends that I haven’t gotten to see in a long time.
Our next big convention is AwesomeCon! Woooooo. It’s the last weekend in May and we’ll be attending as guests with the Reverie Crowd. We’ve got an entire island at the convention and eight of our members will be there. I’m really looking forward to it.
This week’s Almanac entry is Plays-in-Waves, the seal manitou. She’s a playful water spirit who is has an affinity with a spirit dancer from the Maniquois nation. She’s also one of the leading manitou in A Berry from the Sun.
Speaking of the vignette, I adjusted the point size on the pages. Some of the later pages have a lot of text on them and the text size was becoming overwhelming. So I’ve adjusted it down a bit.
Tomorrow is RavenCon. Hope to see you there!
The manitou cross the river to face the corrupted eagle on Page 2 of A Berry from the Sun. There are five manitou and five spirit dancers. The spirit dancers are from each of the five nations of the northeastern woodlands of Everique. Again, Cari Corene does a beautiful job painting them.
My favorite is the spirit dancer who is tied to Plays-in-Waves. She’s from the Maniquois nation, which, at the time of this story, occupied the coastline to the east and is crumbling from Japethic incursions. She’s the only spirit dancer they have left, and she is only 8 years old. They sent her to honor the covenant chain between the nations. It is the last action of the nation, as it loses the war of attrition with colonists and disease in the next generation.
To see a preview of the fate that awaits Crown-of-Bone, please vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comic.
Today we begin the vignette A Berry from the Sun. This is the story that Alays tells to Jassart and Vivienne (and Mathilde), brought to watercolor reality by the incredibly talented Cari Corene. She wanted to illustrate it as if it was a story book. It’s a story about manitou and their adventures. If you were following along the updates to the Kickstarter campaign, you’ll recognize a few of the manitou. To see a preview of the manitou, please vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comics.
Ravencon is this weekend! Diane and I will be there. Come by and say hello.
This week’s Almanac entry is the Elakanois. They are the closest ally of Aradie among the native nations and the ones who have suffered the most as a result of the diseases brought by the colonists. In this world, diseases are caused by malignant spirits.
RavenCon is next weekend. This is our first Sci-fi/Fantasy convention. I’m really excited to try out this type of show and RavenCon comes highly recommended. I’m looking forward to it as our first convention of the year.
Alays begins her tale for a larger audience than she knows on Chapter 10, Page 29. This is the final page of the chapter and leads directly into the vignette A Berry from the Sun. If you enjoyed Feathers and Frost from Chapter 1, then you’re really going to enjoy this story. The artist is Cari Corene. She is a magnificent watercolor artist. You can find her work on etsy, tumblr, or deviantart. To see a preview of what she has in store for you, please vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comics.