Excerpt from Book 2 The Wounding of Zarrotta Athos
During a skirmish, where Veena and Zarrotta are waging a guerilla war with the vangaurd of House Raynis; Zarrotta becomes briefly distracted by Veena. Entranced with watching her move, Zarrotta becomes easy prey for a Raynis spear. He is surely saved from much worse wounds, as Veena deftly dispatches the spearman. From then on, Zarrotta would walk with a strange gait, which only served to accentuate the individuality of his already eccentric sword-style. It is quite fortunate that the Warrior-Priestesses of Athena are skilled at mending wounds as well as causing them, as Veena would tend to Zarrotta when the sun went down.
Fall of 2015. I have some extended time in the studio. I’m currently working on a folding shoji screen based on Carl Sagan’s pioneer plaque. I also have a number of blank canvases and i’m not sure what to paint on them.
I decided to make go back to The Crescent Chronicles. I would make paintings of singular pages. But I would have to start writing Book 2. I sat down to draw and write and a creative waterfall fell on me. I made pages upon pages of scribbly notes and drawings that have since developed into a plan for the entire Chronicles-Books 1-9.
The first episode of The Crescent Chronicles webcomic was posted on October 24, 2005.
This lasted until 2009 and is considered the definitive rough draft of Book One. I am currently working on the definitive final draft. This includes a great deal of new content and storytelling, new art and a complete revision of the old art. I keep the original webcomic online for the sake of posterity and proof of the longevity of the project.