KEEPER OF THE FLAME

A Holy Warrior, Healer, and Teacher

The Teacher's Gift

posted 27th Jun 2020, 4:49 PM

The Teacher's Gift
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27th Jun 2020, 4:49 PM

chris-tar

The Keeper has a name, "Joshua". He was raised underground after the "Cataclysm". Here we get our first glimpse of his mentor, known for now only as "Teacher".
Have a great weekend.
NOTE: I went back and changed the image of the tree from the previous page from a picture on parchment, to now a carving in stone. It didn't make sense to be living in a world with almost no trees, yet have plenty of paper for paintings and wood post boards made of trees to tack it on. LOL This is an example of using common sense when dealing with the rules of your own fantasy world!

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27th Jun 2020, 6:12 PM

Candralar

I wonder what the "Cataclysm" was that essentially ended life as we know it and forced everyone to live underground. I'm curious to see how this unfolds as the story continues.

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27th Jun 2020, 7:36 PM

chris-tar

The cataclysm was closely linked to the phenomenon that produced the mutants in "The World Above". That's all I can say for now...

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27th Jun 2020, 6:19 PM

Panda Cop

Lol little chancho with his momullet,

Great worldbuilding now, like in the last panel with the street sign.

Like the setting and enviroment also as a character

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27th Jun 2020, 7:37 PM

chris-tar

Thank you. You did a great job world building in "Panda Cop" and "Hell High" as well.

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27th Jun 2020, 6:23 PM

Panda Cop

Reminds me of dune with the moisture traps and living in caves

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27th Jun 2020, 7:40 PM

chris-tar

I won't lie, I am influenced by "Dune", and I loved the movie directed by David Lynch.
But living in caves, and collecting water are kind of an inevitable conclusion in a world where the Earth has been made barely inhabitable...
At least to me its seems like the simplest, and most cost effective way to survive a cataclysm.

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28th Jun 2020, 9:06 AM

Miaubol

That acorn will grow into a particularly important tree.

(yes, sometimes we get so focused on the stories that we want to tell that we just stumble into such inconsistencies. I once wrote about a guy who had lost his right hand, and then there was this scene where he laughed while clapping his hands o.O)

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28th Jun 2020, 1:13 PM

chris-tar

These inconsistencies can get so complicated, that I can imagine one day needing a huge wall map detailing the entire plot of the story from start to finish where I can easily visualize and isolate anything that doesn't fit or work right.

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28th Jun 2020, 4:51 PM

Marcel

You might want to start with that now ;) This is really beautiful!

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28th Jun 2020, 5:48 PM

chris-tar

Thanks Marcel!

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4th Aug 2020, 3:46 AM

Peter Wulfdane

Great work so far, very intriguing storyline.

And for what its worth, I thing Joe might have done your comic a favor by no longer being involved. Your inking and coloring style looks much better to me.

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4th Aug 2020, 4:38 AM

chris-tar

Thank you for your kind words. I feel that Joe has different strengths than I do, and that he is more consistent with his look and style.
I was too lazy to get this comic started, so I asked him (Joe Jarin - A great guy) to at least make the first page based off my crude sketch for me, and I thought it turned out great. So he really got this whole thing started. Now I am pretty pumped up about it, and hope to update whenever life allows me the time to. In the meantime, I can keep tweaking the story and plot... Thank you for subscribing.

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1st Sep 2020, 9:06 PM

Francis

Continues to be an intriguing story, Chris-tar. I really like how you use colored lines as well as black lines in your renders. It's just another level of detail that makes your comic even more fun.

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2nd Sep 2020, 1:58 AM

chris-tar

Thank you kind sir. Much appreciated.

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