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Ash and I are going back together and revising Sister Claire: Book One in preparation for the reprint. We are updating artwork (it's incredible how much my art has improved in six years), refining dialogue (this is much easier with a writer onboard), and even adding in extra pages (ooh la la)!
Why the changes? Sister Claire has come a long way since its first inception as a college class project in 2007. I've grown a lot as an artist in the meantime and what began as a solo endeavor is now a team adventure: Ash wasn't officially around for the first printing of Book One, but now she's here and helping to round off the story's rougher edges. Hand in hand, we're making Sister Claire the comic I've always wanted to show you all.
Putting our heads together, we're taking the opportunity now to include never-before-seen scenes that will better foreshadow important events, showcase character relationships earlier in the story, and improve Sister Claire's worldbuilding in general. We hope to be finished with the lion's share of these edits by Christmas: our gift from us to you.
We are so grateful to you, our readers, for visiting our site every day, for sending us questions and compliments and fanart, for commenting on each and every page. Thank you so much. We wouldn't know what to do without you.
Yamino and Ash
I wanted to get a Halloween pic done for today, but given that it's my bday and I wanted to spend it having fun after finishing my Valor stuff, drawing it was a low priority! I may post it up here later when it's done, but for now here are some sketches. <3
A lot of folks have asked what the influences on the Shard in Sister Claire were. Shards are born from the energia, pain and raging emotions of people who have died traumatically (usually en masse) so I wanted the creature to look like a a physical manifestation of that.
Many correctly identified the influence of the creatures from Princess Mononoke. I also wanted it to have a hint of dragon-ness (using my favorite dragon for inspiration) and Ash suggested looking at the eyes in Watership Down to give the creature a truly terrifying, manic look.
This is not the Shard's only form, though. I'm excited to show how it will evolve! 8D
For more info on Shards, check out the Missing Moments! These in particular give some history:
A while back someone asked me to make Sister Claire Miis for use in games like Tomodachi Life. Here they are! What do they look like? Import them and find out! =)