- @Pyrophoricity: Thank you! And oh, I will!
There are 12 chapters planned to be done, I have yet to do the rest of the 9 chapters to come ;)
But I can tell you that I am working on chapter 3 already and it's nearly done by now.
So, short answer is: No, I won't stop making this comic ;)
Yep, you're right!
The chapters are named after the months because that both limits me and keep me going.
It really isn't all that important, but it's set up in Sweden. Somewhere ;)
Since the comic deals with Northern Mythology, I felt I needed to place it somewhere in Scandinavia.
@NellyOnly: I NEW it was something north :p
Now i can document myself on the things you put on the "screen"
I may have not pay attention, but it'll be cool if you put a little reference to the myth you use
There really aren't all that much on this mythological creature, the little there is on wikipedia doesn't translate well to English.
Wights are not well known, but even though they are much like the house gnomes, they are more prone to get angered and do mischievous things and do anything in their might to make humans move or go away if they aren't pleasing them.
For the House Gnome, setting out a bowl of porrige with butter/egg in it will keep the Gnome to take care of the house if you're as well, are a hard working one.
However, there are a lot of fairytales, even a christmas calendar, in Swedish media that writes about Wights (vätte). All have different views on what a wight is, so there aren't really a "right" take on it.
So, I'm not actually sure how to reference to it, as there are so little about it!
However, it's my bad that I haven't though, and I'm glad that you made me realise it! :D
posted by NellyOnly on January 5th, 2014, 10:52 am
@NellyOnly: Ahah, anything to make a story even better ;)
i never heard of wights, thanks for the info.
And the... curse ? transformation ? shapeshiffting ? About the crow wings, is it something imaginates by you or is it related to something ?
It's ok, it's rather unknown outside Scandinavia so I'm not surprised at all!
The crow-transformation was because of an idea I had at work and a story began to evolve around it.
So, sadly to say, it doesn't have anything to do with the Northern Mythology. It'd be cool though, I think, if there were such a story or a curse in the folklore.
However, the chapters to follow will all have something with the mythology to do, some are less known (but will have some of an explanation to it) while others are going to be more of the well known creatures.
Look up "Swedish Folklore" on wikipedia, it might not be much of it there... But at least it's something xD
I tried google "Vätte" but all I got was house gnomes which are rather different from how a Wight looks like.
posted by NellyOnly on January 5th, 2014, 11:19 am
@NellyOnly: intersting nasty things you have in your folklore ^^
And i just stumble upon
<<The Black Death was a tragedy for all of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark lost one third of its population, while Norway lost half. The plaque was so devastating, the people soon made it into a character of its own. Pesta comes as the figure of death and illness, in the shape of a hideous, old woman dressed in black, carrying a broom and a rake. She traveled from farm to farm, spreading the plague. If she carried with her the rake, some of the inhabitants would survive, but if she was carrying the broom, everyone in the family would soon die. It is still common to mention Pesta in the context of disease and illness.>>
remind me of your "sorceress" it isn't very encouraging ^^
I just remebered a game played by pewdiepie, year walk. With plenty things from north mythology.
And the crow wings made me think of Nattravnen, that's why i though it was a myth.
@Pyrophoricity: I know! It's perfect for a horror story, really! :D
Oh, wow, I've never heard of that before! I better look it up, since it sounds really interesting.
I read a lot of the black Plague in High School, but I don't think I ever came across "Pesta".
But wow, when thinking about it, the story seems even more big to me than ever before.
I enjoy that though, but I only took the old woman in because I wanted to learn how to draw elderly women and men 8D
(Well, that and because of a story I read as young about a boy who got a pair of skis but couldn't ride them because of an old woman cleaning up for the spring. She made the snow go away for Spring to come and Uncle Frost came and chased the old woman away. I felt sorry for her as a kid and wanted to somehow include her into this story.)
And "Nattravnen" was interesting as well, I had to look it up to see what you meant by it.
I've never heard of it either, but it's always nice to read upon other myths and folklores <3
posted by NellyOnly on January 5th, 2014, 12:17 pm
@Pyrophoricity: Oh, that's nice!
The "Skogsrå"/"Huldra" has been encountered in my comic, and she will show up more than once~
She is however a bit more kind than the folklore, where she's portrayed as a woman who lure men and women into the forest and made them lost.
There are a lot of different stories around her, some where she's helpful, some where she's down right evil.
posted by NellyOnly on January 5th, 2014, 12:35 pm