Kindling Book 1 Pages 90-91
Writer Comment: I should have changed the music to “The Rains of Castamere” just to freak everyone out.
Artist Comment: I enjoyed drawing Fernando and Ellen dancing way more than I probably should have. So much flowy awesome hair to draw.
And Marco dancing with a strapping lad.
Kindling Book 1 Pages 88-89
Writer comment: Yes, young people remain as awkward as ever after the collapse of civilization.
Bonus points will be awarded if you can identify the public domain fiddle tune being performed. Many thanks to my special lady friend for translating it to paper for us.
Artist Comment: Photoshop is amazing. Warp all the sheet music for panel borders
Kindling Book 1 Pages 86-87
Writer Comment: Winters in Kindling are brutal, and families throughout the San Luis Valley endure them in isolation. The weeks following the first thaw are often filled with bitter news, as people learn of the deaths of neighbors and distant loved ones. This mourning period concludes with the coming of the Spring Market.
The Spring Market Dance is sort of a collective sigh of relief breathed by the valley’s inhabitants. People eat and drink to excess and generally revel in being alive.
It’s a pretty good time.
Artist Comment: Up next, Randall does a keg stand!*
(*Deanna making shit up)
Writer Comment: Welcome, my friends, to the last scene of Book One.
By the way, the moon in the background isn’t a waxing gibbous on a whim. I know the exact year and date that Kindling takes place in the future. You’ll have to wait for a astronomical event like a meteor shower or an eclipse before you can begin to extrapolate it for yourself, however. WHICH I KNOW YOU ARE ALL EAGER TO DO.
Artist Comment: Yaaayyy!!! \o/ These are going to be some fun pages to draw! <3
Kindling Book 1 Pages 82-83
Writer Comment: Hopefully, these pages strike a balance between a realistic depiction of martial arts and comic action. It can’t all be straight punching bears in the face.
Artist Comment: I loved drawing this sequence. Jason was great at sending me video references of the different MMA/wrestling moves for me to study.
Kindling Book 1 Pages 80-81
Writer Comment: The Garzmans (Garzmen?) may be the top of the heap among Alamosa farmboys, but scrapping with a vago is another matter entirely.
Artist Comment: I loved drawing the guillotine choke. Poor Ricky didn’t know what hit him
Kindling Book 1 Pages 78-79
Writer Comment: You can probably guess where this is headed.
Artist Comment: I just want to draw Fernando rasslin’ with his luscious hair all everywhere