I hope everyone has a safe holiday! I’ve been in a sort of isolation from my immediate family for many years so not seeing them again this year for Thanksgiving wasn’t so trying.
With wards- you essentially set a barrier to a location that repels certain things from entering. This can be ignored if the entity is invited in or if the being is powerful enough to overcome the magic of the one that made the ward. Wards can also be dispelled or broken if there is a physical component used that can be altered.
As I look back to the beginning to draft a foreword to the “definitive edition” of the Eight of Swords, I’m amazed how far this comic has come. I turn 37 within the next week but I started writing Salient Caligation at 21. During the massive break between the end of the Pilot “Contracts” and the beginning of “The 8 of Swords” I hadn’t started writing what would become “The Devil”. The last few pages for the Devil are still being drafted as they get closer to being drawn.
This leaves me with a fresh start. My perspective now is different and I have a clearer vision of where I want this to go. When “The Devil” concludes and prepares for publication with Screaming Eye Press as a Trade Paperback, I will be revisiting my script for “Contracts” to become “The Lovers” as the next chapter.
I look forward to sharing this story with you to the end.