Alas, alack!

Mademoiselle de Maupin
I'm terribly sorry, but there is no new page today. The thing is, life conspired against the comic this week.

On Sunday I was sick and slept through most of Roger Federer's Wimbledon match against Novak Djokovic.

On Monday I was still sick, so after work I went straight to bed.

On Tuesday I spent my evening doing a second viewing of the flat I'd seen last week. While mulling the whole thing over at home, I heard on the radio that Germany made three goals in five minutes against Brazil, so I switched on the television to check if the Brazilians were on the field at all. I ended up glued to the screen in amazement and went to bed reaaaaaally late.

On Wednesday I had to make an offer on the flat, and I was so stressed out that I got on the wrong train, so I arrived home an hour later than I should have. I made my offer and went to see another flat. Around 11 pm the flat was mine. I went to bed really late and couldn't sleep.

Today I was a wreck, went back to the flat and battled with the owner (via her agent) about which lamps would be included in the price.

State of the Sigune:
  • exhausted;
  • comic page-less;
  • owner of a modernist flat from 1948 that includes an attic room for a lady's maid;
  • lady's maid-less.


...So um, new page next Thursday?

Again, I'm really sorry :/.

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Gawain Project: Brothers & Sisters, p. 150

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I'm in a hurry again. As if that needed mentioning: I just realised that I simply forgot to finish the rings on Arthur's sleeve XD. It's an accident! Ah well.

We are getting closer to meeting another new character. It's a more famous one than Morholt this time. Wait and see!

For now, page 150 (!).

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Arthur and his men are in Venta, where the Sword of Kings has remained stuck in a stone for ages. It comes as no surprise to any reader that Arthur manages to pull out the sword... Having freed several British slaves as well as the Irish warrior Morholt, Arthur and his men now try to make it home before they get caught by a Saxon patrol...


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Gawain Project: Brothers & Sisters, p. 149

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So, it's official: last Saturday I enrolled in the Illustration and Comics class... I have no idea how I'm going to manage ... well ... just about anything, because I will have class every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 pm to 10.10 pm. How am I going to get my dinner? How am I going to post my comic? It's the Great Unknown :p.

For now, late but fresh: a new page.

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Arthur and his men are in Venta, where the Sword of Kings has remained stuck in a stone for ages. And you know what? Arthur actually manages to pull it out! He then proceeds to free the Britons the Saxon patrol in Venta kept as slaves, and discovers that the man in the dungeon is the formidable Morholt.


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Gawain Project: Brothers & Sisters, p. 148

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Okay. This Saturday I'm going to enroll in the Illustration & Comics class of my local art academy. The idea is to become more professional and to make you something better than I am currently capable of producing. The question is, however, what this will mean for my posting schedule, since I will be having classes and/or working on projects two to three evenings per week, including Thursday.

Well, we'll see.

I'm also in need of a comics break soonish - I'm getting out of breath here - but I don't want to break off in the middle of an episode :/. I'll need to think this over.

Anyway, at the last minute: a new page.

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Arthur and his men are in Venta, where the Sword of Kings has remained stuck in a stone for ages. And you know what? Arthur actually manages to pull it out! He then proceeds to free the Britons the Saxon patrol in Venta kept as slaves, and discovers that the man in the dungeon is the formidable Morholt.


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Gawain Project: Brothers & Sisters, p. 147

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I have a holiday and manage to be even later than usual with my update. Hahaha, go me!


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Arthur and his men are in Venta, where the Sword of Kings has remained stuck in a stone for ages. And you know what? Arthur actually manages to pull it out! He then proceeds to free the Britons the Saxon patrol in Venta kept as slaves, and discovers that the man in the dungeon is the formidable Morholt.


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Gawain Project: Brothers & Sisters, p. 146

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The winner of this portrait of the Mystery Man is...

[personal profile] anna_mette!

She alone guessed the identity of the man locked up in the basement of King Uther's old palace. I'm afraid that anyone who searched for some kind of canon-based logic was entirely on the wrong track... I only sought to introduce a character who is mentioned as being a knight of the Round Table, but whose meeting with Arthur is nowhere described.

Congratulations, [personal profile] anna_mette! I am delighted that I can send him to you, as you have repeatedly expressed great concern about the poor prisoner and even, I recall, invited him over to your own cellar at one point ;-).

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And now Lucan is finally going to tell you his name :).

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Arthur and his men are in Venta, where the Sword of Kings has remained stuck in a stone for ages. And you know what? Arthur actually manages to pull it out! He then proceeds to free the Britons the Saxon patrol in Venta kept as slaves. And now it's Mystery Man's turn! Finally!


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Gawain Project: Brothers & Sisters, p. 145

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I redrew this page several times, though you probably can't tell by the quality :P. Ah well.

Regarding the contest: I thought I had made things too easy with my tip, because really, Mystery Man can even be found on the cast list of that awful Tristan and Isolde film in which Isolde is crazy enough to choose James Franco over Rufus Sewell. But apparently it was only in my own eyes that my tip gave everything away XD. I was going to resort to a lottery if nobody guessed his name right, but lo and behold, yesterday someone DID identify him correctly! So we have a winner!

The reveal of the winner, and the reveal of the name, will take place next Thursday. It was going to be today, but the flow of the page wouldn't allow it :p. So um, I'll be teasing you for one more week. Sorry about that! ;-)

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Arthur and his men are in Venta, where the Sword of Kings has remained stuck in a stone for ages. And you know what? Arthur actually manages to pull it out! He then proceeds to free the Britons the Saxon patrol in Venta kept as slaves. And now it's Mystery Man's turn! Finally!


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Gawain Project CONTEST: Mystery Man!

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Today we interrupt our regular programme for something ... irregular. I have been under quite a bit of physical and emotional pressure lately (don't worry, it's nothing really bad - I'm just an utter wuss and I can't take much), and I needed a break. So instead of drawing a new page, I did something I had been missing for a while: a pencil portrait. It's the Mystery Man, whom I have actually never really drawn anywhere outside of my sketchbooks.

And I thought, because you are all so kind and patient and your support gives me strength, I'd give him away once he's finished. But since I can only give him to one person, there is a contest attached. You have to guess who he is. I'm going to give you a tip that will allow you to take a stab even if you don't know your Arthurian lore inside out. Googling is allowed.

WHO IS MYSTERY MAN?

Tip: Tristan and Isolde

E-mail his name to gawaincomic at gmail dot com. Don't be shy if you'd like to have him, there are not many contestants so you stand a good chance XD!

Mystery Man, once he is properly finished, will be sent to the first person who manages to come up with his name. Different spellings are entirely allowed, as long as we are talking about the same character, but I need a name :P. One guess per person. Good luck!


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Gawain Project: Brothers & Sisters, p. 144

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This is all a bit rushed, I'm sorry. I'm just glad I managed to post a new page at all this week...And if all goes well, next week we'll have a peek in the dungeons, to check out that half-naked chained-up bloke we met a few weeks ago.

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Arthur and his men are in Venta, where the Sword of Kings has remained stuck in a stone for ages. And you know what? Arthur actually manages to pull it out! Now let's have a look inside the old High King's palace...


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Gawain Project: Brothers & Sisters, p. 143

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Nothing much to say, except that I'm still having to hurry to get my pages drawn on time. Bah. Gone are the good old days when I was always five pages or so ahead. I need to work on my schedule.

Anyway: new page. Oh and we are about two pages away from the Mysterious Prisoner Reveal, insofar as the reveal is going to mean anything to anyone. All I can say is that he's a character from Arthurian canon, no cheating :).

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Arthur and his men are in Venta, where the Sword of Kings has remained stuck in a stone for ages. And you know what? Arthur actually manages to pull it out! Now let's have a look inside the old High King's palace...


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Concrit is still and always welcome :).

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