Unlike most of our comics, this particular strip started with the art. Izak had drawn all the stuff you see below for a tabletop RPG he has in the works – he sent me the artwork (plus the warrior atop the hill that you can see in the finished strip) and asked if I wanted to turn it into a comic. It didn’t take long for a story to wrap itself around this evocative scene and I actually really enjoyed the challenge of working with these kind of constraints. Make sure you scroll down to check out the evolution of the original art piece – there’s even a wallpaper-ready image at the bottom for you to nab.
And here it is, background ready.
If legend holds true, she will lead the trees into battle and save my people.
All she requires is a pure heart. I only hope mine will suffice.
And that it won’t hurt too much when it’s cut from me.