A friend showed me a ring that had the engraving Mo’ anam Cara, i was convinced it was latin even when he told me the meaning i still went and googled it. Needless to say i never went back to admit that i was wrong, instead i got inspired and drew out my first short comic ever, telling the story of an encounter between two souls. Now that i look back the narrative can seem a bit chaotic but i’m still pretty chaffed at myself for finishing it (i have the bad habit of leaving stuff halfway –refering to this-).
So to my friends.
“May you be blessed with good friends. May you learn to be a good friend to your self.
May you be able to journey to that place in your soul where there is great love, warmth, feeling and forgiveness.
May this change you.
May it transfigure that which is negative, distant or cold in you.
May you be brought in to the real passion, kinship and affinity of belonging.
May you treasure you friends.
May you be good to them and may you be there for them; may they bring you all the blessings, challenges, truth and light that you need for your journey.
May you never be isolated; but may you always be in the gentle nest of belonging with you Anam cara.”
I once wrote a story, an epic adventure of two brothers on a quest to discover their origins, tame their new found powers and save their world.
I could not figure out what to do with that story. Expand it in a big fantasy trilogy like Lord of the Rings or The Mistborn saga? Transform it into the scenario of a RPG? A script for an animated movie? Serie?… And just as all the question rose, the story went into hibernation.
Today I made a huge step, the one that paves the way to a future where my fantasy stories don’t hibernate into oblivion. I inked the first four pages of the Serial Web-Graphic Novel I will launch in March: Thaurs. The story, that I started writing in 2007 was intended for an amateur RPG I was working on with the software RPG Maker XP. Since then, the quest of Meloon and his friends grew to be a vendetta against my habit of leaving projects unfinished.
Four pages are probably a tiny thing for the big time mangaka and cartoonist out there but I can’t help but be proud of myself.
So far so good, Now I need to keep on going.
Watch this space.