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Ghosts of the Past Continues

Postby Angelspit » Aug 14 2006, 16:28

Vlaad sends three more pages of his Ghosts of the Past series in time for the new week. This time, a famous member of the community is featured. The first person to correctly identify that person gets a cookie (of the computer kind, sorry!).
<center><a href="http://www.celestialheavens.com/features/comics/ghosts7.jpg"><img src="http://www.celestialheavens.com/features/comics/ghosts7_sm.jpg"></a> <a href="http://www.celestialheavens.com/features/comics/ghosts8.jpg"><img src="http://www.celestialheavens.com/features/comics/ghosts8_sm.jpg"></a> <a href="http://www.celestialheavens.com/features/comics/ghosts9.jpg"><img src="http://www.celestialheavens.com/features/comics/ghosts9_sm.jpg"></a></center>

Find the other pages, as well as the other CH comics, <a href="http://www.celestialheavens.com/491">here</a>. In other comic book news, Vlaad tells me that Olivier Ledroit (the author of Heroes V concept art) is going to be the guest star of this year's Comic Convention in Belgrade. Fans who are in the area in late September might want to check that out.

If you would like to take a look at the original page visit this link:
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Postby Gaidal Cain » Aug 14 2006, 17:10

Fnord! Fnord!

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Postby Pitsu » Aug 14 2006, 18:32

Gaidal Cain wrote:Fnord! Fnord!.


But he is not a "ghost from the past" is he? Anyway, hope to read more about the story soon :)

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Postby Vlaad II » Aug 14 2006, 19:07

Gaidal Cain wrote:Fnord! Fnord!
So soon?! I knew I should have excluded the WoG team members! Spoilsport... bah! :tongue:

Just kidding, GC! The cookie is yours! :-D

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Postby Labyrinth » Aug 14 2006, 19:10

WTF?
What the #$*! do we know?

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Postby Vlaad II » Aug 14 2006, 19:12

Pitsu wrote:Anyway, hope to read more about the story soon :)
Yeah, the story ought to start unfolding in the next update. Stay tuned!

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Postby Gaidal Cain » Aug 14 2006, 19:24

Vlaad II wrote:Just kidding, GC! The cookie is yours! :-D


:yummy: Thanks :-D

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Postby DaemianLucifer » Aug 14 2006, 20:32

Gelu undying! :devil:

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Postby theLuckyDragon » Aug 14 2006, 20:50

I knew that wizard looked familiar!
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Postby ThunderTitan » Aug 14 2006, 22:37

Fnord?! You guys sure that's not Weird Al?!
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Postby Caradoc » Aug 14 2006, 23:15

For some odd reason, I can't see the name. Or even remember reading these messages. But I am oddly disturbed ...
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Postby Fnord » Aug 15 2006, 0:57

Even though I've never been much into comics (er, until now anyway), it's quite an honour to be included in yours, Vlaad! Thanks for drawing on my wizardly qualities. :)

BTW, there's a brand of theatres here in Canada called "Silver City"--perhaps there's a connection...
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Postby asandir » Aug 15 2006, 2:01

wow ... that was quick work gentlemen
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Postby ByteBandit » Aug 15 2006, 2:51

It was the pointy hat that gave it all away! :D

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Postby Gaidal Cain » Aug 15 2006, 8:57

Fnord has Pointy now? Why?
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Postby Nebs » Aug 15 2006, 13:43

That looks great.

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Postby Kareeah Indaga » Aug 15 2006, 16:47

GELU!!! :oex: *tackle-hug* :-D :-D :-D

…Oh, hi Fnord. :ashamed: How has the weather in the Silver Cities been? Missing the snow much?

Vlaad, your work is excellent. I’m looking forward to the next installment. Question, is this a long term project or a short-term one? I mean, will this story be continuing for only a few months, or do you have more far-reaching plans than that?

All right, analysis time:

Wow, the Ashan armies must be in really sorry shape if the advice Gelu is giving them is so basic as ‘use better weapons’ and ‘wear camouflage’. :rolleyes: Guess that's why they're low-level units. (I really like the pose Gelu has in that first panel though. And I noticed he let his hair grow out.)

One can easily recognize all three heroes, and the Sharpshooter bow and Armageddon’s Blade (?!?! At least, I don’t know of any other bird-hilted blades) are fairly distinct as well; good work. The one target being blurred is a bit odd, though, and it looks like there were supposed to be grass blades in the big tall panel. Was that done for a reason? Also, the sun in the last panel provides a good contrast with the Undead, nice touch.

Next page:

The dialogue on this page was a bit disjointed, it took a few times reading it before it made decent sense. I also think you went a little overboard on the shadows in that second panel, it makes the speaker hard to recognize. Not much else to say here.

Last page:

I like that you gave the elephant its trail. :-D Fnord’s cloak seems to have turned into a collar in the last panel though. :??

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Postby ThunderTitan » Aug 15 2006, 17:05

Kareeah Indaga wrote:GELU!!! :oex: *tackle-hug* :-D :-D :-D


Someone must have used a True Ressurect spell, seeing as there were no remains. :devil:

You know, i never did really like that guy. I was rather glad that he's the one that went BOOM. Did love the Sharpshooters though.
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Postby Kareeah Indaga » Aug 15 2006, 17:22

ThunderTitan wrote: You know, i never did really like that guy. I was rather glad that he's the one that went BOOM.


Now, TT, just because he’s better looking than you is no reason to be bitter. :tonguehands:

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Postby Vlaad II » Aug 15 2006, 17:46

Kareeah Indaga wrote:Vlaad, your work is excellent. I’m looking forward to the next installment.
Thanks.
Question, is this a long term project or a short-term one? I mean, will this story be continuing for only a few months, or do you have more far-reaching plans than that?

No idea really. I can tell you the first chapter ends with a cliffhanger though, which definitely leaves some space for a sequel.

All right, analysis time:

Wow, the Ashan armies must be in really sorry shape if the advice Gelu is giving them is so basic as ‘use better weapons’ and ‘wear camouflage’. :rolleyes: Guess that's why they're low-level units.


Gelu is actually upgrading Hunters and Archers of H5 into Sharpshooters of H3.

(I really like the pose Gelu has in that first panel though. And I noticed he let his hair grow out.)

Yeah, long hair is popular in Ashan at the moment. So are pointy hats, according to Fnord. :D

One can easily recognize all three heroes, and the Sharpshooter bow and Armageddon’s Blade (?!?! At least, I don’t know of any other bird-hilted blades) are fairly distinct as well; good work.

Right! But no more spoilers! :D

The one target being blurred is a bit odd, though,

Yeah. It's in the distance. ;) Seriously though, it was obscuring Gelu so I decided to blur it. Perhaps I should have completely deleted it. Anyway, I hate page 7. It's awful.

... and it looks like there were supposed to be grass blades in the big tall panel. Was that done for a reason?

Yeah. The grass is white, though. :D

Also, the sun in the last panel provides a good contrast with the Undead, nice touch.

Thanks.

Next page:

The dialogue on this page was a bit disjointed, it took a few times reading it before it made decent sense.

Really? I thought I should have disjoint it even further. I guess I'm a big Frank Miller fan.

I also think you went a little overboard on the shadows in that second panel, it makes the speaker hard to recognize.

True, but it was done on purpose - I needed that grim'n'gritty feeling.

Last page:

I like that you gave the elephant its trail. :-D Fnord’s cloak seems to have turned into a collar in the last panel though. :??

Um... it's a... magic cloak... of... transformation! Yeah, that's it!

*sigh*

Damn! I swear it was there in pencil! LOL I must have forgotten to ink it though! :-D
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