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Saturday, 1 February 2020

Page 2 Updated

The image for page 2 has been updated in order to improve coherency and align it better with pages 5 and 6. If you would still like to see the original, it is exclusively available to my patrons here!

Monday, 27 January 2020

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Page 4


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"The flood god took her by force, and the lady bore him a son: whose beauty from birth justly deserved all love." - Ovid's Metamorphoses

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Page 3 (Redrawn)


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One cannot read Shakespeare’s Sonnets coherently without understanding the framing story, which is based on Arthur Golding’s translation of the story of Narcissus and Echo from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Narcissus’ story begins with Lyriop entering the waters of the river Cephisus – and she’s in for a nasty surprise.

Friday, 3 May 2019

Lessons from Page 3

Well, this entire process has been a learning experience – I never fully considered the ramifications of there being nudity in the graphic novel, even if the mature content comprises only two pages.

A big part of my intention is to get the graphic novel into high schools, which with these two pages would clearly not be possible. So once the first issue is complete it looks like we’re going to have to produce two versions, one “sanitized” for schools.

I’m not sure what that will look like, but it would still have to be exciting and get the story across which will be a bit of a challenge. But challenges can be overcome!

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Page 3 (Removed)

This image has been removed for its mature content, and as explained in its follow up post has been redrawn. If you would still like to see the NSFW original, it is exclusively accessible for my patrons here!

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Page 2 (Updated)

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As the rain stops and the sun comes out, William stares into his reflection in the water that's now pooled in Hamnet's grave. Suddenly, he has a vision of his reflection transformed into that of Narcissus, who in the sonnet sequence represents both him and his lost son, Hamnet.

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