Welcome readers new and old. Now begins the second major era of CEASELESS FABLES. New pages will appear this week until Sunday, according to plan. Then the strip will continue every Sunday after that.
If you are a returning fan, welcome back. If you’d like to support my work, please visit my Patreon. You’ll get exclusive material and previews for being a patron. The original 365-page Lost Book is available for download at right, and limited signed editions are available direct from the artist, if you’d like to catch up.
2020 is fast approaching, and I’m hard at work getting everything ready for the return of Ceaseless Fables. This is the best time to get on board my Patreon- patrons will get to see exclusive material prior to its official premiere. You won’t have to wait until February like the rest of the world.
In the near future, you’ll need to be a Patron to see stuff from the incredible fantasy world of the Beyonding before everyone else. You’ll be rewarded if you join before the premiere on 2/20.
You’ll be the first to see something like the image below, plus you’ll get the information behind it.
Twenty years have passed since the events chronicled in the first 360 pages. What’s happened in the interim? How much has changed? How much has remained the same?
Where are the flying unicorns?
What’s it like to be a thousand miles above the ground?
Before long, you’ll find out.
Everyone wants their own replica of the Lost Book, sure, but the printing cost can be prohibitive. But now, you can have your own digital copy of the Lost Book, at the unbelievable price of five bucks.
That’s 360 full-page strips, plus detailed maps, glossary, and bonus art. It’s the entire CFB experience (so far), in one easy-to-browse e-Book. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed!
Back when I had an animation studio, my partner and I were planning a film we titled Something Borrowed, after John’s Arm: Armageddon was completed. Unfortunately it didn’t happen, and the original authoring files were lost when a hard drive bit the dust.
However, I did manage to salvage a few things, included among them a rough cut of the theme I wrote for the titles of Something Borrowed (under the name Five Sixseven, of Tailothepup). When I first introduced Refusaleth around 2010, I always had this piece playing in the back of my mind. Eventually I decided to repurpose it as his own theme, and here we are.
As a teaser, I combined it with some art of “the big white guy”, notably his “Temple Of Doom” pastiche. Please enjoy. I’m glad to get this out of my head and onto the Internet.
As the countdown to Second Solstera continues, here’s a teaser video to whet your appetite. It was actually more work than expected to put together, so if you’d spread it around, it would be much appreciated. Stay tuned for more.
- As he promised to Aga Regata, Bromance destroys the evil with his bare hands (in panel 4 you can see Refusaleth in the background, headless)
- Final panel; the catastrophic explosion of the platform, contained within the atmospheric cone of the Highest Point
- Final strip, to be continued 2/20/2020
- At the Highest Point of the Beyonding, Aga Regata, its creator, is clearly visible (panel 2)
- In panel 3, Refusaleth refers to Radish-Hoof as a “reformed phantom”, alluding to the unicorns’ origin in the Sacred Testament
- Panel 4 shows the Beyonding from the Highest Point, facing away from the Backlands; the Dark Unmentionables are visible at monumental size (Abysma over Ulu, Holocough over the Frontlands, and Obsolesmus over Ystyr)
- Bromance has used so much power trying to defeat Refusaleth that he has aged 70 to 90 years
- Panel 6: Refusaleth is indicating Earth
- Panel 7: Refusaleth almost spoke Bromance’s “original name”(meaning that Bromance was someone else before he was remade by Aga), which would have annihilated Bromance from existence
- Radish-Hoof snaps off his horn; unicorn blood is represented by (real) red glitter
- Karbunkel takes Cornelius to the Farthest Point of the Beyonding; what did Vurka tell Cornelius?
- In panel 8, you can see the completed dial on the Lost Book, which turns 180 degrees when the book is replaced