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01 February 2011 @ 10:49 pm
The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore - Comic - Part One  
Well, this is odd. I never thought I was actually going to post this because I started working on this comic two years ago! It´s about how Dumbledore meets Grindelwald, what happens to Ariana and the last part is mostly Dumbledore fighting dark wizards and Grindelwald himself.

It´s quite long; I divided it into ten parts more or less and I still need to clean up some pages (and add some text). Yeah, I call it the Insane Project of Doom. Originally, I just wanted to practice a bit of storytelling that wasn´t storyboarding and then it just got out of hand. :)

It´s all in pencil. At one point I was quite optimistic and thought I was going to be able to paint the whole thing, but now I know it´s never going to happen. :)

Ok, and here are a few warnings:

1- As you know, English is not my first language. I spell checked the text but my grammar remains unchecked, I´m afraid. So, if anybody reads the story, suggestions are more than welcome!

2- It´s pretty manga-ish. Yeah, I´m a lot into manga and anime so there's a lot of influences there (from the way the characters look, to the way they speak and the way the story is told)

3- Er... this one is rather big, actually. I replaced the wands for staffs And I don´t even have a very good explanation for it, other than I wanted to draw a lot of action sequences and the wands didn´t look all that cool. It´s really shallow but since I was going to draw around 100 pages I wanted to draw staffs!

4- There might be some swearing.

Other than that I think it´s quite PGish.



So the following are a few colored pics of the characters involved in the story (there´s a younger/older version of some characters):




High res link:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/caladan-atreides/comic/albus.jpg




High res link:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/caladan-atreides/comic/aberforth.jpg




High res link:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/caladan-atreides/comic/ariana.jpg



High res link:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/caladan-atreides/comic/kendrapercival.jpg


Edit: OK, so this is the really funny edit. You can laugh and insert all types of jokes here.

I got some comments saying that Kendra looked like she was Native American and that her description was on Chapter 11 of DH. And, er, OMG I so didn´t read that! All I remember about that chapter was Lupin mopping (a lot) and that's it.

I swear I was not trying to imitate M. Night Shyamalan´s casting for The Last Airbender. Ughhhh!

So I made a new Kendra. :D The red head one is just a cousin of Percival that just happens to have the exact same name as his wife! Really, those things happen all the time .

Anyway, here's the new picture. And thank you guys for pointing that out to me! :)



High res link:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/caladan-atreides/comic/kendrapercival2.jpg




High res link:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/caladan-atreides/comic/gellert.jpg


And this is the cover for the comic.




High res link:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/caladan-atreides/comic/cover-1.jpg


Since there are so many pages (27) I´ll post the link for each individual page and I also uploaded all the pages into a Mediafire link (they´re inside a folder and zipped) so you can download the whole thing from there at once if you want to.

Mediafire link:


http://www.mediafire.com/?6g6eycjjr8q5h3p


And here are the online pages:

"Page 1"

"Page 2"

"Page 3"

"Page 4"

"Page 5"

"Page 6"

"Page 7"

"Page 8"

"Page 9"

"Page 10"

"Page 11"

"Page 12"

"Page 13"

"Page 14"

"Page 15"

"Page 16"

"Page 17"

"Page 18"

"Page 19"

"Page 20"

"Page 21"

"Page 22"

"Page 23"

"Page 24"

"Page 25"

"Page 26"

"Page 27"

Hope you like! I'll be posting part two sometime soon, hopefully.

Edit: Thank you so much for all the help with the grammar and spelling! You guys rock! I just uploaded everything again and I think I got all the mistakes corrected.

Next time I think I'm going to ask for help before I post the whole thing.

I'm truly very happy that you like the story and thank you so much for letting me know about it!
 
 
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(no subject) - caladan_dd on February 2nd, 2011 02:04 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - shyfoxling on February 2nd, 2011 08:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - caladan_dd on February 3rd, 2011 04:42 am (UTC) (Expand)
Tom Smithfilkertom on February 2nd, 2011 02:11 am (UTC)
Oh my FSM. I'm getting ready for bed and I'll have to look at the pages tomorrow, but damn what lovely work! I do love your art so much.
caladan_ddcaladan_dd on February 2nd, 2011 02:22 am (UTC)
Dude! I owe you a reply, and yes, I know you´re pretty cool about it, but still....

And thank youuuu!
celisnebulacelisnebula on February 2nd, 2011 02:19 am (UTC)
ooohhhh! Shinny, pretty! Wish I was at home so I could download them now and read them...
caladan_ddcaladan_dd on February 2nd, 2011 02:24 am (UTC)
Heee! Thank you! I hope you like the story! :)
not your typical annihilatrixfuriosity on February 2nd, 2011 02:21 am (UTC)
OH MY GOD YOU AREN'T JUST A BRILLIANT ARTIST BUT YOU ARE AN AMAZING STORYTELLER TOO ♥_♥ This is just too wonderful, and the characters are so real (I think Ariana and Aberforth are my favourites, but they're all super great). The staff doesn't take away from the canon feel of it at all. I seriously can't wait for the next part -- so intrigued about what happens next!!!!

Please tell me you will one day draw manga professionally. You already have one guaranteed fangirl! >.>
caladan_dd: icon1caladan_dd on February 3rd, 2011 03:27 am (UTC)
Oh my! I'm so very happy that you like this. I didn't know whether the story was even reading well (as in, it made sense)so it's truly great to know it works.

I never quite thought about drawing manga professionally but I might give it a shot one day! And I'm going to have to thank you for giving me that idea. :)

Also, thank you so much for your wonderful rec. I'm turning red right now!

*hearts*
lucathialucathia_rykatu on February 2nd, 2011 02:54 am (UTC)
This is amazing! I loved the backgrounds, the characters, the different angles... so pretty. I can't wait for the next part too~
caladan_ddcaladan_dd on February 3rd, 2011 03:28 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm very glad that you liked the story. And thank you so much for your comment!
sweetiedogood on February 2nd, 2011 02:58 am (UTC)
(i read too much manga, kept going left to right, smh)
BUT BESIDES THAT OMG. WHAT IS GOING ON!!! This is soo good, I'm excited for the next part and sad that it ended like that.
caladan_ddcaladan_dd on February 3rd, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
(i read too much manga, kept going left to right, smh)

LOL That happens to me all the time! In fact I was tempted to make it left to right myself! :)

And I'm so very glad that you like the story. Thank you for your comment!
carvedwoodcarvedwood on February 2nd, 2011 02:58 am (UTC)
O...M...G... *SQUEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!* OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!!

caladan_ddcaladan_dd on February 3rd, 2011 03:34 am (UTC)
Heeeeeeee! Thank you! I'm very glad that you like the story!:)
severely_lupine on February 2nd, 2011 03:09 am (UTC)
Very cool! Looking forward to more of this. And I'm not trying to be nitpicky, but since you did say comments on the text were welcome, here's what I noticed...

Page 9: You have 'genious', when it should be spelled 'genius'.
Page 22: I don't understand the part where Albus says "And what's with you reading books, anyway?" and then thinking "Err... reading actually." Has the emphasis changed? What is it that he's thinking that is different in meaning that what he said? Also, just as a small note, there is a word spelled 'err'. I know it's pretty obvious from context that he's just making a pause sound, but you might could change it to just 'er' to avoid any potential confusion.
Page 23: It should be 'lose', not 'loose'. Lose is when you've misplaced something or lost a game. Loose is like when you loosen your shoelaces before taking your shoe off.
Page 25: I'm not sure the term 'douchebag' was around back when these guys were kids (say, 90years or so ago).
Page 26: 'he gives a rat's arse' should probably be 'he doesn't give a rat's arse'. Sort of like how 'I couldn't care less' is often misquoted as 'I could care less', the dropped negative sort of reverses the meaning a bit, so that instead of indicating that he doesn't care at all, it indicates that he cares a little bit.

Definitely looking for to more, though. Your versions of the Dumbledore brothers are very hot.
caladan_ddcaladan_dd on February 3rd, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)
OMG! Thank you so much for pointing all these horrors out to me! I think I changed them all. Thank you!

Page 25: I'm not sure the term 'douchebag' was around back when these guys were kids (say, 90years or so ago).

LOL. I'm pretty sure that it wasn't around that time. I'm going to have to blame that on all the manga I read where it doesn't matter the setting of the story, everybody speaks like modern day people. And I just like that very much. But, yes, it's truly not accurate at all.

I'm very happy that you like the story! And thank you so much again!
(no subject) - severely_lupine on February 3rd, 2011 04:50 am (UTC) (Expand)
Kikei: WotcherWolvie!kikei on February 2nd, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
Absolutely loving this! You've made me very happy and inspired me to try and get back into doodling... Thank you for giving us such wonderful work to look at.

- Kiks
caladan_ddcaladan_dd on February 3rd, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
Hi Kiks! Heee! So glad that you like the story and it makes me really happy that it's getting you to draw again!

*hugs*
secretsolitairesecretsolitaire on February 2nd, 2011 03:39 am (UTC)
OMG, I am so freakin' excited for this! It's going to be epic. Hell, it's already epic. *bounces*
caladan_ddcaladan_dd on February 3rd, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm truly very happy that you like the story! And thank you!
Naadinaadi on February 2nd, 2011 03:44 am (UTC)
Oh, this is wonderful! :DD I always love your art and this promises to be just awesome, hon!! I can't wait for more! ^.^
caladan_ddcaladan_dd on February 3rd, 2011 03:44 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm so very glad that you like the story! I was really worried it was not making any sense!

Thanks again!

*hugs*
(no subject) - naadi on February 3rd, 2011 04:17 am (UTC) (Expand)
YayCoffeeyaycoffee on February 2nd, 2011 04:15 am (UTC)
Seriously???!!! This is made of so much win! Absolutely amazing!
caladan_ddcaladan_dd on February 3rd, 2011 03:44 am (UTC)
Heee! So very glad that you like the story! Thank you!:)
Geneva2010geneva2010 on February 2nd, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
Your drawings are absolutely brilliant! You had me at the very first page, and the details next to the door. So many great drawings I just can't even begin to describe them. I loved the characters, especially Albus and Gellert - who had a wonderful, amazing smirk from the side view - he is up to absolutely NO GOOD!! Thank you, looking forward to more.

caladan_ddcaladan_dd on February 3rd, 2011 03:46 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm so very glad that you liked the story! And, heh, those two guys are most certainly up to no good. ;)

Thank you so much for your comment!
GMTHgmth on February 2nd, 2011 04:37 am (UTC)
Oh wow, SO AMAZING. Every frame is gorgeous. Eeeee, awesome! :-D
caladan_ddcaladan_dd on February 3rd, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
Heee! Thank you! I'm truly very glad that you like the story! And, as always, thank you for all your comments!
Venturous1venturous1 on February 2nd, 2011 04:47 am (UTC)
wow, this is wonderful! I adore the bottom panel on page 9, especially. BAMF young Dumbledore, it's about time we saw him
caladan_ddcaladan_dd on February 3rd, 2011 03:52 am (UTC)
LOL I had to google BAMF because I had no clue what it meant. And now it's my new favorite word.

I'm very glad that you like the story! And thank you!:)
(no subject) - venturous1 on February 3rd, 2011 12:08 pm (UTC) (Expand)