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In our last list we mentioned we were going to be doing Jorinda & Joringel after the conclusion of The 12 Huntsmen, but ended up going with Sweetheart Roland. A few folks have asked us why we chose to change the story lineup.
This was a development issue that started encroaching on the time sensitivity of the work. I (Gina) kept working on designs for Jorinda and Joringel and nothing was meshing. The script wasn’t coming together. I was hating everything I was coming up with, and time was running out to get something started. After a while I went back to my fairy tale collections and started rereading tales, looking for inspiration. Sweetheart Roland immediately struck me and I was able to write up an adaptation easily and hammer out some character designs that I found fun and enjoyable to draw.
I discussed the choice with the other Erstwhile artists and agreed to change the story. Then we figured out the other stories we wanted to include in the eventual book three print collection. We may eventually revisit the idea of Jorinda and Joringel, but not for a while. Here is the list of stories to expect after Sweetheart Roland is completed.
The Leftovers (Louisa)
The Ungrateful Son (Louisa)
The Wolf & the Seven Kids (Elle)
Princess Mouseskin (Gina)
Elle will be at Rose City Comic Con in Portland, OR this weekend, September 20-21, 2014. She’s going to be at Table G-11 in the Artist Alley with copies of Erstwhile and other comic goodies! Make sure to stop by her booth for happiness and fairy tales!
We’re going to be making some more appearances at conventions this month! If you’re going to be at these events please be sure to stop by our booths and say hello! We will be happy to sign your copies of Erstwhile or sell you ones if you don’t have them yet!
LOUISA will be at two events.
August 22-24 – Montreal – Otakuthon (table Premium 234)
August 28-31 – Toronto – Fan Expo (table A159 in the Artist Alley, South Building)
GINA will be at one event.
August 28 – September 1 – Altanta, GA – Dragon*Con
Each of the Erstwhile artists will be attending a convention this coming weekend (Memorial Day). Gina will be at MomoCon in Atlanta, GA, Elle will be at FANIME in San Jose, CA, and Louisa will be at Anime North in Toronto, Canada all this coming Memorial day weekend (THIS WEEKEND). We hope to see you at our booths!