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) **(Though Gina may change her mind again. There’s no way to be sure.)