The action taking place in Vallachia (nowadays the southern part of Romania)in the 19th century, reveals a magical world lost to us, a world filled with superstitions and magical beasts unlike anything one's ever seen... Discover this world of fairytales through the eyes of Mihai Deleanu.
Also watch for the author's comments on key pages. A lot of related topics are explained in depth
UPDATES EVERY SUNDAY WITH 2 PAGES STARTING MAY 2011.
25 years old, graduated from University of Architecture and Urban Planning "Ion Mincu" Bucharest, Romania, currently studying for her master degree in Restoration of Historical Monuments and Sites. Passionate about historical studies and avid manga reader decided in 2009 to start a series set in the 19th century Principalities of Valachia and Moldavia (to later unite in 1859 and to become the Kingdom of Romania several years later).
group picture of the Deleanu family and household gathered together on their estate for a hunting party in 1857.
From left to right, background (standing) line:
Ana Stan (housegirl, daughter of Dumitru Stan), Dumitru Stan (administrator of the domain), Mihaela Filipescu (Mika)*, Catrina (chief cook and Mihai's wetnurse)*, Artur Partrascu (family friend), Mihai Deleanu*, Elena Deleanu (3rd wife of Grigore Deleanu), Grigore Deleanu, Dan Deleanu, Sofia Teleki-Deleanu (fiancee of Dan Deleanu), Toader Apetrei (stableboy), Vasilica Nicoara (Lica, housegirl/maid)*, father Luca (village priest)*, Ileana Niculae (Leana, second cook/maid),
From left to right, foreground line: Niculae Stan (Nica, son of administrator), Mara Stan (2nd daughter of administrator), Mihail Deleanu, Maria Otilia Deleanu (girl with hat in the middle, daughter of Grigore and Elena Deleanu), Mina, Pavel and Petru Apetrei(kids on the barrel, housekids, relatives of Toader Apetrei).
Dogs from left to right.
Ela, Tica (the playful one), Cleo**, Rex, Pache
* made an appearance in Water Rites
** Mihai's dog, made an appearance in Fairie's Dance
All in all 21 characters and 5 dogs, drawn on A3 paper and inked traditionally
Not really, Some of them made an appearance in Water Rites , some will most likely be featured in following stories. I tried to put a name to some generic crowd/audience characters I draw/drew
I....I'm speechless about comic spotlight.
I have no idea how I got it or how it works for one comic to get it, BUT I WANT TO THANK WHOEVER DID THIS FOR COLLECTOR OF FAIRYTALES!!
Means a lot for me and the comic of course!