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).
And here we are at the end of the 4th story of Collector of Fairytales series. Hope you enjoyed reading it and discovering facts generaly unknown to the public about devils, saints, summer celebrations and countryside wells.
I appologize if the story turned "noir" halfway, this is how the original fairytales were supposed to be, dark and frightening but also educative. And I hope it achieved all the points above.
Next up, a background story and some preview pages of "Pig's Tale", a teaser, because I won't be running the story on smackjeeves.
The comic panels were set out really well, and I love all the etching and vivid use of contrast, it makes for a very cool comic! And the story was good too, I'd never heard of a devil hiding down a well before, very intersting!
@Sam: Thank you, I try to bring out unusual stories to paper. Devils and their trickster personality are something I plan on doing another story about, sometime. They're very very different from devils in western stories.