So, I started dreaming about Silmarillion stuff back during Chanukah…
One of those great, super-vivid, uninhibited brain-juice dreams that you have when you read something intense and then can’t quite sleep afterwards. Anyway, I had a dream about the origins of Sauron/Mairon the Maiar, and his time spent in the service of Aulë the Smith. And I wanted to make it into a comic.
I’ve tried to keep the character designs similar, at least, to the way they showed up in my head (it’s hard for me to go directly from dream-stuff to comics).
I want to explore some of the empty margins in the history of these characters, simply because there is a lot about Middle Earth theology that frustrates me a great deal, and I feel like the motivations of a lot of the 'dark' characters are not explored in the books at all (or at least, not to my satisfaction). So this is my sort of self-indulgent, mini "Paradise Lost" for the Silmarillion. XD
Here’s the first page. It’s been a few years since I last tried my hand at drawing comics and it is like trying to bench press an angry gorilla. @__@
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: FINISH A PROJECT OR DIE