Introducing Mairon, maia of Aulė; better known by his stripper name, Sauron, Dark Lord of Middle Earth.
But that's later. For now, enjoy the baby pictures.
I realize I'm playing a little fast and loose with the Silmarillion lore here... Arda starts out flat and therefore doesn't have a core, and exactly how or when the maiar were created wasn't clear to me, so I'm not sure when this 'creation' takes place chronologically. And, obviously, I'm making some stuff up to fill in the gaps of what is known about Mairon in a way that makes sense to me. ^_^; This comic is based on a dream I had after reading the Silmarillion, and not the book canon itself.
___ I had a dream about the origins of Sauron/Mairon the Maiar, and his time spent in the service of Aulė the Smith. Now I am trying to put some of that dream-material into a comic.
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