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Kindling Prologue: Pages 1 - 15 by DeannaEchanique Kindling Prologue: Pages 1 - 15 by DeannaEchanique
ALL MY BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS

I introduce you to Kindling, my new project starting in 2012.

This is a paid comic, what I've been slaving over the last few weeks (and why Macchina has been oh so slow). Kindling will be a weekly webcomic, running concurrently with La Macchina Bellica (fear not, Macchina shall continue!!).

This is the prologue - the first 15 pages to introduce you to the world of Kindling.

Description from the writer:

In the world of Kindling, civilization as we know it perished in a global cataclysm that buried humanity beneath the snows of a generations-long winter. Spring has finally come. Set in the American Southwest, Kindling chronicles a group of survivors as they contend with the dangers of the new world and endeavor to rebuild.

You can check out the homepage at [link] and follow KindlingComic on twitter for updates!

Jason (my fantastic writer) really pushed my limits on Kindling - I had to learn very quickly architecture and backgrounds, which for a very long time was my weakest point in comics. I'm forever grateful for his story, which made me look at my process and my work critically, and strive to improve it.
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:iconclareainstalis:
Clareainstalis Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really cool!
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it :) The comic updates every Tuesday
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goldenavatar Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
It looks like an interesting comic. I hope you don't mind, but I went ahead and added it to thewebcomiclist dot com. You can make whatever changes to the profile here.
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:icondeannaechanique:
DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the heads up!! :D
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goldenavatar Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Thanks for the free comic.
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:icondeannaechanique:
DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome! I post updates to this account every tuesday (or on the website: [link] )
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Grey-Terminal Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I cant find words for this.
Its a fantastic drawn Comic!!!
>w<
(sorry for bad english)
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:icondeannaechanique:
DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! The ongoing story will be starting in June, please look out for it! :)
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yulian1126 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing work! I cant wait to see more!
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:icondeannaechanique:
DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Stay tuned to the site or the KindlingComic twitter (if you're into twitter) - the comic will air in 2012! The writer and I are starting to work on the character designs and chapter one this month :3
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phishfulofasha Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Um... your 'o's look like 'u's. It's really off-putting. The art's fantastic, the idea's brilliant, and the title is so resonant and powerful. But you NEED to change that font. It's awful.
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
If it's just the uppercase O's looking like U's, it's easy enough to fix in Photoshop (I kind of liked the personality of the typewriter - its an IBM Correcting Selectric III from the 1970's)
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phishfulofasha Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Either way is fine, it's really only that which is a problem.
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:icondeannaechanique:
DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for your input! :D
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:icondeannaechanique:
DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
It's the nature of the typewriter (i used a typewriter and scanned it). I will pass this on to the writer.
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Albaharu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful work T.T i can imagine the long time you used to do such awesome comic T-T
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:icondeannaechanique:
DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :3 it was quite an endeavor!
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:iconmedievallass:
medievallass Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! This looks very intense. Your art is lovely both in scope and intimacy. Good luck and fun with the project!

Hayley :floating:
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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medievallass Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome :hug:

Hayley :floating:
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Mila-Valentine Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am sooo looking foward to it! I know your work it's been some years and I am so excited to see something new with your quality in it ♥~ Good luck with this project!
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm pretty excited about it!
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Minaruis Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Honestly...I saw the drawing when you posted it, and I was amazed. I already said, the drawings, the story, and the magnificents connections between the panels, original and beautiful...A really great work !
But the colorization...I don't like it. I imagined it in more sepia tones, and with a darker "ambiance". I wish I had more time, I'll be glad to paint it myself. It's been a long time I didn't made a digital painting, but it'll be an honor to try to offer my version. Maybe, could-I try it on only a few panels ? Would-it bother you ?
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
No problem- if you want to try it yourself go ahead!
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buttermuffin Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
GURL.

I can't

This is fucking BEAUTIFUL.
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:icondeannaechanique:
DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
THANKS GURL
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mesarthim2 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
God, guy in hat, why aren't you putting that perfectly good scrap lumber on the fire instead of tearing up the irreplacable guide to basic mechanics. HUMANS, I SWEAR

Gorgeous, though. Your colors are an interesting contrast to the bleak content. Though the world doesn't seem 'The Road' levels of dead; I'm guessing there are still seasons, but the ice age is back with a vengeance?
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KindlingComic Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
I'd go with the explanation that the trio doesn't have an ax, so the bigger scraps are hard to get in the fireplace. Plus, they have no idea a new dark age is coming. 

The prologue covers the slip of the world into the generations-long winter. El Largo Invierno, The Long Winter. Seasons, at least in higher latitude climates, probably did disappear entirely for a while. You can see the beginnings of snow falling on Miami on page 10. 

Chapter One picks up as spring finally returns however. The world of Kindling isn't dying but full of returning life and potential. Survival is much less "the Road" and more "Island of the Blue Dolphins" or "Swiss Family Robinson." Less running from cannibals (though still some), and more building sweet forts out of the old world's detritus. 
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mesarthim2 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Both wholly reasonable. And good, good; it's the aftermath of these things that's always the most interesting parts! (I have, for ten years, been seeing people refer to every post-apocalyptic media thing as either being 'the future we'll definitely have in two years,' sometimes with 'except less cheerful'.)

Looking forward to the rest of the comic!
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
The scrap lumber is covered in snow and ice, and thus would not be good on the fire (as it is wet).

The meteor strikes caused forest fires in siberia. The smoke from that as well as the dust kicked up from the impact caused a winter, which in turn caused global cooling - at least that is my "I watch too many documentaries" take on it :3
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mesarthim2 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Reasonable. DOES THIS MEAN BIG OL GLACIERS

CAN I SKI ACROSS TEXAS
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Angie-Chan070707 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved the little preview you sent along with the book, and it looks so awesome in color! <3
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DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!! :D I love it! so glad i got it done, LOL
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cap-o-rushes Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
You are a wizard. The End.
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:icondeannaechanique:
DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm a Slytherin! :D
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Aubrace Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Student
:D This looks AMAZING! Congratulations to both you and your writer on its beginnings, and I can't WAIT to read more!
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:icondeannaechanique:
DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D We'll begin work on the character designs and chapter 1 in January! :D
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Aubrace Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Student
:D!!
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goggie Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
the flow of the panels makes me weak at the knees :heart: I can't wait to start reading!
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:icondeannaechanique:
DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
<3 thank you!
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Indygo-Janna Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This...this is...there are no words for the awesome that this is.
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:icondeannaechanique:
DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D I'm so happy with it!
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bandielove Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
this is going to be added to the "comics i have to check up on a weekly period" list :love: it looks fantastic, and I'm glad you feel yourself growing with your art work
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:icondeannaechanique:
DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes! This project was so challenging and out of my comfort zone - I'm glad I was able to pull it off and learn something in the process!
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turtletamer328 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
ASDF. ALSDJFLASIDF. ASKLDGJLAKFJGLSDKFGJSDLFK. Oh my god. This is beautiful. I'm so excited! Your artwork is fabulously gorgeous. I can't even---
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:icondeannaechanique:
DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much darling!! <3
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Oh-BLEEP Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
I remember this~
It looks great colored! :heart:
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:icondeannaechanique:
DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D Oh god, I spent so long coloring..!!
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Anoki-Doll Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks intense. I love stuff like this.
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:icondeannaechanique:
DeannaEchanique Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome! :D I love the story- I'm so glad Jason asked me to illustrate this!
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