NAAN of the non-Indian Bread kind

That’s right, folks! Legendary Beings Ara & Celi: World 1 is finally ripe for the public pickin’! Yes, it’s a considerable late post after my promises, but hey! It’s here! With lots of extra goodies!

STORY:

Apathetic and stubborn, Miyara Hoshihana has better problems to worry about than angels and devils duking it for the usual prize: the world. Unfortunately for her, her wants are going to be overridden for the good of all — whether she wants it or not. 

✫ The comic costs $3, not including shipping and handling. For S&H, you will need to provide your zip code for a better shipping price (since the costs go up and down depending on weight and/or location!). However the base S&H will be an additional $3. (Canadian costs will likely turn out higher.)

☽ There are delicious 32 pages in total, 29 consisting of comic goodness; some have been retouched in certain areas for better flow of a consistent art style, while other pages have been redone completely for the same purpose. Some tweaks to dialogue also abound, and two extra double-page spreads have been added! This chapter is not online (yet), at least not this version. It’ll be a long while before it’s posted, so this is your chance to start reading!

☼ You will get one free postcard with every purchase! The designs will be randomly selected by me from the pool I have. However, if there’s a specific design you absolutely have wanted for ever and ever, then go ahead and let me know!

In addition, every order for the first week will also get a free ATC! (Usually valued between 5-10 dollars.) I will draw, ink and color a character of your choice on the card! (If you want more than one, however, then you’ll have to pay for that extra card. We can discuss that at time of ordering!)

✫ Got any questions? Interested in reading the webcomic? Feel like talking about Tristan Tzara and the Dada movement? Just shoot an ask or an email at jadinerhine AT gmail DOT com! However in the event that you’re ready to order, just go here and fill out the handy dandy form!

Reblogs and/or likes are super appreciated! Thanks so much! 

Here’s a snippet of another A&C page I’m still working on! I think I’ve basically decided to just finish this chapter on inks + tones, and then just update at a set amount per week. It’d be nice to have a buffer for a while.
Every page has been lettered already, and some are inked while others are have been inked but are now in toning process!
This snippet? The page turned out exactly like I wanted and I really hope it impresses you guys when it unveils, as much as I love it :D

Here’s a snippet of another A&C page I’m still working on! I think I’ve basically decided to just finish this chapter on inks + tones, and then just update at a set amount per week. It’d be nice to have a buffer for a while.

Every page has been lettered already, and some are inked while others are have been inked but are now in toning process!

This snippet? The page turned out exactly like I wanted and I really hope it impresses you guys when it unveils, as much as I love it :D

bastete:

Un poco de variedad, finalmente. Parece que el rosa es lo mío, ultimamente…

MIRA LO QUE SOFÍA ME HIZO AAHHHH
I MEAN
LOOKIE LOOKIE AT THIS PRETTY ART THAT SOFÍA DID FOR ME
SO
UNEXPECTED.
/end capslock and continues flailing around
Go check out her comic and her deviantART (and her Tumblr ofc, but that’s shared with other people)— her stye is cartoony and expressive <3 I love seeing how she draws people!

bastete:

Un poco de variedad, finalmente. Parece que el rosa es lo mío, ultimamente…

MIRA LO QUE SOFÍA ME HIZO AAHHHH

I MEAN

LOOKIE LOOKIE AT THIS PRETTY ART THAT SOFÍA DID FOR ME

SO

UNEXPECTED.

/end capslock and continues flailing around

Go check out her comic and her deviantART (and her Tumblr ofc, but that’s shared with other people)— her stye is cartoony and expressive <3 I love seeing how she draws people!

About how long is Ara & Celi planned to be?

This is where you can tell I suck at planning: I’ve only written about twenty-five chapters, while the rest of my ideas for future chapters are right now just plot concepts. Specific points I want to hit, with certain characters I want to perhaps use or not.

I suppose when I hit the chapter 15 mark in the comic, I’ll start writing more chapters.

However, I do know how it ends and how I want it to end. It’s one of the few consistencies I’ve maintained in developing the story. Right down to the layout and style I’d wish to use when the time comes to draw it. I also know what do I need to write in order to get there. So you might say that if there comes a point when I feel I’ve reached the limits of how much I can tell about the A&C world, I’ll start making strides towards it.

So tl;dr answer is: it has 25 chapters written out with no clue on how long it’ll run/when it ends. Yet there’s an ending for it.

What's been your favorite part about working on Ara & Celi? Any fond memories of interactions with readers that you'd like to share? :,D

Definitely the world-building behind it! In the beginning, many, many years ago, Ara & Celi was pretty bare and typical of a magical girl story — complete with repetitive tropes that I stole from other series 8I I didn’t put much stock into the story itself, though I did for some characters. Ara, Celi and Anaka (another character still to be seen) are some who’ve gotten developed and re-developed since the start. Heck, Miyara herself was slightly solidified only a few years back after constant revisions!

But as I went along reading more about angelology and demonology (the study of angels and demons/devils), and learning more about different religions and the depiction of spiritual beings in each one, or lack of, I’ve found myself wanting to just basically write stories about these characters and how they see the world + showing the different representations of divine beings. That sounds fancy and not at all what’s currently happening in the comic now, but that’s my main goal. :D Figuring out details that work with characters’ personalities definitely is a fave part too, and part of world-building.

As for fond memories of interactions, ehhh >.> I have none. I get so few comments combined, that basically every single one is fondly remembered <3 I don’t even know an exact number of readers, since the site traffic software I have never seems to change its numbers, even on high hits days. I do always have a soft spot for my friend Meshia’s comments. She’s a big religion/spiritual-information/depictions person, so seeing hers make me laugh xD Especially about Celi, like going into certain situations and just blowing stuff up 8D

Thank you for this! <3 I love answering questions about A&C *q*

Another WIP! One goal I have this year (like every other year) is to try and churn out enough pages for A&amp;C so that we can finally go into Chapter 3 and beyond 8I;; I don&#8217;t know if I&#8217;ll be able to do it as fast as possible, because some of the next pages are detail-intensive! That&#8217;s on me though xD
The woman on the left, leaning on the wall, I love how she turned out. But I think she might be disproportionate to the rest on her level. That hat was the first hat I drew that turned out well ;__; (Usually they turn out blegh.)

Another WIP! One goal I have this year (like every other year) is to try and churn out enough pages for A&C so that we can finally go into Chapter 3 and beyond 8I;; I don’t know if I’ll be able to do it as fast as possible, because some of the next pages are detail-intensive! That’s on me though xD

The woman on the left, leaning on the wall, I love how she turned out. But I think she might be disproportionate to the rest on her level. That hat was the first hat I drew that turned out well ;__; (Usually they turn out blegh.)

WIP of current page of Ara &amp; Celi!
I started work on this one before MetaCon, so it&#8217;s been some months 8D;; I&#8217;ve been tinkering out some of the weird inking parts. This panel didn&#8217;t need much, though. (might fix that chin later xD) But I forgot this one had lots of crowds&#8230;so I had to go back, check to see if it all looked okay and continue inking the rest of the people. X_X;;

WIP of current page of Ara & Celi!

I started work on this one before MetaCon, so it’s been some months 8D;; I’ve been tinkering out some of the weird inking parts. This panel didn’t need much, though. (might fix that chin later xD) But I forgot this one had lots of crowds…so I had to go back, check to see if it all looked okay and continue inking the rest of the people. X_X;;

CCF 2013 by JadineR
Right! Comic Creators for Freedom is holding its donation drive once again!Webcomic creators come together to raise money by contributing a picture featuring one of their characters. The theme this year is Awkward School Photo! For one dollar, you can have the wallpaper collage featuring all these characters!It was slightly hard to decide who to use this year; on one hand, male characters were allowed, so that I meant I could offer up a pic with Kuruno for the collage. But, uh, within the current context/setting of Ara &amp; Celi, school photos ain&#8217;t possible in Japan. (As far as I know.) The only character for whom this made much more sense would be Tanare, who was raised mainly in the States. However, I already used her once XD (I have a thing about not trying to repeat too much.)Then there&#8217;s the fact that there was a male option&#8230;So really I just decided to wing it and use the sole remaining main character of the cast. Yes, there&#8217;s a reason behind the way he&#8217;s drawn. Yes, it will be told at one point in the comic&#8230;
[/horrifically slow with updates + story-telling]

CCF 2013 by JadineR

Right! Comic Creators for Freedom is holding its donation drive once again!

Webcomic creators come together to raise money by contributing a picture featuring one of their characters. The theme this year is Awkward School Photo! For one dollar, you can have the wallpaper collage featuring all these characters!

It was slightly hard to decide who to use this year; on one hand, male characters were allowed, so that I meant I could offer up a pic with Kuruno for the collage. But, uh, within the current context/setting of Ara & Celi, school photos ain’t possible in Japan. (As far as I know.) The only character for whom this made much more sense would be Tanare, who was raised mainly in the States. However, I already used her once XD (I have a thing about not trying to repeat too much.)

Then there’s the fact that there was a male option…So really I just decided to wing it and use the sole remaining main character of the cast. Yes, there’s a reason behind the way he’s drawn. Yes, it will be told at one point in the comic…

[/horrifically slow with updates + story-telling]

Celi digi-sketch by JadineR
Has it happened to anyone that if you don&#8217;t draw your original characters for a while, you tend to forget how some of their details look like?That happens to me once in while, but with Celi, I always end up changing something anytime I draw her when time has passed. XD Usually around the eyes or with her facial structure. So yeah, this sketch happened. I just wanted to draw her again while I&#8217;m coloring covers &lt;3At one point in December Legendary Beings Ara &amp; Celi will return to its laughably slow schedule. (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧ (I&#8217;d say sooner but anytime I determine a date for something, it never works out&#8230;oh, d&#8217;oh! Jinxed it. 8D)
Brush used for sketching from this person over here.

Celi digi-sketch by JadineR

Has it happened to anyone that if you don’t draw your original characters for a while, you tend to forget how some of their details look like?

That happens to me once in while, but with Celi, I always end up changing something anytime I draw her when time has passed. XD Usually around the eyes or with her facial structure. So yeah, this sketch happened. I just wanted to draw her again while I’m coloring covers <3

At one point in December Legendary Beings Ara & Celi will return to its laughably slow schedule. (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧ (I’d say sooner but anytime I determine a date for something, it never works out…oh, d’oh! Jinxed it. 8D)

Brush used for sketching from this person over here.

jadinerhine:

Ara and Celi Babies — New Year 2013 by =JadineR
I was supposed to have finished and put this up on New Year’s but my eyes needed a total break after pulling an extreme all-nighter on editing the minicomic x_x (3 pgs left…) So now it goes up. These are characters from my webcomic, Legendary Beings Ara &amp; Celi. I had this idea about 2 months ago: Ara (center), Celi (right) and Miyara (left) as babies &gt;3&gt; And it was going to be the first thing I drew this year. Therein lies the joke. A very bad joke, possibly. 8D Well, I pencilled it on the first, at least XDHope so far the year has been treating you all well. All *counts* 3 days of it.WAIT it’s only been 3 days?! Why does it feel like more?! *sense of time severely whacked*Anyway, hope you enjoy the cuteness ^^

*whistles while shamelessly reblogs own art again so everyone remembers what she still tries to do*

jadinerhine:

Ara and Celi Babies — New Year 2013 by =JadineR

I was supposed to have finished and put this up on New Year’s but my eyes needed a total break after pulling an extreme all-nighter on editing the minicomic x_x (3 pgs left…) So now it goes up.

These are characters from my webcomic, Legendary Beings Ara & Celi. I had this idea about 2 months ago: Ara (center), Celi (right) and Miyara (left) as babies >3> And it was going to be the first thing I drew this year. Therein lies the joke. A very bad joke, possibly. 8D Well, I pencilled it on the first, at least XD

Hope so far the year has been treating you all well. All *counts* 3 days of it.

WAIT it’s only been 3 days?! Why does it feel like more?! *sense of time severely whacked*


Anyway, hope you enjoy the cuteness ^^

*whistles while shamelessly reblogs own art again so everyone remembers what she still tries to do*