Eithalica Quadruple Planet
Niavai the Yalengem

Soon to be an epic graphic novel …

On Eithalica, time sleeps beneath a sky of tree-leaves, and men of strange tongue walk with Yalengem, a race of luminescent sages.

Neither squire Lorkan nor his Yalengem friend, Niavai, know how to restore peace to their war-torn kingdom, or calm the ailed groaning of the forest. But Niavai is sure the long lost Chetnum Empire knew—by warding off the spirits lurking in the shadows.

When the spirits rise to snare Eithalica in living nightmares, Lorkan resolves to follow Niavai and recover the ancient knowledge. But their search becomes a pathless suffering in enemy lands on a distant moon; a titanic strain on Lorkan’s will, and on his faith in Yalengem.

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  1. petermarkley
    #EithalicaMicroblog For the first time ever, I can count exactly how many tasks lie between me and beginning the storyboarding process—and I have a confident understanding of each task.

    Hoping to start storyboards in the next few months.
  2. petermarkley
    #EithalicaMicroblog One of the hardest aspects of art development for Eithalica is the amount of physical detail I’m putting in the canon of the story world, and tracking for continuity.

    I want to mock up the dimensions/layout of every room, building, & environment in CGI.
  3. petermarkley
    #EithalicaMicroblog I have a Skarl Forest CGI environment! It’s likely going to yield direct assets in the illustrations of the novel (not just drawing ref).

    Next I’m going to redo some 7-year-old promo artwork to flex all the newest resources & techniques I’ve developed.
  4. petermarkley
    #EithalicaMicroblog I got diverted from making puppets to some much needed restoration of the quadruple planet CGI model.

    Now that’s done, it comes to my attention that the website is woefully out of date.

    But that must wait while I get back to puppets for a while.