Here’s another early version of Second Quest that bears little similarity to today’s nearly-finished graphic novel.
secondquestcomic:

As the fiction expanded, we moved into more traditional comic forms.  In this flashback sequence, we began to imagine what it would feel like to live your whole life in a floating city.  How would it shape your sense of the world?  What theories and desires might develop in such isolation?

Here’s another early version of Second Quest that bears little similarity to today’s nearly-finished graphic novel.

secondquestcomic:

As the fiction expanded, we moved into more traditional comic forms.  In this flashback sequence, we began to imagine what it would feel like to live your whole life in a floating city.  How would it shape your sense of the world?  What theories and desires might develop in such isolation?

secondquestcomic:


The earliest version of Second Quest was this three-part vertical composition, similar in length to an episode of David’s webcomic, A Lesson Is Learned But The Damage Is Irreversible.  It was meant to further critique the series by imagining Zelda’s perspective as she was inducted into the ‘cult’ of the Goddess, descending from Sky to Ground to Underground.  At this point, it was more illustrated poem than comic.

secondquestcomic:

The earliest version of Second Quest was this three-part vertical composition, similar in length to an episode of David’s webcomic, A Lesson Is Learned But The Damage Is Irreversible.  It was meant to further critique the series by imagining Zelda’s perspective as she was inducted into the ‘cult’ of the Goddess, descending from Sky to Ground to Underground.  At this point, it was more illustrated poem than comic.

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David Hellman (of A Lesson Is Learned, Braid, and Second Quest!) did this terrific incentive cover for Issue 7.  That issue is out TOMORROW :0

I painted this variant cover for issue 7 of the fantastical Ryan North’s Midas Flesh comic book! Something bad is happening to King Midas, that’s why his face is like that.

midasflesh:

David Hellman (of A Lesson Is Learned, Braid, and Second Quest!) did this terrific incentive cover for Issue 7.  That issue is out TOMORROW :0

I painted this variant cover for issue 7 of the fantastical Ryan North’s Midas Flesh comic book! Something bad is happening to King Midas, that’s why his face is like that.

secondquestcomic:

David created this landscape in response to my essay, inviting viewers to ‘travel by eyeball’.  His image suggested just the sort of open, evocative world missing from recent Zeldas, the kind we were both dying to explore.

secondquestcomic:

David created this landscape in response to my essay, inviting viewers to ‘travel by eyeball’.  His image suggested just the sort of open, evocative world missing from recent Zeldas, the kind we were both dying to explore.

Two ways

Two ways

pigeon person

pigeon person

a drawing for when things are fine

a drawing for when things are fine

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