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April 9, 2008
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Guardians by akeli Guardians by akeli
:pointl::bulletyellow: -- [link] -- | :bulletred:GUARDIANS:bulletred: | -- [link] -- :bulletyellow::pointr:
---------------start from the beginning--------------
Don't give up
Because you want to burn bright
If darkness blinds you
I...I will shine to guide you
- groban

Issue 1 Cover

+16 hours at least, I'm sure. This is the first picture I actually spent this much time on, and I think the process was good for me. :) I will be re-vamping the first two pages also, ;)

Kotu and Guardians are copyright to Lauren Makena aka :iconakeli:

Intro Page 1&2: [link]
Intro Page 3&4: [link]
Intro Page 5&6:
Page 1: [link]

EDIT: // New logo test. I might use this, but for now I need a skinnier cover anyway. I'll update this one more time, probably a long time from now, before I print. I want to fix the fur texture and by then maybe I'll decide on a logo.

EDIT 2 :// Testing a new logo.... Critiques appreciated.
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NyotaHyena Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014

I'm such a sucker for stories with big cats, elemental magic, or fascinating lore. So when I saw that this comic had all three, I was thrilled to start reading, and it did not disappoint! The lore is fascinating, the characters are all enjoyable, and the plot is very interesting! Easily one of my favorite stories, and I cannot wait until you get it finished and published!

I think my favorite character is Tao; I just love his personality. He's so funny! XD And plus my favorite cats are cheetahs, so that's a bonus. Kotu and Akeli are super adorable as well; Akeli's line of "Go, blue fuzzy, go!" just cracked me up. I can't wait to find out what happens to them!

I do have a question, though. I'm also making a big cat story starring a cheetah, a snow leopard, and a clouded leopard, with a Siberian tiger antagonist. I've been working on this story since before I even read this comic, and I assure you, the plot is completely different as well as the characters' personalities and identities (plus there are no powers in my story, just war. Also it's not a comic, it's a novel series). Will the similarities between our protagonists and antagonists be a problem for you? I promise I never meant to rip off your characters!

Also another question...will this comic be in a single volume, or will it be a series with more than one volume?

Awesome cover, by the way. The logo looks fantastic!

DragonCat2000 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Very detailed work! LOVE IT
ChibiTrollziffy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
Definitely need to read this :D
Pschokid Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally I found you again!
salem20 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
que lindo, uma das artes mais maravilhosas que ja vi <3
ChaosOfGods Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Photographer
Beautiful work. I love his eyes and the details are very nice.
XXStigerstar Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow. This cover stunned me (in a good way.) It made me want to read your comic amidiatley. And with leopards and good drawings like this, i think im going to start now.
AkashaSpirit Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
wow so amazing ur a really great artist :)
deewasomechick Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing cover. ;3;
wangqr Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
whoa, awesome cat is awesome!!! xD this is amazing man!
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