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About Varied / Professional Astra Crompton32/Female/Canada Groups :iconweaponry-academy: Weaponry-Academy
...a pirate's life for me!
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Toxic 6
So, I forgot to post the cover to this bonus comic before I started posting pages, so I guess I'll have to post that at the end.

There are 17 pages in this comic, and then we're onto the proper Chapter 6 pages (which is scripted for 35 pages). I'm working on more bonus material for the print chapters too. :) Have you been checking out the bonus Tarot cards on my DeviantART (tarorae) or Tumblr (astracrompton)?

Lots in the works!
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Uphelios Tarot - Bones template
Bones is the suit of sanguine or blood, passion, action, and fire. (Compare to Earth's Wands suit)
In the Uphelios Tarot, Bones is represented by Dreadnaught's crew.
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Toxic 5
Daddy del Vandros...

In print chapter 4 updates, there are only 4 pages to go in the print volume! I'm actually beginning work on the print volume for Chapter 5 as well, as Toxic is going to be part of that book. I'll update you all on further developments as I've got more news.
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Toxic 4
Break & Enter...

I have an update on the Chapter 4 Print Volume! I have successfully completed all of the bonus pages, and ended up creating some fun new things that I hope you'll enjoy, including an alternate start for the comic, if the story had begun with Blade or Gun instead of Arrow. I've also got some more world building fun in there, some Q&A with the characters, and some new illustrations. The only thing left is the last few pages of the shading on the bonus comic for Glittering Clouds. I hope to have it ready for print by the end of April. I'll keep you all posted.

I also have decided to start including some of the Uphelios Tarot deck as part of the bonus material in the remaining print volumes. This will allow for some fancy illustrations, some world-building, and some cameos from story characters. It also means that the immense task of doing 72 illustrations all on my lonesome becomes incredibly more feasible. And, surprisingly, working on the Tarot again has helped break me out of my Weaponry funk!  For a preview: www.deviantart.com/art/Uphelio… (or on tumblr: astracrompton.tumblr.com/)

I'm happy to announce that I have finished scripting Toxic (which will run 17 pages + cover, which I forgot to do when I started posting these pages, so that will have to come as a bonus at the end of these pages). I also finished scripting Chapter 6: Call of the Siren, which will resume as soon as Toxic is finished. You may be pleased to hear that there will be 2 sexy scenes coming up, as well as some key plot development (and a swath of other pirate cameos).

Thanks for sticking with me! I've got lots of fun stuff on the way!
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Uphelios Tarot - Major Arcana template
As part of my work on the printed volume bonus material for Weaponry, I resumed working on the Tarot deck again, and suprisingly it helped break me out of the Weaponry-related funk I have been in for the last....many months. I've decided that I'll include the major arcana and some of the face cards in with the print volumes as this will help break up an otherwise overwhelmingly large project and will allow me to get the deck done. My goal is when the comic is all finished, I'll print up the full deck of the cards, and that will likely be a perk that goes along with printing the final books.

For now, here is the Major arcana background. the colour theme for the Major Arcana was royal purple. This design is a bit more simple than the suit cards (which seems strangely backwards) but since I intend these face cards to be more complex, it makes sense to allow them to shine through in their focus.
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  • Listening to: Legend of the Quill Prelude
  • Reading: Legend of the Quill ~ Astra Crompton
  • Watching: Red Dwarf
  • Playing: Zodiac (on Gaia Online)
  • Eating: Stuffed Pablano Pepper
  • Drinking: Cherry Blossom Tea
Hello, hello, hello!

After a mad-cap pace and gruelling schedule, which may have permanently bloodshot my eyes I am happy to report:

Legend of the Quill is ready for print!

For those of you who read First Born, this is the next book in the Ul-Zaorith world, and the start of an epic high fantasy trilogy!

The book clocks in at just over 440 pages, and is illustrated by yours truly. It will be released at this time only in soft cover. The selling price is only $25 and you can pre-order your copy here: www.astracrompton.com/legendof…

If you're outside of the Victoria area and would still like to order a copy, please send me a message and I can get a shipping estimate for you. I will be basing my initial order numbers off of the Pre-Order interest, so if you want one, now is the time to get in on this great deal! I'll be signing and doing a sketch in each copy for the Pre-Order, and you'll get a limited edition bookmark to go along with it, so please do order a copy!

For those who aren't familiar with Quill:
This is an epic high fantasy, in the tradition of saga stories. If you like books like The Malazan Book of the Fallen, or Lord of the Rings, or The Eternal Champion, you will probably like my book. It does contain some scenes that may be too graphic for young or sensitive readers. Buckle in for magic, sword fights, ancient prophecies and mischievous Demons -- all set in a unique and fresh setting with new races and cultures for you to explore. I've spent 15 years building this world, with history, languages, maps, flora, fauna, gods and magics, so I truly hope you'll take a chance on me and read The Prophet's Tale, Book One: Legend of the Quill.

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Astra Crompton
Artist | Professional | Varied
Canada
Astra was born and raised in Victoria, Canada. An only child, she found ways of entertaining herself through self-taught drawing, singing, sewing, painting, writing and creating worlds for her numerous stories. The majority of Astra's art features her original fantasy characters, from Steampunk to sci-fi to high medieval fantasy genres. She is a published author for her Ul-Zaorith novels, runs multiple web comic projects, and hopes to someday put out the related table-top role-playing game Ul-Zaorith: Otherworlds for which she is already working on illustrations and writing. She also freelances for children's books illustrations, book cover design, tattoo design, game design, clothing modification and creation, and character illustration.

Current Residence: Canada/Ul-Zaorith
Favourite genre of music: alternative, contemporary, classic rock, classical, etc.
Favourite style of art: strong line-art, soft colour, dynamic manga,
Operating System: PC
MP3 player of choice: Winamp: tried, tested and true.
Favourite cartoon character: Zuko & Iroh, Jessica Rabbit, Nightwing, Wiccan & Hulkling,
Personal Quote: What is to give light must first endure burning.
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d-a-price Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!!!
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tarorae Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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PersephonesDaughter Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!Party birthday cake Homer Simpson Party Hard Gif Icon 
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tarorae Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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eProductSales Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday!!  *wohhooo*  :party:  Hope yours is awesome!  :heart: :cake:
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tarorae Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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eProductSales Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
:heart:
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RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
In a short time hence, may you have a most happy birthday, for that is the day that you descended upon the Earth in a shower of lightening! :D (Big Grin)  Also, have delicious Have your cake and eat it too that day!
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
An early happy b-day wish to u, my dear lady :)
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zenphoenixa Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astra dear! Hello! :D :D Lovely to see you again, it's been many... years *gulp* XD;; I still fondly remember drawing Ahddy for you. :) It's great to see you've kept busy over the past years developing your awesome art and story! Thankyou for stopping by and checking out my latest offerings. :D
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