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18th-Dec-2005 08:37 pm - I Come Bearing Gifts...
I thought what better way to introduce myself then with some CC icons to share.

I live in the UK and have been trying, for what seems like an age to get hold of a copy of Courtney Crumrin. Amazon were of no use, so I found a local Comic shop who ordered and imported it in to the UK for me. I am now waiting on The Coven of Mystics and of course The Twilight Kingdom.

What can I say? They are brilliant on so many levels...

Anyway, as promised here are some icons (full set under the cut)


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25th-Nov-2005 07:10 pm - theory?

Now, maybe this is so bleeding obvious that I'm the last person to "get it". ::looks up:: "Whoa, the sky is blue!?!?!?". Or maybe - rather likely - I'm completely off base and making this up out of my own head.

OK, I was rereading the comics this afternoon and had this insight: is Aloysius descended from the Twilight King?

It was the dialog where the Twilight King is telling Constance that his wife had decided to remain in the shrinking wild places of the upper world, and that's he's searched but never found her, and also that some of his daughters had scorned him and others went in search of their mother, and had not returned. So it's very possible his wife or one of his daughters could be: Ravanna.

So then we have the story of the founding of the coven, and of Ravanna . . . who's rather odd. The settlers found Ravanna already living there, on Col. Crumrin's land (but not in the house proper). She taught the others witchcraft, but seemed to have a natural talent for it herself, which she passed on to her son Nicholas (and we assume to Aloysius and Courtney, although it seems to have skipped a few generations here and there). It also mentions she outlived the others by a good twenty years, and we know that Aloysius is so old that Courtney's dad isn't even exactly certain how they're related, and that he's unusually strong and agile for his age (in the fight vs. Tommy Rawhead).

The Night Things refer to humans as "mortals", but they are mortal too, in that they can be killed or badly wounded. The Night Things retreated from the upper world because the wild places were dwindling. What if their life was somehow connected to this? A Night Thing who remained above might very well age and eventually die, although at a slower rate than a normal human.

The other thing that made me think is that the Crumrins are all drawn with an extremely strong family resemblance. The resemblance is slight in Courtney's dad and Courtney, but this may be because of the skipping generation things, and also because Courtney herself is drawn more stylized in relation to the other characters. The point of this is that Aloysius and the Twilight King are draw to resemble each other rather closely, esp. if you compare the younger Aloysius from "Portrait". And unlike a lot of artists, Ted Naifeh is very, very good at depicting faces, he doesn't rely on stock faces like a lot of mainstream comic artists. If there's a physical resemblance, there's probably a darn good reason for it.

Then there's the question of that dilly bag or amulet which he retreived in "Portrait" and has showed up before. Not even a hint as to what that is, but it must be something unusually special (why would he be interested in something so plain when it seems like most magic users go for showiness - like Templeton's gun?)

Now I realize that some of this is pure conjecture, and that a warlock's age could be extended by spells and not Night Thing ancestry. Still, it seems as good an idea as any, and might even explain why Aloysius (and Courtney!) has such a way with Night Things and seems to in many cases like them better than people.
25th-Oct-2005 05:53 pm - Aloysius icons
I'm bored so I made these, the images are from 'Portrait' since there seems to be a lack of young aloysius icons.

20th-Oct-2005 08:15 am(no subject)
Some O' This
One of my roommates, Morri, has gone colorbar-crazy. Naturally, I took advantage of this and talked him into making me a Courtney colorbar. He made me two of them, plus two Night Things colorbars and an Uncle A colorbar.
It seemed only fair to share. Under the cut is the small version of the Aloysius colorbar (50x350). If you click it, it'll take you to Morri's Courtney-icon page. He has two sizes of each colorbar available, plus some icons he made for me a while back.

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If you take anything, credit should be given to dr_schreber, and if you'd like to email him or comment here, it would make him very happy.

ETA: Whoops! He went and changed the URL on me. The link is now fixed! Try again if you weren't able to get to the page before. Sorry for any confusion.
19th-Oct-2005 07:50 pm - Courtney Crumrin Movie
They've let out some more details about the plot of the movie.
13th-Oct-2005 09:17 am(no subject)
I was poking around on onipress.com, the website of the publishing company that brings us Courtney (check it out- lotsa fun stuff there. free comics, even!) and I found this article... enjoy!
13th-Oct-2005 12:44 am - More icons and... stuff.
o rly?
So, is it bad that I sort of want this? Because I have no idea what I'd do with one.

Anyway, there are more icons under the cut.

Kind of a Whitman's sampler...Collapse )

Bonus: an interview with Ted Naifeh that I ran across awhile back. It includes this wonderful comment: "... your typical successful comic is colorful, high-energy, and sexy. Courtney is none of these things (although I think Uncle Aloysius is pretty hot for an old guy)."

In other words, I maintain that it's totally acceptable to have a major crush on Uncle A.
12th-Oct-2005 11:20 am - Aloysius icons

I knocked a few out last night (obviously I only had one pic to work with). Credit ("Ghostgecko") is polite but not required, feel free to further mess with them, change the colors, add text, etc. Also, if anyone has an idea or a request, sing out.

Smooth gradient colored

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10th-Oct-2005 11:10 pm - Icons?
WalterSeras by dasaod
Does anyone have any Aloysius Crumrin icons? I'm referring to how he looks in Courtney Crumrin, not the prequel, which I unfortunately did not read yet. (I'm looking forward to it.) I really have a great love for Uncle Aloysius; he's such a wonderful combination of sternness and silence and truth and feeling.
9th-Oct-2005 11:54 am(no subject)
author: Nightspore
source material: “A Portrait of the Warlock as a Young Man” by Ted Naifeh
disclaimer: What circle of hell is reserved for Those Who Use Other's Creations As Their Own (and make them do naughty things)? Whichever one it is, there I shall go.
author’s note: The prose is supposed to be purple. Also slash warning, blah, blah, blah.

Thaumaturgia est Anima. Magic is Life.Collapse )
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