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+Rose in the Briar+

Hildesheim is home to the worlds oldest rose. They say it hides the doorway between this world and the next and the power of the dead is held in it's thorns. Jayke Schroder is new to the town and an encounter with the Rose gives him strange psychic powers. Why has he been given this gift and who is the spirit that haunts him? Warning - Will contain shounen-ai. That means boyxboy relationships. No likee no readee! Will also contain - Moderate swearing, violence and mature themes.


Planning to restart soon

Thanks to life just flinging loads of stuff at me this year I haven't been able to work much on this comic. However I'll hopefully be able to start work again in may after I've finished my uni deadlines and probably redraw/write some of the olf stuff as I go along since the artwork looks really crappy now that I've gone back to it.

posted by Shosetsu @ March 30th, 2009, 2:24 pm  -  1 comments

Slow posting

Well I haven't been as frequent as I'd like. This is mainly because I've been staying with my parents for most of the summer and have been abroad/working on other things for the rest of it. I also only have a laptop to work which makes digital artwork a bit rubbish and slooooow >.>

posted by Shosetsu @ July 30th, 2008, 6:07 pm  -  0 comments

Omg it's a new layout

Yes I wanted a page with a nice big banner on it so there ya go. I'll be posting the full banner image tomorrow.

posted by Shosetsu @ May 9th, 2008, 5:37 pm  -  0 comments

Inspiration and other facts

The idea for this entire comic is based on a documentary I watched about Salisbury cathedral. Basically it said that the gardeners had to be careful because the thorns on the rosebushes in the graveyard carried tetanus. I got similar stories about roses from my dad who used to be a gardener for a cathedral. And it got me thinking, what if the roses had a connection with the dead and gave you psychic powers if you pricked yourself on its thorns.

Hildesheim is a real place and the thousand year old rose is also real. It was a bit of a godsend really because it made an almost perfect setting for the story. Although I made up some of the stories and situations about the town and Cathedral, a lot of it has an element of truth to it. Germany is such an interesting place and I definitely want to go there one day.

Jayke was a character from an earlier story that I wrote with my friend Lora. He's changed slightly over the years but he's always been a miserable bastard, but as I've grown up he's become more cynical.

Maria was created specifically for this story. I wrote her part with the intention of balancing out Jayke's depression. Therefore she's the eternal optimist in the story as well as being able to give a lot of information about what's going on since she has a morbid fascination with the occult.

Music - Lately I've been introduced to Tokio Hotel. Some of their stuff is actually quite good and put me in a good mindset for drawing.

Languages - Also if anyone is fluent or semi fluent in German it would be great if you would contact me. Since I only know a tiny bit and have been too scared of getting it wrong and it would be pretty cool to have at least a bit of German included in the comic. Feel free to e-mail or PM me with any suggestions.

posted by Shosetsu @ May 4th, 2008, 8:26 am  -  0 comments

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