flying through clouds of uncertainty on wings of existential dread
Do people mostly know this one? I’m never sure – I’ve drawn a few versions of it over the years in a few media, plus drawings of Lyra riding Bjorn in His Dark Materials, and they were always kind of a hit, but I never know if that’s because everyone just likes girls riding bears. Which, fair, same.
Anyhoo, it’s another enchanted prince variation – the girl rides off with the prince to stay a year and a day in his castle, fucks up by using a candle to see what he looks like at night when he’s human (very Psyche and Eros), and he’s snatched away to a troll castle where she has to follow him and save him.
I LOVE it. Young girl on a quest, check. She’s the heroine and he’s mostly along for the ride, check. She uses various homely skills as part of her strategy to save him, check check. It’s all a delight.
Also, I really really wanted to put the little Robber Girl in Sami dress back when I did the Lovers, but I wasn’t going to tie an indigenous culture to horrible abusive possibly cannibalistic robbers, so I’m delighted to have an uncomplicatedly heroic character who makes sense for it instead.
Places to buy stuff!
Did I miss something? I think that’s everything.
What’s making me happy this week: