9.11.21

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I now have The Sanctuary Merch up on Redbubble! From hats to tees, stickers to mugs, grab your goodies to show your love of The Sanctuary comic!



1.11.21

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17.10.21

14.10.21

The Dominion



 


The Dominion Symbol

In the 1990's when creating my comic, I eventually got the idea for the bad guys name, The Dominion, inspired by a Manga I had on VHS called Dominion. 

(I loved THIS scene SO hard)






I made Brutallica the leader of The Dominion until Darkfire emerges - more on that though when Origins is released.




Comic Art Musings

Reptile vs Terrak


Most of the artwork for the stories I did as a teenager - not for public consumption but purely for my own joy of it - so I used other characters like Marvel's Venom as I was going through a Venom phase at the time. The old stories will likely be recycled for the updated new version and a lot of them are just ideas I had I threw out at the time with a view to refining later. I never wrote the story but would just draw what I felt then added the wording later - I am a self-taught artist from a young child by copying and drawing from memory or my head what I feel so I am by no means a professional Comic Book Artist. My aim is to learn how the pros do it and effectively "start over" incorporating my "feel my way into it" technique with the traditional methods and see what happens. It will likely take me years and I know I will never stop improving and learning and I am late in the game but better late than never and away I go!


I would use whatever I had to hand paper and pen wise - usually a biro or cartridge pens until I found fineliners. All the stories are roughs and I will likely only share a few until I get the new main webcomic up and running and then share the old stuff for where the original story came from comparisons. 

Most of the comic art was done from 14-17 although I have done sporadic bouts of it over the years to date.

I hope you enjoy and please share your thoughts and feelings along the way if you so feel inspired to!

Bex
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13.10.21

Psione / Darkfire





Psione is the first super-hero name of my character devised from my love of all the psychic characters in Marvel, particularly Psylocke (the main influence for my characters look and powers), and Jean Grey / Phoenix, Xavier, The White Queen, Kwannon, Legion etc from the X-Men a teen, created when I was around sixteen years old. Psione's name came about after watching Dogma and Bethany being the last Scion, I needed something kinda psychic sounding so I combined the Psi - with the sound of Scione and stuck an e on the end, Psione. A bit convoluted but thats how my brain works sometimes.

Psylocke/Kwannon 
Psylocke is kick ass, awesome purple hair, love the 90's costume, and cool psychic abiltities I wished I could have in real life... be careful what you wish for I say :p more on my own psychic development in another post though.



Pai from 3x3 eyes
The idea of a split personality or two distinct entities within one body playing off the concept of the Shadow Aspect within us all, developed after watching my fave Manga 3x3 Eyes which helped give me an understanding of this idea, and work with it in my character development over the next 2+ decades - this theme also cropped up in Psylocke / Kwannon as well with both their minds swapped / split and merged between two bodies.

Darkfire emerged a bit later as a secondary persona derived from a past life aspect (the story developed over the years). Through her I'm able to explore my own darker aspects - parts of my *Shadow Side* if you will so she is as much a part of me as anything I express in real life.


As it turns out I was partly basing her on what I later picked up to possibly be an actual past life of mine - but more on the details later... I will leave that for the actual comic book story. Consider this a teaser. ;) x

The creation of Psione/Darkfire is a multi-level one, based on me, how I'd like to be, the Shadow Parts of me (both positive and negative), my emotional processed, my real life and inner experiences, and even the real-life experiences I've had around past lives, spiritual and psychic experiences.




The name Darkfire I took from the song sung by Frollo in Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame "Hellfire" lyrics, it just stuck out and I was like, cool for a name for my character and that was that!

"Hellfire Dark fire Now gypsy, it's your turn Choose me or your pyre Be mine or you will burn"


The Sanctuary Logo

I first created the logo back in the mid 90’s ish so I had something to anchor the comic to in terms of a symbol.

 

Initially with the idea of 1 mind, 2 personalities or souls (psione/darkfire) the single line showing the one split into 2 and the dot representing the mind between, I also see it as the 1 reality split into 2 when the 2 “timelines” run separately on each world and me in between as the dot.

So there you go! The meaning of The Sanctuary logo.