The Eight Immortals! Pages Eighteen, Nineteen, Twenty and TwentyOne!!Ok, this one was a little difficult. I couldn't find the originals or the original layouts for pages 18, 19 and 20, I don't have the time right now to draw out the missing 3 pages, so this will have to do for right now- I did a set of new layouts. Here is the layout for pages 18 and 19-
Above- pages 18 and 19, it is a double page spread of the celebration of the unification of China under Emperor Chin, 4 of our Immortals are present (so far)- Horse, The Holy Fool, Peach and Yin'Yang. Horse is cajoling Yin Yang into the party, Yin Yang is reluctant, he is balancing his urges as a teetotaler and a party animal. Peach is awestruck, a small girl in a huge crowd, the Holy Fool is into the spectacle of it all, as he is the patron saint of performers. Onto page 20-
Emperor Chin orders the fireworks to begin!
The fireworks light off!
Peach sees something in the sky, amidst the fireworks
We see what she sees! Silhouetted figures amidst bursting fireworks!
And we can get back to the art here- this is page 21- Evildoers! Matt has the original names of all these guys and gals, I've completely forgotten their names.
Page 21 above, you can click on the image to get a bigger view!
The main villain is based on a Chinese sculpture from thousands of years ago, I leave it to you to decide how silly he looks. Personally, I liked the way he turned out, he's definitely not like very many other villains out there...
No comments from Matt today, except to say that I don't think he'd ever seen page 21.