Neato! I speak for myself when I say we missed you. I use the royal "we" because it makes me seem much more influential than I really am, and to convey a very big thank you for the wonderful memories...
Also, I look forward to finding out what your non specific auto conclusive comics are and where I can obtain them. I really like your character designs, but I'm curious to find out more about what you've done than what is provided here. For instance, Have you drawn Ewok babies? Because inquiring minds want to know, and it might give us some insight into Chewie's mental health.
I'm not so sure I would compare much of anything with the little prince. Except maybe telling people in a low state of elaboration about a hat when you really want to talk about snakes and elephants.
Consider me curious. How did you come to that conclusion?
My understanding was that the little prince dies at the end of the story because he believed what was arguably the first of many lies the snake is known for, and, somehow convinced himself that the only way for him to return home was as a spirit. In much the same way Eve was convinced that she would not die when she ate from the apple that provided knowledge of good and evil before losing either her innocence or gaining the knowledge of mortality.
I guess what I'm saying is I don't quite see the see the connection. I'd really like too, but I've been conditioned to see hats, among other things, when I look at a snake. Which is probably why I find it so shocking that so few people see or understand the things I've created the same way I do. Lira, on the other hand, has created something miraculous and full of whimsy, a far cry from the philosophical trappings and dramatic end of the little prince.
Granted, it still makes you want to cry. However, I got the feeling Lira had made a wonderfully emotionally driven story that allows for the full expression of emotion and not just that of mourning.
@GabrielsThoughts: I hadn't thought why it reminded me of it, it was a gut feeling.
At first I think it was the mixture of cheerfulness and sadness. Then it reminded me again because of some similarities, for example Violet landing in a desolate planet, like the prince appearing in the desert; or the way Chewie became friends with Violet despite her hostility, reminded me of the gradual domestication of the Fox. And the fantasy space setting, evoqued for me a similar feeling of wonder and nostalgia.
This is of course a very different and original work. The Prince is very symbolic and fable-like, and has the perspective of an man pondering about the problems of adult life and the loss of innocence. Lira too has brought up with her unique perspective many interesting philosophical subjects, about how people relate to each other, and I'm eagerly anticipating to see how they develop.
Thank you for taking the time to answer my question(s). I really appreciate that and respect you for it. You have my gratitude. Words cannot express how happy I am to read your response. Again, I thank you once more for your generous response.
@GabrielsThoughts: The two comics I just finished I'm not allowed to post them online, because they're both going to be on books. One is for a magazine in Spain and the other one for a children's book in Chile. So unless the editors give me the green light at some point to show them online, they're going to stay a mystery here on the web.