Steel & Manitou

Steel & Manitou

by ashtree-house
Kassidy Kerr is an actress in a traveling troupe of performers who journey across the notorious and dangerous 'Outlands'. One day, Kassidy meets a horse spirit (even though she says she does not believe in such things). On that same day her beloved mentor and friend; a Nehiyaw woman named Vox, is brutally murdered. Are the two connected? If Kassidy wants to finds out, she might have to take a little break from show biz...

Loosely based on oral traditions from Cree, Ojibwe, and Assiniboine peoples.

Rated teen (blood, violence, mild language)

Western/Fantasy/Adventure and some romance.

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Steel & Manitou

Kassidy Kerr is an actress in a traveling troupe of performers who journey across the notorious and dangerous 'Outlands'. One day, Kassidy meets a horse spirit (even though she says she does not believe in such things). On that same day her beloved mentor and friend; a Nehiyaw woman named Vox, is brutally murdered. Are the two connected? If Kassidy wants to finds out, she might have to take a little break from show biz...

Loosely based on oral traditions from Cree, Ojibwe, and Assiniboine peoples.

Rated teen (blood, violence, mild language)

Western/Fantasy/Adventure and some romance.

Updates weekly

Recent Comments

Linn
November 18th, 2016
Oh I like the native American touch in your story. The girl seem like a cool character . I got a feeling there's something planned out with these two....
Sorry to hear about the relationship. Workloads helps a bit to take mind off things, so maybe it was not the worst timing. You'll get back on your feet again. Like a fox/wolf xD! Every relationship that didn't work out is experiences and memories you will cherish and some major growth as a person.
ashtree-house
November 15th, 2016
I am soo sorry I have been unable to post! My life has been crazy and I am sort of off my usual routine!! My work has been insane, we launched a huge upgrade so I have been working overtime. Also (I posted this on the forum) I ended a 4 year relationship recently and that kind of sucked. I wanted to be able to work on my comic during this time, but I have just been reconnecting with old friends or trying new things and that hasn't left me a lot of time. I am sure everything will settle down soon, and I can get back into the swing of things.

As for the page.. like many religions, Native Peoples believed in demons or evil spirits that could latch onto you or try to possess you. It is usually a curse, but can also be used to ward off other spirits or bad omens. In my comic, they are simply referred as to “Watched”. If you peruse my art on Deviantart of my free website, I have mentioned the fox character being called a “watcher”.

Thanks for sticking by me!!

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Linn
October 25th, 2016
@ashtree-house: Haha don't worry I usually start comics and let fate lead me to wherever it decides to as well sometimes XD especially with relationships seeing you don't really know how they fit until you've drawn them together a few times. Sort of like dating, just fictionary characters.....>_>
ashtree-house
October 25th, 2016
@Linn: I don't even know if it's that sort of comic yet haha. But sidekick, for sure (actually, I know Sundance will be more useful, so more likely Kass will be the sidekick lol)
ashtree-house
October 25th, 2016
@melaredblu: Hahaha, yeah no kidding! Stupid white girl!
Linn
October 23rd, 2016
I ship these two....
Not sure if this is that sort of comic. Still does.
Wonder if she'll be Cass's new sidekick! :D
melaredblu
October 22nd, 2016
That's the look of somebody thinking, "Gee, thanks for scaring away all the game."
melaredblu
October 22nd, 2016
It's eerily pretty. I like it.
ashtree-house
October 21st, 2016
I kind of hear this as background music during this scene, especially during the close up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE_3uEHzats

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ashtree-house
October 17th, 2016
@Linn: Thanks!! Sometimes with the wind, you wouldn't be able to hear anything anyways!
Linn
October 15th, 2016
Love it! Beautiful done page. Especially like the one where she looks like she's talking but there is no sound.
ashtree-house
October 15th, 2016
I decided to not put any dialogue to sort of give it an open, empty, endless kind of feel. Hopeless, you know? I understand why pioneers were sometimes driven to madness when they first moved to the prairies. I have seen really old photos of farms in Saskatchewan, no trees.. just wide open plains. It must have felt so lonely.

So, did the trickster fox just innocently drop the horse in the middle of a field, or does she have more in mind?

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ashtree-house
October 11th, 2016
@Linn: Bahaha, I didn't see Sonic but now I do! Now I can't unsee lol!
ashtree-house
October 11th, 2016
@popcornxing: Thanks, I want to go to Korea next!!
ashtree-house
October 11th, 2016
@atompunks: Bahaha, right!?? Gray fox butt, super weird..
Linn
October 9th, 2016
Cant help but think of Sonic when I see this XD
Cute wolf/fox!
popcornxing
October 7th, 2016
I'm glad you are back, and you had a lot of fun in Japan, I won't be going to Japan, but I'm going to Korea next year to see family for a month O.O" oh the long flights.

I love the transformation of the fox there. you did a wonderful job with the page, I wonder how this plays out for Kasidy.
atompunks
October 6th, 2016
Yay you're back! I can't wait for Sundance, I remember starting to read when she was introduced so I've been looking forward to meeting her more officially.

The fox transformation looks really cool, though I'm really feeling kass's expression here, if I saw that sudden naked gray butt I'd be very startled too
ashtree-house
October 5th, 2016
@melaredblu: Thanks! Yes, I think this hobby horse has more adventures than most people! (..me..)
melaredblu
October 5th, 2016
Good to have you back! Looking forward to seeing where the best hobby horse in fiction is headed off to.