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Illusional Beauty

by Theorah
A full colour fairy tale adventure! A traveling musician finds himself in a kingdom where music is banned! A kingdom without music is like a kingdom without beauty.
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A full colour fairy tale adventure! A traveling musician finds himself in a kingdom where music is banned! A kingdom without music is like a kingdom without beauty.


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Awesome!! :D Is it up on sj yet? I cant find it?
if you click on Theorah's username up there you should find it
March 3rd, 2011

crossdressing is always the best plan.
February 18th, 2011
I read quite a lot of this, I'm really impressed!! Your style is really awesome! Good job on this, my favourite parts are when he is playing music, and the notes seem to curve around the page

February 1st, 2011
I'm seriously interested in this new comic. Mysterious and horrific murders? Secrets? Count me in!

But... I don't see any link to the comic. >___<a
February 1st, 2011
you stopped drawing IB to start another comic? Y-Y
February 1st, 2011
*pimpy pimpy*

I thought I'd update my old webcomic pages to say (in case anyone decides to read this) that I have a new webcomic starting today!

"The small English town of Wootton Bassett begins to be haunted by a series of mysterious and horrific murders! Hemu, a new-comer to the town, becomes an obvious and easy target to the local community- he does have his fair share of secrets! But what secrets are the other locals hiding?
A comic about the peculiar prejudices and customs of small communities, with a hint of social commentary on modern Britain, and a sinister splash of horror ;)"

So yeah come check it out! It'll be updating right now every Saturday, but hopefully when I get to the main chapters which are in black and white, it will update more frequently :)
I'm sad to hear that you'll stop drawing this comic, i really liked it. Anyway i think comic format suits well your story so, if you decide to retell it, it would be wonderful to see it in comic again... At least this is my opinion. Hope to see more of your works soon (i liked your short stories too^^)
;___________; Nooooooooooooooo~

I understand what you mean...I just wanted some closure! :( I don't want the adventure to end so soon!

Do what you have to do. Life comes first, after all. I'll keep this on my favorites; I like artbooks! Be successful in everything that you do! *thumbs up*
Oh... at first I was sad that you decided to stop, but I agree that more visual quality would do the story much justice and bring more life to it :D an artbook-story type thing sounds really interesting. Looking forward to your next works :)
awww I understand. Its sad but since you may redraw it in the future.. I'm not too sad about it. I would really like to find out what happens in the end of the story someday.
That visual storyboard is really interesting though. Its like reading online manga on you -tube. :D
I'm looking forward to seeing your other work too. Please come back again soon, smackjeeves isnt the same anymore without you... D:
Waugh! What a sad thing to hear. But if you're unhappy with it then making a hard decision like that is the smart move, I guess.
I do however like the sound of an artbook! That could suit the story perfectly! I look forward to your eventual return to these characters ^_^ But for now I'll try to keep up with your current work instead! Hehe.
.... well, I'm sad that this comic won't update anymore, but I think you made the right decision to end it if you are unhappy with it. I think this comic and the way it was told was a fabulous idea--besides which, I think the way that it looked like it was drawn quickly added to its atmosphere. But I won't disagree with you that some more detail would bring it to life more.

I look forward to more comics from you :3 Keep us updated!
oh no!! i enjoyed every minute of this! especially since i'm such a history/music nerd. i'm kinda sad! i'm gonna miss mister sideburns. :( but whatever you make next is sure to be just awesome! Everything you write is awesome (and draw, for that matter!) i can't wait to see what you come up with next!!
Hey everyone! Thanks for all your comments on the page I put up...what...almost 4 months ago??? D:

I've been very busy, with the job I mentioned all that time ago, amongst struggling with normal life and money troubles!

I've been pondering over Illusional Beauty recently, and have made a horribly difficult decision to stop drawing it (so close to the end!! ;_; )

Its very simple, I just cant bring myself to finish drawing something that I KNOW I'm not ever going to print, and will not be proud to show people either, because the art quality is just so bad.

It isnt completely the end though, because I genuinely think the story is good, and I dont want to let the characters/plot go to waste. I want to retell IB in a different format, and with much more visual quality/detail that I think it deserves (those lovely renaissance costumes, gone to waste on bad artwork!!)

After discussing with my sister, she suggested maybe doing a visual storyboard type thing, something along these lines:
or I was thinking of doing an artbook-story type thing. I havent really decided, but we'll wait and see.

I'm sorry that its ended so abruptly, it hasnt been abrupt for me, since I have long not been pleased with the quality of the visual style I tried to approach with the comic.

I have plenty of other stories planned though, so keep this on your faves so I can update people when I start my next webcomic, and when I redo Illusional Beauty too ^_^

...and apologies for the random doodles. I watched Gladiator the other day and did something to suit my evil Roman Emperor avatar XD
October 1st, 2010
Wow, two jobs?! Hope to see your free-lance comic!
August 16th, 2010
Gosh, I was so trailing behind on this comic!
The lighting on this page is gorgeous <3 Love how you used the colors.
August 10th, 2010
2 months??? really?? TT_TT waaa....
But heck wow.. I'm happy that you got a job already. :3 What part time work are you doing??
Btw i need to ask- do you have quicktime installed on your comp? I might have to send you my animation in quicktime format, if I can. :3
August 10th, 2010
haha he's not embarrased? I cant believe he's not embarrased. Guess he likes cross dressing :)
August 10th, 2010
WOW he's such a cute girl mwahaha XD