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I am a big fan of manga, graphic novels, and comics in general. I have been hooked on comics since I was kid, and first introduced to anime through Sailor Moon. This was also my first manga in 1997. I received my Visual Arts BA from the University of Illinois at Springfield in 2010, and continue to work on improving my art.

My blog can be found at the link below

Cerulean Dreams Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/AshleenWoods
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    Ashleen
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Hopefully they get out of the rain. It rains a lot on the Western side of the Cascades.

Tried an over head shot, and mixing up some of the panel types. Can't remember if I mentioned it, but the black boarders signify this is a "flashback" (at least, for Odysseus.)

If you want pages sooner, you can check out my free website:
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/AshleenWoods

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3QkhrpVNJ2XqBnio2sPh7g
Been trying to make sure I keep my backgrounds somewhat detailed...and trying to do some different views. I also didn't want to just "info dump," so I'm mixing the exposition with the story. I hope it's working out okay...

Enjoy!

If you want pages sooner, you can check out my free website:
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

Patreon:
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YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3QkhrpVNJ2XqBnio2sPh7g
I am very tired and need sleep. The black guttering signifies it's a "flashback," at least for Odysseus.

If you want pages sooner, you can check out my free website:
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

DeviantArt:
https://www.deviantart.com/blue-dragon77

Facebook:
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Patreon:
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YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3QkhrpVNJ2XqBnio2sPh7g
Color page! I like to open with color-splash pages, and close with them. Just a reminder, the comic now reads left to right :3
Oh, and a warning, there's violence and blood in act, so please bear that in mind.


If you want pages sooner, you can check out my free website:
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Blog:
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DeviantArt:
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Facebook:
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Patreon:
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YouTube:
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Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you all know, after much debating and poll taking, I've decided to flip Dark Horse to my native format, which is left to right. This is to work on improving my visual story telling, the art, and the writing. Although I've certainly gotten used to creating this right to left, general consensus is that most of my readers, although not minding right to left, prefer left to right.

So, starting with Act Three, I'm making Dark Horse read left to right. I've also been working as fast and accurately as I can to flip Acts One & Two. This is taking some time, since I'm still updating Act 5 weekly over on Comic Fury, and have to also keep up with Act 3 here on Smack Jeeves (and also over on Tapas and my main website.) So...I hate to have things be confusing for you all! But I thank you so much for your patience, and hope you like the changes and the pages to come! Just as soon as I'm done flipping the two previous acts, I will be sure to post them here!

*Nothing is changing with the story, the pages are just being flipped (and just a few general grammatical edits.)

Thank you, thank you, thank you! The comic posts as usual in ten minutes!

Want pages sooner? Check out my main website! It updates as I get the pages done :D
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
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DeviantArt:
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Facebook:
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Patreon:
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OH MY! We're already on Act Three! I really had so much fun doing this page! For those of you familiar with The Moody Blues, this cover/act title is a reference to my favorite Moody Blues album. Although, In Search of the Lost Chord, A Question of Balance, and even On the Threshold of Dream are all close to being favorites. I guess I like Days of Future Passed, because my parents "song" is on it XD (Nights in White Satin.) Beautiful album, if you like concept albums with orchestral compliments (some of it sounds kinda like early Disney music XD Like Bambi or something.)

Gosh, that's a lot of babbling. Thanks for reading! And remember, if you want pages sooner, you can check out my free website:
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

DeviantArt:
https://www.deviantart.com/blue-dragon77
Facebook:
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Patreon:
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Yaaaay! We made it to the end of Act 2! I'm super stoked!

The next act is a flashback! And I've been excited to redo it for a long time! Just a head's up: I am making a massive change to Dark Horse. After a lot of thought and discussion with my peers, I decided to flip the comic to read left to right. This change will be implemented starting with Act 3, and I'll be retroactively working on flipping Acts 1 and 2. I'll have an announcement page prior to the start of Act 3, also :D I realize a lot of people don't read author's comments (especially if they're excited for the next page--I do that myself XD)

Thank you all for reading thus far! You are truly awesome!!!

Want earlier updates? I update my main site first!
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

DeviantArt:
https://www.deviantart.com/blue-dragon77
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ceruleangraphics/

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/AshleenWoods
Let's get down to business here!

Want earlier updates? I update my main site first!
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

DeviantArt:
https://www.deviantart.com/blue-dragon77
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ceruleangraphics/

Patreon:
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Don't worry, he's hard headed.

Want earlier updates? I update my main site first!
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

DeviantArt:
https://www.deviantart.com/blue-dragon77
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ceruleangraphics/

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/AshleenWoods
Don't look now, but...

Want earlier updates? I update my main site first!
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

DeviantArt:
https://www.deviantart.com/blue-dragon77
Facebook:
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Patreon:
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Don't you hate it when someone lands on you like a ton of bricks?

Want earlier updates? I update my main site first!
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Facebook:
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Patreon:
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Free falling?

Edit!

Charity Drive going on, please feel free to check it out (I am not the originator of this charity, I just submitted an image):
https://my.wfpusa.org/fundraiser/1997134

Want earlier updates? I update my main site first!
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

DeviantArt:
https://www.deviantart.com/blue-dragon77
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ceruleangraphics/

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/AshleenWoods
LOL, when I finally put the shirt together, it was pretty funny.
Want earlier updates? I update my main site first!
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/


Edit!

Charity Drive going on, please feel free to check it out (I am not the originator of this charity, I just submitted an image):
https://my.wfpusa.org/fundraiser/1997134


Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

DeviantArt:
https://www.deviantart.com/blue-dragon77
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ceruleangraphics/

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/AshleenWoods
Slow motion "NOOOOOOOOO!!!!"
Chill, dude. It's not the end of the world--oh..wait...


Want earlier updates? I update my main site first!
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

DeviantArt:
https://www.deviantart.com/blue-dragon77
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ceruleangraphics/

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/AshleenWoods
Well, I don't think I've mentioned it (maybe I have,) but Dark Horse was influenced by...The Beatles. I know, kind of a far stretch. But the title comes from George Harrison's song and record label. So throughout the comic I make little references here and there as a nod to them :3

Here's one of those references:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmFZKqW77gQ


Want earlier updates? I update my main site first!
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

DeviantArt:
https://www.deviantart.com/blue-dragon77
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ceruleangraphics/

Patreon:
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What's in the bo-I mean bag?


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Facebook:
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Patreon:
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Ah :'(

Geez! I hope she finds a way out of this! Probably not, I suppose...
Three's already company...this is turning into a regular party.

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Well that wasn't very nice.


Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

DeviantArt:
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Facebook:
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Patreon:
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