A Celestial Story is a story about the hunt for the truth which is being chased by two creatures that should be mortal enemies.
For as long as anyone can remember—except for the star gods, whose memory is infinite—the star-god-created Celestials have battled with the scientist-god-molded Uries. According to the story the sky gods told their humans, the Celestials and Uries were just weapons in the battling that raged between the sky gods and the earth gods. The Uries were made to terrorize the humans and the Celestials were made to protect them.
But as the scientist gods faded from the world, the Uries’ purpose did too. Now they are just another inhabitant of the world, though it is still in their nature to attack humans. So the Celestials remain to protect the humans, in turn slowly trying to exterminate the Uries once and for all.
With this violent backdrop, a Celestial Story begins: a peculiar, horse-formed Celestial is summoned to punish the nearby Urie clan, after the Urie-destroyed bodies of a horse and rider are found nearby.
Instead of rushing in to destroy as many Uries as he can, this nameless Celestial gains access to the Urie clan’s Elder, so he can ask for an explanation. That’s when the perceived truth begins to fray for the Celestial, and with the companionship of a Urie who’s thrown from his home, the Celestial begins his quest for the real truth, the dirty, smeared truth that for so long has been covered by the brightly embroidered truth the star gods have woven.
A Celestial Story is my little lovechild and combines two things I’m passionate about: art and storytelling. It’s pretty much a storybook on steroids, with a more mature (and far more epic) storyline. I’ve tried many times to make more traditional comics, with boxes and speech bubbles, but they always get too tedious and eventually become flat (I’m bad at keeping the energy up, I suppose). In ACS’s current style, I have the ability to not only make the art more detailed and colorful, but I can also tell the story rather than have to show it. It allows me to get all extravagant on the wording, if I wish.
ACS updates on Wednesday, barring anything that may keep me from drawing that week, like classwork (though I hope to have a comfortable buffer of pages, in case of such events).