Winter

Winters - The Village by the River

Winters - The Village by the River

The winter season was spent mostly inside. Jerrik helped his parents in equal measures, learning many skills in the process.

The Sword

Sword - The Village by the River

Sword - The Village by the River

For Gunnar, his sword became a symbol of his transition into manhood and helped him find his calling. As we will eventually discover, the same sword will have a different meaning for Jerrik.

Obsession

Obsession - The Village by the River

Obsession - The Village by the River

From an early age, Jerrik seemed to show signs of obsession. As a toddler, he was fixated with his father’s workshop and its creations.

More trades

More trades

More trades

Yes, it seems that everyone really has different trades, and personalities!

Trades

Trades

Trades

Because they live in a secluded settlement, our villager’s trades are essential to their survival. Each provides something useful to the rest of the community.

Let’s get acquainted with some of them!

Getting along

Getting along

Getting along

No matter what community you live in, getting along is, at the end of the day, what folk do best and this village is no exception.

Harmony

Harmony - The Village by the River

Harmony - The Village by the River

An introduction to the villagers who form a community in harmony with itself and nature.

We start with Berndt. That was the name of my grandfather and he too, was a baker; although not in the land of Anorik but in Sweden.

King

KIng - The Village by the River

KIng - The Village by the River

Wait… what? King? Now, let’s not get ahead of ourselves and slow down for a minute. That’s a pretty big presumption, there!

Nevertheless, parents have a feel for these things. Whether it comes down to wishful thinking or divine intervention, I will it to you at this point. We still have a loooong way to go.

Back in those days

Those Days - The Village by the River

Those Days - The Village by the River

Jerrik recalls what life was like in the land of Anorik, back in those days. It seems his native village was so recluse, none beyond the forest ever knew about it!

The Path

The Path

The Path

Welcome back to the world of Jerrik as we set off and follow the path.

It has been exactly a year since Tales of Jerrik started being published online. I would not exactly call it an anniversary because Book One ended way back in the summer. I had originally planned to post The Village by the River earlier but other projects needed to be handled as well.

The good news is that Tales of Jerrik is back on track and I have been able to set up another channel for creating more art. I will get into more detail when I get a chance. In the meantime, why don’t you hop over to my new blog? That’s right, I’m back at blogging about my creative process again. It’s something I did on a weekly basis back in the days of the Adventures of Captain Wayne and I do miss it. It’s a great help with keeping track of what I do and how I do it. Hopefully sharing my experiences will be of interest to some as well. Here is the link, or simply go to my homepage and you’ll find it.

Thanks for dropping by. In this storyline, we will be learning more about Jerrik’s childhood, as Agatha requested in the final page of Book One.