A backwater world forgotten by the universe. The crumbling rule of the Celestial dragons. When the destructive dark takes hold, is this tiring war over a closed portal rendered meaningless? Follow captain Surma and her crew, as they fight for the survival of Aava. Expect drama, magic and a diverse cast of characters!
Woven Skies is a fantasy comic with some horror elements. Art and story by Pau Norontaus. Launches in Summer of 2021.
”A soft voice mutters sharp spells that cut. Unfamiliar words repeated and distorted, until their meaning is shaped anew.”
I’m Pau Norontaus, a Finnish illustrator with well over a decade of experience working in comics and game art. Woven Skies is my first personal adventure in a long while!
2020 was hard on all of us, and by the end of it I was diagnosed with macular degeneration in both eyes. It’s a medical condition that affects central vision and might lead to legal blindness. If there’s a chance I’ll lose my sight and the ability to create comics, I have to start now. By the end I get to say I gave it a real go.
And here we are — at the beginning of Woven Skies. I also have another webcomic Devotion — The King’s Cleric. It’s a gay romance set in a fantasy world where some have everything while others are left without.
I hope you enjoy my work!
[ In my free time I feed the cats and curse my bad neck. My other interests include listing stuff, petting animals, keeping things tidy, gaming, British comedy, period drama and zombies. ]
Woven Skies is a fantasy story with dark themes. This is the first book of three planned.
The journey began back in 2010, when I wrote a script as a part of my graduation project. While I liked some of the elements, the story never manifested beyond the first two pages. I returned to the world several years later, for a few sweltering weeks in the summer of 2019. This time I had double the cast and a million new ideas. …Yeah.
The final form of the story came to be in late 2019, with a return to the original concept and a complete rewrite. I wanted to make use of my game company experience and build a professional process from the get-go.
I work with Scrivener, Clip Studio Paint, Photoshop and Cintiq 22HD.
I’d be happy to discuss publishing, freelance work and commissions!
[ wovenskiescomic (at) gmail.com | pau.norontaus (at) gmail.com ]