The text and paintings on The Trowbridge Chronicles are taken from the illustrated journal of Violet Trowbridge, a shrew that once lived in a village deep in the Olympic Rain Forest. Each new post will represent a portion of Mrs. Trowbridge’s journal.

Monday, March 19, 2007

FEAR FACTOR

In this week's episode, Keno finds himself alone in a dungeon in the emperor's palace at Shomu. He is overcome with despair and guilt for he feels that he has let down his comrades who are trying to hold the Giloh outpost from the onslaught of the Phantom Mongol. Instead of gaining support from the emperor's army, he sits helpless and bloody in his cell. The only sound that he hears is the moan of fellow prisoners, and the hiss of cockroaches. What will become of Keno? Our story resumes...

21 comments:

studio lolo said...

Poor Keno! I hate gruel :P For a moment I felt as if I was in that smelly cell with him. Thanks for continuing the saga :)

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

I loved reading this! But you left me hanging!

Doug said...

Gee... I hope that's the Easter bunny at the door!

ValGalArt said...

Oh no! What's gonna happen?

md said...

ok the suspense is killing me now. is shew kahn even alive, i mean how much longer can he hold out after all he was just about done in for when keno left seems like weeks now lol. this is like reading 24. very enjoyable

Michelle Lana said...

this is great!

Daphne said...

That's one heck of a cliffhanger! Great as usual Bron!

aynaku said...

...great suspence and mystery!...all I know is that I experienced the hiss of cokroaches in some third rate asian accomodation... did I met Keno too? I wonder...

Ginger*:)* said...

AND........

very interesting things are beginning to happen to Keno... at one time I held him suspect, now I wonder what his fate will be, who is at the door, why the door is being opened, and what future plans Keno may have depending upon who is standing before him.

ValGalArt said...

Hi Bron! I just throughly perused your website and read your interview and smiled back at your smiling face on the Picture Bookies Site. I really enjoyed reading what you had to say and I sure do love your maps! I was asked to do a map of Topanga and seeing yours now makes me want to do it! It sounded a bit daunting but your maps are really great! Yep, I still use the trusty old airbrush and probably will my whole life because I work on commissions every day of my life. I rarely get commercial jobs anymore they are all tangible paintings that people buy from me. I sure would like to learn to illustrate with the computer for myself but I think I will always make paintings and illustrations and I was glad to see that you draw all your art by hand first then use the computer for colour enhancement. I love the image for Trowbridge page an you have a very defined foreground with the little houses and then the background is very soft focus, it's really beautiful! Really great stuff Bron!

Sherry Rogers said...

Somehow I missed this post. . .but I have been really busy. . .seems Keno has been too! This is getting really scary. . .and exciting!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Thanks for including the note about the wild rose stone pencils... that really got my imagination going. Keno sure is a resilient little creature!

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