The first chapter of Legend of the Ztarr is now available on the iPad through the Apple iBookstore. Check it out!
Check out this post from Legend of the Ztarr mangaka, Sara E. Mayhew, from her There Are Four Lights blog:
There’s something I wrote down as part of Legend of the Ztarr (my manga series I’m currently writing) from a part of the story I haven’t gotten to yet. I hope it makes it into the story down the road, so I keep reminding myself of it. At some point, Adora (the main character) says “Pain is part of life and so, to me, that makes it a gift”. After saying this, she is told that those words are reminiscent of her father’s when he said:
Give me pain. Give me anguish. Give me heartache. For these are legacies to the living I will gladly endure. Countless are the dead and unborn who cannot know the joys of sorrow.
Ok, so her father, Kalen, liked to load on the cheese for his mini monologues…but I like the meaning. What Adora and her father have in common is their deep passion for living and how precious they consider life; even the painful, undesirable parts of living are precious to them. Perhaps it’s a little overboard, but they don’t even consider misery a “price to be paid” for living–even negative aspects of living feel like gifts in their view, because the alternative…nothing…is far worse in their eyes.
The first chapter of Legend of the Ztarr is now online. Choose to view the pages in a small (720px wide) or large (1080px wide) format. Note that each page should be read from right to left.
More content will be available here in the future as the site is updated. For now, the first chapter is available here as a preview for the series. Help spread the series online by forwarding and linking to www.legendoftheztarr.com or use the social bookmark links below!