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I'm excited to finally get to work on a short comic series featuring my tiger and rat characters, Linan and Jeckle. Although this is primarily a personal project to re-examine a world that I left behind, I am sharing it because I think that a few other people may be able to enjoy it as well.

Because this comic will be mainly textless, with one possible planned exception, it may prove to be difficult to follow. If you find that this is the case for you, feel free to ask questions, or draw your own conclusions. Some information will be listed below, and I will also be answering any frequently asked questions in the FAQ section.

I hope you enjoy Pull Down Heaven! :)



INFORMATION

Synopsis: A tiger and a rat combine their talents to escape from an abandoned research facility and the manufactured lives that they have lived.

Genre: Science fiction/fantasy

Content Warning: Blood and violence, possibly ideologically sensitive

Themes: Rejection of societal norms, coming into one's own power, acceptance of love at all costs

Setting Notes: The majority of the comic takes place in an enormous abandoned research and industrial facility which has, over its many years centuries of human vacancy, developed its own ecosystem and animal civilizations. It is loosely based on a place that I used to work, and the characters correspond to people that I knew in real life. In some ways, this is a heavily idealized autobiography.

Miscellaneous Notes: The title of the comic is derived from the Blue October song "The Sound of Pulling Heaven Down."



F.A.Q

1. How long will the comic be?

At present time, I am estimating 100-120 pages. This is subject to change, of course.


2.What will the frequency of posting be?

I'm hoping to be able to post a page every 1-2 weeks, but I can't promise I will always be able to meet this goal.


3. What is the name, gender, and age of the tiger character?

He is a male tiger. His name is Linan, and he is a cub at the beginning of the comic. There is a jump in time after his prologue; when he meets the rat, hw is a young adult.


4. What is the name, gender, and age of the rat character?

She is a female rat. Her name is Jeckle, and she is a young adult when her story begins.


5. What language is Pull Down Heaven written in?

Although most of the creatures in Pull Down Heaven speak their own species-specific (and sometimes location-specific) language, most of them can still communicate with one another through basic sounds and body language. This rudimentary communication is displayed in the form of symbols or drawings to illustrate their basic nature. When a character is speaking within hearing range of another creature who can not understand the language that is being spoken, the text will be portrayed as gibberish. However, when two characters are speaking the same language to one another, English will be used to represent their shared language.


6. What is the significance of the flowers/ring/tiger's injury?

These are plot points and will be revealed during the course of the story.


7. How do you use red wine in the creation of this comic?

I have a tutorial on how I use red wine here: Wine Painting: Step-by-Step by MoonsongWolf


Pages Posted So Far

Pull Down Heaven Cover by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 01 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 02 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 03 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 04 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 05 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 06 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 07 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 08 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 09 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 10 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 11 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 12 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 13 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 14 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 15 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 16 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 17 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 18 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 19 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 20 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 21 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 22 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 23 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 24 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 25 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 26 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 27 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 28 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 29 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 30 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 31 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 32 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 33 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 34 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 35 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 36 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 37 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 38 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 39 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 40 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 41 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 42 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 43 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 44 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 45 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 46 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 47 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 48 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 49 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 50 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 51 by MoonsongWolfPull Down Heaven 52 by MoonsongWolf

Supplemental Information and Concepts

Golems by MoonsongWolfBrotherhood Cabal Sketches by MoonsongWolfVesperian Language Analysis by MoonsongWolf OuroborosIt was obvious that Scratch didn’t belong.
For starters, his coat colour was all wrong. With the exception of Ned, who possessed a rather handsome coal-black layer of fur, every rat in the laboratory was a sparkling, immaculate white. Scratch was the same dirty grey as the neglected piping runs outside. Secondly, he was young. The others, even Ned, were all quite old. Hyram, the leading rat and often simply called “the Admiral,” was jokingly said to be immortal.
It was also obvious that most of the other rats did not appreciate his presence. After all, they belonged, and he did not. They had been born and raised in this laboratory, the most prestigious analysis and research facility of all. Scratch was… well, no one cared to even ask which laboratory he had come from. It didn’t matter, after all, because there was no other laboratory in the world like this one.
In fact, Scratch would not have even moved to the laboratory if Ned hadn’t requested a re
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TigreMeri Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Artist
Lo publicaras en forma de libro??? Es decir, habrá un libro en venda?
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Penguinity Featured By Owner May 16, 2014   General Artist
I'm so glad I found this! :D You just gained another reader! 
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Oh, thank you! I'm glad that you have enjoyed it so far. I'm hoping to get the next page finished in a day or two. I had to take a brief hiatus for some medical issues, but now I;m really looking forward to getting back to work on it. :D
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The13thBlackCat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know I've told you before how much I love Pull Down Heaven, but I firmly believe you can't get too much praise for this. =) It's still beautiful and touching, and if you ever finish (since you have a looot of work ahead, haha) and publish it, I'd be thrilled to have a copy in person. :3 Here's hoping, and keep doing what you're doing, you fantastic creature.
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Thank you so much for the kind words! I'm glad that you are enjoying Pull Down Heaven... I have certainly had a lot of fun working on it! I'm hoping that, starting next month, I will have more time to work on pages (or even art in general). So with luck, I will be able to get pages finished more frequently than every other month. Thank you for sticking with me! I really appreciate your support and patience. :hug:
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The13thBlackCat Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope so too, but hey, it's worth the wait if I still have to wait a couple months for every page. X3

Also, I want you to know I kind of squeaked and went all blushy when you watched me, and now I feel like I have to clean up my gallery. =P
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TigreMeri Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Artist
It's in spanish too?
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Not yet. A lot of the language so far isn't supposed to be understood, so there's not a way to translate it.
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ZombieHun Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
when this is finished and your selling publications, i'll have to get one
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I would be totally honoured! :D Ha ha, if I ever finish it, that is... Maybe in another three or four years!
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