Happy New Years Everyone, and remember the most important part about this is… it’s no longer 2020! It’s time now for new beginnings, new goals and new… pretty much everything. We’re starting off this year with a new chapter and a new story arch for Kalwa. This is a really big one for this story arch will be introducing a number of new characters and new plot lines that will have lasting impacts on the overall Kalwa story arch. We’re no longer just indulging in a simple story’s, we’re now in overall saga. The first two pages of chapter 23 are now on the Kalwa Website and can quickly accessed simply by clicking the thumbnails below. If you want to start the comic from the cover, click the first thumbnail, or if you just want to jump into it, click the second thumbnail to instantly go to the first page. New pages will be added throughout the month, so be sure to check back.
I’ve been trying to branch out a little bit and do more illustrations of other characters from the Kalwa series other than just Kalwa herself. I first started with Toshiro and Miki a few weeks ago. So right now I’m bringing you Victor, the “original” Jack the Ripper killer who first encountered Kalwa in chapter 18 before mentally scarring her in the next chapter. I actually really felt like doing this drawing now at a time when the weather was cold, as the original Whitechappel murders happened around winter time. Even though the final one was in early November, Whitechappel was on edge throughout the Christmas season, so I was hoping to replicate a little of that feeling this season with this image right here. I had actually been watching the 1984 version of a Christmas Carol and took a lot of inspiration from the atmosphere created by the Ghost of Christmas Future, it’s how I decided to give a chilling atmosphere to this piece.
And to see this creepy guy in action, check out Kalwa Chapter 19 at THIS LINK
So I showed off her brother a few days ago, now it’s time to show off another character who will be making her debut in the next Kalwa arch. This is Miki Sato, a sweet yet shy member of the Sato clan who often times tends to get targeted by father’s enemies in an attempt to get him. Luckily she is often protected by her big brother Toshiro and later forms somewhat of bond with Kalwa’s brother Zack whom she will be playing a major part in his future character arch. I actually had an image of her from the original Kalwa story that I had been writing in high school, but hadn’t done any sketches of her since. So this was kinda an on the whim drawing with prior knowledge of her and a few adjustments all thrown into one. Ironically she looks almost completely different than the original drawing I did of her in high school where she looked a little more tomboyish and less cute than what I think came out.
More of Kalwa can be read on it’s OWN WEBSITE, chapter 23 and the Japan arch will be debuting later 2020/early 2021.