23. BEWARE TOURIST TRAP & Thank you for 2016

WELCOME TO LANKA ISLAND the exclusive playground of the wealthy elite and royalty.

AND ABSOLUTELY NO VANARA ALLOWED .... not even ones as white as HANUMAN. Fortunately he's able to hide amongst that curious group of strangers that are barely tolerated the world over: TOURISTS.

We get to tour of the sites of LANKA: The Sleeping Raksasa, The Temple of Dusk and treasures of KISHKINDHA.  ENJOY!

READ THE ENTIRITY OF HANUYANA Issues 1 & 2 and all previous parts of Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance that have been released in 2016  on ISSUU right now!

All the issues are available at ISSUU.com/ramayanathethreadofluminanance or via the projects  Facebook page just look for the ISSUU tab.

Thank you for 2016

Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance had a troubled beginning back in 2008  when I envisaged the project as a complete graphic novel divided into the relevant number of chapters (or books) but with credit meltdown and the resulting austerity no publisher was interested in producing such an immense epic. Therefore I decided to produce it on my own, creating over 5000 pages of black and white artwork but  without a credit card or funding it got over whelming and after a failed fund raiser I took a break for 18 months volunteering at a UK arts centre.

With the advent of new technologies and reductions in costs of hosting I returned to Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance and restructured it into an all new and full color Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance releasing  it in 2016 as individual issues though still apart of larger whole.

But it is the support of my patrons that has given me the incentive to keep up releasing an issue every two weeks (with the exception of March) in 2016 which has helped me to get nearly to the half way mark of the Epic that is Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance, though sometimes I wish I spent a little more time on each issue I know that with digital work flow I can return to pages and update them.

NEXT YEAR:

New website is under construction at ramyan.net and RAMAYANA: THE THREAD OF LUMINANCE BEAUTY PART 2 ESCAPE FOR THE SINGHS JAWS begins in JANUARY so making the start of 2017 exciting for all fans of the epic.

In the meantime don't forget to check out Facebook fanpage and Twitter for exclusive artwork and exciting developments.

A BIG THANK YOU

 

22. Grab Your Water Wings & MYTHOMANIA

For the month of December Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance takes a well earned break so Hanuman takes up the slack in the inaugural two issue special that is HANUYANA.

Join Hanuman as he makes the journey across the polluted ocean that separates AYODHYA from the last place that SITA may be be held in: LANKA CITY home of RAVANA's Palace.

With only a bottle of water (and all the fish he can eat) Hanuman must avoid danger as he traverses, in 40 degree heat, between the remains of incomplete constructions that litter the strait.

READ THE FIRST of TWO PARTS OF HANUYANA: VOYAGE ACROSS THE SEA and all previous parts of Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance on ISSUU right now!

All the issues are available at ISSUU.com/ramayanathethreadofluminanance or via the projects  Facebook page just look for the ISSUU tab.

MYTHOMANIA

I've talked about this a few times on my Patreon Page and in previous emails but it seems that even that high brow newspaper of record has a caught up up with the rest of the world. In a recent article from the  25th November 2016 edition of the ECONOMIST, INDIA's current publishing trend of returning to its myths and legends such as the RAMAYANA and the MAHABHARATA for pleasure and entertainment and not just for religious interpretation was discussed; very much like what Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance is doing.

The article can be found at http://econ.st/2fdYxqm

& FINALLY

I'd like to thank my supporters, fans and patrons for helping me bring this 22nd issue - whilst there's anothert issue to come in the final weeks of 2016 they'll be a big announcement regarding progress in a new website.