The vision for episode seven, The Troll and the Minotauress, all began in my mind with the mental image of Gretchen flying smack bang into an invisible wall above a maze. It was an idea I discarded for a time, but then inspiration struck and a tragic tale of star crossed lovers unfolded.
These illustrations by Rod Savely really capture those poignant moments in a story. And hey, maybe this one was for my own amusement. But I rather enjoyed writing that part of the story, and the expression on her face really does look fitting.
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Having Nora’s trusty notebooks on hand was a blessing for Gretchen as she traversed the Labyrinth. While her witchy pal was back at the Academy doing research, she came across a scroll with her own family name which added to the mystery of the strange island. Funny what you can find in the depths of an arcane archive vault!
Witch politics, huh? If you haven’t checked out episode seven, The Troll and the Minotauress, you can pick it up here. Looking for more bonus content? Head back to the episode page where I keep it curated in the one place.
Gretchen finds a little relief in the aftermath of Halloween Date Night when her spell book coughs up a recipe for a headache cure she feared lost. What goes into a witchy headache tonic? Take a look.
That Murkwood spell book, huh? Always full of surprises, top secret recipes or no.
I have to give credit where it’s due, and I looked at a couple of articles on outlandish headache fixes while putting this together. You can check out an article on medicine in the middle ages here, and another on migraines here. I think you’ll see where I mashed a few concepts together 🙂
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Another illustration with captures the notion… Gretchen’s evening really was hell in a hand cart in Halloween Date Night. Again, Rod Savely has done a stellar job putting this sketch together for me. I really look forward to seeing these land in my inbox and sharing them here.
You can check out more of these illustrations over on the gallery page, they really are turning into a fine little collection.
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Uh oh. So this letter of complaint is sent after the events of book six, Psycho Mirror. So if you haven’t already picked up a copy, you can find it on Amazon here.
Necromancy and graverobbing. That’s rough. But it wasn’t all Gretchen’s fault… right? And after sending Ed and Bess off to the afterlife, this kind of thing proves that no good deed goes unpunished. This one may just come around to bite her on the backside in the next episode, but perhaps Cordelia will come around.
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