It's a rainy evening in the town of Braheastad. Sir Kiljaos the lion paladin of wind is meditating and praying at the church of Divine Elements, until he gets a feeling he's watched through the window. Or is the heavy rain and darkness just playing tricks on him...?
This is a short 8 paged Kiljaos comic I made back in early 2018. Since I made this comic in 2018, Kiljaos may still look like a bootleg Simba, although I digitally fixed his eyes somewhat in late 2018 when I updated his looks.
The story of this comic is based on an old local ghost story from my hometown, that turned out to be a prank. But we'll see is that the case in this story too. The name and partial inspiration comes from the song "Faces In The Window" by Dio from his 1987 album Dream Evil.
The town of Braheastad is based on town Raahe here in Finland, mostly on how it looked in 1600's. The church of Divine Elements is based on the old church of Raahe that was built in 1650's and burned down in 1908. As reference for the interior I used photographs taken in mid-and late 1800's.
Love the art style! This gave me childhood flashbacks lol, my sister used to scare me with stories of faces in the windows to get me to sleep when I was a kid (honestly I’m still scared of windows at night) 😅 Stormblåst is such an awesome name tho, very metal 🌬️
In an other dimension, exists the world of Karamador, inhabited by humans and human-like animals and insects known as anhinis.
The first series, Karamador Fantasy, sets in a reneissance- fantasy type time era, during the times of great dangers and legendary heroes. We mostly follow the adventures of Sir Kiljaos Windmane, the lion paladin of wind. Sir Kiljaos is a wandering paladin who travels around his homeland Pohjoland and the other parts of Karamador, fighting the forces of evil and helping those in need, and in hopes to get paid in the process. During his adventures he also meets and teams up with many different companions to fight the forces of chaos, like for example the beastly insectoids of Hordium, the undead, demonic invasions and ruthless orcs.
Although Karamador is set in a fantasy world, many of it's locations are based more or less on real locations. Many of the stories also involve real life legends and folk lore, especially from Finland and Scandinavia.