~ The first two are my earliest depictions of Eyolf.
~ The last sketch shows Bursti and Eyolf in the role of Heimdallr, "Keeper of the Rainbow Bridge". The god Heimdallr is not only a messenger of Asgardr, but also the "begetter of mankind" (according to a myth where he fathers the three Norse social classes: slaves, workers and nobles by sleeping "between husband and wife"). Our Eyolf, proud of his potency and referring to his bisexuality, does describe himself in the story as an embodiment of him. Not modest at all, eh? Eyolf knows sex sells and he's a master of Norse PR - how else would you get so famous a mystic without shamelessly promoting yourself? ^^
When the dark secrets of his past threaten to be exposed, Eyolf Sólhrafn - Norway's most famous mystic of the late 10th century - fears the end of his prosperous career, so he has no choice but to rely on the flimsy relationship with his new ally, the austere Yngvar Eindride. Though different like sun and moon, Eyolf and Yngvar start out as business partners, struggle with their clashing ideologies, political rivals and Eyolf's past mistakes and misfortunes, in the process building a stronger connection between them...
This is the EXTRAS section for the novella "Lucky Wolf", whose text you can read on Tapas: https://tapas.io/series/Lucky-Wolf
Here I publish one or more illustrations for each new chapter, along with sketches of the characters and scenes in the story!