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The Seven Dragonglass Balls

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Strip by: Ian Boreham

{A tableau vivant of characters from Game of Thrones, drawn in the style of Tintin.}
author: Georgé
series title: The Adventures of Jonjon and Snow-y
volume title: The Meereenese Nightingale

The author writes:

I've had this idea bubbling around for a while, but was always daunted by how much time it was going to take, for what is essentially one rather nerdy joke. I started collecting material for it about a month ago, and kept realising I didn't have time to finish it for the coming week, and postponed it in favour of something simpler.

Well, it's done now. I keep finding myself thinking I should have done things a little differently. The original illustration is from The Castafiore Emerald, but I added the Abdullah character as a way of including Tyrion Lannister. When I finished, I started wondering if that should have been Joffrey instead, from a personality point of view.

Should I have given Jonjon his Valyrian steel sword? Should I have found some way of including Hodor? I'm sure I've missed a few other important characters, like Arya, The Hound, The Mountain, Tywin Lannister, the other princes and princesses, all the Martells and Tyrells, the Boltons, the Greyjoys, Brienne of Tarth, The Red Woman, Tyros of Myr, the other Baratheon brothers, the White Walkers, the Children of the Forest, Jaquen H'Gar, the... OK, maybe including everyone isn't such a good idea.

And curse Hergé, first of his name, for picking a special, easily recognisable font that I don't have anything like. I ended up manually tweaking stroke ends to get the right effect.

Drawn in Krita and Inkscape. I have to say, trying to do comic characters that are recognisable as real people/live action film characters, while trying to make the style also recognisable as that of a well-known comic artist, is a little painful.