Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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Lehi and Sariah -- At last!!


A creative, organizational, and social maven who's genius and integrity has earned him respect throughout the known world.

Lehi was a poor child that led a rough desert life. But he was born with a gift: he's a visionary. He can’t help himself. While a youth his big dreams held little clout, but after mastering the craft of metalworking, they have made him exorbitantly wealthy. Now he is well-respected in both high-neck and low-brow societies the country over. But his highly developed career skills have little use in the small-time environment of his family, where he struggles like any father to teach his children correct principles. He is often unconsciously hard on his sons, especially his birthright son, Laman, who is the principle heir of his fortunes. Lehi sees too much of his own violent desert heritage in Laman--and it reminds him of a past he desperately wants to forget.

Lehi has long been loyal to Yahweh, and has always trusted the supernatural: dreams, impressions, feelings, and gut instincts. For him, living life in the moment is the only way to live. No perfect plan for tomorrow can compensate for a life well-lived today.
He is a renaissance man that is constantly revealing skills and abilities that even his wife of 20 years, Sariah, can be surprised by.
When a majestic vision turns his life upside down, Lehi finds himself at the forefront of a dangerous religiopolitical resistance that will try his courage, faith, and strength to their uttermost limits and beyond.

Lehi is a Striped Hyena, one of the largest carnivores that exists in the Holy Land. He is physically intimidating and very few in all the country can match his powerful stature. Striped hyenas are now extinct in the wild but were once plentiful and very dangerous.


A smart, educated woman of high class but pragmatic character.

Sariah is a woman of tremendous character. She fell in love with Lehi for his bravado and courage, and has never fallen out of love since. Her family is her joy. Whereas Lehi struggles as a father, Sariah is a born nurturer. She knows what her children need, and she does her best to give it to them, be it discipline, care, attention, or freedom. Her worst fear is to see her children give into their more carnal natures...or succumb to the dangers of the desert.

Sariah's Hebrew heritage can be traced back to Adam. A part of her family has always been faithful and she is determined to continue that noble tradition.

She has been friends with Jeremiah, the Prophet, since she was a child and thinks of him as a grandfather.

Sariah is a Sand Cat, a beautiful desert feline. 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Annotated Version of Issue #1 Released

We've added a version of Issue #1 that is annotated with scriptures...like...a lot of scriptures...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Read the Comic!

You may have noticed a new button in the top left. You can now read the storyboard version of the comic! An annotated version with extensive scripture citations (5+ pages of 'em) is coming soon!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012



A stalwart youth that abhors violence and loves the simple life.

Nephi is a multi-talented prodigy...but a 12-year-old one. No one knows that his destiny is to become a legend…least of all him. He concerns himself only with being the best little boy that he can be. His remarkable accomplishments are often overshadowed by those of his five older siblings, and while it disappoints him sometimes, he lets it go. Nephi is quick to forgive and quick to love.

Circumstance will reveal that little Nephi is mighty strong. The fate of his family--and his people--will rest on his small shoulders.

Nephi is a Sand Cat, the smallest by far of his family, but still large by general standards, especially for his age.

     And it came to pass that I, Nephi, being exceedingly young, nevertheless being large in stature, and also having great desires to know of the mysteries of God, wherefore, I did cry unto the Lord; and behold he did visit me, and did soften my heart that I did believe all the words which had been spoken by my father; wherefore, I did not rebel against him like unto my brothers.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Weekly Posts Official! Every Tuesday @ 6am

This character is a Judean royal guard. He protects the King's House from unwanted guests...like the prophet Jeremiah and others that are calling the people to repentance. In real life the tribe of Judah's symbol is the lion.

It's official! We're starting weekly posts every Tuesday @ 6am. We guarantee new concept art and possibly a verbal update on how the project is progressing. Thank you so much for following and please continue to spread the word! We have a goal to reach 100 likes on Facebook by From the Dust's first birthday--February 6, 2012!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

New Year, New Name, New Look

You'll be putting your kids to bed with it for years to come. Promise!

Coming Summer 2012.

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Liahona

Happy New Year! At this wonderful season of direction-shifting and course-correcting, what better topic to draw than that great director, the Liahona, which led Lehi and his family through the wilderness!

I envision that beautiful "ball" as a tiny marble, able to fit snuggly in the palm of your hand. A brass assemblage surrounds it and "supports" it, although most of the time magnetism keeps it floating in place--magically!

When they are righteous and need to know the way, it points a clear stream of light in the direction they should go.

Keep in mind this is only concept art and the actual design may vary in the story. We've got a long way to go yet! Hopefully it will guide us aright in this coming year.

I have so much news to report that I will have to hold off--suffice it to say that things are going strong and we hope to have the first comic completed and published for you this summer!