by Sitji Chou
Thank you Sitji Chou for the beautiful cover, and Luci Holland for the wonderful sound effects.
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I started making Far From Home in 2012, and finished at the end of 2013. When I began I was sharing a flat with a couple of friends in Scotland, and when I finished I was reunited with my partner in South Korea. Apart from how much work I put into the thing, it represented a very turbulent and exciting time. Despite having moved on quite a bit, I'm happy I can share it now, and I'm very grateful to Luci Holland for helping me finish it with beautiful sound effects.
Development Drawings -
Rusty's Pack Studies
In Far From Home, Rusty is sold to a local farmer who fights dogs. Unexpectedly, he leads the dogs in a revolution. Inspired by his dreams of his wolfish ancestry, Rusty leads his pack into the wilderness with mixed success. The pack ultimately finds peace and happiness when they find a lonely old woman with the means to keep them fed. She indulges their dreams of being wild and independent while feeding them and letting them sleep in her shed.
While Rusty the dog dreams about his wolfish kin, Malcolm dreams of being a scared ape at the mercy of nature and his own tribe. If he doesn't find Rusty, his daughter will never forgive him.
Gillian has no such anxieties. Knowing full well that her father would continue to let her down, she decides to trust in herself and run away, taking only her mother's biking jacket. But also, lets face it, a lot of other stuff too. She's been preparing for months after all.
After a best-selling book helps to pass a law allowing the reintroduction of wolves, Scott is personally put on the hook for the various fears about wolves people have from centuries of prejudice.
The farmer and head ape in Malcolm's tribe. Fights dogs for the gambling profits, and also dreams about his distant ancestry. Sometimes he wakes up terrified of lightning, shadows, and teeth in the dark.