Wednesday, 1 December 2021
The Phoenix is rising
Following on from the sketch updates of a couple of weeks ago, I am very excited to be able to share the actual phoenix rising from the blocks in Phoebe's studio. I'm sure I am preaching to the wise here, but the phoenix is traditionally a symbol of regeneration and rebirth. It has many stories of its own, but in Lost & Found it is glimpsed at a key point in the journey of the eponymous hero of Ashypelt - a bold young boy who sets out on a quest to find the true nature of fear.
Carved upon the lintel of the door was a phoenix, holding lines of lettering in the embrace of its flame-feathers.
Bold traveller, venture you no further here
Lest your blood run cold with fear.
Ashypelt stepped swiftly across the threshold.
You'll have to wait just a little bit longer to find out precisely where that threshold is and what exactly lies beyond it. However, suffice to say, there is another chimney boundary-place involved in the final showdown...