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Cropped panel from Keybound: the young gnome, Eledrine, looks around the Keyper's garden completely dumbfounded as her brother and mother follow the Keyper to her home.

Keybound, a fantasy webcomic

Eledrine Galea knew her life plan from a young age: she would apprentice her mother until she was old enough to take over the family business, and when she was old enough she would marry her betrothed, Valen Bell. Her life was to be like any other gnomes' in the villages. Fyodor, her brother, also had a clear future before him. He was Key-Intended and studied at the Keybound Academy with other Intendeds in preparation for his life traveling outside of the villages.

When Fyodor's binding was to take place, their mother brought both of them to the Keyper's home. As a choice their parents had made well before Eledrine's birth came to light, the siblings' lives were irreversibly changed. The mistake is never discussed, and Eledrine's family tries to carry on as though nothing significant occurred. In adulthood, Eledrine is faced with decisions regarding what paths to take in her life, and the roles she wishes to continue occupying or release as she goes down those paths.

Other Works by Shannon Dybvig

Cover for UPGRADE, a short scifi comic Cover for Storm Warning, an abstract feminist comic Cover for The Right Joe, a short comic anti-romance

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Thanks SLPL Comic Con 2017, and book info

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Comic Con at St. Louis Public Library on the 29th! I had an absolute blast, and it was great to connect with everyone who dropped by my table. It was thrilling to speak with so many comics readers and the general energy of the show was lovely. Shout out to the SLPL Central Branch for putting on such a wonderful show! I hope to be back next year. To anyone who wasn't able to attend or otherwise pick up a book, all of my books are available at Subculture in Maplewood, and I expect to have them available to purchase on the site soon as well. If you drop by Subculture, tell them I sent you! Keep an eye out here or on Twitter for an announcement of the online store.

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