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Sep 7, 2015 | 7:36 PM EDT
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A page of a comic book side-project that veers away from the usual vampire/dark/horror stuff I usually do. A little explanation of what Dożynki is, it's a Polish folklore holiday happening on the 23rd of September and is the celebration of the plenty of gathered crops. It marks the end of harvesting period and is one of the most important parties on the countryside, in cities it's next to non-existent. Usually the business of a wreath was more about building a one big-ass wreath from all the leftover flowers, crops and wheat stalks unfit for food production, some were worn by a lady and could even included a living chicken sitting on them like on a nest. In some villages they were far too large and heavy to wear and were more like statues. Overall it is a major party with plenty of food, drinks, colour and cheer. What you see here is a tad bit ... glorified and eye-candy version. Commonly this is the biggest drunken-barn dance party for farmers, but before alcohol was so easy and strong it was much more traditional and nice.

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tailsmilesprower4560tailsmilesprower4560

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wonderful.
I myself live on the village, and this picture shows perfectly how people celebrate it there.
Greetings from Poland!
Pozdrowienia z Polski!


Galejro responds:

Serio? A ja myslałem, że wale ściemę jakich mało... Wiesz... Wóda XD No ale tą stronę pisałem przed Kleo.


MonkiusMonkius

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Ah, the good old days, before the discovery of "wódka..."

Goodness, it must have taken a while to think about the physics of all those flowing fabrics and flailing braids in the first panel... It's fascinating when a photo "freezes" physics like that, but even more respect goes out to someone who can (fairly accurately!) do it with a drawing.

On a side note, are there not some sort of ceremonial axes/hatchets involved? Or am I thinking of a different polish festival/ceremony?


Galejro responds:

That would be mountaineer traditions from Carpathian mountains, These are called ciupaga and are a hybrid between an axe and an a mountain walking stick. Dożynki isn't that much important to people of the mountains since they are more shepherds than farmers.


ManuelTacofaceManuelTacoface

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Really neat detailed designs on the caricatures, but the way the figures are colored in look a little glossy and could greatly benefit from some more shading (although the hair looks pretty well done though.) Keep up the good work and be sure to check out my art as well!