Avelon is a collection of short stories, or perhaps more aptly, short chapters, accompanied by illustrations. The project is in part meant to mimic how concept artist and visual developers put together their images. I write a short story, which is analogous to a prompt someone might receive, which is then translated into an image. Aside from trying to bridge that headspace, it’s about me trying to give life to a world written and visual. The narrative itself takes place in a world where magic exists, can be stored, manipulated, and even imbue objects with life. However, using magic comes at a grave price. Magic in the world of Avelon, comes from life itself. This can come in many forms, from plants, to animals, to people. Due to this price, magic creates both miracles, and myriad of horrors. When magic is extracted, the vessel from which it is drawn turn to little more than a withered husk. A fate no amount of magic can reverse. The story follows two characters: Avara and Charadin. Each character experiences great loss, and spend much of their journey figuring out how to reconcile their grief.