Published On: January 16, 2007

Dogwood Blossoms – Chapter 1: Catherine, p.06-11

Next installment of Dogwood Blossoms, Sess/Rin fancomic.
Inuyasha over-reacts, as usual, and intro the first OC!

Dogwood Blossoms is going to be a part-comic/part-prose Inuyasha manga-based fanfiction focusing on Sesshoumaru/Rin, and involving reincarnation, flashbacks, history, culture clashes, and multiple original characters. Sesshoumaru does not appear in the first chapter.

If you dislike fanfiction, fancomics, anime, Inuyasha, Sesshoumaru, Sess/Rin, or OCs, PLEASE IGNORE anything marked DOGWOOD in my postings from now on.

If you're okay with any of those, please do check it out, I think it going to be pretty cool. XD

Acknowledgments and Disclaimer: The fate of no one historical was changed by the making of this comic. Inuyasha-tachi belong to Takahashi Rumiko and everyone she has sold them to. This is a mostly nonprofit fan work that I’m really slowly putting too much work into because I'm a pathetic period-accuracy purist. All historical inaccuracies are the fault of myself--some deliberate, the rest out of ignorance. There is only so much time a girl can put into research for a fan project. Many thanks to the beta group for their help and suggestions.

Textures used this time gotten variably from here and here.

47 thoughts on “Dogwood Blossoms – Chapter 1: Catherine, p.06-11

  1. EEEE, love how doglike he actually is. Jumping around, poking at the necklace. LOVE your interpretation of Inuyasha (though I hate that anime)

    1. Thanks!! ^^ I’m glad you like it, esp. as a non-fan.

  2. This is turning out awesomely! ^_^ I love the shading and characterizations. 🙂

  3. Whee! Is this the artistic equivalent of a cliffie? Y’all know we’re dying to see what Shichiro looks like without his concealment amulet… hah! Can’t wait for Inu’s response!

    Much fun, and Shichiro’s a hottie! Thanks for sharing!

    1. XD Yay! Thanks. ^^

      Cliffies happen even more in comics because they’re shorter installments.

      1. One point that baffled me a bit, though… but I think I know what you meant, since Shichiro is sort of doing a ‘double-speak’ thing (and making Inu nuts with the ‘oji-chan’. Hee!).

        It’s when he describes Kagome as ‘the miko from foreign lands’; even back in the Sengoku Jidai, she was obviously Japanese, so ‘foreign lands’ doesn’t quite fit. He’s looking right at her, not to mention Inu pointing the Tetsusaiga at his throat (loved that swipe about a ‘disrespectful inu-hanyou running around Tokyo with his youki on full blast’), says he’s up on his youkai history, so perhaps a better nod to his ‘in-the-know’ position might be ‘the miko from a different time’?

        Just a suggestion; use or discard as you choose!

        1. I was thinking that not all legends get passed down correctly, or are understood by those seeing them from the outside. Shichiro would get his info from family history, legend, and excitable flea demons. I don’t know if Myoga understands exactly where Kagome comes from, or if they get that she’s from Japan’s own future. I was thinking she dresses so differently that Sengoku people wouldn’t connect her with themselves very much. She would have different speech patterns, too, even if they don’t go into that in the original story. So I went with the perceived ‘foreign, magical lands’ theory for Kagome. At least in this fanstory.

          Sesshoumaru, of course, would have figured it out since the 1950’s or so, when the sailor suits became common, but he doesn’t talk much. 🙂

          So many options! I’ve just got to decide and go with one.

          Thanks for thinking and enjoying and commenting! ^^

        2. Is this under f-lock? I’d like to send a link to a couple of my LJ friends, if you don’t mind.

        3. Not locked, very open! XD YAY! Thank you. ^__^

          Send’em here for the main portal:

          Or the first post, that’s fine.


  4. The line “I don’t trust jewlery” gets a gold star. ^_^ Excellent as usual! You’re figures and poses are again masterfully done.

    1. Thanks, Shada! *hugs*
      Obviously, I’ve rather fallen into the Inuyasha fandom……
      But it’s so fun! XD

  5. Wow, I wish I could draw that good. One thing, is th e other guy going to look difrent now, since I’m guessing that he is a youki, if so then what kind of youki is he? Your comic rocks, totally wonderful, LOVE IT.

    1. Thanks! Glad you are liking it. ^^

      Yup, he’ll be revealing his true self in the next section. mwah.

  6. Feni sent me over! ::bright eyes:: I’m liking your story!

    1. Thank you! I’m so glad. ^^

  7. Whee! Another installment. I was only linked to the first. Awesome, it’s getting interesting!

  8. neato! i plan to follow.

    i love the look you’re giving Shichiro… just a little demonic. the medallion is cool too. can’t wait to see Shichiro w/o his medallion!

    may i friend you?

    uh. on another subject, i want you to know that i’m working on a sess/reincarnated!rin fic (not comic) also, and opted to make my character an irish catholic girl from the states. very different set up i assure you, and feni can vouch for me since i’ve shared a first draft with you. but when i (finally) come out with it, i just want you to know i wasnt’ copying your idea, but already had it underway when i found you….


    1. lolz! Before I started posting this, I emailed Fenik to assure her that I wasn’t copying her Exchanged. ^_^ And so it goes…
      No problems. YAY for reincfic! XD

      Friend away, thank you so much!

      1. yeah. when i first started this idea, i also emailed her and told her that NO WAY was i going to do a reincarnated rin…. then about a month later – when i realized i HAD to do it for the story to work, i emailed her on hands and knees. she’s good that way!


  9. 🙂

    “I don’t trust jewelry.” <-- I love this! Hehe! ^_^ Great job so far – I’m interested in seeing where you go with this. Keep up the great work!

  10. PS

    Would it be possible for me to friend you so that I am notified when you update?


    1. Re: PS

      Oh, do do!
      Thanks. ^^

      1. Re: PS

        Yay! ^_^ I look forward to your updates!

  11. I’m liking this very much. Fenik linked me so I moseyed on over. Thumbs up. 🙂

    psst can I friend you?

    1. Totally! Thank you so much. ^^

  12. I got the link from fenikkusuken’s journal, and I must say this is awesome. I have never been one for fancomics, but I’m glad I came to check it out!

  13. I must remember to thank Feni for sending me here. So, is Shichiro Kagome and Inuyasha’s grandson (or relative)? Or is he just being rude. I’m thinking dog demon here…on to the next one!

    1. He’s a relative. :] Next one’ll be up by next week, it’s being picked at atm. 🙂

      1. Waiting patiently!

        *checks LJ again*


  14. I wandered over from Fenik’s journal and I must say, that woman has excellent tastes in doujinshi. I love what you’ve got so far.

    Would you mind if I friend you?

    1. Happily, do! ^^

      Thanks. 🙂

  15. I was sent this way by Feni as well and love what you have so far! I will definitely be following this.

    Can I friend?

    1. Totally totally!

      Thanks so much. ^^

  16. Wow…what a lovely IY doujinshi! I’m very impressed with the premise and the artwork so far. Beautifully done!

    *friends, if that’s ok, so I can keep up with future installments*

    1. Totally totally.
      Thank you so much!

  17. Friend away! Thank you! ^__^

  18. IY: ‘I don’t trust jewellery.’
    Kagome: *snicker*

    *blinks innocently* I wonder why? XD

    Ooooh! Me like Shichiro! He purty!

    This whole thing just looks fantastic. I love your illustration style. Kagome looks so pretty! Is she a little older than in the manga?

    1. she’s 17. This takes place 3 years after the beginning of the manga, assuming that Takahashi is confining all the events of the manga to Kagome’s 15th year. She’s still officially in her last year of Jr High in the manga (as senseless as that may be :).

  19. This is great- I’m looking forward to reading more.

    You’re an amazing artist- the panels are all beautiful!

    1. Why, thank you! I’m glad you are liking it. ^^
      Thanks for all your nice comments and the watch! ^___^

      1. You’re quite welcome on all counts ^^

  20. inuyasha is funny ^_^

  21. Still great! Love the characters!

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