This story is based on the Japanese Mythology creation story, where Inzanagi and Izanami create the what is known today as japan. In my creation, they receive some help from the deities to create each element of the earth. Thus creating the start of life. The comic itself is displayed in the traditional Japanese right to left format of reading comics. In the book “Understanding Comics” it talked about bleeding frames in which they displayed in a large amount of time being stretched out into an infinite time span which is what I wanted to show with this comic; time being still while I have only both Izanagi and Izanami together.
Japanese Creation Story:
Izanagi and Izanami were a divine couple, brother and sister, who had a principle role in creating the islands of Japan and from whom many important and elemental kami (gods) had their birth.
Ama no Nuboko The Jewelled Spear
The older generations of kami assigned Izanagi and Izanami the task of bringing order and structure to the shapeless chaos that was the world. To help them to accomplish this, the couple were given the jewelled spear called Ama no Nuboko.
From the Heavenly Floating Bridge, Izanagi and Izanami peered down at the inchoate mass below, not knowing how to begin the work of creation. Finally, they tried stirring the chaos with the point of the spear. As the spear was lifted back up, a drop fell from it, creating the island of Onogoro. Izanagi and Izanami decided to make their home there and built a palace called the Eight Measure Palace. In the very centre of the palace stood a pillar, the Heavenly August Pillar.