Growing up on the Final Fantasy series had a big impact on me creatively, and FFIX was no exception. First hearing about the project, I was instantly inspired to come up with something. As it usually goes, however, what started as a quick project for fun turned into something much more serious and time consuming. Despite that, I had a ton of fun writing/drawing/coloring the story and I hope you enjoy reading it (whether you've played the original game or not)!
...and to anyone curious who hasn't, I've provided a short list of referential notes after the jump!
PS: Huge thanks to Nate, James, Kat, and Deb for their help with color-flats!
Beatrix - "For Alexandria's" main character. In FFIX, she's a young general and a prominently featured supporting character.
Steiner - The injured soldier who retrieved Save the Queen, and (in the original game) a knight captain and one of the story's main characters.
"Lady Garnet" - Mentioned by the Colonel on page 5, the 16 year old Princess of Alexandria and one of FFIX's main characters.
**It's also worth mentioning, the final page was drawn directly from a scene in the original game itself, an attack on Alexandria, which can be viewed here.