Special surprise, another guest webcomic for you! Sorta. This one is a “blind date” arranged by Webcomic Beacon where they pair an artist with a writer and give them a theme and let them loose on each other. Luckily I was paired with Kari Mareen – (who provided the writing) of the strip: http://www.masseycollege.ca/
Here’s her explanation on the strips fairy tale basis:
Panel 2: a version of “The Frog King.” Actually, many versions of this tale end with the girl cutting off the frog’s head, but my favourite is called “The Well of the World’s End,” and you can find it here: http://www.authorama.com/
Panel 3: Again, this is a common tale type; an easily accessible version is the Grimm Brothers’ “All Fur” or “All-Kinds-of-Fur”: http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/
Panel 4; That would be the Grimms’ “The Brave Little Tailor”: http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/
Panel 5: This is a Russian story called “Vasilisa the Beautiful”: http://www.oldrussia.net/vas.
And we have a song to go with it! Kari’s a multi-faceted creator and built a song to go with our strip. Wow. That’s dedication. Go to her site and make sure you let her know Death At Your Door sent you.