I didn't want to get too trashy and show dismembered children, but I also wanted the victim to be too young to be one of the trolls' enemies to underline that most of the victims are innocent. So that half-eaten fairy is supposed to be a teenager.
(Well Prince Laouki is a teenager too, but the idea isn't kids being incapable of evil, rather of kids having little political influence, and the prince is an exception at that.)
Dodom, great looking page and VERY interesting subject matter!!! And no, not too shocking, it's just part of this world.
Shock value entered in this comic's initial design, but was toned down a lot by the time it came to actual execution. That leaves points where I'm not certain it's really appropriate for the rest.
Im really hoping the practice does not include eating a living victim. Its chilling enough to see a half eaten corpse.
Victims have to be either alive or very fresh, but unless the victim is another elf and therefore immune, their venom will make them unconscious.