Sunday, November 20, 2016

A Journey Transition

A new page here.

A kinda-like Indiana Jones traveling transition.  Complete with an allusion to a future character (?).  The heroes are traveling (as fast as they can) across the Kêl’torï highlands.  Needless to say, boredom is a factor any time extensive travel is required.

Fairly simple page - most difficult part was resizing the map and adjusting the scale for the panel.  Everything else went pretty quick.  And notice - no accent word bubbles this time.

Until next time,


Saturday, November 12, 2016

..And it's anti-climatic

A fresh new page here.

A tense moment with some of the mildly xenophobic natives, which is saved by another round of ale from the bar.

Still haven't dreamed up a new way to do accents.  The different coloring is nicer than changing fonts, or murdering easy to read text.  Oh well, something may come to mind on of these nights.  Over at, rather pleased with this connecting page - but I did get lazy and only did minimal shadowing and such.  Meh ...

Until next time,


Sunday, September 4, 2016

Our tavern tale continues

A fresh new page is here.

Our heroes encounter the more pragmatic side of the Kël’töri culture here.  Or perhaps it's just a jealous patrol officer trying to intimidate the stranger hitting on his crush. Either way, it could turn out rather messy for our heroes ...

Still playing around with the foreign accents and languages format.  Not entirely sure I like the way this one played out.  I think I may have to go back to the drawing board, as it were, and tinker around with some other ideas.  Any suggestions, ideas, or comments, please leave them below.

Until next time,


Monday, August 29, 2016

How time flies

Or not.  A new comic you say?

About friggin' time.  Or rather, past time.  Motivation - who developed this elusive idea, what?

Now, on to our heroes and their story -
Our heroes pick up where we left off from the Daystar Bridge (after the ominous little cut-scene) and their arrival at Faerie's Crossing.  The story gets started with their experiences in the Kel'tori Highlands, and the slightly insular culture there-in.  Will the heroes speed along on their time sensitive mission?  Will they arrive in the Frostland village of Norrvik with the crucial medicine in time?

As for updates, I will admit that I have worked on all I rambled about last time, I just haven't quite finished them all .  Yet.  But, the good news is, I'm about three pages ahead in the story line, so unless something drastic happens within the next month, there will be new pages to read every week.

EDIT: I remember one thing I was wanting to discuss/relate to you avid reader - that of accents in speech bubbles.  Decades ago when I first started the whole small press comic book endeavor, I want to portray accents with different fonts.  Great idea in theory, horrible idea in execution.  Having different characters speaking in different fonts made for difficult reading.
So that idea was scrapped.
Over the years, I've read quite a few comics where either the creator or the letterer tried to capture the accents phonetically.  As above, a great idea in theory.  But having to try and translate what the character is saying, difficult at best.
From these attempts (both mine and other creator's) I've learned that reading flow is much better than trying to be impressively fancy.  Then some time earlier this year (or maybe last year - time is so difficult to quantify it seems) I came across a genius that solved this problem!
Ever though I can't find the article that discussed this new method for simplifying accents and different languages, I thought it ingenious!  I found it here, in this article, from Blambot's facebook page.

(this section is from the bottom of the article)
Because of this, I'm going to play around a bit with the different accents and languages.  This is where the green outline plays into the bar wench's speech balloons.  I do encourage discussion about this, and any helpful or insightful ideas are more than welcome.

Until next time,


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Off to a slow 2016 ....

A new page, finally ..... here.

A little tardy for the new year, but here we change locations for a cut scene.  A little bad guy time never hurts the story's development, right?  Wonder what the "geodesic expansion algorithms" are?  Or, more importantly, when will they show up in the story again?  And what is that glowing cube?

Perhaps laying the ground work for future expositions ... or, maybe, some plot threads?

Having a slow start to the new year, but hopefully this year will see the completion of this current story arc, and a lot of updates on the web site.  I plan on greatly expanding the Cartography and Encyclopedia sections, and hoping to upload more content to my deviant art page.  I guess we'll just see how motivated I am for the rest of this year.

Until next time,