Chapter 8 Page 31

Just so you guys know, I was mostly joking about the Standard Epic Fantasy Quest in the last update post – not apologizing for our choice of story to tell or anything like that.  Thank you anyway for all the comments and encouragement, and the discussion on writing (good luck to all of you NaNoers! I am sad not to be among you this year). Honestly I’m a big fan of the ‘people go on an epic journey to accomplish some highly important goal’ category of fantasy fiction – there are so many potential directions to take the story (and the readers.  One of my favorite parts of reading has always been to go on that journey with the characters, both their external geographical journey and their internal ones), and there are so many variables that can make the story wildly different from other examples of the same subgenre.  Chezhnian and I are both very glad that you’re enjoying our take on the traditional(?) fantasy epic as much as we have been, and we’re really excited to bring the rest of our story to you (four years’ worth of writing so far – you have no idea how agonizing it is sometimes not to be able to share artwork or story blurbs of the more recent events and characters with you. XD)  Innumerable thanks to all of you for coming along with us on the road.

And for some update  news: I know it’s getting close to a holiday break for a lot of you, but make sure to check back here on Tuesday for a SUPER SPECTACULARLY AWESOME ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWESOME. Really, we mean it (if you couldn’t tell from the bolded caps and hyperbole there). It involves comics and dead trees and goodies up for grabs and possibly ELK. Oh the elk. D:

See you on Tuesday!

Discussion (5) ¬

  1. hariman

    Yes Kip, you really should go into enemy occupied territory that will likely be controlled by sorcerers who can set wards that will detect you no matter what you do while also guarding your house with large numbers of well hidden sorcerers and or guards to keep you from escaping if you’re dumb enough to go back.

    Oh, wait, no. YOU SHOULDN’T.

    I hate being hard on her, but I have to be hard on her. This is probably Kip’s most clueless moment of the comic so far. I hope Varony carries her out of there bodily to keep her from being so foolish.

  2. JaneB

    Oh you lovely people, there was an update ALREADY WAITING when I accidentally clicked the wrong bookmark (it’s been a long day. There were Meetings. Meetings which generated three pages of increasingly spiky and detailed doodles in two colours. I NEEDED an early update…)

    Kip once again proves that age does not necessarily confer common sense… though I guess pampered medical lemurs don’t get many chances to learn that? Oh well. Time for a crash course in Shutting Doors and Being Cautious, Kip!

    And those are clothes. They cover the bits that need covering without causing too much in the way of a tripping hazard. What’s she complaining about? Now, the book, I can maybe have some sympathy with (I assume its some sort of lab notebook/journal not the best-seller she’s only half way through reading). If she was wanting to get some boots for her bare feet, I might have a leetle more sympathy… going adventuring without my boots would be quite bad.

    Goodies involving dead trees sounds exciting!

  3. aetherfang

    Yes! Really looking forward to next Tuesday! ;)

  4. TJ

    ELK?! :D Ohmygosh, I’m so excited for next Tuesday! And Kip’s hair is so luscious :D I’m still loving the comic, you are both amazing!

  5. Guesticus

    Actually, going back now may be the safest time: the scumemy may not be expecting it so soon, they may have some eyes watching, but they probably won’t be good ones and ones wanting to get in on the real action

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