Chapter 17: City of Nightmares

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And with that we are back! It feels like it’s been ….uh, four years. Many, many thanks and much love to those of you who have kept checking back here over all that time and sharing your enthusiasm and encouragement. We love our story, but knowing that you guys love it too really makes all the work we’ve been putting into bringing it back feel that much more worth it. Seriously, you guys are the best.

To new readers finding us for the first time, welcome! We’re glad you’re here and we hope you enjoy the story.

Comic updates are going to be weekly on Fridays for now. Twice-weekly updates may return in the future once I’m a little more confident in my ability to keep up a page buffer with the new page-making process – I will keep you posted. The schedule may change on a month-to-month basis depending on how many pages I’ve got finished in advance – if so, you’ll be able to check the site header and our SpiderForest listing for the current update days.

Some new things for you:
(since I’m removing the previous status update posts from the archive soon)

Tamuranpedia on WorldAnvil – If you need a refresher on what’s happened so far and don’t want to reread the whole archive, I posted a chapter-by-chapter synopsis for you. It may become a full-fledged wiki for the comic eventually. For now, it’s also got an article on the Atriand calendar and the beginnings of an interactive map with info that pops up on mouseover (some things don’t have visible pins, so look around).

Tamuran for mobile devices on Webtoons – We’ve started adapting the comic in a vertical-scrolling format over on Webtoons for those who prefer reading on mobile devices, or just want to revisit the story told in a slightly different way. We’re posting a few pages a week on Thursdays and are currently up to Chapter 2.

Twitch channel – Hang out and watch me make comic pages. I don’t have a set schedule at the moment, but if you follow the account you’ll get notifications whenever I start broadcasting. Sometimes Chezhnian stops by in the chat, too.

Tamuran’s Discord server – Come and chat with us!

Also check out our host and all-around awesome webcomic community SpiderForest‘s newly-revamped website, if you haven’t seen it yet. They’ve added a ton of search functionality for finding new comics to read, with tags and content warnings (want to search for comics with elves? Character-driven stories? Comics by non-binary creators, or featuring non-binary characters? Go for it). And there are seriously so many great comics listed on the site. Go read ’em.

Speaking of SpiderForest, our friend Delphina over at Sombulus just launched a Kickstarter to print Book 3 of her comic. If you haven’t read Sombulus, you need to go do that, because it is fantastic (and that’s not hyperbole). Especially if you like unique worldbuilding, complex characters, and excellently-crafted humor (and also flying toasters).

…And that’s about it for now. My next big project will be a long-overdue complete overhaul of the comic website – and on that note, let me know if you find anything that’s not working on the current site. Some things didn’t play nice with a recent server-side PHP upgrade, and I think I caught everything, but if you run into any error messages, don’t be alarmed. For that reason e-mail notifications for comment replies are disabled for the moment – if you know of a good, lightweight WordPress plugin you’d recommend for the purpose, let me know. Also let me know if there are any features or considerations you’d like to see in a new site design. A site that actually works on mobile devices is definitely one of the goals there (I know this one doesn’t).

Anyway, welcome back, everybody! Please share the comic and spread the word that we’re updating again, if you’re so inclined. And as always, thanks for reading!