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I hoped to have wrapped up episode 192 before hitting the road, but no luck. A spoiler-free, B&W sneak peek can be found over on Patreon (patreon.com/steveconley) I’m about to head to the airport for the Baltimore Comic-Con and I’m so very excited. I’ll be sure to share a report or two over on Patreon from the show floor! I hope to see some of you there!The Kickstarter campaign is going amazingly well. After hitting the goal on just seven hours, we’ve already unlocked two stretch goals. Big big thanks to everyone who has been able to contribute and help share the campaign!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/steveconley/the-middle-age-volume-2-hardcover-collectionLook for the next episode when I’m back at my desk on Tuesday! — Steve
This episode is interesting in that I think it’s the least our hero has appeared on the page. I’ve always tried to make sure he’s central to every episode – even when he’s unconscious – so this is weird. :) I’m looking forward to waking him up again soon. :)
BTW, I was right… Drawing that magic bow is nearly as time-consuming as drawing all that chain mail. And coloring the bow is so much more complicated – shading all those snakes. :)
The Kickstarter campaign for The Middle Age: Volume Two is live! A few readers asked about Volume One, so it’s available as well through the campaign. :) Here’s the URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/steveconley/the-middle-age-volume-2-hardcover-collection
My note for the first half of this episode is one of my favorites: “Dragon hunters politely resolve to be brutal murderers.”
Thanks, Tom! I really appreciate it!
Thanks, Yakety Sax!
I also think of the Stupid Stupid Rat Creatures from Bone. :)
I may regret making that bow so complicated. :)
Sorry for the interrupted schedule lately! I’ve been wrapping up preparations for the next Kickstarter and getting ready for the Baltimore Comic-Con. The BCC very kindly asked me to provide the cover for this year’s program book. You can see a preview of the cover – with Sir Quimp and the Baby Dragons here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/baltimore-comic-30289174
A little bit of process talk and a happy accident… there’s so much text in this episode that there was no room for our slumbering hero in the last panel. At the last minute, looking at the fourth panel, I worried that some readers might think Quimp had risen or snuck off (or evaporated, or had sunk into the planet’s crust – my readers are very inventive). To avoid confusion, I did something I hate to do – I copied-and-pasted the figure from panel one and added his rump to the bottom of the panel. Once I realized it was a chance to have our hero’s butt facing the sword, it made everything worse for the sword and better for us. :D