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Enfyse-Hier Heulog was once a mercenary in the Red-and-Burning Son-Star Legion of the Plains Lady (Gatagaf Tmodd-arhuf Rut-ruhush-hur, in Timodgry). Rima Tanabassum is the only child of the Lord Tanabassum, de facto ruler of Yomstol. War with Greater Arduition looms in Yomstol, and the Lord Tanabassum has to act. His decision will prove to change more about the course of history in the Ring of Stars Basin than even he, learned and wise and just as he is, could have imagined.

Fantasy lesbians is just the beginning of it, though I guess you can also expect some of that. Updates weekly.
maybepaolo asked: If I may ask, how do you color your work for this comic? (sorry if it's not that specific, what I mean is: do you use watercolours, photoshop, etc...) I really love it!


Answer:

Hi, I do the colors in Photoshop. The comic starts out in a black and white ink wash, and then I scan it and put flat colors in underneath. I wanted to do the comic entirely in traditional media initially but when I started I couldn’t do watercolors, and even though I can now it would probably take too long… I’m still not entirely satisfied with how the comic looks so I might decide to change this process and go all traditional. Maybe. I don’t know, things are bumpy right now. Thanks!

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Page 62, things are starting to heat up. Warning for blood! 

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Page 61. Passing the army in the mountains! This page was made actually way after next week’s page, since I decided I ought to have another page here for better pacing. 

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Page 59, and with it Rima leaves Yomstol.

What she meant to say was “Goodbye.”

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Page 58. Maypur is roughly translated as “bullshit”, but it literally means “cockroaches”. Um. 

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Page 57, my favorite page so far. I’m very proud of the colors in this one? I feel it has contrast without having to have lots of harsh light. This page is in my irl portfolio.

Anyway, re: what I talked about last week! I am at my parents’ house for spring break, I finished a page yesterday and did a lot of thumbnailing and rescripting the past week. If I keep up a good pace I can probably hold us until or almost until the semester ends, even if I can’t finish the chapter (Chapter 1 ends at page 70). We’ll see what happens after that.

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Guys, this is so scary, my buffer is almost entirely spent. I am dead serious there are only five more finished pages left, and if I can’t make up the difference during spring break the comic will have to go on hiatus until the summer, I literally can’t work on it while school is on. I swear some day I will get this stupid monster up to multiple updates a week and the story will actually happen and it’ll be great, but… that might take a few years. 

To better explain myself, when school is not in session, when I have nothing to but lounge at my parents’ house and work on the comic, it takes me one day (8-12 hours) of non-stop work to make a page. During the summer (pages 1-51) I actually got it up to a page and a half a day but, in addition to just burning me out, you all saw how terrible those pages became. Over winter break I slowed down some since I wanted to make sure each page was good, and I also wanted to be able to do some other stuff, so I did one page every two days, and that was a good system but only yielded 8 new pages in the end. I don’t know why it takes me so long to make these, they certainly don’t look like anything special…. I am just a bad comics artist I guess, I’m sorry guys. If M/S were my job this would be a lot easier. 

Anyway, enough bemoaning my incompetencies, here is page 56. 

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sigtryggr:

I have drawings to scan too but yeah 

the top one is freaking me out tbh

edit: the top one, which is a homework for this week, I emailed to my prof and changed a tiny bit after some feedback. He said he liked it so yey

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