Poor Jake! It seems he just can’t catch a break. Not only does he get sent back to his days as a lab animal, but he’s back at the time before San Monto used gamma rays to activate his gene therapy. So, while he remembers everything, and he’s still smart, physically he’s just an ordinary jackrabbit/Holland Lop mix. How will he ever get himself out of this mess?
Some folks have wondered why the change to a strip format. I’ll admit that the primary reason is that I don’t have as much free time as I’ve had in the past, but I still wanted to keep telling Jake stories. I also think that the strip format is more conducive to quick gags and faster-paced storytelling, as I don’t want to fall into the trap of another 200 page story arc right now, and Jake does have a tendency to spin out of control. However, this next leg of the journey should be fun as Jake’s origin happens all over again, with some major changes as the timeline has been damaged by Roger’s meddling…
Some of the readers out there wanted some pointers on drawing hands, so I put this little video tutorial together to show you how I construct a hand in comic art.
I’ve kept busy this week.
So far, I’ve managed to draw 5 pages of Jake the Evil Hare, 1 page pf Darkfell, and a bunch of random sketches. And I’m not done! I’m going to try to do at least 2 more JTEH pages, at least get the roughs done for next week’s Darkfell, and some more gag work. Thanks to all the fans for helping make us one of the most popular webcomics in the world!
The biggest thing this week, though, as been finishing the 2nd to last chapter for the upcoming novel, Dragonslayer! I’m still a bit surprised that what began as a short story is now over 60,000 words and will be the first of 7 books. You can find out more about it HERE.
Dragonslayer tells the story of Katarina the Dragonslayer, one of the major characters of Darkfell: The Fetters of Wizardry.
When soldiers of the Harkad Empire raided the half-elven enclave of Moonshadow, they murdered the adults and sold the children into slavery. Among these children was a scrawny but spirited ten year old girl named Katarina, who is purchased by a lazy farmer. One day, while wandering in the woods near the farm, Katarina stumbles upon a cave, and in it she finds a pair of ancient swords which awaken in her a power she never dreamed was there…
We’ll be releasing Dragonslayer this summer in both print and eBook format, so please support our Indiegogo campaign. You can view our campaign by clicking the banner above the comic, or by clicking here.