Pg 63: Just Beginning

This Week in Epic Fail: Yoru seems to like his Pony trembling in fear and so the party depart for Kasperbianca where the Adventure will really begin…

Creator’s Commentary: Prepare yourself – there will be another update of Epic Fail tomorrow because it is Dialogue Free Comics Day. I know! This never happens! Must be someone’s Birthday. Oh wait! It’s mine 🙂

I’m loving drawing that Gryphon. I was originally going to alter the part where it flys out of the frame, so it stayed inside the box, but it looked cool so I kept it.

This page marks the end of Adventure prep and the beginning of Adventure proper. Of course there will still be a fair old bit of general messing around because this comic is Epic Fail.

EDIT: On posting I’ve noticed a few mistakes (Yoru’s funky ears, Dirk’s disappearing sword and Martin’s sword shrinkage). Will fix after D&D.  – FIXED

Pg 62: Literally Figuratively Speaking

This Week in Epic Fail: Our heroes are ready to depart but Tinuvielle has a bug up her butt about the correct usage of the word ‘literally’.

Creator’s Commentary: Okay so my idea here was that they say they’re ready to leave and then they leave, but could I just do that? Noooo.

I had Amuletts saying ‘Time is literally money’ for a long time in my script, then I got really persnickety about the usage of ‘literally’ which it should really be ‘figuratively’ and so this happened. I’m sure logophiles will appreciate it.

I think the text is too small. Can you read it?


Pg 61: Family Values

This week in Epic Fail: Clodin Learns that Amuletts has sold Andy Roid.

Creator’s Commentary: Busy scene this one. I thought it would be a real pain drawing Amuletts’ Gryphon, the horses and everything but it was really fun! (As a child I was obsessed with horses and drew almost nothing else so I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised it comes back easily).

I know it may seem kind of weird that I included Andy in the story at all given he was going to disappear so quickly, but there were a few reasons why. 1) I try not to stray too far from the events that happened in gaming reality; 2) He helps highlight Amuletts’ mercenary nature; 3) If I ever go back and cover the adventure before this one I want the continuity to be straight (it’s not totally beyond the realms of possibility that I would. It was a good adventure); 4) Other characters will come and go too. Might as well start as I mean to go on.

Pg 59: Not going back

This week in Epic Fail: Martin asks if half-demon Yoru is returning to the Guan-Yin Temple. Tinuvielle insists he is coming with the party for their upcoming adventure despite the potential risks.
Creator’s Commentary: Sorry about the wall of text in this one, but it’s pretty concise compared to what it could have been. I actually drew this page with only a vague idea of what the dialogue was going to be; I was a little worried it wouldn’t fit or gel.

I hate Tinuvielle’s face in the last panel. Hate it. I will probably have to redraw it later.

Pg 58: Magic Gryphon

This week in Epic Fail: Clodin reveals a bonus clause in their contract and Amuletts pulls a Gryphon out of her pocket.

Creator’s Commentary: I’m kinda proud of the panelling in this one – pretty creative for me.

And you wouldn’t believe the amount of time I spent on Dirk’s pose in panel one only to have it mostly hidden by a speach bubble.

By the way the Gryphon’s name is Peter. Get it? Peter… Gryphon?