Pg 51: Elven Theory on Dwarves

This week in Epic Fail: Tinuvielle and Amuletts gather evidence that Dwarves are gay.

Creator’s Commentary: Too risqué?

When Kevin first created this Dwarven Fighter I suggested the name Clod son of Sod, both referring to the earth, which then became Clodding son of Sodding and finally Clodin son of Sodin. True story.

I’d appreciate your feedback on whether this page is easy to read or if I need to edit the text and speachbubbles.

BONUS 06: Christmas Special 2010


Have a good one. I hope you enjoy this Christmas bonus, perhaps it’s not quite so sexy as last years but I it is more traditionally Christmassy: Clodin is giving Yoru a Warhammer as a pressent (yes that’s what it’s supposed to be – hard to tell I know).

The tag says: To Yoru, don’t tell your Mum. C/

Sorry the background is a bit sucky – what I’d like to do is lift that curtain and put a whole armory back there with everything wrapped up in christmas paper!

Pg 50: Overlooked

This week in Epic Fail: The party go to see Simone, a Magic-User with a job for them. Clodin says that as the leader he should do the talking, but as soon as the door is open she goes straight to Martin much to his chagrin.

Creator’s Commentary: I started and re-started this page 3 times, I was mostly done with the second version when I decided to bin it. I’m glad I did because the third and final version tuned out so much better. It can be such a temptation just to draw characters from straight in front or straight sideways, because it’s easy and there’s not a lot that can go wrong like with tricky angles and foreshortening. Except it’s flat and boring. That’s what I couldn’t accept; I guess I’m demanding more of myself.

I ran into some difficulty with height, specifically Clodin and Yoru. I still have a bee in my bonnet about a workshop I attended a while back, during which I asked for advice for drawing midgets, i.e. people who are proportionally smaller, as per the dictionary definition. I got jumped on for ‘using an offensive term and being discriminatory’ and therefore never received the help I still sorely need for drawing smaller characters such as (fantasy) Dwarves, Halflings and children. Harrumph! I guess it was just a misunderstanding but wish it hadn’t gotten in the way. If anyone can give me advice on drawing, to use the longer, less controversial definition, proportionally smaller characters it would be greatfully received!

Pg 47: Amuletts Fails a Spot Check

This week in Epic Fail: The gang reunite at an Inn and have drinks (especially Clodin).  Initially Amuletts does not spot Tinuvielle because she is dressed in a drab colored dress clearly designed to cover most of her skin – a big difference from her usual revealing attire.  Amuletts challenges her, pointing out how strange it is and Tinuville admits that her son, Yoru, has made the difference.

Creator’s Commentary: If you’re experiencing deja-vu that’s because I posted this a while back, then decided it was a mistake because I’d missed out a ton of stuff. So now it’s back – in its proper place.

Check back soon: I’ll be posting a Halloween Special.


Fan Art from The Drunken Fools


Antoine of The Drunken Fools drew this really cool Fan Art of Clodin.  He seems to be my most popular character – I have more fan art of him than anyone else!  Must be that dwarvish charm, but I think he earned a lot of kudos for making out with Tinuville.

Antoine says “Epic Fail is to me the story of a Dungeon & Dragons game, played by people on booze.”

Well, since we used to play above a Bar there is an element of truth in that!