Pg 86: Oh Look! A Distraction!

This week in Epic Fail: Tinuvielle distracts Yoru from his awkward questions by (dramatically) explaining interrupting Martin’s story was bad manners. With a rapt audience Martin continues the fiery tale of his adventures with demons.

Webcomic Creator’s Commentary: 

I love Tinuvielle’s hammy acting, the throwing up her arm and the “Woe! Woe!” I hope you found it as funny as I did. I’m nearly finished with the Elven Pussy now. Nearly.

Poor Martin does have a tendency to do what he’s told without thinking it through. In other news: Fire burns. Yes I did reference Labyrinth in the comic, not so much a tribute to the late David Bowie so much as because it’s my favourite movie so I possibly reference it too much.  This joke may have been inspired by the Amanda Palmer Labyrinth with Sock Puppets version though.

You know that red thing the characters are standing on in panels 5 and 7? That is a platform painted with a symbol of chaos and you only keep seeing a fraction of it.  I seem to keep redrawing the entire thing because I’m a dumb, dumb artist who wants it to be accurate and like making life hard on myself. Grr.

What I’m not too happy about is that big gap on the left og panel 7 actually. I think maybe you should see the second demon or some of the other adventurers standing there. Hmm, editing may occur.

Sorry I’ve not been playing Dungeons & Dragons so much lately as the One Night Ultimate Werewolf card game and it’s game expansion Daybreak. We just intend to play a few hands then get to the D&D but end up playing Werewolf the entire evening *guilty face*. It’s true.

Pg 78: At least he’s not asking about the birds & bees

This week in Epic Fail: Yoru has lots of questions about Gods, the afterlife, good and evil. Tinuvielle learns it’s hard to be a parent, particularly to a demon!

Creator’s Commentary:I’m so glad to get a new page up. Slow and steady…

I’ve started teaching private art classes in Oxford, which are going great.  My students tell me they are enjoying them immensely and learning ‘an incredible amount.’ YAY! We’ve just finished a six week drawing course and are moving on to acrylic painting.

I’m feeling a little jet-lagged after the clocks changed for the autumn ‘Fall Back.’ Sleep schedule all out of whack. Anyone else feel this way?

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.

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Yoru Plushie


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I made a Plushie of Epic Fail’s character Yoru! I made it using the ‘sit pattern  tutorial‘ by BabyLondonStar on Deviantart. It’s made mostly out of Felt with a short-shag fur fabric for the hair. I had trouble finding a light-grey fur for the fringe so I had to sacrifice a stuffed shark for it. Overall Plushie Yoru uses 12 types of fabric and 4 types of tread. The clothes are all made as separate pieces. The horns are just little felt cones.

It took a while, probably because I have never made anything like this before and he’s entirely hand-stitched, but I am really proud. He’s devilishly cute! I kinda want to make all the characters now!

Pg 48: Shocking Language

This week in Epic Fail: Amuletts is taken aback by Yoru’s monstrous heritage and says things to offend both him and Tinuvielle.

Creator’s Commentary: Now the party are all back together again I feel like splitting them up again; there are far too many characters on this page!

I liked showing the reactions of the people in the Bar to the Heroes conversation. Although they take demons and such in their stride most people are shit scared of ’em. Yes, even little ones.

The Duergar joke is one only D&D folk will understand. Although I try to make the humour as accesible as possible I think it’s fair to slip a niche joke in now and then if it’s funny enough. A Duergar is basically a evil, dark-skinned type of Dwarf that lives underground and is rarely seen.

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Webtoon ‘Minion’s Quest’

Good News everyone! Jonathan Ian Mathers, creator of the animated cartoon series Neurotically Yours starring Foamy the Squirrel, is venturing into the realm of Fantasy with a new web series. It’s called Minion’s Quest and follows the adventures of a Succubus, Velosa, who, upon being summoned, arrives to discover her Master nowhere to be found; her quest is searching for him in the strange new world she now inhabits.

I suspect she may be from a Futurama-type Universe as Velosa uses the word ‘axed’ instead of ‘asked.’ I love subtle geek references and this promises to be chock full of them!

Minion's Quest webtoon cartoon animation

Inspired by World of Warcraft and encouraged by internet successes like The Guild Mathers felt the time had come to realise a concept he’d been sitting on for 5 years! He says “It’s no secret I’m pretty geeky” and “I really need to work on something that isn’t centered around NYC. Foamy, 4y, Dia & Tofu all take place in Manhattan so this gives me a chance to go beyond my comfort zone.”

Pg 29: Half-What?

This week in Epic Fail: Tinuvielle explains to Yoru that he is adopted and that both his Parents are dead, but won’t elaborate on how they died. Yoru’s reaction is impressively calm.

Creator’s Commentary: I thought Yoru would be hell to draw and surprised myself by doing a pretty consistent job! Expressions were quite a challenge, mainly because they’re so keyed down. This was an exercise in subtlety. Both characters are being very controlled; Tinuvielle because she’s worried about upsetting her son, and Yoru because… well… that’s what the nuns have been teaching him these past six months. He has demon blood, can you imagine what that’d be like if it wasn’t controlled?