Pg 4: Some messengers are asking to be shot

So, the messenger delivers her message (if you thought she was a man you are forgiven.  I drew her pretty androgynous to add to her mystery.  But in page 1, frame 8 you can see the curve of her left boobie).  In case you haven’t guessed she is a lead-in character, and you probably won’t see her again.  That said she has quite a strong personality and I will miss her.  She is determined and practical.

Not there are a lot of mistakes on this page.  “Shoot mess-anger” is one, Tinuvielle’s left arm is another.  I won’t point out the others.  Perhaps you won’t notice them. Mistake fixed!

Pg 3: Why you don’t tease a Pyromaniac

Amuletts gets her vengeance by setting fire to the dwarfs beard.  He panics.  Everyone tries to be helpful.  The mysterious blue-robed figure tries to approach, but is halted by a guard.  She seems to have a scroll in her hand…

I like this layout, though it may be a bit tricky to read on the screen – sorry about that.  I like to action/reaction frames.  It’s good to say things without words!  I found the extreme perspective fun too.  It may not be wholly accurate, but it creates the right impression.

By the way, Amuletts produced that fire magically.  I thought I’d mention it in case you thought she was using a lighter.  She’s actually clicking her fingers (though the lighter effect is not unintentional).

Pg 1: Crowds suck when you’re in a hurry

I’m probably breaking some rule of web-comicery here, but influenced by Josh Middleton’s ‘Sky Between Branches’ preview comic (one of my most prized possessions) I have always wanted to do a silent page.  In addition to the lack of text there is no punchline, no climax, very little information and whatever is there is probably misleading.

It’s probably a very bad first page, but I like it.  The first page is a unique opportunity to take advantage of the fact that the readers know nothing.  You don’t know who this person is, what their background is, what their goal is or even if any of it matters.  I’m hoping to draw you in via suspense and curiosity.  Let me know if it works!