You can watch me draw the next comic page here: http://www.justin.tv/lonestarnorth
EDIT: Stream over, you missed it forever.
*asually walks into room with a glass of water a sits down*
*casually glances at today’s date*
*casually takes a sip of water*
*casually notices the date of the most recent blog post*
*casually does a giant spit take*
Sorry about the lack of blog posts, but there hasn’t been much to report that doesn’t fit into a tweet. Mostly I just wanted to mention that there’s now a link to my Justin.tv page at the top of the website, in case any of you were interested in watching me draw comics live. I don’t broadcast very often (especially lately because I’m trying to avoid spoilers for certain things), but when I do I post about it on twitter and on the forum. I’m going to try to remember to post here as well to make sure none of you have any excuse not to show up and bother me while I work. My next broadcast is going to be this Sunday at 4 PM Eastern time. I’ll be drawing an entire new background for the comic: Hippogriff Hill. Yes, THAT Hippogriff Hill.
The book is still coming along, but very slowly. I have to work on it when I’m NOT working on the comic itself. Or my actual full-time job. Or sleeping.
Finally, remember back when I said that within the first few story arcs of this year, the group dynamic in the comic would change forever (if not read previous post)? Well I’d say IT JUST DID, wouldn’t you? Of course you would. But I, being the author with complete foreknowledge of all future events, would ALSO say that it’s not done changing yet. In fact, if I were in a particularly generous and/or mischievous mood, I might hint that it will change further in THIS VERY SAME STORY ARC. I would then chuckle mysteriously and get back to drawing because this plot isn’t going to twist itself.
Thanks for reading!
So it looks like the highest Will Save World for Gold ever got on TopWebComics (that I saw) was rank #23. That’s not quite the top ten, but it IS extremely impressive nonetheless. I hope you enjoyed the incentives you got for voting, and rest assured that I’ll keep posting new ones in January.
What kinds of things do we have to look forward to from the comic in 2014? Well obviously I’m not going to give you any spoilers outright, but I CAN tell you that within the next couple of story arcs the dynamic of the core group of characters will change forever in a very big way. What does that mean exactly? You’ll just have to keep reading to find out.
I’m also not making any promises, but I’m going to start looking into printing a dead tree version of the comic. Wouldn’t that be cool? Heck yeah it would.
Thanks for reading, guys! Exciting things are on the way!
As of now there’s a new vote incentive, a lore page about the Boot & Buttocks. Have you been keeping up with those lore pages? Every single one is 100% canon.
There are three new lore pages upcoming which take a slightly different approach. They are a three-part telling of the story behind Odivallus and his role as the Dragon. We’ve heard a lot of talk about that title in the flashback scenes in the comic, but this week you’ll get the history all spelled out for you, as it has been passed down from Wise Woman to apprentice for centuries. New lore pages will be posted Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. I’m going to to my best to get even more vote incentives out in the days leading up to Christmas. Maybe even some bonus comics? Keep an eye on my Twitter feed for updates.
If you recall back to last year, I asked for a Christmas present from my readers. I wanted to get into the top 100 comics on TopWebComics, and what do you know, my readers came through for me! This year I’d really like to push for top 10. Even if it’s just for a little while. It’s going to take a couple thousand votes, but I truly believe it’s possible. If at any point this month I see Will Save World for Gold in the top 10 (post a screenshot in the forum if you see it first!), I will reward you with DAILY UPDATES for the entire month of January. I’m going to spend some of my Project Wonderful money on advertising, so I’ll be doing my part to help out too.
Everybody vote, get your friends to vote, get your enemies to vote as well. Let’s see if we can shake TopWebComics up a little bit this year.