Comic 87 - Draginbeard Chp 2 pg 43

26th Aug 2013, 12:01 AM in Cruel World
Draginbeard Chp 2 pg 43
Average Rating: 5 (6 votes)
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Draginbeard 26th Aug 2013, 12:01 AM edit delete
Draginbeard
Happy Birthday Lisa! Hope things in the Lobby are going good. Kinda miss it there myself.

This ends the second chapter!

This chapter had its share of line art and coloring learning curves, some plot and pacing mishaps, and a dreaded but necessary cut back on my update schedule.

I've been at this for a little over a year now and plan to continue cartooning until I drop.

As for the bearded one himself, I have plenty more story left to tell. Thanks very much to all of you who have kept up despite it all.

Most notably, thank you to Dodom (of Fairy Dust), Cattservant, Centcomm (of Datachasers, Luna Star), LooeyQ (of Mad Dog), JRChance (of Alignment), Notos (of Buying Time), Songgu Kwon (of Elf), and Hythlodeus (of Zwerg/Elf) for fearlessly commenting page after page, even the really bad ones!

I also want to welcome aboard some (relatively) new subscribers - CrakaWindow (of Augustos), pwag42, DaemonDan, gamerman14 (of Stinkoman: Fat Chicken Quest), Rogue (who is hard at work on a new project), Vasslittlecrow ( of Webcomic Underdogs and Rasputin Catamite), FuzzyZerling, Rose the Riveter, slackfarm (of Darkness Bear), Molassive (of The Woods), TheOneBlueGecko (of a whole bunch of projects, but most famous for Jac And The Adventure), and tha_chiller (of Johnny Bravo Goes To Hell).

Welcome everyone, and thank you for reading!

I want to give an extra special thanks to LooeyQ for sprucing up the page for me, it is much appreciated! I have plans in the works for Spot and Mad Dog to make a an appearance in the next couple of chapters, so stay tuned for that!

Now, as for the last page of chapter two...
Who is that other Gremlin with the Artifact?

Why yes, there ARE two gremlins loose in the world! I would like you all to meet Tamper.

He has been keeping the Artifact entertained for quite a while now. But he is a little messy, and horribly addicted to fast food. Lucky he has a connection to 'Magic Burger' ( they are popping up everywhere these days. Just look for the golden Arch-Magi), and luckily they deliver!

So what's ahead for the Wise-cracking dwarf?

We learn who is behind the guiding voice Tinker is hearing (Which I had to push back to chapter three instead of being revealed at the end of this one). Jolly finds his way out of the cave, in one piece, although a little worse for the wear. The world that he knew has changed and we start to see just how much. Jolly takes on his first living, breathing, non-mmo quest, and begins the trek back to the Dwarven Halls, a home he has not seen in over a decade. Along the way, he meets some friends, old and new, makes his share of blunders, and goes face to face with a destiny he doesn't want any part of.

Oh yeah, and he is being followed by Cizors the dragon, who has plans of his own for the bearded one.

Stick around and find out all the icky details in the third chapter - 'No place like home'.

Twitter - @draginbeard
Facebook - facebook.com/jolly.draginbeard

And if you're browsing around any of the comic sites he is on, give the dwarf a friendly vote =)
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cattservant 26th Aug 2013, 1:02 AM edit delete reply
cattservant
Yay! For Chapter Two!
Long live Chapter Three!!

[So the Gremlins have virtue names?]
Draginbeard 26th Aug 2013, 1:51 AM edit delete reply
Draginbeard
Not intentionally, the names were cute and fitting. Thats really all the thought I put into it.
cattservant 26th Aug 2013, 2:07 AM edit delete reply
cattservant
Well there's plenty more names if you ever need them.
Even if you set the narrowest parameters;
1. Start with 'T-'.
2. End with '-ER'.
3. Two syllables.
Draginbeard 26th Aug 2013, 2:26 AM edit delete reply
Draginbeard
Cool, I will check that out. I have a bunch of minor characters l still need to name.
cattservant 26th Aug 2013, 2:25 AM edit delete reply
cattservant
Just as a matter of curiosity, Do the Stalactites and Stalagmites have different outlooks on life?
Draginbeard 26th Aug 2013, 5:34 AM edit delete reply
Draginbeard
Yes they do. As I was adding in details, I was thinking about Westside story, the next thing I know, I had drawn a bunch of faces, and began to piece together my own variation of the tale.

The 'Tites' on top are considered well off, looking down on the smaller 'Mite' family below. Young Malamite is plotting to elope with Picknelopey Tite, for theirs is a forbidden love.

Poor Magmus Tite (the sad looking one) has failed to win her stoney heart, and Grant (the smug looking one) has figured a plan to destroy Malamite before he can slip away with her.

Its a very sordid tale of love and betrayal that had sat quietly in my brain for a while. Northside Story will one day be told.

Late night + no sleep + lots of voices in one's head = crazy story ideas.

LooeyQ 26th Aug 2013, 3:02 AM edit delete reply
LooeyQ
*stands up and claps obnoxiously loudly*
Love this ending! I wanna get me some magic burger man. And they deliver! It's like McDonald's and burger king rolled into one!!!
I hear the cool kids just call it "Magi B's" for short, cause saying things quicker is cool nowadays!
Can't wait to see more of tamper!!! (and what ya do with spot and mad dog!!! :D )
Awesome chapter!!! I'm honored to be in a front row seat for this wild and crazy ride with good old D.B. :D
Draginbeard 26th Aug 2013, 6:45 AM edit delete reply
Draginbeard
Thanks Looey!

Oh yeah Maggie B's is the place to be!

They have a live shredder ball pit, and a game that smacks kids on the head as they pop up out of a funny big box, and customer service comes with a Blue Lightning Bolt to the seat of the pants for people who aggressively complain about stupid stuff!

AND...they have a great slogan:

'Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for thou art annoying and a tempting target for Polymorph experimentation!'

So shut up, sit down, and eat your Necro-meal!

Its a GREAT place to work.
Notos 26th Aug 2013, 6:16 AM edit delete reply
Notos
Congrats on the completion of the chapter. It looks like your art gets better with each page. I'm also looking forward to the continuation of the story, we left Jolly in a bit of a rough state!
Draginbeard 26th Aug 2013, 6:48 AM edit delete reply
Draginbeard
Thanks =)

Next week we start the third chapter, I have some good stuff planned for Jolly in this one. Although he might not like how loosely I use the word 'good' in regards to his health and safety.
Rinkel 26th Aug 2013, 7:01 AM edit delete reply
Rinkel
Ahh I'm so excited for the next chapter! This comic is getting soooooo good!
Draginbeard 26th Aug 2013, 7:05 AM edit delete reply
Draginbeard
Thanks Rinkel =D

Looking forward to your TMoS reboot!
Rinkel 26th Aug 2013, 7:27 AM edit delete reply
Rinkel
Woo hoo! I am too, I'm glad you're looking forward to it!
Swagner 26th Aug 2013, 3:42 PM edit delete reply
Swagner
Hey, thanks for the mention! It's been a fun ride!
Draginbeard 26th Aug 2013, 5:53 PM edit delete reply
Draginbeard
Absolutely! Glad you are enjoying the ride!
Hythlodeus 27th Aug 2013, 4:23 AM edit delete reply
Hythlodeus
thank you for a great chapter 2. I'm already looking forward to the next.
Draginbeard 27th Aug 2013, 7:24 AM edit delete reply
Draginbeard
Thanks for sticking around and the really nice the comments =D
Molassive 31st Aug 2013, 2:16 PM edit delete reply
Awesome stuff! Bring on the next chapter!! :D
Draginbeard 31st Aug 2013, 6:05 PM edit delete reply
Draginbeard
Oh yeah, September is the month we get out of the cave and into the big bad world!
Centcomm 2nd Sep 2013, 2:54 PM edit delete reply
Centcomm
aww its too bad about the update schedule - why didnt i see this !! *cries* , thank you for the the kind words too! - THE PAGE LOOKS AWESOME :D as ive said before - this keeps getting better :D

oh and voted :D
Draginbeard 2nd Sep 2013, 3:29 PM edit delete reply
Draginbeard
Thanks Cent. No worries, I know you have your hands full getting ready for your move. I'm doing the same myself (although I'm just going down the street). I HATE moving, one of these days I'm going to buy a condo or something, and never move again.

I hate not being able to update more often, but this turns out to be the best schedule for me as I cant stop messing around with how I do things.

Experimenting eats the clock up like nobody's business!
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