204 Comments on Comic 276

Comic 276

 

Howdy, fellow Draconiacs!  RazorFox here.

So, with this page, I do believe the score is now Briella 3, Tigers 1.  We have points on the board.  Do we also have some blood on the floor?  Will Briella recover from Shie‘s suplex?  Stay tuned.

Those of you looking for a soundtrack to this page can pull up “Beast” by KMFDM.

I am now a proud citizen of the 2010s.  The big news this past week was that I am now the proud owner of a gently-used Wacom Cintiq 21UX, allowing me to draw right on the screen, along with a sweet new computer setup.  It’s the biggest overhaul in my digital art equipment since 1999, when I bought my first scanner.  I can’t help but be a little giddy at all of this, so please excuse me if my post here is a little incoherent tonight.

FYI, page 276 is the first page to be colored with the Cintiq, but like the 275 other pages before it, it was drawn by hand on actual paper.  That’s going to continue to be the case, at least through the end of Chapter Four.  While I don’t expect there to be any huge change in the comic’s visual style, I’d rather not make any big changes mid-stream.  Thus, drawing the comic digital is still a little ways off, and I can practice on the new equipment in the meantime.

And I would be remiss if I didn’t thank the fine fellow who sold me the Cintiq.  I’d like to thank my longtime artist pal, Mr. James Dawsey, who was kind enough to offer me first dibs at purchasing the unit so that he could upgrade to the next model.  James runs Vigilance Press, specializing in comics and RPG materials.  Do my buddy a solid and check out his wares.

With that, it’s actually been an exhausting week, what with all the changes made around here.  Time to catch some sleep, and then get to work on page 277.  What else has Shie got lined up for Briella?  Is this curtains for our frazzled Dragon, or has she got one more trick up her scales?

The answers to all that and more… next week!  Be sure to join the Draconia Chronicles Facebook page!  Take care, my fellow Draconiacs, and thanks for reading!

=RazorFox.

  • http://twitter.com/Draven_Long Draven

    I guess well thought out and logical reasoning are out of the question.

    • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

      Not exactly the most effective approach when confronted with a 275-pound mountain of muscle with only one thing on her mind. ^__^;

      • http://twitter.com/Draven_Long Draven

        I could do it. My +32 Charisma reduces the hostility of all creatures and has a 50% bonus effect on female creatures. From there my +20 Speachcraft takes over.

  • Kobra

    And when have you showed dragons sweating in the past?

    • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

      Most recently, Lady Red broke a sweat on page 255 [link]. And when Eone, Lady Red, and their respective teams were battling the lava, they, too, were shown sweating. Too late to change it. Sorry! ^__^;;

      • Kobra

        Well Fire dragons I can see getting away with it since they deal with extreme heat all the time. But light doesn’t give off as anywhere near as much heat. And don’t get me started with water dragons.

      • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

        Woohoo! Loopholes!! ^o^

        • roke

          …. ow…. >.<

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            It’s what happens when you mess with one of the “big cats.”

      • Kobra

        But Briella is a light and falls into the category of those that should not sweat. Besides I still think that any sent should be covered by the sewer smell that should still be on the tigers. Even Kess said they couldn’t wash the smell off.

        • Kobra

          Honestly how strong are those horns? Gaia’s got broken so it’s not like you could spin a dragon by then with out them breaking. All of witch are still too cruel.

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            Depends on their maintenance. They’re very similar to fingernails, though, obviously much thicker. With that, maintenance and nutrition can influence how strong they are. Gaia was incarcerated for a couple years with meager sustenance, so hers were already pretty brittle. Briella’s had a good life thus far, so hers can take a bit more punishment.

      • WizzardRabbit

        So….

        Briella got to make a George of The Jungle imprint on the Khalira floor and Shie got to play “Airplane” with something that can actually fly. Fun… To be honest I hope this entire story is from a history textbook in the already present world of the post-apocalyptic industrial space drifter spaceship S.S. DracoTiger with Shie appearing as Isaac Clarke, Briella as Chiana, and Shaleigh as Mother Brain (This would of course result in a very unlikely replica of Star Wars Episode 1 though, only without all that republic nonsense and that one n00b that gets turned to the dark side 14 years later.) But I digress…

        I will stay tuned ~__^

        • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

          As soon as we have a character that fills the role of Jar Jar Binks, then it may be time for me to hang up the ol’ pencil. ~__~

        • Zachary

          Heh! Anakin? A “noob”? Get real! Being a natural pilot, he survived up above Naboo like no other kid could! What are you talkin’ about? lol

          • Xch3l

            well, it was a movie and the protagonist never die XP

  • kittyluver

    … poor briella…. ;.;

    • Ice4smaster

      Been watching the comics for a very long time.

      And i really do like the character, and really hope so Briella left alive by the tigers, just this one throw allow could immobilise her, and be truely a shame throw a good character with great potential and plot twisting chances on the altair of gore.

      • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

        It would be a shame, but it’s also not beyond the realm of possibility for a pissed-off Tiger. The ball’s in Shie’s court, so let’s see how she plays it.

        • Crabby

          But, but, but…She’s too amazing to die.

          • Crabby

            Then again…if she knew that the dragon shit smell would have given her away when she was cloaked…why did she think that hiding in a crevice would have been any different? See better have at least one more really amazing ability to help her get out of this if she hopes to redeem herself.

          • Crabby

            *”She” not “see”

          • Darkguyver2020

            How does that floor taste, Briella? You’re gonna look good as a dragonskin suitcase!

          • AACMIV

            DONT KILL HER!! Cant they talk that she was her for…wait what WAS she here for?
            who cares? DONT KILL HER!!! :(

          • Explosion Zuruck

            I hope to god she survives….. SO I CAN PUMMEL HER IN AN OLD FASHIONED AMERICAN BEAT DOWN!

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            Shie might have to be your surrogate for the time being. She’s just getting started. ^__^

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            She’s there on reconnaissance. Fighting an ever-escalating number of Tigers was not on her to-do list today. ^__^;

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            Bloodthirsty much? ^__^;;

          • Darkguyver2020

            Naw. Just rooting for the Tigers.

          • Kobra

            What is with these animals that have entered this forum wanting poor little Briella torn apart?!

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            Everyone’s welcome to express their preferences. ^__^

          • Kobra

            As am I.

          • Therew

            Bri is in terrible trouble. These are tigers that just broke out of Dragon jail and have probably seen the worst of dragon to Tiger hate. If she doesn’t think of something shes going to be used to relive pent up rage. Honestly I think her only hope is if some-tiger steps in pleading for her mercy since she cant beg for her life in a language the tigers can understand.

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            A white knight? Or, more appropriately, a striped knight? ^__^

          • Darkguyver2020

            Sorry if I am spamming, but I decided to take a few hours to read the entire webcomic from the beginning. You’ve done an outstanding job thus far, Razorfox, but I can’t help but laugh at all the crybabies who are opposed to seeing Briella getting used as a punching bag. Clearly none of them have bothered to read the comic from the beginning. I distinctly remember poor old Gaia getting viciously decapitated by Scyde and having her severed head used as a projectile on another dragon. Unless Briella is integral to the story, I’m kinda hoping she meets the same fate, at least so I can see Kobra baww all over the comments section. XD

          • Kobra

            Plenty of us have had a problem with what was done to Gaia!

          • Darkguyver2020

            Well, I suggest you get over it. At the end of the day this is still Razorfox’s story. If you aren’t happy with how it’s playing it then just kindly leave. No one is forcing you to read this.

          • http://foreverknight13.deviantart.com/ JesterInaMask

            HELL YEAH BROTHER, YOU TELL THEM

          • Kobra

            And no one is forcing you to read my posts. Posts that I will write how I want to write them! You don’t get to tell me how to feel or what to write!!!

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            Okay, I need to direct you guys’ attention to this post [link]. If it’s tl;dr, then everyone needs to chillax.

            Yes, I still use the word “chillax.” 9_9;;

          • http://foreverknight13.deviantart.com/ JesterInaMask

            The only reason we are fuming is because Gaia was given a backstory and Razor had us believe she was going to be an important character, and then had her killed off because he had personal issues with a friend and wanted to show us that.

          • Darkguyver2020

            Where was it said that he killed off Gaia because of personal issues with a friend?

          • Kobra

            But her smell didn’t give her away the first two times she did it.

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            Actually, it kinda did. In each encounter, whether it was cloaking from the twins, fighting Kess, or evading Kenzi and the twins, everyone has commented on her rather pungent aroma. It’s all there. ^__^

          • Kobra

            But they still never found her in those encounters.

        • Kobra

          What’s Shie so mad about anyway? What did poor little Briella ever do to her?

        • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

          That question’s already been answered, actually, but I plan to have another reminder soon. ~__^

        • Kobra

          You said that it would be answered but you never gave any details and once a week is just too long to wait.

    • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

      She’s quite a trooper, taking one for the team like that. I owe her a relaxing vacation after all this. ^__^;

      • Kobra

        Seeing as what Gaia was put threw those words don’t inspire any relief.

      • Xch3l

        and a swift kick in Lady Red’s ass!!

        • Xch3l

          I was thinking: with this Dragon/Tiger discussion, is there any other species besides them and Scyde (being a vixen)? and what about you? will you appear in the story?

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            Right now, it’s just Dragons, Tigers, and one mysterious Fox (named Shaleigh, by the way, not Scyde). As for RazorFox making an appearance in the series? Never say never, but you can definitely say “not anytime soon.” ^__^

          • killatitan64

            raise your hands if you thnk there should be wolf race (raises hand) and no m not a twilght fan i hate twilight

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            Sorry, no plans for any additional sapient races in the series at this time. Tigers, Dragons, and a Fox or two, but that’s it for now. ^__^

          • Xch3l

            oop! sorry! n.n’ names crossed! but yeah I think it’ll be too soon to appear right now. That part of you appearing actually came from G17 ‘moving’ comic. Anyway, I guess the story needs some time to unfold other species and your appearance. Well… um… can’t wait monday 😀

            For the other draconiacs that don’t understand what “moving” I’m saying please go here: http://generation17.smackjeeves.com/comics/1430770/generation-17-is-moving-to-petite-symphony/

  • http://www.digitalcharles.com Sinstarr

    Well…….things are looking pretty grim for Briella. But something’s gotta happen to save her from those blood thirsty tigers. I’m thinking Kilani might pop up and try to calm everyone down. I know she won’t be able to convince them to let her go, but they might take her as prisoner if she can convince them. I think I die a little inside every time a I see a dead dragon……..

    • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

      All good ideas. We’ll see how things shake out. Don’t rule anything out yet. ~__^

      • Finlass

        and now is miss to awsom in big trobel from the one wome tiger army 😛 oh lets see how it will get along nice work like alway’s :)

        • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

          I think what you wrote there is “And now it’s Miss Too Awesome in big trouble from the One-Woman Tiger Army.” Am I right?

          And yes, Briella’s in a world of hurt right now. Thanks for the kind words, and here’s hoping you’ll be back for future installments. Things aren’t over quite yet. ~__^

        • Finlass

          yes but nobody sad it is over i still think somting realy big and shocking will happen that keeps ouer Miss way to awsome alive 😀

  • warmfuzzy

    Ouch! That’s gotta hurt! Round goes to tigers!

    • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

      I figured that they needed to put some points on the board, sooner or later. Shie’s making up for lost ground… by having Briella taste it! ^o^

  • killatitan64

    god says naigh the dragon must live or god will smight the

    • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

      I think our local deities will be cool with this. I’ve already got it worked out with each of them. ~__^

      • Bojack727

        Man… I really like this comic, but I seriously DON’T want to see this plot thread end with the dragon getting tortured/killed. I get that the two races are at war, but I like the Tigers AND the Dragons.

        I, for one, can think of a lot more enjoyable things I’d like to see the girls doing to each other (instead of killing each other).

        • Kobra

          You and me both.

        • Kobra

          Make hot interspecies love, not violent fatality’s.

          • Bojack727

            @Kobra

            You sir, have read my mind. ^__^ There’s no problem that hot girl-on-girl action can’t solve!

          • MrAMP

            Dang!!! She got pawned…from the best angle too by the way!!! XD

        • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

          Thanks for reading, Bojack! As for Dragons and Tigers feuding, there are indeed alternatives to fighting. Checkers, for instance…

          Though I feel that that would eventually devolve into physical violence, too. (“Crown me!” “Gladly!” *ba-KLANG!) ^__^;

          • Kobra

            How about chess then? I don’t think there is a physical reply for “Checkmate.”

          • http://foreverknight13.deviantart.com/ JesterInaMask

            at this point I have become a devout dragon fan. why? BECAUSE WE KNOW MORE ABOUT THEM THEN THE FLEABAGS. But for some reason you love telling us not to by killing the characters we care about. If the rumors are true and briella lives then I’ll cut you some slack, slack I havent given since your execution of Gaia for your own personal reasons.

            Not that I dont like the tigers though. Kilani will remain my favorite in the group because she dosent judge the dragons. heck, she raised the princess under the promise to her dying escort to protect the little one when she was just an egg. And shes still searching for peace between the two.

          • Kobra

            I’m also a dragon fan too (Even though I don’t like there Queen.) And I agree with you, both on what you’re saying about the dragons and the favorite about the tigers. Though I’m still curios about what the feature holds for Raz. Weather she will join Kiani to try and spread peace or go the other direction.

          • Argodeath

            I think i am going to reread the chronicles, again pick up any thing i missed.
            P.S That and it’s my favorite comic, it’s got dragons, Magic, Epic tale’s and Battles
            Thank’s for years of good reading.

          • Argodeath

            Anyone here know another good Web comic That i can read?

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            Well, there’s always the other 7 comics here on Katbox, including the recently added YOSH! [link]. Have a look around, and I’m sure we’ll have something you’ll like.

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            Thanks so much! Knowing that my humble little webcomic is your favorite is a huge confidence booster! Woohoo! ^o^

          • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

            Good point about the Tiger society needing a bit more development. That’s something I’m looking to rectify. Maybe that might elicit some sympathy for the other side.

        • http://foreverknight13.deviantart.com/ JesterInaMask

          tortured and killed just liker another dragon we saw earlier?

    • Kobra

      The only real problem Briella has is her element. If she were a Earth dragon then she could change the tunnels to split the tigers up. But if she were a electric or fire dragon then she could just take them all out. Then we’d see those putty cats run.

      • THEMachoMan

        I see Shie having a huge arsenal of wrestling moves: sit-out power bomb, choke slam, double-handed choke slam, chops, muscle buster, olympic slam and even submissions (most likely the coquina clutch or cobra clutch or figure-four leg lock as a tribute to Ric Flair). That’s the feeling I get considering her size.

        • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

          That’s the idea, too. I want to give different Tigers different fighting styles. Shie’s is going to be mainly power moves–punches, slams, suplexes, powerbombs, etc. Kess is more about kicks and punches, kind of MMA style. Riah’s all about weapons, and the twins employ lots of double-teaming.

          The message I wanted to send with this set of pages was “Don’t [screw] with a ‘big cat.'” ^__^

      • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

        Yep, Light Magick has its advantages, but as we’re seeing here, it’s got its limits, too. Who knows if she’s still got one more rabbit in her hat?

        Oh, that’s right, I do! And I ain’t tellin’ yet! Bwahahahahahaaaa! ^o^

  • mewr13

    …..is it Monday already? I want to see what happens next T_T. If Briella does end up into dragon paste then she’ll never fulfill her revenge on Lady Red. And if she lives, that’s going to definitely hurt in the morning >_> and she’ll most likely blame Lady Red for that as well (methinks Briella is due for a vacation XD), there are so many directions that this story can go in (is Briella really the dragon that hurt Riah or is Shie taking it out on the wrong dragon? I’m pretty sure the description Kess gave of Briella matches one other dragon that I remember seeing, but I’m not typing names XD)…..I’m going to need more popcorn ^_^. Thank you Razor for making Monday a day to look forward to!

    • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

      Oooh, you’re good! Let’s see if my plans match up with your speculations. ~__^

  • Ionjam

    Angular momentum may mean that her knees get hit the hardest, but hitting nose first may mean that both her eyes are black now. >.>

    • rugdg13

      Lol. Looks like the Crouching dragon got owned by the Hidden Tiger this time XD

      • http://draconia.katbox.net Shadow

        Here’s a possibility of Briella’s escape from this situation. But might not be the one that you’re thinking of RazorFox. Shie sprinted ahead of Kess and the others, leaving the torch and “fire” behind, and is fighting a light dragon in the dark(if Kess and friends are not right behind her.) So, Briella could redo a trick from earlier that worked on Kess. Just a thought. But I support what ever fate you decide of the characters. Personally, I just want to see somebody get drop-kicked in the face though.

        • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

          Interesting proposition. We shall see, though. As I write this, we’re about 5 hours away from the new page. Hang tight. ~__^

      • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

        Actually, Briella was a hidden Dragon, and I guess Shie had to crouch to grab her horns down there. I loved that movie! ^o^

    • http://iamdablitz.deviantart.com Daemon Blitzkrieg

      The most EPIC suplex to faceplant, ever.

      • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

        Thanks! I wanted it to have a wince-inducing quality in the viewer. Sounds like it succeeded. ^__^

        • http://iamdablitz.deviantart.com Daemon Blitzkrieg

          It so INDEED. Man, I pity the fool who gets hit my that in wrestling or real life situations. *shudders*

    • http://draconia.katbox.net RazorFox

      She’s got a full body’s worth of pain. After a certain point, you stop keeping track of specific body parts that hurt. ~__~

  • Tech

    You can, however, get Suplexed to death.

  • Chromoid

    *sucks in breath slowly*

    …OUCH.

  • fred

    Why would they think she’s GREAT when her single goal in life is destroying mora and is willing to damage the company in order to do it? Costco’s single goal in existence isn’t to destroy walmart and target, it’s to sell crap for money, if they devoted their resources to attacking walmart and target, they wouldn’t exactly be doing a good job of selling crap, now would they?

    • fred

      Not that it wouldn’t LIKE to destroy target and walmart as a side effect of their success, that is. But their priority is their success, not anyone else’s failure.