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Comic 320

Howdy, fellow Draconiacs!  RazorFox here.

Looks like Riah‘s got her own special greeting for Kess.  Will Kess return the pleasantry?  Stay tuned.

Those of you looking for a soundtrack for this page can pull up “Heel Over Head” by Puddle of Mudd.

I’m sorry about the delay on this page.  A bit of depression, a rough week at my day job, inadequate sleep, and writer’s block all came together to generally screw me over last week, which sapped my drive to get anything done.  Part of that writer’s block arose from trying to get the action choreography to work right on this page.  I thank you all for your patience and your understanding, and yes, I’m feeling better now.  Thanks for your concern, your patience, and your understanding.

I got a good bit of news this week in that I’ve been awarded a spot in the Otakon 2013  Artist Alley!  Otakon used to be a regular stop for me from 1998 to 2005, but I stopped going for various reasons after that.  Then, last year, I figured that I missed going to that one enough to throw my name in the hat for their Artist Alley lottery.  My name was lucky enough to get drawn, though I was still a little apprehensive about going back to a convention where I’d been absent for so long.  I wound up being welcomed back with the most open of arms from my fans, and I had an absolutely wonderful time, so much so that I didn’t even think twice about going back this year.  And fortunately, my name came up again.  I look forward to seeing many of you in Baltimore this August.

And speaking of conventions, all the events in Boston this past week have not changed my plans.  My debut appearance at Anime Boston is still on, where I’ll be a featured artist.  Check me out in the Artist Alley as I make my first-ever trip to Boston, and only my second convention ever in New England.  It’s roughly five weeks away, but I’m already pretty amped, and I hope you are, too.  Hope to see my Draconiacs there from New England and the Canadian maritime provinces!

Welp, time to get to work on the next page.  What will be the fallout from Riah’s “greeting?”  Stay tuned…

Take care, my fellow Draconiacs, and thanks for reading!

=RazorFox.

  • MaveriKat

    And after Seeing Riah’s “Flash Kick” I can only say this… Guile’s Theme Really DOES go with everything!!!

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      Riah’s flash kick? When did Riah do that? o_O

      • MaveriKat

        When she has Kess between her legs and flipping her… she’s doing it in the Flash Kick motion.

        • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

          Oh. Okay. I was unaware it had a name. I was just paying homage to a move I once saw Britanny do in an old “Gold Digger” issue. ^__^;

          • MaveriKat

            Yep. I remember that move too. She did it to a Crime Syndicate X member. Man, time sure flies while you’re having fun…

          • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

            Inorite? I’d been wanting to have someone use that move in the comic for a long time. Way back, Xiu attempted it on Amperie, but the writer took it in a different direction. And Kess was originally going to do this to Briella on their first encounter, but I figured that it would take Briella out of action too fast. I finally got another opportunity this time around. ^o^

          • MaveriKat

            Awesome sauce. Keep up the excellent work, good RazorFox!

          • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

            Thank you, good sir! ^__^

    • Panzer88

      This seems more like something Cammy would do rather than Guile. I can’t really picture Guile pulling a move like this. Not that he couldn’t, It just doesn’t seem like his style. But that’s just my opinion, whatever that’s worth.

      • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

        You might be right. In fact, I think she does do a move like this in one of the more recent 3D SF games.

        • Panzer88

          I’m pretty sure she does it in street fighter 2 the animated movie to kill that one v.i.p shortly before she get’s taken down by his bodyguards

          • Ray Taboa

            That move Riah did to Kess reminded me of Sonya Blade from Mortal Kombat ^_^

          • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

            Judging by the comments and the comparisons, it sounds like it’s a pretty popular move. ^__^

  • silvermoon383

    Man, if that’s how she says hi I’d hate to see how she says goodbye!

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      Yeah, handshakes kinda sorta don’t cut it in their culture. Too wussy. ^__^;

  • Crabby

    *Begins the mandatory ten count*

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      This would be the point where her manager would be yelling at her to stay down. ^__^

      • Mr. E

        *imitates TF2 Spy*
        “May I make a suggestion Kess? STAY DOWN.”

      • Crabby

        Or to try to sneak into the ring with a folding chair while the ref and Riah are both distracted.

  • Hiorou

    Lol Riah para ser tan pequeña es banstante fuerte! Y veo a ninja Riah en el panel 2.

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      Tienes buen ojo! Quiero mostrar que Riah es una luchadora capaz de ser peligrosa bajo otras condiciones. ^__^

      • Hiorou

        Pequeña pero sorpreciva y peligrosa, como la gatita que esto cuidando desde hace dos días, ta lvez la llame como Riah XD

  • The Gentleman Player

    Damn!!!! If that’s Riah being nice, I damn sure don’t wanna see her pissed off!!!

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      Oh, how can a ride in between Riah’s thighs be a bad thing? ^__^;

  • Xch3l

    I too like to have a welcome of that kind! Except the being thrown part, just the Tigeress on my shoulders (if I can hold her, considering that I’m pretty weak ~_~)

    • Xch3l

      Also, NIPSLIP!!

      • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

        I try. ^__^

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      Those thighs can keep your neck pretty warm. ^__^

  • http://Twitter.com/Draven_Long Draven

    Well, damn. I’m not sure if that was entirely justified, but sexy/awesome nevertheless.

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      Perhaps, but Riah sees Kess eating a bit of dirt as a fair payback for Kess drawing blood on Shie. ^__^;

  • Tech

    when did that happen…?

  • Kobra

    Well dame, looks like that fish did a better job of getting her back up and attem than I thought. Really wow!

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      Just because it’s a disgusting fish doesn’t mean it can’t get your mojo working again. ^__^

  • ThatOneComment

    Epicness, do you have anymore?! >.> Careful with all that awesomesauce you’re using, Fen. But I love the comic more nonetheless. Riah is quickly becoming my favorite.

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      Thanks. She’s not one to be toyed with, that’s for certain. ^__^

      • ThatOneComment

        Also, *cough* panel is quite delicious, and panel three, and Riah… Did I mention Riah?! *begins constructing shrine in mind*

  • Kobra

    And alas, with people like Kess only excepting a peace when the other side is dead then such a thing will never happen. Which means Kess has gotta die. Does she really think that the opposite of what she said isn’t true too. That the dragons have also lost those they care about to tigers and it’s personal for them too.

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      Maybe she’ll see that one day. Maybe…

    • Mr. E

      If that’s the case, then she’ll wind up dead at the hands of the “TRUE” villain.

  • MrAMP

    Well, I take it that Riah is fully recovered, especially after that impressive display.

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      I don’t know if I’d put her back at 100% yet, but she’s definitely getting there. ^__^

      • razorburn645

        Nicely done Riah!

        • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

          *golf clap for Riah* ^__^

  • Mr. E

    “Nice one Riah, you should try out for the Street Fighter tryouts!”
    (Speaking of video games, AT LONG LAST, EARTHBOUND IS FINALLY COMING TO THE VIRTUAL CONSOLE! EVERYONE REJOICE!)

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      Is Street Fighter hiring? ^__^;

    • http://www.facebook.com/ted.brown.9469 Ted Brown

      What the fuck is a VIRTUAL CONSOLE? and where can i get one ?

      • Mr. E

        It’s the Wii U virtual console, and you can get a Wii U for $300 and stay tuned for the arrival for the virtual console download. :)

  • william

    and riah makes herself known to ennek with an impressive display of her martial skills. if i was caught in a headlock like that, i’d consider it a mixed blessing before i blacked out.

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      But you’d die smiling. ^__^

  • Kobra

    Riah really knows how to clamp down with those thys. Surprised there wasn’t more of a nipple slip with that move.

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      There could’ve been, but dumb wind resistance caused her top to get in the way, dagnabbit. >_<

  • Zoie Falcona

    and here we go with your sweet homage to wrestling again :D Need moar!

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      You know the Tigers like to get physical. ^__^

  • mechafan1224

    (trying to hold back slap.)Kess you deserved that. Oh come on kess you dont think the same thing is true for the dragons. Sheneeds a taste of her own medicine. She needs tell a dragon(who speaks tiger) you took my mother away only to have the dragon retort you took mine away and have her take a serious look at her revenge plan. I wonder what kalianni doing?

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      The universe has a way of working things out. ^__^

  • Kobra

    I agree with you Mr AMP. If only there was a way around the language barrier. Obviously it can be done seeing as how our little fox girl was able to talk with both leaders.

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      Yes, Shaleigh’s tongue has many talents. ~__^

      • Mr. E

        Ahh… so THAT’S how “she” was able to placate the queen!

      • Kobra

        Oh double entendre you saucy things you!

  • Lion922226

    I remember seeing that kind of move in some of the Soul Calibur games.

    It would start by twisting the target’s neck, then ether jump off (ending the move), or backflip-SLAM to the floor!

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      I remember that move. I remember it looking painful, too. o_O

  • Slasheredge

    And…here comes Riah with a complementary ass whooping or well flip as the case maybe. However I think we can interpret that as the world saying shut up!Xd

    Love the page by the way Razor.

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      Thanks! Riah is not to be trifled with, apparently. ^__^

      • Slasheredge

        I can tell. Lol.

  • AnsLOD

    Something happens and I’m head over heels, I never find out till I’m head over heels………what? This comic made me think of that song, what??

    Seriously though, I like the action in this. Riah’s pretty strong despite her size, should never underestimate her.

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      Thanks! I like showing that the Tigers are heavy into horseplay. It’s a great way to send a message. ^__^

  • Jerohan

    To be fair, Kess had it comin…
    Oh, wait, she also had THIS comin’!
    *Points and laughs* HA HA!

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      Thank you, Nelson. ^__^

  • DragonForLife

    GROIN VERSION OF SEISMIC TOSS!

    IT IS SUPER EFFECTIVE!

    READER COLLATERAL DAMAGE IS OVER 9000!

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      I assume no responsibility for the effects of my comic on my audience. ^__^;

      • DragonForLife

        Of course. It says so in the invisible text at the bottom of every comic.

        • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

          Ah, someone finally squinted hard enough! =_=

          • DragonForLife

            my eyesight is so bad that my glasses got so much strength in them that i dun have to squint.

  • Azurion

    This looks more like a move that Sophitia would do from the Soul Caliber series. just backwards. as in the game she usually has their head between her legs, facing her.

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      Mmmmm, DOAaaaaa… *drool*

  • MechaAshura20

    Shor yu ken

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      Ah, the classics. ^__^

  • http://www.facebook.com/ted.brown.9469 Ted Brown

    BEST LEG MOVE EVER!!!!

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      You get a taste of heaven before being sent to hell. ^__^

  • Nobody

    And it never ever crosses her mind, that the dragons are saying the exact same lines as her.

    You know a joke? Whether it’s one side of the political battle line or the other: when you get to someone who’s into the black and white thinking “our side good, Their Side, (aka Not Our Side) Bad.” they give pretty much the same attitude and same rhetoric, only who is the source of the problem changes.

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      Excellent observation, and a great summation of the current causes for the war.

      • Grim5000

        Sorry, but I have say this. IMHO, the biggest cause for most wars, and many in the future, is and will be oil. Not these weapons of mass destruction.

  • sulka

    you know if someone made a animated cartoon draconia chronicles like gold digger rift in time and
    showed it on a anime covention 2 hour cartoon show and got paid for it what would you do

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      I’d want my share of the profits, if it’s for money. Otherwise, I’d hope I was consulted before it was made. Some major intellectual property issues there.

  • Grim5000

    Have to say it, partial nipple in panel 4

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      Oh, darn, how did I miss that? ~__^

    • Kobra

      Partial’s don’t count. It’s ether full or nothing.

      • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

        Kobra’s right. This is an areola, not a full-on nipple. I’m a sucker for teasing. ~__^

  • CinnamonSalve

    …I have taken a whole new interest in sneak attacks. *leaves all nsfw comments at the door*

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      Methinks you might not be unsuspecting enough. Riah will just have to bide her time until your guard is completely down before she unleashes her Thighs of Doom. ^__^

      • CinnamonSalve

        On one hand…Thighs of Doom. On the other hand, Thighs of DOOM…
        …I can’t undo the focus! D:

  • sulka

    Maybe queen oscura and kess needs to be cell mates and finish each other off

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      Oooooh, kinkyyyy–oh, wait, you mean “finish each other off,” whereas I was thinking “finish each other off.” I typed the last one with an inflection of innuendo in my fingers. Couldn’t you tell? No? Science, get on this.

  • Lone Wolf

    To be honest.I liked the older art style.

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      Aw, I’m sorry. Could you be more specific, though? I like to think the comic’s been through several different “eras,” in the way of art styles. I like to think of it as a constant evolution. I’m looking forward to what the comic will look like in a few years. I hope you’ll continue to join me to see which way it goes. ^__^

      • somebody

        I think he might be referring to how you drew faces back when the comic was in B&W, when snouts weren’t quite so box-like and eyes were a bit more anime-ish.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JoeRaven088 Joe Raven

    Stamps all around!! This is awesome Danny! Wonderful job as always!

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      Thank you, good sir! Something for everyone. ^__^

  • TheSonBarrettBarrage

    Is Riah doing a reverse Frankensteiner?

    • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

      *looks up the move* Yeah, she is, actually, though the similarity was unintentional. ^__^

      • TheSonBarrettBarrage

        I’ve been trying to spot wrestling moves in each chapter lately. I’m expecting for someone to get hit with a RKO out of nowhere.

        • http://draconia.katbox.net/ RazorFox

          I am a bit of wrestling fan, though I don’t know the formal names of a lot of the moves. I just know what looks neat, and when there’s one that suitable for one of my characters to use, I’ll throw it in. I wouldn’t rule out an RKO, but I like to tweak popular moves and make ‘em my own. I also have to figure out moves that would translate well into a still image or a small number of images. Thus, you probably won’t see a People’s Elbow or a Five Knuckle Shuffle anytime soon. ^__^

        • Chocothunda

          Reverse Frankensteiner, eh? Niiice. Heh, I can imagine myself in a situation where I manage at least a “Hello” before getting tossed by Riah :3

          Also, good to hear that you’re feelin a bit better, for the most part :3

  • Tech

    Kess has two choices. She can let go of her hatred, like Kilani did, or she can continue to allow it to devour her.