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Comic 335

Comic 335 published on 120 Comments on Comic 335

Howdy, fellow Draconiacs!  RazorFox here.

So it looks like Ennek‘s got a slight beef with Rula and Kenzi after their little bit of mouthing off on the last page.  Looks like they’ve got bigger things to worry about now, though.  How will Kilani factor into all this?  Stay tuned…

Those of you looking for a soundtrack can pull up “Come Out And Play” by The Offspring, who urges us to keep ’em separated.

I want to thank you all for staying tuned for the past several weeks!  I ran into some creative headaches on the previous couple pages, including unhappiness with the scenery, the time it was taking to create new pages, trying to fit the comic in with my new work schedule and the class I’m taking at a local college to further my education, and a feeling that the story had gotten away from me.  All that led to a major case of burnout.  The past couple years, in the summertime, I take a month-long break and run guest comics, but unfortunately for all of us, this chapter has run long, preventing me from taking any sort of meaningful extended break this year, and I think I finally up and had it.

So, during the hiatus, I worked to get myself settled into a new groove, and I sat down and finally scripted out the ending to the chapter which allows me to rein the story back in before it gets too sidetracked.  Don’t get me wrong, though, as I don’t regret any of what I’ve put in thus far, and I see it all as essential to current and future developments, but I had to make sure they were all heading toward a common destination, and I felt that had slipped away.  I think I’m good to go again.

I’ve also made some subtle tweaks to the artwork.  For years, my primary medium of choice was working in black-and-white line art.  My inking style was grounded in that, and to compensate for the lack of color, variations in line weight and use of solid black areas was key to making sure things stood out.  It finally dawned on me that that’s almost completely unnecessary when working in color, especially if there’s shading and highlights, and I was just creating a bunch of extra work for myself.  Thus, I’ve thinned out the line art a tad, and looking over the final result, I’m happy with it!  It looks much cleaner and the scene doesn’t look as dark.

So, I thank you for your patience and your understanding while I went through an artistic meltdown!  I’m really glad to have you back, and I promise you won’t have to wait as long for page 336 as you did for this one, partially because it’s already written.  ^__^

Moving on to another big, big thing, this coming weekend, I shall be returning to Georgia to attend Anime Weekend Atlanta!  Rascals creator and all-around great guy Master Godai and I will be at neighboring tables in the Artist Alley, and I’ll be taking commissions, selling prints, and taking pre-orders for the 2014 Draconia Chronicles Calendar, with this year’s theme being “If They Were Human…”  Previews are coming, but in the meantime, you can come on out to AWA this weekend!  For more information, check the Conventions section in the right-hand column.  Hope to see you there!

And that’s it for this update!  Remember to like the Draconia Chronicles Facebook page and to follow my Twitter feed so you’ll know exactly when the next update drops.  Take care, my fellow Draconiacs, and thanks for reading!

=RazorFox.

  • Ethan Qix

    “I’ll ‘FROTTLE you”, ha ! XD

    • KENZI: V’hat’s totally what I would to v’hat dried up, frigid bitch if she ever even f’hinks about doing v’hat to me again!

      • Gravedigger

        but you deserved it

        • KENZI: Ennek deserves a good roll in v’he clover wiff’ a striped stud! V’HAT’LL put her in a better mood. Swear!

          • Gravedigger

            can I volunteer

          • Sable

            And who are you to question if she does or if she doesent? Regardless, such consistently rude and outright cruel behaviour is what got you into this mess, you deserved it

          • Gravedigger

            ill do it!!!!!!

          • alex_longfur

            Somebody’s eager…

          • Gravedigger

            its been about 140 years since the last “roll in the clover”

          • alex_longfur

            That would explain it then. Well, at least I have my fiancee.

          • Gravedigger

            its not even possible for Gravedigger anymore, but Gravedigger will try

          • alex_longfur

            nngghh… weird image.

          • Gravedigger

            Gravedigger was talking about finding love

          • alex_longfur

            Oh… okay then.

          • Gravedigger

            its hard when sex is off the table

  • AlleyWayTC

    And, just when the shit hits the fan, MORE shit hits the fan with Kilani surfacing! Going to be very interesting next page. ^_^
    Also, no worries about the wait. Things happen, and breaks are required every now and again. So relax, I’m not ready to take out the whips just yet. =P

    • Thanks so much for your patience! And with Kilani’s “surprise” appearance, I’m sure these weary Tigers aren’t going to be too happy with a danger magnet in their presence. ^__^

  • Josh.C

    Heheheh seems like the Twins are trying to engage in damage control at the end there.

    Kilani rises!

    • They are, though with different motives. ^__^

  • silvermoon383

    And the gold medal for competitive breath holding goes to….

    • Gravedigger

      me!!

    • Kilani gets the silver, as all my Draconiacs get the gold for waiting as long as they did for this page! ^o^

      • Gravedigger

        I should get the gold, because I don’t have to take a breath

        • alex_longfur

          So are you a corpse?

          • Gravedigger

            no, im not a corpse, many years ago I was minding my own business preparing a grave, when a group of graverobbers threw me in and buried me alive. minutes after my death a witch reattached my soul to my body. I came back to life and hunted down all but one of the guilty. then the Undertaker hired me to guard the sacred urn.

            but sadly not all of my body functions returned

          • alex_longfur

            See, this is why I love roleplaying so much. Do you have a furcadia account?

          • Gravedigger

            Gravedigger does not roleplay, Gravedigger does not know what this furcadia is

          • alex_longfur

            My apologies then. Well, if you’re ever in the city of Bellanor, look up the Fuzzy Feelings Bar & Grill. I’ll most likely be staffing there.

          • Gravedigger

            if your ever in Washington D.C. visit the Arlington national cemetery, Gravedigger is the head grounds keeper

          • alex_longfur

            Sweet. Will do.

          • Gravedigger

            ceya sometime

  • Agen

    Gee, now IF ONLY that were mud they were fighting/wrestling in

    • It’d certainly be easier for me to color. Everything is brown! ^__^

  • Raymond Eric Dannelly

    Just finished the archive. Very nice comic. Good art, good charecters, and good overall story. I look foreward to seeing what comes next.

    • Thanks for joining the adventure! I hope to keep the entertainment rolling. ^__^

      • Gravedigger

        we all hope you keep it up too

  • Kobra

    Tigers may be happy in water but they aren’t fish. And it was impossible for Kilani to hold her breath and hide underwater the entire time. Especially with all this fighting going on.
    As much as I’d love to see Ennek finally lay some deserved smack down. I can tell Kilani is going to be the detraction needed to end this fight.

    • A good point, indeed, though I don’t know if Rula and Kenzi are going to be too quick to forget about this little indiscretion.

      • Gravedigger

        little?

  • Kobra

    “Frottle,” How do you frottle a person? Especially when she’s the one being beat down.

    • Gravedigger

      good question??

    • RAZORFOX: Kenzi, I think you would answer this question best.

      KENZI: F’anks, RazorFox! When you ‘frottle someone, you clamp your hands around v’heir necks and squeeze v’hem really hard until v’hey pass out or die. I f’hought v’hat was perfectly clear.

      RAZORFOX: Thanks, Kenzi. See? That’s how you ‘frottle–er, throttle someone. ^__^

      • AlleyWayTC

        *Laughs* Gotta say, I love Kenzi’s ‘accent’. ^_^

        • LOL! I love scripting for Kenzi on account of that lisp she gained ever since she “busted her toof’,” as she put it. I will deliberately find “th” words for her to say on just about every page she’s featured on, just to play it up. ^o^

          • Gravedigger

            it makes me laugh the hardest of anything else in this comic

          • RAZORFOX: Woohoo! Kenzi, your thoughts?

            KENZI: Ummm… Is Gravedigger laughing wiff’ me or at me?

          • Gravedigger

            Gravedigger does not mean to offend, would’ve laughed at the frottle comment if anyone else had made it

          • Mr. E

            E: “Don’t ask me, I’m just a spectator- (stomach growls) ‘scuse me a sec. I’ll be right back.” *KAPWINGG!* 1:55-4:29 happens. (Mask-Luigi=Mr. E)

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHB4FchEz7I
            *ZIP!* (Holding a pizza box) I’m back, and I got something to eat!

  • Xch3l

    And everything stops while they all realize what’s happening!!

    • Indeed! A new challenger has appeared! ^o^

      • Gravedigger

        let the match begin

  • Mr. E

    You know major $#!t is going down when an argument stops just like that. also FINALLY!!!

    • When a certain uninvited guest crashes the party, everything screeches to a halt. ^__^

  • BigBadWolf

    >..< omg wet pussy lots of them.. gimme one?

    • Take your pick! ^o^

      • Gravedigger

        cant I have them all????

        • BigBadWolf

          I get the one with the b cups you get them ones with the personal flotation devices built in

          • Gravedigger

            which one are you talking about???

  • alex_longfur

    *gasp!* I’ve been discovered!

    • Dramatic surfacing is dramatic! ^__^

      • alex_longfur

        Indeed.

        • Gravedigger

          DAMN RIGHT

  • MrAMP

    Why do I get the sick feeling that there’s going to be accusations that Kilani was following?

    Hope you all have fun at AWA!!!

    • Sounds like an argument a certain blood relation would make in this instance. Stay tuned… ~__^

  • Chocothunda

    Ho shi-RUN KILANI, RUN!

    Or rather…

    SWIM AWAY!!

    • Considering how tall she is and how shallow the water is, a swift wading would probably be the most accurate. ^__^;

  • Dis

    The Tigers need to get the right priorities and work as a united species if they do not want to be wiped out by the dragons.

    • As evidenced by how trivialities and thin skin can create divisions, this page probably proves that it’s more easily said than done.

      • Gravedigger

        it seams that day may never come

  • AnsLOD

    Oop…looks like Kilani couldn’t hold her breath long enough after all…this’ll make things interesting….

    And yay, new update! Been awhile that’s for sure.

    • Thanks for your patience, and letting out a yelp underwater can certainly accelerate the need to inhale. For those of you with really good memories and exquisite tastes in manga, I actually borrowed the bit from a scene in “Ranma ½.” ~__^

      • AnsLOD

        I know I’m probably going to make you gasp as much as Kilani on this page, but I’ve never read Ranma 1/2, or seen the anime.

        • What can I say? It was hot 20 years ago when I was first getting into anime. “Ranma ½” and creator Rumiko Takahashi were big influences on me.

          • Gravedigger

            20 years ago? you make it sound like your really old

  • MaveriKat

    I love watching Tigers fight in the water. Do you know Tigers are the only feline of the Felidae family that are inclined to play in the water?

    Also, I love how Kilani is bursting forth in such a majestic fashion!

    • Indeed! Which is why I’ve always loved putting the Tigers in watery scenes. And thanks for the love on Kilani’s dramatic surfacing! I actually acted it out myself before drawing it. ^__^

      • MaveriKat

        Acted it out? Awww… couldn’t find a lovey female model to help?

        Either way, glad to see you back in the saddle. I was certain due to your college courses, we wouldn’t see anything until December at the earliest. Thanks for trying to keep something going.

        • Gravedigger

          sounds like Razorfox had fun *acting it out*

  • Gravedigger

    SPEAR!!!

    • You thought you knew her… ♪♫

      • Gravedigger

        they just had to push it, didn’t they???

        funny how Ennek is hair pulling

        • Ponytails aren’t just a fashion statement; they’re also a liability in a catfight. ^__^;

          • Gravedigger

            the truth hurts, quite literally

          • Second? I have a goal now!

          • Gravedigger

            the only reason Mastergodai is ahead is because he has three really good comics, instead of just one

      • Gravedigger

        wait a sec, isn’t that from Edge’s theme song????

        • Good catch! ^o^

          • Gravedigger

            CAN U DIG IT, SUCKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gravedigger

    THAR SHE BLOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Hope someone got the license number on that truck. o_O

      • Gravedigger

        I did

  • sff

    I’m sorry Razor, but it is with a heavy heart that I must drop this comic. I just can’t stand seeing the only good or at least decent characters constantly get abused and shafted, while the sociopath, murderers and general asshole characters are the only characters that have anything positive happen to them.

    I have nothing against you. In fact, your art and personality is amazing, but this comic just isn’t for me.

    • I’m sorry to hear that, but I sincerely respect your decision. I’ve always tried to treat each character as being just as likely to have good things happen to them as bad things, which I feel is a lot like real life. The interesting part is seeing how they react to and cope with these things. Sometimes good things happen to bad people, and vice versa. The definitions of “good” and “bad” are entirely based on one’s perspective, and that’s one of the underlying core concepts within which I try to work while crafting this comic. Characters grow in amazing ways when you test their resolve. I invite you to come on back later on for a visit, but if not, then I hope you enjoyed your time here while you were a regular reader. You’re welcome back anytime. Thanks for reading! ^__^

    • Gravedigger

      no, don’t gooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kobra

    With how much Kenzi gabs I’m surprised she hasn’t bitten her tong.
    Wonder if she can wissile without using her lips thanks to that tooth.

    • She can certainly whistle through that chip in her “toof’.” On an earlier page, she let out a deafening shriek of a whistle in the Khalira.

  • Nathan Allmon

    Am I the only one that’s wondering what happened to the tree she was next to when she went under?

    • I thought about that, but decided to put the “camera” between Kilani and the tree branch. Good eye and good memory, though. ^__^;

      • Gravedigger

        AW, it was a nice tree

    • Gravedigger

      its right…*looks around* where the hell did that thing go???

  • MechaAshura20

    Awkward

  • william

    well, that stopped the fight. someone might still die from some horrible coincidence, but let’s just relish in the awkward moment created for us right now.

    • Gravedigger

      don’t say things like that, they might happen

      • william

        well, i obviously don’t mean anyone will die from this encounter. I meant later, when the dragons get involved. those scaly chicks can get pretty merciless.

        • Gravedigger

          think positve

  • Argent

    Hey, Razor!

    i know you probably have a busy schedule and all, but I was hoping you might think about attending another GA convention, even if it’s not at a booth. It’s an anime convention called NerdaCon and it’s held in Columbus, GA, and it’s no stranger to comic artists and furries. I can e-mail you more information if you’re interested so I don’t clog up your comics comment section.

    I hope you consider this!

    • Thanks for the recommendation, but right now, I’m pretty much maxed out for the conventions I’m attending. I still haven’t decided which conventions I’ll be attending in 2014, beyond the three “official” regulars (Katsucon, Anime Weekend Atlanta, and NekoCon), but I can really only make one trip a year down to Georgia, so AWA is it, at the moment.

      • Argent

        I understand, and it’s all good. I just thought I’d throw it out there, just in case. 😉

  • Michael B

    What is Kenzi’s accent anyway to make her talk like that? Russian maybe? Or just a lisp of some kind?

    • RAZORFOX: Kenzi, would you do the honors?

      KENZI: Goddess-damned blue Dragon charged at us in v’he Khalira. She wasn’t really v’here, v’hough. Just some decoy. Lunged at it and went right f’hrew it. Busted one of my front teef’ on v’he cave floor.

      RAZORFOX: Thanks, Kenzi! And she’s right. Busted a toof–err, tooth on the Khalira floor. You can see it happen on page 271. ^__^

      KENZI: So embarrassing. v__v;

      • Gravedigger

        imagine getting thrown in the very grave you just dug for someone else

  • James-Polymr

    Does anyone else *really* want to see a frame-by-frame gif of Kilani rising majestically from the water (complete with splash and hair effects)? Anyone? =D

    • Kinda like Ariel’s iconic shot from “The Little Mermaid?”

      • James-Polymer

        Yeeeeeesh. O////O
        Someone, anyone, take my money–take my KINDNEY–just make it happen!

        • Gravedigger

          Gravedigger calls his lungs

          • James-Polymer

            Ohh…sorry Gravedigger; I already gave my lungs for a picture of Natani from TwoKinds doing a flying spin-kick (without her bandages, no less). ^//////^
            Kidney’s still up for grabs, though. =)

          • Gravedigger

            can Gravedigger have the liver, his doesn’t work, and Gravedigger cant drink without a good liver

          • James-Polymer

            Ehh…my liver is in pristine condition, and it won’t come cheap. I expect HD-digital graphics and studio surround sound at *least*. Then we’ll talk. 😉

          • Gravedigger

            how about a solid gold shovel??

  • CinnamonSalve

    Nothing like a common enemy to keep infighting to a minimum.

    Too bad this spike of karma spells out bad luck for the infighters.