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Comic 343½

Comic 343½ published on 61 Comments on Comic 343½

Howdy, fellow Draconiacs!  RazorFox here.

So we decided to keep the cameras rolling and microphones recording as we prepare for Chapter Six.  Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look as we all work at Katbox to bring you the comics you love!  ^__^

Stay on top of updates by following The Draconia Chronicles on Twitter, liking the Draconia Chronicles Facebook page, and following the Katbox Twitter account!  See you back here soon for the launch of Chapter Six!

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

=RazorFox.

  • Fillyfooler .

    What’s with the layout redesign?

    • NewGuy79

      Well it was bound to happen eventually, Fox can’t go against the mould forever when it comes to this website ubiquity stuff…

      • Mihari

        Actually, if he was against it, we wouldn’t have done it.

    • Katbox has done a sitewide redesign, doing one comic at a time. Our old system was a bit of a Frankenstein, so we rebuilt a lighter, more streamlined version from the ground up, with an eye toward having it look better on mobile devices. Our web wizards let me wait until the chapter break to do my overhaul. Hope it looks good on your screen! ^__^

      • CinnamonSalve

        Every time I go to type “Looks great!” I can’t seem Shie’s imminent butt-shot out of my face…

        Like, you just laid her down, right there, and expected me not to look at her butt.

        • Is that a complaint? o_O

          • CinnamonSalve

            No, just…
            Now I got tiger-butts on the brain, can’t think straight.
            “Oh hey my package arrived I wonder wha–TIGER BUTTS.”

          • Strong. Supple. Striped. Tiger Butts: It’s What’s For Lunch. ^__^

          • CinnamonSalve

            Must you do this.

            Now I’m distracted AND hungry.

      • Chakat Firepaw

        Look better on mobile, at the cost of looking lousy on a desktop.

        Seriously, who though using half the width on empty sidebars was a good idea?

        • Mihari

          It can grow wider, but no one has a wider comic to push it out.

          • Chakat Firepaw

            I just checked, the comic up there is scaled down to about 75-80%, so needing a wider comic isn’t the reason.

          • Mihari

            Odd, it’s not scaled for me.

          • Chakat Firepaw

            I just checked on two different computers On both it was scaled down to 75%.

          • Chakat Firepaw

            I just had a thought and checked: It doesn’t scale in IE but it does in Firefox.

          • Mihari

            I’ve checked 8 different browsers, all of them work as intended, the Katbox does not support older browsers which do not comply to CSS3 or HTML5 standards. Which versions of each are you using?

          • Chakat Firepaw

            Both updated within the past week, so they should be current versions.

          • Mihari

            I’m not sure what to tell you, I have no way to replicate this, and have tried it on multiple computers, some of which aren’t even my own. I know it’s not the site’s end, so I can only conclude it’s something on yours unless you give me something to go by hun.

  • Sojourner

    So that’s how it all works behind the scenes. Interesting to note that a certain dragon isn’t dead, just stepped off to direct the ‘show’.

    • XEspadaX

      I really feel bad when she died in hte first comic pages.

    • Consider her “written out.” ^__^

    • Sojourner

      Interesting that she was the first instance of color, and now she’s ‘head’ of special effects.

  • XEspadaX

    wow, this is…err…hmmmm…. I don’t know what to say. I’m surprised … I’m think

    • Surprised is good. Reactions of all kinds are better than indifference. ^__^

      • Tammy

        hey Razor, this comic and the most recent update for “Our World” gave me an idea (Would do it if I had permission, creativity, and the ability to draw well), why not have the artists on Katbox do a sort of collaborative webcomic with all the characters from each comic interacting with each other off-set… it’s a little hard to put into words but do you get what I’m saying?

  • Slasheredge

    Yay! She’s not dead… hmmm I wonder if she’s single(you all know the earth dragon I’m referring too).lol

    • IAmHawz

      Of course, this could mean she’s in costume. The answers just bring more questions!

    • Well, she did have Ghislain’s attention for a little while, so she knows how to get a male.

      • Slasheredge

        ….and two people have kill my dreams with team work and thing I didn’t want to realize. lol However congrats sir you struck the finishing blow.

  • ElektraFan

    I always wondered if fried tiger taste like chicken. So, fire dragons, i want Kess’ corpse extra crispy.
    And ooohhh Gaia, i missed you so much 🙂

    • I’m not sure if Tigers would be considered red meat or white meat, but with the proper seasoning and preparation, just about anything can taste good. Teriyaki sauce can work that magic, too. ^__^

      • Valkeiper2012

        Cat… the other white meat.

      • Valkeiper2012

        Depends on the species.

        Cheetah would be ALL white meat, while Cougar (mountain lion) would be a mix, and Lion all red

  • NewGuy79

    seeing the “behind the screens” of this comic is really interesting now that I think about it, You could practically create a whole new side reality with all the Frame narrative that you got going on here and in you usual holiday stuff too.

    • IAmHawz

      Sounds like a lot of work for him. Still interesting…

    • It could conceivably be part of the newly-christened “Draconia Lane” bit, but IAmHawz is right, in that the extra work would hard to handle. v__v

      • NewGuy79

        ah well.. maybe you can expand on this alternate reality once you finish Draconia’s current narretive in like 20XX or somthing :p

  • IAmHawz

    I remember you mentioned that he saw his characters as part of a play. Right Razorfox? I don’t even mind the extended cliffhanger. I love the new banner, and how you incorporated the generic guys from Caribbean Blue.

    Honestly though, a green screen could never re-create what you do Razorfox! 😀

    • Thanks! I figured that a but of that George Lucas magic wasn’t beyond reach. And yeah, I see my cast as a team of actresses who can cut loose and break character when the cameras aren’t on. ^__^

  • IAmHawz

    No actresses were hurt in the making of this comic. I can’t say the same for the extras. XD

    • They do their own stunts. I was tempted to do a “Spaceballs”-style stunt double gag in panel 2, but decided against it. They get danger pay. ^__^

      • Radar

        hey RazorFox, Gravedigger wants you to know you have tied for the top spot on the list^_^

        • There’s a list? What is this list of which thou speaketh? o_O

          • Radar

            the list he showed you a while ago with his opinion of the best webcomic authors

          • Oh, cool! I’d kinda sorta forgotten about that list, but I’m glad I’m moving on up! ^o^

          • Radar

            yeah, Mastergodai’s comics are kinda fading while yours is still picking up a little speed

  • Tech

    More phleghm. You say “Akkbar”, is pronounced “Achbar” *clears throat a bunch of times*

    • Well, Cinder was complaining a few pages ago about not having the right amount of phlegm to speak Tigerian. ^__^

  • M.Mitchell Marmel

    ROFLMAO! 😀

    • DISCLAIMER: Katbox cannot be held responsible for ass loss as a result of rolling on the floor and/or laughing. Sincerely, Lawyers.

      • M.Mitchell Marmel

        HA HA HA (plop) Oops! Dangit. ;D

      • Tammy

        what about laughing so hard you accidentally pass gas?

  • Bisano

    So, in total, how many take it took for this part? Fire can be so random sometime.

    • I’m not at liberty to say, but there might be a blooper reel somewhere. Apparently, Kess isn’t crazy about the pyrotechnics, and Shie’s getting better at her stunts. ^__^

      • Bisano

        I see, beside sorry for the double post, the new chatbox system is in mastering mode kind of.

  • Radar

    not what I pictured RazorFox looking like

  • Shadow

    This may seem out of the blue, but are we going to see male tigers and dragons? If there already was some, I might have missed them.

  • redjohnsw

    Update?????

    • Radar

      maybe he died or something??