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shi August 2nd, 2011, 12:21 am

I'm a little slow on responding to comments this week, but I'll get to them soon!

I took a week off from drawing, and yet somehow managed to get the page done in time O_O There are things I really like about this page, some I hate. I'm partial to the crot--I mean knife panel. My favorite parts of making the pages are the sketch, and then shading/lighting. That means I probably need to get more comfortable with inking (and quicker too).

VOTE to see pen sketches of Gunner and Lucas, some of which are Old Lucas!

The SJ awards are still going, so check out all the great comic finalists HERE!

Edit: Fixed some missed shading. Thanks for the heads-up, Spiffy!


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Late Update

shi August 17th, 2011, 12:35 am

Hey everyone, wanted to give you a heads up on what's happening. I haven't been feeling well for a while, so for now I'm going to be posting the pages when they're finished (next page should hopefully be done in a couple days). I'm going to try and get back on track as soon as possible, but the schedule may be off for a bit.



shi August 18th, 2011, 11:12 pm

@Alessandra: I has a plot? :D

@P!K: Hey thanks! I didn't win, but it was fun :)

@kirby: Omg, that was the panel I struggled with to the point of hate! Glad it come out alright!

@MomotheGreat: poooosibly. Kegan is fond of his knife...

@T8rtoes: Thanks! I had a bit of a hard time deciding on some of the panels, so good to hear they flow :)

@SpiffyBanana: No, thanks for pointing it out! And yes, Kegan is fond of crushing Gunner (he does it some more in the next page << >>)

@Jac: Vampires are much like humans, just a little more durable (and that whole blood thing). Kegan could totally take 'em with a shower certain.

@xmissxspunkyx: Thaaat's a pretty good guess.

@ZaraLT: Oh gosh, thank you! I'm pretty proud of that panel.

@cohen: That's just cause you like it when he's scared ;)

@Dracula: You should write the story for me <3

@Sychaar: Kegan? Never...

@Arri: It makes no difference to me whether the shot is close or far away. The difficult part is getting the anatomy and pose right. The better your knowledge of anatomy and foreshortening is, the easier drawing will be.

@Tristripe: Glad you like the comic!

@Dribbledcarmellaces: Kegan likes stepping on Gunner. And thanks, I like knowing :)

@cals1607: oh cool! Yeah, I found some new comics to read through the smackies, it was fun.

@kurotenshi: Sorry to keep you in suspense for so long! Don't die yet though, lol.


Kirby (Guest) August 2nd, 2011, 4:10 am

I love his face in the a second panel. He looks really cute I just want to eat him up.
Btw, I'm so happy for the new page.


MomotheGreat August 2nd, 2011, 4:45 am

Shank tiem? O:


T8rtoes August 2nd, 2011, 6:30 am

Damn that Kegan is scary....

But yes- lots of wonderful shots on this page! It flows so well!


SpiffyBanana August 2nd, 2011, 7:45 am

sorrrrry for pointing it out [actually i'm not] but Gunner's tiiiiiny bit of shown hair in the last panel is not shaded at all. it's so bright! *A*

also, Kegan apparently likes to step on this kid a lot. what an ass. HE'S NOT A DOOR MAT YOU KNOW! but yes, i really like the crot- knife panel as well c:



Fluffy (Guest) August 2nd, 2011, 9:37 am

Poor Gunner! I'm hyperventilating with fear for a favorite character, and I have to wait until next Tuesday to find out what happens, and knowing webcomics, then you'll change the focus to Lucas. I'll try to comment on every panel. Kevin is scary but awesome in the first panel. In the second panel, Gunner might be 13, he looks so surprised and hurt. Awww, especially the eyes. Nice job on the lighting in the 3rd panel, but wouldn't there be wrinkles in the shirt around the foot. Nice use of exclamation marks. In the fourth panel: nice ighting, good job with getting the angles so they all look like the camera is in one place. Also, thank you for not forgetting about Gunner's awesome jacket; will the brave flashlight also make another appearance? 5th-6th panels: Oh no. Gunner isn't allowed to die, he's too much of an awesome main-ish character! Also, either Gunner has a very strong ribcage, or Kegan's really good at balancing, because It doesn't look like Gunner is being squished right there. Has Kegan ever read the evil overlord list? I bet he forgot to lock the door. Also, is there a reason Gunner's pupils change from round to vertical? Also, even though I hate myself for saying this, if Kegan stabs Gunner through the heart with that knife, it would have to go in from below the sternum; bodies build protection for major organs. I hope Lucas comes in to save the day or something. Good job with the lighting and colors. Also, thanks for the consistency with shoe color, that made my artistic day. I hope this wasn't too long. Keep up the good work! I can't wait until Tuesday!


jac (Guest) August 2nd, 2011, 10:28 am

yay kegan!! you go draw that shadily placed knife! just don't kill gunner cuz, y'know, there won't be a comic anymore. and we won't meet adrian (which is the real tragedy). just go cut his bonds or something.
i wonder how many weapons he has concealed on his person at any given time.... would attacking kegan in the shower be the safest method of taking him down? it is physically POSSIBLE to kill a vampire with a shower curtain?!
these are the questions that keep me up at night.


xmissxspunkyx August 2nd, 2011, 2:08 pm

psh he is totally gonna cut him loose! :I Well... thats what i'm gonna go with.


ZaraLT August 2nd, 2011, 10:47 pm

Lovely to see another page from you Shi! Hope the time off did some good. <3

The page looks great as usual! I especially love the posing of Kegan in the bottom left panel. :O


irys_rocker_thornz August 3rd, 2011, 12:38 am

I'm partial to the knife panel too ;D


Cohen (Guest) August 3rd, 2011, 8:06 am

the third panel is particularly good. Love his expression!


Dracula August 3rd, 2011, 4:31 pm

I bet he's going to turn him around and then cut the rope.


Sychaar August 3rd, 2011, 11:15 pm

I hope he's not about to do something creepy.


Arri (Guest) August 4th, 2011, 3:58 am

Real question this time:
Do you find it easier to draw a tied-up person from a 'personal' view [i.e. close-up], or further away?
I have an image in my head that won't get out, and whenever I try and draw it, it comes out... strange.

I was hoping you'd give me a tip or two for it.

The boot-to-the-chest method seems to be a great way to get someone's attention... However, Kegan! He still IS a kid, vampire or no. You're gonna break some ribs there, dear, and I doubt he'll appreciate it.
Ribs or his arm. Then again, you're going to kill him anyway, aren't you?


VoID August 4th, 2011, 7:25 am

whaaaa loving it a lot so far!!


Coming out of the silence

Tristripe August 4th, 2011, 8:01 am

ok...i have been quietly lurking for some a while now, but it occured to me today that your comic this comic makes me sit up and nearly squeal in excitement when it is updated (and only one other comic has managed to bring that out of me).

Your characters are unique, sympathetic (as in they touch us in some way), and expressive. The art and colors suite the tone of the comic well, and your plot is so mysterious and intriguing.

I want to know more about the characters, like how Gunner is a half vampire, and why would that change the way Keagan treats him....I want to know more about Keagan and what was his relationship with Lucas' father...and I want to know what happened to Lucas' father and the circumstances that made Lucas a raven/crow during the day...

Every time there is an update I want to know more and more. THAT is a success in a comic. Your hard work pays off, never doubt that.


DribbledCarmelLaces (Guest) August 9th, 2011, 4:13 pm

Oh, Keagan. You do realize you have to take your foot off him if you plan on turning him over, right?

Of course, that might not be the plan.

Anyway, I love this. Too much for my own good. And I thought you should know.


it's wed

KuroTenshi (Guest) August 10th, 2011, 7:42 pm

It's wednesday

Where is the update? :(

I love your comic and this lateness is making me edgy


eishiya August 11th, 2011, 4:31 pm

KuroTenshi: There will not be an update this week. Shi announced that on her Twitter, but not here. There will hopefully be an update next week.


Kate (Guest) August 12th, 2011, 6:34 am

Thank You Eishiya! :*



Kurotenshi (Guest) August 17th, 2011, 7:22 pm

This suspense is killing me!!!


Please don't quit!

Sanbai (Guest) August 17th, 2011, 11:24 pm

I love your stuff! Please don't get soul-tired and quit! I come every week and I just adore your characters and art! Just email me if you need a pep talk, I'd love to spout praise on you! Keep up the amazing work!


eishiya August 18th, 2011, 10:43 am

@Sanbai: Didn't you read the author's notice? She isn't quitting, she's already working on the next page. It'll be up when it's done. Her break has nothing at all to do with the comic itself.
You should always read the author's comments before commenting.


Hey, lets be cool

Sanbai (Guest) August 18th, 2011, 5:03 pm

@eishiya: Yes friend, I did indeed read the author's comments, and many more besides that. Please be aware that many talented and wonderful young comic authors often get extremely overloaded and vanish despite few signs of fatigue. I speak from experience, and find nothing wrong with encouraging and caring for a great comic author. I can't help but feel your ire is a bit misplaced - and I think you should /always/ take a deep breath before posting a chiding comment. Again, I speak from experience. :)


motherdevampire August 19th, 2011, 10:38 am

He is either going to stab him in the back, or he is going to cut him loose. I am hoping for the "loose". But I thought there should have been fangs in his mouth? Do the vampires in this story not have fangs?


Guest August 19th, 2011, 12:47 pm

@motherdevampire: He had them earlier in the story ^_^ I think he can retract them at will or something