August 11th, 2017 (The year of writing goals!)

Happy Friday to you, friends! It has been a glorious and relaxing week. Those of you who know me personally know that I am still enjoying my summer vacation before school starts again at the end of the month and I have to teach math again. I enjoy my work, but I enjoy my vacations more.

Today I would like to share a personal goal I have made for myself, and my progress so far. On the advice of virtually every published author out there, I have decided to write (on my book) everyday for the next 60 days. I figure if I can do that, then it is only a matter of time before you will all buying my new fantasy fiction novel, ‘Nadia the Nefarious Necromancer’, and I will have all of your money. Today is my 7th day, check it out:

When I wrote my first book, I did it exclusively on Thursdays. Why Thursday you ask? Because it was the only day when I didn’t have to teach (either math or tae kwon do) or do anything with family. It was hard to get back into the grove after a week of letting it sit, but I did my best and crossed the finish line. It’s available now and forever on amazon (and coming soon to hobby gaming stores everywhere). The Friendly Game Master is an instructional book that teaches you how to be a game master (or a dungeon master) for games like Dungeons and Dragons. D&D inspired my imagination to an extreme extent, as it has many many others. I encourage you to investigate what it is about, starting with my book.

I would also like to remind everyone that you still have a chance to submit your idea for a monster for the boys to encounter in the comic. So far my mom and my girlfriend are the only ones who have entered. I love both of my ladies, and I also love you, my dear dear reader. Please submit your idea to thelordbaeron@gmail.com.

August 18th, 2017 (The Year of Giant Squids)

Friends,

On days like these I am reminded of the ancient tale of a great squid. By ancient tale, I of course mean a comic I drew for our office lady last semester that was in my box when I came back from summer break this week. And by great squid, I of course mean, great squid!

 

Bandana Man has crazy eyebrows.

Giant Squid does not care.

Giant Squid remembers better times.

…and it filled him with rage!

They battled.

You would think the squid would win, with all those weapons. But, squids don’t know how to hold stuff.

Bandana Man felt bad, so he gave the squid a million dollars.

He ate it, because squids are dumb.

They lived happily ever after.

Until, one day… the beatniks came.

They had knowledge of obscure things, and ordered their coffee in a secret language.

The coffee made them delicious.

Wana know what else is cool? Nick finally finished the new title page. We have been talking about it for a couple weeks, I think it embodies the comic pretty well. By the way, if you are a shiny new reader, feel free to click this tempting button right here and become familiar with our work! We promise it will totally make sense.

We are also excited to announce that in the next three to four weeks, we will have a guest artist draw the weekly comic. The ‘Mysterious Mungo’, as he is known, has an online portfolio of work that you can browse by clicking that button down there. Have a happy weekend, and thank you for enjoying our work!

September 1st, 2017 (The Year of Legaia)

Friends,

I regret to inform you that I am cursed. Let me tell you about an old PS1 game called Legend of Legaia…

This is an old JRPG from back in the days when you had to save your games on memory cards (sold separately). It takes a casual person about 40ish hours to beat this game, and TWICE in my life when I have invested nearly 40 hours into this game my memory card has given out near the final dungeon. I was so angry that I gave up on it and for years I didn’t think about it. That is, until I started watching this guy do speedruns of the game on youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9sS07wGcf7GLSCTgXBTysA

He apparently holds the world record and has beaten the game in just under 8 hours. I figured the time was ripe and the third times is the charm. So I have been playing it for the past couple of weeks after work, slowly working my way back to the end of the game. Just tonight I got to a new dungeon that I have never been to before… and my game froze. I took it as an evil omen and turned my PS1 off, hopefully the Ra-Seru are kind and my memory card it still in working order.

I decided I had better work on my blog post for the rest of tonight… and my secret project that I am daring to reveal! I have been working on my own RPG, Doom Dojang!

For any of my Sun Yi’s friends that read my blog, feel free to contact my if you want to be in the game as an NPC or playable character. I am working on maps for every room in the Arcata academy, and I plan to add the academies from Manhattan and Topeka as well. Maybe Salina, if I can remember the floor plan. If you know of something good that should be in it, send me a message! I will release a Beta for people to test someday soon, when there is at least one complete dungeon to play.

Peace and long life my friends!

September 15th, 2017 (The year of Script Writing!)

Friends,

I am excited to bring you news about the comic! About X weeks ago I announced that we were having a guest artist, the ‘Mysterious Mungo’ to draw the weekly comic! Today I have got a preview of his work, which will explore the origins of Gabriel and his powers.

You can visit his website and see some of his work by clicking this button!

We also had an inspirational time meeting with him this week, we talked about the scripting process for creating comics, drawing techniques and inking techniques. Up until this point Bearman and I have been less formal with the comic, as we both have full time jobs and just kinda like to ‘wing it’.

However from now on we will be making a script each week to make the comic more fun and to make our storytelling better. Here is a sneak peek at the script for next week’s comic, just for you dear reader.

 

 

Script for September 25th – Propane Hat Jacking

Panel One:
Billy peeks around the corner of a stone pillar and sees a propane grill among Trucker Mage’s random bullshit. The panel is split to show a closeup of the propane tank, which is labeled ‘propane’ so stupid readers can tell what it is.

Billy (thinking to himself): That’s it!

Panel Two:
From the perspective of looking down Trucker Mage’s gun barrel, Billy peeks his head around the corner of the pilar to speak. [Perhaps a little bit of detail in the background]

Billy: “Soo… uh… Is that a propane girl?”

Panel Three:
Trucker Mage has a confused but excited look on his face as he slightly lowers his gun.

Trucker Mage: “Well shoot son, you should taste the meat, not the heat!”
Billy: “Uh… I mean… I know right!?”

Panel Four:
Billy steps out from behind the pillar and takes a step towards Trucker Mage.

Billy: “The kids at my school like to Netflix and chill, but I like to propane and grill! …How do you like your steak?”

Trucker Mage: “Nice! Well son I actually like mine medium rare, firm but with just a little give.”

Panel Five:
Billy walks closer to Trucker Mage, who is still riding Terry. As they talk, Billy references Terry and the panel is split to show Terry’s facial expression, looking up at Truck mage with eyes filled with loathing and a desire for revenge.

Billy: “Terry there always asks for his steaks well done.”

Trucker Mage: “Maybe we should firmly ask him to leave!”

Panel Six:
Billy is stands next to Trucker Mage, who now has his gun unthreateningly slung over his shoulder. He slaps Billy on the back while they both laugh heartily. Terry looks angry and confused.

Panel Seven:
Billy swipes Trucker Mage’s hat off of his head. Trucker mage gasps in surprise.

Billy: “GOTCHA BITCH!”

 

 

Cool, right?! I was excited to write it, I hope you were excited to read it.

On a random note, I would like to show you how many zombies it takes to repeatedly lag out your connection to a minecraft server. It’s this many:

I don’t know how they all got down there, but it took me like five minutes to kill them all by hitting them in the head, one at a time.

Have an excellent weekend!