New Fan art from The Beholder!
by Jay042

Paul's gone and done ti again. This time around Kaza and Gwenna get visited by Octobrianna


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Naked people are noticing me
by Jay042

It turns out the first review my comic has recived was published a while ago. The Lake Edun Foundation Newsletter (pdf) descibed the comic as an "outstanding contribution to nude culture."  That defintiely sounds like my new promo blurb.  I hadn't been aware of their review till the newsletter link turned up in the web referrers last week.

I've always known my comic had something of a following inside nudist/ natruist circles. Some of the first people who heard about the comic were part of the forum community for Stephen Crowley's The Bare Pit. Even today that forum remians one of my biggest referral sources. I should also mention Reinder Dijkhuis creator of Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan, Spun Off, and Abui's Travels has been quite generous in mentioning my comic alongside some of these others. I also got a bit of recognition, and the first piece of fan art for the comic, from Paul Hoppe (aka Cosmic Beholder) who did a sketch of Gwenna a while back.

It does give a nice warm feeling when my efforts are getting some notice.



Settling on watercolors
by Jay042

I've been playing around with numerous techniques as I've drawn this comic. But now I really think I'll be settling on the hand colored with watercolors style I've been using for the past few updates. I find I just get more enjoyment out of pulling out the paints and playing around instead of just sticking the plain  line art in the computer.  So I'm going to be sticking with it, I even picked up a couple art books on watercolors to give me a better idea of what I am doing.

Why is Hera going naked in the new Wonder Woman?
by Jay042

In the new Wonder Woman series, the creators have made a most interesting change to their version of the Greek Pantheon. All of the Gods have gotten redesigns. Hades is now a young boy with wax candles melting over his face, and Posiden is now a giant sea monster. But the redesign that really got my attention was Hera. Instead of the classical togas and fine jewels befitting a Queen, we have her naked except for her Peacock feather cloak.  

Though honestly, it is kind of odd for Hera to go nude. Classical images of Hera always pictured her in finery of a high noblewoman, befitting the Queen of the Gods. The only reference to her ever being nude was in the story of the Judgement of Paris, when she, Aphrodite, and Athena all stripped to get oggled by the Trojan prince. So she's not exactly know for running about in her birthday suit,  and earlier in the series she was in fact shown dressed up in clothing more typical for the character. 

Still, i can't fathom any particular reason for Hera's nudity in the series (though I'm guessing some editorial madates)  Though I must admit I'm not complaining :)

Sadly, no update this week...
by Jay042

Life's been pretty busy for me this week. Between starting up the Jackson Hewitt tax prep course, and getting the final preparations for Fencon done (I run the video room) I've just not had any time for the comic this last week. With the addition of this course  I'm taking, my free time may be in short supply in the near future.