Grinder$, Cryptida and Kaza's Mate Gwenna.
by Jay042

Well, I finished off Kaza in New York right at the start of December. So I've been taking it pretty easy while I plan my next story. Inspiration came from Lirvilas and his Grinder$ series on Comic Fury.


His comic, CryptidasMicroraptor's, mine and Stilldown's Theater of the Bloody Tongue have become part of a shared universe that's been dubbed the Think Tank Schnittstelle 23. Stilldown has been collecting data in a file about all of the various characters, connections, interactions and shared elements between the various comics. Kaza's Mate Gwenna has mostly been adjacent to much of these connections, just a side player in some of these stories. Though that is likely to start changing. In Grinder$, Lirvilas has been laying the ground work for a larger crossover between our comics, and undoubtedly Kaza and Gwenna are going to find themselves in the middle of it.


We are heading into the Second Ostrich War


The first Ostrich War started out as a joke. Microprator's funny little entry for a 30 Days of characters challenge. Then it became part of the backstory for one of the Cryptida characters. Another 30 Days Challenge gave rise to General Mbuni, the main antagonist of the Ostrich War, along with several of his associates and underlings. All of this world building was for the Cryptida spin off series Playground. Set at the luxurious Monaco Royale hotel in Monaco, the leadership of Timmy's Toyco is trying to make a business deal with General Mbuni, which is being interfered with by international terrorists.


That lead to a major plotline in Grinder$. Donna Panks, the main character, ends up involved with Mbuni, Donna is rather commitment phobic, and runs away from his from his proposal. She returns back to her life in the town of Anvil Flats, but finds herself sent to Africa by her employer.


This is the point where Kaza's Mate Gwenna really starts getting tied into the story. Donna is in Buranda, the setting for my comic. She visits The Adventurer's Club, a location from my comic, and encounters Henry Botaba, the Mbuni lookalike, who I've used once before. Lirvilas even threw in a cameo by Wimberley and the Commissioner. The pair of them throw wildest party in Buranda, and they end up destabilizing the government.


For my next act, I'll be following The Commissioner, Nula and Wimberley as they deal with some of the side effects of these events. I have a few pages with the Commissioner and Nula worked out, and I'm planning some pages with Wimberley and his wife, who hasn't been seen in ages.

Posting an old comic
by Jay042
I did a 24 hour comic in 2019 that I had posted onmy Deviant Art page. I finally got around to posting it here on my Comics Blog site.
Crossover with Grinder$
by Jay042
The current storyline in Grinder$ is taking place in Buranda, the setting for Kaza's Mate Gwenna. While Kaza and Gwenna are absent, some locations and supporting characters (and even some villians) are getting featured.

Currently, Kaza and Gwenna are still in New York. The big question is what will their home country be like when they do return.
Grinder$/Kaza's Mate Gwenna connection
by Jay042
The current storyline in Grinder$ is taking place in Buranda, and Lirvilas has his characters turning up at The Adventures' Club, a setting I've used on a few occasions in my comic.
Hello new subscribers!
by Jay042
I noticed the number of new subs to the comic lately, and I thank you for the interest. Sadly it will be a while before I'll be posting anything new since I am in the middle of a cross country move. 

The last few pages for Crash Landing are sitting in my hard drive and need to be finished, and I am planning on taking advantage of my current down time to start work on my next story. So hopefully once I start posting again there we quite a bit of material.