Hello! It’s been a minute. I’ve had public appearances and a lot of freelance to tend to over the past month, so it’s been a lot quieter here than I intended, but I finally have the first bit of supplemental material I promised. It’s a world map and with it comes a new article in the Extras section, It’s a Fairly Large World, After All. Unlike the other two articles, this one will be ongoing and info on new continents and nations will be added as we continue. Our first bit is a rundown of the continent of Laurentiis. Check it out.
Page 24 of Issue 2 has gone live, and with that, Issue 2 has come to a close. Thanks for following along thus far! Issue 3 is going to be great.
As previously mentioned, the comic itself is going to go dark for the next few months while I catch up on life stuff and progress on Issue 3. You’ve actually already seen a couple of shots of the next issue (the profile pictures for the distortion beasts are lifted from Issue 3). Here’s a few more, sans context:
As you can see, I went with slightly warmer, more vibrant colors and the characters are more expressive. This is actually the first issue of Electric Fencer that will be done 100% digitally. In previous years of my creative career, I started with traditional pencil and paper art, then scanned everything in and inked and colored the sketches. Switching to this method of production, I feel, has made for a more impactful and dynamic comic.
I’ll be back soon with more updates. Thanks for reading!
With this, I think it’s also time to announce that the comic will be taking an extended break until later this year to catch up on real life work, commissions, and such. I’m aiming for somewhere between October and December…er…I mean August and October (the real world months, not the Electric Fencer ones) for the debut of Issue 3. I’ll have details closer to the date, but fret not, this space isn’t going to just be dead for the next four months. I have a number of updates planned, primarily aimed at content for the extras section, and some side content. Maybe a behind-the-scenes look at some things too. In the meantime, of course, Issue 3 will be worked on. I even have the first several pages ready.
For next week, Page 24 will go up and as a bonus, just to show you guys that I’m not just making shit up (as Elliott would put it), I’m also going to share some panels from the next issue to show you all what you can look forward to when we come back.
Until then, I’m going to get some very well-deserved rest.
Today on Page 20, we learn about distortion beasts. They look like giant magical eldritch good boys.
Giant magical eldritch good boys.
They’ve also been given their entry on the Characters page, with a bonus entry for Boss Distortion Beasts. We’ll be meeting these guys in proper soon. The characters page also received a slight change to how each character is numbered. Nothing big, but I foresee we may need the hundreds place for the number of characters at some point in the distant future.
Remember those strange green glowy things from page 22 of Issue 1?
Issue 2 will be wrapping up soon and we’ve got some announcements of things coming to the site over the next few weeks coming soon. Stay tuned.
Page 17 is up and with it we finally have a name for our mystery woman: it’s Tarragon! She’s been added to the character page in full. Tarragon has also received a site banner, which will cycle with the other banners on the site, so be on the lookout for it as well.
Speaking of character banners, I added a new banner for Elliott, this time based on his design featured on Monday’s Valentines, however, I also added one for Magnus. He hasn’t made many appearances in the comics yet, but based on my discussions with fans of the series, he seems to be a favorite, so here’s a little something of a treat for them as well.
Normally I just let today pass right by, but not this year. I made custom Electric Fencer Valentines! Print them out and exchange them with your friends who might like anime-esque art from a weird webcomic with a weird pun for a name.
There’s also a very minor spoiler in here for Wednesday but I don’t think that’ll be too huge of an issue.
This week’s page, 2-14, finally brings us to the person who sent Jiro to Ronan’s shop. Clearly, she’s the mystery woman who worked with Ronan and Wayland in the past, but just what lies behind those ruby red eyes?
I’ve got another little bit for the Extras section I’m working on. Not sure when I’ll have it up, but I made the image portion of it so next is the writeup. It’s a nice little bit of worldbuilding (quite literal) I’ve been working on for some time now. Stick around to see when it drops.
Page 13, in which we learn about manners. We’re in the middle of an investigation but there’s always time for a quick snack break.