Magnus has been playing a little too much Street Fighter. Let’s see how Page 3-9 plays out!
Production has been a little slow due to work at the day job and me being sick the last several weeks (fuck bronchitis), but I’m feeling better now and work on Issue 4 is continuing in the background. I’m hoping to have a few previews of that coming soon (I promise), so keep an eye on this space for when that rolls around!
Things have been busy again between work and other engagements. We’ve been going to cons as of late, though as attendees, as opposed to exhibitors. That being said, we’re getting ready and strategizing for next year’s con season now that we’ve gotten some projects moving again. If you’ve been looking for us at cons and shows, Elliott and the others will be out to play again soon.
I’m also working on a writing project to flex some other creative muscles! The original idea was to do it for NaNoWriMo, however, the scope in planning seems to have surpassed the scope of what I can reasonably finish in a month, so I’m just going to keep writing until it’s finished. Maybe you’ll like it!
Page 3-3 is up and our heroes got that dawg in them. Did this decisive first strike put the distortion beasts on the back foot?
Issue 3 is coming along nicely, I’d like to think.
As you might have noticed (assuming you’re not new here), I’ve placed a few ad boxes from ComicAd Network around the site. I did my best not to make them too terribly intrusive and they help with marketing the website in a small way. Don’t worry, though. I’m still holding myself to the promise to not place more invasive ads on the site for the sake of funding.
I’m also looking to host the comic in another location. Right now, Issue 1 up through part of 2 is available on Tapas, but I’m thinking of finishing it out and expanding our reach to Webtoon as well. Cast a wide net, right?
Electric Fencer is LIVE once again, and with the return to weekly posts comes the Cover Page and Page 3-1. I have high hopes for this issue of Electric Fencer, so I hope it’s worth the wait!
In addition to the comic’s return, I’ve also reinstated the merch page over on RedBubble and the link to our Ko-Fi. We’ve got a few new pieces since the last time it was up, including the print you see above on quite a few products. Admittedly, I have been absolutely awful about making use of monetization or subscription services like these and I can’t promise I’ll get drastically better at it, but the most I can say is that I’ll try.
With regards to progress on the series, Issue 4 is currently in production and is so far looking even better than I could have hoped for. In addition, I’m planning on putting in work for Electric Fencer Shorts! Issue 2 and will drop that on the Ko-Fi for subscribers. Shorts! Issue 1 is already there, so if you want to read it and Issue 2 when it goes live, consider subscribing. You could also leave a tip if you like what you’re reading! Or not. No pressure. If financial support isn’t your thing, the tried and true method of voting for Electric Fencer on TopWebComics is still plenty.
In any case, welcome back to Electric Fencer, and here’s hoping we can keep this ride going for a long time!
Here’s the cover for Issue 3! I’ve had the Paper Mario series and JRPGs in general on the brain for a while now so I was feeling inspired to make an illustration for Electric Fencer in a similar vein. I was originally planning on adding the HUD elements as I’m a big fan of mockups, but the cover itself was already pretty ambitious and I later felt all of the added bits and bobs of the battle HUD would ultimately clutter the cover, so I decided against it. It’s a little bit of a shame because I had a few things I wanted to do with it, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Actual story work on Issue 3 has been completed and all that’s left to work on is the cover. Here’s a little something to give you an idea of how I’m going to approach it. Really looking forward to seeing how the final product will turn out 👀
Once the cover has been updated, the placeholder image for it in the bookshelf will be replaced accordingly.
Also, with regards to posting times for the comic going forward, we’re considering having the comic show up later in the day as opposed to early morning. Maybe around 5:00 EST/GMT-5?
That’s the date. Issue 3 will launch on October 4, 2023.
I’m currently touching up the last page of the issue. I’ve got a few other bits of things to prep for the new pages, plus some other obligations to handle, so it’ll still be a while. It took a year and quite a few revisions, but I’m proud of what I’ve been able to put out.
Hopefully it won’t be much longer now, but I’m wrapping up work on Issue 3. As continued proof that the comic is, in fact, NOT dead, here’s a panel of a confident Jiro from page 22. What’s he got cooking? You’ll find out soon enough.