Chapter 2 Page 27
January 12th, 2010

Chapter 2 Page 27

Congratulations to the winner of the 7th week of the Comments Contest: Dadzarro! I’ll be contacting you about claiming your mini sketch.

The contest continues again this week! To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment about one of this week’s new pages. Once your comment is approved, you are entered into the contest to win a free original mini sketch, made custom just for you, of any one character you choose. Full contest details are here.

Here’s a look at the mini sketch created for the 6th week’s contest winner, Filthy McMonkey. He wanted a drawing of Validus, check it out:


  1. evaD

    That looks like a very restful spot. Beautiful work, Dave! The Validus sketch is non-too-shabby either.

  2. whyda

    I’m never sure what I look forward too more, the mysterious story or the beautiful art.

  3. Filthy McMonkey

    Ah…mysterious healing herbs in an oasis of peace. It’s what we all wish for, I think.

    Or maybe it’s just me…

  4. Filthy McMonkey

    Also: that Validus is the bee’s knees, buddy! Cool beans is an understatement. Them beans is positively CHILLY!

  5. richsan

    love the eagle-eye view in panel 1. nice subtle coloring in the grass and leaf shadows
    another great pg-but then again i’ve come to expect nothing less from you guys!!!

  6. zack kruse

    Man, he just looks so lonely. I mean look at the vastness all around him…it’s intimidating and makes such a huge man look very small

  7. Dadzarro

    Loving the pacing! It does have a nice cinematic feel. I also dig the dappled sunlight.

    I guess they made it to the tree over the weekend!

    And I am THRILLED to win the sketch! Guess who I’ll be picking? It am not rhyme with “Dadzarro”!

  8. Dadzarro

    BTW, what medium are you painting this in?

  9. citizenDave

    Thanks for the comments, guys! I really enjoyed working on this page. I like quite moments and I’m glad the feeling of loneliness came across as Shan has just left so much behind.

    Filthy: Glad you like the sketch, it’s on it’s way to the Great White North!

    Dadzarro: I’ll be sending you an email soon. To your question: I sketch in the computer, ink on paper, then color back on the computer in Photoshop.

  10. Amber

    I need some of that stuff right now. 🙁

  11. Simon_H

    Nice quiet moment.. Do you pace the story based on the fact were are reading each panel a couple of days apart, or for some end point where its all collected together?

  12. richsan

    congrats to dadzarro on the win-we’ll have to compare sketches when we get them.

  13. citizenDave

    Simon_H: We try to keep in mind that each page is posted one at a time, while also working as part of a whole. It’s a sort of balancing act. If that makes any sense.

  14. Andy Jewett

    Beautiful page.

  15. thedanofsteel

    The colours in this strip and the pacing are amazing. Shan is my favourite guy so far.

    Great stuff for a wet Sunday afternoon 😀