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Chess - A Suikoden Fancomic

by paintedmare
'Chess' is a fan comic based on the world of the Suikoden game series.

The Holy Kingdom of Harmonia is stricken with civil war, dividing the nation and allowing its old enemy, the Republic of Dunan, to strike at the weakened Kingdom. When one-time allies Yuber and Albert find themselves on opposite sides of the battlefield, they realize the lines aren't as clearly drawn as either of them believed.

This comic contains Mature themes (violence, sexual situations, language, etc).

Updates Mondays kinda, NOW BACK FROM HIATUS!
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64
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Last Update
4 Years Ago
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509
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'Chess' is a fan comic based on the world of the Suikoden game series.

The Holy Kingdom of Harmonia is stricken with civil war, dividing the nation and allowing its old enemy, the Republic of Dunan, to strike at the weakened Kingdom. When one-time allies Yuber and Albert find themselves on opposite sides of the battlefield, they realize the lines aren't as clearly drawn as either of them believed.

This comic contains Mature themes (violence, sexual situations, language, etc).

Updates Mondays kinda, NOW BACK FROM HIATUS!

Recent Comments

Almost as tragic as the main series' fate...
I'm sure you've moved on already, but if you ever felt like continuing Chess someday, there's at least one Suikoden fan who will still be checking for updates every so often.

It's really sad to think there won't be more of this, because I've always loved this pair, and Suikoden fanworks are rare and precious.
I LOVE the way you drew Yuber so evil here hahaha, very nice.
I really love the way you draw and express these characters! Aaand Yuber would definitely have all those scars; this is one of those headcanons of mine haha. I mean he's been battling forever through 3 Suikoden games, cmon.
I love this page so much! your style and coloring is gorgeous and you match the character's personalities very well
I love this Fancomic!Please more ;)
paintedmare
February 19th, 2014
@NightmareNatarii: Ahh it's not really a new style ;-; it's more just like I've been working on the comic for so long my style has just grown a little more in that time. :3 The color choice for these pages only temporary, since they're in the dark and your eyes don't perceive color as well in low light.
I haven't forgotten my SJ fans, just made a decision to keep the NSFW content off the main comic until such a time as it becomes really necessary to story as a whole. :3
NEW ART STYLE <3
as idf i didnt already love the style you updated it hngh<3 i loved yer story, dont forget about us on smackjeeves youre such an inspiration <3
<3
Aw, I love it, thank you!
Extra pages at tumblr--!
Remember how I was mentioning you should follow Chess' tumblr for extra pages and stuff, including NSFW content? Now would be a good time to head over there, since I just added a special (NSFW!!) mini-comic for Valentine's (and also to continue the last scene). :3

Http://dis-harmonia.tumblr.com !!
Cute2KnowU
January 17th, 2014
Aww~~
I love Albert's face in the last panel! You draw so good!! I can't wait for the next page... I wonder what's going to happen!
Yaaaaaay!
paintedmare
January 14th, 2014
Hurrayyy another page! :D I couldn't leave that sentence dangling like that, that would be too cruel.
teamaker
January 14th, 2014
Ahhh thank you for the update! I love Albert's face in the first panel – you are definitely improving as an artist :) (Also it's just a fantastic expression haha. I love the way you draw expressions.)

Interesting choice on the two middle panels. Is cutting them apart a way to accentuate Albert's hand? If so, I think it worked. I'm really impressed by your page layouts in general. In this one, you've really managed to capture the mood (the fitting colour scheme definitely helps).

Welp I guess I'll have to be patient, but I'm really curious about what he's saying. Hope you update again soon :)
paintedmare
January 13th, 2014
...the question you should be asking is...

...when will I ever update this comic again so you can actually get the other half of that sentence!!

Mwhahahaha.

(look it's even Monday)
Glad to see you updating again. Progress is still progress, no matter what form it takes! *Grins* As long as you're enjoying the comic-making process, I'm sure your effort will continue to show in your future pages.

It feels like the art style has changed a little since the last couple of pages, but maybe that's just me? The body language, dialogue choices and their fantastic subtext keeps me enthralled as always. Definitely enjoy the personal and storyline tension between these two--it's never easy if both parties have careers mired in politics and war!

The blue background is a good choice from the typical black that is seen in real-life's darkness; and it lends a sort of atmospheric chilliness to the two characters' dynamic that I enjoy.
Cute2KnowU
December 11th, 2013
^_^
I have begun reading this, like a month before, and I was so happy to find out that it began again!!
I will have to say, you draw very good, and I must imagine how long it takes to color them when it is all done. It must take hours.
I love the title too, seeing how they are chess pieces. Cool!
And the fact that they sleep together... *Pervy grin* Lol, Nah, it is all just so awesome!
Heh heh
Amazing! I love their faces on this page and how menacing Yuber looks. xD
paintedmare
November 30th, 2013
Whatever I know it's not Monday but I just really want to keep updating this before I go through another long dry spell. ;=;
paintedmare
November 26th, 2013
Whaaaat another page no way. It's okay, it's just a one-panel transition page so >.> It's not really worth waiting a week just for this so you get it as a bonus :3
paintedmare
November 26th, 2013
Work schedule continues to interfere with comic schedule, and after a couple month break from even looking at my tablet, I am feeling ready to go back to work on this. Which is good, because this is a fun chapter and I'm very excited to get around to it. :3 Hi friends.