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Demon of the Underground

Demon of the Underground

by bob-artist
"Demon of the Underground" is the story of Pogo, a big-mouthed young thief who falls through a hole in the ground and finds himself in a brutal underground world where survival is based on strength and intimidation. His only hope for escape is his telekinetic ability - and the help of a stray ferret named Annie.

The comic is updated every Monday evening.
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267
Updates
2 Updates/Month
Last Update
2 Weeks Ago
Fans
2,801
Readers
363

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Demon of the Underground

"Demon of the Underground" is the story of Pogo, a big-mouthed young thief who falls through a hole in the ground and finds himself in a brutal underground world where survival is based on strength and intimidation. His only hope for escape is his telekinetic ability - and the help of a stray ferret named Annie.

The comic is updated every Monday evening.

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portisHeart
November 19th, 2017
nice way to congratulate someone on their success.. while telling them they have to be thankful to you for it >_<

Merritt.. srsly???? from all the fancy futuristic drinks full of interesting things? TT'
Huntik13 (Guest)
November 13th, 2017
Oh, so Damen knows about Samsid's past? That's a interesting!
bob-artist
November 13th, 2017
So, lots and lots of news, since it's been a few weeks! We're gonna do the bullet point thing for the tl;dr folks:

-New Early Access Pages reward on Patreon
-Upcoming: DOTU Merch, including the CARD DECK (I'm posting previews on Patreon)
-Lets hit 7K subs on Webtoon by December 31 so we can have weekly pages in January!
-I signed up for Mastodon! Stalk me on all my social media accounts!
-New TopWebcomics Voting Incentive, a.k.a. Merritt, my Dorky Son

First off, NEW PATREON FEATURE! $5 patrons now get early access to DOTU comic pages! Basically, I'll post them to Patreon as soon as they're done instead of waiting till the next update day. I figure this'll be especially needed while I'm only updating 2x/month. Here's my Patreon!

Second, I'm working on DOTU merch, and one of my top priorities is the CARD DECK! The art from the original deck is just super old, so most of the art needs to be redone. I've already started posting works in progress (and one finished card) to Patreon. My tentative plan is to do a Kickstarter for the card deck, which will also include expansion packs. I'll keep you guys updated on the card deck progress, and I also hope to launch my RedBubble shop this month.

Third, we hit 6K subscribers on Webtoon last weekend! There's another payout level at 7K, but the current payout program is only going to run until December 31, and I don't know what the payouts are going to be for 2018 yet. If we hit 7K subs on Webtoon by December 31, the bump in earnings will be enough that I can post weekly DOTU pages in January 2018! Pageviews count too, by the way! We're currently at around 7.5K pageviews per month, and if I get to 10K, I'll also do weekly pages in January. Subscribe on Webtoon here! It's free, and you get to read lots and lots of comics! (or just mine if you want, haha ^_^)

Fourth, I forgot to mention here that I signed up for Mastodon. If you're not familiar, it's a new social media platform that's like twitter but with better moderation and harassment policies. Here are all the social media places you can find me or DOTU: [Facebook] [Tumblr - Bob] [Tumblr - DOTU] [Twitter] [Mastodon]

AND FINALLY, NEW VOTING INCENTIVE! It's been mentioned a few times in various places that Merritt has a particular affinity for a certain beverage. I also got a cute tumblr ask about what a dating sim would be like for all the DOTU characters, and it came up again. So I decided to do a little sketch about Merritt and his favorite drink. You can vote and see the image by clicking the TWC button below or in the sidebar. Or right here, since I've been throwing around so many links already. ^_^ Votes are especially helpful now that my update schedule is reduced, so please do vote as often as you can!
Dying-Candy
October 25th, 2017
Just binge read the entire comic, best one I've come across in quite some time! <3

I prefer reading on smackjeeves, but perhaps I could try going over to webtoon in order to support a little x) (As I'm not in a position to support any other way haha *sobs*)

Anyhow, really great content! I'll be looking forward to more! :)
Huntik13 (Guest)
October 24th, 2017
AWW~! ONLY 2 PAGES PER MONTHS~! T-T I'll miss the weekly updates!

Anyway, the North King really set me on edge! He's oozes deceit!! XP
portisHeart
October 24th, 2017
panel #2: that's exactly what people say when they really don't consider you an equal ~

also, i loooove this fabulous hanging drinks display <3
bob-artist
October 24th, 2017
Sorry guys, I forgot to update SJ after posting to the main site yesterday. -_-

For those of you who missed it, last week, I updated my author comment on the main site with my solidified DOTU schedule from here onward. To read the full explanation, go here. Very very short recap: DOTU will now be 2 pages per month (roughly every other week) instead of every Monday. All Patreon rewards are staying the same, and upcoming Patreon goals are set to allow DOTU to return to a more frequent update schedule. So, the next page will come on Monday 11/6.

HUGE thanks to the new patrons who pledged over the past two weeks, even while my plans were still being figured out! And also huge thanks to the patrons who stuck around or increased support! <3

On my end, I'm doing other things that might give me the option of reducing the dollar levels of the Patreon goals, like experimenting with style to see where I can shave off production time, and trying to promote my Webtoon mirror since it pays by subscriber and pageview count. I'm also preparing my merch/print shop to launch hopefully next month.

Next chapter of Merritt's story will be pushed to next Thursday because I'm still doing edits. But as a bonus, we'll have a few inktobers for $2+ and $10+ patrons, and a bit of bonus prose for $10.01+ patrons. And also the usual Patreon rewards.

TopWebcomics voting incentive is the same, but votes are greatly appreciated! You can vote and see the current image by clicking the TWC button below or in the sidebar.
portisHeart
October 3rd, 2017
i just thought what Shaleene did. the old "water instead of booze" trick for Merrit, or some added goodies into Troy's drink? it's all fun & games until somebody gets hurt - and a new live long fiendship gets born..
Shaleene
October 2nd, 2017
My guess.... because he's not drinking the same thing.
Huntik13 (Guest)
October 2nd, 2017
Merritt is staring his boss...Oh, ye yearns too high, Merritt! Plus the King seems to be pretty....nasty, go for someone nicer!!
raephium
October 2nd, 2017
oh my gosh.. he's such a damn smooth talker when he's drunk XD Poor Merritt hahaha
AutumnWolf20
September 26th, 2017
Now kiss!!! XD I totally ship it :P
raephium
September 25th, 2017
tbh i just think that Troy likes him. but knowing that it was troy that broke merrit in when he was forced to become part of the sphere.. then.. I'm not sure. Maybe hes just jealous... <<"
boiseboo
September 25th, 2017
KISS
Huntik13 (Guest)
September 25th, 2017
Troy is really drunken...V-__-.....And stop touching Merritt, jerk!!
portisHeart
September 25th, 2017
if it weren't for the whole politics.. i'd swear it looks like a budding bromance.. almost cute.
bob-artist
September 25th, 2017
Witness Merritt's poker face at its finest.

I promise we'll only have to suffer through this uncomfortable moment for 1 more page. Y'all have been so brave and strong; hang in there, champs! ^_^ This was originally an 8-panel page that wrapped up the scene, but it was too cramped and rushed and the last three panels really needed more focus, so I split it into two pages.

Merritt's story chapter 18 is going up on Patreon this Thursday! I've been preparing to do Inktober next month (which is basically an art exercise where you do one ink drawing per day for all of October), and the illustrations are all going to be Merritt's story themed! I'll be posting them on twitter, tumblr, and Patreon. (the spoilery and/or suggestive ones will be Patreon only.) So now would be a great time to join me on any of these three places! October 1 is this Sunday, and that's when the first illustration will go up.

The sketch of panels 2/3 of this page is still up as this week's TWC voting incentive. (You'll now be able to see some of the layout changes I mentioned before.) You can vote and see the image by clicking the TWC button below or in the sidebar.
portisHeart
September 21st, 2017
Troy talking about peace. it sounds so false, anyone should smell a very rotten rat at a mile's distance. you might have picked a good argument for your cause Troy, but how can people believe your mellow sweet talk? >_<
AceTheKid
September 20th, 2017
^_^
Lol it's all good. Hope you had fun celebrating
Huntik13 (Guest)
September 18th, 2017
Aww, Merritt is idealistic! Merritt is certainty different from the other people of the other Spheres. He lacks the usually superiority of the higher ups agents has and he actually wanting co-existence instead fighting to dominance!

Troy really try to butter Merritt up in the past. It almost kinda looks like Troy is flirting with Merritt. Yuck! XP