The Caretaker

The Caretaker

by reddog_f13
A young man, named Simon, swamped in dept and owing big to a gang is desperate for quick, large cash. luck would find him one day in a news paper ad offering the high pay he needs.

"caretaker wanted for house of often away owner. $10,000 a month."

Simon, desperate, had accepted the job meeting the strange owner with even stranger rules. finding out after arriving that the owner has "exotic pets" requiring special care. Simon will soon learn that the owner didn't mean lizards or snakes and that he should have rethought the news ads fine print.

"SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED"
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The Caretaker

A young man, named Simon, swamped in dept and owing big to a gang is desperate for quick, large cash. luck would find him one day in a news paper ad offering the high pay he needs.

"caretaker wanted for house of often away owner. $10,000 a month."

Simon, desperate, had accepted the job meeting the strange owner with even stranger rules. finding out after arriving that the owner has "exotic pets" requiring special care. Simon will soon learn that the owner didn't mean lizards or snakes and that he should have rethought the news ads fine print.

"SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED"

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TheGYouLoveToHate
July 15th, 2017
Have fun camping!
reddog_f13
July 14th, 2017
will dissapere for a few days
ill be leaving early morning today with my family to go camping at a lake. i wont be back till late Sunday and will have no technology to be able to reply on here. this shouldn't effect the page schedule for next week. =]
reddog_f13
July 7th, 2017
@Driftline:
in the top menu theres "the shop" button that takes you to a page.

there you should see a small image showing the book, summery etc.

click on it, the whole image is the link.

and it will take you to my publishers site where you have to directly order from.

heres a straight link if for some reason the image isint showing:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/psy-reddog-and-sara-svensson/the-caretaker-the-first-day /paperback/product-23236894.html
reddog_f13
July 7th, 2017
@TheGYouLoveToHate:

becuase Simon basically guessed a close number based on year.

rick said he was bit in 1849 and Simon did the math that he was at least 166yo.

however for Samuel, he looks a lot younger and rick said he was running and hiding for many years, but also seems to have been here a long time. so Simon guessed this bar incident was possibly recently and so he asked when it happened.

and got the answer that it wasint recent, but still back in 1866.
reddog_f13
July 7th, 2017
@silver_huskey:
dammit, i knew i shouldn't have made it that. <n<
Driftline
July 7th, 2017
I can't find the link to buy the book though :/
TheGYouLoveToHate
July 7th, 2017
He asked Samuel's age but not Rick's age. I'd be wary of both
silver_huskey
July 7th, 2017
Good to see another page! :)

Part of me is curious about Samuel, the other part of wants to heed Rick's advice. I love how he can tell the tale of being a werewolf while calmly making breakfast. LOL! I'm curious what kind of offer Samuel made Rick.


Speaking of stories there's a small typo. I believe in the third panel it should be "their stories" instead of "their story's" since story in this case seems to be plural.
reddog_f13
July 5th, 2017
@Driftline:
the first one is fully out. =]

just send in the order and the book will be sent out in like a week, give or take where you live, by the publish company.
Driftline
July 5th, 2017
Great info. I am delighted you posted :) Is the book out?
reddog_f13
July 5th, 2017
@Driftline:

also as for materials:

when i started i was mainly drawing on paper, scanning, then editing on computer.

i USED to use adobe illustrator (AI), but its extremely pricey ($200 a year. which oddly increases to $500 after 2 years?!) and i was using it only for speech bubbles anyway.

so now i only use GIMP (which is free) on current version. to draw ive mainly switched from paper to my drawing tablet. i have a ugee 1910b 19 inch. which is pretty good and cheap for its size ($500).

for my main computer set up i got a 32inch envy HP screen and an HP envy phoenix for the tower.

but you can do pages just as well on a simple laptop. my computer stuff is mainly focused for heavy gaming.

for paper, i was using regular 8.5 x 11 printer paper. its cheaper then sketch books, but also not as tough, so be careful on the erasing.

however, if your planning on publishing anything, make sure the pages fit the publishers format. which is why my pages are actually a smidgen bigger then the 8.5 x 11 the books printed out in.
reddog_f13
July 5th, 2017
@Driftline:

hello again. nice to see you're back. how are things going for you? :3

heres the link to buy:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/psy-reddog-and-sara-svensson/the-caretaker-the-first-day /paperback/product-23236894.html

also i hope to get book 2 out in the next couple of months and HOPEFULLY have book 3 before xmas, but it mite end up being in jan.

theres also a shop link in the top bar where you can always look at whats available. just click on the images inside and they'll to direct you to the book ordering site. =]
Driftline
July 5th, 2017
Haven't been here in a while. Not because I don't wanna be. But when you said you were on hiatus, I lost track. I'm back and I see you've put book one out. Where's the link to buy? I get paid tomorrow and I wanna show support. By the way, please tell me the materials you use to make this great comic.
silver_huskey
June 24th, 2017
@reddog_f13: I'm looking forward to it! :D
reddog_f13
June 24th, 2017
@silver_huskey:
he sure as hell needed a drink.

and those questions will be answered soon. =]
silver_huskey
June 24th, 2017
Look on the bright side, at least there was plenty of booze for Rick to drink once he reverted to human form in the morning. Anyone would need it after waking up to a horror show in a bar and being covered in other people's blood.

And is Samuel immortal as well? Or did Rick just roam alone for two centuries until he was found? I can't wait to find out what he says to Rick to convince him to live and work in his mansion. ^_^
reddog_f13
June 10th, 2017
@silver_huskey:
it can be quite psychologically damaging being alone all the time. and with any friends you make you wake up to covered in there blood.

thank you. :3
silver_huskey
June 10th, 2017
That's rough. Poor Rick. Must be hard to not make friends for a VERY LONG time (if ever) for fear of killing them during the full moon. :(

By the way, I love the shadowy style these flashbacks are being told in. The blacks really pop against the colors.
GamingNinja
June 9th, 2017
@reddog_f13: -_- sounds like fun. Well...let the angst, BEGIN!
reddog_f13
June 9th, 2017
@GamingNinja:
everyone's got traumatizing back storys in this series.