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The Archer and the Squirrel

The Archer and the Squirrel

by Tieback
The Archer and the Squirrel tells the story of Lark, a young woman in the pursuit of a better life. When the Colludian King offers a handsome reward for an unusual bounty, Lark jumps at the opportunity. However, things aren't always what they seem in the Draiocht Woods. What started out as a simple hunting trip, turns into something much more… dangerous. Now, Lark must learn how to navigate a new type of hunting ground, one full of secrets and magic.

*This comic updates the first and third Tuesday of every month, but....

*The comic's main site ( www.archerandthesquirrelcomic.com ) will always be one page AHEAD on uploads compared to SJ.

*Also, if you become a Patreon ( www.patreon.com/Tieback ) you get to see the next page FIVE day's before it's publicly posted on the comic's main site!!!
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Pages
70
Updates
2.5 Updates/Month
Last Update
2 Days Ago
Fans
449
Readers
159

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The Archer and the Squirrel

The Archer and the Squirrel tells the story of Lark, a young woman in the pursuit of a better life. When the Colludian King offers a handsome reward for an unusual bounty, Lark jumps at the opportunity. However, things aren't always what they seem in the Draiocht Woods. What started out as a simple hunting trip, turns into something much more… dangerous. Now, Lark must learn how to navigate a new type of hunting ground, one full of secrets and magic.

*This comic updates the first and third Tuesday of every month, but....

*The comic's main site ( www.archerandthesquirrelcomic.com ) will always be one page AHEAD on uploads compared to SJ.

*Also, if you become a Patreon ( www.patreon.com/Tieback ) you get to see the next page FIVE day's before it's publicly posted on the comic's main site!!!

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69 gold you said?
I see what you mean about the original page! Well, never try, never learn, I suppose. I did think it was a good page, but I can see why the second version is such an improvement.
dylgramac
July 17th, 2018
I definitely think the changes to the comic layout, visuals, and script were all improvements. I actually didn't think the original looked bad, just a bit faded. It kinda reminded me of old illuminated manuscripts or something.
Tieback
July 17th, 2018
Hello Lovelies!

The first version of this page was made on a new type of watercolor paper, and that was a mistake! The way the paper absorbed the paint created this “grainy” visual texture, and the colors were just “off”. I tried to fix it in photoshop, but that resulted in an airbrushed effect, which I thought looked just as bad. So I decided to redo the page using the right paper. Lesson learned.

To view original version: www.archerandthesquirrelcomic.com/comic/page-69/

Since I was going to do a redo, I thought it was a good opportunity to see if there were any changes I could make to improve the page. This line of thinking led me to make several alterations, and I’m very pleased with the second version. I thought it would be fun to share both versions with you. I’m curious if you guys prefer the second version as well. At least I hope so, because it sure took a lot of time to make. I’m still getting used to drawing pages with densely populated backgrounds. People are so much harder to draw then trees. Chapter one and two spoiled me…

Hugs,
Tieback
Tieback
July 4th, 2018
@eekee: Thanks for bringing this to my attention eekee. I'm sorry the comment system was giving you problems. It did that to me once, and when I restarted my computer it worked again. Maybe that will help you? I hope at least. I have a tech guy that set up my site, so I'm not very knowledgable about the commenting system. If it happens again, please let me know, and I'll bring it up to the tech guy next we meet.

In regards to the two versions of page 69, I'm so happy that you also like the second version. Thanks for letting me know!

P.S. I'm sorry you're having eyesight difficulty.
Tieback
July 4th, 2018
@woolysox123: I think he's a relatable guy. I think everyone probably knows someone like him in their day to day life. :)
Tieback
July 4th, 2018
@IronDog: I like her too! She's a lot of fun to draw and paint!
eekee
July 4th, 2018
Hi there Tieback! I tried to leave a comment on the comic's main site, but it rejected my entry to the captcha. The captcha was "7 − two =" so I entered 5, but it rejected it. On clicking the 'refresh captcha' button it popped up two dialogs, the first saying just "403" and the second "Forbidden". XD

What I tried to post concerns the two page images for the page after this one:

There's no sense in me commenting on art at this level, especially with my eyesight these days. As to what happens in the two pages, I think the new version is much cooler. :)
woolysox123
July 3rd, 2018
I love how unenthused that blond gentleman is.
IronDog
July 3rd, 2018
I like this herald character :3
IronDog
July 3rd, 2018
What a beautiful page!
Tieback
July 3rd, 2018
Hello Lovelies!

This is a five Tuesday month, so you’ll be getting a third bonus page upload on the fifth Tuesday!

I’m so excited to share the next page with you. I ended up making two versions, and I’m very pleased with the second version. The next page will be posted in two weeks on Tuesday, July 17th. However… if you want to view the next page RIGHT NOW… you can see it on the comic’s main site, which will always be one page upload ahead compared to Smackjeeves…

www.archerandthesquirrelcomic.com/comic/page-69/

To all of you U.S. readers out there, I wish you a happy and safe Independence day!

Hugs,
Tieback
Tieback
July 3rd, 2018
@woolysox123: Ahhh! That makes me so happy that this page make you happy! I believe there is much beauty in the everyday. I'm glad I was able to communicate that with the page.
woolysox123
July 3rd, 2018
This page makes me feel so very, very happy, and I'm not sure why. It might be because I love seeing art of people doing ordinary, every day things, or it might just be because all the drawings in this comic are beautiful.
eekee
June 22nd, 2018
@Tieback: hehehe! :D
Tieback
June 22nd, 2018
@eekee: LMAO
eekee
June 21st, 2018
Rodent power!
JoKeR
June 19th, 2018
Double upload.
Tieback
June 19th, 2018
Hello Lovelies!

As mentioned previously, I should be good to go for weekly updates starting this December. Besides making comic pages, writing the story’s plot, and working full time, I’ve also been studying for two job-required tests. This full work load is why I can only update every other week. But, I just signed up to take the first test in August! And I’m planning to take the second test in November. So things are on track! I can’t express how excited I am to cross these two milestones off my to-do-list!

In other news, chapters 11 & 12 are now written out, and I’ll be spending the next two weeks editing them. The next update will be Tuesday, July 3ed.

Hugs,
Tieback
Yoowl
June 12th, 2018
Absolutely beautiful! Very fitting as a commemoration of your family member. ((: