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Dark Horse

Dark Horse

by Blue Dragon
Two girls dragged into a battle for the future…

As modern civilization crumbles under the yolk of a genetic supremacist organization, fae folk and demons begin to reemerge: some wish to aid in man’s struggle, others desire to bring mankind to its knees. From the ashes of man’s plight rise seven reluctant heroes imbued with the power to save, or destroy, all that exists.



Please be forewarned: this comic has nudity, sex, foul language, and violence. You have been forewarned. But! If these things are not something that make you uncomfortable, please come on in and enjoy the ride!

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Dark Horse

Two girls dragged into a battle for the future…

As modern civilization crumbles under the yolk of a genetic supremacist organization, fae folk and demons begin to reemerge: some wish to aid in man’s struggle, others desire to bring mankind to its knees. From the ashes of man’s plight rise seven reluctant heroes imbued with the power to save, or destroy, all that exists.



Please be forewarned: this comic has nudity, sex, foul language, and violence. You have been forewarned. But! If these things are not something that make you uncomfortable, please come on in and enjoy the ride!

Updates WEDNESDAYS.

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Blue Dragon
July 17th, 2019
Rhonda (Odysseus' mom) grew up on a legit farm. She's seen her fair share, and done her fair share, of butchering. She can tell the difference between a feral animal and well sharpened blade.

There's a lot of background on these characters I can't fit in without being...too expository. But I made a video talking about them :3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf7VFGnjZKE

Edit: The next few pages have blood and violence. Just a warning...on top of the official warning.

Dark Horse updates on my main page first:
www.crystallotuschronicles.com

Patreon:
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Blue Dragon
July 10th, 2019
Small town, big problems!

Dark Horse updates on my main page first:
www.crystallotuschronicles.com

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/AshleenWoods
Blue Dragon
July 3rd, 2019
As many bodies as they've seen, it's not so much shocking as it is a warning sign to see fresh ones.

If you want pages sooner, you can check out my free website:
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/AshleenWoods

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3QkhrpVNJ2XqBnio2sPh7g
Blue Dragon
June 26th, 2019
Hanging out in the cemetery is the best thing EVER! Especially at night :D

If you want pages sooner, you can check out my free website:
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/AshleenWoods

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3QkhrpVNJ2XqBnio2sPh7g
Blue Dragon
June 19th, 2019
*And I forgot his hat :*( I will fix it up when I can!

Hopefully they get out of the rain. It rains a lot on the Western side of the Cascades.

Tried an over head shot, and mixing up some of the panel types. Can't remember if I mentioned it, but the black boarders signify this is a "flashback" (at least, for Odysseus.)

If you want pages sooner, you can check out my free website:
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/AshleenWoods

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3QkhrpVNJ2XqBnio2sPh7g
Blue Dragon
June 12th, 2019
Been trying to make sure I keep my backgrounds somewhat detailed...and trying to do some different views. I also didn't want to just "info dump," so I'm mixing the exposition with the story. I hope it's working out okay...

Enjoy!

If you want pages sooner, you can check out my free website:
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/AshleenWoods

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3QkhrpVNJ2XqBnio2sPh7g
Blue Dragon
June 5th, 2019
I am very tired and need sleep. The black guttering signifies it's a "flashback," at least for Odysseus.

If you want pages sooner, you can check out my free website:
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

DeviantArt:
https://www.deviantart.com/blue-dragon77

Facebook:
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Patreon:
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YouTube:
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Blue Dragon
May 29th, 2019
Color page! I like to open with color-splash pages, and close with them. Just a reminder, the comic now reads left to right :3
Oh, and a warning, there's violence and blood in act, so please bear that in mind.


If you want pages sooner, you can check out my free website:
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

DeviantArt:
https://www.deviantart.com/blue-dragon77

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ceruleangraphics/

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/AshleenWoods

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3QkhrpVNJ2XqBnio2sPh7g
Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you all know, after much debating and poll taking, I've decided to flip Dark Horse to my native format, which is left to right. This is to work on improving my visual story telling, the art, and the writing. Although I've certainly gotten used to creating this right to left, general consensus is that most of my readers, although not minding right to left, prefer left to right.

So, starting with Act Three, I'm making Dark Horse read left to right. I've also been working as fast and accurately as I can to flip Acts One & Two. This is taking some time, since I'm still updating Act 5 weekly over on Comic Fury, and have to also keep up with Act 3 here on Smack Jeeves (and also over on Tapas and my main website.) So...I hate to have things be confusing for you all! But I thank you so much for your patience, and hope you like the changes and the pages to come! Just as soon as I'm done flipping the two previous acts, I will be sure to post them here!

*Nothing is changing with the story, the pages are just being flipped (and just a few general grammatical edits.)

Thank you, thank you, thank you! The comic posts as usual in ten minutes!

Want pages sooner? Check out my main website! It updates as I get the pages done :D
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

DeviantArt:
https://www.deviantart.com/blue-dragon77
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ceruleangraphics/

Patreon:
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OH MY! We're already on Act Three! I really had so much fun doing this page! For those of you familiar with The Moody Blues, this cover/act title is a reference to my favorite Moody Blues album. Although, In Search of the Lost Chord, A Question of Balance, and even On the Threshold of Dream are all close to being favorites. I guess I like Days of Future Passed, because my parents "song" is on it XD (Nights in White Satin.) Beautiful album, if you like concept albums with orchestral compliments (some of it sounds kinda like early Disney music XD Like Bambi or something.)

Gosh, that's a lot of babbling. Thanks for reading! And remember, if you want pages sooner, you can check out my free website:
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

DeviantArt:
https://www.deviantart.com/blue-dragon77
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ceruleangraphics/

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/AshleenWoods
Yaaaay! We made it to the end of Act 2! I'm super stoked!

The next act is a flashback! And I've been excited to redo it for a long time! Just a head's up: I am making a massive change to Dark Horse. After a lot of thought and discussion with my peers, I decided to flip the comic to read left to right. This change will be implemented starting with Act 3, and I'll be retroactively working on flipping Acts 1 and 2. I'll have an announcement page prior to the start of Act 3, also :D I realize a lot of people don't read author's comments (especially if they're excited for the next page--I do that myself XD)

Thank you all for reading thus far! You are truly awesome!!!

Want earlier updates? I update my main site first!
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

DeviantArt:
https://www.deviantart.com/blue-dragon77
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ceruleangraphics/

Patreon:
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Let's get down to business here!

Want earlier updates? I update my main site first!
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

DeviantArt:
https://www.deviantart.com/blue-dragon77
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ceruleangraphics/

Patreon:
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Don't worry, he's hard headed.

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http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

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Facebook:
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Patreon:
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Blue Dragon
April 24th, 2019
Don't look now, but...

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Blue Dragon
April 17th, 2019
Don't you hate it when someone lands on you like a ton of bricks?

Want earlier updates? I update my main site first!
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Blue Dragon
April 10th, 2019
Free falling?

Edit!

Charity Drive going on, please feel free to check it out (I am not the originator of this charity, I just submitted an image):
https://my.wfpusa.org/fundraiser/1997134

Want earlier updates? I update my main site first!
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

DeviantArt:
https://www.deviantart.com/blue-dragon77
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ceruleangraphics/

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/AshleenWoods
Blue Dragon
April 3rd, 2019
Want earlier updates? I update my main site first!
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/


Edit!

Charity Drive going on, please feel free to check it out (I am not the originator of this charity, I just submitted an image):
https://my.wfpusa.org/fundraiser/1997134


Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

DeviantArt:
https://www.deviantart.com/blue-dragon77
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ceruleangraphics/

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/AshleenWoods
Blue Dragon
March 27th, 2019
Slow motion "NOOOOOOOOO!!!!"
Chill, dude. It's not the end of the world--oh..wait...


Want earlier updates? I update my main site first!
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

DeviantArt:
https://www.deviantart.com/blue-dragon77
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ceruleangraphics/

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/AshleenWoods
Blue Dragon
March 20th, 2019
Well, I don't think I've mentioned it (maybe I have,) but Dark Horse was influenced by...The Beatles. I know, kind of a far stretch. But the title comes from George Harrison's song and record label. So throughout the comic I make little references here and there as a nod to them :3

Here's one of those references:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmFZKqW77gQ


Want earlier updates? I update my main site first!
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
https://www.ceruleandreams.org

DeviantArt:
https://www.deviantart.com/blue-dragon77
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ceruleangraphics/

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/AshleenWoods
Blue Dragon
March 13th, 2019
What's in the bo-I mean bag?


Want earlier updates? I update my main site first!
http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

Blog:
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Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ceruleangraphics/

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/AshleenWoods