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Overland

by amaitama
Ari, a low level imp, suddenly gets the job of an (after)lifetime when he is ordered to escort a mortal girl to her rightful place in the Overland.

...Too bad he doesn't know where the Overland is.
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60
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Last Update
6 Years Ago
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1,237
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Ari, a low level imp, suddenly gets the job of an (after)lifetime when he is ordered to escort a mortal girl to her rightful place in the Overland.

...Too bad he doesn't know where the Overland is.

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I'd like to see it.

Sorry about your dad, and dont worry. No one blames you. :)

I'm glad things are getting better for you and wish you luck at your design school! ouo <3

Make your dreams come true!!!! *anime music plays*
Welp.
H-hey...long time no see. 2 years about, huh?

Where to begin. Well, as you can see, I'm alive. I moved to Japan about 3 years ago, and my life kinda just went all over the place since then. I haven't abandoned Overland (or art in general), as much as it seems though! Actually, I've drawn a short comic for Overland 3 times in the past three years haha. The only thing is I haven't been posting them.

Why, you ask? Well, there's a number of reasons. Right before I left for Japan I lost my father to cancer, and was struggling emotionally for a while. I wanted to do something with my art, but I really wasn't in the position to do anything except really...live. Moving to Japan made matters more complicated. Suddenly I had a job and I was in a new situation--it didn't help that my job ended up being not-so-great. Eventually though, I found my sea legs and was drawing again, but not posting much in order to keep pressure off of myself and just...naturally let myself go. It helped a lot.

I just moved to the Tokyo area, and I'm about to enter a design school in Harajuku to up some of my technical skills with comics. I've been developing Overland's story and universe a lot over the past few years, and my goal for the moment is to explore the universe a bit more through short stories until I have a clearer idea of what I'm doing.

So what does that mean for this comic? I'm not sure. I like what I have here, but I've also changed it a lot (in terms of the story and in terms of my own art style) so I'm currently thinking of what to do. In any case, I may be posting the latest Overland short I did (about Ari and Viktor when they used to work together a while back)--this panel is from it. I was fairly rushed because I was doing it along with my current job, but I don't hate it, haha. The only issue is that it's in Japanese, so I'll need some time to translate it. Or I might be lazy and just put the translations in my comments. Would you be interested in reading it?

Also, if you're interested in my Overland and non-Overland related art, feel free to check out my tumblr at: impsandwaistcoats.tumblr.com.
This happens way too often
It's too bad this was(seemingly)abandoned ,*sob*it looked cool!
Wow it hasnt been updated for a ling time! Great comuc, I really enjoy it. I hope things are ok and you havent died or anything lol
I really hope you continue, this comic is awesome >:
I was really waiting for the guy in the door to say --
-- "Nobody gets in to see the Wizard! No way, no how!"

;>.>
Oooh. First comment in a couple of months. I hope you're still continuing this! I love your art, and I would love to see the story progress. C: And the meaning behind Miss Sophia's smile...:(
koopakween
October 17th, 2010
well you just take your time to work out things for yourself; we'll wait .u.
kira-sama
October 16th, 2010
We shall await you.
LunarSiren
October 15th, 2010
OMG! I squeed when I saw this updated. Even if it's not a real page, I'm still glad that you haven't dropped Overland. I know how it is with life taking over everything you want to do; it's entirely too frustrating. But I'm with Crazygirl132, I'll wait forever for Overland! :D
Crazygirl132
October 15th, 2010
I SHALL WAIT FOREVER!!!!! though i think i had a hernia when i saw that you'd updated again...O.o
amaitama
October 15th, 2010
...Yeah, I'm sorry. Life hit me hard. Problems with work, possibly QUITTING work (and when you're in Japan that's...a lot more complicated). For the meantime things have calmed down, but I've decided I'm ending my contract this year which leaves me with less than a year to figure what exactly I'm doing afterwards. ^^; Which is why...you haven't heard much of me lately. I want to start Overland up again soon, but I don't know how soon that will be--I'm working on Overland related things! But "working" is the operative word, and as I'm not done yet (and am planning to either enter it into a contest/talk with publishers about it) I don't want to post it quite yet.

Well, in any case...enjoy this watercolor I did of Ari and I hope I'll post again soon, sigh.
Hurry up with the next update!! XD
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I'm not even attached to this comic, I found it today, and you had me freaked out.
I absolutely love your art!!
Please, update!! (if you have time, lol) I can't wait to see how the story continues!!!!

This comic is so awesome ;U;
OH MAN I WAS GETTING WORRIED THERE XD
so i must be getting laughed at from the other side of the world now X3
Suffer with your art? Pleeeeeaaaaase I love your art style!
dat's kewl. i'm the same boat as you so just update when you can ^_^
I'm so sneaky, I know
...though I honestly was surprised that people actually got tricked! To be honest, I completely forgot about April Fools until the end of the day (since people don't really celebrate it in Japan), and was kicking myself for not drawing another April Fools pic when I just decided to do that out of a lack of ideas. But really, I wouldn't abandon Overland that easily (even if I am really slow with updating)! I love the characters and the story, so unfortunately, you have to suffer through my art for a lot longer. ;) Heehee.

Also, as an explanation for how weird this page is...I can't seem to get out of doujinshi mode when I'm drawing pages lately (probably since I'm working on a handful of side projects in Japanese), so I ended up drawing this like I was doing a Japanese comic without noticing (it was the same with the last page, but I flipped it in the end). I might give in and continue like this though, it's practice, at least...
Blast! you had me going there.
*shakes fist* but good one, should have known lol