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By The Book

After stumbling across a copy of 'The Adventurers Handbook 3.5' an orc, goblin and kobold decide to leave the dungeon and become mighty adventurers!
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Panther
22 hours ago
Dreaming 2 ?
@ Guesticus :

I don't think they takes care of the rain : all they are too busy to kick each others on the nose ^_^"
Guesticus (Guest)
December 13th, 2017
Still doesn't mean they noticed it was raining, nor what it has done to the toight see-thru raccoon outfit

Someone needs to point that out to the Creepy Doll Cult, and see how they react :D
Iceburgh69
December 13th, 2017
Sometimes a well-placed unforeseen action can derail a game completely. "I sack the quarterback." "...Well, see you next week." Or in my case, I single-handedly derailed a Deadlands game my misinterpreting some instructions.
Panther
December 12th, 2017
Dreaming ?
@ Guesticus :

Hey , open your eyes : it's raining practically since the fight has begun ^_^"

http://bythebook.smackjeeves.com/comics/2439668/page99/

Look at the last panels of it , then the next strips
Guesticus (Guest)
December 12th, 2017
No one has yet noticed it is raining, and what it is doing to TGK's skin-toight costume? o_O
Zebu (Guest)
December 11th, 2017
It had to be said
Rath, get your mind out of the gutter!
peteranckorn
December 10th, 2017
Don't worry-that's just a stylistic thing-Zeen is not blind :)
Panther
December 10th, 2017
Zeen is blind ?
@ Peteranckorn :

What about Zeen's white eye in the fourth panel ? Normal thing ?
peteranckorn
December 10th, 2017
Gimps all around! Thanks, Automaticjack-I may resort to the gimp if needed-although I'm starting to get the hang of Clip Studio paint. It's better than what I was using-just takes some getting used to ;)

Yes, the 4th wall has been demolished, ground into gravel and used to line Deadpool's driveway :) I know some people don't like it when this happens and I used to worry more about it but BTB is supposed to be pretty silly and I also wanted to replicate the sort of joking around that goes on in a game of D&D.

Some groups are more serious about not breaking character than others (and too much joking about can be a bad thing-don't want the game totally de-railed) but in my experience there is a fair bit of (urg) 'banter' (hate that word-almost as bad as 'uber' and 'epic' and 'humbled'-all used way too much these days (grumble)-but it's the best one for the job here I suppose) and referencing of movies and the like in a good D&D session-so I feel like this sort of thing is not too out of place in a comic about D&D :)
Bring out the gimp!!
...kinky, I know....
But in all fairness if your used to Photoshop, especially OLD Photoshop, there's a piece of free software called the GIMP (gnu image manipulation program) you should take a look at.... You will probably feel quite at home...
13Scorpions
December 10th, 2017
Uh yeah, Age of Sigmar...just, yeah.
The Cloud
December 9th, 2017
You can always torrent Photoshop if you don't want to pay money. And will Rath ever accept his bunny form? It's better than being a goblin. :3
Panther
December 9th, 2017
Answers
@ Randomdude67 :

Alice has spelled herself with a charisma boost , meaning growing breasts (boing noise) =^_^=

About Zeen , he/she has used mana for "burning ham" . Such efficient spell uses a lot of energy
@Panther: It's a drawing technique Panther. It's done in scenes like that to indicate pressure to the eyes. Which can happen during asphyxiation. At least I think that's what peter is after.
: | :( 0_0 DX
"Insanity: To perform the exact same actions over and over again and expecting different results." -Albert Einstein. But you already knew that didn't you peter ; )

Rath was so happy for a moment, like yay now you can let me go, but Impetus was like now I gots both of 'um.

Charisma boosting spell? Boinging onomatopoeia? What's going on with Alice?

Do I want to know what exactly Zeen could have spent his mana on?

For the love of God please no more... Hmmm actually that may be really useful considering how prissy Master Witch Sniffer over there is.
JL (Guest)
December 9th, 2017
@Maladi- He could have had Deadpool poke his head in and complain about them stealing his gig, I think that might up the damage to the 4th wall.
Panther
December 9th, 2017
Not yet out of fight
Zeen can still bite the hand of the cultist . But is it time for a misplaced discussion about things being not visible ? ^_^"

Another thing : in his second panel , Zeen has a white eye or it's closed ?
Wonder what this has to do with getting out of Mr. Indominable's grip... Give him confusion?

But serious, love this comics style!
Maladi (Guest)
December 9th, 2017
Welp...
I dont think it can get more "4rth wall broke" than that!
peteranckorn
December 9th, 2017
Whew! That was a tough week! My old computer finally gave up the ghost last Sunday so I was forced into using my much newer 'Windows 10' machine-which still refuses to recognise my scanner despite many attempts at a wide variety of fixes. Also I can no longer use the ancient version of Photoshop I have (Photoshop 5?) as it won't work on my new machine.

I managed to draw out 2 pages in the two days or so when I was updating my newer computer and trying to get the scanner to play ball and ended up installing Clip Studio Paint and the drivers for the scanner on my brother's laptop so I could scan in the art on his machine (which is also Windows 10-scanner works fine on his computer though. My new computer is a butt). I transferred the files over to my new machine for colouring.

I also installed 'Clip Studio Paint on my computer as I'd heard a lot of good things about it and didn't want to sell a kidney so that I could keep using Photoshop. It's been slow going as I've been learning how to make everything work but I managed to figure out how to do things eventually and have been getting quicker at it over the last couple of days.

I think in the long run this will be a good thing-This software seems far better than my ancient copy of photoshop. The brushes are great :) So-This new page is the first to be coloured in Clip Studio Paint (vs Photoshop 5). I did my best to keep things consistent, though some of the settings are different on the new software so some of this required estimation and guesswork.

I also splashed out (in part to hopefully speed up production of pages, in part out of desperation at the lack of a working scanner) and got an art tablet-the sort that lets you draw on the screen. Not top of the range, but it should be a step up from my Bamboo :) I'm HOPING to even draw the line art for the pages with this once I've practiced with it a bit (still pencils and paper at the moment). Once I get okay at using the softeware and the tablet I may even do some art streams :)

So-a tough time getting this page done on time and lots of big changes but I think it'll be changes for the better in the long run :)


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