User Data
peteranckorn
The creator of such titles as Goblin Hero , Small Town Punk , Escape and many more comics that no one's ever heard of. Now I'm working on By The Book. When I'm not making comics I enjoy video games, D&D and Warhammer.
  • Real Name
    Pete
  • Age
    37
  • Gender
    Male
Send Message
Little nip-slips around every corner, but nothing dangerous. Don't be alarmed ;)
New page! Yeshka and Kazu are back -will Yeshka finally get to shoot somebody with her giant cannon? Almost certainly not. Nobody ever just gets shot. Except in Indiana Jones. That bit was pretty sweet actually. Maybe people in stories should just get shot more often. My new mission in life is to develop a time machine and then travel back in time and tell Jane Austen to have more of her characters get shot in the face to speed things along a bit. Also-maybe more skimpy barbarian costumes in 'Sense and Sensibility'.


Tumblr- https://bythebookcomic.tumblr.com/

Patreon- https://www.patreon.com/ByTheBook

A big 'thank you!' to all my existing Patrons-you make this possible :)

Please vote every day (or as often as you can) using the blue button up above!
Are you talking about the Mystery Sculls? Love those videos :) Apparently 'Not Shaggy' was cursed-an entity in the cave possesses him and makes him do what he does-that's why he has a robot arm later on-the curse was in his arm so the dog/spirit cut his arm off to get rid of it :)
Maybe he'll go with them for a 'Goret snack' ;)
End scene! Next I think we'll take a look at what Yeshka and Arjuna are up to :) Probably Wednesday-that's what I'm shooting for :) Then it'll be Saturday and then a couple of one page weeks again so I can get Patreon rewards done/don't have a nervous breakdown from drawing too much fantasy booty :)


Tumblr- https://bythebookcomic.tumblr.com/

Patreon- https://www.patreon.com/ByTheBook

A big 'thank you!' to all my existing Patrons-you make this possible :)

Please vote every day (or as often as you can) using the blue button up above!
They might struggle with a demilich-those things are bad news! ;)
Are vampire overlords (erm, overladies?) ever really dead? ;)

Darksoul will be pissed if Mortubera pops back up again as well...;) I guess Rata and Topo will have to prevent that from happening!...I have a bad feeling about this.
Phew! That was tough-just made it! I knew time would be tight on getting this page out so (due to being super wise and smart) I made this page very complicated to produce. Those first two panels-who-boy. This is why I usually use pre-made backgrounds that I can drop in behind the characters. Adding highlights to all those bricks (not to mention drawing it all out)-not the most efficient way of working. Nice to do every now and then though :) I quite like the costume of the yellow wizard. Yellow doesn't get used enough in fantasy outfits.

The dungeon has quite a fun pit trap. It leads to a 15ft deep pool of acid that's also haunted by a spectre -so you get melted and you get your life-force drained all at once XD The sides around the pool are also sloped and extremely slippery for more exciting fun :D




Tumblr- https://bythebookcomic.tumblr.com/

Patreon- https://www.patreon.com/ByTheBook

A big 'thank you!' to all my existing Patrons-you make this possible :)

Please vote every day (or as often as you can) using the blue button up above!
Yes-but it was for their own good I expect :)
She's Paladin by class but an inquisitor by occupation :)
New page! And Domina vote pic as requested :) Next page is in the works so should be ready for Wednesday. Quite a labour intensive page but I should get it done if I keep my nose to the grindstone :) Our 'heroes' are heading deeper underground it seems...

Tumblr- https://bythebookcomic.tumblr.com/

Patreon- https://www.patreon.com/ByTheBook

A big 'thank you!' to all my existing Patrons-you make this possible :)

Please vote every day (or as often as you can) using the blue button up above!
I've drawn worse }:P
I'm not sure if the king of the city that was being attacked by the Tarrasque would thank you if you defeated it this way. It'd be like the molasses flood in Boston-only a lot worse... ;)
Given that the beast can regenerate at such a phenomenal rate it'd never run out of 'ammunition'. Things would get very messy...Maybe they could cordon the area off and turn it into a tourist attraction. Kind of like 'old faithful'-or perhaps more like Niagara falls.
Had to look up Pun-Pun. That's some crazy stuff. I'm a fairly fluffy DM but even I might have to draw the line at that one ;)
peteranckorn
September 30th, 2017
Welp-the next update is supposed to be Wednesday but I'm not sure if I'll make it. If I don't then it's been pushed back to Saturday. I'll do my best at any rate :) I need to get a bonus page done for Pateon first (the saucy adventures of Space Yeshka) but I'm making pretty good progress on that.

I hope to get a couple of panels of the next BTB page drawn today (I tend to colour one page and draw another alternately-'a change is as good as a rest'-as the saying goes ;) 'WHO NEEDS REST WHEN YOU HAVE RUM?!!!' is a saying of my own creation! Now-let's get some art done! (collapses at desk due to rum poisoning*)

*Also known as drunkenness

A Halloween pinup is in the works for October (A much requested Domina pic)-so that should be fun :)

Tumblr- https://bythebookcomic.tumblr.com/

Patreon- https://www.patreon.com/ByTheBook

A big 'thank you!' to all my existing Patrons-you make this possible :)

Please vote every day (or as often as you can) using the blue button up above!
peteranckorn
September 28th, 2017
That's right-Hobbits and halflings are basically the same thing. I was thinking of giving mine tails-maybe like a donkey tail or lion tail (short haired with a tuft at the end). Mainly to make halflings a bit more interesting-as in terms of appearance dwarfs, halflings and gnomes all fall into that 'humans but smaller' category (although with dwarfs it's more 'humans but squashed down a bit'-as they are not actually smaller-just more cuboid).

That would also fit in with my ideal of halflings as being closer to nature than a lot of races.
peteranckorn
September 27th, 2017
It would be a dangerous mix. One day perhaps :)
peteranckorn
September 25th, 2017
Okay-good point. Hathoraz is a sex maniac. Or at least she has 'the robust interest in romance that any red blooded and healthy creature should have' (that's how she might put it ;)).
It's a shame she never met Venom really-I think they'd get on quite well :)
peteranckorn
September 24th, 2017
Thanks for your patience and understanding-I'll try not to let you down again :D

Not an Archon-but good guess (he definitely looks like an Archon) :) I'll go more into what he is later on :)
peteranckorn
September 24th, 2017
That's okay, RuneWolf-it's alright to have an opinion. The fact that you care about it is extremely flattering :) It's good that you speak your mind. I do sometimes need to be reined in a bit (this is what happens when an artists doesn't have an editor-anarchy! Saucy anarchy!((the worst kind))).

I kind of get what you mean-although I did allude to the possible reason for it (certainly in Moroz's case)-that she's spent her life surrounded by hate-now all of a sudden there is no stigma(other than that she's a monster-which isn't that big a deal apparently) and she's come into contact with a person of similar age that she finds attractive.
I pushed it a bit with this page perhaps, but that is BTB's style-that no character is sacred and nobody (almost nobody) will get to be cool and insurmountably grim-dark all the time. Indeed, the more seriously the character takes themselves, the more likely they are to get their ego punctured ;)

I want to make BTB a good story and give it depth and emotion but it is primarily a gag comic. Action, sex appeal and humour are the most important elements. Of course, making interesting characters will make those elements far stronger-so I don't want to throw a characters credibility under the bus for the sake of a cheap gag.

I don't think I've done that here though-it's just one line-and it's more about Hathoraz than Moroz-she has a talent for winding people up and making them lose their cool-something that she's done here-though it perhaps went further than she expected. Maybe that's why she tried to deflect some of the awkwardness back onto herself in the final panel. She wasn't being lewd for the sake of it-she was trying to share the burden of Moroz's faux pas :)

It's not so much that mountain gnoll are sex maniacs-more that they've lived very spartan lives up until now and are a bit overwhelmed by the possibilities (notice they also overindulged a bit in the park's attractions/food). It happens all the time. Just look at the various Mongol invasions of China. The Mongols were not defeated on the battlefield but in the flesh pots of the wealthy cities that they had conquered. They were overwhelmed by food and wine and women. Our gnoll are experiencing a similar thing here ;)