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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.
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    Pete
  • Age
    37
  • Gender
    Male
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When you wear a muscle cuirass with golden nipples you're going to have some questions to answer ;)
New page! The Nemean joins the battle! Surely the forces of light will triumph now? Next page will be out on Saturday :)

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Well spoken, Guesticus :) I see you (I assume it's you) commenting on other web comics from time to time. It's good to see a person so dedicated to the medium-we web comic creators are lucky to have you :) If there were no readers that cared about what we do there'd be little point to any of it :)
Thanks a lot-I'll do my best to keep the pages coming :)
Understood-Your argument was presented in a polite and civilised way so I can't really complain about that. I think we tend to assume the worst when debating with people online. Talking face to face is so much better to avoid any confusion about intent-Reading a typed statement tends to amplify antagonism or even add it where none was meant :)
If it's about the number of votes to be issued by you (as the main difference seems to be that you must vote until the image unlocks vs just voting once) then I suggest you wait until later on in the month and vote then-at which point the image will no doubt be unlocked.

Ah yes-The FAQ-I had a look at them as well. I don't think I'm breaking any rules here though. I didn't go through the rules with a fine toothed comb and figure out the best way to do this at maximum advantage either-I just did it the way I normally do. I'm not trying to rip anybody off-This is just the way my incentives tend to work :)
By more exciting I was referring to the titilation factor (which should be considered when it comes to erotic content). Is it more exciting to see a naked form (male or female) gradually revealed or to simply see a fully nude image from the get go? I think the former is more interesting myself-though that could just be a taste thing.

I really don't want to annoy anybody though-I think we all have pretty similar interests. We all like comics and we all have the guts to publish and enjoy erotic stuff despite the majority of society pushing against us. It seems silly to turn this into yet another big argument.
The VDSD is supposed to be an artistic endevour and therefore the 'rules' are quite vague. A lot of it's up to the individual creative as to how they express themselves in this regard.

As to being true to my 'brand'-The unlockable vote pics are something I've been doing for years. Although they are only bonus content this is the way I have chosen to release more erotic themed content. It could be argued that to not do it this way would go against my 'brand'. Likewise to just post the fully nude version of the image in the comic feed would also go against my 'brand'.

I am not demanding votes-Readers can vote or not vote-that's completely up to them. By your definition any image that has been made a vote incentive could be seen as 'demanding votes' or ransoming'. You cannot see the other images until you have given a vote. The only difference is that my image will unlock after a certain level of votes have been raised-inkeeping with the way my vote images often work.

By the same definitition you could also argue that content that requres any effort on the part of the consumer to access is 'ransoming'. A video game for example that requires the player to get past level 1 to access the content of level 2. Is that a ransoming? Of course not. The player is not being forced to play the game so that they can access the later content-they choose to do so. Likewise I am not forcing readers to vote. They may vote and as a collective effort they may release the full image. Or they may choose not to.
I thought it was a good idea as the Vitae is a more active character at the moment :)
Rath should take this experience and grow as a person. Or more likely in his case-Develop a new kink ;P
Lots of the other artists have used the VDSD images as vote incentives-It's actually pretty common :) I decided I didn't want to display the full image on the main comic feed as I don't usually show full frontal nudity in the actual comic. This way it's up to the viewer as to whether they want to see the uncut version (which they can do once it's unlocked) :)

I don't see this style of vote image as 'ransom-y' either. I tend to set the targets based on past voting levels (so I know the people that put the votes in will be rewarded with the unlocked image sooner or later). I see it as more an interactive game rather than holding the art to ransom. It does encourage people to vote more than just once but I don't really see that as being particularly amoral :) Making the full art a reward that can be unlocked makes the experience more exciting in my opinion :)

I apologise if I've upset you though and appreciate you taking the time to make a comment( that you care enough to make a comment just shows how passionate you are about web comics-Which is great! :D).
Valentines day pinup! You can unlock an uncut version by voting! The next normal update will be on Saturday :D

This pinup is a part of the 'Valentines Day Sex Drive' which is a special yearly event when some web comics produce pinups of their characters. Below are links to all the other participants-Please check them out (there's lots of amazing stuff there)!


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<h2 style="text-align: center;">Valentine's Day Sex Drive 2018</h2>

Dizzaster Juice - WhiteOut | Dizzaster Juice - Offworld: The Crease | Holly Laing - Terra | Inky - Ink Dolls | JFD - Heroes (or not) | Jacob Jones - Ayuri | Nick Greaves - The Great Isle of Prentil | Dave Barrack - Grrl Power | Diegogue - The Island | The Blood Teller - Alvery Nerveaux's Secret Case Files | yellowgerbil - Zoe the Vampire | MonicaNG - MoonSlayer | Mark Egan - Back Office | Mark Egan - Bata Neart | jeromatic - Planet Squad | jeromatic - Bunny Wiggins | jeromatic - Jeromatic Tales | Andrew Hunter - Delve | Caley Tibbittz Collopy - SwordCat Princess | Jeremy Begin - After the Dream | utzsar - Rocks | Marshall Reeves - Yesterday Bound | Alli Perry - My Hero! | Bearalzebub - Bearalzebub | Jackarais - Bicycle Boy | Zach Vanzile - West Tree Academy of Heroes | TK Doherty - Nikki Sprite | Lou Graziani - Cy-Boar | Ebenezer Splooge - PronQueens | Ebenezer Splooge - Mammazon | Ebenezer Splooge - Magical Virgin Princess Training Academy | Ebenezer Splooge - PronQuest | Ebenezer Splooge - Portcall Uranus | Amy Letts - Epic Fail | Sean Harrington - Spying With Lana | John Harrington - The Savage Sword of Sharona | Scott T. Hicken - Exiern: Dark Reflections | Scott T. Hicken - Exiern | Chippewa Ghost - Bleach Blonde Valkyries of the Fourth Reich | Vas Littlecrow Wojtanowicz - Velvet Rasputin | Peter Anckorn - By The Book | Stef Marcinkowski - Sarah Zero
I guess it's the feet. I was thinking they look like bird feet :)
New page! A little late, but my friends made me play D&D! XO Not sure how I feel about 5th ed. It's so easy to understand and well designed. Where's the fun in that?!!! The players are penetrating the bureaucracy!

I'm running a 'warrior' (fighter) called Astrid who's mostly good at absorbing enemy attacks (sword and board Dexy fighter in leather armour). We have an elf 'Treasure Hunter' (rogue) who's our DPS and a 'Wanderer' (ranger) whose tougher than the rogue and better at damage than me-so somewhere in the middle.

Zeen seems quite good for throwing-very aerodynamic. He should put that on his CV :)

Next update will be the Valentines day pinup. I may use Vaznev. Past characters have been Kazu, Tamauran, Goret and Moroz so Vaznev seems like a good choice (though a suitable suggestion may sway me in another direction). I'm probably going with a 'warrior of love' theme again as I enjoy designing skimpy pink armour ;)

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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!
Indeed-Not generally a cleric spell but a useful item to have every now and then :)
Phew-I seem to come closer and closer to missing the deadline with these pages :P Speaking of which, Saturdays' page might be a bit late-But I'll do my best to get it done on time :) If it's not up on Saturday then it should be up by the end of Sunday.

Next Wednesdays' page will be a special Valantines day pinup piece, so hopefully that'll give me a chance to get back on track for a while. I may have an intermission in the not too distant future so I can build up a reserve of pages again but I'll keep things going for as long as I can :)


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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!
Sassy Rath gives the roided out priestesses the business. I'm not really sure how he recovered so fast. My guess is that he runs on panty shots and misc saucy situations-Thus he was resurected when the channeling began ;)


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!
lol-Glad you got the reference (I thought people would) :)
New page! Next page will be Saturday and then we should be back to two pages per week again for two weeks. The system seems to be working so far. No breaks in a long time and I haven't gone mental and given up (a common event in the world of web comics it would seem)-which is always a plus.

This page is pretty saucy but I have balanced it out with some extreme violence to make it acceptable and pure within the confines of our societal norms ;D Remember, kids-Violence is good, sex is bad ;) Hmm-Maybe I have gone a bit mental... Nah-I'm still good! No worse than I was to start with at any rate ;)


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!
First of all-Thank you very much for voting! :D

Secondly-I updated yesterday (or very early on today as I stayed up late) but I didn't do an update before then for a while-I just jumped the votometer up two bars because I'd been bad at keeping up with the vote level. So don't worry-You have not missed anything :)

I need to get better at checking the vote levels though-sorry about that :(
Buffed clerics can be pretty great :) I ran a lizardman cleric in a pirate game a while ago. Only had Wis 14 at level 1 but that allowed me to give him a very high strength score. As he only ever cast buffs and healing magic, the low Wis was not a big problem. With a lot of our battles being boarding actions onto other pirate ships he always knew roughly when the fight was going to start and so was usually buffed up pretty heavily :) I think he ended up with a str of 22 base (I took a monster feat that gave him an extra +2) which he could boost up to about 30 with the right spells. Fighting with a long spear and 'combat reflexes' he made enemy movement very difficult ;)

Good thing there aren't any enemy clerics around in this fight... ;P