Lesser Key Studios
Welcome to a land where magic has always existed. It has replaced man's need for technological advancement and instead has been the preferred method of adaptation to their environment. In recent generations the ability to summon 'other worldly' creatures has brought about sharp class distinctions and radically altered society as a whole.

The story opens in a small port town in the country of Mercia, where it focuses on a diverse cast of magic users and summoners. Janus, ward of the local magistrate, is gifted in the ways of magic. However, his caretaker has seen to it that he remain ignorant in the ways of summoning despite his interest in it. The magistrate's plans for Janus and his town are disrupted when a man from his past appears, much to his displeasure. Another stranger with an ominous aura has also recently made his way to the quiet port town. Janus will put himself in harm's way to get closer the man and learn his secrets.

Their encounter will bring about a series of trials, dangers and a type of magic that has not been seen in centuries.


By Amanda Gomes and Julie Wright
  • Real Name
    Julie Wright
  • Age
    33
  • Gender
    Female
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Picking up the slack.
While Eliza is unable to attend to her guests, Janus steps in and lends a hand. But who’s asking those questions?
Paying Respects.
We have some old faces from Chapter 1 coming off from their ship to commemorate the late Lord Paix. Look forward to more Salila in the future!
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Onwards to the parlour.

Portseve Manor is bedecked in mourning traditions as the story transitions downstairs. We featured one on the previous page as well. Demons are not supposed to manifest within a house during a wake.
What a dismal day for a wake! Stolas is forced to stay outside the manor, as is custom. At least he has the task to greet guests.

We have a couple of announcements. For one, we will be attending Katsucon’s artist alley this year. Be sure to visit us at table G-15 and say Happy Valentines Day! If you do, we will be handing out our character valentines to everyone as a small gift to all of our supporters.

Next, Chapter 2 is finally being printed! It is available for preorder on our storenvy. There are two options: the book or the bundle pack.
Book: http://lks.storenvy.com/collections/91714-all-products/products/5299642-ianua-chapt er-2-pre-order
Bundle: http://lks.storenvy.com/collections/91714-all-products/products/5299759-ianua-chapt er-2-bundle-pre-order

The bundle includes Chapter 2, two mini comics (10 pages each) featuring Beleth x Janus and Magnus x Eirik. You’ll also get valentine’s card featuring one comic character (Beleth, Janus, Stolas, Jason and Grimsby)! The bundles are limited to preorder only, which will end on February 28th. All preorders will be shipped out in the beginning of March.

Short on cash? That’s okay, we’re having a tumblr contest so you can win the Chapter 2 bundle and more!
http://lesserkeystudios.tumblr.com/post/75530110069/it-has-been-a-long-wait-but-c hapter-2-is-finally

Want to see a preview of the next page? Be sure to vote for us on TWC!
http://topwebcomics.com/vote/14094/default.aspx
Hey everyone,its come to our attention that there is a redundancy with the meta linking from Smackjeeves. We want to encourage everyone to join our RSS feed so you can receive updates directly when a new page goes up. Otherwise when you are redirected you will first go to the information for the new page and then be required to click through to the new page. Our site is coded so that that comic page doesn't contain the information for non weekly readers.

Thank you for your understanding.
Mr.Purplefeet deserves a proper introduction too.

Our memoriam sequence continues with an introduction and hint at a new demon. Thanks to everyone who came out to see us at Otakon Vegas and Ahn!con. We appreciate the support and continual interest in the project from seeing people in person. It was wonderful to meet up with fans and other creative minds. Some new faces we got to interact with were the creators of Devoto, Ship Jumper, Artiface, And Joanna! So be sure to check out their stuff.

Devoto: http://devoto.smackjeeves.com/comics/1402773/title-1/

Artiface: http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/archive/artifice-page-1/

Ship Jumper : http://joannaestep.tumblr.com/

Joanna: http://joannaestep.tumblr.com/


Want a preview of the next page? Be sure to vote for us on TWC!

http://topwebcomics.com/vote/14094/default.aspx

We also want to make a shout out to the creators of Grave Impressions and Soltian since they are always wonderful to see at conventions!

Grave Impressions: http://graveimpressions.smackjeeves.com/

Soltian: http://soltian.tumblr.com/
I love the quality in these pages. The little details- I just noticed Joa's tag is up. Fantastic stuff, m'dear.
Kicking off the new year with a new style!

We hope everyone had a good holiday season! To start off the new year we are kicking off Chapter 4 with a unique style for the first couple of pages. So sit back and enjoy. Thanks to everyone who came out to see us at Otakon Vegas, the support is truly wonderful. Speaking of conventions, we will be guests at Ahn!con in Kansas city. So if you like Yaoi, anime and a place to gather talk about it with other people, check out the con and stop by our booth in the dealers hall. We will be selling our usual Ianua items alongside with three new original short story comics. One will be with Beleth and Janus, another with Magnus and Eirik and the last is a surprise! So be sure to come and see us!
Ch4 cover
Happy Holidays everyone!

Just in time for the Holiday season we give you the cover to Chapter 4. Can you guess what’s going to be handed down?

A huge thanks to everyone who has picked up the Ianua holiday bundle so far! Your constant support is greatly appreciated by all of us. You haven’t picked one up yet? You can here!
https://www.etsy.com/transaction/167377008

You can receive over $35 worth of merchandise for only $20 and support the comic at the same time.

Each bundle includes:

Chapter 1 Book — Standard Comic book size, cardstock cover, 44 pages. It includes several pages of content not available online and a character sketch on the inside back cover. Please select your zodiac sign from the drop-down bar above to determine your character sketch (unless you have a character you really want! Then just pm us.)

6 Character Sticker Set-3″ full color stickers with peel-off backs.The set includes Janus, Jason, Grimsby, Beleth, Stolas, and Astaroth.

3 Bookmarks- 2″x6″ full color, laminated bookmarks with black tassels. This set includes a group image, Beleth, and Stolas.

Your Choice of 4 Buttons- 1.25″ buttons with pin backs. You can select from the Ianua sigil, Beleth feather and trinkets, Mr. Purplefeet, or Janus and Beleth either kissing or in profile format. Please include your choice of 4 buttons in a note to us.

AND a special holiday surprise!

And if you want an extra discount, vote for us on TWC to receive a promocode for the bundle!
http://topwebcomics.com/vote/14094/default.aspx

*Please keep in mind that the promocode is for the bundle only and will not be accepted for other products*
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A slightly sweet end.

And this brings the end of Chapter 3. We are currently working on Chapter 4 where we’ll experience the aftermath of the fire and how it’ll affect our cast! We also will have the introduction of another demon (One some of you have been wanting to see more of!) so look forward to future updates.

Thanks for everyone who picked up the Ianua Holiday Bundle so far! Haven’t picked it up yet? You can here!

You can receive over $35 worth of merchandise for only $20 and support the comic at the same time.

Each bundle includes:

Chapter 1 Book — Standard Comic book size, cardstock cover, 44 pages. It includes several pages of content not available online and a character sketch on the inside back cover. Please select your zodiac sign from the drop-down bar above to determine your character sketch (unless you have a character you really want! Then just pm us.)

6 Character Sticker Set-3″ full color stickers with peel-off backs.The set includes Janus, Jason, Grimsby, Beleth, Stolas, and Astaroth.

3 Bookmarks- 2″x6″ full color, laminated bookmarks with black tassels. This set includes a group image, Beleth, and Stolas.

Your Choice of 4 Buttons- 1.25″ buttons with pin backs. You can select from the Ianua sigil, Beleth feather and trinkets, Mr. Purplefeet, or Janus and Beleth either kissing or in profile format. Please include your choice of 4 buttons in a note to us.

AND a special holiday surprise!

And if you want an extra discount, vote for us on TWC to receive a promocode for the bundle!

*Please keep in mind that the promocode is for the bundle only and will not be accepted for other products*
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Now to pick up the pieces.

Thanks for everyone who picked up the Ianua Holiday Bundle so far! Haven’t picked it up yet? You can here! https://www.etsy.com/transaction/167377008

You can receive over $35 worth of merchandise for only $20 and support the comic at the same time.

Each bundle includes:

Chapter 1 Book — Standard Comic book size, cardstock cover, 44 pages. It includes several pages of content not available online and a character sketch on the inside back cover. Please select your zodiac sign from the drop-down bar above to determine your character sketch (unless you have a character you really want! Then just pm us.)

6 Character Sticker Set-3″ full color stickers with peel-off backs.The set includes Janus, Jason, Grimsby, Beleth, Stolas, and Astaroth.

3 Bookmarks- 2″x6″ full color, laminated bookmarks with black tassels. This set includes a group image, Beleth, and Stolas.

Your Choice of 4 Buttons- 1.25″ buttons with pin backs. You can select from the Ianua sigil, Beleth feather and trinkets, Mr. Purplefeet, or Janus and Beleth either kissing or in profile format. Please include your choice of 4 buttons in a note to us.

AND a special holiday surprise!

And if you want an extra discount, vote for us on TWC to receive a promocode for the bundle!
http://topwebcomics.com/vote/14094/default.aspx

*Please keep in mind that the promocode is for the bundle only and will not be accepted for other products*
What the!? A holiday sale!?
With the dark conclusion of the battle between Stolas and the Jinn we have a lighter side for the upcoming holidays! On our etsy store we are selling our Ianua Holiday bundle!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/170767234/ianua-holiday-bundle?

You can receive over $35 worth of merchandise for only $20 and support the comic at the same time.

Each bundle includes:

Chapter 1 Book - Standard Comic book size, cardstock cover, 44 pages. It includes several pages of content not available online and a character sketch on the inside back cover. Please select your zodiac sign from the drop-down bar above to determine your character sketch (unless you have a character you really want! Then just pm us.)

6 Character Sticker Set-3" full color stickers with peel-off backs.The set includes Janus, Jason, Grimsby, Beleth, Stolas, and Astaroth.

3 Bookmarks- 2"x6" full color, laminated bookmarks with black tassels. This set includes a group image, Beleth, and Stolas.

Your Choice of 4 Buttons- 1.25" buttons with pin backs. You can select from the Ianua sigil, Beleth feather and trinkets, Mr. Purplefeet, or Janus and Beleth either kissing or in profile format. Please include your choice of 4 buttons in a note to us.

AND a special holiday surprise!

And if you want an extra discount, vote for us on TWC to receive a promocode for the bundle!

http://topwebcomics.com/vote/14094/default.aspx

*Please keep in mind that the promocode is for the bundle only and will not be accepted for other products*
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It’s probably better for you to stay behind the wall, Eliza.

We have a few new things to show you guys for the upcoming holiday seasons. One, we are selling our finalized first Chapter of Ianua on storenvy! You get extra content and backstory that isn't online and you get a custom Ianua sketch in the back. You can check it out here:
http://lks.storenvy.com/collections/440719-books/products/556394-ianua-chapter-on e-book


Also for those of you who are interested in purchasing buttons, prints, stickers or commissions for the holiday season, we are having a big sale at our Storenvy site. We are liquidating our stickers to get sticker sheets for the new year and selling out of our old OTPins in exchange for new ones. So be sure to visit our store:
http://lks.storenvy.com/collections/440548-on-sale

And if the sale stuff isn't what you are looking for, if you type in LKS1o2 you'll get 10% off when you check out!
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Thanks for everyone's patience on the page this week. We promise to have another one up in a couple of days to make it up to everyone. For those of you who are interested in our online store we'll be having a sale for the upcoming holidays. More details to come!

In the meanwhile let us know what you think about the latest page!

Vote for us on Top webcomics and see a conceptual sketch of Stolas's new form! http://topwebcomics.com/vote/14094/default.aspx
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Grimsby just doesn't have any luck does he?

If you guys are going to be heading to Nekocon this weekend, be sure to visit Amanda and myself. We will have a table for our fanart items and a table for our Ianua stuff! We'll be selling Volume 1 and other webcomic related goods. And by popular demand we will be selling the Janus and Beleth Otpins!

If you'd like to keep showing us support, be sure to vote for us on Top webcomics! This week we have an early concept of Valefor! http://topwebcomics.com/vote/14094/default.aspx
Well that doesn’t look good.
It seems that Eliza and Stolas are in over their heads on this one! If you guys are going to be heading to Nekocon next weekend, be sure to visit Amanda and myself. We will have a table for our fanart items and a table for our Ianua stuff! We’ll be selling Volume 1 and other Ianua related items. And by popular demand we will be selling the Janus and Beleth Otpins!


If you’d to keep showing us support, be sure to vote for us on Top webcomics! This time we have a display how Eirik and Forneus handle one another: http://topwebcomics.com/vote/14094/default.aspx
Come forth Salamandris.

Thank you all so much for your support in the Smack Jeeves awards contest. Ianua placed third in the Fantasy genre out of several potential and very wonderful webcomics. We appreciate everything you all did for us! Here’s to possibly more awards in the future.

Let us know what you think!
<3
Thanks for all of the support guys, we couldn't have made it as far as we did without our readers!
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Okay, so he’s more concerned about what’s under the blanket.

The new books for Chapter 1 are in already! We’ll be making a formal post about them and where to purchase them a little later. Also, if you’re looking for extra content for Ianua, be sure to follow us on tumblr
www.lesserkeystudios.tumblr.com

Lastly, if you guys want a small peek into Jason’s past, be sure to vote for us on Top Webcomics!
http://topwebcomics.com/vote/14094/default.aspx
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Thanks to everyone who came by the table at Anime Weekend Atlanta and supported us! We had a great time with the girlâ's from Grave impressions and met a few new web comic people as well! So be sure to check out both Grave Impressions and Metro Jack!
http://graveimpressions.smackjeeves.com/
http://metro-jack.smackjeeves.com/

We sold out of our books again and have already placed another order in. We are currently putting our last finishing touches on Chapter 2 and we'll be sending that off to the printers as well. So keep your eyes peeled!

We also would like to thank everyone who voted for us in the Fantasy category in the smackjeeves Butler awards. They are slowly releasing the results now so keep your fingers crossed.