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Hazumirein
Hi, I'm Hazu. I like drawing comics sometimes.
  • Real Name
    Liz
  • Age
    26
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    Female
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As it turns out, younger Maya is pretty scrappy.
Hi, sorry, life happened, here's a page.

In retrospect, I probably should have done more to indicate a) what's going on here and b) that it's a sudden flashback, but I think you guys can figure it out.
Whoo! This was almost late.

At this point I make an effort to have Maya speak as little Spanish as possible because I'm afraid I'm going to get it wrong. Internet translators are pretty much my only help.
Hey folks!

I realize that even when I am getting updates out on time as of late, the pages in this chapter aren't especially substantial--that's sort of the price of more action-oriented parts of the story; it doesn't work as well with a 1-or-2 page a week schedule. So, to provide some other form of entertainment for you guys in between DC pages, I've launched a webnovel called Kody over on Tapas. I'd consider it a YA story about supernatural creatures (and some decidedly annoyed humans) fumbling their way through high school that technically takes place in the same universe as DC, in the same town that Riza lives in, albeit several years later. It's been a backburner project for quite a few years, and while I'm not always confident in my writing skills, I think they're good enough for me to post something to read for free on the internet (I, uh, know I've seen worse). It should run on the same Monday-Thursday update schedule that DC does for now, though that may change in the future. The first couple chapters are up, go check it out if you want something else to read between DC updates.
Heyyy look it's a page and it's up on time, sort of. Sit tight for a minute, I have another announcement coming up.
Swiiing, batter.

You guys can probably guess where this is going.

ANYWAY sorry for late pages, blah blah, I need to stop working so much, blah blah.

I'm starting to put some serious thought into hiring an assistant artist to do some of the inking and toning on these things so maybe I actually GET THEM OUT ON TIME, in much the same vein as actual professional comic artists/manga-ka. Pay would be negotiable. If interested, please message/email me.

Also, I haven't forgotten the survey results thing, and I am gonna sit down and answer a few of the questions posed at some point...if I ever have a day off...

ALSO also, I guess this is as good a time as any to announce that one of those other projects I mentioned I was working on a few weeks ago will be a webnovel! And by "will be", I mean I have like 50k words written and about a third of that edited to a point that I'd be comfortable posting it, so there's *gasp* a buffer. It's a sort of supernatural slice of life with some mystery elements about vampires who are mortal, were-creatures that aren't wolves, and the humans who have to deal with them all. Of course it wouldn't be any fun if it didn't spiral into a bigger plot, but it's gotta start somewhere. Here's a tumblr post I made awhile back with an overview of some of the characters. That will be starting up this coming Monday! I'll post a link when there is one.

EDIT: I uhh...appear to have set these to upload a bit early. Oh well.
Maya I think you may have hit your head too hard.

Hang tight, there's another page coming.
Okayyy here you go. I have to go to work now D:
It's an updaaaate. It's on tiiiiime.

By the way, I've started mirroring the comic on Line Webtoon and Tapas just to see if I can garner any more of an audience. I'm doing regular updates of a handful of pages at a time until we're caught up (which should take awhile), so if you've ever had an interest in like...re-reading DC from the beginning, those sites are a good opportunity. There are also some updated pages in the early chapters that have never seen the light of day until now, if anyone wants to check them out. Webtoon is in like...Chapter 6 at the moment, Tapas is still on Chapter 1 since I just started that one.

There are a few other projects I'm picking at in between updates...I think one is going to be live sooner rather than later since it's something I've been working on off and on for years and there's enough content to justify putting it up somewhere. Not a comic, but close enough that I'm sure a few of you will be interested.
Iiii could not seem to nail down the perspective in the last panel...just ignore that.
Heyyy look this is on time. Yayyyy.

I don't really have anything else to say todayyyy.
Hey! Look what's on time. I admit I almost gave up and went to bed before this was done last night, but I stuck it out for you guys :P (Also because I was watching something on Netflix and didn't want to turn it off.)

Casual reminder to fill out the survey if you haven't! I was tossing around the idea of doing a stream where I address some of the questions and responses I got, or at least tell you "this is going to be addressed in comic but I can't tell you any more because spoilers" while working on a page or something. If that's something people would be interested in? I'm not sure, let me know.

Also, I've noticed that over half of the people that have filled out the survey so far have identified themselves as lurkers who never comment...I just wanted to say hi to you guys! I totally get it, I'm kind of a lurker too in most cases, but it's good to know you're out there :)
Hey folks! A day late is better than a week late, I guess.

There's not much to this page I guess; we're just kind of picking up where chapter 30 left off.

In other news, the survey is still up, please fill it out if you haven't, yada yada yada. Link is in the announcements box to the left of the page. I really am using the results to figure out what I need to tackle in the story, what characters need more development (uh, it's most of them, honestly), etc. The basic story for the rest of the comic is outlined to the end, but there's still room to add details and if I'm gonna spend time doing that, I'd like to know what you all want to see. So yeah. Let me know!
Hey! Look what's on time.

I realize I already did really similar cover designs with Riza and Dae awhile back...what can I say, it's easy to fall back on.

Couple of things to mention:

1.) I figured out exactly what kind of person Human Maya is while I was drawing this, and as it turns out, she can and probably will kick your ass.

2.) I've brought back the DC Twitter, for those of you that are into that sort of thing, just as a means of communicating with readers outside of the website. I'll probably post WIPs, all my excuses for being late on updates, and some other miscellany there. You know, so you guys know I'm still alive when I disappear for weeks at a time. Feel free to follow, send me whatever (fanart, memes, something funny you saw on another site), bug me about updates, or just say hi. Obviously, there is now a little widget for it in the sidebar where there was once an ad.

3.) Speaking of ads, Project Wonderful--aka, the ad service I've been using on this site for YEARS--is apparently shutting down very soon, so I have to find some other solution for that. I'm learning from the survey results that most of you didn't find this comic via ads anyway, so those may have been sort of a waste.

4.) SPEAKING OF THE SURVEY, thank you guys for filling it out! The results are pretty interesting--some I expected, some not so much. If you haven't filled it out yet, please do! In a few weeks I might collect a few of the more interesting questions and observations I got from it and turn it into a little Q&A thing. Obviously I can't answer all of the questions for spoiler reasons, but I can probably put SOME of your minds at ease about what's to come in the comic.

I think that's it! See you guys later this week. I hope.
I'M SORRY AGAIN. Life is busy. But here's the end of the chapter!

We'll actually be returning to Maya and company next chapter...and volleying between these two storylines for a bit. Hope no one minds.

Anyway! I'm doing something a little different than the usual "questions, comments, concerns" bit--I put together a little survey for you guys to fill out. It's mostly just to gauge what kinds of people I have reading the comic (because I honestly don't even know what my demographic is), what you like and dislike, etc. I'd really appreciate it if as many people as possible could take a couple minutes to fill it out! I'm hoping to use the information to improve some things, ultimately. It's totally anonymous; no personal information is asked for other than generic "age, gender, country of residence" questions.

You can find the survey HERE!
Sit tight for a minute, 'nother page incoming.
@I dont remember my last name: I actually work 3 jobs--1 full-time and 2 part-time, though one of the part-times is only in the summer. Even just the full-time job is 45+ hrs. a week though, and that's not counting the hour drive each way, so...yeah it's a lot.

I guess I don't HAVE to work that much, but I need money to pay bills and eat and buy things I want (not that I leave myself time to enjoy them) so...it's a dilemma |D
@Meoi Lass: Thank you!! I'm glad you're enjoying the comic so much :) Always nice to know I've gained a fan.
Iiii don't even think it's worth the "sorry I missed an update, I work a lot" explanation this time, but here it is anyway.

I've actually recently come to the conclusion that I think I do, in fact, work too much, and realized that I miss having time to draw and create things (like, literally almost all of the spare time I have that I can muster the energy to pick up a pencil/tablet pen goes to comic pages), and am trying to figure out what to do about that. I want to work on this, I want to draw other things, I want to animate, I want to get back to writing...but all of those require a lot of time and energy that are hard to come by when you're gone 10-12 hours a day and sometimes don't take a day off for weeks on end.

Anyway, in the meantime, I opened up a Society6 shop with some of my art available for purchase on various products. It's something I've been considering for awhile and I figured it wasn't going to hurt anything. There's not much up now, but I'll be adding more over time. I opted to focus specifically on monsters and my more creepy/horror-oriented stuff just...because it's fun to draw. Don't worry though, a lot of it is still going to be cutesy monsters. But, do me a favor and at least take a look, share it with anyone you might think would be interested, and if you see anything you like, please do not hesitate to hit the purchase button.
OKAY well at least I made up for Thursday?

After over a decade of drawing this thing, I finally took a few minutes to write down like...a sort of schedule for how often I'd like to finish a chapter. I decided on every 3 months. That's 4 per year--one by the end of March, one by end of June, one by end of September, and one by end of December--which is more or less my normal working pace anyway. (I mean, 2 pages is like 15+ hours out of my week, depending on complexity. This thing is like a part time job that I don't get paid for.) But, I figure that gives me a little room for missing updates--because I do--and still staying sort of on schedule I guess since I can make them up later. I guess? I don't know, I just wanted to actually write down a goal--it's on a sticky note on my computer so I see it all the time--in hopes that I'll like...keep to it. You guys can yell at me if I don't.

But, this chapter should only have a few more pages so there's no reason not to make that end of June goal.

On an entirely separate note, if there's ever been a chapter of DC I would like to see some people voice act, it's probably this one just because I think the humor and arguing in the background and such would just be much better read aloud.