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Dadaph
Nerdy guy from Norway. I like videogames and comics. Drawing is pretty much my life.
  • Real Name
    Bård Lilleøien
  • Age
    36
  • Gender
    Male
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@kidcthulhu: Who knows? (I do)
Both may be possible at this point :)
@kidcthulhu: Thanks.
Very simple Photoshop thing, though. I copy the layer with the colors, set opacity of the new layer to 66%, go into hue/saturation, select colorize, then I put hue to 225 and saturation to 50. That way all the flashbacks becomes consistent.
Then I just use the ereaser if I want some colors to pop out, like their eyes, or Embla/Traktus in the last panel.
That's it, Part 1 of the story is over. I plan a total of 6 parts. For now, I'll need a small hiatus in order for my buffer to build up a little, but I expect Part 2 to start January 2019, if I survive my short trip to Japan.
Hope to see you then, and thank you for reading!

If you enjoy DiS, please check out my Patreon at http://patreon.com/dadaph
I've had this story on my mind for the last 20 years, and while it's fun to finally tell it, making a buck or two while doing so does a lot for my motivation.
Or just read and leave a comment if you like, that helps too.
So, Id...
I suspect some people have been curious what Id really is. That's not a question to be answered right now, but as you can see, Embla is not alone in having one.
What will this mean? Things may already have been hinted at...
In retrospect, i wish I'd based more of my story around chaos theory, the idea of how seemingly small random events can have huge effects down the line. Read up on it lately and got several new ideas I may implement in later stories.
For now, I just wanted to add a question of these small random events are random, or planted and planned...
... and I'm sorry about this one, but I wanted death to be final.
When I write my stories, I set up a bunch of rules, categorized if they'll be broke commonly, once or never.
Like, no characters are allowed the power of flight, except Aris.
But death is a final rule. No characters are allowed resurrection. Not even Ask. He lived his one life, and died. If we think of his brain like a biological computer, Aqualus successfully formated it and installed an OS, while also repairing the body. But nothing of what was the original Ask remains.
Final story time, just to clear up a few things.
As for the mother of Embla and Panik. I know who she is, but she may not be as easily revealed as Aqualus. I still needed to show a glimpse of her now, and that was a challenge. I don't think the final desing will be too different, but there's always a risk when I tease something I haven't designed 100% yet.
One last sibling moment for a good while. Still no love between them, but this isn't that kind of story.
In retrospect, I can tell I was really tired of my art in this. Traktus' new tripod chair is supposed to be bigger, and I have no clue what's going on with Embla's back.
Luckily, I took a 2 month break after completing part 1, where I worked on stuff like anatomy.
I guess this page may answer one question, and create several new ones.
So the Emperor has cooled down. Will he be able to keep Aris and Tellus loyal through fear? Or do they have other reasons to stick with him?
This will be explored in the next part of the story, which will be called Ghost of Betrayal.
Not sure how The Emperor's powers can explain his loud voice, but sometimes, you just need to do stuff like that for comedic effect.
Chapter 19 will be the final chapter of part 1.
It's mainly meant to wrap things up, but stay tuned, there may be one or two surprises yet...

Of course, I do have a Patreon if anyone wants to chip in, it would be much appreciated.
http://patreon.com/dadaph
Comments are much appreciated too :)
@kidcthulhu: Thanks. I'm probably just seeing all the little things I'd do differently today.
That's what I've always said. Zombies are just misunderstood.
(sleezy american comedy voice):
Uh oh, what sort of monkey business is in store for our heroes next?
@kidcthulhu: Someone has to clean, and Panik can only handle the upper floor.
Made this summer...
Dadaph
August 29th, 2018
Fresh from my sketchbook. Will share more if I make them...
Just had some fun making new strips. Don't expect regular updates.