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Up the River 003
Kaza's Mate Gwenna
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Now the story fast forwards a bit, and Kaza and Gwenna are on a boat. This is the same boat and crew featured in the beginning of The Phantom Ape.

Zamunda was the name of the fictional African kingdom from Eddie Murphy's Coming to America. The country Kaza and Gwenna live in is called Buranda.  I decided it was high time to establish some more firm geography for my world beyond "the jungle."
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With the larger number of panels in today's page, I ended up shrinking the text a bit smaller. I was wondering if anyone was having any trouble reading it?
Up the River 02.5 - Jenny Everywhere Day Special.
Kaza's Mate Gwenna
Up the River Page 02.5 Jenny Everywhere Day Special


This is a bit of a last minute thing. I had forgotten all about Jenny Everywhere Day this year until some users here started talking about it. I ended up putting this page together over the weekend, and decided to use it to help explain away one little detail I overlooked.

It's a minor spoiler, but later on in the story, Nula does play a role. Since I didn't include her in the nightclub scene, I had a scene on a later page where she and the Commissioner talk about where she was. It turned into another case of me telling but not showing, which I really should avoid doing in a visual medium like this. So instead we get Nula being dropped off by the Jennys after some other naked adventure.

Plus I liked the idea of Jenny Anywhere keeping the flying car they got from Shelterville and cruising about the multiverse in it.


The characters of Jenny Everywhere and Jenny Anywhere are available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Everywhere, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed.
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Oh! I completely forgot about Jenny Everywhere day this year!

I ought to knock something out this weekend.
Well, I've gotten page 9 finished and uploaded. With my once a week schedule that means I have updates for every week through September. Given that amount of buffer, and the progress I'm making on the comic, I'd debating I might try and shoot for a twice a week schedule for October.
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Kaza's Mate Gwenna
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Lineart-asset
What can I say? I'm a sucker for DA badges.
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Gwenna RPG stats
I did Kaza's RPG stat card back in January, which of course lead to calls for Gwenna's stats as well.  I did this around the same time as Kaza's, but I've had it sitting on my computer for a while now. As before, her stats are based on the classic Marvel Superheroes Roleplaying System
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I've got the first page posted here Wednesday and it will be showing up on Comic Fury early tomorrow. I have the first eight pages completed and queued up on Comic Fury. I think I'll keep posting the new pages here on the Wednesday before. As I promised, this story is a return to more straightforward jungle adventures, though I do think I'm providing something different in this story, which you'll find out as it progresses. I teased a few bits in my last journal post, but I can add a few more details, such as Wimberley having a small appearance, and I've decided Nula will be appearing as well.

With once a week updates, I have pages ready up through the middle of September. I know the story will keep running through October, but I'm not sure yet how much longer it might be.



Up the River 01
Kaza's Mate Gwenna
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And the new story starts here!

The Adventurer's Club is the nightclub we saw briefly at the beginning of Ruthless Ro-Man. Plus I'm finally getting some use out of that stock background I made over a year ago. Our entertainers are Duke Mitchell and Sammy Petrillo who starred in my unfinished 24 hour comic from last year. Duke and Sammy were a 1950's lounge act that was noted for their impersonations of the more famous Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. They were big enough in their own right to end up starring in the movie Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla. Jerry Lewis used his influence in Hollywood to keep the pair blacklisted (especially Sammy Petrillo.)



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I love the BatLabels twitter. They collect all of the explanatory signage from the Batman series. There has been a discussion on there about the Batmobile Parachute Pickup Service van. Someone suggested there needs to be a comic about the guys in that van, and I find myself tempted to do just that.
Fermilab
No comic page today, instead I'm drawing Fermilab, one of the largest centers of scientific research in the United States. Until the Large Hadron Collider came online, it was home of the largest particle accelerator in the world the Tevatron.
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I just completed the 6th page for the new Kaza and Gwenna story. I have two more pages sketched out, and I have a firm grasp of where I want the story to go, and I'm keeping focused on that.
Insurance
*This of course refers back to my 2014 Temple of Turmoil story and the page where all of the evil people having a conference call. Which was long before he ever announced his candidacy or won the election. After the Skull was defeated and taken into custody, his former associate and now President arranged his release, which was really a double cross since the President sent his personal hit squad after the Skull. Since some of the Skull's other associates have ended up dead, he sensibly let the world think he's dead and hop off to another dimension.

A couple minor characters are making cameos. The woman is Deena, who we saw before in Ruthless Ro-Man. and Colonel Battle who showed up at the end of Temple of Turmoil.

I decided to make Deena an investigative journalist. I had originally planned for this character to be Felicia Kingsley from Chippewa Ghosts's Bleach Blonde Valkyries of the Fourth Reich. but considering her extensive role in that comic, I just thought it would be easier to go with an original character here, and since Deena was pretty much a blank slate I figured she could serve the purpose.
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Okay, the new story will be called "Up the River" and will start August 4th. So far, I have four pages completed with the 5th page in the process of getting inked and colored with pages 6 and 7 sketched out.
Kludgeing up some plumbing.

Not my usual creation, but I am kind of proud of it.
The pipe going to the dishwasher burst on us,  and it became clear from the guys at the hardware store we apparently have some weird non-standard pipe size. It's just a sliver over 5/8" (so I'm suspecting these pipes were cheap foreign imports sized on the metric scale.) They had nothing that was going to fit it. So I've ended up buying a bunch of gear to kludge together a solution.

* A piece of vinyl tubing with a 5/8" inner diameter. Fit's fine on the new pipe, but was struggle to get it down the old pipe.
* 2 hose clamps to help hold the tubing firmly.
* Some water weld Epoxy putty on the ends to seal it off.
* FiberFix repair wrap. It's some kind of fiber mesh that sets solid after being soaked in water. I wrapped up the center of the pipe to hold the two pipe sections together.

I'm waiting for everything to cure, and then we'll see if this will work.

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Epilogue 12 [Finale]
Kaza's Mate Gwenna
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So now Kaza, Gwenna and Jungl-La are out on the town for a bit of fun and sight seeing, and Jung-La suggest meeting a friend of hers.

Basically we are right where TheCosmicBeholder had the trio in his  Team-In-One comic cover. The story he made up for the comic had them having a run-in with "magic dog walkers." Which in a super hero world would be a viable job opportunity. Who knows what kind of weird pets your typical New York hipster wizard might have, and they are likely to need somebody to take them to the park once a day.
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ArtbroSean of Spying with Lana has an interesting cross promotion event going on all summer. The idea is to partner up with another creator and you each do a pin up of your partner's character and display it somewhere (your comic page, a vote incentive, Patreon, etc.)


The new story is shaping up pretty well. I have a solid idea for where I am going with this.So far I have three pages finished a queued up, and they will start in August. I'm shooting for at least 13 pages, but I do think the story may run longer.

I've got the first page posted here Wednesday and it will be showing up on Comic Fury early tomorrow. I have the first eight pages completed and queued up on Comic Fury. I think I'll keep posting the new pages here on the Wednesday before. As I promised, this story is a return to more straightforward jungle adventures, though I do think I'm providing something different in this story, which you'll find out as it progresses. I teased a few bits in my last journal post, but I can add a few more details, such as Wimberley having a small appearance, and I've decided Nula will be appearing as well.

With once a week updates, I have pages ready up through the middle of September. I know the story will keep running through October, but I'm not sure yet how much longer it might be.



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jppiper Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks for the llama
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jay042 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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Count-KraumBurger1 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
In case you need some public domain inspirations, I found this website that might help;

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ArtbroSean Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for watching my page! I appreciate it!
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Thank you for watching my page!
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GRL814 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  New Deviant
Thank you so very kindly for the llama.
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Thanks for :+fav:ing holy lady godiva!
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Thank yo for the badge.
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No problem!
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awesome pics you have in your gallery :) (Smile) +fav 
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