Howdy, fellow Draconiacs! RazorFox here.
It is great to be back! While I did enjoy my four weeks off, I can’t begin to tell you how much I missed doing the comic and sharing this fun little story with you all. I’m strapping myself in for the ride once again, and I hope you all will continue to join me as we commence Chapter Five of my humble little webcomic, The Draconia Chronicles.
When we last saw Her Majesty’s Royal Palace Guard, they had an almost-fatal situation on their hands, thanks to an overzealous attack from new recruit Xhianil. What’s behind this near-lethal outburst? Stay tuned…
I want to thank all the contributors of the 2012 Draconia Chronicles Annual for their awesome submissions, and for allowing me to take almost a month off! Big thanks go to WryterGirl, MrAMP, Ethan Qix, Rukaisho, JazzFox, Cr0, Kompy, ChaosCroc, Lonnie Gaylor and Fred Perry. You’ll all be receiving complimentary copies of the 2013 Draconia Chronicles Calendar as my way of saying thanks, and in case you missed any of this year’s guest comics, you can start here.
The next big news item is that, effective immediately, The Draconia Chronicles is moving to a new update schedule. Since the comic’s launch in January 2005, Mondays have meant new pages from The Draconia Chronicles. It started as a bi-weekly endeavor for the duration of Chapter One before going weekly with Chapter Two. Throughout this time, the work schedule was largely manageable for me, as the writing was handled by a friend of mine, and the comic was done in grayscale. For Chapter Three, however, I added the role of writer to my artistic duties, and the series went color, adding a whole new thrust of work. A lot of late nights, sleepless weekend, and sacrificed side projects and social events were the price I paid to get the comic out on time each week, never missing a single update. I love what I do and I love your enthusiastic reactions to my material, but burnout sets in and the related stress can take its toll.
Thus, starting here with Chapter Five, I’m embarking on a little experiment, and that is that I’m no longer tying the comic to any specific day of the week for updates. Rather, like many other webcomics, big and small, I will simply put up pages whenever they’re ready to go up. Some will come out a little sooner, and others might come out a bit later. This will allow me to take on side projects, such as creating additional Draconia Chronicles swag, like wallpapers, Katbox Bazaar sketches, merchandise, and even perhaps bonus pages and story arcs. This will also allow me to once again accept commissions in the near future.
“So, RazorFox, how the heck will we know when our very favorite webcomic–that being The Draconia Chronicles, of course–updates?” you ask.
Well, taking a cue from other webcomics, the answer is social media. If you haven’t already done so, follow my Twitter feed, join the Draconia Chronicles Facebook group, watch my FurAffinity and DeviantArt accounts, or visit the Draconia Chronicles section of the Katbox Community Forums. The Draconia Chronicles also has an RSS feed, for those that are so inclined. I’m also looking to add a Tumblr account down the road.
Or, if you insist on being a luddite, you can just check back here at the site periodically–if not daily–to check to see if there’s an update.
That’s the idea, and I’m sticking to it… for now. We’ll see how it works. If it does, then great! And if it doesn’t, then I’ll make changes. Let’s see what comes of this.
And that’s it for my blathering this week. Another page is on its way, so hang tight! Until then, take care, my fellow Draconiacs, and thanks for reading!