Thursday, May 29, 2014

Quick Note: Headaches and Drywall

Hey there, everyone.  We're coming up on the weekend and I hope you guys are having a good one.

I had the volunteer mold inspector over today and his findings weren't good.  I'm going to have to clear out everything in my home, put it all in a portable storage unit in my yard, and then have the other volunteers come and rip out the walls and cabinets to be replaced.  While this demolition goes on, I'll have to stay at a hotel for a couple of days.  This is... quite a headache and not what I was hoping to have happen.

But yeah, I just wanted to make a note about this update and say that I'll talk with you guys again soon.  I have an idea for a quick couple of renders involving Superman and Batman, but I have to wait until I'm back to finish work on them.

Take good care now, guys,

P.S. -- Thank you very much to everyone who bought the Barbarian vs Olympian PDF.  I really appreciate that and hope that you enjoyed it greatly!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Coming Soon: Barbarian vs Olympian PDF!

Hey, everyone!  I just wanted to give you a heads-up on a surprise adaptation I'm currently working on.  I'm working to adapt Barbarian vs Olympian to PDF.  In this version, however, Conan has tagged in another man to take his place.

Some of you might remember Talro, one of the men of Thordar who grew up with Tuskar.  I've given his model some updates and he's ready to assume the role of Barbarian in this tale.  The story and fight is mostly the same as the blog version, with some elements changed, remixed, or enhanced.

(Coincidentally: I had dominate Hercules in that Lux test a long time ago, too!)

It's been some months since the events of Tuskar the Barbarian: The Axe of Power, and Talro (who is mentioned briefly at the end of that story) has come to Greece in search of Tuskar.  The blond stud confronts Hercules, who he is sure knows something about Tuskar's whereabouts.  The bearded demigod recognizes the savage as trouble and demands he leave Greece and return home.

This adaption is coming along well and should be done sometime this coming week.  I'll have more info to share soon!

Update: The PDF edition is live!  Find out more information by clicking here!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Barbarian vs Olympian

On the long dirt road that led to Thebes traveled Hercules, hero of men and son of Zeus, the king of the gods.  The halfgod was feeling particularly proud of himself that day.  He'd single-handedly wrestled and defeated a wild, massive boar that was terrorizing a rural village about a day's walk from Athens.  The meat from the beast would spare the villagers of starvation for weeks and help them strengthen their trade with their neighbors.  After receiving worship and adoration for his feat, the Olympian left the village.

Hercules bounced his pecs as he traversed the road to his next destination, his chest swelling with pride for himself.  With a bit of a surprise, the bearded demigod came to a complete stop.  There, in the middle of the road, was a giant boulder on the ground, blocking the way for merchants and travelers.

The muscular Greek glanced around for any clues as to where the rock had come from.  As there were no telltale signs of damage in the area, he ruled out a giant dropping it there.  He slapped the cold stone twice to verify its weight.  Knowing he couldn't leave the boulder there to inconvenience the mortals of Greece, Hercules decided to move it himself.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Barbarian vs Olympian: Teaser Update

Hey, everyone.  How're you all doing?

I've managed to get quite a bit of the flood damage cleaned up, all the while doing work on the story in my spare time.  I've finished the text and render work for the main story.  Now I just have the alternate ending to write and illustrate before it's complete.

Zeus was featured in the Hercules Wins version of the short tale (Post 1 and Post 2) and he'll be back in this full version, too.  Oh, and Herc's big bro, Ares, has a cameo appearance!  I hope you guys enjoy it.  It should be ready for posting in the next few days or so.

In the meantime, I thought I'd be an evil bastard and tease the title panel with this tiny little image of it.  Mweheheheh!