Friday, August 29, 2014

Tony's Back

I had an idea a couple of nights ago for a new small story (likely images / bubble text only) involving Tony, my original thug and wanted to jump right into it while it was still fresh in my mind.  I'm gonna keep what it's about a secret for now, but it'll involve a new character and will have an alternate ending.

Keep a look out for it coming in September!

The Last Battle: Orc vs Man P2

Part II: The Farmstead

As orcs go, many were quite tall when standing close to their human counterparts.  Orcs generally stood one to three heads taller than a typical human and carried up to 20% more weight in pure muscle on their sturdy frames.  Ra'zug, however, was one whose stature was closer to that of man than his brother orcs.  But what the orc lacked in height, he more than made up for in ferocity and fearlessness.

Whenever the others taunted and teased him for his height, the littler stud instantly pounced, managing to wrestle most of them down and elicit an immediate retraction and apology.  Despite his reputation, the bigger and dumber orcs continued to harass Ra'zug, only to meet the same fate time and again.

When Bra'thor Krag, overlord and leader of the orcs, began his campaign against the humans, it was Ra'zug who jumped at the chance to prove himself.  Krag, grinning broadly at the eager underling, assigned Ra'zug to a farmstead not far from the orcs' latest land grab.  Krag's scouts reported that the farm was providing a steady supply of meat and vegetables to a human garrison a few miles north from there.  It would be a good task for the runty orc to show his true worth to his race.

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Last Battle: Orc vs Man P1

Here's the first free part of The Last Battle: Orc vs Man, the site version. To find out more info about the PDF version with exclusive content; and higher resolution, less compressed images; click here or find the link for more info at the end of this part of the story!

Part I: The History of Man and Orc

It was a time long, long ago in a world similar to our own.  The races of orcs and humans dwelled upon the same continent, divided into two sides.  From the first days of their interaction, the two races were unfriendly with one another.  Their disagreements over resource allocation and land division led to a bitter resentment and a fast deterioration of orc/man relations.

It was written in Teth'krul (a book held sacred by the oldest and wisest of the orcs) that the races of man and orc did not always coexist on the same world.  It was believed that the gods of orc and of man merged their two identical worlds into one, thus pitting two alphas against one another and creating discord.

The elder humans had their theories as to where the orcs originated, but after 400 years of coexisting, the stories had grown vague and only allegories remained in their place.  Some men believed that the orcs were sent by the gods of evil and that their battles with the hulking greenskins served only as amusement for the dark deities.  Some believed that the orcs were once a small band of men who were corrupted by befouled land and procreated from there.  Still others believed in what was written in the orc texts.

Regardless of the other side's origin, the two understood that their conflict was unsustainable.  Their constant battles resulted in a massive loss of stone, lumber, and food.  Were they to survive, one must dominate and rule over the other.

Something had to be done...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

About The Last Battle: Orc vs Man

It's just about ready to go!  I wanted to go ahead and let you guys know how I'm gonna be posting this story.  I'd mentioned some time ago that this time will be a bit different than how I've done it before.

I decided to make this story into a PDF as it was being written and illustrated so I could offer it up for sale alongside the site version.  How I'll do this is, once a week on Friday, I'll post a new part of the story for free on the blog with the option to buy the all-in-one version whenever you'd like.

Like usual, however, the PDF version will be bigger and less compressed than the free images found on the blog.  Also, there are two scenes (M'Kett's bondage + Yord and Kal's fight with an orc hunter and the bonus mini tale Ra'zug Wants Love) and a batch of WIPs and character comparison images that are exclusive to the PDF.

I'm in the process of converting the story to PDF now, but it appears that the page count for illustration and text is a total of 251 (with everything included).  165 of those are the illustrations for the main story and the Ra'zug Wants Love mini tale.

I'll have more info to share very soon!  Thank you for your patience and I hope that you guys enjoy this one.  I put an awful lot of hard work and love into making it the best I could.

Update: It's up!  Click here for more info and previews!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Quick Note: Progress Report

How's everyone doing?  I just wanted to make a quick note saying that I've completed the third part/chapter of The Last Battle: Orc vs Man.  That part of the story is Lortho Orcbane's all new fight with the narcissistic, bodybuilding orc Gorg.

I made some really nice illustrations for it, and I'd love to show you them (I'm itching to, honestly), but I want to save it for when the entire thing is complete.  I'll have something I want to announce regarding that when the work is almost done.  It's something I haven't yet done in regards to how a story is posted.  I think it's a good idea, though, so I'll let you know when the time comes.

As of tonight, I have around 25 pages of text written for this story and 62 illustrations completely done.  I estimate I'm about halfway done with this project.  I'm working like crazy to get it done sometime this month, but I also refuse to call it completed until I'm sure it's of a very high quality.

Take care, all, and have a happy Friday!


Monday, August 4, 2014

Overlord Krag (OvM WIP 4)

Bra'thor Krag is the overlord and ruler of the race known as the orcs.  He is the biggest and strongest of any living orc and rules over his studs with an iron fist.  Although he's hard on his orcs and takes no disobedience from them, he has their best interest at heart and will do anything to push their interests in the world.

Krag commands his troops from Grohmah, the capital city of the land that belongs to the tusked titans.  For years, Krag has kept his orcs safe from the humans, led by King Hurk, while he slowly amassed power and resources for the inevitable war against the softskins.

But one day, an orc scout named Ya'gor ran into his throne room with urgent news.  The scout told his overlord that Hurk had fallen in battle to another human.  This human, this new king, Ranzen, rose to power on the promise that he would destroy the orc threat and reclaim lands and resources that rightfully belonged to man.

Calm and collected, Krag sat upon his throne and pondered this new king.  He licked his tusks and grumbled lowly, menacingly.  He would be ready for King Alurad Ranzen.