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Kia ora koutou! Hi everybody, it's been a while. :wave: How are all you crazy kids? Tell me how 2011 is treating you so far.

Chapter Three is here!
Yep, you heard it right. The third and final chapter before I wrap this story up for good, some time before the middle of this year. I'm actually pretty excited about the next oh, twenty-six-or-so pages; we've got some pretty epic stuff lined up for our intrepid little band. Out of the frying pan, as they say...

Obligatory artistic angst
To be honest I've been a little apprehensive about getting back into this, because well, apart from anything else this is a comic about a game of D&D that I played-- and it was a couple of years ago now. It's not- and never has been- a serious artistic project, and I've kinda been itching to do one of those before I drop off the face of the internet later this year. But at the same time, I don't like leaving it sitting there incomplete, and I did promise you all a proper finish. So. Let it never be said that I am anything but a man of my word!

:icontigermoph: Tim

:iconcoalpoweredpress: :iconcomicsandcartoons: :icondndeviants: :icondungeonsanddeviants:
  • Listening to: Rancid
  • Reading: The Players' Handbook
  • Watching: Searching for traps
  • Playing: DnD 4th Ed.
  • Eating: Trail rations
  • Drinking: Black Tea
  • Listening to: Gogol Bordello
  • Reading: The Players' Handbook
  • Watching: Searching for traps
  • Playing: DnD 4th Ed.
  • Eating: Trail rations
  • Drinking: Black Tea
[Edit] October 2010 - You may notice I'm migrating my friend list over to my main account tigermoph, because it saves logging into two separate accounts and I'll be better able to see more of your guys' lovely art. This account abandonment does not bode well for any of you looking for a third flickwit chapter any time soon, I'm sorry. It will happen eventually. Maybe in the Christmas holidays? All depends on work and study.

tl:dr Once again, thanks. Chapter three's going to be a while away, but in the meantime let's draw some other stuff instead. Hit me up for trades.

Roll Credits
Whelp, that's another chapter in the bag, and time for me to take a break for a while. I'll take this opportunity to thank everyone who watched the comic, left comments, advice, compliments or critiques; drew me pictures, set aside group galleries for me or just generally hung around being friendly. There wouldn't be much point doing this without you guys, so thanks. :thanks:

Chapter Three: Mindgames
Now I'm not going to mention the dreaded "H" word, but at the same time I cannot make any predictions as to when I'll be able to finish chapter three. See thing is, I have absolutely no idea what I'll be doing over the next six months, or even where I'll be living or anything; so I don't want to commit to updates if I can't deliver. See, I'm doing it for you guys, really; when chapter three comes along (and I promise you it will) it'll be the best chapter of comic I can muster. It just-- won't be any time soon, probably. A'kay?

Meanwhile, on planet Earth...
So what of the interim? I'll still be posting other random crap and fun stuff to keep you lot placated. I'm still open for trades; which basically means if you draw me some fanart I will draw something for you in return. It's win-win! I would also consider it a great complement if you came and watched me over at tigermoph, my main; that would be super awesome and you'd get to see all my other art too.

Self-analysis
In conclusion, the two pages a week is a perfectly achievable workload, especially if I'm clever and start the pages before the day that they're due. I declare the experiment a success. Not sure if I've really improved art-wise, and certainly not to the same degree as over chapter one; but I've come a long way in other aspects of the process, I think. These last few I've been scrambling to finish on deadline through my own bad time-management; it would've been pretty embarrassing to screw up on the final page! I'd like to have been able to experiment a bit more, but was kinda constrained by the page layout. Having something to focus on like this means I'm more likely to get sick of it and draw something else, and this in turn spurs me to making more and better art overall.

:icontigermoph:
-Tim

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Introduction

It was well over a year ago now when a young fellow by the name of Little Timmy found himself in a game of 4E DnD, run under the ever-baleful eye of Dungeon Master Calron. Lil' Timmy's character and a ragtag bunch of other chaps woke up to find themselves- inexplicably- deep in the murky depths of a dungeon filled with a seemingly random selection of adventurers, monsters and loot.
Any situation like this is going to give rise to more than its fair share of comic-worthy moments; this account has served to chronicle them since then. The whole concept is unashamedly about quantity over quality; getting a decent number of strips out at a reasonable pace, though I flatter myself that it isn't all utter and complete garbage. I know that it is neither funny nor good, but I don't care and here's why.

Currenttly not updating. Watch this space.

-->> Chapter One - Unnatural Selection
-->> Chapter Two - Actarus

:icontigermoph:-main account
:iconflickwit:-comic account

Groups!

:iconcomicsandcartoons: :icondndeviants: :icondungeonsanddeviants:
  • Listening to: Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  • Reading: The Players' Handbook
  • Watching: Searching for traps
  • Playing: DnD 4th Ed.
  • Eating: Trail rations
  • Drinking: Black Tea
:wave: Greetings to all my lovely friends and watchers, both old and new! Welcome to the new year and a brand new chapter of flickwit! This year promises all manner of wonderful sights and sounds; read on to find out all about it.
:party: My first order of business will to offer up celebratory art trades with all and sundry. Draw something for me, I'll draw something for you. It'll be like one big happy online mutual fanfest. Drop me a note or a comment here or at tigermoph if you feel so inclined.

Now then, on to the matters at hand. I recall last year as I was wrapping up the last pages of Chapter One, I was- as always- listening to the superhero ska-punk of The Aquabats. One little quote caught my ear, spoken in stuffy British mad-scientist tones:

:evillaugh: "I suggest you double the intensity" -The Aquabats

Ever since then the words have been bouncing around in my head and now- having had the time to mull it over- I think I shall do exactly that, and then some. From here in, I will be aiming for updates twice a week, Saturday (as before) as well as Wednesday. And none of these run-of-the-mill three-panel wonders you've put up with so far, no no! Nothing short of full A4 pages for my loyal followers. I'm even putting some thought into how pairs of pages will work together side by side.

There's something else at play here, and that's a pressing desire to have done with this campaign and move on to bigger and better things. It'll happen eventually, so long as I stick to the schedule. On that note, I am looking for RL work and may not in fact have time to draw the comic every week so I will not guarantee the Wednesday updates, only the Saturday ones. If I'm too hectically busy, the former will fall by the wayside, and so be it. I will attempt to warn you in advance, or force some filler down your gullet or some such.

:icontigermoph:
-Tim

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Introduction

It was well over a year ago now when a young fellow by the name of Little Timmy found himself in a game of 4E DnD, run under the ever-baleful eye of Dungeon Master Calron. Lil' Timmy's character and a ragtag bunch of other chaps woke up to find themselves- inexplicably- deep in the murky depths of a dungeon filled with a seemingly random selection of adventurers, monsters and loot.
Any situation like this is going to give rise to more than its fair share of comic-worthy moments; this account has served to chronicle them since then. The whole concept is unashamedly about quantity over quality; getting a decent number of strips out at a reasonable pace, though I flatter myself that it isn't all utter and complete garbage. I know that it is neither funny nor good, but I don't care and here's why.

Updates every Saturday and most Wednesdays. Watch this space!

-->> Chapter One - Unnatural Selection
-->> Chapter Two - Actarus

:icontigermoph:-main account
:iconflickwit:-comic account

Groups!

:iconcomicsandcartoons: :icondndeviants: :icondungeonsanddeviants:
  • Listening to: Dropkick Murphys
  • Reading: The Player's Handbook
  • Watching: Searching for traps
  • Playing: DnD 4th Ed.
  • Eating: Trail rations
  • Drinking: Black Tea
:#1: And that's a wrap! Our intrepid adventurers have fought all manner of beasties, braved the mindflayer's diabolical dungeon and emerged, triumphant, to-- what, exactly? They're outside, but it seems they're not out of the woods yet.

:sun: So what happens next? Story-wise, you're not going to know until next year. See, I'm off to the beach over summer where I'll have no internet access to speak of; so I'll hold off starting chapter two until I'm back to civilisation and properly settled into the new decade. Tentatively... February, I guess.

:painter: I'm not sure how to put this but I'd really like to see some of y'all draw my characters, but now that I'm out of town I can't reciprocate with an art trade or anything. But anyways I'd love to see you lot's interpretations of any of the gang, so don't be shy.

See you in 2010,
-Tim

:bulletorange: I've been playing with the WOTC character builder, and drawing some of the results- I have no use for the characters, so if you want 'em you can have 'em. They can be found here at my main account.

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'allo, 'allo.  Special greetings to those of you who found your way here from my tigermoph account.

Now here's the tale. Some time ago now a young fellow by the name of Little Timmy found himself in a game of 4E DnD, run under the ever-baleful eye of Dungeon Master Calron. Lil' Timmy's character and a ragtag bunch of other chaps woke up to find themselves- inexplicably- deep in the murky depths of a dungeon filled with a seemingly random selection of adventurers, monsters and loot.
Any situation like this is going to give rise to more than its fair share of comic-worthy moments; this account will serve to hold them. The whole concept revolves around me putting less effort into quality and more into comic content, and of course getting a decent number of strips out at a reasonable pace. I know that it is neither funny nor good, but I don't care and here's why.

Updates on or around every Saturday. Watch this space!

-->> Begin Reading <<--

Artist's tip: If you care more for pretty pictures than plot, start reading at page seven, where the artwork starts getting into its stride.

:icontigermoph:
-Catronia
  • Listening to: The Aquabats!
  • Reading: The Player's Handbook
  • Watching: Searching for traps
  • Playing: DnD 4th Ed.
  • Eating: Trail rations
  • Drinking: Twinings English Breakfast
:bulletgreen: Fifty strips in the bag means I'll take a moment to engage in a little introspection time. If there's anything I've picked up in the last year it's confidence. There was a time when this whole thing was a terrible task, and it took a great deal of time and effort to produce a fairly sub-standard three panel strip with inconsistent characters and no background. Now I'd consider a full comic page a day- from blank page to finished inks and scan- a perfectly reasonable goal if you put your mind to it.
There's a sneaking suspicion that this whole exercise hasn't been as useful as it could have been. It's been fourteen months and I have improved- as was the goal- but am still making a lot of the same mistakes. I want to use larger areas of black more, but I don't have the eye for it. Perhaps if I could borrow one each off Mike Magnolia and Frank Miller, then I'd have two and they'd each have one which is plenty.
I used to do a lot of digital fixing and colouring but now I tend to take the 'lazy' route and shade with grey brush markers. It's quicker and easier to control than my mouse. What's interesting is that I used to hate inks because I'd make terrible mistakes and have no way of fixing them. Now I am more confident to just splash around with ink and hang the consequences. Oddly enough I'm starting to inadvertently avoid digital colouring.

:thanks: I'd also like to take this chance to thank the little crowd of watchers and commenters that've been kind enough to stick around my corner of the web. It does make the experience a fair bit more enjoyable; as I've mentioned I thrive on thoughtful comments whether positive or negative, and you've all been very encouraging. Thanks a bundle!

-Tim

:bulletorange: I've been playing with the WOTC character builder, and drawing some of the results- I have no use for the characters, so if you want 'em you can have 'em. They can be found here at my main account.

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'allo, 'allo.  Special greetings to those of you who found your way here from my tigermoph account.

Now here's the tale. Some time ago now a young fellow by the name of Little Timmy found himself in a game of 4E DnD, run under the ever-baleful eye of Dungeon Master Calron. Lil' Timmy's character and a ragtag bunch of other chaps woke up to find themselves- inexplicably- deep in the murky depths of a dungeon filled with a seemingly random selection of adventurers, monsters and loot.
Any situation like this is going to give rise to more than its fair share of comic-worthy moments; this account will serve to hold them. The whole concept revolves around me putting less effort into quality and more into comic content, and of course getting a decent number of strips out at a reasonable pace. I know that it is neither funny nor good, but I don't care and here's why.

Updates on or around every Saturday. Watch this space!

-->> Begin Reading <<--

Artist's tip: If you care more for pretty pictures than plot, start reading at page seven, where the artwork starts getting into its stride.

:icontigermoph:
-Catronia