A New Year! - Monday, Jan 12th , 2009 I want to thank those of you that have stuck with me over the past few years, working on TroA when I could steal time. And the last year has been turbulent, I know. Updates have been random, slow, etc. I want to say ‘thank you’ today. I took some time, and got some stuff done. A four page update for you all. I hope you like it. Have a great new year! Win, prevail, and don’t give up on your resolutions, don’t adjust them, don’t even think that ‘not completing them’ is an option. Be a machine, a rhino, a tank, push on, you can rest later. You can sleep later. Be inspired and be unstoppable.


Paran
- Tuesday, Jan 6th , 2009 - First page of 09, whacky! I also had this done yesterday but forgot what day it was. Sorry guys. This is a new chpater everyone! Woohoo!


Jasper and Capp
- Saturday, Dec 27th , 2008 - I'll be out of town for a few days, but things are clearing up for me so I should be able to provide more updates soon. also we're in the final chapter, this next 28 pages should be the most intense in all of Aegis. And most of the story threads will be tied off. Hope you guys are still around, so glad the holidays are about over. Phew. =]


Jasper and Capp
- Saturday, Dec 20th , 2008 - I's been busy guys! But I managed to get a page done, it's kinda boring but required for the story to continue and all the ends to be tied up. You know the dirll. More soon. ^_^

Birthday - Thursday, Dec 5th , 2008 - The forum is gone. No one was using it and I was tired of deleting 250 spams everyday from bots. Sorry for all the junk emails you guys have been getting, it should stop now. Also, tomorrow is my birthday! I'm going to be having Apple Pie! ^_^


Hydromancer
- Sunday, Nov 30th , 2008 - I'm sorry everyone. I feel bad too. >_>


Hydromancer
- Friday, Nov 14th , 2008 - I think this is the first time I've been able to show any hydromancy in the comic at all. Originally the entire comic was all about high magic, etc, etc, and I look back, it's mostly bee talking and swordplay. ^_^


The Shivers.
- Tuesday, Oct 27th , 2008 - Been at an insane level of busy guys! But I'm happy! New page here, and art from others as well. Thanks! ^_^

Mokona

Maulgryve


Monday, Oct 20th , 2008
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Thanks for being patient guys, updates should be more frequent for now! Things are calming down around here, haha!


The Shivers.
- Monday, Oct 6th , 2008 - Hope everyone is doing well, thanks for swinging by. I didn't have time to do any vote incentives, sorry about that. I've been uber busy, but that is a good thing, I love having food! Stay cool guys. ^_^


I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.
- Monday, Sept 22nd , 2008 - Heya crew. Finally got that page up. Been crazy busy here at Castle BadHyp so sorry about the delays. Also, a picture from Mokona! She rocks.

I've also been cleaning house some, thinking of revamping the site a little when I get the time. If you want to see the gallery, or any of the other additional information about TRoA check out the TRoA Extras link to the left. Thanks guys! ^_^


Would you like some more mimosa?
- Monday, Sept 8th , 2008 - Hey guys! Thanks for swinging by. Things are unraveling for Calmbler, finally! Haha! I've really been enjoying seeing what you guys have to say about the latest batch of pages, hope I don't disappoint! ^_^


A sound that kills
- Monday, Sept 1st , 2008 - Thanks for stopping by everyone. We have a new page, new guest art, new page previews, lots of a new stuff. Please check it all out and let us know what you think on the right-hand shoutbox! It means a lot to us!

Thanks G_Dragon and Mokona! ^_^


They meet
- Monday, August 25, 2008 - Alright! News! TWO new pages guys. =] TWO! Be sure to read them both! Also, new vote incentive previews! Check those links to the left menu. Stuff it happening in TRoA guys! People are dying! Loose ends are being tied up! Hope you guys dig it. =]


They meet
- Monday, August 18, 2008 - Thanks for stopping by and checking out the new page. I enjoyed the last panel of this page a lot, hope you do as well. Elana's necklace is designed by a friend of mine, you can see the original design at the link below.

http://noadi.ecrater.com/category.php?cid=438206

They're awesome aren't they? I thought they looked very undine in nature.


They meet
- Monday, August 11, 2008 -Hey everyone, hope you're doing well. New vote incentives are up, although I think buzzes page is still messed up. If you look closely you can see Elana's necklace in the previous pages. Her necklace is based on a friend's designs. You can see them here.


Thanks for the great feedback and banter guys. Pretty soon we're going to see some major action, which should be fun. Also, new vote incentives. And lastly, if you look closely you can see Elana's necklace in the previous page, and the previews of next week's page. Her necklace is based on a friend's designs. You can see them here. Designed by Noadi.

http://noadi.ecrater.com/category.php?cid=438206

They're awesome aren't they? I thought they looked very undine in nature.



They meet
- Monday, July 31, 2008 -
Hope you guys like the new page. Also new vote incentives. Thanks guys. ^_^


They meet - Monday, July 27, 2008 -
Hey everyone, hope you're all doing well. The next few updates are kind of slow moments, but I hope I can do them justice. These are some of the most important pages in the entire story.

Also, check out this webcomic by an old friend of min. she has been doing an amazing job, and her printed version looks amazing. Check it out. Nemu Nemu!


Eyeball drinks rule!
- Monday, July 21, 2008 -
Alright guys, new page here. But I don't have next week's page done yet, so I don't have a vote preview. If you still want to vote, that'd rock and I think you. Next week's page is an important one, so tell your friends. =P Thanks for reading guys.


Eyeball drinks rule!
- Wednesday, July 16, 2008 -
Surprise update today! ^_^ Eyeball drinky time. Also new vote previews!


Eyeball drinks rule!
- Tuesday, July 15, 2008 -
Sorry for the delay guys, grrr, had a few issues so the page is a day late, I had it done though! Haha... just. kind of sleapty through all of monday... >_> New previews if you vote for us, on the lefthand link list.


You think you hate your job?
- Monday, July 07, 2008 -
Alright guys, check this out. TWO new pages to make up for last week, so be sure to check out BOTH new pages. Also, if you vote for TRoA you get previews of next week's page! That's right! I did THREE pages this week. Haha! I'm a mongoose! >_> Please keep coming back too! The more you visit the page, the more my hits go up, and the better my ads do, which buys me more time to work on TRoA. Phew. =P

Remember, two new pages! Read them both! ^_^


You think you hate your job? - Monday, June 16, 2008 -
Maybe Sadat can't take much more of his day job, eh?


Go get Paran - Monday, June 09, 2008 -
Hey guys, sorry it's a bit late in the day here. Haha. Look at Calmbler's finger though! That was worth the delay right? X_x



Meet a Kappa
- Monday, June 02, 2008 -
Hope you guys dig this, had to touch back with these guys, show a weird little guy they meet by the river. Haha. This scene actually came from a dream I had like, a few years ago. =P Hoice, Capp, and Jasper still try to make their way to the city, where Jasper's friends can offer them protection from Calmbler.

The last time we saw these two, three counting Hoice!


Sidestory!
- Monday, May 26, 2008 -
In this week's page, we see more Shaman stuff! Remember back when Tacklebox found the note?!


The Death of Rook Man.
- Monday, May 19, 2008 -
Hey guys, thanks for dropping by. Sorry about last week, some stuff came up, but it's pretty much better now. New page up, also new vote previews. To recap, the hounds attacked the gypsies that were harboring Rook, one got a hold of rook, and they fell into this river. Here we find out why rook might not survive such a fall!


I has a new chapter.
- Monday, May 05, 2008 -
Hope everyone is doing well. Here we finally get to see the gargoyle, hope he's not disappointing. Wonder what happened to Rook though? =\ Thanks for stopping by guys!


No previews? What!?
- Monday, April 21, 2008 -
Hey guys, new page up, but I've not got the next page even started. So I have no vote incentives this week, I'm sorry. I've been taking some classes, combined with work, it has put me behind. I will get caught back up I promise. =]

In any event, this is the end of a chapter, and the begining of a new chapter. This next chapter I believe will be the most exciting, and a lot will happen that effects the character's lives. I hope you like it.

Tons of new things. - Monday, April 21, 2008 -
I'm just gong to list'm!

New Page
New Mammal in the Bestiary
New Vote Incentives
New Great Taste
Links to my Old Comics Below
Only Half the Carbs of Other Leading Brands

Chatroom! Alright, mentioned that last week. X_x It's still kinda new. =\ It's shiny.

Fixed the first chapter, so it doesn't skip half the other chapter! Please go reread the first chapter guys! Geeze how did I make that mistake? Seriously, like ten pages were skipped!

First, links to my old comics, saved on DrunkDuck, check them out, but remember, they're old man. I'm not working on them anymore! =P

Technomancy
Wayfinder
Orcs
Procured
Rum's Tale

I think that is everything. Seriously though. Seems like a lot. That is why this update was a little slow. =] Sorry, it's like afternoon now. =[ Newest page below.


Chatroom applet added. - Monday, April 14, 2008 -
Hey guys, new page, new previews for vote incentives, thanks in advance if you look. ^_^ Also, got a chatroom applet up. You can stop by and say hi you wanna at the link below. Requires the latest java stuff however, so I hope it works for you. Most new browsers should have no problems. It may ask you to confirm something as well, depending on your security settings.

For those of you who are creators like me, I hope you're doing well and drawing, or writing, or creating, lots. I just wanted to encourage everyone to go create something today. Don't worry about how it is going to turn out. Don't make any big plans for it. Just go, and create and enjoy doing it.

When I was a kid, I’d sit at my desk and draw these goofy comics for like 6 to 8 hours a day. I spent every free moment away from school drawing these comics. I had stories man, and they needed telling. And of course, I look back at them, they’re terrible. Of course they were. BUT, I didn’t care. I enjoyed the act of creating them. We forget this I think in our race to be the best, to compete with others, etc. I don’t mean to say, ‘let yourself get sloppy’, or ‘don’t work hard.’ But just take time out and create for fun every so often. I think it is healthy and keeps your favorite hobby from becoming a job. Have fun. =]

Go now, and create. ^_^

-Hyptosis


Rook working like a dog!
- Monday, April 07, 2008 -
Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by again. No dialogue on this page! Wow, you’d think that’d make the job easier but it doesn’t. Not at all. Haha. =P Hope you guys dig it, trying to show a little time elapse here for Rook and his new friends.

Also, be sure to vote for us to see previews of next week's page. Thanks! ^_^

-Hyptosis


New stuff!
- Monday, March 31, 2008 -
Hey guys, thanks for stopping by. Finally we get a chance to see Eganzi a bit more, even though he might be a bit difficult to understand, eh? Eganzi is in fact the oldest character in the story. He was created 10 or more years ago, I'll have to look up the exact time. Pretty crazy, huh? Anyway, hope you guys dig this, I know the page suffers from floating head syndrome a bit, but it needed to be done to get the info and the recapping out there. Hope you guys don't mind. =]


New stuff!
- Monday, March 24, 2008 -
Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by. Sorry I didn't get this page uploaded this morning earlier, slept in a bit from a a late night of playing games with Finwik. Haha. ^_^

New vote previews up from next week's page if you vote for us to the left. We very much appreciate it! ^_^

This page shows us a big more about how the berzerkers hange shape, and how quickly it happens, we also learn more about their connection to the Ifrit military. And did Avatis make an ally or something? O_o We'll see. ^_^

-Hyptosis


New stuff!
- Monday, March 17, 2008 -
New page up guys, also added the cover of the print version of TroA over in the gallery if you’d like to see it. In this weeks page we get to learn a tad about the berzerkers, where they’re from by their name, and how they admire Avatis even though they just finished slaughtering his army. We also get to see their power, eh? This page was fun to draw if nothing else, hope you guys like it. ^_^


Cover

Also sorry about the downtime last week, shouldn’t happen again. Oh, and new page previews for vote incentives! ^_^ Thanks for all of the support guys!

-Hyptosis


New stuff!
- Tuesday, March 11, 2008 -
Hey guys, surprise update! Haha! Thought I'd add a big fancy art bar below to give a preview of the new page, so you always know you're on the newest page. I'll try this how, see how you guys like it. Thanks again. ^_^

Here we get the to see the conclusion of the battle bewteen the Undine army led by Avatis and the Ifrit Berserkers.

-Hyptosis


New stuff!
- Monday, March 10, 2008 -
Thanks for dropping by. Man the week has been chaos for me but I hope thing are going to wind down now. New page up here, and new vote previews as well. Come by the chatroom if you'd like, I should be more active now that things are calming down in my life. ^_^


Update
- Monday, March 3rd, 2008 -
Hey everyone, hope you're dong well. To the left you can see I added a link to Rum's Tale. It was this really old comic that I did, it isn't all that good, but I learned a lot, and it holds a special place in my heart. So there it is. ^_^ Also, new page, new page previews for vote incentives. Hope you vote for us and find the new page to your liking. ^_^

-Hyptosis

New stuff! - Monday, February 25, 2008 -
Hey everyone, this week we have a new page new previews, the usual. Also we get to meet a new character, another member of Marias’ crew. Hope you guys dig it. Thanks for coming by. =] Also, watched 3:10 to Yuma! Which was good, the ending was kinda weird, but a cool movie. I loved a lot of things that happened in it, and I found it to be entertaining.

-Hyptosis

New stuff! - Monday, February 18, 2008 -
New Page!
New Vote Incentives!
Forums link added!
Tons of typos fixed!

-Hyptosis


New page launch - Monday, February 11, 2008 -
Here we go. The new page has been launched! Let me know of any bugs you find. I hope you guys like the new tagboard as well. Trying to find one that will not fill with spam.

Also, new page up! And a new preview! =] Also, I'm going to try to update more than just once a week from now on, but I'm sticking with my monday update schedule. I'll try to have random updates on other days too though.

Thanks!

-Hyptosis


Working on the page - Thursday, February 07, 2008 -
I've been working pretty hard on this new page, I hope everyone likes it. It has put me a bit behind schedule on the comic, however I'm hoping to get back on track soon. My buffer of pages has been fully consumed. ^_^

-Hyptosis

Monday, January 28, 2008 - Hyptosis
New page up, new vote previews up! ^_^

Monday, January 21, 2008 - Hyptosis
Super busy day, so new page up! That is all! More later! Meep meep!

-Monday, January 14, 2008 - Hyptosis
Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the new page. Coming up on the end of this chapter rapidly! Also, new vote incentives up! At last, previews of next week’s page. Geeze, sorry about the delays, with the puppies and all it’s been a wreck here. Also, please stop by our chat room and have a talk. The creators of several popular online comics stop in time to time, so come by and say hello. =]

Web Comics Unite
#webcomicsunite
irc.sorcery.net
6667

Any irc client can get you in. ^_^

-Monday, January 07, 2008 - Hyptosis
Page 11 of chapter 5 up. Also, man is it weird typing/writing 2008 now. X_x

-Monday, December 31, 2007 - Hyptosis
Last day of this year. Geeze guys! O_O New page up, hope you enjoy... I'm frightened for the new year. =]

-Monday, December 24, 2007 - Hyptosis
Hey guys. Thanks for stopping by. Got a new page up, also have new vote previews up form the next page. Which isn't done yet because I'm behind and have no buffer. =P Been busy with puppies and car problems. Good fun. XD

Next week I'm going to try to get ahead on the comic and get some more of the story flushed out. Hope everyone is still able to keep up, I know with a webcomic like this with a slow moving story it can get confusing.

-Monday, December 17, 2007 - Hyptosis
Hello everyone! New page up, however I didn't get the vote incentives done this week, I'm sorry. X_x I'll get on the ball better next week. =]

-Monday, December 10, 2007 - Hyptosis
Thanks everyone, back on track with the main story now. I'm glad you got the Vineth story guys, I didn't want to have to explain it. I think maybe the only confusing part was that he DID get the thing the monks wanted him to get, he just had to leave his secret weapon behind in the process. They didn't have him leave it on purpose, no body knew he was using the King's Eye to win his battles. And for the most part still don't know. Of course now he just works for Calmbler.

Also new vote incentives!

-Monday, December 03, 2007 - Hyptosis
New update, kind of a bonus, hope you guys dig it. It is an 8 page story about Vineth Ratt's past. The new page link will take you to the cover, but there are 8 pages after that. Also, in two days I'll be older. Yup, the 5th is my birthday, and I just keep getting freaking older. X_x Anyway, thanks, stay cool, keep reading. Also new vote incentives! =P Thanks!

-Monday, November 26, 2007 - Hyptosis
Hey guys, man do I have tons of info this week. Alright, first, the previews may look a little odd for the next page. That is because it is a surprise, next Monday there will be a cool update, and then one every day for 8 days. Finwik and I did a 24 hour comic about Vineth Ratt. You can see there preview of on the vote pages. ^_^

Next up, our dog had pups! Yup! She had 13 too! Geeze, I was expecting like 6. They’re all doing fine with 5 girls and 8 boys. They’re all whiny as hell, and I’ve not been getting much rest since we have to cycle them by hand to make sure they all get enough food. Finwik has been a life saver.
http://www.lorestrome.com/trash/pups004.jpg

In bad news, had to remove the tag board, too much trouble filtering spam, thanks assholes, you ruined it for me! So if you need ot get in touch, use my hotmail account, it is hyptosis @. Or use the forum, you’ll need to post in the first area to let us know you’re not a bot, then we’ll give you access to the rest of the forum. =]

Also, stop by our chatroom sometime, the info on it is to the right hand side of this page.

Our chatroom also has a group sketch blog now, scope it out here.
http://community.livejournal.com/webcomicsunite/

-Monday, November 19, 2007 - Hyptosis
I guys, I gotta admit, painting battle scenes sounds a lot more fun that it is. This page took me nothing short of eons to complete. I’m not entirely happy with it either, but hey, it’s done right? =P I’ve been a tad sick, wheezing and coughing a bit regardless of the fact I spend no less than 4 hours in a gym per week. Dunno what is up with this year. I refuse to go take some medicine though and build a dependency. =] I’ll work through this. Otherwise I’m super peachy! Hope you’re all doing well! =P

Also, scope out our sketch blog at http://community.livejournal.com/webcomicsunite/ several of us webcomic producers will be posting our sketches there for fun, please stop by and check us out, of course right now there isn't much there, yet. =]

Also, my vote incentives are back, so in order to see previews of the next page, please vote. ^_^ But you don't have to, thanks! =P

-Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - Hyptosis
Alright, game on! We have a new page guys, sorry for all of the trouble, it shouldn't effect the comic again. I can't thank you guys enough for sticking with us.

-Thursday, November 8, 2007 - Hyptosis
Alright everyone, I’m back for an update. I’ll go start from finish up to my current status on this bs.

On Halloween an animal control officer came, wrote me a ticket, and said my dog attacked three old ladies. My dog was in my bedroom, and I was taking a shower. So unless my dog figured out how to use the window, there was no way, but I was called a liar, and told if they report it again they’d take my dog. Finwik and I moved to a street primarily inhabited by the elderly, in hopes of not being bothered and enjoying a nice quiet street. We were wrong in doing so.

The report said my pitbull attacked them, the cop asked to see my pitbull, so I brought out my mastiff. I informed him I don’t own a pitbull, then he changed his story saying they specifically said mastiff. I’ve never been so mad in my entire life. But what could I do, so I let him play the big man just in hopes of getting out with as little trouble as I could, the next day I planned to ship my dogs to my mothers until Finwik and I could move. Finwik was crushed, and just seeing her upset was enough to make me want to break the fat fuck’s arm, but anyway. But obviously I didn’t. =]

I went up and down the street the following two days talking with people, no one besides these old ladies even knew we had a dog, let alone seen it attack anyone. I also found out two of the ladies are legally blind, one only having one eye, she lost her other one somehow, the third is mentally handicapped.

I finally broke down and went to meet the women, to try to punch some holes in their story. They were a mess, nothing they said made sense, and ultimately I gave up since they clearly couldn’t keep their story right. I told them my dog wore a red collar, in hopes they’d say that next time they reported me, however my dog has always worn a blue collar. Anyway, that hasn’t happened.

So I’ve been working on the house, planting plants, digging up some stumps, etc, getting it ready to sell since we’re moving the hell out of her now, turns out the crazy old ladies weren’t lying. I mean, they were wrong, but I think it might have been an honest mistake. It turns out someone on our street does own an aggressive dog almost as big as my mastiff. The same color, part great dance, and part something else. It was bothering a walker and I went to help her, and then it chased me through three yards until I got to my porch and it stopped.

Sooooooo… I called animal control, and told them, they basically said ‘Yeah, right.” And blew me off. I went and talked to the old ladies, they apologized, and said they’d call animal control on the matter. As far as I know animal control never came out but at least maybe we won’t get the rap again. And that jackass wannabe cop hasn’t come back by either, he was supposed to, but hasn’t.

Anyway, so I take my dogs to the vet for their shots, I’m talking to the vet’s assistant because she’s in love with mastiffs, and I tell her and the vet the story. Turns out the person who owns the dog lives two houses down from me, one of the few houses I didn’t go to, and is like best friends with the assistant…. So I feel bad telling her I called animal control on her friend. The dog came from an abused home, and the lady who owns it has been taking care of it, I guess when she’s gone, the dog has figured out how to open the gate. I’m not sure. Anyway, so I did the animal control people’s job, the assistant said she’d talk to her friend, I THINK all is well.

Sooo. As of right now, we still have our dogs, no one is mad at us, I don’t have to pay any ticket, I’m still not sure about it going on my record though. Animal Control doesn’t seem to want to talk to me very much anymore. We’re still working on the house, and we’re going to move, but at least it isn’t an emergency move anymore. When I can, I’ll try to work on TRoA some more, it’s been killing me not being able to work on it. Thanks everyone so much for the support.

-Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - Hyptosis
Hey everyone, I'm sorry to report the comic is not going to be updated for a while. I know you all just donated money to help me out, and I'll be back soon. The people on my street have ganged up on me, and reported my dog attacked someone. Which is of course not true since I was with my dog durring the time of the 'attack', and the 60 hours before the time, but they're just scarred because of the size of my mastiffs. Which are both harmless aside from stepping on your feet. Anyway, Finwik and I have to move or they're going to take our dogs away, I already have a ticket to pay. There is nothing we can do, I hope in the next few weeks we'll have a new place and be back online. Sorry everyone, trust me, I bet I'm more upset than you.

See you guys then. I'll try to keep you all filled in.

See Our Boy Here

-Monday, October 29, 2007 - Hyptosis
New page up guys! Only two more days on the donation drive and you won't have to look at me stinking meter anymore! Thanks a million everyone!

-Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Hyptosis
Here is the new donation page, thanks you so much everyone! You've only been supportive towards me and I appreciate it.

Also, new vote incentives. =]

-Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - Hyptosis
Hey guys, thanks a million for the donations, as you can see I've reached the quota for the next page, wich will be done and up tomorrow. Thanks so much guys! You can see previews of the next page as vote incentives. =]

-Monday, October 22, 2007 - Hyptosis
Just a cover up today guys, but tommorrow I'll have a new page up. Check out yesterdays page too!

-Sunday, October 21, 2007 - Hyptosis
Hey everyone, thanks for the hits and donations. It has been a tremendous help, I'll be ending the drive in about ten days. I uploaded a new page today, as well as new vote incentives, so check that out. Also, there will be another page tomorrow, so check back! Thanks again everyone, this ends chapter four! =]

-Monday, October 15, 2007 - Hyptosis
Well, here we are, the middle of the month. =P And here's today's page, hope you guys dig it. Thanks for the donations and votes guys. it really helps out a lot. =]

Also, new vote incentives! =]

-Thursday, October 11, 2007 - Hyptosis
Hey, thanks for the donations guys. It means the world to me. I have uloaded the next page as promised, thanks again!

Also, new vote incentives up! Check'm out if you will. ^_^

-Monday, October 08, 2007 - Hyptosis
Thanks for the support and hits guys. Hope you liked the music last week. =P

News this week is I'm holding my first ever donation drive. I've done TRoA for a year and a half and this is the first, and hopfully last time, I have to ask for money. =] I've always had the donation option, I thank those of you who have used it in the past years. I just hope I don't ever have to ask for cash again, just hard times with medical expenses and needing new tools.

Also, vote incentives this week are next week's page! So scope it out and vote for us too if you'd like. ^_^

Oh, almost forgot, I've revamped the cover pages to all of the chapters. I wanted them to match, and to have more meaning than the previous ones that just had the random symbols on them. Let me know your thoughts if you check them out! Thanks. =]

Thanks again everyone, you guys rock! =]

-Monday, October 01, 2007 - Hyptosis
Hey everyone, thanks for all the feedback. Hope you enjoy the new page. I totally did not mean for Eganzi to seem like Jack Sparrow. =\

You totally should come by our chat room sometime. Just jump on irc and head to the following...

Web Comics Unite
#webcomicsunite
irc.sorcery.net
6667

Check out our vote incentives this week guys! It is detailed shots of the page, I think you'll like them. =]

-Monday, September 24, 2007 - Hyptosis
Two new pages up guys. Just be sure to click the 'next'n button when viewing the newest page, as there is a second new page. =P

-Monday, September 15, 2007 - Hyptosis
Alright, we have a new page. Also, under the story section, in the races area, we've added 6 pages of new information on the Gnome race. Hope you guys dig it. The Undine are next! =P

Also, some of you posted on the tagboard about an RSS. I admit I know nothing of how these things work, but we're also on Drunkduck, and they have a built in RSS tool thing. So here is the link, hope tis is what you guys needed. ^_^
RSS

Thanks everyone! stay cool! =]

-Monday, September 10, 2007 - Hyptosis
Hey everyone! Thanks for checking us out. =P Hope you enjoy the new page. I've been frantic, but I'm hoping to get back ahead of schedule soon and having the page previews back up and functioning, thank you to those who have been voting anyway! ^_^

-Monday, September 03, 2007 - Hyptosis
Phew, sorry for the delay. And this page isn't my strongest, trust me, it's just been a hell of a wekk. Next week's page will be a lot better. =]

-Monday, August 20, 2007 - Hyptosis
New page up. More violence! =P

-Monday, August 13, 2007 - Hyptosis
Hey everyone! Got the new page up. Thanks for the support, the votes, etc. Means a lot to me. Hope you enjoy the new page. It was a rough one to draw, took forever. Also, on that rss feed some of you wanted.

If you read the comic here, at the top of the page is a black RSS button. I'm told it is an RSS feed as I don't know much about them myself.

-Monday, August 06, 2007 - Hyptosis
New page up. Phew. Hope you guys like it! =P

-Friday, August 03, 2007 - Hyptosis
I know. It isn't monday. Early update. One page. Enjoy. ^_^

-Monday, July 29, 2007 - Hyptosis
Alright, new page up. I love Sadat and I've been excited about this scene for a while. I know some of you have felt the story to be too slow and lacking action, but I promise some intense action is just around the corner here. Stay cool guys, and vote fo rus to see previews of next week's page! Although the previews ARe a tad boring. ^_^

Just wanted to keep this on the frontpage. Come by and say hi man. Let your friends know about us too. =]

Web Comics Unite
#webcomicsunite
irc.sorcery.net
6667

Thanks. You don't have to be into webcomics to come say hi either. Don't be a Stifly Stifferson.

-Monday, July 23, 2007 - Hyptosis
Phew, alright. New page up. Also, the vote previews are back. Sorry about the downtime there. To vote for us, and see parts of next week’s page! Thanks for reading guys! Stay cool!

-- Character Creation --

I wanted to talk about character creation this week. Now I’m no master, but I do have a few tips you guys might like to hear. I’m mostly going to try to talk about the physical creation of the character.

Shape: Alright, think about you character’s shapes. Try to make those shapes part of the character’s creation every time you draw him or her. If you look at Brond, he’s essentially a cube, with a hemisphere for a head. He takes no time to draw. Capp, his body is a rough wedge, his head is kind of a cube with a triangle on the bottom. Etc. Think about these, and if you use different shapes for different characters, it’ll show in the end. The human eye is lazy, and it reads the shapes quickly without even realizing. Think, “Would my reader be able to tell who this is simply by their silhouette.” Obviously this isn’t necessary for every character. I know Avatis and Jasper would look alike it was just their silhouettes. But almost everyone else you’d be able to identify.

Height: I can’t stress this one enough. If you make all of your characters have different heights, and you’re consistent with it. It will become part of what identifies them. There isn’t much more to say other than to DO this. It helps a lot.

Color: Not as literal as I take it in TroA, color can be very important in telling where a person is from or what they are like. Red is passionate, a person who wears reds and warm colors will often feel powerful or filled with life. There are tons of articles on this all over the place, and it wouldn’t do any good for me to repeat them. But just be aware of it. Color is vital. Hair color can give you instant info on where someone is from as can his or her skin color. Types of clothing combined with popular colors can convey if someone is part of a team, or an organization. Just think of these things as you create your world. It’ll pay off in the end. Chances are, no one will notice all this hard work, but it is there and makes your world tangible.

Also…

Hey everyone, just wanted to say a friend and I started a chatroom based on webcomic chat over on sorcerynet if any of you wanna stop by and say hi. Nothing special, but since we were already on the network, why not? =]

Web Comics Unite
#webcomicsunite
irc.sorcery.net
6667

Thanks. You don't have to be into webcomics to come say hi either. Don't be a Stifly Stifferson.

-Monday, July 16, 2007 - Hyptosis
New page is up, sorry no prviews for the next page, I'm behind. Also wanted to talk about inspiration.

Inspiration.

Sometimes I have a little trouble getting inspired. I’m sure we all do. After I’ve spent all day coloring someone else’s work or drawing storyboards, I’m tired of looking at the computer screen, I just want to watch tv, or play some games, or sleep, etc. There’s NO drive to work on what needs to be worked on, my own stuff. What I usually do is just go to the park or workout for a little bit, take a shower, anything to rest my eyes for an hour. Then I come back and get to work on my own stuff. You just have to realize, it isn’t ‘Should I do it tonight?’ it is ‘I am going to do this tonight.’ That’s just how it is, so you better get inspired.

If you know you should be working on something, then you need to get yourself inspired so what you produce isn’t half-assed. That’s all there is to it. The first key to this, at least for me, is to find what inspires me. There are a few books I keep within arm’s reach of my work area, Spectrum, Blacksad, Pride of Baghdad, Blad eof the Immortal. Skydoll, and tons of conceptart books. Art of Halo, Halflife 2, Lord of the Rings, Warcraft, etc. Now, these books are sort of related to my own work. TroA is my baby because I enjoy making the world more than making the comic. So I keep that kind of stuff around me at all times. When I play games, I want to work on games, when I read books about world creation or look at amazing comic art done by my favorite artists, I want to work on comics and create.

So identify what inspires you. Then keep it nearby. When you say, “I need to be making a page right now.” Then pick up one of these, read ten pages, then put it down and use that drive. Realize, you have to start before you can finish, and there’s nothing in the book you’re reading that you can’t one day do. Those books (or whatever inspires you) are your fuel, and your pencil is your rocket ship.

Be careful not to use these as a form of procrastination though. I’m guilty of picking up a book, planning to read ten pages to get fired up to work, then reading thirty. Don’t do this! You need that time to get your work done, read enough to get going, then put it away. It’ll always be there and you might need those additional pages for more inspiration later! =P

And don’t get discouraged, just work and create!

-Monday, July 09, 2007 - Hyptosis
New page up. Thanks for reading! ^_^

-Thursday, July 05, 2007 - Hyptosis
I get a lot a questions about how I manage to keep working on TroA. How I don’t get distracted, upset, etc. But I do! I get discouraged all the time! It happens to the best of us. But the key to creating a comic, is to keep at it. Don’t listen to anything negative that anyone has to say. If you’re making pages, you’re training yourself. You have to be able to tell the difference between the haters and the people who are giving advice. If someone’s being an ass, don’t even finish reading what they have to say. It’ll just bother you and make the next page more difficult to make.

If they’re trying to help, don’t blow up at them, and don’t take it to heart. Creating a comic is like exercise, you’re practicing. My ONLY goal with TroA was that when I reach the last page, it’s two or three times better than the first pages. I can see improvements in my work, and looking back at the early pages inspire me. I can see how much better I’ve gotten. Don’t worry if you first pages aren’t up to par with your latest pages. If they were, then you’re not improving anymore.

That’s Hyp’s Helpful Hint for today. =P

-Monday, July 02, 2007 - Hyptosis
Hey everyone. I got a new page up as usual. Also over at Drunkduck I invited readers to send me art of Ricket, which I planned to make into a mosaic portrait of him. Well here it is. ^_^ Totally fun, and everyone who sent stuff was super cool.


Ricket Mosaic

Here are the rockin' people who helped me out with this. =]

Ashton k.

Brandom :
http://www.drunkduck.com/Monologue/

Nerdsareinvading :
http://www.drunkduck.com/nerd_squared/

Kenders (Wheeler Manis) :
http://www.drunkduck.com/The_Kaldoreian_Enders/index.php

Raivian :
http://www.drunkduck.com/Tiranian/index.php

Jeremiah Tidmore

Mandie Dawn :
http://www.drunkduck.com/Blissful_Misfortune/

Randal Fisics

-Monday, June 25, 2007 - Hyptosis
I’ve been rereading all of the Andrew Loomis books I’ve got. Great stuff, wish I had a better grasp on it. I do enjoy the bit in ‘Successful Drawing’ when he mentions how people often misconstrue learned understanding with talent, often assuming the latter. Heh, you artists know what I’m talking about. I’ve always hated the word ‘talent’, it makes it sound like it just comes to you, rather than you working and studying like a dog for every drop of it. I mean, I see talent, yes, I see 15 year olds who have a better understanding of light and shadow and shape than I ever will, but not often. Most great artist worked their fingers to the bone to get where they are. Anyway, there’s the end of today’s rant. =P Stay cool. -Hyp

Oh, also, new page up! ^_^

-Monday, June 18, 2007 - Hyptosis
Just for fun, here are to characters who could never play link, from Legend of Zelda. =P Also, new page up today.


Can't Play Link... nope...

-Monday, June 11, 2007 - Hyptosis
New page up. Update vote previews. That is all! ^_^ Thanks for reading!

-Monday, June 04, 2007 - Hyptosis
Hey everyone! ^_^ Hope you're all doing well. I got a new page up, and new vote incentives. Been busy, busy, so sorry for waiting until freaking noon to upload the page! =P

-Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - Hyptosis
Hey everyone, Finwik and I got together and picked a list of actors we think could play the characters of Aegis. This was just for fun, and if money in the case was no object. =P


Acting Choices

-Monday, May 28, 2007 - Hyptosis
Hey everyone, new page up, but sorry about the vote reward this week. I don't have the next page done yet, so all I could upload was piece of the thumbnails, nothing more than noodly little sketches right now. In any event, thanks for reading again, have a good week. ^_^

-Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - Hyptosis
Here we have the conclusion to the chibi page.

-Monday, May 21, 2007 - Hyptosis
New page up! New vote previews up! Thanks guys!

-Sunday, May 20, 2007 - Hyptosis
Did a picture of Paran for the ladies. *wink* Didn't have time to shade it though. =[

-Saturday, May 19, 2007 - Hyptosis
Just for giggles I decided to post a funny chibi page. Thought you guys might get a kick out of it. ^_^

-Friday, May 18, 2007 - Hyptosis
Decided to give a random update this week. I promised you guys I'd make up for down time due to my health. Here it is. Hope you enjoy, next page monday as usual.

Also, new vote incentives. Please vote for TRoA to help it get more coverage and readers. =] Thanks for the support in any event. ^_^

-Friday, May 18, 2007 - Hyptosis
Had to remove adsense. Their filters didn't work and I was tired of seeing political crap all over my comic site. Real good ad choices there google. So as of now, there are no ads on the site anymore. Didn't make enough money to help anyway.

-Monday, May 14, 2007 - Hyptosis
New chapter! I never expected to make it so far. I'm very excited. Also, new vote previews, and a gigantic cityscape. Well, not gigantic, but large. Also, you can see the making of the cityscape here. I thought you guys might like to see that. Ignore my crazy hair, it was unruly day.

Anyway, I know a big city isn't much to look at, but it took a while to draw, and I don't have the next page done yet. Sorry, hope you like it anyway! ^_^

-Monday, May 07, 2007 - Hyptosis
Hey everyone. Hope you’re doing well. I’ve got a new page up, AND, if you can believe it, I got updates up for vote incentives again. It’s been like two months since I’ve been able to do this. So vote incentives are back up. =] I’m going to try very hard to stay ahead of schedule from here on out, I’ve mostly caught up with work, and if I stay ahead enough, it shouldn’t be a problem. =P Thanks for sticking with me, and for sending me encouragement every so often. =P

Also, this is the last page of chapter three. Didn’t end like I’d like, but it’s a cliffhanger. So the next page will indeed be the first page of chapter four! O_o

-Thursday, April 26, 2007 - Hyptosis
My studio just got a really awesome movie type deal, which I can't talk about, and I have to work on it over the weekend. Just letting everyone know ahead of schedule that I won't be able to get this page in on time.

On the health front, it seems I might have found a really good doctor, who's willing to look at my heart, so I'm super happy about that.

-Monday, April 23, 2007 - Hyptosis
Hi guys. It is I. Hyptosis. Got the new page up, thanks for waiting. Also wanted to plug these pictures, they're not related to TRoA but I thought you guys might like them.

http://www.lorestrome.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=311

Hope you're all doing well. More to come. =] Sorry I've not updated the vote incentives, I'll get back on that soon I promise.

-Monday, April 16, 2007 - Hyptosis
Hey everyone! We're back with Capp and Jasper now, I've gotten a lot of questions about the creature behind them, and hopefully I'll be able to shed some light on that now. I know I leave things hanging sometimes, it's a habit, what can I say?

Also. Guys, seriously, thanks for the support. You've all been super to me and it means a lot and I've made a lot of new friends. Thanks for sticking with me through the tough. I couldn't ask for cooler readers. Thank you.

-Monday, April 09, 2007 - Hyptosis
I didn't get this week's page done yet. I'm sorry, I did draw this though, hope you guy's like it. I'll try to get a page up later this week. Thanks everyone. ^_^


Avatis and Elana

-Monday, April 2, 2007 - Hyptosis
Hey guys, managed to get one done today. Almost did the entire thing in one sitting. Hope you like. ^_^

-Friday, March 30, 2007 - Hyptosis
God, I hate hate hate to do this. But I’ve got to announce a short pause on Aegis. Just when we were starting to get some readers. But my health is too bad to keep it up, I’ve got so many medical bills I’m going to have to get a second job, which pretty much ends any chance of me having time for Aegis. I’ll try to keep updating, but I can’t promise any updates anymore.

Besides the time we had an ice storm, and was without power for an entire month, I’ve never missed a single update. Even managed to have bonus updates every couple of months. Sorry everyone. This sucks so bad. And I love you all for supporting this. I will try my hardest to update at least once a week; I just can’t guarantee what day anymore.

Please don’t give up on me, I hope you guys understand. Don’t remove us from your list of comics to check in on, I promise to still update, I just don’t know what days I’ll be able to anymore. I don’t want to loose the readership that was so hard to earn. There just isn’t enough time in the day anymore.

-Monday, March 26, 2007 - Hyptosis
Hey guys, few things for news today.

First, sorry I don't have the next page done, so you can't get a preview of the next page by voting. I'm sorry. =[ You can still vote though. Just sayin' >_>

Also, I've obtained a new job as a colorist for an upcoming comic, so my time will be cut even shorter per week by... well... a freakin' lot. I don't think this will effect my updates, since I only officially update every monday, but I seriously doubt you'll be seeing any multiple updates like I've done over the past few weeks.

Otherwise, hope you guys are still enjoying the comic, let me know your thoughts. Stay cool guys. =]

-Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - Hyptosis
New page up. Am I awesome or what?

-Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - Hyptosis
New page up. =]

-Monday, March 19, 2007 - Hyptosis
Hey everyone. I realize the last page didn’t make much sense. Hope the next one does. I was trying to be clever and use Rook’s point of view. =P Anyway.

In unrelated but incredibly awesome news, check out this little creepy bit of computer magic.

http://www.youtube.com/

-Monday, March 12, 2007 - Hyptosis
Uploaded a new page. Wanted to do more but wasn't able to.

-Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - Hyptosis
Uploaded a new page. Not much news or anything. ^_^

-Monday, March 05, 2007 - Hyptosis
Hey everyone, hope you're all doing well. I got a new page up, and also uploaded four new pages to the Ifrit history section. there isn't a lot of rhyme nor reason to it, but we're just kind of doing it as we go. This way I can ref back to it as I write the story.

Here is the new Ifrit History Stuff

Also, this page is the last pencil page I’ve done. The future pages will be inked again. I see a lot of great work done solely in pencil and color, but I’ve yet to master it. Thanks for being patient. =P I’m sure I’ll do it again in the future, not inking the pages sure saved a lot of time though.

And thanks for the voting guys, we’ve been getting more and more hits and more and more votes. I really appreciate the support guys. I honestly don’t care if the comic becomes popular or not, I just want it to be enjoyed by someone. =]

-Monday, February 25, 2007 - Hyptosis
I hate this whole ‘style’ thing. I hate these classifications we feel the urge to tape to every damned piece of art we see. I understand it is human nature, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.

This is anime, this is manga, this is American, etc etc. I use these terms here because I hear them a lot when I’m receiving crits. And I use ‘crits’ loosely. I mean, I love real crits. They’re helpful, they help you see things you missed. They let you know where you’re weak. But I don’t understand how “This is too anime” or “This is too American” has any place in a crit. Unless you know, you’re apply for a job or something, then it might be an issue with a publisher or something.

I don’t try to make my work look like anime, if it does, it just does, With the exceptions of a small handful of Miyazaki movies I don’t even watch anime, I mostly watch Disney and Don Bluff if anything. I’ve never read a manga. Blade of the Immortal does not count, because it is in a genre of it’s own. =P I don’t hate anime, I don’t hate manga, don’t mistake this as some kind of attack. I also don’t like most american garbage either. ‘Heroes’ bouncing around in spandex can go only so far. I just don’t know why it matters if my art resembles this stuff or not. And then the manga/anime fans often say my work is too american. Well, I’m american! What the heck?

I do have to admit, that when I list my comic on a place like drunkduck or something. I often list it under manga, but I also try to list it under american or whatever the us equivalent is on the site. I do this because I’m american, and most of the readers of my comics also enjoy manga. But make no mistake, I’m not trying to be either. =P I just want to draw and have fun. And become a great artist and storyteller someday.

When I see art I don’t like, be it too american or to anime or whatever, I just stop looking. I don’t go through the motions to say it out loud as an insult. I’m not as wound up as this might sound, I just don’t know where these people come from. =P

Anyway, I’d love to know what you guys think about this. Let me know.

Oh, and new page up as usual. ^_^

-Monday, February 19, 2007 - Hyptosis
Uploaded a new page, got vote images updated. Sorry about getting behind there guys. =]

-Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - Hyptosis
I ambushed Finwik and snapped a picture of our shirt. I still managed to keep her secret identity just that too. =]

-Monday, February 12, 2007 - Hyptosis
New page up as usual! =P

Finwik and I made some changes to previous pages. We went through and fixed a lot of small things tha bug us. I SO wanted to just redraw half the pages, but I can't do that. Onward, looking back does no good! =P You might wanna check out page 15 of chapter one and page 2 of chapter 3. They had major changes. Thanks guys. ^_^

The changes the we made to previous pages entail…

Chapter One ---
Page 7: Minor Dialogue Change
Page 14: Fixed Grammar
Page 15: Changed the Child’s Face, Added Dialogue
Page 17: Fixed Grammar
Page 23: Minor Dialogue Change

Chapter Two ---
Page 6: Spelling Error Remedied
Page 13: Spelling Error Remedied
Page 15: Spelling Error Remedied

Chapter Three ---
Page 1: Fixed Grammar
Page 2: Changed Rook’s Face, Fixed Grammar
Page 4: Dialogue Change

That’s it! ^_^

-Friday, February 09, 2007 - Hyptosis
I've uploaded a new page, as well as two images. One of the villains, and the other of a soon to come character named "Songbird."


The Evil Players


Songbird

-Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - Hyptosis
Well, as some of you might have noticed, I've not been around for a few days. Like 25 days. Sorry. I've never missed an update on the comic before, but we had an ice storm and didn't have power or the net or anything for almost a month. I just got it back today. You can read about it here and see pictures too.

I'll be uploading 5 pages to compensate for the absence. Hope I didn't lose any readers over this crap. It was expensive, and a complete pain since our heating is electric it was freaking cold. =]

-Friday, January 12, 2007 - Hyptosis
Updated the geography page with a road map of the main lands. You can see the distance between Wesous (where Elana lives) and Brager (where Rook, Jasper, and Capp are fleeing from) isn't that much. The ruins lay somewhere in the middle. I'll upload a more detailed map with all those goodies later. ^_^

-Thursday, January 11, 2007 - Hyptosis
Updated the Bestiary with a new creature =P Be sure to enlarge the image.

-Tuesday, January 09, 2007 - Hyptosis
Uploaded a silly sketch of Elana being 'snooty' done just for fun. People say my expressions need more work, so expect more of this stuff. =]

-Monday, January 08, 2007 - Hyptosis
New page as usual. Seems our characters are getting to eat for the first time in a day or two. =P I wanted to show how they're getting closer to the borders of the Undine nation. See how there is more blue in the world, the grass is greener and world is more alive? That was what I was attempting to do anyway. =]

Be sure to check out this week's previews! Impeding doom and stuff! Oh my!

- Saturday, January 06, 2007 - Hyptosis
Updated the geography page with a city map just for fun. =P I should have labeled some locations but bleh, whatever. It isn't very accurate anyway. ^_^

- Monday, January 01, 2007 - Hyptosis
Well, I survived another year... phew. Hope you're all doing well. Here is this week's page. I wanted to do more, but couldn't, work and all that. Speaking of work, if any of you'd like to commission me please shoot me an e-mail at gmail.com. I go by Hyptosis on there. All proceeds support the comic, ‘cause I won't have to go pump gas for a living and can stay home and draw comics. =P

- Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - Hyptosis
Alright,got the incentives uploaded. Sorry about that guys. ^_^

- Monday, December 25, 2006 - Hyptosis
Alright, I don't have the next page done, I have today's page done! But I can't show any sneak peaks as vote incentives since the next pages isn't done. I'll get them up as soon as possible. But todays page is done! And Happy Winter's day ro whatever you celebrate! =P

- Saturday, December 23, 2006 - Hyptosis
Hey guys. Hope you’re all doing well. I really appreciate all the support and feedback you’ve been giving me over the last week. It means a lot to me and I take it all to heart. ^_^ I made a few updates this time, the new votes incentives will now change every time I update the comic. Since I wasn’t staying on schedule, from now on the vote incentives are sneak peaks of the next page. You’ve been voting a lot for me and I feel like I should do something more for you guys than I was.

I also updated the character section with info on three of the newer characters. Hope you enjoy that stuff. =P Lemme see… what else…. Dangit, there was something else but it has slipped my mind now. I will update on Monday as usual, this is just a bonus update or whatever. =P

Have a fun holiday too! ^_^

- Monday, December 18, 2006 - Hyptosis
Got a new page up. Also priced printing to be around 20 bucks an issue, for about 60 pages of full color. What do you guys think? Too high? I dunno. =\ Seems high to me.


Merry Winter!

- Friday, December 15, 2006 - Hyptosis
I accidently saved over page 3 of chapter three. So I redrew it! I think it looks better. Also fixed the tip jar link, guess it was borked! And I'm working on a cafepress option to help support the comic. ^_^

- Monday, December 11, 2006 - Hyptosis
Hey guys, intro a new character? Hope you like, sorry I couldn't update with more this week.

- Monday, December 04, 2006 - Hyptosis
Tomorrow is the day of mah berth. I's gonna eat cake and ride the llama! If you know what I mean... eh? Eh? Wink wink. Eh? Anyway, new pages up. =P

- Friday, December 01, 2006 - Hyptosis
Another page up today, just like 20 hours later. =P Someone pointed out to me today that the Tamarant Hounds look like Whippets. I didn't even know what one was and had to google it. I expect Star Wars monsters or something with a name like that. XD But they DO look just like them! I wanted them to be a scrawny rat-dog, and it turns out one of those already exists! =P

- Friday, December 01, 2006 - Hyptosis
New page up, and four days 'til my birthday! ^_^

- Monday, November 27, 2006 - Hyptosis
Four page update, that is all. *bows*

- Monday, November 20, 2006 - Hyptosis
Hey guys, got a new page up, and also did this dandy little picutre of a Dryad chasing down a Frost Drake on horseback. I've also added it as a wallpaper reward for any donations made via the donate button to the left. You can see a smaller version in the gallery, or by clicking the link below. ^_^ Thanks!

I set up a paypal donate option with a wallpaper sized thank you of this image. Paypal's donation tools are acting pretty stupid right now, so if it doesn't take you to the image, let me know and I'll get it to you. ^_^

- Monday, November 13, 2006 - Hyptosis
I finally get to introduce the Shaman! Those of you that know me know I've been talking about him for months and months now. =] At least since the middle of this year. He has some really fun and cool tricks up his sleeves that I hope you guys like.

- Monday, November 6, 2006 - Hyptosis
Hey guys, uploaded the new page, and also uploaded some art under the gallery section. Just sketches of Elana. ^_^

- Monday, 30, 2006 - Hyptosis
Big update today, only one page, but I finished the Ifrit section of the webpage, which you can view here. ^_^ I also updated one page as usual. =]

- Monday, 23, 2006 - Hyptosis
Uploaded two new pages. You guys at drunkduck got a sneak peak last week. =P they front paged TRoA so I had to do something. ^_^ Anyway, hope you like the new pages. I'm getting to a section with some monsters, finally! I love monsters, and have just been a mess waiting to get to them. =P

- Friday, 16, 2006 - Hyptosis
Got a new page up. And uploaded some small, but new features to the site. Going to try to make more time for more work next week. Stay cool guys. ^_^

- Friday, October 13, 2006 - Hyptosis
Didn't do a lot today, just added some info on the races under the story section of the site. Mostly a place holder for now, hope to add lots more later, like wardrobe info, and cultural things, also working on fonts for each race that will be available for download. ^_^

- Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - Hyptosis
Guys, I can't thank you enough for all the support you've been giving the comic. For the first time, and I know this might not be a big deal, but it is to me, TRoA was in the top 100 on buzzcomix. Horray! I think we got bumped back down to like 115 by the time I got around to typing this. =D But still, we were there!

- Monday, October 09, 2006 - Hyptosis
Fixed some text errors on previous pages, as well as some spelling errors on the links page. >_> I'm also working on a halloween picture. XD Also added some new vote incentives. ^_^ I drew Ricket's neck too thin, but it was the only way to fit him in a moogle suit!

- Monday, October 2nd, 2006 - Hyptosis
Lots of stuff going on, I hope you’re all doing well. I’ve finally got this section finished! I’m so happy. I also went back and fixed a few things, on page nine Avatis was cross-eyed! I can’t believe I missed it, and for so long. I’ve remedied that issue now. Heh.. it was pretty funny though. Once I noticed it. >_>

I also get to work on Sadat more, I really like his character and love any chance to further explore him. Originally he wasn’t even a main character you know. I rewrote much of the story to work him in because I though he looked cool. ^_^

I was going to try to work on the Orcs comic a bit, but choose to do extra pages for TRoA instead. So I really hope you guys like this update, there is like 20 hours worth the work in it. =D There is a bit of gore and violence though, just a warning.

I've also been working on the links page. I think I might end up removing the banner and just using text links, even though it doesn't look the coolest, it makes my job of keeping them organzied a lot easier. But for now I moved stuff around and tried to make it aesier to navigate in.

In other news, I had to make some changes on the forum, I know this will cut down on the number of people who register and post sadly, but it is a sure fire way to keep the spambots from flooding all of the threads. You have to post in the introduce yourself thread first, to show you’re not a bot, then I’ll personally add you to the usergroup that can post in the other channels. I’ve added tons of little spambot fixes but none seem to be sure fire, and so far this has worked very well.

I know the tag board is wonky, for some reason, it doesn't show when you post. If you refresh the page it does. It just isn't refreshing the board, but the posts are making it through. I've not had a chance to open it up yet and look at it. But the double posts really aren't a problem. ^_^

We've been slowly moving up the ladder on the Buzz and TWC pages, thanks a million guys. I really do appreaciate it. ^_^ I'll try to update more often, or at least make larger updates as pay back to you all. =]

Well, that is about it, hope you’re all doing well. I’m sure adsense is going to have some very funny and contrasting ads based on this text. XD

- Monday, September 25, 2006 - Hyptosis
Been a busy week, hope you're all doing well. I'm really glad to be getting this section done and getting on with more fun things to draw like giant war snails and demonic hounds. O_o

- Monday, September 18, 2006 - Hyptosis
Hey guys, I was hoping to get more pages done this week, but my insurance decided to flake out on me and not pay for what they said they would, so now I got a $650 bill from the dentist. [eyeroll] So I've got to take on any extra work I can. I'll still have a page next week, but most likely it will only be one page. Thanks guys. ^_^

- Monday, September 11, 2006 - Hyptosis
Hey guys, was really trying to get two pages done this week but I just couldn't swing it. At least the page is a bit text heavy. ^_^

- Monday, September 4, 2006 - Hyptosis
Thanks to the donations I'm able to easily cover bandwidth this month, so I'm taking down some of the ads and stuff. Thanks a million guys. ^_^ Even the fifty cent and one dollar donations really added up fast.

Only one page this week, and I think there will only be one page for the next few weeks saddly, I'm gonna be real busy. I'll see what I can do though. ^_^

- Monday, August 28, 2006 - Hyptosis
I hope you all saw Mars yesterday. They say on August 27th Mars was closer to earth than ever before in all of human history! Wild, eh? 186 Light-Seconds away. =]

I also had some teeth worked on and got an infection in my gums, so I've been a complete mess this past week. Still got a page up though, so it all isn't bad. =]

Since last week's incentive was so weak I did this wall paper for you guys. This will have to work for a while, might be a bit before I have any extra time at all. ^_^ There are two version, I tried to make one look kind of vintage or something, dunno if that worked at all however. <_< Anyway, here is a tiny little preview. =P


Vote to see the rest! ^_^ Thank you so much!

- Monday, August 21, 2006 - Hyptosis
Got the new page up, also working on some better reward stuff for buzz and twc. =P I know these were pretty lame compared to the last ones, just been real busy. Thanks for looking, I hope you all have happy days.

- Friday, August 18, 2006 - Hyptosis
Hey guys, finally, I get to intro a character I've been very excited about. Brond! I hope you all like him. I'll try to get around to doing a bio for him and stuff on the character page. Have fun everyone. =D

I'm also thinking of having a fund drive sometime in the next month and would like to know what you guys think would be a good idea to raise funds for the comic. I could do commissions, or perhaps do a certain number of pages in a set amount of time, even though that might very well kill me! XD It's all good, thanks for stopping by guys. =]

- Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - Hyptosis
Added some new vote rewards. Took me long enough didn't it? XD

- Monday, August 14, 2006 - Hyptosis
Hey everyone. Hope you're all doing well. Got the newest page up as well as a link for a silly little comic thing Finwik and I made for fun a few nights ago. I have no clue if we'll do any more.

I'm soooooo excited about the page next week. I get to introduce the character I hope you all like. And again, thanks for the support everyone. ^_^ I'm still checking out the code to figure out why the tagboard went down.

- Friday, August 11, 2006 - Hyptosis
Thought I'd update this friday. Next update will be this coming monday as planned. Also I'm introducing a new character on the next two pages, a character I'm very excited about and hope you all like.

I was forced to remove the tagboard, you can still leave us a message on the forums. You don't have to make an account to post. =] Sorry, I'll try to come up with a solution at a later date.

- Monday, August 07, 2006 - Hyptosis
Hey everyone! I'm excited to post the first page to the new issue. Currently the plans suggest that there will be three issues before completion of the first story. Nothing is set in stone, that is just the plan.

I was also thinking of holding some polls so you guys could let me know what you'd like to see in the comic. Post on the tag board below (or our forums) and let me know if you think that's be a cool idea or not. The polls would be to see what kind of monster attacks our heros, or to see who gets offed in the next big battle, or maybe just to see who your favorite characters are. Just fun stuff like that. It was just an idea. =D

In other news, I wanted to post a couple of comics that I'm sure you've all seen. but hey, these are the comics I'm interested in and check out every so often.

http://airshell.com/

Airshell is just... awesome. And the creator is very cool and friendly.


http://www.junglestudio.com/roza/

Artkitty doesn't need an intro. Just go and look, and then wish you were so skilled. =]


http://squirrelworks.com/zones/battlegate/current.html

Battlegate is pretty cool, and getting better by the page. It has a lot of character and reminds my of the old Legend of Zelda comics that used to be published in Nintendo Magazine back in the day.

There are a ton more, I'll post them later however.

Hey, and guy, those of you that have been clicking the advertisments for me, thank you. It really helps me with the bandwidth issues. I really appreciate it.

Stay cool everyone. =]

- Monday, August 07, 2006 - Hyptosis
Hey everyone! I'm excited to post the first page to the new issue. Currently the plans suggest that there will be three issues before completion of the first story. Nothing is set in stone, that is just the plan.

I was also thinking of holding some polls so you guys could let me know what you'd like to see in the comic. Post on the tag board below (or our forums) and let me know if you think that's be a cool idea or not. The polls would be to see what kind of monster attacks our heros, or to see who gets offed in the next big battle, or maybe just to see who your favorite characters are. Just fun stuff like that. It was just an idea. =D

Stay cool everyone. =]

- Monday, July 31, 2006 - Hyptosis
Phew! Two pages today! =D I finished the first issue. I'm currently working on the next issue, you'll see the first page of it next week as planned. Thanks a million guys for all of the support. =]

- Thursday, July 27, 2006 - Hyptosis
In an attempt to stem bandwidth issues, I put some advertisments up on a few pages. I'm going to give them another try for a few months and see how they work. Thanks everyone, hope they're not too intrusive.

- Monday, July 24, 2006 - Hyptosis
I spent a lot of time on this page and also spent a good deal of time filling out the informaiton on the gods in the story section. It may need some proof-reading though. I've been super busy and I'm sure I missed some typoes and stuff.

- Friday, July 21, 2006 - Hyptosis
I'll be out of town for the weekend, but I should be back in time for another update on monday.

- Monday, July 16, 2006 - Hyptosis
New page is up. Hope you all like it. =] Thanks a ton for the support everyone!

- Monday, July 10, 2006 - Hyptosis
Hey guys, got the new page up. Had a rough weekend and now I'm super sleepy. Have fun. =]

- Saturday, July 08, 2006 - Hyptosis
Added a tag board and some info under the story section. Also added a new creature to the bestiary which will come into play in the comic soon!

- Friday, July 07, 2006 - Hyptosis
I know it isn't monday yet, but I thought I'd do a little bonus update. I'll update on monday as usual. I would love to update on a monday wed fri schedule but that just isn't feasible right now. Thanks and have a good week end.

- Monday, July 03, 2006 - Hyptosis
I got some pretty mixed and shocked responses from page 19. Some people liked it, some thought it was too much. I think a lot of people expected a long drawn out conversation or argument, which I hoped to avoid since it is pretty cliche. One person even said, “I knew he was gonna do it, look at the guy’s face on page 18, you can tell.” In any event, hope you have a good 4th of July and get to see lots of pretty lights. Later guys. =P

Oh, almost forgot, you can see under the story area I'm working on adding some more world info. There have been more than just a handful of requests for informaiton on the laws of the realms as well as more info of the four races and the world they live in. So expect to see more there over the next week.

- Monday, June 19, 2006 - Hyptosis
Hey everyone, I know I updated a little late today, but at least I got two pages done this week. Hope you enjoy them. I'm going to try to set up a shout box thing soon, until then you can always drop me a line on the forum. You don't have to register to post.

Also I'm going to eventually get around to drawing a bonus picture for the TWC vote thing as well. Just busy busy. =D Thanks everyone and stay cool.

- Thursday, June 15, 2006 - Hyptosis
Made a few changes to the site. Added some bonus art for anyone who wants to vote for us. You can get a glimpse of the future of the comic if you check it out. A sneak peak if you will. =] Also took away the advertisements, they were lame and not helping enough to warrant having them. I'll just take on extra commissions to compensate. Thanks, have good days.

- Monday, June 12, 2006 - Hyptosis
Nothing special to report just yet. Got back from my trip and stuff. All went well, found out my dog is terrible at swimming. =D Updated with two new pages today. Hope you guys like them.

- Monday, June 05, 2006 - Hyptosis
I'm over my cold today. finally.... I'm going canoeing with some friends this week, so I won't be back for a few days, but it shouldn't influence the page updates any.

- Friday, June 02, 2006 - Hyptosis
Whoa.. I've been seriously sick guys. =] And I almost never get sick, it has been years since I've had a cold... ung.. I have all the fun symptoms, I won't bore you with the details. In celebration of this cold, I'm updating with an extra page. Normal updates will commence as usual every monday. I've yet to miss an update and would love to keep it that way. =D This is just... an extra day a few days early.

- Monday, May 29, 2006 - Hyptosis
Wooo, got that hot water heater fixed! That sucked. I also just got back from a big trip, I'll have some photos uploaded soon, once I get caught up on work and commissions. X_x Thanks for stopping by for the read, hope you have a good week. =]

- Monday, May 22, 2006 - Hyptosis
Sorry for the delay everyone. This morning I awoke not to an alarm clock, but to the hissing of my ruptured hotwater heater! So... I'll be wasting my day fixing that, regardless, I got the day's page done. =]

-Tuesday, May 09, 2006 - Hyptosis
I just wanted to invite our readers to hop on our forums if they want. I'll be happy to answer any questions you have, or to talk with you about comics and art in general. We also have an area to promote your work. Check it out here. You can register for the forum here. Adult topics/language are discussed and exercised on the forums. Just a mild warning.

- Friday, May 05, 2006 - Hyptosis
Thanks for the support everyone. So far the repsonse to the comic has been almost entirly positive and helpful. Thanks to you all for keeping me going.

- Saturday, April 28, 2006 - Hyptosis
Not a lot to say, just hope everyone is doing well. Thanks for checking in on us. =]

- Saturday, April 22, 2006 - Hyptosis
I hope you guys like this page, I had a lot of fun working on it, and had to make the dog a mastiff, my favorite breed. =D I have a big 100 pound, 9 month old sitting right at my feet right now.

Oh, happy Earth Day! ^_^

- Tuesday, April 12, 2006 - Hyptosis
I did some more work on the site today. Cleaned up a little code and added the 'Old News' section since I don't want to flood this page with updates only after a few months. Also made an area for any future banner exchanges that MIGHT take place. =] You never know.

- Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - Hyptosis
New site launched for the comic. Phew. Took me like 8 hours of straight work to do this bad boy. But here we are. Most of it was spent painting the pictures though, I mean really. The design wasn’t brain surgery. =] I hope to maybe do more pictures for the other pages later. Better ones I mean. Whelp, thanks for looking! XD