Karrin Klash Space Adventurer pgs 3-4.

Trying to knock out 2 pages a day while balancing everything else, but here we go.

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Karrin Klash Space Adventurer pgs 1-3ish.

So far so good on the lineless coloring. Normally I’d hold off on posting the mostly unfinished third page, but I liked the little panels of Tommy. Also its 4am and I’m kinda exhausted.

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Karrin Klash Space Adventurer Pages 1-4.

It was a slow day at the studio today so I took the opportunity to break away from my back-to-back samurai designs. This is maybe the fourth or fifth draft of Karrin Klash and by golly it seems to be the most solid so far.

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Lion Ronin Campaign.

So we tried to hook up with the Forest Killers in the area. They’ve been pretty successful in the region, the Lion seemed to be spread thin, The People’s Legion’s gaining a little traction and we don’t know shit about what the Scorpion are up to.

So we went to join The Forest Killers. Laid down our weapons and were prepared to be jumped in. And surprise, Yamarashi brought a knife to a fist fight which made all of the Forest Killers break out weapons and there we were. Naked and unarmed, about to fight a bunch of ronin, budoka, and generally angry peasants.

Long story short: Blood bath. Yamarashi took on the leader in a one-on-one, slammed his head into a campfire, got stabbed in the chest, smeared the blood around and licked his blade. In a desperate attempt to get our weapons back, Mayu, surrounded, chose to vault over the enemies from horseback. And he made it! But slipped right off the muddy cliff and had to be pulled back up by Homare.

Then we found a guy they captured, General Bu, a Lion’s Shadow. It was our sole opportunity to plead for forgiveness and get back into the good graces of the Lion Clan. So I spit on him and told him to “Eat shit.” Then, upon recognizing us, he said he’d tell Homare’s brother what happened to her, forcing him to fall on his sword. So Homare followed him into a dark cave, challenged him to a duel, and almost died, getting her boob lopped off.

We found the Forest Killers weapons cache of a bunch of wakizashis, some katanas, parangu, ninja-to and a No-dachi. Seeing as we just murdered our way out of our best chance of control in the region, with no where else to turn, we made an executive decision.

"Wanna join the Scorpion?"
Resounding support. So that’s where we’re headed. To go see if our Scorpion Magistrate buddy will take us in, maybe integrate us into their clan. 

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More Karrin Klash Idea Sqaures?

Who knows. Not me. I’m exhausted.

Unicorn Session.

So our little side adventure happened and boy was it swell. It’s great not playing an honorless ronin known as Mad Man Mayu whose hellbent on controlling the region. Tonight I played Ide Otoko, the Rokugani equivelant of The Big Lebowski’s “The Dude”. I got to be all gaijin and purposely not fit in, along with make a bunch of horrible jokes that my Ide Courtier class lets me do. Thanks incredibly-low-target-number to see if someone’s offended by how ill-fit for everything I am. 

We also ran into someone from a previous campaign, but in his younger years. Then, we knew him as that slimy Crane asshole, now we know him as a slimy Yasuki salesman. It was definitely super interesting to have a Courtier-off with the guy. It was just as rewarding as a massive battle, even though its just 2 dudes trying to con each other over and over.

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Liz & Cynthia.Every so often I have a smart idea. Basically, in the last post, the second image was a little square I made of Karrin Klash based ideas. Whatever I fit in the square, fit in that part of the story. Tonight I realized “I could totally do that for every Karrin Klash story”. Plus it looks nice, especially if I collect em. So I’m running with it. I redid Liz & Cynthia with whatever I could fit on this square. Maybe they’re a thing now, maybe not. I’ve got work in the morning.

Liz & Cynthia.

Every so often I have a smart idea. Basically, in the last post, the second image was a little square I made of Karrin Klash based ideas. Whatever I fit in the square, fit in that part of the story. Tonight I realized “I could totally do that for every Karrin Klash story”. Plus it looks nice, especially if I collect em. 

So I’m running with it. I redid Liz & Cynthia with whatever I could fit on this square. Maybe they’re a thing now, maybe not. I’ve got work in the morning.

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Senior Portfolio Assignment.

Basically, we were given a script we had to pencil out for a comic. A sorta “See where everybody’s at” assignment that involved equal parts reference and imagination. It’s a good assignment, but the script had some glaring issues I had to try and steamroll as best I could without entirely rewriting it. But yeah, I managed to get this all pencilled out in a 9-hour sitting. Go me.

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More Karrin Klash.

I’m trying to develop a plot for the first bit of Karrin Klash the old fashioned way: Randomly generated plots. Scroll through my ‘inspiration’ folder, close my eyes and pick 3 images and run with those.

That’s how the last few verisons of Karrin Klash were written and I’ll be damned if I change it now. Also it saves on a lot think-time. But that’s probably negated by how much time it takes to smash these images into something cohesive.

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