You can now buy a copy of Touching the Abyss: The 8 of Swords.
The Devil is shaping up to be about 50 pages before extras. I should have the last pages in time for an early 2021 release. I have decided to rewrite the pilot episode, so “the Lovers” it will provide new content vs being a straight panel for panel redraw of the original Chapter 1- Contracts.
Rolling forward, this will be the chapter set-up for Salient Caligation:
We’re still on track. I think I will have some fun news come the beginning of 2021 soon but I have to get there first. Updates for the comic will continue to be on schedule through the rest of the issue.
I actually have to get to work on the script for the next issue. I haven’t decided if I will start intermingling redos of Chapter 1 – The Lovers with Chapter 4 – Death.
In other news, I’m excited to announce that I have 2 short stories included in the upcoming, “Nightside: Tales of Outre Noir” anthology edited by Mark Slade. This is my first inclusion in an anthology and I hope this will not be the last.
These stories fall into “noir” but they have a supernatural/horror twist.
Nightside collects 14 tales of Outre Noir by Mark Slade, T. Fox Dunham, Holly Rae Garcia, Kimberly Godwin, Paul D. Brazill, Viktor Auralius, Jeff Niles, Jesse Rawlins, Jason Norton, Tom Pitts, Michael Martin Garrett, Jim Shaffer, Phil Thomas, and Andy Rausch.
Death Answers. How hard could it be to recover a pawned ring? Investigator Josephine St. John readily accepts the case but can’t shake the unsettling feeling that there is more to the ring than her client is telling her…
Voyeur. Something is horribly wrong with married couple, Alan and Marianne Fields. Their bodies are battered and their expressions haunted. When they end up on Dr. Felicity Kane’s couch, only her unique gift can help them. Can Felicity discover the truth in time to save them?
I am happy to announce that I have signed with Screaming Eye Press and a revised edition of Salient Caligation will be released in the coming months. Stay tuned! I will keep up The Devil Parts 1 & 2, but when I get all of the pages- it’ll be compiled and released by Screaming Eye Press!
Things have been rather hectic. The script for this chapter is wrapping up as we are starting to get to the end of this fairly long chapter! In the future, I will write more about James, Lisa, and Bolin.
Bloodlines and lineage are always important when talking about magic. I find it funny that while I started this comic back in 2003, I had never actually played in an urban TTRPG as a mage.
It’s 2020 and I am playing a former Catholic nun novitiate Awakened and initiated into the Hindu/Buddhist traditions of Tantra as a Chakravanti in the Hypersigil play-test of a home-brewed Mage the Ascension 5th edition game.
I don’t normally play naiive or high social stated characters so it’s been interesting to see Angela as she started when I wrote her and how she is now. Rapid character development through traumatic events. I look forward to the next iteration of the playtest!
I’m into week 4 of my new graduate program so I am actually taking a short break from a paper due tonight to quickly blog.
This page ends Ch. 3 Part 2, which is available on DrivethruComics! When I get all of Ch. 3 Part 3 together, I will pre-release it as a whole book through Amazon, DriveThru and Barnes and Noble through Ingram Spark to print. So if have to have it complete and in your hands, it’ll come out that way before I release it to the web. So please stay tuned!
It looks like with the scheduling and my budget, I won’t have all of the pages for Chapter 3 for print until about Feb 2021 which means it won’t finish hitting the web until probably summer 2021.
I’ll probably start looking to get the script for Ch 4: Death together once I complete the last few pages of The Devil, which will bring our storyline back to the present, following the events of Ch 1: The Lovers (which will be redone at some point).
I have always had issues with car accidents. Jie has to decide if she can live with the choice she had to make. She doesn’t regret saving her granddaughter’s life but she has to live with the fact she couldn’t save Lisa or James.
I recently published my horror romance short story, “Nikola” to Amazon Kindle featuring cover art by Nicoy Guevarra! This is set in the SC universe but we won’t see this connection until later on in Salient Caligation.
As always, Patrons get early access to updates and bonus material. Donations help the comic update more frequently. We are still on track! We’re getting close to the end of this issue. 😉 Please consider donating through our Patreon or Ko-Fi links.
No one ever likes the truth. The magic thing was easy to believe but the fairy thing is just too far for Marie? I guess everyone has to draw their line in the sand somewhere. 😉
Anyway, if you’d like to see Salient update weekly, please consider donating to my Patreon! Nicoy does a great job on these and I intend to keep hiring her for the work. =) Donations through my Patreon go directly towards Salient Caligation while donations through my Ko-fi go to my projects as a whole. Donators get early updates and an updated PDF with all of the current comics in the issue.
I had a lot of time after writing the first chapter of Salient Caligation to decide on what type of story that I wanted to tell in the future chapters. I had originally planned for Salient to be a 5 Chapter series with a hard conclusion in the 5th chapter. I always hate when a good story runs on too long.
With a demon hunter story you can really only go so far before you run out of ideas. But the stories don’t have to feel stale, and the story can go to divergent paths in the same universe and still feel interesting.
I have branched out a bit and created other characters and concepts that I rather enjoy in the Salient Caligation mythology. I created it so easily because I had already been working on a Fallen Angel story for several years prior. I was experimenting with concepts and character development arcs through different roleplay with that particular character who I hope to introduce in Chapter 4. I will have to see if I can still confine the main story of Caitlin to just 5 chapters since I have devoted this whole chapter to Moira.
I am ecstatic that we have been moving along so well with Nicoy at the drawing helm! We are still maintaining a bi-weekly update rotation as it stands right now. Donators get a week early release of the sketch pages and the completed pages. At the end of the month, donators get the compiled PDF of the current chapter. If you want to help off-set the costs, please consider donating to my Ko-Fi or to my Patron!
I also write Song of Asteria which updates off-set to Salient Caligation on a bi-weekly schedule as well. If you were unaware, I also wrote something for Starship Moonhawk / Cosmic Feline that was recently animated, Surrender. I am also on the writing team for two other episodes in that particular animation trilogy. Give it a look! Any support would be greatly appreciated!
Salient Caligation updates next on Jan 23, 2019. =)