Comic 121 - Greenbird

3rd Jun 2013, 3:37 PM
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)
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Clef 3rd Jun 2013, 3:37 PM edit delete
Introducing the next chapter of S&K, complete with a new cast!. After some long contemplation I have come to realize my art style is really only suitable for mass-produced works, like webcomics and such, over higher quality stuff that takes weeks to do. heh...I simply don't stand a chance against those artists on Devient Art. That place certainly is home to the most talented artists alive, I tell you...

I simply can't think of any decent original ideas. All mine are being poured into my next novel, which has been my priority these past few months. I contemplated making a webcomic based on the novel, but I simply don't have the skill to draw the images I picture in my head as I write that book, so a Serine Blue based comic is a bit out of my capability.

In the meantime S&K here has received over 100,000 visitors since it concluded. People keep coming back despite it's near non-existent activity. That humbles me to no end. The comic still has a reader base after all this time, so I figured I could start something new here in the meantime.

Just keep in mind this next story is being written while I have absolutely no knowledge of MoP. I haven't been keeping up to date with it, and don't even know it's storyline other than that Garrosh is escalating the Horde-Alliance war to new heights and the destruction of Theremore drove Jaina to insanity. Heck, I don't even have WoW installed anymore, so that leaves me having to do my own backgrounds *shudder*. So basically there will be no current lore in it whatsoever...all stuff I'm just going to make up.

As shown, Tallia will be the main character. I tried to draw a "mid teen" version of her for this, as it takes place years after her days at the Argent Coliseum, but years before the Argent Crusade disbands and she arrives in Northrend to take Sara home. All the other character designs are not finalized, and likely subject to change. Will Sara and Kleeyo themselves be making appearances? Yes, but only as supporting characters, and Sara will only appear in Tallia's flashbacks.

...and what is the "Greenbird"? Well, finding that out is whats going to be the whole point of the story, heh...

As for real life, I'm basically going to be working 14 hour days for the next year, with only every OTHER weekend off, so odds are this comic is going to be only bi-weekly (updated on Mondays), unless I can somehow juggle my time to accommodate more time in front of the computer.


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Timeheart 3rd Jun 2013, 4:30 PM edit delete reply
Nice to know you're coming back to the comic scene. Will be interesting to see what happens with the new chapter.
arthia 3rd Jun 2013, 4:57 PM edit delete reply
Great to have you back, I kept checking this site every week just in case anything happened. Looking forward to the new story :D
Kimal 3rd Jun 2013, 7:27 PM edit delete reply
Sounds like a win to me, I've been refreshing this tab every time I open Firefox hoping for more. Go Mini-Kleeyo!
Stelluna 3rd Jun 2013, 7:55 PM edit delete reply
I'm SO glad that you're starting a new chapter! I've been reading the comic since 'World PvP summarized' and I was REALLY disappointed when I thought that you'd stop making S&K comics!!!
Sytnos 4th Jun 2013, 12:52 AM edit delete reply
Darn, title got ahead of me.
Rokas 4th Jun 2013, 2:52 AM edit delete reply

I'm not on WoW anymore, either, and I also have no idea what Panderia's storyline is about. Thus, I wholly upport this idea of taking the canon and running off in your own direction with it. Frankly, I would've done it sooner, canon-wise; no destruction of Theremore, etc. But that's me; I look forward to whatever you have planned. :)
Kat 4th Jun 2013, 4:14 AM edit delete reply
You should still submit to Deviant Art, anyway. It could well get you even more new readers. :)

I'm looking forward to your next storyline! ♥
Garrett 4th Jun 2013, 6:24 AM edit delete reply
Great news! Count me among those that still checked back once or twice a week or so just in case, since I kept getting a "one more and thats it, okay one more, last one promise, maybe, stay tuned" vibe. Looks like it's paying off.
Ruri 4th Jun 2013, 12:48 PM edit delete reply
Hi Clef, as a long time fan of S&K, we have all seen how your wonderful art work has developed over the years.

At times I think you a little too critical of yourself,I think your art stands up very well to anything on Deviant Art or to any other web art.

Can I just say that I, and I'm sure others will agree that you have developed wonderful characters, that we actually care about, we all looked forward the the weekly adventures with mad clicking of the refresh button, just to see if there was a new artwork up.

In a way we have grown up with you and your artwork development, which got more and more superb as time went on. I think we are all really looking forward to the new series GreenBird ^_^.

My first thought of the title, made me think back to the "anime", Cowboy Bebop, when Spike fell through the large Cathedral window, with GreenBird playing in the background, wonderful piece of music.

Ruri ^_^
Clef 7th Jun 2013, 12:31 AM edit delete reply
Haven't seen all of cowboy bebop, but the only music piece named "Greenbird" I know if was from the Suguri doujin. Another great piece of game music!
Lackinganame 4th Jun 2013, 5:54 PM edit delete reply

lore is over rated anyways, anyone who has read my stuff and plays WOW know that my actions could be consider crime against humanity for the sloppy lore work I do. besides the best part about lacking lore is getting to make up your own! super exited!
Guest 5th Jun 2013, 3:17 AM edit delete reply
cant wait for that
Gus 5th Jun 2013, 5:25 AM edit delete reply
Want a scroll of resurrection so you can check out mop?
Clef 7th Jun 2013, 12:28 AM edit delete reply
After the mount eh? I think the recipient actually has to resub afterward for that to happen. I know they give out 7 days free game time to inactive accounts after almost every major content patch (non-accumulating). I'm sure I got a week free time soemwhere...
Loyaltus 5th Jun 2013, 9:05 AM edit delete reply
Ridiculously delighted you're back :D
Can't wait for this new storyline, been really disappointed with the amount of webcomics I've followed who've just stopped altogether or changed the storyline and cast entirely so this is a welcoming breath of fresh air.

Kudos to you for sticking with it my friend
Daisybelle 5th Jun 2013, 9:51 AM edit delete reply
A new arc! This is as surprising as it is pleasing! :D
Tanosia 5th Jun 2013, 12:46 PM edit delete reply
We just keep coming back to the comic and website because your work is great. Well, I know thats my reason... I come back to get a smile each time I click.

Great to see you're making a new story line :D And pssst.. Goodluck with backgrounds :)
Blake Black 6th Jun 2013, 8:15 PM edit delete reply
Believe me, you could write a LOT about MoP and still get it right.
infinite scratch 7th Jun 2013, 6:32 AM edit delete reply
You can get any information off the wiki if you need it...though beware of the fact checker who will point out the mistakes.

I'm looking forward to the new story :D
infinite scratch 7th Jun 2013, 6:34 AM edit delete reply
Oh and jaina isn't insane anymore...she's just hates garrosh a lot
Clef 8th Jun 2013, 9:40 PM edit delete reply
They still plan on making her a raid boss, right? Must hate him quite a lot for her to be on the receiving end of an Alliance raid.
Woif 9th Jun 2013, 4:51 AM edit delete reply
So far no word on if she'll be a raid boss, right now the end raid is just going to be a siege on Orgimarr.
Drakkenfyre 9th Jun 2013, 4:20 PM edit delete reply
Nope, not making her a raid boss. The whole thing was done in a book, and got a questchain in the game. It was meant to be drama for the game, and never intended to make her a raid boss. It was also an excuse to make Garrosh look even worse (not that he needed it, he's an asshole) and add to the raid against him in the end.
Thisguy 8th Jun 2013, 12:34 AM edit delete reply
Woo! New Chapter, good to see you're back!
And dont' worry too much about current WoW setting, (unless you need inspiration) follow your own path, make your own world based on Azeroth, we don't really care, use characters that are long dead (blizzard does). At the end of the day, as long as a good story is told, where it happened and how much if differs from WOW lore does not really matter.
Thisguy 8th Jun 2013, 12:38 AM edit delete reply
Also... the tagline,
"one will never know their limits until they are tested"
Why does the opening theme from Statwars: The clone wars animated theory play in my head when I read that?
Clef 8th Jun 2013, 11:56 PM edit delete reply
If that line was used elsewhere, its purely coincidental.
Thisguy 9th Jun 2013, 12:37 AM edit delete reply
Not to the best of my knowledge, it just sounds like they type of titles they use
Kyplor 9th Jun 2013, 12:56 PM edit delete reply
Welcome back Clef! Many of us comeback to check on things at least weekly. Some of us have even gone through the whole story again. :-)
Maryalee 9th Jun 2013, 7:18 PM edit delete reply
So very happy to see you back doing comic work again, even if it will be bi-weekly. You have a gift for creating characters that people care about, and that is not to be minimized. I look forward to the great work you are going to do in the future.
Kajari 9th Jun 2013, 9:32 PM edit delete reply
Hurray! It's that gobby lock from one of your previous comics.
Stormforger 10th Jun 2013, 2:07 PM edit delete reply
Man I'm so glad to see this comic making a come back! I've always enjoyed the art style and the story lines have been hilarious! Keep up the great work!
Leo 11th Jun 2013, 10:40 AM edit delete reply
I actually prefer fan created stories. Granted some are really stupid. But you seem like a writer with the experience and knowledge not to make anything to make no sense whatsoever. You have at least a casual knowledge of the game overall, not just with MoP. Looking forward to what you create! And welcome back! I only hope you didnt do this out of a feeling like you owe the readers or anything. Nothing sucks more than seeing that from an artist I enjoy. Also I intend to be reading your novel so I cant wait for that as well!
Amaxe 12th Jun 2013, 12:59 AM edit delete reply
Don't worry if you don't know the MOP story. Just tell the story you want to tell. Glad to see another S&K story coming
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