I did say that I’d “never say never” to making another comic, so introducing Laz Alanti Jones and the Mayfield Echo Hunters! It won’t be starting until late Q2 of 2019, but it’s been in production for a month and I’ve made FAR more progress that I have on any other comic I’ve made in the last 7 years. Those of you who have been following me for a long time know EXACTLY why this one is getting done, unlike everything else.
It’s a sci-fi/fantasy dramady about a reluctant psionic and his friends as they keep their town safe from ancient elven war robots possessed by enigmatic creatures.
This new comic stars my characters Laz and Jasmine from a story collaboration of a time long past, but now in my world of Anaria. Things will be rather different from what people were used to in my now defunct Anaria, though some of the characters will appear in Laz and Co. I should have a novel available late 2019 that will be a sequel to this comic and will be the start to the Anaria novel series.
Something I learned through this process is that I honestly didn’t enjoy working on the original Anaria comics. My slow output and lack of passion was a huge sign of that. Another thing I learned from this process is that you have to LOVE a project to push through being paid very little, if anything at all. While I appreciated the support, $250 a month on Patreon doesn’t pay the bills, and if it doesn’t feed my soul I’m not going to continue with it. Laz and Co does indeed feed my soul.
All of the characters from the now defunct Anaria comics will still appear in either this comic or the novels, but things will be drastically different with better writing. Don’t worry Mahri and Kaylee fans… they’ll come back in time. You can still go here to read most of the old (now defunct and not canon) comics (surprisingly, Pixie Clover is still canon). Onward to the future, though! I ain’t goin’ back!