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Written by Donathin Frye (Twitter);   Illustration by Mharz (Twitter);   Colors by Snowdon (Twitter)

Beyond how ominous this page turned out, I’m just entirely in love with Snowdon’s colors, from top to bottom!

For those of you celebrating the holidays, we’ll be going on a bit of a break between acts here, but we’ll be back soon for the final leg of our chapter! I hope you’ve been enjoying it so far, and however you and yours celebrate this season — I wish you nothing but the absolute best. 🙂

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Raphael is more than what he seems. But what, exactly, is he? A lot of times in webcomics, you want to write a page by answering one question, and asking one question. That momentum is what keeps people looking for more, checking back after a week wait between pages. There are a lot of questions on this page! I guess I’m a sucker for a slow burn. 🙂

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And with that, Lady Fiona is the last survivor of the Council of Haven. I enjoyed writing clues to the twist with Soren’s allegiance, hinting at his possible betrayal, throughout this chapter! The most satisfying part of his little arc, though, was definitely the final panel on this page, and Fiona’s survival.

Don’t they say, if you’re a writer, you have to be willing to kill your babies?

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I think this might be the slimiest, scariest page of our story yet. It’s definitely one of the pages that made me feel the most grossed out by myself writing it. What Mharz did with the panels, what Snowdon did with the lighting and the shadows, only made it that much creepier, and I love the way it came across on the page.

On that note, enjoy! And Happy Halloween. 🙂

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Written by Donathin Frye (Twitter);   Illustration by Mharz (Twitter);   Colors by Snowdon (Twitter)

My personal life has been crazed this month! Starting multiple new jobs, working on some incredible projects, watching as much horror as I can for our annual 2-month Halloween horror marathon. Right now, my nightmare fuel is Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House. To any of my readers who are horror junkies (i.e. probably MOST of you) … I highly recommend that series. It’s easily the best thing that I’ve seen on television this year. Happy haunting, my friends. 🙂

Meanwhile, in I, Necromancer this week … things go from bad to worse, to even worse. I think my new favorite set of pages may just be this week and next week’s. As we draw near to the end of this long chapter, I find myself REALLY looking forward to collecting it into one file so that it can be read all at once together. I’m feel like the story and the art have really hit a great stride, and I’m just very grateful that folks enjoy our dark tale here. All I ask is that if you are here, reading and enjoy, you share this comic with a friend that you think would also enjoy it! <3

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Lord Gunnar started his life as a young, but ambitious elvish rogue and thief. It wasn’t until the invasion of the humans, their genocide against the elves, and the extinction of the warrior clan Drake-Tooth that Gunnar formed a new clan of warriors, the Fire-Eyes. A century later, he is still the leader of the Fire-Eyes and their Knights, Haven’s most powerful protectors. He’s softened in his old age, weary from war and seeing so many defeats at the hands of the humans over his life-time … but he’s still got a certain fierceness inside of him. He’s definitely not a push-over.

If you’re interested in the elvish clans, I started this chapter with a brief write-up of them, which you can read here! Also, if you haven’t seen it before (or in a while), check out the great map of Alvaheim too. 🙂

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Arrogance, underestimation, murder:  things have escalated quickly.

Also, I got to use the phrase “just like in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” in my script for one of these panels … and I 100% stand by that description.

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Things are really heating up this week! We haven’t had a good throw-down battle scene yet this chapter, and I’d say now is a good time. We’ll get some action, some plot-twists, and some hard truths over the next few pages. I can’t wait to share them with you! And thank you for all of your support. 🙂

As for this page, the first two panels have some of my favorite lines that I’ve written for Vanion so far. He’s felt persecuted and misunderstood, ever since he made his deal with the devil. Is he being treated fairly by the elves? Or is he being blinded by his own narcissism? Or, maybe, is this precisely what he’d hoped would happen? He’s a fun character to write.

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This is one of my favorite layouts in the comic so far, particularly for a conversation scene. I really love how this page came together, and that we get a very telling glimpse of each of the characters here. I like it when a plan comes together!

If you want to support the comic or my other work, all of my Patreon supporters at any level get early access and bonus art for I, NECROMANCER. You can actually read the entire upcoming scene on my Patreon, three months before the rest of the world will be able to! Thank you to everyone helping to support our indie artists and our gothic D&D story. 🙂

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And we’re back! Buckle up friends, this scene is gonna be a big one! We’ve been working hard on it these past couple of months as we keep working our way closer to the end of our mega-sized chapter three. It’s been a year since we started this journey, re-imagining I, Necromancer with a new art team and a new energy! Thank you for following along.

 

If you’re enjoying the story and the art, leave us a comment, or tweet at me on the twitter! I love to talk about stories. 🙂

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And so ends our flashback scene, and our glimpse at the relationship between Piotr and Mischaelna. The final panel here is one of my very favorites that I’ve played a part in — I love how ethereal and haunting it turned out. The next scene is a BIG one. We’ll be on a short hiatus so that Snowdon can color most of the inks and I can properly edit and letter them. When we come back, we’ll have a nice, long stretch of intrigue and action!

How are you liking our rebooted series? Please let me know down below in the comments. I love hearing from folks, love to know what works, what doesn’t, and what they most hope to see out of our grim little tale of flawed characters. Thanks for reading! 🙂