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First Entry of the Year!

Friday January 9th, 2009

Honestly, I was just getting used to 2008! No page today, but the comic makes its full return next week, so be sure to check back. Today isn't a total loss for you, though, since two new entries have been added to The Adventurer's Guide.


And Now, Back to Your Regularly Scheduled Webcomic

Friday January 16th, 2009

Two new pages to feast your eyes upon! There was supposed to be an Adventurer's Guide update today, but I may make it later, or just save it for next week. Anyway, enjoy the comic; it should be two pages a week from here on out.


Book 1 Complete!

Friday January 23rd, 2009

Wow! It's been nearly two years, but here we are 165 pages later and the first part of Swordmaster Odyssey has come to a close. (Cookies to those of you who figured out how it was going to end.) Book 2 will kick off next week, and I'm really looking forward to where the story goes from here.


There's also been an update to the Adventurer's Guide, so check that out as well when you get a chance.


The Pages Look Different Somehow

Friday January 30th, 2009

Why do I always seem to get sick on Fridays? I don't know what this is, but good grief! It's hit me like a lead brick! Good thing I got these pages ready earlier in the week, although if I don't start feeling better soon, next week's update will be pretty lame.


And yes, you'll notice I've caved into everyone's demands. All pages from here on out will be in color. Granted, it takes some four hours or more per page to color these suckers, and I don't expect to shave much time off that in the future. Hopefully I can keep up...



Friday February 6th, 2009

I made that word up, by the way. Only one page today because I had the flu or something last week, and that's all I could pull off. Should be two pages again next week.


Vision Riders Turns Two Tomorrow!

Friday February 13th, 2009

Does that make it a toddler?


There were supposed to be two pages today, and the other one was inked and everything, but as predicted pages are getting bottlenecked in the coloring process. Hopefully this irons itself out soon, because it's really troublesome and depressing.


Wherein Dale Tries to Paint

Friday February 20th, 2009

I was trying to avoid "painterly" lineless backgrounds on purpose. This is the part where I fail to do so. The results thereof are up to your own interpretation. Bah—hopefully we'll get back to two page updates here soon.


And yes, I did retcon the background. I'll eventually go back and change it in chapter 7 to match. Well, in theory I will anyway.


Opening His Big Mouth

Friday February 27th, 2009

Oh, Kevin, what stupid thing will you say next to get yourself in trouble? Next week I'm hoping to get us back up to two page updates. We'll see how that goes.


Slow Kevin is Slow

Friday March 6th, 2009

Still only one page this week. I never have been much of a colorist, so I'm still trying to get the hang of this whole thing. Between that and stress, it's been slow going. Also, I am lazy. Don't worry, we'll get back to two-page updates eventually.


Heartfelt Speech

Friday March 13th, 2009

I really wanted to upload the page after this as well because it includes Jessie's response. But it's still not colored yet. Bah! I'm falling behind big time. Hopefully I can pick the pace up here soon because at a mere page a week, this story is way too slow!


Should have a couple of Adventurer's Guide entries up soon as well, so come back in a little bit to read them.


Jessie's Answer

Friday March 27th, 2009

Jessie explains her position. Looks like things are only going to get worse from here.


And just so it doesn't hit anyone by surprise, Swordmaster Odyssey may be going on an extended hiatus here soon. There'll be a notice in the blog if this is the case. I'm really sorry about this; I'd hoped to get us back up to two-page-per-week updates, but it looks like that's not going to happen anytime soon.


Enough Talk, Let's Fight

Friday April 3rd, 2009

How can Kevin take on three people at once? He can't even fight!


We're Back!

Friday June 12th, 2009

My goodness that was a long time! Hopefully we're back on track now. There shouldn't be any more long gaps like that this year, at least until Christmas.


See My Witty Reference There?

Friday June 19th, 2009

Of course, it may be lost on anyone outside North America. But who cares about them? —Hey! Come on, guys, don't be like that! I was only kidding!


In all seriousness, though, coming up with these creatures is half the fun of doing this series. Can't wait to see our heroes (villains?) in action against this thing.


Wake of Destruction

Friday June 26th, 2009

Thought I'd never get today's update up. Stupid Photoshop up and decided that two gigabytes of RAM isn't enough to open a file and refused to rasterize the page. Computers make me want to kill things.


Better in My Mind

Friday July 3rd, 2009

I must admit that I'm rather disappointed with the way today's page turned out. It just doesn't look as good as I imagined it. Maybe that's just me being the fickle artist, though.


In any case, this will likely be the last page until August comes around. I have to order more paper to continue, and I'll be out of town for a bit coming up here soon anyway. Fear not, though. With the exception of the 24th, there should be an Adventurer's Guide update every week until new pages return.


Adventurer's Guide Update

Friday July 10th, 2009

Two new Adventurer's Guide updates. And just to remind everyone: no new pages planned until August. But feel free to drop by again next week for more Adventurer's Guide. In the meantime, we welcome you to keep an eye on the Vision Riders Blog to follow the development of our newest project AetherFall.


What Face Hides Beneath the Mask?

Friday October 9th, 2009

Sorry about all that. I really did mean to start up again this past August. Oh, how time flies! In any case, Vision Riders is doing a little better for now, and what better way to celebrate than with a new Swordmaster Odyssey page (finally)?


And while we're at it, it's time for the annual character poll. Take the time to rate your favorite characters and check back later this year to see how they fare.


Also, what's the deal with the site? Didn't it used to be blue or something?


You Have Failed Me for the Last Time

Friday October 30th, 2009

As the blog point out, I've had no small amount of trouble in getting the next page up. It has been inked and scanned, but it is still not finished. I'll try to get it up sometime today or tomorrow, but I'm not making any promises this time.


In the meantime, please enjoy the two new Adventurer's Guide entries, and don't forget to vote in the character poll!


Page Is Up

Friday November 6th, 2009

There you go, finally. Thought I'd never get it finished.


And after you read it, don't forget to vote in the character poll.


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