First off, sorry. This comic (on top of trying to create a new website) nearly killed me. So much time was sunk into this bad boy, it went past the one week mark. But it’s three pages, so that totally makes up for it. Plus look at how detailed it is! I almost like it more in it’s black and white state:
I know I spent a good ten hours on those inks trying to do as much detail as possible, channeling a sort of sloppier Geof Darrow type style. I wish I had given myself more time to spend on color, because I could have added just as much detail at that stage — alas, I knew I had to cut it off at some point.
Once again I spent way too much time on the art, and not enough on the writing.
The gag here was supposed to be him going through dangerous jungle ruins, with tons of dangerous thingies, all of which would lead the reader to think, is this the dangerous thingy that will give Jasper his bite. Fighting those expectations, he would emerge untouched, only for the whole thing to be undercut by some lightweight archer lad doing the deed. It doesn’t work. But hey, it’s pretty right?