(1) Elina Villios, the young, brave Scholar from the Demon's Due storyline, has been highlighted along with myself in the "Prisoner of the Week" feature at Bondage-Dungeon . I've dodged a lot of similar things like this in the past, but I decided to give it a go this time around. Check it out here.
Prisoner of the Week - Elina by faile35Let's first read a few words of Elina herself, to understand who she is, and where she comes from.
I am Elina Cleithon Daphonae, last surviving scion of the ancient and excellent House of Villios, Initiate Scholar in the Court of High Lady Drea Aliandis, the Magistrate of Dernhem, and I am a captive. Enslaved by the very supernatural power I endeavored to study, I am held in servitude by bonds both physical and sorcerous. Though mere hours have passed since I was taken, perhaps two days at most, my hope of rescue is minimal. The events of recent days have left the court of Dernhem in ruins; the Magistrate herself lost and her agents, like myself, all fallen to darkness. Of greater concern than the fate of one Initiate Scholar is the dire situation of the city and people, now facing the rise of what may prove to be the greatest calamity to strike these lands in two centuries.
They have hijacked the quickening power of my womb with a sorcerous device that siphons away my magical
(2) I'm coming up on the end of Twisted Plot, Part 2's work. And, yes, for those keeping track, there will be a Twisted Plot, Part 3 which will comprise the bulk of Avora's capture sequence. A while back I suggested to a friend that the first 2.5 chapters of the Demon's Due storyline were "broke" and needed fixing which would include completely redrawing the first two chapters (Rats and Plot) and parts of the third (Fair Harvest). While this is in part due to my developing artistic skills having changed so much over the last 9-13 years since those early chapters were drawn, it's also about consistency in doing the necessary expansion pages. See, I knew a lot of things about this storyline when I was drawing back in 2006 and 2007, but there was always going to be some groundwork to be laid after I made my initial way through it. Now that I'm closing in on the story's end, I can start expanding on these early chapters with the bits and pieces to give it all more cohesion, visually and thematically.
(3) I've been cranking out these black and white drawings pretty rigorously over the last 7 months, and I'm going to be taking a little break here and blitzing my way through the 2017 BBiP calendar images so they're on the shelf and ready to be published early this time. I've already got a good start on a few of the 13 images required, so it should take me a little less than two months to get it done, at which point I'll make it available for those interested.
(4) After the calendar images are done, I'll jump back into my work alternating between Maladyne's story in Web of Betrayal and Avora's story in Twisted Plot, Parts 2 and 3 until both of the latter hardcopies are finished, published, and available. Then I'll jump back into Web of Betrayal exclusively probably until the whole chapter is done. For those who haven't seen it, most of the pages for Twisted Plot, Part 3 are done through the ink stages as shown in this post from a few weeks back.