Rex Jargon Junior is a boy who loves to play with words. He likes his eggs punny side up, he is an active author of alliterations and you've never met a sublimer rhymer. While not a great student, he sure has read a lot of books!
Sally is an energetic lass who lives on the edge of Egalliv with her little brother, Brad, and her dad, Saul. Sally likes to climb trees and to skip stones in the river and to go fishing. She is one of the fastest kids in town!
Draziw the Wizard
Draziw the Wizard comes from a distinguished family of witches and wizards and, for mysterious reasons, lives in the woods above the tiny town of Egalliv.... In his spare time, he enjoys teaching the local wolves to speak English.
Nogard the Dragon
Nogard the Dragon lives in a dark cave at the edge of the woods above Egalliv. Like most dragons, Nogard gets bored easily and must be kept busy. Unlike most dragons, Nogard enjoys reading a good book!
The Isle of Elsi Book One Kickstarter is now LIVE! From April 2 – May 2 I will be crowdfunding the printing of a 144-page, full color, hardback collection of the first three Isle of Elsi stories. You can see the project video and keep an eye on the project’s progress below:
I really appreciate any help spreading the word about this project – thanks, everyone!
Last week the third Isle of Elsi story, Nogard the Dragon in The Search for Spinoza finished up! You can read all fifteen pages of it online for free (here’s a link to the first page).
These first three stories will make up the contents of the first Isle of Elsi book, which I am beginning to design (covers, endpapers, etc.). I will be documenting that process and getting feedback from my patrons over in the Isle of Elsi Patreon Backer Blog.
I’m also posting a bonus 8-page side story over the next week in the Backer Blog, just for my patrons. I’ve also continued “unlocking” one post a month, to give folks an idea of the kind of content I’ve been posting in there. Here are the March, April and May posts:
The fifth process post (inking) was already unlocked with a group of sample posts last year. This means that my entire process for a page of Isle of Elsi is now publicly available! You can check out all of my public posts on this page, and if you like what you see, consider pledging your support! I post every week and it’s a fun time to join in, as the fourth Isle of Elsi story begins on May 31st, and will continue well into 2020 – it’s a whopping 104 pages!
The second Isle of Elsi story, Draziw the Wizard and the Menagerie of Messengers is complete! (This finished grid of 9 pages is slightly less impressive than the grid of 99 pages from IOE 1). You can read the whole short story online for free (Page 1 starts right here).
I’m taking one week off and then IOE 3 will begin on February 8.
I also wanted to let people know that from now on I will be unlocking one post from my Patreon Backer Blog each month, to give people a better idea of the kind of content that I’m creating in there. Below are links to the two new posts I have unlocked so far this year, or you can always check the “Public” tag to see all of my free posts!
The first Isle of Elsi story, R.J. Jr. in The Dragon’s Librarian is complete! You can read all 99 pages of the story online for free! ( It starts here on page 1 ).
My wife has convinced me that it is a good idea to institute a new rule, where every time I finish a chapter of Isle of Elsi, I take a one-week break. So there will be no update on Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving!) but the first page of the new chapter will be up on November 30.
Thank you everyone for your support of this project so far! I’ve never had so much fun working on a comics project before, and look forward to keeping it going for many years to come.