Isle of Elsi Book One Kickstarter Launches April 2nd!

Isle of Elsi Kickstarter - April 2019

For the last few months I have been getting ready for the Isle of Elsi Book One Kickstarter, which launches next week, on April 2nd!

The goal will be to collect the first three Isle of Elsi stories into a 144-page, hardback, full color book. Check back here for a link to the campaign after it launches!

IOE 3 is Fini!

All 15 pages of Nogard the Dragon in The Search for Spinoza

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:

• IOE Process Post #3 – Layout!
• IOE Process Post #4 – Penciling!
• IOE Process Post #6 – Coloring!

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!

IOE 2 is Through!

Draziw the Wizard and the Menagerie of Messengers

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!

IOE 1 is Done!

All 99 pages of R.J. Jr. in The Dragon's LibrarianThe 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.