For the second year in a row, Isle of Elsi has been nominated for the Best Webcomic Eisner Award! I’m so honored that a new panel of judges once again found my webcomic worthy of nominating. Check out the full list of nominees, and if you are a comics professional, keep an eye out for your electronic ballot, and please consider voting for Isle of Elsi!
If you are not registered, you have until June 1st to do so, using this form. The voting deadline is June 8th.
You can read the nominated story, Randy Remarf in The Door Dilemma online, in its entirety, for free!
I came up with the initial idea for this story in 2008, during my first trip to the Angoulême comics festival in France. It was my first time ever visiting Europe, and I was blown away by the wide variety of beautiful, unique, handmade doors.
I’d like to thank my Patreon supporters, who helped subsidize the creation of this story, and my friends who provided feedback on early outlines and thumbnails: Gabe Carleton-Barnes, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Max de Radiguès, and Greg Means.
Isle of Elsi Adventures #3 is now available for online ordering! This issue collects the third and final installment of Sally Sanders in The Egalliv Examiner, during which the town builds a new theater, with a bit of help from the local dragon!
Issue #3 has been added to the Isle of Elsi Adventures #1-5 Preorder Pack. Preorder copies have already shipped and new preorders will be sent issues #1-3 immediately, then issue #4 in June and issue #5 in September.
Issue #3 will be debuting at the MoCCA Arts Fest in New York City April 2-3, 2022. I’ll be at table C 228 all weekend long, so if you are in the area, please swing by and say a masked hello!
Each week when I have a new page of Isle of Elsi, I post about it on a variety of platforms to help spread the word (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Patreon). I recently set up a Ko-Fi page where I will start posting pages when the seventh Isle of Elsi storyline begins.
Since I’ve never posted any pages on Ko-Fi before, and I’m new to the platform, I thought it would be fun to repost the previous Isle of Elsi stories on there, a page a day. If you’d like to follow along, you can hit the “follow” button on my Ko-Fi page. It’s also very easy to make a donation through Ko-Fi if you are enjoying Isle of Elsi.
I also set up a Ko-Fi shop where you can get all the Isle of Elsi PDF eBooks for $0+, or order physical copies of my comic books, and books. It seems like a really cool platform, and I’m excited to experiment with it!
Last week I posted the final page of “Randy Remarf in The Door Dilemma.” You can now read the entire story! Here is a link to the first page.
I post these comics online for free, but they take a lot of time and skill to create. If you would like to support Isle of Elsi I have a $1/month Patreon and I can accept donations through Ko-fi and PayPal. You can find links to these services on the support page.
With this story completed, I’m starting another “writing hiatus” where I will be thumbnailing the next story. It’s going to be a long one (100+ pages!) so I’m not sure how long I’ll be writing. I’ll report back here when I’m getting ready to post pages again.
Until then, thank you all so much for your support of this webcomic! I especially appreciate everyone who helped me spread the word about it. Best, Alec
Isle of Elsi Adventures #2 is now available for online ordering! This 32-page, full-color comic book picks up right where Issue #1 left off, collecting pages 37-72 of Sally Sanders in the Egalliv Examiner.
When Sally follows Rex to the dragon cave in the woods above town, she is followed by the mysterious Mr. Witts, who tells everyone what they are up to! Witts vows to return to Egalliv in three days to take Nogard the dragon away. Can Sally and Rex find a way to fix the town’s problems and save the dragon before time runs out? Find out in this exciting installment!
You can also preorder the first five issues of Isle of Elsi Adventures. Issues #1 and #2 will ship right now and issues #3-5 will ship as soon as they become available (in March, June, and September).