Slow at first, the fire builds. The words quicken. The emotions grow stronger. It’s all too much for Snow-by-Night as she losses consciousness…
This ends Chapter 15! We are taking a brief break until August 23 when we will begin the Ch15 vignette The Lake, illustrated by Amanda Gomes. This vignette isn’t a flashback. Instead, it picks up right where Chapter 15 left off. With Snow-by-Night. Yeah, she gets her own vignette! To see a preview on what’s happening to her, please vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comics. I promise that this vignette will be traumatic.
August is con-a-paluzza for us! We have Otakon (table B07) this coming weekend and then GenCon (Table L in Author’s Avenue!) the following weekend. Come see us! We have brand new books for Volume 1 of Snow by Night and Volume 2 of Final Arcanum. We also will have our new fanart prints of HG Wells Presents Voltron as well as our Age of Sail-or Scouts. Great stuff!
The experiment picks up speed. The fires begins to swirl around them. Blaise’s voice become thoughts that Snow-by-Night can hear. One page left in this chapter and it’s going to be a rough one for Snow. Vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comics to see of yourself.
Otakon is next week! Steph and I will be there with Volume 1&2 of Snow by Night and Volume 1 &2 of Final Arcanum. We’ll also be bringing our fanart prints for the Age of Sail-or Scouts and War of the Worlds Voltron. It’s our take on two of the fandoms we love. Steph will be posting some on social media. So keep an eye on my twitter feed!
Blaise and Snow must be connected: emotionally, physically, and spiritually. And so Pieter’s grand experiment begins. But where will this experiment end? See a hint when you vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comics!
Recovery continues. I’m back in the gym this week. Doing lots of walking mostly. Lots and lots of walking. Somewhere along the way, I strained an abdominal muscle. That one hurts when I sit up or sit down. Oh, good news. My 6 month scan came back clean! No cancer re-emergence. That’s a very good sign! Hurray for no cancer!
Love begets love; fire begets fire. Pieter plans to harness Blaise’s emotions and transfer some of his fire to Snow-by-Night. The words remind Blaise of another ceremony he witnessed in Sherbourg many months ago.
In addition to emotion, the physical is an important part of alchemy and there must be a path for the fire to transverse. Either that or Pieter is kinky. See for yourself when you vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comics!
Just a heads up, I am going to take a short hiatus after this chapter. Amanda Gomes is doing the next vignette which follows this chapter. It looks amazing, which is crucial because of how important this vignette is to the story. However, she’s had a rough year with moving, starting a new job, and then a death of a close member of her family. All of these have delayed page creation. Please excuse the brief delay while we finalize the vignette. The last page of Ch15 will be posted on Aug. 7. We’ll resume posting the vignette on Aug. 23. It’s only a couple of weeks and Steph and I will be at back-to-back conventions those two weeks anyway. If you’re going to Otakon or GenCon, come by and say hello!
When we start back up on Aug. 23, Snow by Night will be launching our new Patreon page! You’ll get to see Chapter 16 come together as Julie begins work on the thumbnails and Steph begins the color design work for the chapter. While the vignette is posting to the main webpage, I’ll be uploading the sketches, line art, and colors for Ch16 to the Patreon page. By the time the vignette is done, we should be about 8 pages ahead if not more. It’s going to be an exciting time to follow Snow by Night!
A hypothesis! Snow-by-Night must balance her elements and become more like Elemental Gold for her to find her heart. And Blaise is the path to do that. The experiment reminds Blaise of something far away and long ago as you can see when you vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comics!
My hernia operation was successful and now it’s time to take it easy and give the muscles time to heal. This does meant that I have lots of time to work on scripts. I finished the vignette for Ch16 last night! Woo! That finishes up Volume 4. Now it’s time to start outlining Volume 5.
The Morantine force Pieter’s hand. The time of study is done. We must experiment! See Pieter explain his experiment to the others when you vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comics.
Speaking of experiment, I had a hernia operation last Friday and boy does this hurt. It was an incisional hernia from my operation back in January. My liver kept slipping out between my muscles and pressing up against my skin. It was as unsightly and uncomfortable as it sounds. I’m back home, resting and recovering. I’m going to be a bit slow for the next couple weeks, but it shouldn’t affect the posting schedule.