PONTAGAR: I’m the champion of the Fire Tribe – I’m no one man’s hired sword, peasant or king – and I’m never the champion of a traitor.  And more – I am a champion of Erogenia. In the time I’ve spent fighting our real enemies with other champions of Erogenia I’ve learned what that can mean.  Of all people, Princess Zona made me feel a pride I’ve not had … ever.  I’ve learned the real value of honor and loyalty, Father.  I wish you’d been the one to teach me that. I’m sorry that you ever taught me otherwise. Now  – defend yourself. 


ARROGOND: Pontagar, you’re just upset. Heh – Zona?  The Moon Tribe is going to drag us down to ruin if we let them!  But – this is all a lot to take in at once I understand.  Put the weapon down.  I will forgive you – 


PONTAGAR: Forgive – ME?   YOU will forgive ME?  Gods above and below!  I spilled my blood to defend all of humankind. Oh – you think that’s funny?! I tell you I fought with the best – the BEST –  women and men, Erogenians, half-urtt and yes, a fine Kivalian as well.  We lost so many, Father, scores of my brothers and sisters dead, butchered and defiled by Urtts! For this?  For your dreams of an Erogenia of slavery, filth and craven worship of evil!!  


ARROGOND: I have been there, too, Pontagar! Don’t you dare lecture me about war! This is bigger than that! You don’t understand! We could lose everything!


PONTAGAR: I’m not the one who doesn’t understand, Father!  You don’t understand what we’re really defending, what we could really lose. It’s not just bare existence. It’s Erogenia. The Erogenia we’ve fought three thousand years to make. I didn’t get it before, but I do now.  And I would rather die than live in the world you want us to go back to. 


ARROGOND: So be it, then.  I brought you into this world, by God if I have to I will take you out of it!

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19 thoughts on “There Will Be Blood Tonight – Page 1226

  1. I can’t help but notice that while Pontigar swears by gods above and below, presumably moon and earth, Arrogand swears by a singular deity. It seems that the man has already converted. I wonder if he still holds honesty sacred?

    1. And I notice that in the last pannel his father says “by God” singular. Shuach insists that he is the only God, I wonder how long Arrogond has been worshipping him

      1. I would guess it’s been long enough to have at least started to mold Pontigar into the ass we’ve previously witnessed. Fortunately, Pontigar’s been out and about enough to learn more about the world and how things work. Doing things the way of the moon goddess, one makes friends and builds relationships. Doing things the way of Shauch, one makes enemies and builds hatred.

        One of those helps you when you need it. The other? Not so much.

  2. @Ganurath
    I think that, by now, Arrogand holds nothing sacred regarding anyone and anything not on his side.

    Now, if Pontagar could just do a good and quick jab forward with his sword, this would be over.
    Come on, Pontagar! Do it!

  3. “Let the Gods decide” – Manowar.
    Let’s hear this song for this scene!

  4. No, don’t let the gods decide. It’s time for these two men to back up their own decisions, and may the Right provide the Might.

    1. @SanBernInAtlanta

      Aw, come on, man. I like this tune. And its lyrics are quite fitting too.

      1. 😂 the tune rocks! 🤘 Just acknowledging that this particular issue isn’t between the gods at this point, but two merely mortal men who have grown in opposite directions, each without the other realizing it until too late.

  5. Those are some exceedingly long and broad swords. I do not see how anyone could possibly lift one,, especially one handed. Steel is far too heavy at that size. Perhaps they are some exotic metal, such as Titanium?

  6. I am going to miss Pontagar after all.

  7. Oh, dear, Arrogand just tried to gaslight Pontagar. He’s the biggest arsehole of all arseholes.
    I’m firmly rooting for Pontagar to beat his arse; he’s in tip top shape after months of fighting urrts, so as long as Arrogand doesn’t have any nasty tricks up his sleeve he should do okay.

  8. Be an interesting fight. Pontagar is in his prime, been on the March staying fit and has recently been in the shit with a lot of battle experience. Arrogand must be on the downside of his prime, been in garrison on his throne and probably hasn’t raised his sword in a real fight for years. But, considering the side he’s chosen, he’s going to cheat and fight dirty without honor.

  9. What Pontagar needs more than he knows is a WITNESS to his father’s insanity. A witness to what the king has been saying would change the possibilities. I see Pontagar losing this fight and his father lying to put a good face on things.

    1. True that, Calisto. I hope that either Pontagar wins or that there is, unbeknownst to him, a witness willing to testify for him.

  10. @Burgeri
    Now, now. This fight hasn’t even started yet. 😛

  11. Width of those swords is ridiculous

  12. I think you could lift those swords one handed, but when it comes to fighting even an Erogenian is probably going to be using both hands… unless it is Zona

  13. The swinging of swords hasn’t started yet but the fight is well on the way…

  14. @Shyster
    Hmm… true, true. Besides Zona and her old man Zonn, that is. 😛

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Valentine’s Day Sex Drive 2020!

This year we are once again participating in a sexy web comics promotion.  We have a nice little pinup most of you would enjoy, and links there for a lot of other folks’ comics and sexy art: 

Valentine’s Day Sex Drive 2020

MST3KFan – POW! Right in the Nostalgia | Lou Graziani – Cy-Boar | Bumblebee – Drive On | Darksh1ne – Monstroniverse Adventures | The Letter M – The Restless Dead | Jay042 – Kaza’s Mate Gwenna | The D-Wrek – Twenty Four Seven | Blue Dragon – Dark Horse | Montis Echo Boeher – Glitch | Gojiramon – CKarrus | Lightfoot – Pulse | Team Lady Valiant – Lady Valiant | Midnight – Danger Zone One | utzsar – Rocks | Ebenezer Splooge – Hentai Poster Company | Ebenezer Splooge – Portcall Uranus | Ebenezer Splooge – PronQuest | Ebenezer Splooge – SFW Hentai | Ebenezer Splooge – Hentai High School | Ebenezer Splooge – Mammazon | Stilldown – Ariane Eldar’s Personal Place | Stilldown – Theater Of The Bloody Tongue | Barry Linck – Phineus: Magician for Hire | Barry Linck – Phineus | Amy Letts – Epic Fail | Sheryl Schopfer – Sharpclaw | Sheryl Schopfer – Deer Me | Julie Devin – Monster Soup | J.E. Draft – The Challenges of Zona | Jaycee Knight – Bloomin’ Faeries | Peter Anckorn – By The Book | The Blood Teller – Alvery Nerveaux’s Secret Case Files | Microraptor – Cryptida | rulerbrain – Selling Smiles | Caley Tibbittz Collopy – SwordCat Knights | Andrew Hunter – Delve | Mark Egan – Bata Neart | Mark Egan – Back Office | Alli Perry – My Hero! | Marshall Reeves – Yesterday Bound | Dizzaster Juice – WhiteOut | Dizzaster Juice – Offworld: The Crease | Zach Vanzile – West Tree Academy of Heroes | Ben Bourbon – Devilbear: The Grimoires of Bearalzebub | MonicaNG – MoonSlayer | John Harrington – Super Rivals | Lirvilas – Grinder$ | Lirvilas – Flyover Country | Arne Cooper – The Androssian Prophecy | Sean Harrington – Spying With Lana | yellowgerbil – Zoe the Vampire | Nick Greaves – The Great Isle of Prentil | Jacob Jones – Ayuri | Scott T. Hicken – Dark Reflections – Zen | Scott T. Hicken – Dark Reflections – Chaos | Scott T. Hicken – Exiern: Dark Reflections | Scott T. Hicken – Exiern | Stef Marcinkowski – Sarah Zero



My people, this is a global ecological emergency.  *All* of us need to pitch in as best we can.

So if it helps you get motivated,  then Zona, Mentl and all their friends are willing to bare it all for you to get the resources where they’re needed.  Send me an email with a forwarded receipt or screen grab of an Australian 10 dollar (or above) donation and we’ll send you a nice sexy pic of the “Challenges of Zona” character of your choice.

I chose these two organizations as being the ones that will help the wildlife and the people, but I am willing to accept any proof of (recent) donation to any accredited relief organization dedicated to assisting with the fight against these horrific bush fires Down Under.  

I’m a Californian, and I have seen my share of nasty wildfires, even more and worse in recent years. The Australian fires make anything I had to be evacuated from seem like a grease fire in my kitchen.  If you think you are safe from the effects of this disaster because you live on the other side of the world, think again.  This is worse than any fantasy world-beater my imagination could come up with.  I have given and will give again.  

For those of you who just like to click: 



Red Cross: 


I’ve given and will give again next paycheck.  How about you?

Warmest regards,


Zona G8 Mk2

Just at the moment, we’re temporarily stalled on the animation project. So we’ve taken advantage of the lull to revisit the Gen 8 model of Zona, and I think this time, even more than last, we’ve hit it on the head. So Brian came up with a couple of pinups of her of which this is a closeup. If you want to see more (much more) become a Patreon patron at https://www.patreon.com/JEDraft

Warm regards, all!


That’s right – from now through August 14th,  all new rewards will be unlocked for all Patreon patrons of The Challenges Of Zona!  This will give our one dollar Erogenians a taste of what they’ve been missing, and hopefully encourage others to become patrons and sample our best stuff! 

And as for you others who have already given above and beyond, have no fear.  August and September we will have a Double Rewards promotion with biweekly Sexy Stuff, Throwbacks and other goodies to reward you for your patience and generosity.  

Just sign up for one thin US Dollar at:


Warmest Regards, 


R.I.P – P-Chan

My heart is heavy tonight. We had to say goodbye to my dear constant companion and the inspiration for all the black cats in “Challenges Of Zona”, my beloved friend, P-Chan.
He was very old and finally was very confused and in great pain. So we eased him into Summerland Thursday evening.
Nonetheless, he’s still there in the past and in my memories, and in Inky and in Incus and in the one-eyed winged cat from the Otherwhen. (Yes, long-time readers will remember when he lost his eye to an abcess, years ago.)

He was a very very very good boy.

Warm regards,

RIP, Peter Tork.

When the world and I were young, just yesterday
Life was such a simple game a child could play

It was easy then to tell right from wrong
Easy then to tell weak from strong
When a man should stand and fight
Or just go along

But today, there is no day or night
Today, there is no dark or light
Today, there is no black or white
Only shades of gray

I remember when the answer seemed so clear
We had never lived with doubt, or tasted fear

It was easy then to tell truth from lies
Selling out from compromise
Who to love and who to hate
The foolish from the wise

But today, there is no day or night
Today, there is no dark or light
Today, there is no black or white
Only shades of gray

It was easy then to know what was fair
When to keep and when to share
How much to protect your heart
And how much to care

But today, there is no day or night
Today, there is no dark or light
Today, there is no black or white
Only shades of gray
Only shades of gray…

Valentine’s Day Sex Drive 2019

I was approached by some of my fellow Webcomic creators about a Valentine’s Day cross-promotion where we create sexy images of our characters and put them out there along with everyone else’s for Valentine’s Day.

“Sexy stuff!?” I cried, aghast, “With Zona? Heaven forfend!”

But after a little persuasion, I decided to go ahead and put one out there. Follow the links and see mine and everyone else’s.

Happy V-Day all!

Warm regards,


Here is a censored version of mine. Follow the link to get to the full rez, uncovered version.

Valentine’s Day Sex Drive 2019

Stilldown – Theater Of The Bloody Tongue | Matt Burns – Skorgul Tales | Joseph O. Possum – Jack Legend | utzsar – Rocks | Inky – Ink Dolls | Amy Letts – Epic Fail | Sheryl Schopfer – Deer Me | Lou Graziani – Cy-Boar | Barry Linck – Phineus | Barry Linck – Phineus: Teen Wizard | Barry Linck – Phineus: Magician for Hire | hpkomic – RGBots | hpkomic – Cosmic Dash | Julie Devin – Monster Soup | J.E. Draft – The Challenges of Zona | Jaycee Knight – Bloomin’ Faeries | Peter Anckorn – By The Book | Jeremy Begin – After the Dream | The Blood Teller – Alvery Nerveaux’s Secret Case Files | Microraptor – Cryptida | Lirvilas – Bleach Blonde Valkyries of the Fourth Reich | Ebenezer Splooge – SFW Hentai | Ebenezer Splooge – Nine Tails of Titsune | Ebenezer Splooge – Mammazon | rulerbrain – Selling Smiles | Caley Tibbittz Collopy – SwordCat Knights | Andrew Hunter – Delve | Mark Egan – Bata Neart | Mark Egan – Back Office | Alli Perry – My Hero! | jeromatic – Planet Squad | jeromatic – Bunny Wiggins | Arne Cooper – The Androssian Prophecy | Marshall Reeves – Yesterday Bound | Sean Harrington – Spying With Lana | John Harrington – The Savage Sword of Sharona | Dizzaster Juice – WhiteOut | Dizzaster Juice – Offworld: The Crease | Zach Vanzile – West Tree Academy of Heroes | Ben Bourbon – Devilbear: The Grimoires of Bearalzebub | MonicaNG – MoonSlayer | yellowgerbil – Zoe the Vampire | Nick Greaves – The Great Isle of Prentil | Jacob Jones – Ayuri | Scott T. Hicken – Exiern: Dark Reflections | Scott T. Hicken – Exiern | Stef Marcinkowski – Sarah Zero


Over the past year, my Patreon patrons have been generously giving me money to pursue my vision of an animated web series based on The Challenges Of Zona.  In return they get early updates, desktops and other fun stuff.   But all of it has had one goal.  And we have just passed the first milestone on the way to that goal. I have just made the first payment to a talented young animator who is contracted to produce a 61-second fully animated trailer for The Challenges Of Zona. We’re both really enthusiastic and I have high confidence that, within the next month or two we will have something to show folks that we’re serious about bringing a new fantasy phenomenon to the web. I needed all of you, patrons and fans alike to support me in this and you have not disappointed.  Eventually everyone will see the end product, but Zona’s patrons will be in on all the latest updates, new character models, tests, renders and everything as it happens, plus any other extras we can give in humble gratitude. So be not shy.  And, if you can, buy into the future of fantasy entertainment.  one dollar, five dollars -ten or whatever you can afford.   You won’t be sorry!  This is happening! We’re doing it.  We’re moving forward.  We’re bringing Zona to life. In the word of the great Stan Lee: EXCELSIOR!! Watch this space! Warmest regards, JED   https://www.patreon.com/JEDraft

Patreon: Sexy Sunday Update

You remember when our intrepid adventurers were stranded in Hollywood, California for awhile and the bored Zona would spend her time in the pool?  Well sometimes she would forego the bathing suit.  And your faithful storyteller did record the event. My generous patrons at Patreon can see the whole thing in a high resolution desktop. Do subscribe if you can, not just for the boobs and fun stuff, but to help Zona get to our goal and make an animated demo which, naturally, my patrons will be the first to see!   Warmest regards,   JED