We’re On The Road!

We are moving from California to Connecticut, and we’re driving with the dogs and cat and so for the next couple of weeks the updates are going to be sporadic, and communication with you all might drop out. Never fear, we will return as surely as the sun rises and sets on our VW camper van. Still, I might have a little surprise for you Thursday or Friday. Stay tuned!
Warmest regards,
-JED

Animated Zona – Final version for Unreal Engine

This is the final version of Zona in Unreal Engine before we begin full production on the trailer.  Long time coming.  Brian’s outdone himself, IMHO.

She breathes, she moves, she inhabits the space.  Next update will have her in full-on sword-slinging action.   Brian wanted to show her being something other than angry and hulked out, so he imagined her swooning at the sight of Mentl.  I said that’s not really how the story goes, but it could be her first sight of Mentl naked, which is, well … long-time Zonaphiles know about Mentl’s Pride. 

This is the realization of a dream I’ve had for a very long time, to bring Zona and Mentl fully to life in an animated series telling their story. Romance, violence, adventure and sexy stuff! Thanks to all of you for your support, and especially to all the Patreon Patrons for the generosity that they have shown and continue to show.

patreon.com/JEDraft

Warm regards!  

-JED

GAME CHANGER: UNREAL ENGINE

Zonaphiles:

We have been at this for a long time now, and using Daz Studio for animation is adequate, but we needed much much more than it could deliver in order to do justice to Zona’s world. So we have ported all the Daz character assets into Unreal Engine, and Brian is finding that this is not only more realistic than we could have realized before in Daz, but also so much faster that he has accomplished more in six weeks than he did in six months before – maybe more. For myself I could not possibly be more pleased. This is a huge game changer!

This little teaser is a taste of what we will be making the series look like. It’s just the prelude to the opening scene where Mentl comes upon the Urtts. In 2021 the real stuff begins.

Until then, judge and compare the previous efforts to what Brian’s doing now.

Enjoy, and don’t forget, the patrons on Patreon.com/jedraft are going to see more sooner and enjoy additional benefits and rewards as well!

NOTE ALL:
We recommend that the video be watched in at least 1440 at 60fps for full effect.
Auto video quality in Youtube is set to much lower than that due to a decision on behalf of Youtube to decrease playback quality as a response to the increased use of broadband during the current crisis.


There are however, some ways to defeat this, as detailed in the video here:

Warmest regards,
JED

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Rich Morris – YAFGC Patreon

One of my favorite webcomics is “Yet Another Fantasy Gamer Comic” (https://www.yafgc.net/). Its creator, Rich Morris is a telented professional who has been creating these delightful fun, engaging and funny long form fantasy comics for years. At long last he’s got himself a Patreon site so that we can give back a little for all the free stuff he’s put out there.
My Zonaphiles will recall when he did the portrait of Zona and Mentl, and now as part of my Patreon-age, he’s doing a finished portrait of my choice. And I chose Ipola. The prelim sketches see below.

I cannot urge you strongly enough to support art, and support artists, and support this artist and his art.

https://www.patreon.com/YAFGCRIch/posts

Warmest regards,

JED

At Last! “Challenges Of Zona – Confessions” Visual Novel

Frigging finally, after hours and hours of solitary toil to make a visual novel/game of Zona (including an abortive attempt to export it which meant I had to practically recreate it from scratch) I have a 0.01 beta version as a demo. It is short and a bit rough around the edges, but I hope you all have fun with it.

Set in the master bedroom of the Hollywood mansion right after their engagement party, it’s where Zona confesses to her new silver-bonded Mentl the one thing that she has been keeping to herself forever.

In a way, this returns Zona to her origins in the adult find-your-path books she was created for, as the visual novel medium is just a higher tech version of that. Also, it’s very dirty. Definitely NOT safe for work.

I think of this as a “proof of concept” for one more product and direction we can take the characters and reward my wonderful Zonaphiles. Frankly, I think she lends herself to this medium pretty handily.

A one dollar patronage at patreon.com/JEDraft gets you access to this and much more!

Warm regards,

JED

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

https://barbarianprincess.com/VDSD2020/

HELP AUSTRALIA NOW

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: 

WWF: 

https://www.wwf.org.au/#gs.razbkt

Red Cross: 

https://fundraise.redcross.org.au/drr



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

Warmest regards,

JED