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.)
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.
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.
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!
You people are wonderful, and today we crossed a bit of a threshold and have now more than fifty patrons who are helping us get to the ever-nearer goal of ten thousand bucks for the Zona animated demo and then beyond to a series!
Thanks so very much. All of you are important, and as an artist I feel everyone’s support, whether you can afford to be a patron on Patreon or not. But because I’m feeling jaunty I thought I’d share something from the past that had not been posted before. Going through my archives I came across a render of the luckless Ginsha I’m pretty sure I haven’t shared before. Half-urtt woman, now masterless and mostly insane, I promise that there is a resolution in her future.
Thanks to all you guys out there who have helped us make a great start on our goal! And as promised, I’m starting a 12-page one off story for my more generous patrons. It’s funny how the One Possible Future daughter of Zona and Mentl has come up again in the comments, because she’s the central character in this little tale. It’s not a great epic adventure, but you get to see Rachel deal with some of the problems of adolescence in a strange world – Earth. If you want to see this and other extras, (including all the sexy stuff) come put a few sheckels into the kitty to help make Zona come to life in an animated series! Warm regards – JED