Friday, June 30, 2017

Comic 734 -- A Long-Awaited Wish Granted

And there was much rejoicing!

http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comic734.html


You know, I didn't actually plan on what happened here with the unicorn. I included one on a whim when drawing the courtyard panel a couple strips ago, as one of the many victims held prisoner by the Songbirds of Rhiannon. But damned if Sharon didn't insist on rescuing the thing. She did try to warn me, so many years ago...

Now I'm not sure what to do with it. Unlikely the unicorn will play a huge role in the story to come, but you never know with these things. After all, in the original conception of Thunderstruck, Gail didn't play a huge role either. Look how that turned out.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Comic 733 -- The Hard Way

Well, here comes Plan B.

http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comic733.html

The thing about having the ability to heal yourself is that it sometimes opens up some pretty horrible options.

Worth it on the balance, but in the short term... ouch.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Comic 732 -- The Odysseus Gambit

Sharon looks for answers in Homer...

http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comic732.html


... with somewhat mixed results. Maybe this would work better if she was dealing with threats from Greek mythology instead of Celtic mythology.

Speaking of mythology, I just enjoyed the Hel out of Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology, which I would recommend to anyone who digs old legends like I do. Since you're here and reading this comic, odds are good that you fall into that category.

Will Sharon's next move draw from a different mythical inspiration? Tune in next month...

Friday, March 31, 2017

Comic 731 - All About the Hunting

And here we are...

http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comic731.html

Well, either they'll get torn apart by hounds or have to figure out how to get by some seriously hypnotic singing birds. What to do, what to do...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Comic 730 -- Hags Are No Joke

While one might think it's all downhill after a giant sea monster...

http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comic730.html



... it really is a bad idea to underestimate a hag. Even the children of Thor get the willies when that sort of action goes down.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Comic 729 -- Battle with the Serpent, Part 3

If you're wondering where the "Ka-boom" is...



... I got you covered.

I had lots of fun drawing this battle. Hope you guys enjoyed it.

Can a hag be worse than a kaiju-class sea serpent? What about songbirds? We're about to find out...

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Comic 728 -- Battle with the Serpent - Part 2

More action! Mythic forces hurl themselves into battle!

http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comic728.html

Okay, it's only a few panels of big splashy images, but time is hard to come by in December. I'm pleased I was able to get something out at all.

Hope everyone had a good holiday... the story of Thunderstruck continues in 2017.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Comic 727 -- Battle with the Serpent

Something rarely seen... a war dirigible vs. a giant sea monster!


http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comic727.html

Whew! This page was huge and took more time than I expected. I'm still pretty awkward with coloring... oh well.

Owing to vacation, next month's installment will be considerably shorter. Still... enjoy the epic showdown!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Comic 726 -- Guardians of Annwn

Time for mythology and danger!

http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comic726.html


I have to say, I've been looking forward to Sharon's adventures in the Exile World for a very long time. One of the big joys about coming back to Thunderstruck has been the chance to write and draw all the weird monsters, gods, and mythical lands Sharon encounters in her travels. Plus her airship.

Hope you enjoy these sequences as much as I do!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Comic 725 -- Next Destinations

Time to talk to the head...

http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comic725.html

I try not to think too hard about what Bella's existence would be like, but every time my nose itches, I kind of feel sorry for her.