Hero fur Hire returns?

It’s seldom that I can go a month without one of my friends urging me to return to drawing webcomics — which is ironic considering my four previous forays have seldom lasted particularly long.  In truth, the longest was the original incarnation of Jaitera which ran for roughly 70+ pages.  Part of my retiscence in returning to webcomics is that I consider myself perhaps the most criminally inefficient artist of all time.  Cleaning up my sketchwork and digitally inking and coloring the comics takes an impractical amount of time and, given my current foray into streaming and other video entertainment, I have even less free time than I did when I first started drawing comics.

However, that said, I have recently been guilted into digging out and hooking up my Wacom Cintiq tablet so that I can practice drawing directly electronically.   Below is my (second) attempt at drawing with the tablet…

After some initial success, I’ve decided to consider the possibility of maybe potentially resuming my work on one of my webcomics — Hero fur Hire (which is still available for review online here) and, in the fine tradition of the various “reboot events” done by major comic book companies and reliving the event that actually started HfH itself, I decided to determine the course of the new storyline by having my characters “fight” one another in a battle royale type tournament.

After two rounds of “battle”, the team has materialized in such a way that the universe doesn’t even require a formal reboot but can actually proceed with little more than a time lapse.  I’ve even gone so far as to begin work on the updated characters, beginning with the one that I had previously determined would never actually return to the comic world…

Djet Munroe was originally a cocky, girl-crazy high school student and cousin to the other series lead, TJ.  In the five year timelapse that will have occurred, Djet, following his cousin’s departure into the cosmos with the goddess, Shara Elix, was left to fend for himself.  Unfortunately, while engaging in his Hero Licensure Trial, the mission escalated dangerously, causing Djet to become trapped in a mystical world in the midst of an ice age for several years.  By the time he returned to his homeworld with the help of the witch, Morrigan, he had missed his chance to graduate high school, failed his Hero Licensure Trial and had his family assets seized, leaving him destitute and desperate.  Since then, he has found new employment with an investor looking to capitalize on the heroic legacy of Djet’s family name by establishing a new team with Djet and Morrigan at the head.

Let me know what you think and if I should proceed with the comic or not…

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