Page 177: Back in Business

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UPDATE: Hi folks! I will be attending San Diego Comic Con this year and signing copies of HELM Book 1: Harbinger at the Action Lab booth (Booth 1735). Come visit me between 4:00-5:00 PM on Saturday and 12:00-1:00 PM on Sunday. Please double-check Twitter for last minute updates.

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And that’s a wrap for Chapter 7: Old Wounds!

We’re still working on the next chapter — Into the Orclands — and while I could post the few pages from that chapter that we’ve already completed, my preference would be wait until we’ve built more of a buffer so I can publish more pages on a consistent basis for a longer run. In other words, I’d rather take a break for a few weeks (4-8; although, probably closer to 4 weeks) so I can publish a page every week when we’re caught up and have plenty more pages ready to be posted.

That said, if you don’t want to wait, you’re always welcome to donate a few bucks to us via our Patreon page. You’ll get access to a bunch of content there — concepts, sketches, line art, completed pages, story docs, scripts, and all kinds of WIP files.

Because it may be a few weeks before you visit again, let me share one other note with you here.

  • I’ll be attending San Diego Comic Con in July. I’m not sure if I’ll be signing copies of HELM Book 1 yet (I had the opportunity last year but was unable to attend) but if I do, I’ll share the news on Twitter and Facebook… so be sure to like/follow Crookshaw Creative on those channels (so I can keep you up to date).

I think that’s all for now. As always, we appreciate your all your comments, tweets, likes, and support. HELM is a passion project, a labor of love, so if you enjoy this series — please let it be known and let us know. It goes a very long way… perhaps more than you realize.

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Page 176: Keys to the Castle

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Yowza! That looks like it hurts.

Just 1 more page remains to close out Chapter 7: Old Wounds. I can’t wait to share the final page next week. It’s probably my favorite end page of any chapter so far.

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Page 175: Gotcha!

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Only 2 more pages left until we close out Chapter 7. If you want to find out what happens earlier, remember to check out our Patreon. For just $5, you get access to all of our WIP pages and even early scripts.

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Page 174: Idiot

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Who’s the real idiot in this scene?

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Pages 173: That Explains That

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Let’s get ready to ruuummmmbbbblllleeee….

Aaannnnddd, just one more reminder — I’ recently updated our Patreon page so you can pledge as low as $1. For $5, you now get even more… including scripts (e.g. this weekend, I just posted the first 16 pages of the script for Chapter 8, which we’ve begun illustration on already). You can also see everything we’re working on before it’s posted here.

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Page 172: Dapes Departs

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Things are about to get a whole lot interesting.

Also, a notable update — I’ve updated our Patreon page and completely revamped our tiers. You can support us starting at just $1 now, and for $5 you now get more (not only do you get all our concepts, sketches, pages before they’re published, but also all our script and story docs). I update Patreon pretty regularly (even when we have no patrons :P).

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Page 168: I Gots the Experience

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Weapons displayed on the wall. How convenient. :)

Also, a special request to readers — Ringo Award nominations have begun. If you have a second, please consider voting for HELM for one or more categories. You don’t need to enter a nomination for each and every category, so the process can be very quick and easy. Visit www.ringoawards.com to vote.

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Page 167: A Loose End

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We return to the western shore of the Midlands… where a dweller appears to start his schemin’.

Also, a special request to readers — Ringo Award nominations have begun. If you have a second, please consider voting for HELM for one or more categories. You don’t need to enter a nomination for each and every category, so the process can be very quick and easy. Visit www.ringoawards.com to vote.

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Page 153: Magick Mirror

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What is thy bidding, my master?

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Page 134: Who?

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In case you haven't heard, HELM Book #1 (that's Chapters 1 through 5, including extras like concept art, sketches, and a new map) is now available as a trade paperback book for pre-order. The easiest way for you to order a copy is through Amazon. Pre-order HELM Book 1 here

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Page 133: Dragooned Debriefing

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Dapes turns his attention to his other captive... one of the legionnaires we last saw in Chapter 4. 

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Page 132: Crack or Splinter

The interrogation continues. Dapes is getting closer to piecing together exactly what Luna is up to. How long will Rusty be able to tolerate the pain? Will he crack, or will he splinter? 

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Page 131: Ruins of the Red Spire

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Heeey... look who's back. It's him, and him, and oh... Mr. Six-Guns too!

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Page 93: Dweller's Demise

Hi folks! If you haven't already heard, HELM was nominated for an Eisner Award in the Best Digital Comic category. Voting closes at the end of the day on Friday, so if you (and/or your friends) work in comics (that includes webcomic creators and comic sellers), you're eligible to vote at www.eisnervote.com. We don't expect to win but you never know... we'd really appreciate your support! :)

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Page 92: Cover Fire

Hi folks! If you haven't already heard, HELM was nominated for an Eisner Award in the Best Digital Comic category. Voting closes at the end of the day on Friday, so if you (and/or your friends) work in comics (that includes webcomic creators and comic sellers), you're eligible to vote at www.eisnervote.com. We don't expect to win but you never know... we'd really appreciate your support! :)

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Page 91: A Warning Shot

I recently joined Anne Szabla of Bird Boy on an episode of the SpiderForest Podcast. Listen to the full interview by clicking here

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Page 90: Stairway Standoff

... and here's the second half of our 2-page spread. If you'd like to take a look at the full image, we'll post it on our Facebook page a little later today (perhaps it's already there).

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Page 88: Exit Strategy

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Page 86: Out of Exits

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Page 85: A Death in the Family

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