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Episode 234: “I had no quarrel with it…”

I’d like to apologize for the puns. This was going to be a perfectly fine/awful start to a bloodbath and then I drew our hero leaping through the air like a pincushion and the word “aerodynamic” sprang to mind and it was all downhill from there.

This episode has some of my favorite drawing so far – and I just ruined it with puns. πŸ™‚

The orcs have come a long way visually from their first appearances – but they’re still pretty meta. I think I’ve learned a lot about cartooning in the four years since then. Though I’m certainly slower.

I needed one of the orcs to have a name in this episode and so the newest Patreon supporter Robert gets a shout-out.

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— Steve @theSteveConley

This Post Has 14 Comments

    1. Brother Parvis is right, like Quimp, it stands on it’s own, even without wishing to. It’s beautifully, alarmingly, garishly awesome.

  1. The egregious pun-density had me concerned I’d lose Patreon supporters. πŸ™‚ So far, they’ve all stayed on board. A bunch of masochists!

    Thanks for the very kind responses. I really appreciate it!

    1. I believe that puns are more intelligent humor because you have to understand both meanings of the word, like “quarrel”. You didn’t lose anyone and actually picked up a few more, like me! The detail of your illustrations is remarkable! I am amazed that you had time to do two a week. Hopefully we can get enough other Patreons so it could become your full time job (but only if that’s what you want)

  2. Wow, those orcs got some pun-ishment. I bow before your talent, it really has improved since those orcs apeared the first time. Thx for the link to the past

  3. Quimp flying through the air really gives the sense of graceful motion. So good the way you did it, Steve, that I can clearly see in my mind how he leapt up. Can’t see how he’ll land but somehow I doubt it’ll be with the same grace. πŸ˜†

    I had to look up how quarrel fit in with archery. Didn’t know it was another word for bolt. You’ve really outdone yourself here. Will you be able to top this in future strips? I sure hope so. Or at least match it!

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