Chapter 2: The First Days of a Hobbit

Chickening Around Chapter 2

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Anyone who has gone through the intro quest (including tutorial) of the Hobbit race would know of this whole ordeal.
The moment you’re thrown into the Middle-earth, you get threatened by a Ringwraith, imprisoned by Blackwolds, come across heaps of corpses and spiders, and the whole town you tried to protect ends up getting burned down. Then just when you finally manage to arrive safely in the Shire, that whiny little Sackville-Baggins of a hobbit sends you on an errand to get compensation for… himself. Whoop-dee-doo.
At least you get to hear this awesome music at the beginning.

Word of the Stripper:
Finally an update! Thank you for waiting.
I’ve been experimenting on coloring hair, which is why it looks so messy. One day I’ll settle down on a set style. I’m just so out of practice. I guess that’s what I get for not drawing for so long! The hardest part of this chapter was of course drawing all the armors. UGH. I tried to draw them as close to the original game design. I usually suck at designing clothes, so it’s very nice to have examples, but boy is it difficult! Archet burning down was the easiest thing to draw (apology to the citizens of Archet). I must’ve drawn that panel in less than 10 minutes while the first panel took me over an hour just for the armor itself. -_-

A New Beginning

And so, another year has gone by, and a new year has come.

Highlights of 2011 regarding the world of Middle-Earth:
Purchased the extended box set of LotR blu-ray
Started playing LotRO
Started reading the Silmarillion – never finished
Joined LMB
Got involved with BBB – degeneration
Started comic strip blog – much procrastination
Became an officer of LMB – I fear for the future of LMB

My goals for 2012:
Get Carica to level 75
Attend Weatherstock!
Read more Tolkien books
Watch the Hobbit movie!!!
Draw more strips

Chapter two of the comic strip has been sitting unfinished for a month now, due to me being busy/lazy/distracted/whatever excuse you can add, but there will definitely be an update this week, so look forward to it!