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There’s a lot of art that I’m happy with in this chapter. I am reveling in my love for drawing city alleys!

Quick announcement: Comic Tea Party is hosting a chat session about Heart of Keol this Thursday! The chats happen on Discord, so if you use Discord, I would love to have you at the session. Please see the Comic Tea Party site for their server link, and this handy site for time zone converting!

Not so quick announcement:
Roughly a year ago, HoK was accepted into the SpiderForest webcomic collective. (Which genuinely shocked me; I just applied to defy my fear and wasn’t expecting to get in!) New members get in every year or so, and the 2018 new members are IN! I am honored to have their company!

Here are some of the new member comics. If you like HoK, you might enjoy the warmth of Earth in a Pocket, the loose aesthetics of Faction, the vibrance of Temerity, and the out-of-the-ordinary worldbuilding of Gifts of Wandering Ice! (I actually don’t really think of HoK’s worldbuilding as anything special, but people seem to find it unusual and interesting!)

Earth in a Pocket: Anthropologist-turned-astronaut Halisi Mwangi’s lifelong mission is to bring the past to the stars. One unexpected malfunction later, however, and Halisi is space-shipwrecked on a strange alien world. As she struggles to survive and find a way back home, she finds herself with a new mission: to teach the local alien denizens about humanity, armed with only the contents of her pockets.

Faction:In the game of MUlate, players are sorted into Factions and must fight for domination. Emma Martina – a well known sponsored player – has played MUlate since it first launched, but with her Faction on the brink of elimination and mounting pressure from her sponsors, she begins to wonder how long she has before she’s out of a job.

Temerity: Taeru is a very serious genetically enhanced super-soldier. Naia is a less serious sugar-addicted mercenary. Together they’re the best work-for-hire duo in the galaxy. In an intergalactic world of mechas, brain hacking, and terrible pun t-shirts, Taeru and Naia spend their days performing daring missions for their clients and fighting their own personal demons. Now they’re embarking on the most dangerous mission yet: taking down the organization that created Taeru—and attempting to keep their partnership strictly professional.

Gifts of Wandering Ice: “Gifts of wandering ice” is a sci-fi comic about ancient things people find in melting icebergs. These things, the “ice gifts”, can be anything from frozen ancient trash to valuable technology and even living creatures. Studying ice gifts is dangerous but it’s the only way to restore the forgotten history of humanity.