Chapter 25 COMPLETE AND UPDATES!

Hello everyone and happy last Monday of February, and today I’m NOT going to waste your time. Both pages for chapter 25 are complete and I don’t want to drag this out, so today I’m posting a DOUBLE page update and giving you the final two pages of Chapter 25 all at once today.

Now it’s time for some major updates. I’m MOVING, yes moving… to a new place. I’m finally getting my own apartment after all these years and this is a major change for me.

Without going into full details the years have really changed. When this comic had just started in 2014 I was just out of college, and working a part time job. Then I moved to a new state and got another part time job. Shortly after that, things went south. Getting steady pay was hard, we were still struggling to get this project up in the air, and then the pandemic. I got real depressed, and fell on real hard times, working on this comic series was the only thing I really enjoyed in life and I was struggling with the realities of being a struggling artist. Then last year I finally got a full time job, and over the course of time kinda recovered from the depressing time of my life. I’ve been working to improve my craft and have found pure joy in what what I do, better than I ever had before.

Family relations have gotten better and I’m SO MUCH happier than I was years ago, and now I’m finally getting out into the world ready to embark on my own journey and life.

So that being said, now I really WANT to do some serious work and more with Kalwa and the rest of Green Raptor Studios in my journey of life. We are going to publish the first volume, we are looking at summer, this time for real. I just need to update the fifth chapter, put some extras together and get some more goodies in there. All of that has been on my plans, but first I’ve had to pack up and get ready for the move. My primary concern was to finish chapter 25 before the move so I don’t leave anything hanging before I have to unload and move into the new house.

I’m also planning to get back on webtoons. The current Kalwa comic I don’t think will work well on Webtoons, but I have a gag comic called Kid Kalwa planned to go. More on that later. For the next few weeks, I’ll mostly be busy setting up the new house. However I will still be putting out artwork along with sketches and some behind the scenes work. I’ll do my best to keep everyone updated on when you can expect the next chapter and what’s coming out. So that’s what I just wanted to get out as well as thank everyone who follows this site and gives support. It all goes a long way and really shows me and my co-writer that our work is appreciated. My feeling is much like Kalwa’s smiling face down below.

So all that done, click the thumb down below and enjoy the remainder of chapter 25.

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Hideyoshi and Karou Character Art

I finally decided to give Hideyoshi and Karou their colored character artwork so you can see what they look like in color. The two did appear in a group shot at the end of chapter 23, course they were in the background. Karou also finally gets a pattern added to her kimono, which I intended to have in her debut, but I kinda… FORGOT. Anyway, here’s their official character artwork in full color.

Chapter 25 Page 24

Today’s update is getting off a little late. I recently developed a sore throat that became a cough, so I’ve been trying to fight it off and wanted to turn in early last night. Usually the pages are already uploaded to the pages and by the time these posts are scheduled, they’ve already been up there for a few hours. But last night I just couldn’t do it and just wanted to go to bed to try and get better.

Anyway, here’s the latest page to chapter 25, the final two pages of this chapter will be up next week as we wrap up yet another chapter in this arch! As usual click the thumbnail below to see what we got.

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Chapter 25 Page 23

Nearing the end of another chapter everyone. As I may have mentioned before, I’m getting ready to move to a new apartment, so I’m hurrying to get this chapter finished before the move. So it’s been a bit of an obsessive time, but we are now only three pages away from finishing. As usual, click the thumb below to read the latest page.

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Sunday Sketch: Sato Dojo

Sunday Sketch once again, this time it’s a location sketch. So this is a sketch area map of the Sato Dojo, of course the main setting for the Japanese arch. I always try to map out locations, though kinda have a bad habit of not double checking sketches when I start drawing them in the comic.

There was supposed to be a lot more plant life around the dojo, including Cherry Blossoms at the training ring. But I kinda forgot to draw them in there, or maybe I just thought it would be easier not to. I actually looked back on these for the pages that will be uploaded this week and forgot about the location of the lower servant housing.

Also looking back on it, I cant believe I put the servant hot spring so far away from the housing area. This would mean a long walk from the hot spring to the housing, especially if a servant wanted to walk with only a towel. I really got to better use these sketches in the future for new locations.

Date with Kalwa!

Happy Valentine’s Day everybody. I know I didn’t do a Sunday Sketch yesterday, I got busy wrapping up drawings, packing my stuff up for a move, and I figured it being the Superbowl… Well this should make up for it, with this special Valentine’s picture. Kalwa’s asking you out on a date, would you accept her offer? What kind of date would you take her on? Any ideas feel free to comment down below and share it with all. Once again, happy Valentine’s Day!!!

Chapter 25 Page 21

Happy Monday everyone, as per usual, we got a brand new page up for your viewing pleasure. This one’s a bit epic, based on the thumbnail below. Kalwa’s locked in a heated fight with Hideyoshi, so how will she fair this time? Click the thumbnail below to see what’s going on.

But… BUT.. that’s not all we got for you. We got something else coming up for you in the very next post…

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Kalwa and Will Vandom

A remake of a piece from a couple years ago, Kalwa meets Will Vandom from the comic/animated series W.I.T.C.H. This idea initially spawned after doing an Ask Me Anything segment when someone asked me what fictional character I would like Kalwa to meet, to which my answer was Will Vandom, given that the two are two new girls in town, both wear hoodies (though Will does change her clothes) and both like collecting things.

I actually drew these two together twice before. The first one was the two in civilian clothes just like this one, the second was in Guardian form with Kalwa even getting her own Guardian outfit. So here we are with the two once again after years of progress, just being buddy and buddy!