Vera Knows

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Zik is back with the water, but Vera knows more than she’s letting on! What’ll happen next? Will she be mad at Zik? Stay tuned! Hey it’s another update! And you’re in for a treat: I’ve got another one for next week! [level-subsc]
So this page was actually completed on April the 3rd, along with the next page. Normally I’d just go ahead and post it, but I’m hoping to rebuild my buffer, but the next page after that is the crazy hard Zoz page. Wish me luck!
[/level-subsc] See you on the 16th!

Breaking The News

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Zik and Trent are back from their long hike, spring water in hand. But there’s bad news on their return! Another prisoner reports that Amelia has been arrested by the Clonoids and taken prisoner. Nobody has told Vera yet, so Zik will take on the responsibility, as he feels that Amelia’s arrest wouldn’t have happened if not for his fight with the soldiers. I’m so sorry for my extended absence! Believe it or not, I’ve been working furiously on the next bunch of pages. There have been a lot of things happening in my personal life, some bad but mostly good! Suffice it to say I’ve had very little drawing time available to me. Thank you so much for continuing to tune in. It is still my goal to get back on track with weekly updates. I’ve got so many Zik stories to tell you! An extra special thanks to the site members, too. You guys rock. [level-subsc]
So I’m partway done the next 5 pages after this. I’m hoping to be able to release them a bit quicker. The only one that might give me a headache is the Zoz page; I put a lot of detail into it and it’ll need some extra time to finish up. But I’m still spending every spare moment I have on Zik, so rest assured it’ll happen! As Al Gore says in South Park: Excelsior!
[/level-subsc] See you all next update!!

Testing The Water

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Zik’s curiosity about the water is understandable, considering how important the prisoners think it is. It’s fairly mundane, in reality, merely supplementing some minerals they’re not getting enough of from their captors. But Zik is always on the lookout for a new opportunity and the ionic silver in the water sounds like something to test out! …that is, if he can escape! What will he do when he learns that Amelia’s been arrested? [level-subsc]
The next Zik page is fairly simple to do, so I should be able to knock it out fairly quickly. After that, I think I’m going to get back to Project: Zoz page 2. I never got that finished because of the computer issues I was having. Those issues are much better now; I think I’ve got my display showing me colours accurately. Close just wasn’t good enough.
[/level-subsc] Thanks for keeping up with the story! Next page: back in spaaaaaaace!

The Spring

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They made it! A funny story by Zik ends a long, tiring journey across the hot sands to find this mysterious spring that can supposedly heal the sick. What was Zik talking about? Well, that was from another one of his adventures, and maybe one day we’ll read that story! Meanwhile, it’s time to stock up on this water and get it back to Aunt Vera! [level-subsc]
Thanks, mighty Zik members, for bearing with me while I got over this crazy migrane. It was almost 20 days long! I still feel kinda woozy, but as long as I can draw I’ll be A-OK! I worked pretty hard on the backgrounds for this page, so I hope the wait was worth it! The whole thing was done in Manga Studio 5, instead of Photoshop which I’ve been using up till now. MS5 has some nice features to it that I’d like to take advantage of, but Photoshop has certain advantages over it still. I’ll probably wind up doing a hybrid of the two. To see the process for this page, click here!
[/level-subsc] I’m still working on Project: Zoz page 2, and I’ll be working on the next Zik page at the same time. Stay tuned, friends! Adventure awaits!

Original Zik Page 8

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Yes, this is as far as I got. I never finished this page… I couldn’t think of a punch line and exams started up. Then high school was over and I spent the summer getting ready for college. These pages wound up in a file folder in a box and after twenty-odd years and a dozen moves, they somehow survived. I hope you enjoyed these pages! I wish I had done more of them, but hey, I guess better late than never, eh?