Senka http://eishiya.com/senka/ Poetic fantasy comic description involving trees. en-us Airuyin 15 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=248 This is one thing that hasn't changed between Airuyin and Senka - Shiun is still an ass. That's it! I had more of it thumbed out but I never scanned those pages. In summary: Nara goes to see a priest about monu, he gives his view on it (not quite the same as Shiun's), cautions her not to drink it. She does. Gets attacked. Shiun kills the thing. Half of what he said in this chapter was a lie and he did it just to make the creature attack, since that's the only state in which he can get at it. The end. The whole chapter would've been about 24-26 pages, I crapped out on page 19. So, <b>about Senka...</b> Chapter 2 hates me. I'm thinking of putting it on hold and doing chapter 3 instead, which of course doesn't rely on chapter 2. Digital or traditional? Am I the only one who cares? ...if it's any comfort, I feel pretty horrible about not updating Senka. It's somewhat mitigated by the size of my... buffer on <a href="http://blackdram.com">Black Dram</a>, but I know most of you don't read that. Blah. <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Wed, 2 Feb 2011 11:39:53 -0500 Airuyin 14 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=245 I promise that you will never see this kind of exposition in Senka. I hate this stuff. Urgh, infodumps. Also, most of this isn't accurate for Senka. <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 14:25:39 -0500 Airuyin 13 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=242 I've been so busy rewriting parts of BD that I haven't drawn anything for well over a week now, except one quick sketch of a new BD character. Oops. <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 11:33:52 -0500 Airuyin 12 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=239 Well, it's Sunday here! I remember freaking out about this page because of the angle, haha. I think I can do better now. ...I hope I can. Just three more pages to go of this story, oh no! <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Sun, 23 Jan 2011 3:08:26 -0500 Airuyin 11 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=236 More exposition coming up, apparently. <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Wed, 19 Jan 2011 11:26:33 -0500 Airuyin 10 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=233 Exposition time! This page would've been so much fun! ...and that's the only page that would've been fun. Just to make sure it's clear: In Senka, Shiun <b>can't</b> do this stuff anymore. No new vote incentive this week, but <a href="http://topwebcomics.com/vote/10466/default.aspx">vote</a> if you have a spare moment anyway? <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Sun, 16 Jan 2011 8:45:48 -0500 Airuyin 09 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=230 So... manga gkjhdklhy. Chiuyahanyin is an old Yeshise word, it means "person who owns and runs a restaurant" ahaha... Yeshise doesn't sound like that anymore. But "yin" still means "person/man". The <a href="http://topwebcomics.com/vote/10466/default.aspx">vote incentive</a> is what these thumbs look like before being resized and having text added. <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Wed, 12 Jan 2011 12:58:28 -0500 Airuyin 08 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=227 Shiun is an ass. I am considering (temporarily) switching the real Senka pages to digital for a while. I feel like I'm wasting paper with the current chapters. Translation: Chapter 2 is disappointing. Go <a href="http://topwebcomics.com/vote/10466/default.aspx">vote</a> for some two-year-old kitty Shiun. <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Sun, 9 Jan 2011 12:50:29 -0500 Airuyin 07 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=224 Psh, finished pages, who needs 'em. <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Thu, 6 Jan 2011 2:02:48 -0500 Airuyin 06 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=221 Last panel ruins the page. Also, lawl, fish. Eishiya has no fish! This is the last finished page, they get icky from now on. The vote incentive is the <i>old</i> version of the Yeshise alphabet. Not as different as you'd expect at first glance. <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Sun, 2 Jan 2011 14:33:19 -0500 Airuyin 05 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=218 Heeey it's a familiar face. Two of them even - the fat guy behind the counter ended up becoming the apothecary from chapter 1. And gigantic bowls. The vote incentive is the Garen Yeshise alphabet. I did not provide the "translations" of the sounds, I'll leave that up to you. I did group them, though. There are two big clumps of consonants and vowels, and some stand-alone symbols that do not fall squarely into one or the other, plus some modifiers. This alphabet might go some revisions before it appears in Senka, as there is a sound I want to take out, and a few I want to add that would make the sound of the language flow better. And if you're not interested, then perhaps vote anyway? Also, I just realized that I posted the first seven pages of this comic as vote incentives when Senka first started. Oops! But the ones I'm posting now are higher res, and I will post more of them this time. <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Wed, 29 Dec 2010 11:35:26 -0500 Airuyin 04 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=215 Oh Airuyin-era Eishiya, why so Asian? The language you see written here, Yeshise, doesn't look anything like that anymore. And no more noren, either. The vote incentive is a Secret Santa gift I received through SJ's SS event this year. <a href="http://www.smackjeeves.com/profile.php?id=28839">Break My Heart Comics</a> drew an adorable Shiun for me. ...whoa it's snowing outside right now! <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Sun, 26 Dec 2010 11:38:05 -0500 Airuyin 03 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=212 Oh look, I did one of <i>those</i> panels. The vote incentive is an alternate version of a panel from the previous page. ...can you tell I have no incentive stuff for this comic? Ahahaha fail. <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Wed, 22 Dec 2010 13:33:29 -0500 Airuyin 02 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=209 Oops! Updated on SJ but forgot to update here. 18 hours late /fail Shortest tentacle rape scene ever (it wasn't actual rape). The vote incentive is the sketch for this page. I remember being so proud of that open hand in panel 3, haha... but at least I've gotten better since! I am trying to raise money for a scanner big enough to scan the Senka pages, so that I don't have to waste so much time stitching the scans. I need about $170. There's a Donate button on <a href="http://blackdram.smackjeeves.com/comics/983510/1-00/">Black Dram</a>, so if you'd like to help me stay sane, you can. I've also still got the <a href="http://eishiya.storenvy.com/">first chapter books</a> for sale, if you want something in return for your money (but I still need to sell a few books before that money starts counting towards the scanner). <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 13:02:38 -0500 Airuyin 01 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=206 To break the silence, I've decided to upload Airuyin, a comic that was the precursor to Senka. It was similar in many ways to what Senka is now, but the differences are what make it interesting, I think. This comic was done in late 2008-early 2009, so it's about two years old now. Before you read it, there are some things to note: Eishiya, the world of Senka, went though some changes between this comic and Senka, so a number of things in this comic <i>no longer hold</i> for Senka. For example, the Asian influence, the exact concept of Flux as described in this story, Shiun's powers, the monsters... But despite these differences, I feel that this story was actually much more revealing of Shiun's character than the Senka story thus far. So, I hope you'll enjoy this, old as it is. I have 15 pages of this story to upload, and will upload twice a week (Wednesdays and Sundays). The first five pages are inked and complete, but the ten pages after that are rough pencil sketches with the text filled in. The story is incomplete, but I'll write about the ending to it once the last page is posted. And if you enjoy it, vote on TWC xP Today's incentive is the sketch for this page. <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Wed, 15 Dec 2010 15:59:31 -0500 Filler: Fanart! http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=200 <a href="http://www.smackjeeves.com/profile.php?id=21888">xkrazydog</a> drew me some fanart at MangaNEXT this weekend. And since... ah blah. Here it is. She also made some BD fanart, so check that out later today as the vote incentive there. I still have two Senka Shuyi books, and some regular Senka books left to sell. If you're interested, please check them out <a href="http://eishiya.storenvy.com/">here</a>. <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Sun, 31 Oct 2010 19:33:47 -0400 Hiatus D: http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=182 Reiterating ): Aside from perhaps a couple of (highly relevant) things I'd like to post, I will keep the "fillers" comic pages from now on, since comics are what we're here for. Current news: <a href="http://www.smackjeeves.com/comicprofile.php?id=86161">Black Dram</a> is being posted actively. I've worked out the kinks in the Senka script for chapter 2, will rewrite the dialogue soon, and resume work on pages after that. Working on the "sketch comic" mentioned above... More BL, oops. ...thanks to making this, I overwrote the original BD cover, oops. Now I don't have the big version for print ): Senka wants me to hate it, but I refuse. Will just have to make a prettier one. <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Mon, 20 Sep 2010 12:07:36 -0400 2.15 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=179 I don't know whether I'll miss drawing Shiun as a kid, to be honest. He's much more fun to draw as an adult. This is the last page of Senka for a while, I am going on my aforementioned hiatus, probably until the end of the semester. It's not because of time constraints (I still have enough free time for pages, and will continue to work on Senka), but because I've been having some trouble writing the chapters, so I think I should take a break and return refreshed and with a nice, fat buffer of pages. I do have more Senka done, but I think this is the most logical break point. In the meantime, there is <a href="http://www.smackjeeves.com/comicprofile.php?id=86161">Black Dram</a>, my other comic, which launched today. Black Dram has nothing to do with hiatus, and I've been working on both BD and Senka for the past month with no problems. Senka's hiatus is entirely because I am a crappy writer, haha. But fear not! Senka <b>will</b> be back. It is the reason I got into making comics, I will not abandon it. I will see Senka to its completion no matter what (unless I die first). If you're not already, I recommend subscribing to the <a href="http://eishiya.com/senka/rss.php">RSS feed</a> or +faving the comic on <a href="http://www.smackjeeves.com/comicprofile.php?id=71067">SmackJeeves</a> so that you're notified when Senka returns. <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Sun, 12 Sep 2010 18:51:41 -0400 2.14 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=173 Shiun is so emo. I hate the layout on this page and the lack of backgrounds, it's almost as bad as the Kuurenzi battle D: The next page (15) will be the last for a while, but I'm not ditching Senka, it'll be back. More info next week. The vote incentive is a close-up of the first panel, in case you wanted to see how wobbly everything looks before it's resized (actually, the incentive is resized too, it's 200dpi, but the original scan is 600dpi). <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Sun, 5 Sep 2010 20:27:04 -0400 2.13 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=170 Dreaded doing that bottom panel, but it ended up not being so bad. I am considering taking a break from Senka for a few weeks. If I do, it will be after page 15, which is a pretty nice break point (this story ends). When I come back, I'll have lots of buffer pages, which should really help with the stress. School is about to start, and I would really like to put lots of time into the future pages of Senka instead of crapping them out between lectures and work. I'd love to hear what you guys think. The vote incentive is more stuff from the BD pages. I love their height difference. <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Sun, 29 Aug 2010 18:58:55 -0400 2.12 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=167 That's probably the only hug he ever got. I think my little Senka-block is over. I got sick and didn't think I'd get to do a page today, but I did. This week's vote incentive is more Black Dram (my other comic) art. BD is filled with Draco making happy faces, and after all those :) :D =D 8D etc, Shiun's :| is actually more difficult to draw... I hope you guys don't mind the Black Dram incentives. Aside from Senka pages, which I can't really share early, BD is all I've been doing. <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Sun, 22 Aug 2010 18:43:41 -0400 2.11 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=164 Meet Ria. She likes flowers, apparently. ...she is also the first female in Senka. The kuurenzi in chapter 1 doesn't count, as those are sexless. Yesterday, I inked page 14 of this chapter. ...this is significant, as it was the last of the pages I pencilled in... April? May? A long time ago. I've learned a lot about comicking since then, and pages 15+ should be way, way better. Heck, page 14 is probably the worst comic page I've ever made. I am looking forward to pages 15+ a lot! There might be a slight style change, but I think it'll be for the better. Now I just need to gather up the energy actually pencil pages 15+. I've been so into working on my other comic recently that working on Senka again seems like this weird, alien concept. I hope I can overcome that. The vote incentive is a comparison of Shiun's face from page 16 of chapter 1 as it changed between drafts (thumb, pencils, inks). I've gotten more consistent since then. Other comic news: I am hoping to start it no later than mid-February, but hopefully much sooner than that. I wish I had worked up a buffer like this for Senka, haha. Live and learn. ...Obligatory reminder about my <a href="http://formspring.me/eishiya">Formspring</a> and that there are still <a href="http://eishiya.storenvy.com/">books</a> for sale. <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Sun, 15 Aug 2010 19:02:34 -0400 2.10 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=161 Osnaps, this comic just turned hella serious. I've been working on a new comic recently, so if you're reading Senka for the pretty men (man?) rather than the trees, look forward to it ;D I've been having a lot of fun, so I hope that I can keep going with it and start putting it online soon. It's more fun than Senka so far, which makes me sad ): But don't worry, I will still keep working on Senka, as it's still a lot of fun as well. ...it just doesn't make me have giggle fits like this one does. This week's incentive is me playing around with the hair on the dudes in this new comic to see if their faces still look right. <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Sun, 8 Aug 2010 19:04:46 -0400 2.09 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=158 Almost out of the proverbial tunnel. Shiun's thoughts finally become coherent! This week's vote incentive is a really tall guy that has nothing to do with Senka. Obligatory "buy the book!" pimp ;D <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Sun, 1 Aug 2010 18:56:40 -0400 2.08 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=155 I hope you like the darkness, there's more to come. This is half of a two-page spread, sort of . It's not a real two-page spread as the two pages are separate and were made separately, but the art matches up fairly closely. In case you like a little more text with your updates, I've updated the Wiki with articles on Senka and Shiun (watch out for some spoilers, skip the middle two paragraphs in the Kirie section if you don't want to spoil chapter 2). You can get to the Wiki from the About page. Hopefully I'll have more articles for next week. Maybe something more in-depth ;D The vote incentive is a sneak peek at page 11. <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Sun, 25 Jul 2010 17:53:19 -0400 2.07 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=152 A tiny bit early today! I love the black pages... are they boring for you guys? To me, they're the most interesting, since that's where the really weird stuff happens ;D <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Sun, 18 Jul 2010 18:37:38 -0400 2.06 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=149 Ugh, going to use dip pens again after this, the liners bleed. <b>News!</b> There is now a <a href="http://eishiya.com/wiki/Main_Page">Wiki</a> for this comic. There are only a couple of articles now, but I hope to write a few more each week. If there's something you want to know first, don't hesitate to request an article. Check it out though, there's a map of the entire planet! More news! Since, as you could tell, the upcoming pages are "black" pages and are probably less exciting than pages with faces and stuff, I am thinking of updating the Side Stories. Not sure yet, but if I do, I'll post a link! I also changed the site layout a little, added an about page... I'm getting ready for a slightly bigger change in the future xP ...a change that might bring some PW ads with it. Would you guys be okay with a few small ads on the page? <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Sun, 11 Jul 2010 19:11:43 -0400 2.05 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=146 You didn't really think I could have two kids near a cliff and not have one of them fall, did you? This week's vote incentive: Realistic-ish Shiun from a style meme I didn't finish doing. I am working on a map of the Eishiya world right now, so look forward to that. It'll be posted on the Eishiya Wiki, I'll probably have the link for you with next week's update. <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Sun, 4 Jul 2010 18:59:26 -0400 2.04 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=143 Oops! Almost an hour late, I got carried away with something else. This is probably my favourite page of this chapter, it's all downhill from here xD Gave myself a little challenge with this one. Normally, I use liner pens for most of my inking (except hair, for which I use brushes and brush pens), but this time I only used a liner for the panel borders. Everything else is brush, brushpen, and dip pen. This week's incentive is my "studio," but I vaguely recall doing something like this already... <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Sun, 27 Jun 2010 19:56:06 -0400 2.03 http://eishiya.com/senka/?id=137 I am back from AnimeNEXT~ And about the page? Lolkids. <br/><a href="http://comicrank.com/775/in" target="_blank"><img src="http://view.comicrank.com/775/1.gif" alt="Comic Rank" title="Comic Rank - Webcomic toplist" style="border:none 0px;" /></a> Sun, 20 Jun 2010 18:59:52 -0400