“Refresher Course,” the manga’s Chapter 1, Page 26, is out today. And from here on, I’ll be announcing the release of new comic pages in the blog news section too. That’s because I’ve been releasing color panels on Instagram every time there’s a new page, but I haven’t posted them here yet! Here is another recent cover, to mark the release of the Japanese translation of Page 19:
Nidbakh is a dense district on the outer edge of Mattanah City. The area sits on an archaeological dig site of past glorious civilizations, including a giant wall of striated strata.
The district presents itself as a refreshing oasis amid its arctic surroundings. Officials are proud of the city’s perfectly clean streets, and the luggage-shaped buildings gleam. Palm trees overshadow luxurious homes and numerous glitzy stores.
But the tyrannical tycoon Ikhavod Kaved rules over the area’s dullard constituents, oppressing them to the point of illness. A heavy undercurrent of anger, sadness and nostalgia permeates the place — to the point that gravity is stronger there.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been experimenting more with video production and editing. On Instagram, we’ve been posting clips of our game development progress. And while we have long posted speedpaints of concept art as Instagram Reels, we’ve also started posting versions of them on YouTube as “Shorts” as well.
Shem ‘Etzem’s keshigomu-inspired toy came out earlier this year, and now Tiqvah Tavit’s is in the conceptual stage!
The concept sketch above is a character turnaround for Tiqvah that I will send to a 3D modeling artist. Once the rendering is done, I’ll send it to a 3D printing company and get some more figurines made for the “Milhamah” collectible toy series. The goal is to release the new figure by early May.
If you’d like to buy Shem’s toy, you can do so by visiting our Etsy page.
Milhamah: Fighting Words
Feeling silenced by the world? Join the Holy Tongue Society’s linguistic warriors as they use ancient alphabet powers to fight speech stranglers, truth manglers and a rebuilt Tower of Babel. And get immersed in a story that prizes freedom, candor and fighting back against overwhelming odds.