Howdy, fellow Draconiacs! RazorFox here.
We’re now in the final week of the 2012 Draconia Chronicles Annual. While I feel that we’ve had some pretty cool submissions this year, I wanted to save the best for last. Here now is an entry from writer JazzFox, artist Cr0, and colorist Kompy, a team who put together an epic two-parter last year, and found a way to top themselves this year as they give us a peek at the Dragon Kingdom’s latest cartoon craze, My Little Dracony: Togetherness Is Magickal.
Let’s hear from the contributors, shall we? Let’s start with JazzFox:
I’ve been waiting a while for my turn to say hi, I never imagined that Cr0, Kompy and me would be the ones’ to close up the Annual like this!
This is our second year running with an entry, but this is actually my THIRD contribution to the Annual, as writer to ChaosCroc‘s two pager on his awesome character Quartz, it was no easy feat running back and forth between each group to try and keep within deadlines and try and push for whatever quality we could to break expectations!
Last year it was a reverse situation, where me/Kompy/Cr0 did a very serious two page comic. This year, we wanted to try a more light hearted story, while ChaosCroc wanted a more serious subject, and Mal agreed to help us out when things looked grim.
Quartz’ material stands for itself. Croc is responsible for the badassery of that girl, but I do love my trio of lightning dragons: Cracker, Stateek and Tonare. Maybe I’ll use them elsewhere someday?
With the Dracony page here, as soon as I remembered the original MLP had a feline villain? I knew what I wanted to do, since we never really do get to see the show the dragons watch… well… what ELSE would dragon show’s homely messages say?
After spending a good month with both groups, and all the hard work, I’ll say it here: Togetherness is Magickal.
I’ll cut this short before I ramble, so, Croc, Mal, Cr0, Kompy? You all have been epic beyond words in building these entries, and Danny, we all are happy to have helped in anyway we could.
Here’s to another year of Draconia Chronicles!
Next up, artist Cr0:
What up peeps, Cr0 here again! So when I heard Danny could use some assistance again, I couldn’t refuse the offer to once again work with my old partners in crime!
Jazz laid out a devious master plan and wrote the script (the “cartoon” part of it is so cliche it’s just fabulous, I had to do it!), then brought Kompy back to assist me.
And well, it was a blast to work with her-she did my lineart more than justice, especially when it came to distinguishing the “cartoon” and “watchers” parts.
If an opportunity to make another comic and contribute to Draconia Chronicles rises again, I’ll gladly take it!
If you want to see more of Cr0’s work, you can find it at his FurAffinity page. And finally, colorist Kompy:
I sacrificed sleep for you people!
Seriously, it was an honor and a pleasure to work with Jazz and Cro again on this comic, which you might notice is significantly sillier than our last work.
I had a ball coloring the “cartoon” panels and designing color schemes for the draconies. Fun fact: While most are based off our own characters, not-Pinkie Pie is based off a canon pony. Can you guess which?
Well said, everydracony. Kompy’s FurAffinity page is also worth a look.
By the way, JazzFox was kind enough to provide me with names for the Draconies on this page. Firestarter and Aqua Splash are my own original Draconies, but here’s JazzFox’s write-up on the others:
–Lustershine: our Twilight, her color scheme/style is based off one of Kompy’s original chars Tanuki, as well as a somewhat reference to Oscura as a leader, figure any Dragon show would have to revere their grand queen after all!
–Diamante: Another of Kompy’s chars, an actual Pony OC called Starlet, who just seemed to fit the role of Rarity, you can see her as the cream colored Dracony with the mole
–Windwhistle: MWAHAHAHHAHAAH, I got a cameo, this is actually a Dracony version of my pony-sona Sweet Jasmine, we were gonna have her leg patterns as stripes to imitate bandages, but then thought no self-respecting dragon would ever be caught in stripes XD
–Honeypie: Originally was going to be Pinkwell, one of Cro’s OCs, but a last minute change we decided on this one, and Kompy was more than happy to have an original pony ref in it =3
And with that, the comic portion of the 2012 Draconia Chronicles Annual draws to a close. Next week, The Draconia Chronicles returns in all its glory with page 292, marking the start of Chapter Five. Thanks for letting me take this time off, everyone. I’m eager to get back to telling the story and bringing you all along for an epic ride.
But wait! There’s still one more entry to the 2012 Draconia Chronicles Annual, because we still have one last Fan Art Friday to go! Be back here this Friday for the grand finale to the Annual, featuring an encore performance from an old pal of mine. ~__^
Take care, my fellow Draconiacs, and thanks for reading!