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About the story
Serpamia Flare takes place in the world of Archaiea, where magic is a given and adventurers abound. The main characters, a knight plagued with dreams and a hapless cleric with a curse, meet on a fluke chance and stumble upon a long and arduous quest together without knowing how big things are going to get...
About the world
Archaeia is a world where magic is casually flung about. It is also a world where natural water sources are scarce. It doesn't rain in the land, but it Aquafalls. Five races populate the world, though humans are dominant.
About the general stuff
Serpamia Flare is a webcomic that began back in 2003 but was constantly put on hiatuses over the years. To put it in a nutshell, Serpamia Flare is a fantasy comic that is heavily influenced by MMORPGs and JRPGs, with lots of manga influences thrown in. The author finally came around in 2013 and stuck to a schedule, updating SF three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and the story finally progressed past the first chapter.
This strip updates every Monday and Thursday, UTC/GMT+8, except for every last Monday of the month when the strip takes a break.
I've redrawn quite a few strips from Chapter One, though obviously a majority of the chapter has older art. The art evolves and pretty much stays consistent from the start of chapter two onwards (though I'd like to think I'm continuing to improve).
About the author
I am both a writer and an artist, and have done both professionally in the past. Currently, I have a full-time job completely irrelevant to storytelling in any form (lol). I have one self-published novel now that I really need to remember to promote, and I try to work on SF in all my spare time.
English is my first language, Korean is my second, and I happen to live in Hong Kong - in case you wondered why my updates occur in the afore-mentioned timezone! In the mean time, though, telling stories is a passion of mine, and Serpamia Flare is one of my baby projects that I intend to consistently work on to the end.
If for whatever reason you need to contact me, I respond to comments on the comic fairly often so that's an easy way. You can also PM me on ComicFury, which I check frequently. If you need to email me, you can email me at my username at gmail dot com, though if you spam me I shall have to throw spam straight from the tin right back atcha with the ferocity of a hungry chihuahua.
The only one frequently asked question I can think of that has been directed towards me (besides 'WHAT IS UP WITH CAIN?!?!') is how do you make the comic? The comic is currently created digitally using an Intuos tablet (I think it's a 5) and Photoshop CS5. I thumbnail and sketch a lot of things using a pencil and some paper, though, to get the flow of things before I actually draw it digitally. Scripting is a shared process between my brain, Editpad, paper and some scribbling on the rough layer of the PSD file. I have a more detailed step-by-step description here, at an old forum thread at ComicFury.
Random facts about rufi:
- Two cats live in my house. They tend to occupy my bed. Sometimes they sleep on my head. (I've noticed a lot of artists own cats. There may be a correlation somewhere.)
- Jarvi drew me as a princess once because he is a prince, and we are siblings in another universe.