Exiern http://archive.exiern.com Swords, Sorcery, And Then Some! Mon, 16 Sep 2019 04:01:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.11 Pyro-A-Gogo http://archive.exiern.com/comic/pyro-a-gogo/ http://archive.exiern.com/comic/pyro-a-gogo/#comments Mon, 16 Sep 2019 04:01:37 +0000 http://archive.exiern.com/?post_type=comic&p=10291

Typh and his brother have some rough pasts… Speaking of anniversaries, this is the 100th Page of Exiern that Antipus and Scott have collaborated on!]]>

Typh and his brother have some rough pasts…

Speaking of anniversaries, this is the 100th Page of Exiern that Antipus and Scott have collaborated on!

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Exiern Is Being Featured on TG Comics http://archive.exiern.com/2019/09/09/exiern-is-being-featured-on-tg-comics/ http://archive.exiern.com/2019/09/09/exiern-is-being-featured-on-tg-comics/#respond Tue, 10 Sep 2019 00:01:12 +0000 http://archive.exiern.com/?p=10245 ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]> As mentioned on our post marking Exiern’s 14th Anniversary on the 6th of September, Exiern needs to start raising more revenue. Without being overly technical, the quickest and easiest way in theory is to get more readers because the more people reading and the more pages read, the more revenue we make through our advertising optimisation service, you may have already heard of the Ezoic platform which were referred though thanks to Electric Gecko from Puck.

It has increasingly been helping to make up the shortfall that came about from the close from the close of Project Wonderful. So, just the more people genuinely reading Exiern alone will lead to us raising more revenue and help put Exiern on the path to not running at a deficit.

So as one part of our revenue raising strategy, Exiern is featuring a 23 page promotion reintroducing itself to new readers over at TG Comics. It’s a site of a comparable age to Exiern as it also goes back a long way and has a considerable amount of content. Patreon subscribers may already may be aware of the promotion that went up there on the 6th of September.

TG Comics used to be one of the largest sources of referral traffic to Exiern (and yes, the TG stands for exactly what you think it does). The aim of this is to try and regain the levels of referrals from this audience we used to have and bring on board as many new readers as possible.

So, you can either read the promotion with all new art mostly by our returning artist as announced on Friday Studio Katsumi (though you may spy a contribution by another long-term guest artist to Exiern in there) by subscribing to the Patreon for Exiern or going to TG Comics instead.

Now please note that TG Comics does host a lot of adult material and a first visit will lead to an advisory notice to this fact and that you will need to create an account before being able to read anything. There is a Free and Premium content section on this site. Our contribution will be in the Free section but once again, you still need to create an account to read it on their site.

Having read and purchased a substantial amount of both the Free and Premium material (first and foremost for research purposes on how to make Exiern better, of course), I can say that many, many stories within are incredibly well written by a roster of top talent with twists that regularly bamboozle me and in my opinion quite often even go beyond ones I’ve seen by M. Night Shyamalan who is known for the odd one or two of those on occasion in his movies.

Seriously, I am of the opinion that the narrative work on the best of their Free and Premium content is first class and frequently throws the reader for a loop.

But I must stress that even though some material is at the general audience level, there is a lot of explicit adult content as well in many of the stories there rated M and up so please be advised before you proceed. This includes some avatars on the menu pages before a story is selected as well.

So, to re-iterate please be aware of this before visiting in terms of workplace Internet rules and your browser history and also that there is some scenes of upper-body nudity in our contribution as well as main menu pages.

Without any further ado, anyone wishing to see our contribution can proceed by clicking here.

Alternatively, if you prefer you can also see our whole contribution on the Exiern Patreon by subscribing or upgrading your Patreon tier contribution to at present the $5 tier.

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When Is The Hammer Time? http://archive.exiern.com/comic/when-is-the-hammer-time/ http://archive.exiern.com/comic/when-is-the-hammer-time/#comments Tue, 10 Sep 2019 00:00:53 +0000 http://archive.exiern.com/?post_type=comic&p=10238

Last time on Exiern: She did say it. That is pretty much what happened. Typh has been interested in using the hammer for a while now.]]>

Last time on Exiern:

She did say it.

That is pretty much what happened.

Typh has been interested in using the hammer for a while now.

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Dark Reflections Has Something to Say http://archive.exiern.com/2019/09/06/dark-reflections-has-something-to-say/ http://archive.exiern.com/2019/09/06/dark-reflections-has-something-to-say/#respond Sat, 07 Sep 2019 00:30:16 +0000 http://archive.exiern.com/?p=10241 ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]> The Dark Reflections universe doesn’t want to miss out on the 14th Anniversary celebrations for the Prime universe but also doesn’t want to get overlooked like the younger goth sister to the more formal and proper older sister often does even if they’re actually cooler and more interesting.

Anyway, new Dark Reflections page is up by Brett Neufeld of the webcomic Marblegate and you can see it here or click on the banner below.

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Fourteen Years of Exiern and Look Who’s Back http://archive.exiern.com/comic/fourteen-years-of-exiern-and-look-whos-back/ http://archive.exiern.com/comic/fourteen-years-of-exiern-and-look-whos-back/#comments Fri, 06 Sep 2019 04:00:26 +0000 http://archive.exiern.com/?post_type=comic&p=10229

Things are never quite so simple with Exiern, including the answers to supposedly straightforward questions like, “When did it start?” and even “How many pages are there?” For simplicity’s sake (among other things) the start of Exiern is generally considered[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>

Things are never quite so simple with Exiern, including the answers to supposedly straightforward questions like, “When did it start?” and even “How many pages are there?” For simplicity’s sake (among other things) the start of Exiern is generally considered to be from the first day of the reboot on the 6th of September 2005 (the page before it does touch on why it’s a little bit more complicated than that, however, if you’re interested).

On that note, due to one of those bizarre chain of events that are strangely all too common on the production side of things here, it has lead to the return after more than 9 years away of Exiern’s first professional artist. You knew him as Studio Boom, he’s now back as Studio Katsumi!

You can check out his Patreon here (he does commissions!).

To celebrate 14 years and counting of Exiern, we simply said to just make anything he’d like with no further instructions to commemorate Studio Katsumi’s return as well as to mark this anniversary milestone. As you can see, a particularly memorable moment from among the earliest days of Exiern was chosen.

Don’t worry, Antipus will be remaining as the primary artist for Exiern’s main story – he’s not going anywhere anytime soon, we hope!

But wait, there’s more!

Check back here on Monday, the 9th of September for a special announcement below the comic page. The next story page will post later that evening. We’ll also have new announcements about the evolution of a long absent and gestating project soon!

If we could take this time to reflect, a lot has happened in and to Exiern since Drowemos first conceived of, wrote, and illustrated those first few pages over fourteen years ago (there’s that not-quite-that-simple again). And this is our opportunity to open a dialogue with everyone here about the future of Exiern through 2019 and into 2020.

We hate to discuss it, but Exiern runs at quite a financial deficit. The sensible thing to do would be to cut back again the frequency of posts, if not stop the webcomic entirely and invest the money from other sources in some very safe mutual or index funds instead.

Scott and his wife are also waiting to find out if at any moment they’ll get the call to be adoptive parents! It’s very exciting but will, of course, impact what Scott’s been able to invest in time and funds.

But don’t worry. We really enjoy making everything in the Exiern universe (and all the friends we made along the way) so we won’t be stopping unless we really can’t help it. To keep any interruption from happening we’re starting to increase the various direct income streams Exiern has access to.

We really don’t want to over-push the Patreon or other donation options. Everyone’s seen the banners. They’re always there to click on for anyone who wants to anytime. So we’ll be doing a number of things that are quite different going forwards, like more merch on Exiern Effects, and we hope you’ll find them to be something a bit different as well as fun and entertaining on top of everything else.

So, to recap: Welcome back to an excellent artist who made an invaluable contribution to shaping what Exiern is, and there’s a lot to look forward to in the months ahead on top of the usual updates. We’re really excited to share what we’ve been planning with everyone for a while now, starting with this coming Monday!

See you all then!

~The Exiern Team

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Back Down http://archive.exiern.com/comic/back-down/ http://archive.exiern.com/comic/back-down/#comments Mon, 02 Sep 2019 04:01:20 +0000 http://archive.exiern.com/?post_type=comic&p=10224

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New Dark Reflections Page up Now http://archive.exiern.com/2019/08/29/new-dark-reflections-page-up-now/ http://archive.exiern.com/2019/08/29/new-dark-reflections-page-up-now/#respond Thu, 29 Aug 2019 19:00:41 +0000 http://archive.exiern.com/?p=10220 Our scenic tour through the Dark Reflections universe continues.

Please click here or the banner below to see the latest update.

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Light Banter http://archive.exiern.com/comic/light-banter/ http://archive.exiern.com/comic/light-banter/#comments Mon, 26 Aug 2019 04:01:15 +0000 http://archive.exiern.com/?post_type=comic&p=10216

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Surprise? http://archive.exiern.com/comic/surprise/ http://archive.exiern.com/comic/surprise/#comments Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:04:15 +0000 http://archive.exiern.com/?post_type=comic&p=10212

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Strike Force http://archive.exiern.com/2019/08/14/strike-force/ http://archive.exiern.com/2019/08/14/strike-force/#respond Wed, 14 Aug 2019 04:01:42 +0000 http://archive.exiern.com/?p=10117 ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]> Our visit to the very congenial and not-at-all strange Autumn Bay continues. Doing what I should have done the first time and having it so that you can click the image to go to the page complete with dialogue over at Autumn Bay itself. Or you can click here for where it all began and here for where this story continues, where something was promised and now is delivered.

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