It doesn't matter if you were born lucky, given an 'upper hand'.
There will always be a way for the reckless to lose their head start in life, or for the unfortunate to gain what was never in their grasp.
Scholar is the story of Arthur Tibarious, and incredibly lucky (yet unfortunate) Prince who has been imprisoned for half of his young life. As an emissary and 'Scholar' working for his captors, he stumbles upon the truth of his world.
Is the life he left really worth going back to?
Please pop over to the cover page for chapter one to see the colored version! http://scholar.smackjeeves.com/chapters/36114/imprisoned/
This image was last updated in 2011, when I darkened the lines but I always wanted to color it, so here it is. I try not to revisit art too much and in the case of the first several pages (the prologue) I have no intention of changing the older art, it's better to see the progression I think of a webcomic and the way the art style naturally develops over the years. But covers I'd like to hafe all in color one day.
Thanks as always for reading Scholar the Webcomic!-
Lisa Z (Frogsnack), author of Scholar Comic
posted by Frogsnack @ May 17th, 2017, 10:47 pm -
Hi all! I've been much more active on social media of late regarding SCHOLAR, and I'll make a master list here at some point as this site is updated FIRST when new pages come out!
Almost caught up to this are the pages I have put up on Tapastic (https://tapastic.com/series/Scholar) which does have the advantage of larger file sizes and a simpler comment system. There is a master list of my social media accounts there as well on my Profile page,. and please check out my PATREON page (it's a great way to support my art and gain access to extra content like the audio vault, concept artwork, world building and Eny's blog). https://www.patreon.com/Frogsnack I have relaunched it so it's new and has more content than before!
THIS NEWS POST however is about the end of chapter 2: I'm not trying to confuse anyone! Page 31 of CH2 is now going to be page 1 (or more likely 2) of Chapter 3. Why? Because this Jad'Dua arc took much longer than I thought to resolve and my goal per chapter is 25-30 pages (traditional Manga length for magazine publishing as this is destined for future printing). Hence the new tag 'Chapter End' on page 30 of CH2. I have inked the relationships page for Ch 2 and that will be up shortl.y, followed by a title page for Ch 3 and Ch 3 p01 FOLLOWED by what was CH2 p31. When you see this please know I am going for long term continuity and I feel the way it was posted was a mistake. I'd rather the chapter lengths be reliable than confusing, so please excuse that I took down page 31 for now.
Thank you all very much and COMMENT if you have ANY CONCERNS!
posted by Frogsnack @ April 2nd, 2017, 9:31 pm -
Live Streaming happens at http://Picartov.tv/ScholarComic!
Come hang out while I draw and listen to jazz & oldies, it's really that simple!
posted by Frogsnack @ July 22nd, 2016, 10:15 pm -
There's a lot of concept work I'm doing right now in the middle of Chapter 2 and towards the end- I've known for a while now what tribal abilities can do, so there's no real development that I need to do in that regard. However translating abilities from text to comic has been a bit more challenging than I anticipated! So pardon the bit of time some pages have taken, and please check my Twitter (@Frogsnack) out or feel free to ask me any questions there- I known how silly the comment section on Smackjeeves can be. Just wanted to give you all a heads up!
I also post works in progress of pages to my Instagram account (@Frogsnack)
Don't forget you can support Scholar at https://www.patreon.com/user?ty=h&u=3270042 and there are larger pages coming out at Tapastic (If you're curious to see them).
posted by Frogsnack @ June 27th, 2016, 12:26 pm -
FIRST Patreon Post is all about the original concept!
"It's two parts skepticism and three parts hope. That is Scholar."
Also, someone asked me recently why Eny has 'all these special permissions', I will answer more in depth in another Patreon post soon, but basically he's more of a Prisoner of war than anything, and the complex doesn't really house criminals because it's not run by any specific government or Tribe.
posted by Frogsnack @ June 3rd, 2016, 12:33 pm -
Scholar is now on Patreon, please consider pledging there so I can create more content more quickly. Patreon pledges equal more pages and comic content and less freelancing. Get world building, character advice, monthly sketches or portraits and eventually even audio notes of my many evil plans regarding the series!
Scholar is the story of Eny, a kidnapped Prince forced to serve his captors as they seek to steal life (and ability) away from the people he cares about. He is joined by his temperamental (or just mental) co-conspirator Ivan and the kind yet naïve newcomer Shiloh.
Sample portrait (Shiloh as the example!)
posted by Frogsnack @ May 8th, 2016, 10:57 am -
I've done something risky for the sake of this comic- the FULL time job I've referred to so often in the past is not where I work any longer. Somewhere a few months from my 11th anniversary of working there I had just had enough.
"I WANT TO DRAW!" Was being screamed over and over in my heart for so long it was starting to become an old sadness, until finally the breaking point was reached.
-> I literally just quit my job to work on my manga! O_O <-
This is a terrifying and exciting time. While I do have savings I don't like not earning money and I'll need to start earning my keep again soon. I'm going to start doing some freelancing (graphic design) while I create Scholar, although I plan on giving Scholar a solid push in the direction of BEING my work.
Any kind of support is appreciated (comments, prayers, of course money if I can get a donate button on here).
For the time being, I can ACTUALLY update twice a week again. Let's see if I can push it further than that.
Please keep an eye on my Twiiter, Instagram and Deviantart accounts as each get something different in the way of updates.
-Lisa Z (Frogsnack)
posted by Frogsnack @ April 26th, 2016, 3:09 pm -
Welp my computer went down and I'm still not sure how to use all the new features after my brother rebuilt it.
I've been working like crazy which is why I've been unable to make this deadline as it's not paid work it's hard for me to prioritize it. This is highly ironic, as it's all I really want to do in my life- work for myself and get to draw! But right now I'm going to try to do everything without getting overwhelmed- thank you very much for coming here and checking on me and Scholar after so many ups and downs with updates. I feel I've really done you all a disservice but not communicating more, so I guess I should go ahead and make a facebook or twitter?
I don't here much from the readership here and you guys are the best motivation I've ever had- I don't want to lose you all!
So thank you very much for your support over the past few years, please know that I still plan on continuing Scholar despite the other things I still juggle. I've been doing some illustration as well, but not for my comic, and when I was stressed out with this story, I started writing a fanfiction (which hold one wait! I don't think it was a waste of my time!) I write it more for myself when I have a screaming headache and think that the pressure of the comic is too great- I can type quickly and put a few pages together whereas once page here is pretty frustrating as it takes 8 hours or so. It's satisfying to draw but the few words I jot down are just pure self-satisfaction.
I'll see what I can do in social media to become more involved with you all here!
posted by Frogsnack @ July 10th, 2015, 9:12 am -
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