In between regular postings of This EMPIRE are “yesteryear” strips.  These segments will hopefully provide some interesting vignettes into Niall and Jamal past.

Related Strips:  Yesteryear 

Last week was the posting of a strip that went through many rewrites to get to a point I am still not satisfied but it had to be put up.  Now here’s a strip that is going to various drawing iterations.  Aw well another shaking hand of indecision.  Isn’t it great? To quote Kazu Kibushi, “every time I step to drawing board it feels like I am drawing for the first time…”

True words indeed, even though the strip above could be consider another yesteryear the intent was to incorporate it into the strip that is currently in process (see below)

The comic focuses on Jamal, his siblings, spending some quality time together.  Yes, Jamal’s “siblings,” readers of The Mysterious Cellar Dweller only saw his little brother, but the intent was for a third, an older sister.  I wasn’t able at the time to expand the comic cast as I wanted to back in my university days (i.e. comic strip growing pains) so hopefully I will be able to accomplish it here.

As for me choking on drawing well, Jamie Noguchi of the comic Yellow Peril gave some pretty good advice on how to get better.

Thank you for reading.