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Lochlan on the beach by grfk-dsgn
Lochlan on the beach
Playing around with Genesis and using the Lochlan character by MutedBanshee. Taking a writing break.
The Final Frontier Issue #03 by grfk-dsgn
The Final Frontier Issue #03

Issue #03 – Affairs of the Heart

Behrns must come to grip with some family issues from her past while dealing with some alien telepathic messages. And the Odyssey finds an outpost around a supernova that might have been the bright light in the Middle Eastern sky over 2500 years ago... And Jared and Ti'von have it out.

For Mature Audiences Only
50 pages, full color PDF, 89.2 MB

The Final Frontier Issue #02 by grfk-dsgn
The Final Frontier Issue #02

Issue #02 – Shore Leave

Jo'naas and Jared take shore leave to Jo'naas' home planet, Volara, for his father's birthday celebration. Jared gets to meet Jo'naas' family during their shore leave. Little does he know what he is in for a love triangle, a duel and dealing with “culture shock”. This is issue #2 of the 12-part series. This issue delves a little more into Jared coming to terms with his sexuality and some of his uptightness.

For Mature Audiences Only
50 pages, full color PDF, 91.9 MB

The Final Frontier Issue #01 by grfk-dsgn
The Final Frontier Issue #01

Issue #01 – A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Outer Rim...

A snobby Ambassador, a short tempered terrorist and a kidnapping isn't that what everyone wants for their first mission?

This is the first issue of a 12-part graphic novel series. The premise is the Earth's sun is dying and the inhabitants have put together an exploratory mission of 12 vessel to find a suitable planet to evacuate every one if possible. The Odyssey is one of the vessels. The captain is a lesbian and has a teenager with special abilities. The tactical officer and the communication officer are in a relationship, but the science officer still has feelings for the communication officer. Or is he? His roommate is the flaming gay navigator, with him he's trying to deny that he has feelings for him. The engineer is highly intelligent but has a disdain for interacting with others. The doctor is an empath and cannot have human contact or else he'll take on the person's injuries or illness.

For Mature Audiences Only
42 pages, full color PDF, 66.3 MB

After over a year of issue #2 being submitted to Comixology, I finally received a response.

"Given the change in direction from issue one to issue two we are declining to carry the rest of the series. We know that this is disappointing and hope that this rejection doesn't end your journey in getting your vision out to the world. While comiXology has decided to not carry this book, that doesn't mean that others share our opinion. 

We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors."

Change in direction? All because I changed the maturity level of who could read the issue. "That's" the why? Most of the characters ran around naked, there was no SEX and yet the issue gets rejected over "change in direction". I was ready to offer it for sale in different places anyway. It takes them WAAYY to long to go thru their approval process. Issue #1 took over 6 months! How can you keep any kind of publishing schedule when you have no idea when they'll approve it?


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Euderion Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a million for the Dev-Watch! Flashy deviantART Logo 
Very glad you like my artworks!!
Have a good Day!!! :salute:
PizmoSF Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for adding to watch.
Zsantz Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
How are the preparations for issue #4 going?
You've been very quiet of late, so I'm getting ever more curious.
grfk-dsgn Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Still writing the story. Also was working on getting Issue 1-3 ready so they can be purchased thru deviantArt. Hoping folks are buying the issues.
Zsantz Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I probably should buy 'em, even though I have every page.
grfk-dsgn Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That's totally up to you. No pressure.
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mdbruffy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
Thanks for the 'watch!
FilmoreCox Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for Watching.
SnowSultan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch.   :)
Zsantz Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You are doing nothing wrong, sir. I'm enjoying the story line very, very much.
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