April 19, 2024: Book 2, Chapter 3

Pages 7-9 are here!

Greetings friends! Lots to talk about, today!

First, please enjoy the three new pages to book 2 — One more update to go and we’ll be halfway through this issue! Tensions in Blaidfastt seem to be heating up, and one might guess there’s quite a bit of trouble brewing… Go check it out!

Second, for those of you who have been waiting for it, I’m happy to say that our friends at IndyPlanet now offer print-on-demand copies of Varulv #1! And if you’re a retailer or reseller, there are discounts if you buy more than 5 copies! Awesome! Click here to get your copies, now!

Finally, I’ve been promising an artbook, and I’m excited to say that preliminary work on our next special run print is almost done! I’ll have an update for you guys next time, and details for how you can pre-order one of our limited edition sketch-cover books! Don’t miss getting one!

That’s all for now, gang! Enjoy the update and see you next week!

April 12, 2024: Book 2, Chapter 2

Pages 4-6 are uploaded!

Hey everyone!

Three new pages have been added this morning. As most of you have guessed by now, hungry Trolls and closed-minded humans won’t be the only opposition faced by our valiant team of were-beasts throughout this story arc… read on to meet our big-bad villains!

Today, I’m doing some work on an exciting project I’ve hinted at in blog entries past: A Varulv Art Book! Before the end of the month, I’ll start taking pre-orders on a limited run of these books, which will not only feature a special collection of concept art and my thoughts on world-building, but also, the whole of Varulv #1 without lettering, word balloons, or sound effects — just the art! Plus, as promised, I’ll be doing sketch-covers for these… which means you not only get the chance to have a limited-edition collectible book, but a one-of-a-kind sketch drawn by yours truly, as well! I’m very excited to get these in your hands!

That’s all I have for now! Hope you’re having a great Friday and as always, we’ll catch you next week with three more pages as the story continues!

April 5, 2024: Book 2, Chapter 1

Pages 1-3 are here!

Hey gang!

Book #2 is here at last and I’m so excited to be kicking off this new chapter in the series! We’ve got three new pages this morning, and we’ve got a lot of questions to answer. What’s going on with these magic-using troll guys? Will the Iele and Trolls actually form an alliance? And will the people of Blaidfästt finally get over their lycanophobia? It all remains to be seen in the next 24 pages and it all starts now!

In other news, I’m going to be doing a little work on the Wiki this weekend, so you can expect new, expanded character profiles and more as I go through all that needs updating on that side of things. I’m also planning on making a limited run of Varulv Art Books which includes the whole of the first issue without text, and more cool stuff! Stay tuned for that.

Lots of other groovy things are just on the horizon for the series too, so if you haven’t done so already, why not join our pack and sign up for our newsletter? You’ll also get access to our Discord server where you’ll have the opportunity to chat with me and other readers! I’m usually running my mouth about this book over there, and we’re always happy to see new faces.

That’s it for now, pals! See you next week with three more pages!

February 16, 2024: VARULV Book 1, Chapter 3

Pages 13-18 Updated

Hey gang, and happy weekend to you all! Today’s VARULV update means we only have one more before Book 1 is finished. It’s wild to think how far we have come in just a few weeks, but I hope you’re enjoying the new series as much I have enjoyed bringing it to you guys!

Six new pages are up tonight, and we’ve reached a very important milestone in any series’ initial run — the entire main cast has now been introduced and assmbled! Kit joins the team this week, and there are further revelations about Ulven physiology and what it means to join a pack of werewolves in the Northlands.

In other news, merchandise is also on the horizon, and I should have some updates on that in the coming days! Enjoy the update in the meantime, and see you with more comics in two weeks!

February 9, 2024: VARULV Classic Updates

The Final Classic Issues (2013): 7, 8 and 9 Are Now Available in the VARULV Classic Archives

Hey guys! Uploading the new VARULV Classic stuff today marks the end of VARULV Classic content. I hate leaving things on cliffhangers, but I’m afraid that’s how it went down, back in 2013 when these stories were first published.

So what happened?

Back when I was first doing the VARULV series, I was living with my husband in Ohio, preparing to take on more comic book work when I got a call from my parents. It was then I found out that my mother had cancer, and I made the decision to pack up everything and move back home to Pennsylvania. I became quite busy that year, and 2014 was full of highs and lows. Sadly, my mom eventually passed away, but my husband and I were fortunate to have a ray of sunshine come from behind that cloud in the form of our daughter, who was born right before mom’s passing.

When they say there are times in your life where you can cut the whole thing in half from what is and what was, I truly understand what that means, now. The year 2014 was like that for me. I came in as one person and left as a wholly different one. Unfortunately, most of my comic work didn’t come with me. But things are different now, and I am glad that I am able to reboot VARULV with the same amount of excitement it enjoyed in years past. To that end, I hope you all have enjoyed looking back on what was, and are looking forward to what will be.

And I understand that some of you will definitely feel cheated, not knowing what happens on several fronts at Issue #9’s abrupt conclusion. So with that in mind, read on only if you want to hear about what might have been, if the series had been able to continue a decade ago…

The following is not canon to the new storyline, but has the potential to be spoilery as it remains a source of inspiration to the overarching VARULV plotline. Read with caution!

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February 1, 2024: VARULV Book 1, Chapter 2

Pages 7-12 Updated

Well met, friendos. It’s time once again for another VARULV update!

I’ve got six new pages for you guys, today, introducing some new characters and just moving the story along into the heart of the plot. Expect at least one more multi-page update to come in the month of February (and with any luck, expect two more).

There’s more rad stuff on the horizon, as well. I’ll be doing a few conventions this summer, and I’ve already started to look at merch and prints. More on that groovy stuff, soon.

Next week, look forward to the final installment of VARULV Classic!

January 26, 2024: VARULV Classic Updates

Issues 5 & 6 (2012) Are Now Available in the VARULV Classic Archives

Welcome again, gentle reader, to an update centered around another addition to the VARULV history books. Today, I have collected back-issues #5 & #6 of the original VARULV series for your reading enjoyment.

This story arc is an interesting one for several reasons. Introducing new characters is always fun, and in these old books, readers got introduced to four major players in the VARULV canon: Keni Nefertari, Alo Koruh, Tau Feng, and Wyn. This is also the first time VARULV was produced in color, and became serialized weekly, online. Needless to say, the art style is quite different from what came before (and what was to come, after), as the author was still trying to work out a look that was feasible for her to cram into an already crowded schedule, as a weekly webcomic.

As with most things in these archival pieces, the current canon is going to differ significantly from what can be gleaned from this story. That said, please enjoy this walk down memory lane:

January 20, 2024: VARULV Book 1, Chapter 1

Pages 1-6 Updated

Well what do you know — it’s my pleasure to welcome you to the first update to VARULV’s relaunch, here on varulvcomic.com!

I’d say it’s been a long time coming, but you already knew all that, so I’ll start by apologizing for the randomness in updates to follow. I’m taking 2024 as an opportunity to get less systematic with the things I do for fun and get back to… you know… doing them for fun. And that includes my comic books and not strapping them to a rock-solid schedule. With all that said, I want to get several pages out to you guys, at least once a month, and hope to have a print edition of the first book in the works before spring time. I’m also going to be doing some comic shows this summer, so you might even expect to see things like merchandise, hi-res PDF editions, and original art for sale.

So here it is, what some of you have been waiting for, for a very long time, begins now. I hope you enjoy the new stuff. I hope the old stuff makes you nostalgic. And I guess as always — just happy to have you guys along for the ride!

January 13, 2024: VARULV Classic Issues

Hey guys,

Just spent the morning porting the first four issues of VARULV from a hundred years ago (okay, more like 13 years ago…) over here. So, those of you who have been asking to see those – rejoice! They’re here:

If there’s interest, I’ll upload the remaining issues, too. And fear not — if you don’t feel like taking a trip down memory lane, there’s no need. The new VARULV updates are going to be a complete rehashing of the old stories, and different in a lot of significant ways. Therefore, these are presented here as a preservation of the series’ history, and are in no way going to affect the current canon. Enjoy!