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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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 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!