Chapter 5.15-- Letter to Dad

posted 16th Sep 2016, 11:57 PM

Chapter 5.15-- Letter to Dad
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view HeSerpenty's profile

16th Sep 2016, 11:57 PM


Mkay few things about this page...

Zen overhears THIS conversation here at the bottom of the page

We learn a new thing: whoever Merek n Merlock's dad is... Merek does NOT seem thrilled about the possibility of him coming around >__>

Aaand in that..uuuhh 10th panel? I think Keymen may be considering a talk with Zenny-poo X)



UGH sorry about the late page X__X. I do have excuses.... buuuuuuut I won't even try to defend myself X"D, so please just know I am disappointed in myself and sorry X'D.

Any new ideas for incentives? It can be new characters, upcoming events.. you name it! <3

view Alicia's profile

17th Sep 2016, 12:05 AM


lol Doctor Keymen is here to tell you that you didn't wrap that properly, Merek? Or that smoking is bad for you?

I LOVE those last two panels for some reason. It might be because Merek takes up most of them, but you drew him so nicely! <3

view HeSerpenty's profile

17th Sep 2016, 1:13 AM


Lol BOTH. Both is good

Aw thanks so much! I think I liked those two panels of him best too X"D

view azureXtwilight's profile

17th Sep 2016, 12:21 AM


Daddy-o seems like a nasty ol' man... like merlock!

Anddd I simply cannot wait for keymen to have that "talk" with zenny-poo! Blackmail vs blackmail it is!

view HeSerpenty's profile

17th Sep 2016, 1:14 AM


Indeed! Or perHAPS even nastier >____>;;;

Hehe ME EITHER! I think it will be very interesting for EVERYbody-- in AND (hopefully) out of the comic :3

22nd Sep 2016, 2:02 AM


We'll know that talk has happened because Zen's smile will be gone. Forever.

view HeSerpenty's profile

22nd Sep 2016, 9:30 AM


LOL! Omg such dark expectations of Keymen! Hahahahaha

view MST3KFan's profile

17th Sep 2016, 3:08 AM


Suddenly Keymen is Spider-Man in that last panel. XD Or a ninja.

view HeSerpenty's profile

17th Sep 2016, 9:25 AM


Lolol! I'm sure he'd enjoy either one of those haha (and YEP pretty much! XDD)

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17th Sep 2016, 3:20 AM



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17th Sep 2016, 9:26 AM



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17th Sep 2016, 3:23 AM

Mel Cormac

KEYMEN that is the trolliest way to enter the frame oh my goodness

view HeSerpenty's profile

17th Sep 2016, 9:26 AM


Keymen is a great troll hahahahah XDDD

18th Sep 2016, 1:04 AM


Never let gravity stop you from making an entrance.

view HeSerpenty's profile

18th Sep 2016, 9:04 AM


Hahha my sentiments EXACTLY XD

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17th Sep 2016, 5:05 AM

Slim Kittens

So Zen is the piano player in a highly respectable establishment?

17th Sep 2016, 9:20 AM

DLKmusic (at work)

EGADS, NO!!! The Piano player is middle aged, wears glasses, and always has something encouraging to say! Right, Serpy?!?!?!?

view HeSerpenty's profile

17th Sep 2016, 9:28 AM


Worry not, my friend! Ah but this middle-aged, glasses wearing, encouraging pianist you mention is the MUCH MORE beloved piano player at the (ACTUALLY) respectable Hoak's Bar and Inn! Hehe.. where he can make more appearances in this comic ;D hehe

view HeSerpenty's profile

17th Sep 2016, 9:27 AM


Lolol I dunno about piano player, but... he gets them what they need! :D XDD

view Vivocateur's profile

17th Sep 2016, 8:45 AM


Bwa ha ha!
The pacing on this page is excellent.

view HeSerpenty's profile

17th Sep 2016, 9:29 AM


Lolol thank you so much!

17th Sep 2016, 9:24 AM

DLKmusic (at work)

Don't apologize for being late, Serpy! Don't be disappointed in yourself either! Everyone knows that Real life comes first, and you still post like clockwork!

As far as excuses go, My late father used to say.. "Never make excuses, because your friends don't need them and your enemies don't believe them."

We don't need them!

p.s. Great page!

view HeSerpenty's profile

17th Sep 2016, 9:38 AM


Once again, thanks so much! <333
You're always putting me in place (in a good way) when I am getting too hard on myself. I appreciate you, sir!


17th Sep 2016, 9:53 AM

DLKmusic (at work)

Oh... as far as a voting incentive, you have a lot of Crossover Cameos here in the past couple of pages. how about a pic of them all playing cards?

view HeSerpenty's profile

17th Sep 2016, 1:11 PM


Ohhh that's a good idea!

17th Sep 2016, 11:33 AM


Oh, Zen. I love reading him on the page, and I'd hate to deal with him in real life. Such a good thing he's fictional. I get all the benefits with none of the negatives!

Merlock, you're gross. I mean that in a very physical manner. You. Are. DISGUSTING. And you're mentally the equivalent of a toad. And just. Ugh. I saw your picture, and now I need a bath. The ick may never scrub away.

Keymeeeen, lookin' good in those new clothes! I have to say, I do love how your characters all have actual wardrobes. They're not falling victim to the 'oh no I only own one set of clothes' thing so many comics fall prey to. It's refreshing and lovely. :]

Speaking of lovely, that entire last line of panels just makes me incredibly happy on all fronts. From the initial look on Keymen's face to how you've drawn Merek in those last two panels and including Keymen's trolltastic entry into that last panel... heck, even the background is lovely! I've always loved autumn colors and that tree makes me happy~

In fact, the coloring overall is just really, really good. Not just for this page, but for the whole comic. You've got a great grasp of coloring composition and your pages are a joy to look at.

Merek, you need a hug. Or seven. Failing that, I suppose Keymen's a good alternative. Friends are a fantastic help for even the most justified of blues. :]

Well done!

view HeSerpenty's profile

17th Sep 2016, 2:24 PM


Hahhha! I think Zen is just one of those characters you just love to can't stand XDD. Super fun to write! But yea.. prooobably not so much to deal with XDD

Yeeeea Merlock is... NOT a catch, that's for sure. Imagine how GWYNN feels having to sleep next to him all these years :'D (when he's not sleeping HERE anyway :P)

Haha yea... I bounced back n forth about whether or not to change their outfits..... buuut in the end i decided I wanted to try and make it real as possible XD. is funto change things up a bit lolol

Thanks so much!I am so glad that the coloring works-- it does take a lot of time! I've always loved Fall <33

Merek does need hugs X"D.. buut yes, Keymen always knows how to make him feel less distraught! He is a good person to show up right now that is for sure X"D

view Centcomm's profile

17th Sep 2016, 5:52 PM


I like this guy! and I also really wanna know who the girl is talking to scumbag .. and how many showers she took afterwards!

also im not even gonna say a word about late pages..*hides* is so very very late!

view HeSerpenty's profile

17th Sep 2016, 10:43 PM


LOL! Hay maybe this girl... o I think I named her hold on--- *looks it up* AH! Zafrina lolol...... Maybe Zafrina here LIKES gross nasty abusive troll-men X'DDD

Aw Centy... I think a fraggen HEART SURGERY is a good reason to have some late pages XDD. We all love ya and wait patiently!

view Centcomm's profile

17th Sep 2016, 11:19 PM


HUUGS thank you! Ah well someone needs to rescue her! shes too cute for him!

view Seabiscuit's profile

17th Sep 2016, 6:40 PM


Ahh gosh, the scumbag manages to get even scummier! >:C

view HeSerpenty's profile

17th Sep 2016, 10:48 PM


Haha would u believe me if I told you he has the potential to get WORSE? XD

view Proxy170's profile

18th Sep 2016, 3:48 AM


Wait, who's their dad? >.>

Btw I like how you stylized the brothel part, with the pink tones. Sets it as a flashback but also some mood lighting ;) lol

view HeSerpenty's profile

18th Sep 2016, 9:06 AM


Heheh he's someone terrible judging by Merek's reaction and what Zen implies hehe. We shall find out!

And thank you so much! Yea I figure a place like that would have some...moooood X"D

view lifelight's profile

18th Sep 2016, 6:17 AM


Uh oh! Trouble going down!!! And it looks like my boyfriend Keyman recognizes this guy!! Guess I will see how in another page...?? :DDD

view HeSerpenty's profile

18th Sep 2016, 9:08 AM


LOL! I gotta say I love how you call him your boyfriend ahahahahhahha-- it cracks me up xDD

And yes!!! You will definitely see later on! :D

view TheD-Wrek's profile

18th Sep 2016, 3:54 PM


Once again, Zen. :3

"In the 17th century the shape of the jib sail often identified a vessel's nationality, and hence whether it was hostile or friendly. The term was being used figuratively by the early 1800s, often to express like or dislike for someone."

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Sep 2016, 11:48 PM


Hahaha Zen is very very glad to hear this D!! :P llolol

view Matt Knab's profile

19th Sep 2016, 12:45 PM

Matt Knab

Can somebody please run Merlock out of town? The more bruised the better.

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Sep 2016, 11:48 PM


Funny you should say that.... XD

view Outlaw's profile

19th Sep 2016, 1:01 PM


Way to pop in out of no where, Keyman! Apparently, among his other abilities... He can hover! Sweet deal!

Excellent page, my friend. Always happy to see you've updated.

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Sep 2016, 11:49 PM


LOLyep! Keymen.... master of many things, including the defiance of gravity X'D

Thank you so much!! So blessed to have ya come back every week! :D

19th Sep 2016, 3:16 PM


Keymen should give Zen lessons. They would be

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Sep 2016, 11:54 PM


Lollol I feel like maybe somehow the comment got cut off x"D. In any case... lol!!! That would be a hilarious pairing! But I dare say Keymen would be a good "Zenpai" LOL <333

21st Sep 2016, 5:51 PM


Dang it! It did get cut off.

I think the rest said something along the lines of "they would be unstopable. Also, the Madame is gorgeous. Does she have a name/backstory I can hear?"

view HeSerpenty's profile

22nd Sep 2016, 9:29 AM


Haha well that's true I think they WOULD be a force to be reckoned with if they teamed up!

And thank you so much! She's one of those characters I drew randomly to fill the void.. buuuut ended up liking her hahaha--so yea I do have a bit of a personality and story to her-- a NAME however, I always struggle with those :'D. But you inspire me! Knowing someone wants to know more about her encourages me to whip up a little drawing, think about a name, and share it! If you'd like I can link you do it when it's done! :D :D

view DLKmusic's profile

22nd Sep 2016, 9:32 PM


To me she kinda looks like a "Beatrice" or a "Candice".


view HeSerpenty's profile

22nd Sep 2016, 9:55 PM


Ohhhh hay you know what... I actually think Candice would be fitting! I might go with that actually (Names are ALways the last thing I come up with XDD)

Yay collaboration!!! :D

view Jarvi's profile

20th Sep 2016, 6:03 AM


That's one funny spy :D
Also, I laughed at highly respectable establishment ;D

view HeSerpenty's profile

20th Sep 2016, 2:33 PM


Hahaha yes, he is! LOL indeed..very respectable, yes X"DDD

Thanks! :D

view junoro's profile

20th Sep 2016, 11:42 AM


Yesss finally caught up again! Zen is a great addition to the cast, hehe. I'm interested in a possible future chat between him and Keymen!
Also I just wanted to say that your colours have been sooo good in all the pages I just read! And the funny ways in which characters enter the panels (like the last panel) are hilarious. Serpents of Old is really inspiring! Don't feel so bad about being late when you put out huge awesome pages like this!

view HeSerpenty's profile

20th Sep 2016, 2:33 PM


Yaaay Juno this makes my day, seriously! Thank you so much for all the comments and catching up and the kind words and..well..EVERYTHING <3. It really means so much!

view alston123's profile

20th Sep 2016, 6:58 PM


Oh snap. It's about to get really real! Merek and Merlock's dad. This should be interesting! :D:D

Oh and by the way...Merlock....ugh... :/

Oh, Keymen, we love you deeply. Please come be the sunshine on his cloudy day. :D:D:D

view HeSerpenty's profile

21st Sep 2016, 9:12 AM


Heck yea! Lots of things are starting to heat up all at once X"D. This be the last thing Merek needed tho! Haha!

Keymen will make everything all better! :3 <3

view gideonland's profile

21st Sep 2016, 5:02 PM


I'm just sitting her wondering what Merek's father is like?
More like him, or more like Merlock? Definitely hope he shows up.

Nice page, as always. & Zen is a pretty cool character.

view HeSerpenty's profile

22nd Sep 2016, 9:25 AM


Hahaha well.. it does seem that he miiight be bad news considering Merek's reaction hehe---- I promise we will get a front row seat on him soon enough!

Thank you! I am really happy to have him <33

view ProfEtheric's profile

2nd Oct 2016, 10:02 AM


Oooohhhh... not happy news, it seems...

...and how the HECK did Keymen get up there in the last panel? :P

view HeSerpenty's profile

2nd Oct 2016, 10:40 AM


Hahahaha dangit---we NEED some happy news amiright? XD

It's a mystery! LOL

view BlueDragon's profile

7th Oct 2016, 9:29 PM


This was a fun scene! Love Zen ;)

view HeSerpenty's profile

8th Oct 2016, 1:45 AM


Haha thank you! Zen is tons of fun to write XDD

view SunnySideUpSmile's profile

2nd Sep 2017, 6:32 PM


Preeeeeeetty sure Zen is defying gravity in the 4th panel and Keyman's following in his footsteps in the last panel xD

view HeSerpenty's profile

3rd Sep 2017, 12:39 AM


Hahahaha I'm pretty sure you're right about that! XDD

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