Livestream at 2hPm east as per usual. featuring the making of the new background for the site : the Kyorl clan.
Faen and Ariel by Lunareth, who kindly underlined this day.
Sorry to make anyone else feel old, drowtales is now 14 years old. This site and the main serie is older than facebook, youtube, tumblr, gmail,and many other pillars of the current internet. I started it in a very different era, where geocities and yahoo were a thing. April 17 2001 was special time to begin a webcomic. A time when having your own site was a difficult thing, pne i programmed by myself during college, and was made into my end of year project to display in class. With projects such as the oekaki board, forum, top list and monthly art contest to vote on. (does anyone else even remember oekakis?) So yes i was 18 back then, Ariel and Faen did exist already but as NPCs for players to interact with and of course, they were nothing like their current incarnation. For that matter the third of these old character is the naga from the story ending this week who interestingly enough did have 6 arms back then, matching more acurately what she became at the end of the story.
All three of them may still exist in some old sketchbooks, deep in our storage, to be dugged out someday… What else to be said? i start this site to meet other artists. Well, alright, success. I did meet hundred of artists in my carreer. So many that now a lot of them have come and gone, becoming memories at this point. Leaving the work in progress that we all contributed to, which i hope to see completed someday. Yes the chapters are long nowadays, but only because i am trying to wrap things up. There is an ending, it will be done. As to when, i don’t know. Next chapter is beldrobbaen and will wrap up one ongoing plot. The next is Kyorl. Then Sarghress. After these 3 we’ll reach what i thought would be the third and final arc. How many chapters that will be, i do not know but i’ve no intention to re-introduce everything like i did for arc 2.
And tsukiko who also joined in on this day with a celebration of her own.

in a few moment , the anniversary special will go in the main archive. Drawn by Kite too so expect something cute!


15 Responses to 14 years

  1. CutieSquiggoth says:

    Happy 14th anniversary :)

    I’ve no idea when I found this site (the earliest reference I can find is 2009, but I suspect it was earlier) but I’m so glad I did :)

    You’ve built a lovely community around this, and I look forward to seeing where you take us all :)

  2. Thiradil says:

    Bon anniversaire Drowtales! En espérant que vous pussiez continuer encore de nombreuses années!

  3. Hamilkar says:

    Happy anniversary! Rock on! :)

  4. GEM76 says:

    Party on Kern…Party on Kite…Happy Anniversary *\o/*

  5. Lunareth says:

    You are the hero for keeping this and the community together for this long, looks almost impossible long ❤ Get some cake for yourself today

  6. Toto says:

    Yay, 14 years!

  7. Alric says:

    Happy 14th anniversary, Drowtales! And thanks to Tsukiko for the nice gift!

  8. Laurie says:

    Happy 14th Anniversary!!

  9. Pariel says:

    Happy 14 years… wait, i’ve been around dt for half that time D:

  10. Finski says:

    Hyvää 14 vuotispäivää! Longest webcomic which I have kept track since 2008. Keep up the good work!

  11. Obsidian Agent says:

    14 years. I at least hope the site stays up after the comic reaches its end – like 8-Bit Theater.

    Man, DT’s story is almost done, OoTS is on its back nine, it seems like I always join up right when something’s its height…

  12. Sonor Valillhardro says:

    Wow, 14 years already. Congratulations!

    For some reason, I feel a pang of sadness reading how DT will conclude. But it makes sense. All things must end eventually

    • Obsidian Agent says:

      Well hey, here’s to hoping Kern keeps the forums up, even after the comic itself ends.

  13. Pitdragon says:

    Happy 14th! May you have 14 more!

    (Hey, put down that knife! It’s not like that! I didn’t mean it that way! ARRRRGGG, I’M NOT CAKE!)

  14. Durlyn says:

    Happy 14th Anniversary Drowtales, you guys rule! :D