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Volume 3 hits the digital shelves, complete with new Cool Fantasy Map

Volume 3 hits the digital shelves, complete with new Cool Fantasy Map published on 2 Comments on Volume 3 hits the digital shelves, complete with new Cool Fantasy Map

The ebook of Leif & Thorn Volume 3: Creeping Vines is now available! Readers who preordered it through Kickstarter got the first crack, but anyone who missed the campaign can finally buy it on Gumroad.

The ebooks of Volumes 1 and 2 are available in the same store — along with the paperback versions, if you’re into those. (The printing of Volume 3 is in progress as we speak.)

Along with song lyrics, fancy recolored strips, and a bunch of exclusive bonus sketches, this is the volume where I had a new map done.

You’ve seen the original one, in the comic and on Crystalpedia:

Thanks to the outpouring of support for the Volume 3 campaign, I was able to commission a new one from Robert Altbauer, over at Custom details! Old-timey textures! Accurate biomes! Good times.

Here’s a time-lapse of how the new one came together:

There’s a zoomed-in version of the next-to-last shot on the artist’s Twitter, if you want a closer look at all the little details.

The very last shot involves some changes I made myself — mostly updating the fonts. (There are fonts I use in the comic that I have the license to, but the artist might not.)

I’ll post a larger version of that one on the website eventually. For now, that sight is one of the perks of getting the book.

…And since the deal I made included commercial use in general, maybe I’ll put it on some other merchandise too. Anybody want a Leif & Thorn Map mousepad? A phone case? A canvas bag? Toss some ideas out there, I’ll see what I can do.

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It’s really weird to see rivers STARTING in a desert. It’s possible for them to flow through a desert, but by definition a desert is an area that gets too little rain or snow fall to feed a river. So, for a river to start in a superdesert, it must come from some sort of hydrogeological source.

Even then, depending on the source, it may require rainfall to feed.

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