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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.

Volume 3 cover

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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