Pages 99-100: Three Digits

Greetings! LYRAE is now officially counting its pages with 3 digits! And I must say, I’m very happy with how #100 turned out.

After the delays over the New Year break we are back to 2-page updates! This tine, Kel and Carr have barely survived the alien creature’s opening shots as it rapidly overruns their position. But they are still deep in mortal peril as Kel claims the dubious honour of getting the clearest look yet at the monstrous war machine that has been harassing our heroes…

This is fine

How will the pair survive this predicament? Will they, even? Find out on Sunday 12th February!

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Pages 98: First Page of 2023

Greetings! LYRAE is back for 2023!

Now I had hoped to continue work on the comic over the break and jump right back in with normal service and perhaps a small backlog of pages in reserve, but unfortunately a passing seasonal flu had other ideas.

The end result is that today’s update will unfortunately be just the one page.

We follow on from last time where the crew is set upon by an alien creature breaking through the ceiling of their laboratory holdout. Kel tries to escort Carr to safety while Mel and Singh cover their escape. Unfortunately, the creature seems to have a specific target in mind…

We’ll be back the usual two new pages (I promise this time!) on Sunday 29th January!

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Pages 96-97: That Is Not Santa

Greetings! Today on LYRAE we join the team in the Archer labs waiting to fill the alien menace with laser holes. However, as they watch the door, something lurks up above, bearing deadly gifts of its own.

Something stalks the team from the rafters above...
“You’ve all been very, very naughty…”

As the Archer labs erupt into a colourful conflaguration, this is where we shall be leaving LYRAE for the remainder of the year.

It’s been a busy past few weeks for myself between the day job and battles with the local public transport system. That does not seem terribly likely to change over the festive period, leaving less time to work on LYRAE than I would like. But work will continue and LYRAE will be back with two new pages on Sunday 15th January!

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Pages 94-95: Boxed In

Greetings! Last time on LYRAE, Laika came face to face with a heavily armed alien and exploded.

This leaves the team in a very precarious situation as their previously secure position in the lab begins to look more like a trap.

Mel sets her lasers to the “don’t make me pull the trigger again” setting

The team braces for the coming attack, Mel is forced to accept that perhaps Carr was on to something…

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Our next entry will be on Sunday 18th December! Stay tuned!

Pages 92-93: Deadly Lasers

Greetings! Last time on LYRAE, Laika came face to face with an alien creature in the Archer’s liftshaft, which promptly opened fire with a barrage of deadly lasers beams.

I was somewhat unsure about my choice to light the entire Archer lab in purple, but it was definitely worth it for this panel.

That intense close quarters battle resolves in today’s pages as the fighting spills into the main lab area, with devastating results for the rescue team.

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Our next entry will be on Sunday 4th December! Stay tuned!

Pages 90-91: Fireworks!

Greetings! As I type this it is November 5th, which in the UK is the day we celebrate… that time a bloke tried to blow up parliament?

Well, technically the celebration is for the day that plot was foiled, which is a good thing because it turns out that Guy Fawke’s little group was less Freedom Fighter and more Batshit Theocratic Extremist. But either way, today is the day where folk all across Britain launch explosives into the atmosphere and set fire a to a lot of unused wooden pallets.

Consider today’s pages a contribution to that tradition.

Remember, Remember, The Fifth of November, Gunpowder, Lasers and Plot

Spoilers, things are about to get hectic.

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Our next entry will be on Sunday 20th November! Stay tuned!

Pages 87-88: Going Down

Greetings! Another quiet week on the social channels while I settle into the new day job, though I am glad to report I have had no further incidents regarding illness or the like.

This time on Lyrae, an effort has been made to try and be a bit more dynamic with scene composition. Some astute viewers may have noticed a trend towards what is often referred to as “floating head syndrome” which has a nasty habit of infecting dialogue heavy scenes.

Expect some more creativity in character poses, action and viewing angles as the team deal with some inconvenient structural issues going forward.

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Last year we had Chapter 2 premiere on July 4th – next time we will be awkwardly justifying a connection to the British firework-based holiday on Sunday 5th November!

And oh boy. There will there be fireworks indeed…

Pages 86-87: Precious Cargo

Greetings! Been a quiet couple of weeks due to starting a new day job and a slight bout of ill health just beforehand, but LYRAE is back with the usual fortnightly pages!

Carr Darrow continues to insist to Mel that the very bulky equipment strewn across what passes as his lab is actually vitally important to the Bastion. The Executive isn’t immediately swayed, but the scientist insists that High Command would want his research saved.

And Mel wouldn’t want to disappoint High Command, right?

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Our next update is in two weeks, on Sunday 23rd October!

Pages 84-85: Exit Strategy

Greetings! This time on LYRAE, Mel must secure the Archer building and hold out until Trench can arrange a rescue for her team.

Not all the crew are too happy with plan, however. Laika continues to question Mel’s authority, while scientist Carr Darrow appears to have some confusion concerning the team’s goals.

On a side note, if you would allow me a moment of self indulgence, I do really like the transition above from the Archer’s command level back to the labs. Playing around with panel formats like that is really fun.

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Our next update is in two weeks, on Sunday 9th October!

Pages 82-83: Calling Home

Greetings! This time on LYRAE, Mel calls High Command to confirm Carr Darrow’s story. She doesn’t hear what she wants to hear and, to the surprise of no one, loses her temper.

Unfortunately for her, the High Commander isn’t someone Mel can yell at to get her own way.

At least she gets some advice on how to move forward as the invaders put the Archer under seige.

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