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The Continentals: Murder, mystery, intrigue, adventure
TheDeeMan
post Dec 28 2009, 03:02 PM
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For the folks who like a little murder, mystery, and adventure with their steam punky webcomics I hope you'll come and check out my webcomic "The Continentals". Here's the plot:

1889. Barely a year after the mysterious Jack the Rippers murderous rampage and equally mysterious disappearance the city of Mansfordshire, England is shaken by a series of brutal "mangling" murders that plunge the city into an abyss of fear.

Investigating the case, Continental Operatives Jeffrey Tiffen Smythe and his partner the gender bending adventuress lady Fiona Fiziwigg uncover the threads that bind the murderer, his victims, the highest echelons of society, it's lowest dregs, and even the police officers investigating the case in a tangled web of mystery, adventure, intrigue, and murder that is like Sherlock Holmes, mixed with equal parts of the 60's tv show "The Avengers", with a dash of James Bond for flavor.

The Continentals
http://www.webcomicsnation.com/moniquem/co...tals/series.php


BTW. I've included these sample pages:

Page 3


Page 4


Page 5


The newest installment "Once mentioned, Twice told" was just post. Let me know what you think.

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post Dec 28 2009, 06:04 PM
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Dee, had go digging back to September to pick up the start of this adventure, but so far am enjoying it a great deal. If you've followed some of the threads around here, were
a real gaslight gang. I edit and produce Sherlock Holmes anthologies, and several of our amigos here have actually penned Holmes comics. So this strip is tons of fun. Will be curious to where it is going. The art is terrific as well. Bravo.
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post Dec 28 2009, 11:46 PM
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Thanks for saying so. smile.gif There should have been a link that took you to the very first pae of the comic.

Anyway, glad to hear that there are some gaslight folks around these parts. LOL! Hope they like the comic as well.

Oh, and the art is by Monique MacNaughton if I didn't menton it.

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post Dec 29 2009, 12:26 AM
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Your writing with Monique's art make a fantastic combination. I have to admit that I won't have time to go back to the beginning and read it all the way to the current page. That said I will do so when I get the chance. From what I am reading now, I am enjoying it very much. Keep up the great work and I hope to see it continue.
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post Dec 29 2009, 12:42 AM
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Yeah, Monique and I work well together. This is our second comic together actually. The first was G.A.A.K: Groovy Ass Alien Kreatures for which we were nominated for a Glyph Comic Award back in 2007

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post Jan 4 2010, 02:44 AM
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Since there's no sense in having two of them, I'll use this one as the "official" thread for "The Continentals.

Okay, there's a new update at The Continentals. Here's the teaser:

"A FOOTSTEP OUT OF PLACE!!!"

A single footstep out of place proves to Lord Ashton that just because he's paranoid doesn't mean a sadistic killer isn't stalking him in the night.

The Continentals
http://www.webcomicsnation.com/moniquem/co...tals/series.php


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post Jan 11 2010, 02:27 AM
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There's a new update at The Continentals. Here's the teaser:

"HELLO DARKNESS, MY OLD FRIEND!!!"

As lord Ashton's paranoia pushes him further and further into madness, making every shadow that moves a murderer, the shadowy killer of his imagination becomes all too flesh and blood.

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post Jan 11 2010, 03:10 PM
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I wonder if you've got some kind of Jekyll & Hyde thing going on here. The dark man was really quite gruesome!! Nice work.
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post Jan 11 2010, 03:17 PM
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Would you be surprised if I were Hyde-ing something. LOL!

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post Jan 18 2010, 09:37 AM
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There's a new update at The Continentals. Here's the teaser:

"A DEAD IN THE LIFE OF..."

According to his manservant Higgins, lord Ashton's ordinary day as a university professor would prove to be anything but. Because how "ordinary" can a day be--If it includes being stalked by a psychotic killer?

The Continentals
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post Jan 25 2010, 03:35 AM
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There's a new update at The Continentals. Here's the teaser:

"DEATH BECOMES HIM!!!"

To lord Ashton's horror, the shadow that he imagined to be a man is suddenly made all too flesh and blood. And his faceless stalker is faceless no more.

The Continentals
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post Jan 27 2010, 03:39 PM
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Hi guys. Jazma Online just gave The Continentals 4 out of 5 stars. Here's a link to the review:

The Continentals review:
http://forums.jazmaonline.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1500

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post Jan 30 2010, 04:08 PM
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Since I've been sort of using this as The Continentals "official" thread, and just encase you missed it posted elsewhere on the forum, Transfuzion Publishing is going to collect and publish The Continentals as a series of TPB editions of the series. Here's the official announcement:


Transfuzion Publishing has signed to bring the webcomic series, The Continentals, to print in the form of graphic novels. The series, which is currently running on WebcomicsNation, will be collected in a series of trade paperbacks as each storyline finishes its run.

Crisscrossing the literary genres of murder/mystery, action/adventure, historical drama, horror, science fiction, and steampunk, "The Continentals" by writer/creator Darryl Hughes and artist Monique MacNaughton, --- both nominated for the “Rising Star” category for the Glyph Comic Awards---is a modern re-imagining of the classic 19th century Sherlock Holmes "who done it" murder mystery created for the 21st century comic fan.

The story begins in 1889. Barely a year after the mysterious Jack the Ripper's murderous rampage and equally mysterious disappearance, the city of Mansfordshire, England is shaken by a series of brutal "mangling" murders that plunge the city into an abyss of fear.

Investigating the case, Continental Operatives Jeffrey Tiffen Smythe and his partner the gender bending adventuress, Lady Fiona Fiziwigg, uncover the threads that bind the murderer, his victims, the highest echelons of society, it's lowest dregs, and even the police officers investigating the case in a tangled web of mystery, adventure, intrigue, and murder.

Transfuzion Publisher Gary Reed said, “when Darryl sent me the pages of The Continentals, I was very interested. I knew that I wanted to see more so to obviously, I thought that it was something other people would like to see more of. We started talking and I’m excited about bringing out the hard copies of the story.”

“The exact date of the first trade paperback to be released will be announced as soon as a firm schedule can be structured,” Reed stated. “We’ll let the first story arc complete its run online and the next story will continue online while the first trade comes out.”

The Continentals is currently running on webcomicsnation.com and is also featured on other sites including Transfuzion’s home page. Writer/creator Darryl Hughes says response so far to the online strip has been fantastic. “The main attraction of The Continentals is that its a really well told, well drawn, murder, mystery, adventure that draws you deeper and deeper into the story with each turn of the page as you follow characters that are both interesting and engaging unravel a tangled web of intrigue as you both try to figure out who done it and why. That's what a good murder/mystery should do. And that's what The Continentals is. It's a damned good murder/mystery, with amazingly detailed black and white artwork by Monique (MacNaughton) that will just take your breath away, if I do say so myself. And I do!”

Early Reviews of The Continentals

"...Enter, The Continentals: Part Sherlock Holmes, part James Bond, part The Avengers...A gripping storyline with superb artwork in the style of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen." - The Webcomic Builder.com

"...The Continentals holds your attention like a vice grip...Beautifully rendered...The characters jump out at you. This is an old fashioned thrill a minute mystery adventure that you will just love."--Jazma Online

"The Continentals is a gorgeously funky Victorian crime thriller with a touch of TV's "The Avengers" or "Department 5". Darryl Hughes' writing is slyly humorous and artist Monique MacNaughton has produced some breathtakingly detailed black and white artwork..." --Drunkduck.com Feature Review


Transfuzion Publishing
http://www.transfuzion.biz/TITLES/TheContinentals.htm

The Continentals
http://www.webcomicsnation.com/moniquem/co...tals/series.php



I'd' like to thank all you guys who've supported us and The Continentals and I hope you continue to do so as both a webcomic and (soon) a print comic. Monique and I are very excited about all this as I'm sure you can imagine. Just a year ago The Continentals was a behind the scenes "making of" comic and now it's going to be in a comic shop and bookstore near you in the future. How's that for a happy start to the new year. LOL! XD

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post Feb 1 2010, 02:39 AM
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There's a new update at The Continentals. Here's the teaser:

"AN INTERRUPTION TO MURDER!!!"

To lord Ashton's relief the arrival of his coach interrupts his stalker and his homicidal intent. At least for the moment. And as we all know, moments by definition--Are fleeting!!!

The Continentals
http://www.webcomicsnation.com/moniquem/co...tals/series.php

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Dee

BTW. There's a new interview with me at Jazma online:

http://forums.jazmaonline.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1507


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post Feb 8 2010, 03:31 AM
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There's a new update at The Continentals. Here's the teaser:

"THE HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO MURDER!!!"

Unbeknownst to either lord Ashton or his coachman they've picked up an unwelcomed passenger with a taste for blood--THEIRS!!!

"THE CONTINENTALS" by Darryl Hughes and Monique MacNaughton. It's like Sherlock Holmes meets the 60's tv show "The Avengers" with a dash of James Bond for flavor.

The Continentals
http://www.webcomicsnation.com/moniquem/co...tals/series.php

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And here is a brand new Jazma Online interview with artist Monique MacNaughton

http://forums.jazmaonline.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1508

Dee


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post Feb 15 2010, 03:15 AM
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There's a new update at The Continentals. Here's the teaser:


"FIENDS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT!!!"

Those strange bumps that Lord Ashton is hearing and feeling aren't the effects of a rough coach ride--They may well be the tell tale signs of murder!

"THE CONTINENTALS" by Darryl Hughes and Monique MacNaughton. It's like Sherlock Holmes meets the 60's tv show "The Avengers" with a dash of James Bond for flavor.

The Continentals
http://www.webcomicsnation.com/moniquem/co...tals/series.php

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post Feb 22 2010, 02:41 AM
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There's a new update at The Continentals. Here's the teaser:

"THE REINS OF TERROR!!!"

To Lord Ashton's horror his dark stalker now has the reins of his coach AND HIS LIFE in his murderous hands. And neither he, nor the people of Mansfordshire, are safe to walk the streets.

The Continentals
http://www.webcomicsnation.com/moniquem/co...tals/series.php

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post Mar 1 2010, 02:31 AM
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There's a new update at The Continentals. Here's the teaser:

"DRIVEN TO MURDER!!!"

Speeding through the streets of Mansfordshire, driven by his evil dark stalker, Lord Ashton is on the ride of his life. But the only thing worse then the journey he's on is the destination he's about to reach--And what happens when the ride is over!

The Continentals
http://www.webcomicsnation.com/moniquem/co...tals/series.php

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Dee

SPREAD THE WORD! Are you a fan of The Continentals? Do you use Stumbleupon? If so, helping us spread the word about The Continentals is as easy as letting your "thumbs up" do the talking. Show your love--And stumble it, dude. smile.gif


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post Mar 8 2010, 02:27 AM
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There's a new update at The Continentals. Here's the teaser:

"HOME IS WHERE THE HORROR IS!!!"

Lord Ashton's terrifying rough ride ends without his life coming to one. But his dark stalker isn't finished with him just yet. Oh no--Not just yet!

The Continentals
http://www.webcomicsnation.com/moniquem/co...tals/series.php

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Dee

SPREAD THE WORD! Are you a fan of The Continentals? Do you use Stumbleupon? If so, helping us spread the word about The Continentals is as easy as letting your "thumbs up" do the talking. Show your love--And stumble it, dude. smile.gif


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post Mar 15 2010, 01:11 AM
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There's a new update at The Continentals. Here's the teaser:

AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH HIM!!!"

As if from nowhere Lord Ashton's dark stalker suddenly appears at the reins of the coach, driving the horses wildly, with murder in his eyes--And lord Ashton's life clearly in his sights!

The Continentals
http://www.webcomicsnation.com/moniquem/co...tals/series.php

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Dee

SPREAD THE WORD! Are you a fan of The Continentals? Do you use Stumbleupon? If so, helping us spread the word about The Continentals is as easy as letting your "thumbs up" do the talking. Show your love--And stumble it, dude. smile.gif


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