The wizard Merlin took Uther Pendragon's first-born to be raised in safety.

In time, as Merlin had foreseen, the child drew the sword from the stone and was proclaimed King of England.

Merlin was always a big-picture thinker. If he'd been a details guy, he might have noticed that the child was a girl.

Can Martha unite the land and usher in a golden age of chivalry, all while maintaining her secret identity?



Martha's To-Do List:

... a woman's work is never done.

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Sun, Feb 18, 2018

coldreave

New feature: Zoom

Hi! Just wanted to point out the new zoom control near the top-right of the comic image. Tap anywhere on it to zoom in on the first panel of the comic. Keep tapping to cycle through panels 2, 3, 4 and back to the full-page view.

I thought this might be handy for anyone viewing the comic on a small phone screen, but I’m not even sure how many of you read that way. What do you think? Useful? Pointless? Broken? Needs more work? Let me know in the comments, so I can tell if this feature is worth keeping and/or improving.

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Tue, Feb 14, 2017

coldreave

Happy Valentines Day !

Okay, so there's a couple of bits of Valentines-related news.

First up, I'm participating in the Valentine's-themed Comicfury Crossover exchange. I'm really stoked about what I made for it, and interested to see what someone else will do with my characters.

Here is my MAD-inspired piece featuring the cast of Cosmos
and
Here is HeSerpenty and Alicia's awesome collaboration featuring a certain king you may recognise
and
Here is TJBlazer85's sweet piece with a time-travelling Martha doing what she does best.



Second, I'm also participating in the Valentine's Day Sex Drive, where webcomic artists draw pictures of their characters au naturel.
My contribution can be found in the new vote incentive, and it's mildly NSFW. The full list of participants is below. Judging from past years, a lot of the art will be... well, not mild.
So, you know... reader discretion is advised.

Valentine's Day Sex Drive 2017


Andrew Hunter - Delve | Lou Graziani - CyBoar | Terri Hale - Datachasers | Nick Greaves - The Great Isle of Prentil | Caley Tibbittz Collopy - SwordCat Princess | Amy Letts - Epic Fail | Inky - Ink Dolls | Inky - Five Mighty Damsels | Bibbling Prophet - Holy Bibble | Scott T. Hicken - Exiern: Dark Reflections | Scott T. Hicken - Exiern | F. T. Benjamins - Valkyries | Rd Ashes - Dyerin's Line | Mike Aston and Shaun Nicholls - Lacey Investigations | Jackarais - Bicycle Boy | Alli Perry - My Hero! | Jeremy Begin - After the Dream | Coldreave - King Martha | Niauropsaka - Raspberry Rain | yellowgerbil - Zoe the Vampire | MonicaNG - MoonSlayer | The Blood Teller - Alvery Nerveaux's Secret Case Files | John Harrington - The Savage Sword of Sharona | Sean Harrington - Spying With Lana | Ebenezer Splooge - Portcall Uranus | Ebenezer Splooge - PronQueens | Ebenezer Splooge - Mammazon | Ebenezer Splooge - Hentai Poster Company | Ebenezer Splooge - Magical Virgin Princess Training Academy | Ebenezer Splooge - PronQuest | jeromatic - Jeromatic Tales | jeromatic - Bunny Wiggins | Zach Vanzile - West Tree Academy of Heroes | Bearalzebub - Bearalzebub | Byron Wilkins - 1977 the Comic | Vas Littlecrow Wojtanowicz - Velvet Rasputin | Dave Barrack - Grrl Power | Mark Egan - Bata Neart | Mark Egan - Back Office | Peter Anckorn - By The Book | TK Doherty - Nikki Sprite | Stef Marcinkowski - Sarah Zero

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Wed, Nov 2, 2016

coldreave

TWC Contest

So, TopWebComics is running an art contest and I've entered a picture.

You can see it over at their facebook page, and if you like the comic, why not click *like* on the image to vote for it?

The contest theme is High School Yearbooks - and since I'd only had 4 characters in the comic when I drew it, I took some artistic license and used some well-known characters that will show up here eventually (but not for a while.) I also threw in a few jokes - hopefully they will compensate for the liberties I took, as well as any artistic shortcomings. blush

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Wed, Oct 5, 2016

coldreave

Bonus Content

I've drawn a few silly little one-panel gags that aren't part of the story, so I decided to start putting them up as vote incentives.

Clicking the TWC vote link below the comic will take you to the voting page, and after your vote is cast it will show you the bonus image.

Not your favourite webcomic?  No problem, you can vote for as many comics as you like, every single day.

 

In other news, Saturday was 24 hour comics day,  so I decided to give it a shot and created a 24-page comic. 

It's inspired by the Commedia dell'arte, and you can find it here.

 

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