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JUNE MONTHLY SALE!!!

Remember kids – check back each month for more KODT Back Issues (print and pdf) on sale at $1 each offered by month

MONTHLY SCHEDULE 2024            ISSUES ON SALE

July                        171 – 190

August                   191 – 210

September             211 – 230

October                 231 – 250

November              251 – 299 

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MAY MONTHLY SALE!!!

Remember kids – check back each month for more KODT Back Issues (print and pdf) on sale at $1 each offered by month

MONTHLY SCHEDULE 2024            ISSUES ON SALE

June                      151 – 170

July                        171 – 190

August                   191 – 210

September             211 – 230

October                 231 – 250

November              251 – 299 

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Knights of the Dinner Table Issue 312 — Print Issue Now Available (as well as digital)

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Behind the Scenes…

So I’ve been working on “And the Horse You Rode In ON” (i.e. CattlePunk Volume 3) for several years now. It’s an “Editor’s Cut” of the story arc in which Brian stepped behind the screen again – only this time to run CattlePunk. Much the same way, I did the Bag Wars Saga all the strips are being re-storyboarded with new art and greatly expanded. (I’ve lost count, but I’m guessing there are at least 60 new pages of material in this one. The project has been pushed to the back burner a few times now over the years, (once due to some health issues I was having, and the second time after the death of our partner Steve). This time, I’ve resolved to have the book ready for publication by late summer. And so far, (knock wood), it’s looking promising.

Anyway, today I reached a part in the story arc on the re-storyboarding the caused me to pause. It’s a single strip called, “Simon Says”. And it appeared in KODT 107 back in 2005. This strip is notable. It’s the very first KODT strip that I laid out in color in the comic book. The only such strip appearing in the issue (or the 106 issues that came before it. Since the strips first appeared in Shadis, back in 1990, I’ve always worked in black and white art with grey tones. But in 2005, when digital comics were more and more becoming all the rage, I began thinking maybe I should start laying the strips out in color. True, the print comic book was black and white, but there was no reason their digital counterparts had to be. The problem was not knowing what the full-color panels would look like in grayscale. So Simon Says was my first dip of the toe into color. I laid out that single strip in color as an experiment.

When the issue came back from press, it more or less looked fine to my eye. So with each subsequent issue, I gradually made the transition to working completely in color. Coming across those panels again today, I was reminded of the journey. I thought it might be interesting the present one of the original panels from that strip here, compared to its replacement in the new trade.

Incidentally, this location is known as the “Alley behind Furkman’s” in the comic. For a long time, it’s been where clandestine meetings between characters have taken place. It was here, where Brian once met, Earl Slackmozer for example, to procure a copy of the secret, Jackson Document. 😉

Until next time, Jolly



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Exciting News — Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated Trade Paper Back.

It was recently brought to our attention at Gary Con, that we have never offered a trade compilation of our comic book series, Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated. Launched in 2000 (24 years ago!!!), this popular series ran for 42 issues. Although it’s available in digital format, the print issues have been out of stock in our warehouse for nearly 20 years. Not doing compilation of these gems was an oversight on our part. We aim to fix that, this summer.

KODT Illustrated (popularly known as K.ILL back in the day) took the adventures of the Knights in the monthly comic, and presented the in-character. Aaron Williams (of Nodwick fame) did the art for the first few issues, with the Fraim Brothers picking up the torch and carrying it for the next 35+ issues.

More details soon. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up.

As I was working on compiling the first six issues this morning, I found myself constantly getting distracted, as I got caught up in the stories. I don’t think, I’ve read them in over 15 years. 🙂

In other news, Knights of the Dinner Table issue 312 is no press. Digital subscribers would see their issues hitting their accounts by the end of the weekend. We hope to have the print issue in our warehouse is approximately two weeks. Hoody Hoo!

Till next time, may all your hits be cries. — Jolly

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APRIL MONTHLY SALE!!!

Remember kids – check back each month for more KODT Back Issues (print and pdf) on sale at $1 each offered by month

MONTHLY SCHEDULE 2024            ISSUES ON SALE

May                      131 – 149

June                      151 – 170

July                        171 – 190

August                   191 – 210

September             211 – 230

October                 231 – 250

November              251 – 299 

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Knights of the Dinner Table Issue 311 — Print Issue Now Available (as well as digital)

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Knights of the Dinner Table #1: Legacy Print

New Arrival: This Legacy-Print edition of 1994’s very first issue of Knights of the Dinner Table!! A chance for fans to own a print version of this very rare issue (only 3000 were originally printed). This issue is exactly like the original issue (including the original vintage ads with two exceptions: 1: the words “Legacy Print” added above the imprint logo on the cover and 2: the full-page ads that originally appeared on the inside front and back covers – being placed on the 1st and last page of the comic.

For a limited time every issue of this legacy print will be personally signed by Jolly Blackburn.