Issue #4 Luna solid

Issue #4 Luna solid

Friday, the 25th of November, 2011

Change of plans. As I was doing the layout of next page, decided to make it a splash page in the end. Meaning it's a double page, thus double work.
So I'll have pages 13 & 14 next Wednesday, sorry for the wait but hope this ferocious Luna will keep you all at bay xp. Thanks to Solid Asp for the gift.
38 Responses to "Issue #4 Luna solid"
Cinderwolf14 says:November 25, 2011 at 10:34 pmAwesome page,Luna looks great!!(And ready to kick some ass lol)
Adolf Mingan says:November 25, 2011 at 10:52 pmBeen waiting for this picture for a while. Seen it on your group's FB page. Thank you very much! :=-)
Waffles says:November 26, 2011 at 12:02 amYou got me excited....
Takim says:November 26, 2011 at 12:03 amThat is scary
Annabelle says:November 26, 2011 at 12:59 amI'm just happy to have you back, Leo. Well, for a few weeks anyways. I honestly do expect another 6mo hiatus soon, seems to be your norm, but this is a comic worth waiting for, so... Keep it up =)
Leo says:November 26, 2011 at 1:20 am@Annabelle That hurts, you know :/ - having hiatus It's not a norm. I'm sorry because I didn't leave a proper message during the time I was gone but I can't say I'm sorry for things that just happened that put me away. That's how life is.
Please, remember with Luna I'm sharing my work freely. While yo do a click to check a new page, I put hours of work into each one of them. Thanks.
Cinderwolf14 says:November 26, 2011 at 4:35 am@Annabelle

Seriously?Girl thats cruel even i feel hurt :/

Its fine with me you didn't let us know cuz that must have been really hard for you so i cant say i blame you :)
KingWolf111 says:November 26, 2011 at 6:54 amNice pic Leo. As to waiting untill Wednsday, take your time. I my self find waiting for each page the best part. Keep up the good work.
WolfieLove says:November 26, 2011 at 8:09 amI love the pic but now i have to wait till wednesday for the next one. I might just go nuts!! (Im not a patient person) i hope i can hold out XD
Cinderwolf14 says:November 26, 2011 at 9:20 am@WolfieLove

You can always draw Luna,Fang,ect. for fun cuz im not very patient either and i draw pokemon when im waiting for the next showing.
WolfieLove says:November 26, 2011 at 9:33 am@Cinderwolf14:
Well ive been negleting my novel 'Young Wolf' ive been writeing and this comic has given me so good insperation (thanks alot for that Leo :D) so i guess ill get back to writeing that. I think imma change the name though ... anyway i guess thatll keep me buisy XD
lunaholic says:November 26, 2011 at 10:58 amplease for more... :D
canadian durp says:November 26, 2011 at 11:34 amsick awesome and amazing ....that is all :D
Takim says:November 26, 2011 at 2:28 pmAll I have to say is that your art style is getting better and more enjoable I am still doing my comic you did give me inspuration to continue and gave yoi ever heard of endzone and law of talos there both trounaments on devieantart and it is also on youtube the next time deviantart has a competition you should join I would gladly cheer for you and unknown person he has two incredable characters (climber and karl)
Sk8terboy says:November 26, 2011 at 3:04 pmi always wondered: why do the breasts grow....???
werewolfdude says:November 27, 2011 at 9:02 am@sk8terboy

Yeah your right!
werewolfdude says:November 27, 2011 at 9:05 amNot rude ment!
max says:November 27, 2011 at 9:27 amher whole body grows... why wouldnt the breasts??
Rey Fox says:November 27, 2011 at 11:59 amI don't think the breasts get particularly bigger in Leo's art, but a lot of other people do it that way, and the simple reason is because they like boobs. I think it's tacky.
Leo says:November 27, 2011 at 9:17 pmI personally don't like that growing fetish, for me they just stay the same. They should actually shrunk due the growing muscle structure of the whole body, but heh. Werewolves are not particularly realistic ;)
Cinderwolf14 says:November 27, 2011 at 9:24 pmApparently i read this too much because i was dreaming about the comic last night xD!! Its a good thing i love it so much.
Annabelle says:November 28, 2011 at 3:55 amSorry Leo, I didn't say it to be cruel. I don't expect you to be sorry for things coming up and getting in the way, but you just didn't seem to be that sorry for not taking, say, two minutes to type a "sorry, busy" update here.. And literally, that's all you'd have to say. Many people thought you were dead. Or abandoned this comic. And you did nothing to calm their fears. I realize, when things are tough it seems like you don't have a minute to spare. But honestly, you probably have a smartphone. Or an iPod, or DS, or at least some small device with Internet access. You could've updated while in the bathroom for goodness sakes if you were that busy. I do realize you put a lot of effort into this page, and I know how painstaking it is to do it little by little. I've make graphics before, and for a small sprite it could take 3-4hrs and you don't have much to show for it considering how long it takes. And then to give it away for free, you have even less to show for it. But if you don't want to give it away for free, you don't have to. You could make AlphaLuna a paid webcomic, or even just work on making it paperback-only. It was YOUR choice to make it free, I'd still be reading it if I had to pay for it because it's worth it. I didn't and don't say anything here to be cruel, I'm just speaking my mind and I really am sorry if it comes out harsh, I don't mean to. I just don't want to censor my opinions. I really do enjoy this comic and am glad to see it's back, but it really hurt me to check back every day and every week to see the same thing, no updates, worried something happened to you. I don't want to set myself up for dissappointment so I just didn't want to get used to you being back yet. I'm sorry if that made me seem ungrateful, but after six months with you being completely off-radar, I just can't expect much yet. I really do enjoy your comic, and hope to read it for years to come, but hope this cleared some things up..
Leo says:November 28, 2011 at 12:19 pmWell Anabelle, Maybe I didn't seem to be sorry (just because I was away), but I was. I was actually truly ashamed to even put a word, show my face, to even check the email, to even go out and go to any crowded place, that's how depression worked with me. If you can't comprehend that, I'm sorry but I'm far of being a perfect or even a normal person. But it's a trait that I've been trying to correct myself.

No, I don't use smart phones, just recently got one that it's not pre-paid that I think can take pictures that are more than 200 pixels. But seriously, it wasn't my intent to make any of you feel disappointed. But being disappointed for something you get by doing a click, I thought it is far less hurting than what I needed at the time, well... time. Sorry if I sound selfish in that regard, but that's how I felt.

At same time I don't feel it'd fair to move into pre-paid (online) comic, because then I'd be betraying the readers that've been following me.Also because feedback is truly inspirational and help me to keeps me going.

The only way that could happen is that an editorial bought AL rights and forced me to do so. But the truth is that AL hasn't been picked up and probably won't ever be published internationally. My work is far of being professional but I try my best to enjoy myself doing and make other people feel the same, and that's the best I can aspire at the moment.

I don't pretend to change your opinion about me, but maybe understand from where I come from, I think you're entitled to feel that way and I appreciate your words. I hope my response also gets to other people who may feel the same way as you, take care.
Cinderwolf14 says:November 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm@Annabelle

There was no reason to be ashamed of Leo and disappointed.The fact people gave up on this site due to no updates in only 6 freakin months is sad.Yes I didn't like the wait but if you really love this comic you should make encouraging comments to Leo and not make him feel bad about what he did :(
KingWolf111 says:November 28, 2011 at 2:16 pmDon't worry Leo. I understand how tough it is to not only work so long on the comic but also juggle real life alongside it. I can wait as long as it takes for a new page, as I am grateful that this comic is free to read, so I respect the work you put into it. When we were waiting for the new page I myself found the wait wasn't that hard(sure it was hard)but the wait is(to me) one of the best parts of the comic. Getting to spend the time between pages wondering what happens next is fun. All I can say now is take your time and don't let it get you down if you don't get pages out as quick as people want them.
fabwolf95 says:November 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm
Hi Léo
Great picture of Luna. Looks beautiful and dangerous ... it seems ... no?
Personally I prefer her when it's your artwork, but this one is good too.
As for your absence, I don't care not having been updated AL for six months. We were all worried about you, and apparently we were right. So who could blame you? Not me !
The important, is that you're back and healthy. Alpha Luna is an awesome story and I'm grateful for this gift, you make us.
Thank you friend

GEo says:November 28, 2011 at 11:41 pmHey least your back now! And we have new pages and new fans will come along! I love the work Leo and look forward to Wednesday. So far this has helped me get through some of my bad work weeks. So I rank you up their with Stan Sakai and Oda Nobuhiro sensai, cause on my worst days the knowledge that I can come home Saturday or Wednesday and have a new page to read helps me keep going.
Annabelle says:November 29, 2011 at 3:16 amThanks Leo, I think I understand a bit better now. I can't say I comprehend your depression because I've never been depressed, and it's different for everyone, but I guess I understand for your point of view why you didn't update. I thought you never posted an update because you forgot, or didn't want to take the time, I never thought you might be ashamed.. And well, that pretty much cancels all my complaints. It explains why you didn't update, why you didn't want to post a long apology, and why you might not feel all that sorry anyways. I do know nobody is perfect, no matter how hard you try..

I do think, all in all, you are a good artist. You put your heart and soul into this work, and you try your hardest to explain things to, well, people like me who just assume things.. And it's not your fault if depression gets in the way. I'm sorry for assuming things..

It did hurt me to see no updates because I don't have much to look forward to, so I cherish what I do. I look forward to updates on fanfiction and comics, holidays, sequels to books I read and some birthdays.. And that's about it. So I look forward to those things, and it really brightens up my day to see an update, because it's something I don't expect, can't mark on a calendar. It's a surprise. And for the first couple weeks, I thought "Wow, must be a really big page coming soon!" and then.. Nothing. After a few months, I worried something happened. So between worry and anxiously awaiting an update.. Every day the tension and excitement built, and then it was just an endless sea of nothing. It sounds silly, I know, but when you have so little to look forward to you cherish every tiny thing you do have..

But, thank you for taking the time to explain things better to me. I think I understand you a little better now, and I'll try not to be so quick to judge everyone.. I just feel like an idiot, blaming you for depression, blaming you for something you can't help.. I'm really ashamed. You have my deepest apologies Leo.. I hope you can forgive me. ~Best wishes...
Court says:November 29, 2011 at 10:06 amI wounder Leo,what's Ivan's story in this? I would like to know.
TSG says:November 29, 2011 at 6:12 pmWell, at least, IF Leo does another hiatus, I hope he will still take the time to make a "Still Alive" update from time to time. Having a hiatus is not a problem for me (because let's face it, he's NOT the only one here who's able to have a dark moment in his life), as long as the hiatus is explained.

Personnally, I understand those who said "I stop following this site, I've been waiting for 8 months for nothing" (yeah, 8th March to 24th October, to me it's almost 9 months, not 6). Hey, I was on the edge to loose faith in Leo's return too.

Still, we all agree on the point that Alpha Luna is a GREAT story and very well drawn (maybe because we're all fans of furries/werewolves). I'm sure Leo just didn't had the chance to stumble on a the good editor, but maybe he will. I hope so!

If Alpha Luna becomes a paying comic, I'll pay, because as Annabelle said earlier : it's worth it.

@ Annabelle :
"I don't have much to look forward to, so I cherish what I do. I look forward to updates on fanfiction and comics, holidays, sequels to books I read and some birthdays.. And that's about it. So I look forward to those things, and it really brightens up my day to see an update, because it's something I don't expect, can't mark on a calendar. It's a surprise."

It's EXACTLY the same for me! :3
hrimhari says:November 29, 2011 at 7:01 pmHey Leo, I'd just like to thank you for continuing your work with Luna. It's really appreciated. Also, you gave us a heck of a scare with your long disappearance! If possible, please let us know next time you plan to take some time off so that people won't think that something bad happened to you :)
Cinderwolf14 says:November 29, 2011 at 7:21 pmYay AlphaLuna is back and working again!!!! I wonder what was wrong...and as much as i love AL i dont want it to have to be paid for cuz then i cant read it.My parents wouldn't allow me to even look at this site so im on here in secret on my 3DS and laptop.Anyways, if it had to be paid for,I'd have nothin to look foward to or read that i love :/ (just saying keep it as is plz Leo)
Leo says:November 29, 2011 at 7:39 pm@Anabelle Thanks for your response and I understand perfectly why you were hurt and why you came in with the attitude you had towards me. And I take the blame.
Again thanks for your words, I'm trying to fix my attitude towards these issues and to never disappear again without an explanation.

For now it brightens me that people enjoy my work as much as I do making it, because it's something that I forgot while I was depressed and being here again reminded me why I started drawing in the first place.


Well, who knows. Maybe because he is a werewolf will lead him towards.... (you know).
Cinderwolf14 says:November 29, 2011 at 8:31 pmSo what went wrong with the site Leo??(If u know what happened)
max says:November 29, 2011 at 9:37 pmufff a lot of thoughts in my mind about the annabel-leo conversation (discussion?) umm I think we should never EVER critic other people without having all the cards (without knowing) mmm I think it is awesome that it is a free web-comic I still bought it when I found it cause I LOVE LUNA mmm but making it a paid web-comic would be like tearing a part out of it, so glad u dont have that in mind, anabelle.... I think ur thinking at the begining was selfish cause, even if you are right, it is still selfish, you are thinking about ehy you dont know what happened to leo, and not the possible reasons of what happened to him, to make him dissapear... anyways It's just my opinion and the important thing is that LEO IS BACK and even tho it hurts to wait days for a page, it is completely understandable and it is completely worth it. I'M HAPPY YOU ARE BACK LEO, I AM WAITING FOR THE NEXT PAGE AND I HOPE ONE DAY I WILL MEET YOU IN PERSON (vivo en chile xD) thanks for making Alpha Luna the best comic :D (in my opinion and even tho it's starting)
Cinderwolf14 says:November 29, 2011 at 9:58 pmI agree with Max on pretty much everything ;D your the best Leo!!
ihateyouleo says:February 8, 2014 at 9:53 amhi bitch
Solomon Wald says:December 12, 2015 at 9:10 pmSay, wasn't this the profile image on alfaluna's deviant art account?
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