The Extras is a modern take on a classic boarding school story, a slice-of-life comedy-fantasy about the everyday adventures of growing up. Located in the City, the School of Saints Java and Hellbender is as much a character in the story as the girls from almost everywhere who live and learn there, and just as full of secrets.
Influences include the boarding school stories of Angela Brazil and Gordon Korman, my own experiences teaching in Japan, and indy comics.
Our creative crew:
Pam Bliss (sharkipede): She created the setting, two of the main characters and many supporting ones, and has been writing and drawing comics for many moons. This is her first webcomic. She co-writes, edits, does design work, and occasionally contributes art. She’s from Indiana.
Katie Hodges (inkthinker) : She draws the pages, co-designs, and contributes to the storyline. A veteran webcomic creator, she’s the creator of Masked and the colorist of Gryphon Rise. She’s from Georgia.
Jeffrey Lilly (Firefly Jelly) : I write the scripts and the story. I’ve been writing fiction and comics for many moons, but not as many as sharkipede. This is also my first webcomic. I’m from Michigan.
"Migration complete and new page is up!", 29th Nov 2019, 10:46 PM#2
The new page of The Extras is up! It's the third in the mysterious "Journal" series. This week, a brief history of the founder and first headmistress of The School of Saints Java and Hellbender; a woman ahead of her time and at home in the air.
We return to the standard comics format next week! The Extras updates every Friday at 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.
mitchellbravo:I don't remember if I already knew this or just figured it out
Apologies for how long it's taken to do your review btw. I need to use a better device than my phone and lost part of the review when my laptop catapulted
Yeah, Firefly Jelly is a perfect anagram, so I figured I'd use it as a pen name. Very good, detective!
No worries, take your time. I know we're all supposed to have all this time on our hands, but the reality is often very different when there are family matters to attend to and just the chaos of the new normal. Upheaval is not good for plans. Neither are tech problems. I hope you didn't lose much data when your pyooter crapped out. In any case, I look forward to it whenever you can get to it, but please don't feel any pressure.