Sunday, March 31, 2013

Chapter 5 - Call of the Worm Mountain

I proudly present Chapter 5 of the Wormworld Saga Digital Graphic Novel!

Go read it at!

My first thought before the writing of Chapter 5 was "how am I ever going to fill a complete chapter with the few things that happen in this part of the story?" All I had in mind when I started to work on Chapter 5 was that we would have to see the Great Celebration and that Jonas and Raya would have to travel to the Worm Mountain. I already juggled all the stuff in my mind that would happen in chapter 6, 7 and 8 but chapter 5 was quite an empty thing for me. But then I started to realize that Jonas must have been in a horrible mental condition after the revelations of Chapter 4 and that I would have to give him a chance to express his feelings. And as I started to write the dialogs between him and Raya I found out how much there was to talk about between the two. In the end I even had to hold myself back because the chapter grew and grew before my eyes and without anticipating it, Chapter 5 became the longest chapter of all so far. I finished my work on it with the good feeling that Jonas and Raya are on the same page now and that they are prepared for the adventure that they are facing. 

There's also progress on my personal adventure as a graphic novel author. It's still a struggle to make a living from something that you're basically giving away for free. Fortunately there's a growing group of fine people that supports the Wormworld Saga and with their help my wife and I were able to fund the development of The Wormworld Shop, which is also officially launched today. We invite you to visit the shop and see if you find something that you like. We invested a lot of time and effort into the development of the products and tried to price them fairly. We're running the shop on ourselves without any middlemen so every sale will directly support the Wormworld Saga 100%. On a sidenote: customers from outside the European Union save 19% on every order because in these cases we're not accounting for VAT. 

You might also have noticed that I've made significant changes to the website. My impression was that the website really got clutteres with all the text and flag icons and I changed the structure so that the chapter icons would be in focus again without anything distracting from it. I'd love to hear feedback from you. There's another important update planned for the next few weeks (something very cool indeed!) and so I would be able to take your feedback into account and tweek everything for the next update.

Alright, after the chapter release is before the chapter release! I'm hoping that you're also excited about the upcoming Chapter 6. I will start working on it as soon as possible.


  1. Einfach großartig! Ich kann mich an deinen Bildern gar nicht satt sehen ^^

  2. Amazing amazing amazing! That's all I can say.

  3. ich stimme meinen vorrednern zu.
    schon jetzt fängt man an, auf kapitel 6 zu warten!
    danke für die arbeit!!!

  4. I chanced upon The Wormwood Saga thru a friend's facebook. post. Have seen a hundred graphic novels, but this is by far the most beautifully-illustrated one.. Instantly whisks you away to those long-gone summer vacations and cool attics.. adventures that occurred in the head as you devoured books after books.. Keep up the good work.. eagerly waiting for Chapter-6..

  5. I love the 5th chapter! For the first time I've got the feeling, that the story is becoming coherent, maybe because of the 'campfire' reflections or the slow journey impressions or both, and I enjoyed all the different, beautiful landscapes.