Comic 366 - Elsewhere Extra Illustration!

24th Nov 2016, 1:07 PM in Chapter 24: Heaven's Most Wanted
Elsewhere Extra Illustration!
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RMK 24th Nov 2016, 1:07 PM edit delete
Happy Thanksgiving to my North American friends and greetings to everyone else! I made this picture in between working on the new issue to help flex my creative muscles.

Given that Yunomi is a fashion designer, I wondered what it would look like if she was featured in a Women's Magazine. That made me wonder what Women's Magazines in the Dragonball world would write about. It got funnier the more I thought about it. My wife helped me get the overall look correct. Her suggestion was to put as much cluttered, oversized text into the image as possible to make it look ugly. (She does not like women's magazines).

I am very pleased with how Yunomi turned out here. I thought this would be a nice way to spotlight her character in-between the main story arc.

Thanks to everyone for their continued support!
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TimTomLee 27th Nov 2016, 1:02 PM edit delete reply
RMK, It's the little details like this that you put in your story that makes you one of my favorites. If you actually made a full magazine with the interviews, I would buy it. Thanks for your hard work and enjoy your feast.
RMK 27th Nov 2016, 8:03 PM edit delete reply
Haha don't tempt me with more side projects. I'm always happy to engage readers' imaginations.
Marvin 27th Nov 2016, 2:00 PM edit delete reply
Great work, as always. The quality of Yunomi's hair alone is absolutely stunning! One would be hard pressed to properly reproduce all those fine textures, well placed glosses and delicate details on anything less than photo paper.

Also, thank you very much for taking the time to read, process and respond to the comments of your fans.
We don't take your effort for granted and it always brightens up our days. :)

RMK 27th Nov 2016, 8:04 PM edit delete reply
I'm always happy to engage with readers. I am of the opinion that I have very thoughtful, high-caliber followers :)
Kaioken 29th Nov 2016, 5:29 PM edit delete reply
This is just awesome!
Someone from Earth 1st Dec 2016, 4:31 PM edit delete reply
Great my friend, Keep up the good work, we are all waiting for the next chapter :) !!! Are you going to upload it after X-mas...?
RMK 1st Dec 2016, 6:08 PM edit delete reply
My goal is to have it up by Christmas or New Years :)
Kaioken 5th Dec 2016, 11:15 PM edit delete reply
I haven't been here that long, but do you update with a whole chapter at a time? Or do you do one page per update?
RMK 6th Dec 2016, 7:37 PM edit delete reply
I do a chapter at a time to keep story momentum going.
Kaioken 11th Dec 2016, 10:58 PM edit delete reply
Are you going to have Yamcha fight Vegeta eventually? Or at least tell Bulma off for cheating? Cause I could sssooo see those being inner demons to confront!
Guest 1st Jan 2017, 11:27 AM edit delete reply
HOPE YOU HAD A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Still waiting on that chapter by the way.
Kaioken 3rd Jan 2017, 11:16 AM edit delete reply
Uploaded by Christmas or New Years, aye? Well I'll be! This is a mighty fine chapter ya got 'ere! Wait a diddle darn minute! I NEED MY FIX!!! Just kidding! Take your time dude. But remember, I'm aaaaalways watching Wazoski... aaaaaalways waaatching... -.-
RMK 4th Jan 2017, 10:52 PM edit delete reply
Hahah you have no idea how much I needed that laugh.

Now put that thing back where you got it or so help me.
JakeTheSnake 6th Dec 2016, 8:16 PM edit delete reply
Do you know what you just did? You just gave solid reasoning to bring the original Dragon Ball cast back from the realm of irrelevance and be better than ever. I have already read ahead and am currently caught up and I have to say that after this chapter and what you do later with the sacred schools, it almost feel like you are obligated to bring Tien and Chiaotsu back just to represent the Crane School. I know you already have Barracks, but it would be a great shame if you let all the other humans shine like Yamcha and later Krillin. Plus you can't make a true blue Yamcha tribute without including the other humans and Goku. People often forget, but back in the day Yamcha, Tien, Krillin, Chiaotsu and Goku were all competing rivals with one another. Don't forget all the bro moments between Yamcha and Tien, like after the World Martial Arts Tournament where Tien truly regretted breaking Yamcha's leg and Yamcha had every right to hold a grudge against him for all that Tien had done up to that point he didn't deserve Yamcha's forgiveness let alone his friendship, but exactly what Yamcha gave him. That and another rival. That is what made me a Yamcha fan to begin with, him being the bigger man. I could be wrong, but I believe you said something about Tien not wanting to see the Z-Fighters again, but Toriyama confirmed that he simply put him on a training journey and forgot. If he truly wanted to be an isolated monk then we wouldn't see him hanging around everybody in Battle of Gods and Resurrection of F. Also, I really want to see him meet Barracks as fellow members of the Crane School, plus if you bring Tien back you might be willing to give us a Launch cameo or an explanation of what happened to her. Did Tien and her hook up and he visits every now and again or did she just move on. I know it is a lot to ask for, but I am still curious. Bottom line, I just want to see the dream of many original Dragon Ball fans of seeing the old gang back together again for at least one last adventure before some retire from fighting. I like to believe that it would be so awesome and fulfilling that they can leave the earth to the Saiyans satisfied.
(original gang was Goku, Tien, Chiaotsu, Krillin, and Yamcha these guys all had tons of character development and they each need some respect on their names and that's why I am spamming you, because you are one of my all time favorite writers for Dragon Ball. I know for a fact that you can deliver; however, it is your story and I thought I would put 50 cents into it because I love reading it.)
RMK 7th Dec 2016, 2:19 PM edit delete reply
Regarding the other humans such as Tenshinhan and Krillin, as it stands, I am not planning an additional story with them, though I do want this story to open up possible arcs for them down the road. I had originally considered a sequel to Elsewhere starring Tenshinhan that explores more into the Sacred Schools and off-shoots, also during the 7 year gap and would connect post-Buu saga to Yamcha. It's a work in progress.
JakeTheSnake 8th Dec 2016, 10:00 PM edit delete reply
That's fine, it is YOUR story after all. I was just trying to inspire you a little and thought that it wasn't just Yamcha that became irrelevant, but pretty much the ENTIRE CAST OF FIGHTERS FROM THE ORIGINAL STORY and thought maybe you could give them some redemption for them or something because no one else will. A possible sequel or spin off in the distant future is satisfying enough for me since you hadn't completely thrown the idea out the window.
Also, I forgot to mention this in my last post, but if you noticed some energy manipulation techniques kind of diverges from one another, some can split you into 4 or grow an extra set of limbs, so I was thinking if you want to get a little creative you could split the energy into 2 categories. Dou energy is for things like the Kaio-ken and sei energy be used for more mystical things like the Spirit Bomb or some of Tien's old techniques.
Note: that was my first comment EVER BEFORE, so I apologize if they keep coming out looking like essays.
Guest 10th Dec 2016, 3:30 PM edit delete reply
Tien having is own series sounds AMAZING. Hypothetically, what would you call this sequel if you decided to make it
JakeTheSnake 6th Dec 2016, 8:54 PM edit delete reply
Maybe in a flash back over the peaceful year Yamcha returned home and middle of training his students on how to fly great distances and they happen across Mt. Pao and decide to visit Gohan as a special chapter.
There could be a reunion between Pigero and Gohan. This would be a great opportunity for some much-needed character development for Pigero. He needs to have some serious moment for his character, especially since he is comedy relief. Seeing Gohan again would raise up a lot of old, buried feelings and could remind Pigero of his roots, or the guilt of how he abandoned all those kids who looked up to him as their hero. We could get some serious master/ student moments with Yamcha and Pigero. Yamcha can have a speech about living with regret, honor, and redemption or how similar the two were when they were young. I mean they both abandoned the people that were depending on them and have to live with that decision. Possibly get some insight of how he went from being an honorable martial artist to an infamous desert bandit and what his days were like back before he met Goku and the others. Then tell him how Goku changed his life for keeps. We can see his mentor side.

RMK 7th Dec 2016, 2:20 PM edit delete reply
I am definitely planning an arc with Pigero. I know he sorely needs some development. Barracks, Yunomi and Pigero are all going to grow a lot, and their growth is critical to Yamcha's development as well.
JakeTheSnake 8th Dec 2016, 9:36 PM edit delete reply
Tat sounds great, but I still believe that Pigero and Gohan should have a little reunion. I mean at the time the only friend around his age Gohan had was Dende and I think that it be awesome if Pigero found out that Gohan, the little 4 year old he knew from way back is now the strongest guy in the eorld.
JakeTheSnake 6th Dec 2016, 8:55 PM edit delete reply
As for Gohan, I could be wrong when I say this, but I believe there is a bit of a misconception with him growing up with a hatred toward fighting in general. Whenever I look back at it Gohan, like his father, always looked like he was having the time of his life fighting, at least, whenever the fate of the world or anyone’s lives wasn’t in the balance that is. I mean I can think of several sparring sessions of this. Yes, he has pacifistic ideals, and hates violence, but that doesn’t necessarily correlate to martial arts training. I know it is considered non-cannon, but remember how happy Gohan was to ditch the books and go fight in the tournament at the beginning of the Bojack movie. My main point is that Gohan much prefers being a fighter like his dad at this point in time than being a scholar like his mom wants for him.
Well, here is my idea. Gohan is studying like his mom wants him to, but he is starting to rebel a little, saying he wants to be like his dad. This would most likely take place during a crucial time in young Gohan’s life, called puberty, and Chichi could try to talk to him, but he needs an adult male figure who can understand both sides and guide him. So, Yamcha does it in place of Goku, since he’s dead and this is kind of out of Piccolo’s forte. So Yamcha, the only Z-Fighter at the time with any REAL-LIFE WORK EXPERIENCE, AND LITTLE TO NO EDUCATION could have a man to man chat with Gohan where he claims that yes, growing stronger is important to protect the Earth and confirms that Goku’s legacy is important, but then reluctantly admits that in some ways Chichi is right about the Z-Fighters being bums and how they can’t do much of anything else they can do outside of fighting. He claims that since Gohan is already the strongest in the world, and at such a young age, these peaceful times they fought so hard to protect would be the perfect chance for him to think about his future, for there are limitless opportunities out there for him to explore and encourages to find something, a career that makes him feel fulfilled. Because Gohan owes that much to himself and his father. This would also take some of the heat off of Chichi as well for forcing him to study all the time, even though he was at the age of 4 solving equations.
Guest 6th Dec 2016, 8:57 PM edit delete reply
From what I can tell Yamcha looks like he is still a little sore after what happened between him and the Brief family, especially Vegeta. I can totally see one of the keys to unlocking Ashin is for him to receive some kind of closure with Vegeta. So, when he goes by to Capsule Corp to see Vegeta (maybe he still on the fence on whether or not he should keep fighting thinking that he’s not a true warrior like he said in the Cell Games) they get into an argument/ fight and as things go south between them and they are too distracted with each other they get captured by those intergalactic slave traders with the ki inhibiting cuffs you mentioned in one of your earlier works. Doing this would give you a chance to write out that short fan manga of yours that never got off the ground Unlikely Allies. Not only do they have to work together to escape, but there is also that added time limit Yamcha has before that evil Kai arrives on Earth to test him and his brother which will also give a sense of urgency and more reason to put their differences aside. because you can incorporate that as a mini-arc that will have to last a week at the most, something the good guys can’t afford. However, since this is only a year or two after the Cell Games (forgive me if I’m mistaken) then this adventure of theirs can prove to be beneficial to both of them. At the end of the Cell Games Vegeta was downright depressed, claimed he was no warrior, and even quit fighting. Obviously, this didn’t last through the 7-year time skip, but you can give him this opportunity to show his more tactical side that he gained after growing up conquering planets, that we very rarely see in the main story line. With Yamcha’s help Vegeta reclaim his pride, and they can have some kind of heart to heart moment together and gain some mutual insight of each other’s problems/ point of views. By the end of it, even if they aren’t the best of buddies they still respect each other as fellow warriors. Vegeta also promises Yamcha not to interfere with his fight. Ends with the Narrator talking about how
Vegeta and Yamcha gained something invaluable from this experience and that they couldn’t have done it without the other and for that very reason they never will speak of it again. Why, because they both still have their pride as they go their separate ways.
 I am just an amateur who has never written anything, but I was just spit balling ideas of what you could possibly do with this mini-arc. I really wanted to see your take on that Yamcha/ Vegeta fan manga of yours titled Unlikely Allies. It looked very promising and I thought it would be a great addition to the story. The story has already gone through Earth, Otherworld, and is on its way to Hell. All that is missing is an epic space adventure among the unlikeliest of allies with real stakes at risk.
RMK 7th Dec 2016, 2:15 PM edit delete reply
I was definitely planning a closure arc with Vegeta, but it was far less robust than my "Unlikely Allies" short story. To be honest, I don't know why I didn't think it would work as a short side story within Elsewhere, but you make a good point. I think that settles it :) thank you.
JakeTheSnake 8th Dec 2016, 9:40 PM edit delete reply
I remember feeling really bummed out after reading the summary of it and later finding out that it was abandoned. Thank you for taking the time to hear my ideas.
It means the world to me that my ideas MAY Have influenced this story that I fell in love with even if it is just by a small margin.
JakeTheSnake 6th Dec 2016, 9:05 PM edit delete reply
Last one, sorry it has been Finals week and lately whenever I get a moment of rest ideas kept coming to me about ways to improve DBZ ELSEWHERE so I started to jot some of them down on a word document and decided to share them with you. If you want too incorporate any of these ideas I would be beyond happy, but if you don't that is fine to. Whatever you write, I know it is going to be good because your story comes from the heart. It is very apparent that you care about my boy Yamcha and I can't help, but get behind that. Keep doing you, and ROCK THE DRAGON.
lightningbarer 11th Dec 2016, 11:46 AM edit delete reply
I just realised...that top.
It's a One Piece top.

RMK
I approve!
LetterZero 12th Dec 2016, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
Your comic is great. Yamcha was my favorite character when I first saw the show and it was sad to see him get ignored. Your comic has great art and it's fun to read. Make sure you keep your health up though. And just like Yamcha I know you won't give up
PJ 12th Dec 2016, 12:37 PM edit delete reply
RMK - thought you might find this interesting! http://io9.gizmodo.com/a-new-dragon-ball-spinoff-imagines-a-world-where-yamcha-1790006518
Guest 18th Dec 2016, 5:52 PM edit delete reply
how far would you say we are in the story right now, are we in the half way point?
RMK 19th Dec 2016, 11:31 AM edit delete reply
about 1/3
Lightningbarer 20th Dec 2016, 1:53 AM edit delete reply
Hay mate, just browsing the mods on Xenoverse 2 and I found this

https://xenoversemods.com/mods/yamcha-dbz-elsewhere-version-x2m/

Thought you might like seeing it
RMK 20th Dec 2016, 6:49 PM edit delete reply
Oh man, that's cool! Thank you for sharing!
Kaioken 22nd Dec 2016, 12:10 PM edit delete reply
Will we see Yamcha vs Vegeta? Or him telling off Bulma? Either one is cool with me. But I know he has to have some inner demons prattling about his break-up.
RMK 22nd Dec 2016, 1:30 PM edit delete reply
He will have to deal with that eventually, but how he deals with it is the big issue.
Tom 23rd Dec 2016, 12:33 AM edit delete reply
i love the story up till now and look forward to seeing more when it is do able great work well thought out.
Zenkichi 24th Dec 2016, 10:25 PM edit delete reply
This is the best thing I have ever read finally some love for Yamcha yes he was one of my favorite characters in the early days of dragon ball thank you for bringing Yamcha back to his old self instead of that pussy in dbz
Good work keep it up I hope you the best of luck
Guest 26th Dec 2016, 1:11 AM edit delete reply
I would like to see a fight between Yunomi and Chichi
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