August 2023 Bonus Strip
August 7, 2023 - Joe Pearce
And the newest story arc gets a title, "The Book of Okk." This is also the August bonus strip, made possible by our patrons on Patreon!
The strip archives have been updated by adding a new page for this story.
July 2023 Bonus Strip
July 11, 2023 - Joe Pearce
This month's bonus strip has been posted and is brought to you by our patrons on Patreon.
Bonus Strip Post Delay
July 10, 2023 - Joe Pearce
Today's bonus strip will delayed until at least tomorrow.
Pushing Back July Bonus Strip
June 29, 2023 - Joe Pearce
As this year's US Independence Day (July 4th) holiday has effectively been extended into a four-day affair, I have decided to push back the next bonus strip to July 10. The next strip will, therefore, be posted on July 6.
June 2023 Bonus Strip
June 5, 2023 - Joe Pearce
Bonus strip time, again -- thanks to our patrons on Patreon! Consider becoming one, too!
Also, i wanted to point out the two Dungeons and Dragons Kickstarter projects I am currently backing: Village on the Borderlands, by my friend Mark Taormino, and Tomb of the Dundel Chief, by Erik Garland and Heidi Gygax -- yep, Gygax. Check 'em out!
Update: The Tomb of the Dundel Chief Kickstarter has ended, but I am now supporting a funding drive for an album, Little Wins.
Strip 921 Title Change
June 1, 2023 - Joe Pearce
In a rare move, I have changed the title of strip 921 to "Probably More To Know". The old title was too close to Tabitha’s line in panel 1 of today's post.
May 2023 Bonus Strip
May 1, 2023 - Joe Pearce
Another month, another bonus strip! Brought to you by our patrons on Patreon.
Also, have a great May Day (however you chose to celebrate it)!
April 2023 Bonus Strip
April 3, 2023 - Joe Pearce
Bonus strip time! Made possible by Inherit the Earth patrons on Patreon.
March 2023 Bonus Strip
March 6, 2023 - Joe Pearce
A very late first Monday in March brings another bonus strip — brought to you, as always, by our patrons on Patreon.
February 2023 Bonus Strip
February 6, 2023 - Joe Pearce
I almost forgot to post this bonus strip with the late first Monday this month! You can support this webcomic by becoming an Inherit the Earth patron on Patreon.
January 26, 2023 - Joe Pearce
Just noting here the milestone of posting the 900th mainline strip. There will be a real celebration in another 100!
January 2023 Bonus Strip
January 1, 2023 - Joe Pearce
It is 2023! Let us start the year with a bonus strip, made possible by our patrons on Patreon!
Last Strip for 2022
December 22, 2022 - Joe Pearce
Today's strip is the last for 2022. We will be going on a not-quite-two-week hiatus for the holidays.
Also, Ed and I wish you Happy Holidays!
December 2022 Bonus Strip
December 5, 2022 - Joe Pearce
It is bonus strip time again! This entry for December 2022 brought to you by the support of Inherit the Earth patrons on Patreon.
2022 Holiday Schedule
November 17, 2022 - Joe Pearce
As longtime readers know, we usually take a two-week hiatus during the holidays. This year, though, we are splitting this into two breaks.
Today's strip will be the last strip of November, as there will be no post on Thanksgiving (Nov. 24). There will also be no post on Dec. 29, so the last strip of 2022 will be on Dec. 22.
The first strip of 2023 will be a bonus strip, although we may post it a day early on New Year's Day instead of on Monday.
November 2022 Bonus Strip
November 7, 2022 - Joe Pearce
Bonus strip day! Made possible by our patrons on Patreon!
News for Halloween
October 31, 2022 - Joe Pearce
To begin: Happy Halloween!
Ed Lacabanne has sent me updated art for two strips: #880 and #881. Click the numbers to view them.
Finally, the Wyrmkeep Entertainment Forum is back on-line! I had to manually migrate the data as the standard tools couldn't do a migration from two major versions back! Not everything works quite right, but I though posters would prefer it return in some form. If you find any problems, please let me know.
October 2022 Bonus Strip
October 3, 2022 - Joe Pearce
The October 2022 bonus strip is here, if a little late in the day. Brought to you by our patrons on Patreon!
September 2022 Bonus Strip
September 5, 2022 - Joe Pearce
I and Ed will join Rhene and the Ferrets in hoping you have an enjoyable Labor Day holiday! (For our international readers: Labor Day is celebrated in the USA on the first Monday of September each year.)
Of course, being the first Monday of the month, makes this a bonus strip — brought to you as always by the Inherit the Earth patrons on Patreon.
Status of Restoring Forum
August 25, 2022 - Joe Pearce
I have some good news about the The Wyrmkeep Entertainment Co. forum! I have partially been able to migrate the database from the ancient version of forum software to the latest. Boards, members (with avatars!), topics and messages appear to be intact. This migration has also allowed me to remove bogus members who never logged-in or posted a message. One thing that will likely not be migrated is personal messages. I predict that the forum will be publicly available by mid-September.
Back With New Strip and Final Titles
August 18, 2022 - Joe Pearce
With the new server and its websites now running acceptably, we can continue with the story of "When Fortune Calls."
Also, all the strips now have proper titles. A few of the latest titles were based on suggestions from Stephen Boland, our longtime sponsor. See the story archive page for a complete list.
You can be a sponsor too! Contact me via the contact page for details.
Server Falls Down... and Bounces Back Eventually
August 11, 2022 - Joe Pearce
The final step of the server switchover occurred early last Sunday. Unfortunately, things did not go very well. Long story short, all the websites on the new server were lost! Yikes!
Luckily, recent versions of everything still existed on either the old server or on local machines. So, after five days of work, everything should be back and working for all sites.
Performing this server recovery did not allow for creating a strip to post today. The next strip will appear on August 18.
August 2, 2022 - Joe Pearce
All of the company's websites are being moved to a new server. The current server is being retired, as it is extremely difficult to properly update. Some sites have already been moved, like the Inherit the Earth 2 site.
This may lead to some features not working for a few weeks. For example, the commenting link has been
temporarily removed fixed, and the forum will not be accessible starting later this week now.
One bonus of the switchover is that all servers will be secure, like the ITE 2 link above. Yay!
August 2022 Bonus Strip
August 1, 2022 - Joe Pearce
Here is the August 2022 bonus strip, brought to you by our patrons on Patreon.
July 2022 Bonus Strip
July 11, 2022 - Joe Pearce
Here is the July 2022 bonus strip, brought to you by our patrons on Patreon. You can support work on Inherit the Earth, in all its media, by becoming a patron, too!
Stephen Boland's Sorrow of a Furry Father Kickstarter
July 7, 2022 - Joe Pearce
This site's long time sponsor, Stephen Boland, has launched a funding drive for his latest video game project, Sorrow of a Furry Father. Please visit the project page on Kickstarter and consider becoming a backer!
July Bonus Strip Will Be Delayed a Week
June 30, 2022 - Joe Pearce
The bonus strip that would normally be posted on Monday, July 4th, will be delayed a week because of that being US Independence Day.
Tweak to Today's Strip Needed
June 9, 2022 - Joe Pearce
Today's strip will be delayed, as I noticed a modification was needed to the last panel. It likely won't be posted until tomorrow (or so late tonight that it will be tomorrow for most of our readers).
Update: Posted at 11:40 PDT.
June 2022 Bonus Strip
June 6, 2022 - Joe Pearce
I decided that the Forest King should have a few lines in this story arc! Perfect for this June 2022 bonus strip.
May 19, 2022 - Joe Pearce
One of our readers sent me an email asking what the source of the milk used by the Elks to make the cheese in Tabi and Jowwf's dinner. I really had not given much thought to that question beforehand.
Make-up Strip on Monday
May 12, 2022 - Joe Pearce
The make-up strip I mentioned previously will be posted this Monday. May 16.
Update: The strip will be posted late on Monday.
May 2022 Bonus Strip... Sort Of
May 2, 2022 - Joe Pearce
The strip that was expected to be posted last Thursday will now be considered as the May 2022 bonus strip. As I mentioned previously, I hope to have a second extra strip this month to make up for the discrepancy. Bonus strips are, as always, brought to you by the Inherit the Earth patrons on Patreon.
Why Today's Strip Will Be Delayed
April 28, 2022 - Joe Pearce
A short tale: The artist delivered me the art for today's strip a couple of days early as he was going on vacation. Unfortunately, I didn't take a peek at it until after he left, and I noticed an problem with the last panel — enough of a problem that I don't think I should post it. Instead, a corrected version will likely become Monday's bonus strip. I hope to add a second extra strip in May to make up for this.
April 2022 Bonus Strip
April 6, 2022 - Joe Pearce
Oops! Forgot to mention that Monday's strip was the April 2022 bonus strip. Brought to you, once again, by Inherit the Earth patrons on Patreon!
March 2022 Bonus Strip
March 7, 2022 - Joe Pearce
The March 2022 bonus strip is here and under the wire at 11:45 PM PST. Brought to you by our patrons on Patreon!
Delay on Posting Strip #845
March 3, 2022 - Joe Pearce
It looks like the latest strip will not be posted until late Friday. I don't expect this to also delay Monday's bonus strip.
Update: Strip #845 finally posted today, Saturday, March 5.
February 10, 2022 - Joe Pearce
Today's strip arrived with a problem with one of the panels. Unfortunately, the artist is unable to fix it until later tonight. It probably won't be posted until tomorrow (Friday).
Update: Good news! Was able to post while still Thursday, West Coast time!
February 2022 Bonus Strip
February 7, 2022 - Joe Pearce
The February 220 bonus strip is made possible by our patrons on Patreon! Consider becoming a patron yourself!
January 2022 Bonus Strip
January 3, 2022 - Joe Pearce
Happy New Year!
The first strip of 2022 is also a bonus strip, brought to you by our patrons on Patreon!
December 16, 2021 - Joe Pearce
First, we hope that the start of the holiday season has been great for you!
Today's post will be the final new strip for this year. There will be an encore strip next Thursday. The story continues on January 3rd.
December 2021 Bonus Strip
December 6, 2021 - Joe Pearce
Today's strip is the last bonus strip for the year. Made possible by our patrons on Patreon.
November 25, 2021 - Joe Pearce
I would like to offer you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! (For those not celebrating that holiday today, have a happy Thursday and great weekend!)
November 2021 Bonus Strip
November 2, 2021 - Joe Pearce
This month's bonus strip has been posted.
Sleep Deprived Delay
November 1, 2021 - Joe Pearce
Today's Halloween-themed bonus strip will be posted tomorrow. I didn't sleep well last night. Having to head out-of-town for most of the day, I'm barely functional. I would have probably held on the strip until next year, but this comic has some connection to the current story line. Expect it tomorrow.
Glitch in Art = Slight Delay in Post
October 21, 2021 - Joe Pearce
I noticed a slight, but important, mistake in the strip Ed submitted, so I'm having him make a change. He probably won't be able to get me the updated strip until late today.
Update: Strip is up!
The charity auction has ended with a winning bid of $157.50 for the Erma Felna EDF comics! Yay! If the winning bidder is willing, I will see about mentioning their name in a future blog post.
The auction's proceeds benefit the Wildlife Learning Center of Los Angeles. Consider making a donation.
Charity Auction Live!
October 14, 2021 - Joe Pearce
The charity eBay auction of comics featuring Erma Felna EDF benefiting the Wildlife Learning Center of Los Angeles is now live! The auction will run until October 21.
Here is a link to the auction: https://www.ebay.com/itm/255178001530
You are welcome to re-post information about this auction anywhere you please. The more the merrier!
Charity Auction Details
October 7, 2021 - Joe Pearce
I will be launching a charity eBay auction on October 14, 2021 starting at around 3 PM PDT. The items being auction are a set of comics featuring Erma Felna EDF by Steven A. Gallacci. All proceeds will go to the Wildlife Learning Center of Los Angeles (https://wildlifelearningcenter.org). Help us support this worthwhile cause and get some classic stories as a bonus!
Check back here for a link to the auction on the 14th.
Auction Pre-Announcement and October 2021 Bonus Strip
October 4, 2021 - Joe Pearce
There will be a special announcement on Thursday about a charity auction I will be holding next week. Don't miss it!
And also, today's bonus strip made possible by our patrons on Patreon.
September 2021 Bonus Strip
September 6, 2021 - Joe Pearce
Labor Day did not entirely delay posting this month's bonus on the proper day (Pacific Time). Brought to you by our patrons on Patreon.
August 12, 2021 - Joe Pearce
Our longtime sponsor, Stephen Boland, has decided to point his banner to a website with information about his game, Essence of Imagination. Check it out!
August 2, 2021 - Joe Pearce
Today's bonus strip will be delayed at least a day as the artist is swamped with other work. This might also affect Thursday's strip.
Update: Bonus strip posted. Brought to you by our patrons on Patreon!
July 8, 2021 - Joe Pearce
As you know, a post was skipped last month. I had a talk with the artist, Ed Lacabanne, and we have decided to create an additional strip for this month, to be posted on Monday, July 19th. Be ready to check back here on that day. This means there will be 7 strips posted the month!
July 2021 Bonus Strip
July 5, 2021 - Joe Pearce
I hope those of you who celebrate it had a great 4th of July/Independence Day weekend!
July's bonus strip has been posted, as always brought to you by our patrons on Patreon. Consider becoming a patron, too!
Strip 800,Take 2
June 17, 2021 - Joe Pearce
I have updated last week's strip to remove the fourth-wall break. For posterity though, here is the original version.
Breaking the Fourth Wall, and It's Not Even April Fools'
June 10, 2021 - Joe Pearce
Yes, it is unlikely that Tabitha is aware of this milestone! I will leave her meta-fictional revelation is place until next week's strip.
Best Laid Plans...
June 3, 2021 - Joe Pearce
There will be no strip posted today. Ed sent me a strip to letter on time, but then he headed out on vacation. Only then did I find some glitches in the art, which he is unable to deal with while having *fun*. Anyway, what would have been today's strip will be posted Monday.
What Day Is It Again?
May 20, 2021 - Joe Pearce
Wednesday was a little chaotic for me, to the point that I forget what day of the week is was! Only this afternoon did I realize I had not yet sent a breakdown of the next strip to the artist. Yowza!
Ed has the breakdown now, but I don't expect he will get the strip to letter to me until Friday.
Update: Posted one day late.
Likely Delays This Week
May 3, 2021 - Joe Pearce
Today's bonus strip and the regular Thursday strips may be delayed for a day or two. There were a little too many distractions over the weekend!
Update: The strip for today (Thursday) will be posted this evening (PDT).
April 2021 Bonus Strip
April 5, 2021 - Joe Pearce
The April 2021 bonus strip is brought to you by our patrons on Patreon! Their support helps to keep this website going, and that's no April Fools!
Cross Your Fingers!
April 1, 2021 - Joe Pearce
If we're still here on Monday, then we got the "all-clear" from management!
Uh, but Joe, aren't you the management?
When Fortune Calls Caption Contest Entries and Re-start
March 11, 2021 - Joe Pearce
The results of the Caption Contest are in! I would like to thank "djfsimmonds" and "cairn destop" for their entries! Visit the When Fortune Calls archive page to see their and some of my captions.
You will note that there are still some strips with just the generic "When Fortune Calls [some number]" title. I'm re-opening the contest to help get those remaining strips captioned. You can send captions for up to 5 strips to email@example.com or use the Comment Page to submit entries. Contest ends March 31st.
Update: Just one week left!
March 2021 Bonus Strip
March 2, 2021 - Joe Pearce
Today's late Bonus strip is brought to you by our patrons on Patreon!.
I got called away yesterday so wasn't able to do the lettering. This may also impact delivery of Thursday's strip! We'll see.
February 2021 Bonus Strip
February 1, 2021 - Joe Pearce
Bonus strip! Patreon! Help support us!
Update to Strip #775
January 21, 2021 - Joe Pearce
Strip #775 has been updated to have the Elk Queen's wardrobe more closely match what she wore in her sole appearance in Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb.
January 14, 2021 - Joe Pearce
The strip normally scheduled for today will be late, possibly posting tomorrow. It needs a correction that requires changing the art.
Update: Strip has been posted!
January 2021 Bonus Strip
January 4, 2021 - Joe Pearce
Happy New Year! And with 2021 comes out first comic of the year, which is also a bonus strip. Such strips are produced because of the support of our patrons on Patreon. You can become a patron, too!
December 24, 2020 - Joe Pearce
I and Ed Lacabanne (the webcomic artist) would like to wish you a Safe and Happy Holidays!
Per standard during this season, we will be going on hiatus for the remainder of the year. We will be re-running a couple of holiday-themed strips, starting with the blinking lights version of "Sandy's Comet" from 2019. The New Year's Eve's strip will be "At the Frozen Pond" from 2017.
December 2020 Bonus Strip
December 7, 2020 - Joe Pearce
The December 2020 bonus strip is, as always, brought to you by our patrons on Patreon. Please consider joining the herd!
November 26, 2020 - Joe Pearce
Everyone here at The Wyrmkeep Entertainment Co. wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!
October 29, 2020 - Joe Pearce
Wishing you all a safe and (mostly) sane Happy Halloween this weekend. Also, for our US readers (and probably others), a reminder that Daylight Saving Time ends early Sunday morning. Time to fall back — but not too far back, as no one needs much more of 2020 ☹
Sick PC, May Cause Delay
October 11, 2020 - Joe Pearce
My Windows PC is very sick. As that is the machine where I do my work on the webcomic, there is very likely going to be a delay in posting Thursday's strip. Updates will be appended to this post.
Update: I have a new Windows computer and have partially moved everything over to it. I now think there is a good chance that a strip will be posted on time, assuming no other distractions.
Update 2: Back up and running. No delay in strip.
October 2020 Bonus Strip
October 5, 2020 - Joe Pearce
This bonus strip is brought to you by our patrons on Patreon.
When Fortune Calls Caption Contest
September 17, 2020 - Joe Pearce
It has become clear to me that this latest story arc is not going to be short. Therefore, I have elevated "When Fortune Calls" to having its own entry in the archives.
That does cause a minor issue. I normally give each strip in a full-length story its own caption, instead of something like "When Fortune Calls 6" or whatever. My solution is... a contest!
Readers can submit captions for up to 5 strips, from strip #715 to #753, maximum 2 captions per strip. Email these to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Comment Page. I will select the most appropriate from the entries. Strips that don't receive an acceptable entry will be captioned by me. My decision is final!
Contest ends October 8, 2020.
September 2020 Bonus Strip
September 14, 2020 - Joe Pearce
This bonus strip is made possible by those readers supporting the webcomic by being our patrons on Patreon.
Sweltering Labor Day = Delayed Bonus Strip
September 7, 2020 - Joe Pearce
Ed and I have mutually agreed to delay the September bonus strip until the 14th. Have a great Labor Day all!
August 2020 Bonus Strip
August 3, 2020 - Joe Pearce
Looks like Jowwf is neck-deep in trouble in the August bonus strip! Brought to you by our patrons on Patreon.
Not the Same Fox
July 9, 2020 - Joe Pearce
One of our readers sent us an email saying that there was an inconsistency in the ears (and earring) between the appearance of the female fox in strips 741 and 742. Well, there's a good reason for that — they were not meant to be the same character! The artist has redrawn the character in 741 to be a gray fox, instead of a red fox, and altered her clothing.
July 2020 Bonus Strip
July 6, 2020 - Joe Pearce
I hope all our US fans made the best of the Independence Day weekend. Here's the July bonus strip to start the rest of the month. As always, the strip is brought to you by our patrons on Patreon!
Bad Grammar, but Verbatim
June 11, 2020 - Joe Pearce
One of our readers sent in a note after the last comic that there were some missing commas in the dialogue. Normally, I would correct the errors with which I agreed. For these flashbacks though, I am using the text as it was originally displayed on-screen in Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb, so I will not be making corrections. Hopefully no one feels like gouging their eyes out over the bad grammar!
Back to Quest for the Orb
June 4, 2020 - Joe Pearce
I would like to note that this flashback to Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb is abridged. Reminiscing is like that.
June 2020 Bonus Strip
June 1, 2020 - Joe Pearce
Let's start June with a bonus strip, brought to you by Inherit the Earth patrons on Patreon!
May 2020 Bonus Strip
May 4, 2020 - Joe Pearce
Bonus strip! Patreon! May the Force Be With You! Always!
April 2020 Bonus Strip
April 6, 2020 - Joe Pearce
My ankle surgery last Thursday had a complication that put me out of action until yesterday. The strip I was going to post that day is now going to be April's bonus strip for today! Brought yo you by our patrons.
Having Ankle Surgery Today - Post Delayed
April 2, 2020 - Joe Pearce
I am having surgery on my broken ankle today, hopefully getting everything screwed back together. This will delay posting the next strip for an indeterminate, but hopefully short, time.
Strips Posted in Wrong Order and March Bonus Strip
March 23, 2020 - Joe Pearce
I posted the wrong strip last Thursday. Although I have fixed that now, I thought it best to temporarily show both the last two strips (including today's March bonus strip) until the next strip is posted.
Bonus strip made possible by our patrons on Patreon!
Update: Back to normal, post-wise. Less so ankle-wise.
March 20, 2020 - Joe Pearce
In this current global crisis, I and Ed wish you good health and some zone of sanity.
Unfortunately, I had an accident while hiking on Wednesday — evidence below:
This will likely have some impact on the posting of strips over the next couple of months, as it did yesterday.
Computer Meltdown - Update
March 5, 2020 - Joe Pearce
Ed sent me a message: "Computer is operable."
He hopes to have the next strip done by tomorrow. The delayed bonus strip may get posted this Monday, but could be the Monday after (at the latest).
February 27, 2020 - Joe Pearce
There will be no comic posted today. Ed's computer died and has to be repaired. This will also likely cause the bonus strip for next Monday to be delayed.
February Bonus Strip
February 3, 2020 - Joe Pearce
A totally on schedule bonus strip for this month! What a twist!
Brought to you by our patrons on Patreon.
Was Sick Again, One Day Delay
January 24, 2020 - Joe Pearce
Yesterday's strip (January 23) was delayed a day because of illness.
Finally, January 2020 Bonus Strip
January 20, 2020 - Joe Pearce
Posted! Thanks to our Patreon patrons for supporting this webcomic.
Bonus Strip Next Monday
January 9, 2020 - Joe Pearce
Events occurred that prevented posting the bonus strip last Monday. Expect it instead on
January 13... make that January 20.
Happy New Year!
January 3, 2020 - Joe Pearce
The first strip of 2020 is now posted. Hopefully the one day extra wait wasn't unbearable. [Add hitting cymbals sound here.]
Reminder that there will be bonus strip on Monday.
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