September 2022 Update

Hey everyone! Sorry I didn’t update you about my attendance to Rose City Comicon last weekend! It was very last minute. But I had a blast and met some wonderful people (like yourself perhaps!).

My next appearance will be in Calgary at The Panel One Comic Creator Festival, Saturday, October 1, 2022, 11 am – 6 pm at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association – 1320 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0S2.

So if you are in the neighbourhood, feel free to stop by!

On the Road!

I’ll be sharing a table at FanExpo next week, so if you are in the area, feel free to stop by!
I’ll be in the North Building and I’ll post my table assignment on Wednesday!

Coming July 31st!

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Krinneth lay dying in a field medical tent after a fierce battle. Even so, he was granted a holding and the king’s youngest daughter. Not willing to let go of her husband to be so easily, magical help was sought. A bargain was struck. And now Krinneth must spend nine years in Faerie, a strange land where Elves, Goblins and even stranger creatures dwell.

Coming April 30th!

The book cover for The Guardian of the Sword. A heraldic symbol of an upraised sword, the symbol of Avantir.
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Avantir is on its last legs. The Hygerians are about to take the barony. Rorick’s father entrusts him with the Sword which must not be named. It is a sword of immense power, which is awaiting its new master. Rorick flees the castle and begins to search for Prince Conel who was hidden in the hills during the unrest. Together they will join forces to save the kingdom!

Updates and News

JP Wagner Novels

I have just finished the first round of edits for the Stonecaller novel which means now it’s going to rest for a bit while I focus on other projects.


I’m getting back into the swing of working on comics. I’m currently inking Tedieval and while it’s slow going, I’m really happy with how it’s turning out. It’s just going to take a little longer than usual.

General News

I am still reading stories on Twitch and YouTube on Wednesday so if you are interested in hearing some very rough draft of stories, feel free to tune in!

Virtual Festival Canzine

In May I’ll be part of Canzine as it joins TCAF for an online festival!

If you follow Moongate Studios for comics, then from May 8-15 go to the TCAF site to find my booth and get a chance to experience many other comic creators and zinesters!

Schedule Changes:

Or, why I should never announce something until it’s ready to post

I’ll start by saying it’s been too long since I’ve posted here, that’s because it’s been a busy few months.
Secondly, I’d really like to talk to December Beth, she was a little too optimistic and thought that she’d be able work on comics while trying to draft a novel. This did not happen. It was an experiment and it failed. As a result, Tedieval did not update in January as planned. For anyone who was looking forward to new comics, they will come out but I’ll update you once they are ready to go live again.
This began an avalanche and as a result, nothing will be on time this year.


I will let you know once the site is ready to go live and will announce it on this website.

Isaac & Lee

This won’t be ready until after Tedieval goes live. I will announce it here on this website.

A Grotto of Poppies

This comic will be on hiatus until further notice.

Once again, I am sorry.

Looking Forward to the New Year

Wow. What a year! But I don’t have to tell you that. Whatever you were expecting, this year was not at all what you thought it would be. I was still able to be fairly productive and I got things done. Of course it’s never as much as I would like, but this past year has taught me a bit of patience.

JP Wagner

As of January 1st I will be performing my own version of a Novel writing month that I am calling Janowrimo. During this month I will be working on the first draft of the story Carla and the Elves. I was pretty sure that there was already a story titled this which my father had written, but I haven’t found it yet so I am writing this story for now.
I will also be editing the sequel to Talisman of the Winds called Stonecaller. For those of you who follow my YouTube Channel, you would have heard me read this story earlier in 2020. I will let you know more as I continue the editing process.
Anything beyond that? Well, I’ll let you know later on in 2021.


Now available at Amazon and your local bookstores!

So the first issue of Tedieval is available in ebook and paperback wherever books are sold.
As for the webcomic, it will resume it’s monthly updating later on in January.

Beth’s Art Website

My goal for 2021 is to resume weekly sketches on my art website, they will likely be on the spot so keep checking the website for new artwork/sketches.

Isaac & Lee

After a very long hiatus, this year there will be new Isaac & Lee comics starting in March, look for new weekly updates!

Grotto of Poppies

The next story arch in the Grotto of Poppies series will begin in June of this year. So join Dr. Watterson and Dr. Rhodes as the mystery deepens!

Fall Update

How is it fall already?! It seems like summer was yesterday!
Well, it’s time for another quarterly update.


For those of you who haven’t noticed, the first issue of Tedieval is available on Amazon!
I’m working to get it distributed to other places, although if you email me at moongoth at hotmail dot com I can arrange to sell you an ebook directly. Also, for those of you wanting physical copies of comics, I’m afraid those won’t be ready for at least a couple of months (but that’s because I have a super surprise to go with that)
The webcomic is currently on hiatus while I work on a new script.

A Grotto of Poppies

I have an ashcan of the first part of the story available directly from me. Again, email me at moongoth at hotmail dot com and we can make arrangements for me to send you an ebook directly.
This webcomic is also on hiatus while I work on pencils for the next story.

Beth’s Art Website

I have to admit, it’s been too long since I last posted on my art website. I plan to get back to posting sketches regularly by January at the latest. Until then, I plan to infrequently post my doodles here and there when I have a moment. If you are interested in any of the artwork that I post on the site, they are now available as prints! Simply email me at moongoth at hotmail dot com and I’ll ship them out to you!

JP Wagner

This is the reason why I’ve had no time to work on comics or artwork. I’ve been super busy working on editing Talisman of the Winds. But guess what? The revisions are over! Now I’m formatting it and soon I’ll be releasing it for wide distribution! I’ll let you all know once I am closer to the launch date.

But I haven’t just been editing that. I’ve been doing nightly readings of manuscripts on Twitch. Once they are done, I lightly edit them and release them to YouTube. So if you are interested in listening to stories that will eventually be published feel free to check them out at my YouTube Channel!

I am also practising junk writing every morning as I warm my brain up for Nanowrimo but I’ll talk more on that over on the JP Wagner website later.

April Update

Part of me wants to write a post about how Moongate Studios is responding to the COVID crisis, because I think it’s important that no matter how little we can do to respond, it’s still important to issue some sort of statement. We may have gotten used to seeing it in all of our emails and in social media about how companies are responding.
Here at Moongate Studios, well, let’s be frank. It’s just me and I’m working from home and taking the normal precautions that everyone else is too.
I will state that this has impacted my ability to produce, meaning that I am now behind on projects. So now I will begin my project updates.

A Grotto of Poppies

I just finished the last page for the first arch this past weekend. Once it goes live in July I’ve announced a hiatus until I get the next script completed (and the next few pages done). I’m hoping that it won’t take long to get it back up and running though, but I want to prepare for just in case.


I am working on finishing up the story arch for Tedieval and hope to have everything ready to go by the end of the month, the pages should continue until June and then it will be on hiatus while I work on the script for the next arch.

Writing Projects

In addition to working on scripts for continuing projects I am in the middle of live-editing Talisman of the Winds as well as the very slow progress of translating Avantir. I’ll be talking more in depth on those projects on the JP Wagner website So feel free to swing by there.