This strip has a pretty interesting history behind it. It’s actually a redrawn version of a super old strip I drew over Christmas 2009. Yep, that’s right! The Chapel Chronicles is actually much older than the existing webcomic.
Chapel herself started as a doodle that I came up with in the beginning of 2009. My mom really liked it, so when her birthday rolled around, I wrote her a poem, illustrated each stanza with a doodle of Chapel, and tied it all together into a little homemade book. It was such a hit that I later made similar books as Christmas presents for my family. From there, I started my greeting card line, and drew some comics for fun at the same time. Over several months, I refined Chapel’s look until I started this webcomic.
So there you have it, a little history of The Chapel Chronicles! When I was starting Season 2, I remembered some of the great jokes I included in the old strips. I decided to cut down this Jenga strip from 9 panels to 4 and redraw it in my current style. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out! What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!