Erfworld by Rob Balder and Jami Noguchi will debut December 7th on Rich Burlew's (The Order of the Stick) website The Giant In The Playground. On his website, Rich Burlew writes:
Time for a big announcement. We're adding another webcomic to the site! Erfworld: The Battle for Gobwin Knob is a brand-new comedic fantasy (or is that fantastic comedy?) story from the skilled hands of author Rob Balder (PartiallyClips) and illustrator Jamie Noguchi (Angry Zen Master). This great new story will appear twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting next Thursday, December 7th.
Now, this strip will be a little different from The Order of the Stick. While OOTS has an ongoing story, it is also largely a gag comic, with a punchline at the end of (most) every page. Erfworld will be more like a graphic novel, with one page appearing at a time but without a guaranteed joke each and every installment. The humor is more likely to spread over the course of an entire scene; some jokes will take several pages to be told.
I'm very happy to be able to offer GiantITP.com as a host for this new project. I'll be reading it for the first time alongside all of you (well, a little ahead, since I have to post the strips for them), but what I've seen so far has floored me. Jamie's art is just fantastic, capturing a great mixture of epic fantasy and animated cartoons, while Rob's humor keeps the same offbeat subtlety of his clipart webcomic. I'm pretty excited about it.