It's been about a week and a half since Episode IX was launched and I am glad to hear all the great feedback. I am glad you are enjoying the "Ever-Expanding Universe" series.
Episode X's Script is completed: After some challenges to consolidate and solve the loose ends I left at the end of the last chapter, I was able to write the next chapter of the series. See below...
Episode X and blueberry girl: While some have enjoyed the last episode and the artwork, they've expressed that "blueberry" is not their thing. Understandable. Not everything is for everyone. It is also a major departure for me, but I had fun experimenting and giving it a whirl.
The blueberry sequence was left in a cliffhanger and still has a ways to go. While I planned on completing the sequence in Episode X, I have decided to focus on doing so in the next issue. That is, the story will focus only on completing the blueberry storyline.
Those who enjoy blueberry girls, can purchase and enjoy the issue when I complete it. Those who enjoyed the artwork and story, even if blueberry was not their thing, can also purchase and enjoy the issue. Those who would rather not purchase a mostly blueberry issue can simply skip Episode X and pick-up with Episode XI without getting lost in the story.
Episode X will be a shorter issue for the above reason. Usually, I've played out the action following the previous issue's cliffhanger, then moved on to the next new stage in Carl's adventures. Instead, I will complete the aforementioned first part, and then end the issue. The script I've written fills out full 50-frames in a satisfying completion to the sequence.
The short issue also means the next Episode will be released sooner than past issues!
New B.E. Parody Illustration: I held a Poll at my DeviantArt Gallery and had people vote on what they would like as the next B.E. Parody illustration, which I do from time to time between issues. The winner of the poll was Scoobie Doo (cartoon version). Below is the result. Enjoy! (Note: the winner was just which Parody would be done first. There will be more done in the future based on this list and other ideas.)