Challenges of Zona
Challenges of Zona is a web comic by JE Draft in the fantasy/adventure genre. Done in 3d,starting in 2005, the story chronicles the adventures of Zona, a warrior Princess from the fantasy nation of Erogenia. The comic was originally hosted on barbarianprincess.com but now is hosted by soulgeeks.
Zona and her world was originally a self-published XXX-rated satire of the swords-and-sorcery genre called "The three Challenges Of Zona." In the form of a "find-your-path" book, it followed the muscular, top-heavy princess through bloody battle and bawdy bedroom encounters to her eventual triumph or defeat, depending on how well you played the game. Marketed to gamers, it sold out its first printing and spawned a sequel, "Zona And The Children Of The Moon" as well as a gaming supplement, "The Vactioner's Guide To Erogenia," which included rules for playing sexual encounters in PG, R and X-rated modes.
In 2005 J.E. Draft, illustrator and creator of the original, created a 3D version of Zona and Erogenia using Poser software and launched the comic at barbarianprincess.com. In this incarnation, Zona is restricted to PG-13 in the main comic, though there is a gallery for R-rated artworks.
The current storyline revolves around the introduction into Zona's world of a young out-of-work musician named Mentl from San Bernardino, California. Through magickal influences and mistakes, he arrives just in time to be rescued from certain death by Zona. Subsequently, though Mentl mistakenly thinks himself a loser in his own world, Zona falls in love with him and the two are now engaged in a lengthy journey back to her own kingdom, fraught with adventure, peril, humor and romance.