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Welcome to Just Gotta

Your typical story about a girl from our world pulled into the Pokémon world . . . or is it? Hillaree, known by her friends as the "Mewtwo Queen," is suddenly taken to a world where Pokémon are real. She is told she will be returned home when she is ready. What could that mean? Well, since she's going to be there a while, she might as well catch some Pokémon! A Pokémon Fan Comic written and drawn by Vye Brante. Rated Teen for some violence/fighting, blood, and death. Currently on hiatus. Please note: This comic does not follow any established canon, but does use characters from the games, anime, and mangas. Histories and personalities may be changed.

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October 9th, 2019, 3:45 am

SLIGHT Problem...

So here I am working on a thing. And I'm all like, "I need a pic from Just Gotta. I'll go see which page I need." I'm navigating around and then realize the page is littered with broken images. I'm like, "That's weird. I didn't change anything." Then I realize, "Oh shoot, I did change something!"

Basic version is that the banner, my buttons along the tops, and even some pages were hosted on my personal website. I had to cancel the recurring payment on that, and so now I don't have a site which means I don't have the images being hosted anymore. That means Smack Jeeves can't display them. JOY.

I'll see if I can get this corrected in the near future. In the meantime, I'm sorry about the broken images and missing pages. The biggest problem is actually Nightmare. Because of the image size limit, which I don't even know if is still a thing here nowadays it's been so long since I used it properly, I had to host every page of Nightmare on my site. So basically now if you go to Nightmare it's all empty. I hid the comic for now on Smack Jeeves. I think you can still get to it but it's not listed. The comic itself can still be seen and read on Deviant Art though. Like I said, I'll get this fixed as soon as I can. Just not sure when that'll be.


July 30th, 2018, 11:27 pm

Sheer Power Book 3 is out!

For those of you who remember, I work on an original series called Sheer Power, and the third book was released today on Amazon. I hope to someday in the not too distant future support myself with my writing which would then give me more times for comic drawing, so if you want to support the comics, this is how you should do so!

That said, I had made some pages and completed them. (I even already uploaded them to Smack Jeeves and they went up on accident before I was actually ready.) I wanted to get at least 4 updates of Nightmare, EotGG, and Just Gotta ready before actually planning an update schedule, but it the first half of the year I had health issues and wanted to focus my energy into Book 3 which ended up coming out two months later than I hoped anyway. But now that Book 3 is out, I should be able to go back to making comics and I'm planning on getting something out before the end of the year. Just not sure when. Maybe September?

But anyway, hopefully you'll be checking out Sheer Power in the meantime.

Physical copies are $9.99 and can be found here:
Digital copies are $2.99 and can be found here:

July 15th, 2017, 3:50 pm

Button Issues

The little buttons I used were images I hosted through a site called PhotoBucket. After doing this for years, Photobucket has decided they want to charge $400 a year in order to continue that service. There is absolutely no reason I would do that so the images are going to be offline for a bit. So if you see weird images instead of the normal button, that's why.

I can get the images moved. It will just take me a bit of work so I just have to find the time to sit down and do it. In the meantime, I'm sorry about the PhotoBucket error image thing. Looks like even my Avatar was hosted there.

To my knowledge, no pages should be impacted but if anyone does find a page that I need to fix, let me know! Thanks for your patience with everything!

May 15th, 2017, 2:31 pm

Shameless Plug/Actual Update

We'll see if this shows up seeing as supposedly my comics are being hidden on the site due to not having a cover page. (Which I haven't done because I didn't already have any files with the proper size and was too lazy to draw something new. Maybe I'll get around to that some time.)

But I thought I should tell you guys what I'm doing. Not a lot of comic work, unfortunately. I've been dabbling in some fan work here and there on my Deviant Art, but most of my time has been spent working on my original work, Sheer Power. Those of you who have been following me for a while probably have heard of it, even if you don't remember.

I've been working on the current version for some time now but came to the conclusion that it was just way too long for the first book of the series. I was convinced to go ahead and split it up some more. Because I am a first time author and don't have faith that a publishing company would take it, I decided to go the self publishing route. I went through Amazon 'cause I thought more people would trust putting their money in there.

So the first book of Sheer Power is now available! There are digital copies which can be read from a computer, smart phone, or tablet, or you can also order a printed physical copy if you prefer. Digital version is $2.99 and physical is $8.99. You can get it from this link below if you are interested!


Now if you are not interested, of course you don't have to buy. If you are interested but just can't pay for it, I understand as well and don't feel pressure to buy it. I do get a portion of the sales so if they eventually do well enough, I could make it a full time job which could then lead to more time for comics. But do I expect this right away? No. Building an audience for a work like this will take time. While I would like this to be my job eventually, for now I still have my current job and it supports me just fine. So like I said, if you aren't interested in this new work of mine, you don't have to get it.

If you are interested though and end up purchasing, I hope you enjoy it and will look forward to the future books!

If you don't have a preference on which version though, I make slightly more off the digital version so... *nudge*

As for comics, I have actually quite a few pages halfway drawn. I just have to get the gumption to finish them. Just Gotta is a bit more intimidating to get going again seeing how it's so much bigger of a story with more history, but I'm determined to do it, somehow! Nightmare is more fun so it's actually just me having to justify spending time on it, haha.

But regardless, sorry my Smack Jeeves presence has been so lacking. If you want to keep up with whatever I'm doing, I'm slightly more active on Deviant Art and I post frequently on Twitter with random things. You can always watch for news from there as well.

My Smack Jeeves return may not be right around the corner, but it is somewhere in the distance. Don't worry, I shall return!

March 16th, 2010, 4:17 am

Just Gotta update stuff!

I've once again updated the fan art page, (man, has it been a while!) Go check them all out! I added the Mewtwo birthday art as well. If you have sent me something and you don't see it up, be sure to let me know. It's easy for me to forget things.

I also updated the Submission Guidelines page with information about becoming an affiliate. Go look if you are interested!

I will try to update the Characters page tomorrow. We'll see how that goes. I will let you know on the next comic update as well.

March 9th, 2010, 3:30 am

Just Gotta love commentary!

For those of you that like my video game audio commentaries, here's a sneak peek at the next one starting up soon!

I hope you will take a look at it once it starts!

January 21st, 2010, 2:17 pm

Just Gotta Reader's Choice Winner!

So I just closed the poll! A bit later than I wanted but . . . ah well.

So here are the results.

Entry 1: 3 Votes
Entry 2: 3 Votes
Entry 3: 7 Votes
Entry 4: 3 Votes
Entry 5: 3 Votes
Entry 6: 5 Votes
Entry 7: 9 Votes

So that puts Entry 7, done by Chaun, in first place! Way to go! And thanks for everyone who voted!

I'll get in contact with you, Chaun, about your banner.

Thanks yet again to all the entrants and I hope to see you all again next time!

January 18th, 2010, 4:04 am

Just Gotta Art Contest 2010 Contest Winners!

The winners have been decided! And not just by me but by two other judges! We all picked our top three, and kinda added up their scores from there to decide on our first, second, and third place holders. We then put a video together about it!

There are some captions and stuff for those who can't hear audio for whatever reason. You won't be able to see everything we say though. Sorry. I'll look into subtitles, if you are interested.

At least one of the winners will be obvious from the video's thumbnail as I can't hide that. Ah well. You'll have to watch to see what place it got!

I'll be getting in touch with you winners soon about your prizes. I can't thank all the enntrants enough! I hope you will all enter again next time!

The Poll for the Reader's Choice will continue until Wednesday night. The winner of the poll will be announced Thursday so watch for another news post. And be sure to vote if you haven't yet! Thanks again everyone!

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