Chocolate Pancake Ninja and LEP Part Ways

Thursday, February 16, 2017

It is with heavy heart that we must inform you that due to creative differences, Last Ember Press (LEP) will no longer be publishing or producing Sparked! series Chocolate Pancake Ninja (CPN) effective immediately.

LEP¬†produced and published a single half-comic featuring CPN titled “Chocolate Pancake Ninja: Eggstra Butter, Please!” in 2016. It was LEP’s intention to turn CPN into an ongoing webcomic with the help of our Patreon page. Unfortunately, LEP couldn’t reconcile certain issues creatively with CPN’s chief creator, Cindy Ornelas. Though LEP co-founders Brant Fowler and Lisa Moore, along with co-creator of CPN, Chris DiBuduo contributed a great deal of content to CPN, Ms. Ornelas owns the rights to the character, and was not entirely happy with the direction we were taking CPN.

Everyone here at LEP wishes Ms. Ornelas the best with CPN, and we are sad to not be able to continue on with the project.

LEP will not be re-releasing CPN in any format, though we retain the rights to the story we produced and published, “Chocolate Pancake Ninja: Eggstra Butter, Please!” as well as some character designs.

LEP will continue to produce other all ages content via our SPARKED! imprint, including other webcomic concepts, which you can find on and on our Patreon page at

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