Well, Aki and Nekos are reunited outside the dream world, but who’s that there with them? (Hint.) Where do we go from here? There will be a preview of next Monday’s page up in the locked section of the forum (you have to register to view it!) sometime tomorrow.
Not a whole lot of other news this week, so here’s the short version of all the stuff that’s been updated:
Fan Stuff: I was going through my Messenger backup folder on my external hard drive and found an MP3 that was made for me a few years ago. It’s the “theme” for Messenger! This never made the fanart page at the time for some reason, but it’s up now.
The Shop: things are all tweaked and looking pretty nice.
The Gallery: A couple of new things up in the Illustrations section.
Other than that, I’ve been working away at the next chapter and I’ve gotten so much done. 2008 was such a busy year for me school and work wise that I never got any comic stuff done. It feels good to have time to do this stuff again, and I’m amazed at how much I’ve gotten done. Hopefully the remainder of 2009 will help make up for that. 🙂
That’s all I’ve got for now. Vote if you get a chance! ♥
Just a couple of small new things that I’ve put together this week:
The shop is now open! I’ve put together a small shop page with all kinds of stuff, including some original art cards which are a steal at $1.50 each. I tend to draw while I’m sitting around at my desk, and end up with all these little cards that just get shoved in a drawer and never see the light of day again. I thought some people might appreciate them more than my drawer, so here they are. There’s other stuff, as well.
Help Promote Messenger! I’ve been watching my referrals and have realized that most of my readers are students or other college types, so I thought I’d take advantage of that and came up with a promotion page with flyers and bookmarks and stuff you can print and hang up at your school/library/whatever. Bonus: if you take a picture of the flyer hung up somewhere or you with it or something, I’ll draw up a quick doodle for you!
Been working at chapter seven. Making good progress. :B
Regular update Monday. Vote if you get a chance! <3
Not a lot going on on this page, but no worries: there’s another update coming tomorrow!
In news this week, I’m trying to promote the forums at the request of several fans. As I mentioned in my previous post, the forums have never quite built back up to what they used to be before the comic site was hacked a few years ago, so I’m working on that. I’ve added a new section that’s only available to registered members where I plan on adding sketches, page previews, and other “behind the scenes” extras. As we speak, I’m preparing sketches for chapter seven to upload this week, as well as one-panel-previews for upcoming pages. Come join in! 🙂
There’s a new vote incentive up this week, the second in a series of new coloring styles I’ve been trying out for work on Chapter Seven. I’m also willing to take ideas or requests for future vote incentive drawings, so if you have any characters or ideas in mind, leave a comment or post on the forum!
After looking through the script I’ve got going, and some of the pages I’ve got together, it looks like I’m running short on materials for working on Chapter Seven – specifically, Chio-colored markers. I’ve been using the same set of markers for the past six years, and they’re finally burning out on me. I work as a freelance designer, and business has been slow this past month, plus I’m getting ready to move to a new house which has an assortment of related costs. To try and alleviate the cost of picking up the new colors I need, I’ve added a special donation wallpaper to the sidebar. If you donate any amount, you can download a copy in your choice of two large sizes. Picking up a copy of the book would also help out (there’s a coupon code once again this month, use GREATBOOK when checking out from lulu.com to get 10% off your order. I also have an extra copy on hand that I’m willing to let go for $12 + shipping which I’ll sign and draw in just for you!) and I’m also planning on putting some of my original drawings up for sale, since all they do is sit around and take up space in my drawer, anyway.
I’ve been thinking about doing a little side story thing in addition to the regular comic, just for fun. I’ve drawn so far ahead that I literally feel like I have nothing to do other than a little write up for the new pages as they go up. Being prepared is almost boring!
That’s all for now!
Vote if you get a chance!