I wrote the first chapter of Vol4 then I thought that it would be cool if I did a prologue for the book. Something like, one of the last scenes in the book at the very beginning of the book, so you can keep wondering how the boys would reach that point.
Then a thought crossed my mind,
"Why do you want people to hate you so soon…"
For real! You’re all so nice and supportive beyond words! It’s hard to find anything to do other than to thank you using my boys as for they’re just as thankful ;A; and try to work better to deliver more things in return!
I thought reaching this number in the campaign should have a special celebration, so here is umm… no-adj-to-describe-with Yaldar.
Inad and Black are so melodramatic.
The books just arrived earlier today! (those curious cats :/ )
So, I checked with the printer (which is different from the one I printed the first two books at) why the book looks so thin and is so light compared to the first two even though it’s only 60 pages of difference. Turns out the last printer were using 100gm pages not 80gm as agreed.
Nice to know that after 2 years of shipping all these books, I was paying all the extra weight for something I didn’t ask for.
That makes a second reason to not print at that place again. First reason was that out of the 200 copies I printed, over 70 books were cut badly with text going off the page. Even the ones that made it though, the text are so close to the edge. Even though I had 5mm bleed.
The new printing place is really cool. They let me watch and were tolerant with me when it came to the book cover. The cutting is really good and they asked me to fix some pages before print so that the inside margins would be perfect and the drawing would slip all through the gutter. Which made it all look cool.
They need to work a teeny tiny bit more about the balance of grey when printing but over all, they’re really nice with great customer service, and, they have plenty of ideas that can be of use for me in the future! And they print an cut good too!
That small slip at the bottom of the book cover with the text can be taken off, like a dust jacket.
32 hours left for the campaign~ If you still want to grab a copy of vol3 with the extras, contribute now!
traditional coloring is so stressfull! I want to be more comfortable and BOLD with it
You said you where running out of volume 1 and 2 prints right? How about doing an indiegogo to reprint them?
hmm, I wanna write a blog post after the campaign is finished about my thoughts about the whole “running a campaign” thing. But in case I didn’t, the gist of it is that it’s a great service for real! And it left me with a warm feeling with every new contribution coz it’s sometimes beyond me how people are so supportive and giving to my work!
But at the same time, I really hope I can manage to save for the upcoming books from here on, ahead of time.
It’s just too hard. Whether it’s the managing, the promoting, the constant work and such; it’s just not in me and I struggle and stress a lot when doing things that are out of character.
Regardless of the fact that, even if I were to do a campaign again, I won’t be asking people to support yet another one so close.
I’ve made a bit (compared to the number needed for the reprint) higher than the goal set, so I’ll keep that as base and add to it whatever I make in the next 2 months, maybe open for commissions until I reprint the books again.
Thank you for the suggestion, though!
Chapter 023 just updated! Pages 14+15
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Who’s looking for Vol4?
I officially started writing it today and just finished the outline for the first chapter; chapter 24. I really don’t want to take a long break from updates. None would be the most ideal.
Black and Jandar are something to look forward to. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I am writing their interactions.
the finished A4 illustration 2/10. I took 300 photos to get a decent one that doesn’t mess it up
New A4 drawing to be one of the rewards for contributing in Vol3 Campaign #WIP
A4 campaign reward drawing 1/10 done (King and Queen?)
Personal Website is revamped. All stories, best illustrations and FAQs added. Soon I’ll add Resources and tutorials. Portfolio link is 75% done.
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