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We're a group of artists who are friends in real life, located on the east coast, and attend conventions together.

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I am amending fongmingyun's apology (boiledfish.deviantart.com/blog…) with an explanation because I think that it is a necessary step towards a resolution.


First off, please understand that I think we can all agree on the fact that it was no one's intent or desire to have caused such grief on either end of this discusssion.  Ultimately, I feel that the root of this problem comes down to a ridiculously simple miscommunication exacerbated by numerous misunderstandings.   That being said, I don't feel it right to place explicit blame on any one person, given the true intentions of everyone involved.
This studio is the culmination of artists gathered together through art communities all with the common interest of advancing and promoting their own art, as well as the art of others, and all of whom have become friends through the years.  Through this time, the idea of an art book was mentioned several times, and from what I recall - but please, correct me if I'm wrong - Catherine led in supporting the idea quite some time ago.  Ultimately, not much came to fruition at that time, but it was an idea that would reappear every now and again.
Fast forward a bit (years, in fact) and the idea comes up once again, but this time it is far closer to the realm of possibility.  We have had much more time to develop our work, gained more experience in regards to the back end of things, and had someone who was willing to dedicate a lot of their time to try to make it all come together.  Even though we had little in terms of project funding, we began giving it serious consideration and started doing what we could to move forward with it.  Though contact with Catherine had been sporadic for quite some time, we have all known her to be a warm, humble person as well as a truly talented artist, and as such felt it right to include her at least in the initial plans- this is where things start to go a bit awry.
We had a member of our group try to contact her through Facebook and a few phone calls; two fairly reliable methods of contact.  Understandably, not everyone checks their Facebook and cell phones aren't always on/charged- but the effort was given.  Her name was included in the initial planning, not for deceptive purposes, but as a friend would credit another for her support and leave the possibility of entry open once plans began to take off.

Conclusively it was a mistake that lead to a misunderstanding. I don't think anything more needs to be said about the matter, but I believe that anyone who has put an effort forth for promoting and/or supporting us deserves an explanation.
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:iconjhonnwolf:
jhonnwolf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
hello
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Thelionzeye Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh bow chicka bow wow you guys finally made an artbook huh? I'm so proud of you :3 I finally decided to get back on DA so I'll be around, updating and actually putting my artwork on the internet. I hope you're all doing well! <3
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ixiao Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Artist
just purchased the artbook at animenext~ it is wonderful <3
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fictograph Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! We're glad you like it.
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Hikalynn Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
I just got the book at fanime today, I have to say I'm thoroughly satisfied at the quality of art you guys put in.
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fongmingyun Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Thank you. We're glad you like it. :)
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ChiffonMouse Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Is there a way to purchase the book ;-;
I love all of you artists X_X
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fongmingyun Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
You can contact any of the artists individually to see if they will sell you a book online. Usual retail price is $30 US shipping, $35 International shipping. :)
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longai Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
BOILED FISHHHHHH
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fongmingyun Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
LEEEEOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON.
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