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Eclipse is garbage

Eclipse is garbage

I've been against this change since the beginning and I'm really annoyed they're still going ahead with it and removing the classic style completely. My custom journal skins have been an important way to get people to visit my comic and apparently I will no longer be able to use them. They're the only reason I've paid for a core membership. I'll still hop over to check my messages but it's very unlikely I'll keep posting here as much as before. You can reach me best on Twitter, Patreon and Instagram and I -really- appreciate visits and comments on Tistow's website. ♥ Tistow: tistow.uk Twitter: ElliPuukangas Instagram: ElliPuukangas Patreon: AlwaysRats

Commissions

Commissions

Hi everyone! March and April have been wild. I'm completely fully booked for the months of April and May. Anyone who has already contacted me will still have their commission honoured. I'll announce it here and on my social when I'm ready to take more again. ♥ I've been getting poked and prodded by folks on my social media an awful lot over Easter as some people recognised my style from posts made by Star Stable. The illustrations and little comic snippets are indeed drawn by me. We've kinda gently introduced my stuff to the players and I'm really chuffed how people have taken them on! For those who don't know, Star Stable Entertain

Social Media - About Reposts

Social Media - About Reposts

I've been made aware that people have been reposting my art without properly crediting me. I'm really upset by this. I can see some of these reposts have had a fair bit of traction but it doesn't translate to any views on my own profiles. I don't have a huge following on any of my social media, so any sort of clicks, reblogs and likes really help people find me. Please don’t repost my art without permission. It’s self-serving, rude and doesn’t help me. Cropping my watermarks out of the illustrations extremely so. Please realise a lot of the art I do are commissions and the rights to these works are held by the people who b

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Gee it's almost been a year since I posted a journal entry. I've been quite busy this year. I had a chance briefly to continue Tistow but that's had to take backstage because of my work. I'm still doing comics, just not mine. You can find a bit more info on what's been happening on my Patreon. Other than that, I can't say much for now. Hopefully in the new year I'll be able to share more. Thank you everyone who has stuck around despite my absence here on dA. I'm more active on Twitter and Instagram nowadays. Happy Holidays! Fingers crossed I'll have some happy news for you in the new year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy new year and happy winter everyone! I got gifted a Core Membership, I'm super chuffed by that! Thank you! ♥ This year has started super busy and I'm still trying to catch up on a lot of stuff. Tistow is still running but I'm going to keep the updates sporadic since my time to work on it is very limited. Thank you for sticking around everyone and for being so patient. ♥

New streaming profile - Twitch

New streaming profile - Twitch

I don't have a Core subscription for dA at the moment, so I can't do a nice graphic for this. But I've got a new streaming profile! I decided to move from Picarto to Twitch, so if you fancy following me draw Live in the future, you can find me here: https://www.twitch.tv/alwaysrats My intention is to stream comic pages and other Tistow related stuff and potentially commissions in the future. I'll announce here and Twitter whenever I go live.

Books are here!

Books are here!

And they look amazing! I'm so chuffed with how the whole thing turned out. The spine makes a massive difference in making the soft cover feel a lot sturdier and the texture on the inside pages goes so well with the theme. ♥ And I've started shipping them out already! I'm doing the wrapping up on my own so I'm staggering the sendouts to make them easier for me to handle. If you missed the Kickstarter and you'd like a copy of the book, you can get them from my Etsy shop! You can find it here.

KS batch will arrive tomorrow

KS batch will arrive tomorrow

I really can't wait. I'm super anxious and really excited to see them! I need to go through the copies to make sure everything turned out OK in the final print, but as long as there's nothing drastically wrong with them (that I'd need to send them all back) I'm going to start shipping them on the same day. If you'd like a copy of the book, you can buy them from my Etsy shop! You can find it here. The delivery time on (Etsy) is currently set to 1-2 weeks, but I'll be changing that to 1-2 days tomorrow! So if you order now, ignore the estimated delivery date, you'll be getting your book much sooner. ♥ I have made an enquiry for an Art

Chapter 1 on Etsy

Chapter 1 on Etsy

The physical copy of Tistow #1 is now available to purchase from my Etsy shop! You can find it here. Other than the copy on its own, you can also purchase most of the addons as a bundle. The bundle includes a signed copy of the comic and signed copies of the prints from the Kickstarter drawn by MikaelHankonen (https://www.deviantart.com/mikaelhankonen) and Simbelmina (https://www.deviantart.com/simbelmina). --- Wheii we've got the 2nd proof! And it looks brilliant. The issues that were flagged have now been fixed and we can move on to ordering the whole batch. We're getting in a bit over 200 comics and 95% of those will go to Kickstarter backers. I'll have some left over to give away as prizes and to sell for those w

Chapter 1 proof copy - no.1

Chapter 1 proof copy - no.1

Physical proof is here! Slight issues with it though, so we've ordered another one in. I've written down a post about this process on our Patreon! But here's a glance of what it looks like! We're still looking for more Guest art for our chapter break and there's still plenty of time left to take part if you'd like to submit something. ♥ If you're interested, you can find the info here: "Looking for Guest Art for our chapter break"

Tistow is a Project We Love on Kickstarter!

Tistow is a Project We Love on Kickstarter!

We're now live! And already 100% FUNDED! It took only 2 hours to reach the initial goal, cor, that is awesome! Let's see if we can meet that stretch goal. Edit 1: ..and we're there! Another 2 hours and our little ratty's managed to break into the box! We're currently sitting at a bit over £1600 and almost 300% funded! The £1000 goal includes a sticker sheet and a new bookmark design that have been added to all the relevant rewards for no additional cost. If you've not pledged for these tiers, you can still get them as addons for a couple of extra crowns. Edit 2: Second Stretch goal smashed! This means everyone who's pledged for a

Tistow is coming to Kickstarter!

Tistow is coming to Kickstarter!

I think it's time I write a little bit about this hahah. Tistow's back! It's been a long wait but we're finally in a position where we can start updating again and also commit the comic to print. And that's what the Kickstarter is for! Our budget is very small so we hope we won't have any issues getting the printing and shipping funded. The 1st Chapter is 40 pages long, including 32 pages of the comic and 8 pages of supporting content. We've got some extra goodies as well as guest prints to go as rewards for the campaign and if you'd like a custom illustration from me, that's also included. If you're not familiar with the comic, click on t
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