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Just a quick update - The Savage Land Supergirl cover is the last of the pieces for sale from this batch, and I'm now getting back to coloring the rest of the claims and commissions. Technically they should be completed first, but I'm kinda scrambling for the last bit of rent. :/ There's some good deals on the recent covers at eBay, and I'm also going to whip up some new miniprints and post them by later tonight as well. You can check out all the listings @ www.ebay.com/sch/garrettblair/…
Also, the next batch's list (mid Apr- Jun) has already been sealed, but if anyone is interested in a sketch cover commission ($100-$200), there are two slots open for the Jun-Aug. (Update: Both may be spoken for. If interested in the Sep/Oct-Nov/Dec batch, let me know - the dual months are just in case I lag in the next batches)
I should probably go ahead and mention that I'm *not* going to be in Artist Alley at Emerald City Comic Con this year, as it seems both I and Scott didn't pass the ReedPop jury selection. They say they just wanted some new names and people in the queue, but after seeing some return artists listed, I wonder if the sensitive nature of Seattle couldn't handle the boobs. Or whatever, it's been four years back to back, I could use the break. But I wanted to inform the fans who may have been hoping to see me again, looks like I'm riding the pine this year.
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The new Patreon page has launched! Higher resolution images, pencils, inks! 100 images already available to the top tier Patrons! Check it out and subscribe at www.patreon.com/garrettblair !
Za's vid!? A journal update?! Hell must have frozen over! So this year started off with the intent of refining my art and business and turnaround (my usual New Year's resolve), and really stumbled into the New Year, and got a little bit wiped out from ECCC this year. I also started the year with a rough patch as the HIV (for those who've been following for years and read older entries) had come back pretty close to advanced stage (which isn't like gross or anything, just means no physical intimacy for sure until it's put back down.. not that that's been a problem for me.. for the last 5 years... *cough*imsoalone*cough*help!*cough lol) but I've managed to switch to a different pairing of medications and things have gone back down to healthy undetectable by the end of the year. Fortunately the new combo doesn't have the adverse affects the prior one had. Sooo.. it's good that's back to under control and health back in check.

I also stumbled into the year with a dark cloud still lingering as well, I think the HIV condition causing a isolationist/self-quarantine mindset, thus leading to the questioning of 'then what's the whole point?', on top of the usual dose of self-doubt every artist has on a daily basis. So I've finally tried find some psychological help, and it has helped immensely this year just in helping 'unclouding' some of my cynicism and misanthropic ideals and in many ways just understanding more about how I function and most of all that I'm not a nutbar. Which is a good feeling, because I thought I was. So that's been a positive breakthrough for me this year - and it's that clarity and guidance that helped me come up with the new monthly batch system (which is running at 'month and a half' pace right now, but I think it's also an awesome new improvement, especially when I get it refined and calibrated to its intended monthly batch).

Also, I will be launching a Patreon page January 1st (wait now, don't run yet! Put away those tomatoes!). I've been looking at the idea for a while, and to be honest was always toying with the similar idea of a 'Members Only' section of my website (which btw, for those asking, is going to go under repairs ASAP, it's been much neglected, might even have fleas, but hopefully relaunched by April with the MiniPrints available in the Online store), so it saves me the whole security php database mumbo jumbo. But I mean, it's a service that's there, other people are using it moderately successfully for relatively little effort, and as much of a workoholic I am, you know there's always going to be content. The idea will be $1/mo gets you the higher res colors (from Jan '17 launch on + likely Dec 16's); $5 gets you same + pencils and inks; $10 gets you access to the archives which is colors, pencils and inks for a crapton of content from 2004-2016 released over time. Pretty simple, right? I'm not going to be doing 'rewards' or things specific to Patreon tiers. Essentially, what I'm hoping this will be is the last bit of glue to help keep me properly stocked on shipping supplies and markers, expand the palette, or the last bit I need for rent so I'm not late again, that kinda thing. **Or FINALLY get that last bit set aside to send that ridiculously-aburdly-unprofessionally overdue Rough Draft Ultimate sketchbook to the printers, sheesh Garrett! -_-'' ** Anyway, I'll be launching that at the new year. There's definitely more in the works. I'd say for sure another solid 3-4 years of sketch covers (there's titles I ain't even touched yet, and no shortage of ideas!), and hopefully once I've gone through and refined this Black Cover ore mine into finished sketch covers, maybe I'll finally be advanced enough to start the original project ideas I've been sketching on and mentally refining for. sheesh.. 20 years now?

Anyway Happy New Year and thanks for being fans of my artwork! So much more to come!
So an update - I know the turnout of pieces have been abysmally slow this year, averaging 2 pieces a week, when I was needing to push it up to 5 a week. This year's been very weird, stuck in a bit of the old midlife crisis hitting 35. Stressing about that and ECCC ended up causing some slight stomach issues this past month, but it's nearly recovered. Hoping to get the wheels greased ASAP-- there's just so much to do, and more new blanks comings out
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ECCC'15 in Seattle, WA coming up at the end of the month! I'll be there with my brother :iconscottblairart: and plenty of sketch covers! Find out more about ECCC at emeraldcitycomicon.com/
So there's a lot of naughty boobage on the way - I'm once again in a financial pickle (to be honest, I haven't really been out of one this whole year). While I've still managed to cut cigarettes out of my life - like, 5 weeks now! - the next expense to cut is sketch covers. I've been pre-ordering them through the local comic shop, which is cool and all, but now I've got more than I need to work on for a long time - originally stocked up for commissions, but that door still hasn't quite been opened up due to outstanding commissions due to raising money on other pieces, and I see now that I've created an insane vicious cycle that is literally making me insane (and possibly homeless). So I'm cutting off blanks after the January releases (they've already been pre-ordered) and just working with the ones I have - and may have to start selling them off if it comes down to it, but I really need to raise a lot of funds by the end of the month to keep my place to stop this sketch-cover cycle.

I'm also thinking that while the sketch covers are a cool idea and collector's items, they have the problem of not being able to have readily available prints to help make extra income off the work involved. I stocked up on titles because I had a lot of really cool, clever ideas and mashups, but the fact that it's a one time thing does kind of put a damper on it. The covers were meant to help catch up the income, but in many ways have kept me in the same place. Technically, things have physically downgraded since I've moved to a smaller closet-sized apartment this year. And then there's the Rough Draft book, now on two years delayed, which is ridiculous, and I really wish I'd done that via KickStarter instead.

So anyway, PLEASE check out my listings! I'm working on more, and trying to come up with solutions in limited time to save my apartment and not get evicted and homeless (which would be the end of the art). I'm going to try pencil sketches, maybe 'started' covers to 'claim'. I'm also opening ten slots for sketch cover commissions. I hate mentioning commissions, since I'm still only halfway caught up, but I really don't have any option. But 10 cover slots, minimum of $100 (naughty (or not) bust shot); $150 for normal 1 character; $200 for one character, detailed background. I can't offer discounted commissions, that kinda is what gummed up the queue, but these should be done in January and February. [2/10 cover slots claimed so far]

Happy Holidays to every one again and thanks for being a fan. It really sucks to be sharing depressing news and updates on the holidays, and the thought of being evicted and homeless in a week isn't the best feeling during the season. So please check of my listings at ebay ( www.ebay.com/sch/garrettblair/… ) or drop me a note if you are interested in one of the ten cover slots. Thanks for your support!!

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Hey thanks to everyone who stopped by the table at Emerald City Comic Con this year! It was lots of fun meeting fans and other artists (including J Scott Campbell!). I know I rarely update, things have been improving since two years ago, but they've still been rocky. The recovery has had its ups and downs. I'd mentioned before about the ARVs helping eliminate the virus and keep it in touch, but making me lethargic and unable to focus - which led to trying various 'approved' prescription mood stabilizers instead of prescribing something more useful. So that really messed with my work and put me behind. But I've been slowly catching up financially and ECCC really helped me make ground.

I've got a 4/20 (April 20% off) discount in the Online Store, good on prints and commissions. So if you've been wanting to get a sketch cover commission, this discount would definitely be worth jumping on to! I'm going to be jumping back onto the commission queue next week, so any new commissions should be done around mid/late May, possibly early June. I've got most of the blank variants available on hand! Please check out the Online Store and the commission options @ www.garrett-blair.com/zencart/

I've also got a large selection of discounted prints and original artworks / sketch covers up with some great prices @ eBay! Be sure to check them all out at www.ebay.com/sch/garrettblair/…

I really need to raise these funds soon by the 20th, so if most of those covers/originals can find a home and/or around 10 cover commissions, that would seriously help cover the last bit and get this problem finally off my back. Thanks again for your support and for being a fan!!

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UPDATE 4/22 - I raised enough funds by the 20th and I thought it might be enough to keep my current place and move forward, but it looks like the move in on for this weekend (27th), which really really sucks as I was really hoping to avoid downtime. I will most likely be offline from this weekend till sometime next week :( Please stop by the Online Store and the eBay auctions. With the downtime involved (and any unexpected problems), I could still really use some extra orders since all I raised went Sunday to pay off the debt problem. I'm really hoping the transition doesn't linger! Remember - the 4/20 discount ends at the end of April - still just a week left for savings! Thanks for your support!

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Hey just a quick update (which I've been bad about) - but I'll be at Emerald City Comic Con here in Seattle, WA at the end of March! I'll be there with my brother :iconscottblairart: at tables AA05 and 06. I'll have prints and originals and sketch covers and will be most likely working on marker magic while I'm there! Be sure to stop by if you're attending!
Hey everyone, be sure to check out my art auctions these next few days at eBay @ www.ebay.com/sch/garrettblair/…

I know I've asked for help and put up sales in order to raise funds a little more times than one should, but they've had low turnouts and I've been juggling with getting caught up and trying to do pieces for ebay (like the covers) -- and I feel like absolute crap that things keep falling apart. Things have been hectic, and I've been trying to figure out if one or two of the meds I take and contributed to my slow turnaround.

I'll be adding new sketches, prints and items to try to raise funds as well as clear some older pieces/covers with lowered prices. Please check them out! I truly appreciate the support and deeply apologize to my fans for this same problem that seems to get replayed every couple months.

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UPDATE - SPOOKY 25% OFF! Take 25% off in the Online Store (www.garrett-blair.com/zencart/) today (Oct 30) and tomorrow (Oct 31) with coupon code spooky25
UPDATE (8/2) - Thanks to everyone to came to my aid and grabbed some items from eBay and my online store. I've not quite hit the goal, but I did come up with enough to stall for an extension of Aug 15th to come up with the rest. More originals on theirs way! Thanks for your support!

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Hey everyone - A followup to the recent updates about the closed commission queue and sketch covers -

I really could use some help right now - After months of trying new medications and some expensive dental work (ouch!), I've fallen behind financially and it's starting to snowball to a pretty difficult position. My health is still regaining, but I am a bit overwhelmed trying to bring in income while doing the commissions, which is why I'm focusing on catching up the income until August 15th and then resuming the commission queue to be caught up by the end of October.

That said, since I'm in such a tight spot, I've gone ahead and opened up a second commission queue to begin in November - which would be prime spots for any potential Christmas gift commissions. There's also new sketch cover commission options in my Online Store. The rates are pretty steep, but there's 20% off using coupon code save20 to save on the prices. Also, this will be the absolute last chance to order other commissions at their current rates - new increases will go into effect on August 15th. You can see all the new commission options at my online store @ garrett-blair.com/zencart/inde…

There's also still a good deal of originals up on ebay - at least 8 original sketch covers still for sale, a few GBDolls and an 11x14 with more still on the way - and if all of those were to find homes, it'd really knock me very close to the goal. There's also a slew of discounted prints and new prints available! Last but not least, the 2nd print limited edition of the original 48 pg Rough Draft is also available! You can find all of my auctions @ www.ebay.com/sch/garrettblair/…

I've got to raise a lot of funds in a matter of days to keep my living situation stable and this is my last-ditch/last-minute effort! Thanks for your support!!
The commission queue is closed at this time. I am currently working on a large of batch of sketch covers to raise some much needed funds for a pressing personal issue, and will be posting them/selling them and a few other pieces over @ ebay over the next 2-3 weeks / mid-August. Then I'll be tackling the commission queue from mid-August to completion most likely by mid-late October. If all goes as planned, the queue will be open again in time for an X-Mas queue.

Thanks everyone for your patience! I know some have been frustrated at the new covers showing up before their commission is finished, so I figured an update/explanation is in order. :/
These are still up @ ebay with Buy It Now prices - be sure to check them out!

Gone with the Dead sketch cover by gb2k - cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?… - (SOLD)
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If you're interested in owning these two original artworks, they're up for sale this week!

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Auctions end Saturday night!
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The Catwoman sketch cover original artwork is up for auction @ ebay - it ends tonight on 4/20. For those who watched the process and are interested in owning the original art, be sure to check out the auction at -> cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?…

Thanks!!
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Thanks to all of you for the birthday wishes!!! I'm very grateful and honored to have so many friends and fans!! I can't begin to describe how happy and uplifting all of the comments have made my day today :) :) :)
Hey! I know it's been a long time since I've updated - had some health concerns as the viral load was fluctuating over December and hopefully it's just a normal thing and not becoming immune to medication. I'll find out more later in March at the next blood tests. I've also just started to new medication that has really helped me focus on getting work done.

EMERALD CITY COMICON (Seattle WA)! I'll be at the Artist Alley along with my brother, Scott Blair :iconscottblairart: at tables N-17 and N-18! If you're attending the convention, be sure to stop by! More info about the convention at www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/

The Rough Draft Ultimatum Edition also still doesn't have a definite release date yet, but hopefully I'll be closer to one after the convention. I know it's been delayed long enough!
Hey just an update - I'm back up and running on eBay and there's lots of hot new prints and originals up for grabs! I'll have some auction-style listings, but a lot of them are Buy It Now format, so be sure to check them out as they pop up! Save me as a Favorite Seller to keep tabs on new listings!

You can check out the items currently available here -> www.ebay.com/sch/garrettblair/…

Thanks for your support!
The Rough Draft Ultimatum Edition release has been delayed, due to the low amount of Pre-Orders - roughly 30 since it went up in June - and a formatting error on about 40 pages (many of them  being compilation pages that were mistakenly formatted on the smaller digest size of the original Rough Draft). The release is pushed back to mid or late November, as I try to raise funds to cover the printing costs. If you haven't pre-ordered your copy, there's still time to get a free limited edition Rough Draft sketch card! -- PreOrder at www.garrett-blair.com/roughdra…

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I've been very sick during the summer - after completing the June/July queue of 30 commissions, a record-high heat wave has lingered in Seattle from July to September - which would have been tolerable, except it was combined with living above a pizza joint's hot kitchen / ovens and being in a city where A/C is not built-in. I've been puking, sweating profusely and even ruined a few artworks due to un-erasable smudges and leaky markers and ink. I'm hoping that the temperatures will start to cool in October, and one thing's for sure - by next summer, I need to find a different place or invest in a window A/C unit.

I really need some help, as I also haven't received many orders through the Online Store. I posted many art prints and the Rough Draft book to help cover costs until the eBay situation is fixed (hopefully by the October 20th review date) and both were options I tried to come up with to prevent resorting to a third option, a Patron Section of the website - a monthly subscription with all of the prints available, as well as a gallery of all my artworks, rough sketches, etc. I've been holding off against a pay section, as I believe it will do more harm than good - as I'd remove roughly 90% of the images on here deviantArt, possibly ask the Google Group to shut down, and eliminate the Online Store (the PayPal subscription seems to conflict with the ZenCart). I truly believe that would be a bad move, limiting exposure, upsetting fans, and having a pay site with no porn involved. Plus with torrents and file-sharing, I think most people would go that route of spreading my art. I want to prevent the pay-site option, tho I'm desperately trying to raise funds to survive.  I've been trying my hardest to do it, while still paying for my Atripla medication.

Please check out the Online Store, order a commission or pre-order a copy of the Rough Draft Ultimatum Edition. I'm currently juggling the commission queue and more original works, as well as the Bombshells and Bettie Page sketch cards work, so I'm definitely working my butt off all day from wake to sleep. Any donations also would be immensely appreciated - many thanks to those who donated earlier this year when my condition was first announced. I appreciate the support!

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* Garrett Blair official website - www.garrett-blair.com
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Now available for Pre-Order!

ROUGH DRAFT Ultimatum Edition by gb2k

In an effort to raise funds for my medication to continue to fight HIV/AIDs, here's a brand new sketchbook! The original Rough Draft 2011 sketch book has sold out, and now a massive expanded edition is available!

4X More Pages! 200 pages of sketches instead of 48!
Larger Format! 8x10 Zine size instead of the smaller digest size!

PLUS! First 100 pre-order copies come with a free limited edition original art sketch card!

Pre-Order yours today! www.garrett-blair.com/roughdra…
Release Date - September 20th 2012

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COMMISSIONS / QUEUE Status (7/21/2012)

June Queue - 30/30 Complete
July Queue - 28 PENCIL STAGE
August - 11/24 Slots AVAILABLE

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* Garrett Blair official website - www.garrett-blair.com
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* Garrett Blair Online Store - garrett-blair.com/zencart/
* My eBay auctions - cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll…
* GB2K on MySpace - www.myspace.com/gb2k
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