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Those of you who follow SIN closely may have heard the unfortunate news that Inkblazers will be shutting down completely in a couple of months and are curious as to what I'll be doing with my comic/manga series from here.

To be honest, I'm not sure! The announcement came quite sudden for artists/authors as well. It's a good thing SIN started out as a side project for me and although it has grown rather substantially over the past 5 years under inkblazer's sponsorship I'm not quite as devastated as some of the other premium authors who relied on the income.

So where do we go from here? Well... I'd like to continue working on it regardless so I guess SIN will be moving to another comic-hosting-community like smackjeeves or taptastic. I don't know what the best options are out there though, so I'm open to suggestions!

Frankly, if inkblazers shut down 2 years ago or even last year I would've been like "Welp, that's it. No more SIN!" but quite recently I've gotten back into writing and the series has become my only tangible creative outlet for original artwork which I think is something I just need to have. That being said I'm very interested in making SIN a success, find an actual credible publisher to take it like Onipress, Darkhorse or whatever! I have no experience with the publishing scene either though so I guess it'll be an adventure? Hahaha, wish me luck!

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ShardRenzi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
SIN is one of my favorite comics right now, I hope you find a way to keep it running!
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Quirkilicious Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! All I need to keep it running is fans like you to keep reading and sharing the series :]
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BaconBoy914 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student General Artist
I wish you the best of luck.
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dreamingsketcher Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
so where are you going to move sin to?
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ShiriSakuya Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
Tapastic would be great, I found almost every comic/manga I was reading on Inkblazers there.
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CnB-Kevin Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, man. That sucks. I really hope you continue making SIN, I really want to see where the story will go. At the time of writing this comment, I only read volume 1 (because somebody forgot to bring volume 2 to Montreal Comic Con) and I am looking to get the other volumes at a certain point.
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VanessaFardoe Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear you'll still be putting some of your creative efforts into SIN.  It's too bad about Inkblazers shutting down out of no where.  Your readers will follow you wherever you put it up.  ^^
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AlkseeyaKC Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Smack Jeeves or Tapastic works for me. I hear its best to make your own site. =3

lol I just bought Vol. 1 form the Ink Blazers market. Came to see where I can follow your comic! I love it. I'm happy you are not giving up!
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Saknika Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional Photographer
It's unfortunate for you, but as someone who could never figure out how to navigate Inkblazers I'm kind of excited that now the comic may be more accessible to me so I can fully read it (I only get the snippets of art here on DA and it looks amazing).
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Leonidas666 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SIN looks awesome. Don't let it die...
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CoreZmanga Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
well i can suggest weebtoon
they are currently having a contest to becom a featured member and the grand prize is 35 000 usd. if you enter im pretty confident youll win.
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Wolfbane9 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That makes me immensely sad. ):
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AngelsArcher Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahh that's very unfortunate news indeed :( Wish you the best of luck finding a new publisher! 
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VentariousZer0 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sucks that Inkblazers is shutting down, I've been a fan of yours since the early days of you doing SIN. But I'm sure you'll find another site that will host this wonderful story. :) Don't give up Drake!
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sharinggansamuel Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TAKE IT TO DARK HORSE!!!
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KetsuoTategami Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I was wondering about it and i'm glad to hear you will continue the series, Patreon is a great alternative and so is Tapastic. Anyway, good luck man, keep up the awesome work.
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MissMoxxxi Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Yes, Patreon is definitely better than Tapastic!! ^.-
The support system at p.is great.
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Shibiusa Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I follow up some manhwas from Naver. I don't know if it offers good conditions, but they have an english website. Why not checking it? www.webtoons.com/
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Argoid Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Try image, there have been several times that they accepted webcomics and stuff and publishing it.
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ipzofakto Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
The whole problem was the sole purpose of their existence was to be a middleman. Yes, they performed a service for artists, but the service is one that individual artists could easily take on by their own. Aggregate sites for creative content are a dinosaur like print magazines.
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Chame Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
www.thehiveworks.com is a thing. A lot of the webcomics I read are hosted on there, although I don't know if there is any sort of business model or how it works for the creator to monetize their content. 
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Nickybob Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Best of luck to you. I'm sure whatever you decide to do you'll do it well. ☺️
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scowlingelf Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Best of luck!! I love your comic (I pop by at every convention we're both at to pick up a volume (and usually prints, too))!
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MissMoxxxi Featured By Owner Edited Dec 22, 2014
I wish you the best luck! I think it will all work out somehow ;) but a deal with such a publisher would be f*cking fantastic!! I'll cross my fingers for you ^.-
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Meeowy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
good luck with that and I would love to purchase any tangible copies of SIN :D 
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UntappedChaos Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
//would prefer tapastic since it actually tells you when things update...
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TechnOkami Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student General Artist
If I made a comic, I would either host it on its own website or run it through taptastic.
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Robotic-Draconian Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Well, tapastic is what most of the other inkblazians have moved over to. I just want to say, SIN was the original reason I got into inkblazers and it's still possibly my favorite comic out there. Please continue it, I really don't want SIN to be one of those that just...disappears.
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StomachGod Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Well, i duno about you, but pretty much everyone i know from IB is moving to Tapastic, its not ideal sure, but it works...
I hope your doin alright and good luck with your move over!

p.s. us readers are looking foward to seeing SIN again no matter where you chose to go =)
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WhiteAerios Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Getting a deal from Dark Horse would be fucking grand.
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KirasDarkLight Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
D: Oh my gosh! I was never really active there but I loved to read the comic. I really hope you can find another publisher soon because I don't read comics much online and I've only read your entire series via the book.
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ArtofChase Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Tapastic is the popular choice right now.  It's supposed to have a similar upload interface to Inkblazers and it's fairly popular right now.
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HallowedWriter Featured By Owner Edited Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why is it shutting down?

Never mind, saw the link
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