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My current poll asks your opinion of whether I should continue the BZG series for now, or start a new series!

I just wanted to clear a few things up that will help your choice:


-The first story arc of BZG IS going to wrapped up at vol. 7. Originally I wrote the entire series for about 14 volumes, with three separate seasons that all tie into a bigger story. Volumes 1-7 is just the first season, with volumes 8-11 being the second season and volumes 12-14 being the third. The second season focuses more on other guilds in relationship to Bizenghast's Mausoleum, and the third season has to do with the machinations of the afterlife itself, but all seasons feature the current cast of characters, plus many new faces!

-If I start a new series, it won't be until AFTER volume 7 of BZG is out, so all the current plotlines will be wrapped up!! I won't just stop doing Bizenghast halfway through with no end!!

-If I do more volumes of BZG, the new series I'm working on now would most likely come right after it! :)

Thanks!


Now to devour a CHEESE SAMMICH, OM NOM NOM.

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Serene-Shadow Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I would really like to see both. The reason I voted for Bizenghast, though, is because of Addie Clark and that whole subplot. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of a teenage girl trying to send ghosts to where they belong, but the mystery of what's going on with the city Bizenghast and Dinah's house is so, SOOO interesting. Then again, maybe that'll all be wrapped up in the 6th and 7th volumes, so...Yeah.
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Ice-SpiritPhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Bizenghast! Need more Edaniel and Edrear :D
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Spiderjuice Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, I see. I didn't read this before I voted. Now I'm even MORE in favor of your finishing Bizenghast. I wasn't aware that you'd had so much planned for it, and everything you just said sounds fascinating. I definitely think it would be to your benefit to finish your original plan. I'm sure the fans will all eat up more information about the guilds and the characters with a silver spoon, and completing your original plans for the series should leave you feeling more satisfied, I'm assuming (unless, of course, you've completely changed your mind.) But I'll still be looking forward to new stories from you in the future!
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sakkaf Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
oh gawd im so hungry now.

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Continuing the series till the end is a good idea - you'll have plenty of time to conjure up a new series while you're finishing up BZG.
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strawberry-pink Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
I think you should still leave it partially opened (so it ends satisfactory, but there is still possibility to continue) and move on. Then in the future, you can maybe open it up again. I always like that when artists revive an old work and continue it, because then it reflects their new style with old ideas, and it really makes you remember what made you start liking this artist ^^ It may be good as well, because artists often look to their past projects and sort of miss them, and this would especially be so for authors, as they actually create characters, who become like real people to them. Then it would be nice to have the option to return.
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
yeah, but publishers don't always GIVE you the option to return to something XD For them, it's often all now or never!
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strawberry-pink Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
:P I have heard that - one of the least ideal things about publishing work, but I suppose the outcome is worth the sacrifice more often than not...
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Morraha Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
I'm still loving the BZG. Long live Edanial and Edrear!!!
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Hunter-Girl762 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
OMG!I really hope that you continue the series it is my #1 fav book ever! But you should finish the book as you planned to in the first place with 14 books then you should work on the new project..you could just work on the new book on the side as you make the BZG series
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InCraftyStitches Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Student General Artist
Now that I know the 7th volume of Bizenghast WILL be coming out, and then a new series I'm all for it.
I change my poll answer, and I fully support a new series!

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SnorkakHomegirl Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Good heavens! You've discovered the secret Grilled Cheese Factory for which many have searched fruitlessly (or rather, cheese-lessly)! Astounding.
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StrawberrySiren Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm definitely up for those other seasons you speak of. they interest me very much so.
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arrow-san Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Me and my best friend would like to see a continue of Bizenghast. We live in Russia, and the Bizenghast is the first book, which our publishing house had issue. And we like it veeery much^^.
And also, we'd like a new series too! But, as you say, you can't return to the Bizenghast then... We'll be waiting Bizenghast!>^^<
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Curious-Kitten Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
I'M SO TORN. I LOVE BZG BUT I AM EXTREMELY INTRIGUED BY YOUR OTHER SERIES. WHY YOU MAKE ME CHOOSE, MARTY. THIS IS UNFAIR.

I guess the best time to ask would be after volume 7, though; I know that I certainly won't be able to make a real decision until then. Either way, though, I'm not going to care, as long as you keep drawing me some good, snakey-filled books to read.
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starsinmyteacup Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
I had no idea Bizenghast was going to be such a long series. Either way, I will always look foward to whatever you make because I know for a fact that it's going to going to be great.

But I would really like to see more Bizenghast because what you have planned is just so interesting. The entire universe with the mausoleams is one of the most original ideas I've ever heard of and i don't think theres another series like it.
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deliot Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
BZG.

FINISH IT!
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firstRainbowRose Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Can we have both? Would you do the new series for now, and then once you finish the new series youo can go back to bgz?
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androidgirl Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
When I first saw your poll, I was thinking "D:< TOKYOPOP'S MAKING HER EXTEND HER SERIES FOR THE SAKE OF PROFIT AND WILL RUIN THE FRANCHISE WITH CHEAP NOT WELL THOUGHT OUT CHARACTERS AND STORYLINES SHE NEVER INTENDED TO HAVE! *rant rant rant*" I'm glad I saw your journal before I voted.

What I hate about shounen manga is that they drag on and on for so long. I prefer stories that have an ending in sight. Ones that promise they will not take up multiple bookcases in a library if you have every single volume. The fact that you have this planned out beyond seven volumes with a clear ending in mind already (and quite nicely mapped out too) makes me say "continue Bizenghast to the end! ... But only if you feel like it."
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ixis Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Outsource it... TO INDIA!!!
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tickingcounterparts Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Ok, so like I'd like to see Bizenghast continue IF I can manage to get the 3rd volume: I know you've seen my comments about how Books a Million never has the third volume (yea yea I know I could get it off of Amazon but I hate ordering online) and when they DID finally have it... I was BROKE. But hell, either way I'd buy the new series too if books a million would manage to carry it mwahahahaha.. so whatever you do, I'm there you know cuz according to my finacee I'm stalking you and all.... :)

Mmm cheese sammich... I'm making ribs n bbq.. teeeheeheee...

Back to World of Warcraft and Napoleon Dynamite's dance at the end of the movie :) It makes me soooo happy!!!
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tokyocupcake007 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
AGH! decisions, decisions. hmmmmm i think a new series would be fantabulous, so as to give anticipation for the BZG's to come! but i still wanna read all of bizenghast... ah, whatever. i'll leave this in the hands of deviantART.
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Shampoo333 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Well in that case, continue the BZG series. I think it'd be awesome to see all three seasons of it, but I'd love to see more from you(so I chose New Series.) But really, now that you've clarified, I changed my mind. C:
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slight-obstruction Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
BZG! as long as you promise to do the other series eventually. :<
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KinoMokusei Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
BZG first, I think. I dunno if I'd be able to remember what was happening after reading another series XD
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Sobaku-no-Sarah Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
I LOVE BZG!!! <3 i need moar... D:
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Nekorin-Gatacat Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
When you put up the vote, I thought that you meant you'd keep making up new Bizenghast even though it was meant to end at volume 7... But now I see you had more planned, so you should finish it!
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Lightane Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ya i say finish Bizenghast. finish it! give its full potential! ya! :iconwootplz:
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GreenVelvetCake Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist
If I start a new series, it won't be until AFTER volume 7 of BZG is out, so all the current plotlines will be wrapped up!! I won't just stop doing Bizenghast halfway through with no end!!
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That would be terrible D8 Leaving us hanging like that... just don't pull a Lemony Snicket on us poor snakies and only answer about half the questions posed in the series >>

I vote for - new series! It would be fun to see a new storyline, and then back to the BZG goodness.
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BlackClaudius Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
MABYE YOU CAN EVEN DO A CONTEST FOR SOME NEW CHARACTERS IN THE SERIES!!!!!!
:D
........mabye ofcourse.
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katya-dummy-salami Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
GO MARTY,GO!!!
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MoonTheBlueNeko Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Depends what the other serise would be about... Because i love BZG but if there are questions i have after the end of volume 7, then of course i would love for you to make a secound arc to wrap those loose ends up but i am expecting a knock out ending. ^-^

Of course, i don't expec your other idea to be a sham, you have intresting ideas and a really great way of telling them so no i am not aginst you makeing a new serise.
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scaramoushe Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
well see, I'm not sure my publisher would want to break up the series like that. If I start a new series, it's pretty likely I'd never get to come back to BZG!


In which case, if you do BZG and we get both anyway ;p
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AppleJuiceJadeDear Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
yay, I'm glad I got to change my vote! I wants to see more guilds!!!
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Raven-Demon-Assasin Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
I'm totally interested ina new series, but if there's more/other BZG stories, then you should do those. Only cause you might not do them otherwise.
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Baeacnkgi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm REALLY obsessed with the Guildsmen, so new chapters of them would make my DREAMS COME TRUE. ;^; (Is currently theorizing about Edrear xD)
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TheDarkAngel13 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think i'd like moar Bizenghast, though again... my opinion may change after the last volume.
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8thmessenger Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I say that if you can do both, go for it. Otherwise if it's going to be run like seasons. Well than I guess its soon time for the summer break...literally.
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Lynelle-Blister Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Bizenghast, but sometimes taking a break can help. And you certainly deserve one.
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AlmightySponge Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Maybe we'll finally get to meet Elala and Eniri.

I'd pretty much given up on them.
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AlmightySponge Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Season 2 sounds like it will pwn
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Tsuki-Noa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Bizenghast is one of the most unique stories I've ever come across, (and I'm extremely picky) so while I'd still pick up the new stuff, I'd be ecstatically happy if Bizenghast did not end so soon.
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gatogirl12345 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Sound of it, we'll be getting the entire story and a new story regardless or poll option. :)
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KaliDonovan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I said new series, but I wouldn't mind a return to BZG after the next series is over. If you have time and energy and the inclination. I'm really interested in BZG, especially the rest of the world, but I'd rather you be happy with whatever you're doing. Also, the new series is really cool lookin', and I want to see more of it.

Doesn't matter what happens, though, 'cause you are one cool snakey!
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AMYJO1994 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
i love bizenghast alot but im realllly interested in your new series XD so i voted new lolz XD cant wait to see it
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T-i-e-n Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Bizenghast, only Bizenghast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Optimistic-Semi-Goth Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I started watching you on here 'cause I love Bizenghast, so my vote went to that. XD

And, like a bunch of other people have said, we'll still see the new series, it'll just take longer. (:
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chaoie Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
oh dear, your series will be over already?

well then, can wait for the new series ^3^
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Artizzi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Bizenghast, no question. Although I will definitely look forward to a new series :D

Mmm..Cheese..xD
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TheRoseOfManga Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Would you update any new drawings of the new comic here? That's a win-win scenario to me :)
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DaroRoss Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would you return to do Bizenghast after you finished the other series?
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