It's the last day of the year and I'm once again writing a new journal entry to let you all know what's going on.
So let's see what we have on the list!1) Itsy Bitsy Adventures2) Crowed funding campaigns3) Steam games and future raffles4) A whole new world of music
But before we get started on those, I'd like to thank everyone who has been following me both on DA and on my Tumblr blog. You're all super awesome and I wish I could draw all kinds of amazing stuff for each of you individually, but that would take me years and I don't have that kind of time. So you're stuck with what I draw on my own. :VAlright, here we go
#1 - Itsy Bitsy Adventures
It's been 2 years since I posted the first page of IBA
, and with the comic completed, there's only one thing left to do with it. And that's get it all set up to be printed and placed in comic stores! I'm on the last step to being a full on Comic creator!
I've been talking to a printing service recently about getting IBA
printed. It all got off to a rocky start, but things are sorting themselves out somewhat quickly. I do have some issues I have to fix with the files before I can send them into the printer, but they're technical problems rather than art problems.
The first run is going to be done with the variant cover of the comic. This cover is an exclusive cover for my local comic store, which will be hosting my comic launch/book signing. So if you're near or in Lower Sackville
, drop by Cape & Cowl
and ask Jay about that cool new upcoming comic called Itsy Bitsy Adventures
#2 - Crowd funding campaigns
I'm currently revamping my Patreon
to cover all of my artwork. What I'll be posting to my Patreon
once it's done, is Illustrations, Comics and Music. I originally planned to make my Patreon
cover all my artwork, but was way too focused on Itsy Bitsy Adventures
to make it worth putting it all in at the time.
Pretty soon, I'll be opening an IndieGoGo
campaign for Itsy Bitsy Adventures
. This campaign is going to be used to cover the costs of printing and also to give something extra to the comic store which is helping me launch it. I'll have more info on that in it's own unique post.
Now that the first Itsy Bitsy Adventures
book is done, I have a little more time to work on other projects of mine, including my music album and ask blogs, which I've so horribly neglected over the past 2 years. So expect to see more art and music coming from me over the next few months, as I push to finish my album and bring my blogs back from hibernation.
#3 - Steam games and future raffles
I know you all love getting free stuff
, So I've decided that I will be setting up some raffles
every now and then. Just to give a little bit extra back to my fan base. All patrons
will be entered automatically, but non patrons will have to toss a dollar or two into the pot to be entered.
I'll be fleshing out the plan in more detail as soon as the Patreon page is reworked.
#4 - A whole new world of music
As you may not know, a few months back I made all of my music, except for my newest WIP album, completely pay-what-you-want
. This means that if you can't afford it, you can still download it. But if you feel like it, you can throw a few bucks my way to help support my efforts.
As for my current WIP Album, It is still quite a ways off. probably by a few months. But I do plan to have it released early to mid next 2015. So if you love chiptune
and love to listen to albums that contain 25+ interconnected songs
telling an awesome story, then you'll want to keep your ears on my bandcamp
#5 - Something extra
Oh yeah, and I'm also planning to bring back the ask blog that got me into this whole DA and Tumblr mess in the first place. If you guys remember Ask Heart Lift
, (yeah, the one with the pink and blue pony.) then you'll be pleasantly surprised at the fact I am going to be bringing her blog back to life in the next few months.
I won't be going full force with it though, since that is pretty much what killed my enthusiasm for it the first couple times. Instead, I'll be working on updates as I would pages of my comic. Asks and interactions will still play a big roll in the blog, but I will also be implementing a lot of internal character interaction as a way to keep the blog active and updates coming.=========================
Well, this brings yet another news update to a close, along with another full year. I want to wish you all happy new year, and I look forward to the exciting adventures we all will have during 2015
.Thank you to all of my current and future followers and watchers!
And a big thanks to my patrons who are supporting my endeavours!Have a good one folks!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!