I forgot to mention this on Monday, but in case you missed the news blurb below, I now have the comic ebook of chapter 1 up for sale in my gumroad shop here: https://gumroad.com/tsukiyono. You get both a .cbz and a .pdf file for only $2, which is half the cover price of the print books, which speaking of….are supposed to arrive tomorrow. (ﾉﾟ0ﾟ)ﾉ~ I’ll have more on that later for sure!
I finished the pre-press for chapter one last night and sent it off to the printer. I hope to have the books by mid December. I need to preserve some of the books for convention, but I will offer a limited amount for sale in the shop. While I was pre-pressing I also made a small number of edits to a handful of pages from chapter one. If you go through the whole chapter again you may or may not notice a few of my changes. Most really are minor, but there are a couple larger edits.
Now that I have the first chapter pre-pressed I will prepare it to become a PDF book for download which will also be available in the shop, and I may also list it on Comixology and a few other sites. I will post a news blurb for sure when the ebooks become available.
Just wanted to write a quick note here that I have disallowed people from registering accounts here because I keep on getting 20+ fake spammer registrations per day, so I will need to find a plug-in to stop this behavior as it compromises the integrity and ultimately the security of the site. I probably won’t be able to do anything with it until later this week after the comic work is done. I will be sure to edit this post when I am able to fix the problem. Sorry for the trouble!
So lately I’ve been thinking that I maybe don’t like the title of the comic OTL. It became worse after my mother got all grammar nazi on me when I showed her the bookmark design to check for readability. As you might be aware, I called the comic Fine Sometimes Rain because when you are depressed, you will have periods of feeling ok only to be triggered by a thought or an incident where you just feel awful. It’s like these periods of extreme darkness just come upon you like a sudden rainshower. Also Fine Sometimes Rain is a play on Japanese weather forecasting, because Fine Sometimes Rain sounds cuter than: Partly Sunny with a 50% chance of rain showers in the afternoon as a front moves through.
Anyway now that I’ve explained it, the title actually seems better to me, but I also realize there are grammar nazis out there who the title will just burn a hole in their soul or something. So, basically I’d like you to please give me your honest opinion on how you like or dislike the title. The other title I had been considering in the beginning was “Beach House” which will only make sense much later in the comic. ^^;; Either way after having the comic up for half a year now I don’t think it would be good form to change the title, but if I was going to do it, it definitely would need to be now before my readership gets much larger.
PS you will need to allow scripts to see the poll below!!
So I’m trying to come up with a promotional bookmark to hand out at cons. This is the first design I have ready to share. So questions….How do you feel about horizontal bookmarks? Yay or Nay? Sadly I don’t have much by way of vertical art…or at least art that looks good in vertical. Second, can you read it ok? Like if you had it in your hand and said to yourself, I’m gonna look up this site, can you read it well enough? I don’t need it to be able to advertise across the room obviously. After I suss out the front design, then I plan to work on the back design that will have more info on it. With that being said, is there any info you like to see on bookmarks whether it be front or back?
So, I did it, I finally pulled together a Patreon page! Of course some of you may not be familiar with Patreon and may be wondering what it is. Basically Patreon is like a comics tip jar, where you can pledge anywhere from $1 to $100 or more per month to comics and their creators to help them, ya know, make a living and support themselves off of the art they post for free online, so they can continue to post their art online for free. What you get out of the deal is usually bonus content, access to comic pages early and lots of other great stuff aside from the warm fuzzy feeling you will get knowing you are helping out your favorite artists.
Now here’s where I come in! I have a Patreon page where you can now help support my comics with monthly donations so maybe one day I might actually be able to make a living off of drawing comics. What you will get in return from me is not only the monthly comic pages you get (still for free), but also bonus content like planning sketches, comic thumbnails, pencils, inks…and a lot more depending on how much you donate. So if you can, please consider donating! I have a lot of cool behind the scenes stuff I can share with you and you can also help me reach my goals at becoming self sufficient off of my art alone!