Hey guys, had trouble sleeping because I am getting a wisdom tooth and it hurts. This means that there will be no I.M. Me comic tonight. I am taking the day off, but it will be business as usual from tomorrow on.
I was also wondering what you all think of it so far? The latest comic is below.
Also don't forget to check out the latest house of heroes.
-Dannie.== Previous Update and Give Away ==
Guys, just an off topic thing.
I'm unsure just how many of you use deviantart.com, we do and we've used it for years on our personal profiles. In that time, we've gained a following, had moments of sadness, moments of awesome and all manner of things.
But I've noticed these days that people have become incredibly, utterly focused more on the fame game, and getting to the front page under the most popular deviations once a week or every twenty four hours.
When I first began making comics, I admit I went through a phase where I too wanted to make the front page and have my work seen by the world, scoring thousands of page views a day. As I got older, I guess that need became replaced by the good friends I've made a long the way.
That said, I find it rather sad when people abuse others, for how the DA system currently works. In the sense of a tantrum when their own works don't make it to the front page.
I find the current system on DA, despite the apparent flaws, is still highly fair.
If you've had features or made it to the front page, but the next day someone else replaced you. Why is this an issue?
I miss the days where people made art purely for the need to express themselves, and not to fill an ego-statistical need, be it in literacy or in visual format.
-Lourwind.== Previous Update and Give Away ==
This week I have awarded two winners, thanks to the generous donation from our good friend ciscobuddy
who both donated, with Cisco literally donating over 700+ points.
Our two winners this week are as followed:
And to make matters more exciting, a surprise raffle in two days time!
But it gets BETTER! BRAND NEW COMIC DUE OUT SHORTLY! Sadly another bonus, because the story issue was taking too long tonight. So I'm rushing a bonus out, and renamed the storymode to issue 56 rather then 55. Minor issue, nothin' major guys!
My book goes to print this week.
-Lourwind.== Previous Update - Comic Update ==
So I know I've been slack on releasing new comics these past few days so I thought I'd explain the reasons as I know you'll like them, I know I do!
The reason is because as you know, we got contacted a few weeks back for a publishing deal. We're stilling working out font rights as I use free to use non-commercial fonts from blambot. If they do not allow me license then I have gone and made my own fonts to use in the comic. I originally used blambot as many independant comic artists do because they're a very nice, strong font for use. I love em, they're probably looked down on by some people like those who hate comic sans! But I assume a lot of people have used their fonts at some point.
That isn't the reason for the slow release. The real reason is because I'm editing and remaking old comics to look like my current style. Fixing up numerous errors and removing the titles from each page to make it feel like a continues flowing story from the start of the season up until the current released issues. The story related pages will be colour coded, currently they are blue!
I've squeezed two 900x900 comic pages on each page, with a niiiice fancy background overlayed to a blue page theme.
In the middle of the book will be some awesome posters that you can take out and hang up, they'll be made up of two A4 sized pages in the middle of the book so as not to damage it when it's removed.
So far the printing costs are staying cheap and as such, we are hoping to sell the book for around 25 dollars, maybe less. We know they could sell well so we're hoping to have them ready in a few weeks, I'll be done by Friday setting up the book for printing unless I have to change the fonts. In which case, I won't be done until Monday.
One other awesome thing will be Bonus issues! They'll be marked with a different coloured page so you'll know when you're breaking off from the story temporarily.
If anyone is interested I'm considering throwing in a facts section about each of the main characters, detailing info about them and their history.
So yeah, I've put a lot of work into these books and I'm honestly looking forward to getting my demos so I can show you guys early previews.
-Lourwind.== Previous Update - 3 Month Sub Give Away! ==
So yeah, we've got a troll going around claiming we're out to swindle points off people and all that kind of thing. The guy seemed rather friendly at first as he left rather good criticism for a few days and then about forty minutes ago changed his tone. None the less he's been blocked, if he tries to do the same to anyone else, just report him like we did.
On to important items however! This weeks three month sub has been awarded to xxkitsimeruxx
She's a rising artist who has been on DA for over two years, you should go check out her gallery by clicking her icon above! --^
So yeah, not much else to report, we'll be releasing two new comics tomorrow for House of Heroes and some more posters and such.
-Lourwind. == Previous Udate: GAME TIME GUISE! ==
GAME TIME GUISE! Copypasta stolen from our good friend
You and I wake up in a police car together. Using four words only, what would you say to me? Note: if you comment, you must copy and paste this to your journal so I can comment on your post as well. Be good and play along. (4 words are harder than you think). You comment, you have to post in your own journal. No excuses.
GO GO GO
Also, we're about to give out a premium sub. We've chosen a good candidate.
And for those who missed, YOUTUBE BLOG! ---> [link]
-Lourwind.== YESTERDAYS UPDATE - ACTION TIEM! ==
So yeah, a couple of things for this weeks update.
A BLOG! I know right? We finally released it! Also included a few bloopers and out takes in it! So yeah, go watch the video! [link]
Also, several people have been awesome and donated points to us in the hundreds mark, because of that we are finally able to give out a three month sub to a lucky individual!
So quickly, let us know who you think deserves the three month sub and we'll award it to one lucky artist.
GO GO GO!
-Lourwind.== YESTERDAYS NEWS - READ IT AND LOVE IT! ==
Today, let me just say, has been a FANTASTIC DAY! That's right, a fantastic day. I want to say thank you to everybody who came forth and pledged support when we needed it. That is why you guys are friends! Not just to me, but to all of us.
So let me start by addressing key points in todays blog update!
1) Changes to House of Heroes!
You can use this to pick and choose what you want to read but come on, you should read it all. I will try and make it as entertaining as that strange, terribly weird alternate ending to Titanic. Seriously, avoid the alternate ending.
Anywho!1) Changes to House of Heroes!
I've recently begun to allow fans to guest appear in House of Heroes, this has improved appeal of the comic and gives you guys more of a way to get involved. So every few issues, I'll allow one or two fans to appear as guests in the comic, you might just be background characters, you might be the gag, or you might make the punch line! Who knows? I will, and you sort of will.
The only thing is if you are to guest in the comic, you have to abide by several legal conditions. Not allowed to sue me! Understand that I will be selling this comic in physical format in a months time, and the episodes that involve you will be included. So as long as you're okay with this fact, and you don't come knocking on my door for whatever loose change I might have, you're welcome as a guest in the comic!
How do you apply to guest in the comic? Note me or send me a comment, don't be shy! Just include a reference of yourself or your cartoon self so I know what to draw.
Why am I doing this? Because I want to get more involved with fans and readers, you guys have made my comic more than a hobby. You've made my comic this epic job that I wake up to each day and sink my teeth into. So I want to share that with
you guys by letting you enter my comics. 2) YOUTUBE!
So what happened with our new epic youtube account?! It's activated and waiting for our first upload! When will that be? Simple answer, in a few hours. (FINALLY I KNOW RIGHT?!)
Well with how busy things have been, we opted to push some projects back until we managed to make extra time, which I obtained by using my sharp witted tongue to battle the evil overlords! The battle was fierce and bloody! Back on topic however, our first uploads will feature vlogs from two of our members, including myself. I'll also be uploading a hilarious episode of House of Heroes Animated and an even funnier mock up of how I make my comics each day! Think Titanic and it'll come to you.
Yes, I totally just said that.
Honestly think on that one, you'll either be disgusted or in tears of laughter and no I don't get naked, and don't ask me to do that because I probably would! Terrifying I know, you should see me try that in the hall of mirrors.3) Animations!
I have been promising you guys animations forever, I know. I'm slower then Slowbro and he doesn't even EXIST! There is a good excuse for this, I am lazy! Just kidding, everytime I've made an animation, something has occurred. Either errors with the program or the voice actor up and vanished into a pit in my back yard! Tragic, honestly! It's like I'm more cursed than windows, and trust me, a lot of people curse when they use windows! I know this for fact, because I sadly use it!
Well the animations are FINALLY on track, I have two animations completed. However, I wanted to save them for use on the youtube account, think of it like an incentive to watch us on a foreign website that you're probably not even interested in like when we ask you to like us on facebook!
Speaking of which, LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! ---> [link]
We also have twitter, but we never use it. All updates forward on from Facebook like a never ending brick wall marching into battle!