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Hey guys and gals,
So, I have a few things to talk about. This entry is a little long, but bare with me!
~Firstly, I'd like to say that my awesome fellow deviant, *deaathly is open for commissions! If you follow her art and/or are interested in commissioning her, just hop on over to her page and let the little darling know
~Secondly, regarding my own commissions: I am shutting them down again for the time being. Aside from receiving commissions from dA, it seems I have been getting new commissions every week from friends and family. So to keep from being over-loaded with work, I will not be doing anymore until I get the ones I have accepted done. So if you requested a commission from me in the last couple of weeks, I am working on it, I swear! I just have to shuffle my schedule around so I can get all of them done (and not forget anyone!).
~Finally, regarding my graphic novel project The Outcasts; I know it seems like I have not been working on it because I do not post much about it on here, but the truth is I am busier than ever. I have been writing scripts, working on character development and concepts, and trying to scrounge up enough money to buy the supplies I need to put the books together.
If you have read the chapter 1 preview for The Outcasts: Bruises (if you have not, you can read it here ---> The Outcasts comic ), you'll notice there is a LOT of backstory going on with issues present, such as Ocean's trouble with Kim, Toby's physical abuse by his mom's boyfriend, Sorah's abandonment, and the death of a very important character in the story, Shaun. I felt it would be inappropriate to start off the story without delving into these topics a bit more, so all of you who want to read the comic when it comes out have a richer experience doing so. That is where The Outcasts: Memories comes in. It will explain everything that Bruises covers, as well parts of our misfits' lives that you do not even know about yet, such how Joel and Sorah met, why Joel and Toby are so close, why Ocean is the way he is, Joel's "first time", and much more.
Also, I am re-working every page I have ever done for not only for Bruises, but for Memories as well. Yes. I am throwing out all of the work I have done so far. I know it seems like a waste: I managed to finish the inks for Bruises entirely, as well as the first story for </i>Memories</i>. Almost 200 pages down the drain. However, this is because I have improved since I started working on the project; I have gotten better at inking, proportions, colouring and expressions, not to mention I have started adding more backgrounds and edited the scripts as well. Trust me, when I am done, you will be saying, "This is WAY better! What was that shitty stuff she was drawing before?"
On top of that, I have decided to put my work towards a cause. My misfits have a story to tell, and I want everyone to listen, because I hope that what they go through can somehow help others who are dealing with similar obstacles in their lives. But getting the message out is not enough for me anymore. So, when I do publish the books, I intend for a portion of those proceeds to go to Seattle non-profit organizations and charities, such as for animals or abuse victim shelters. I want these books to be more than just entertainment or a good read; I want them to help people.
I don't know when I will actually publish the The Outcasts series, but I will do everything in my power to make sure it happens. I shall keep you updated.