Monday, May 20, 2019

July Couchcon & Commission Prices


We got some great VIVID VAULT ideas! The final challenges to unlock the VAULT will be announced in June.

Though we can’t make Anthrocon, we will be running Couchcon online- bigger and better than ever, launching Friday July 5th. http://www.vividpub.com/couchcon



Some of our Couchcon vendors are plotting tempting sales for the event, and we can preview the number and price of our planned commission slots:

(1) Full color, full background, unlimited characters commission $350
(1) Full background, unlimited characters polished pencil lineart commission $180
(2) Color added to any previous lineart commission $150
(2) 1-3 characters, no background, polished pencil lineart $150
(3) Single character polished lineart $100
(10) Quick Sharpie Doodles, single character $5

Also, SKOM is returning for Couchcon. But instead of Sketch of the Month, it will be Sketch of the Many. Every Mastermind backer will submit an idea in June, and every idea will be created as a quick sharpie doodle. We’ll put the ideas to a vote, and complete the winner as a pencil drawing.


Sketch of the Many will only happen once or twice a year- the Monthly Vivid Poll is our new every-month art generator. This month, Commanding Vote backers chose to have us finish the Vi animation cycle.

She’s almost ready to show off- thanks for the great direction everyone, more announcements and art to come.

Monday, May 6, 2019

The Furry Fix for Divisiveness: BLOCKLISTS

Our latest article, trending again on Bleeding Fool. This one covers the truth behind the "Altfurry Blocklist."

Victim testimonials are hands-down the best part of the piece, some of them floored me:

https://bleedingfool.com/furry/the-furry-fix-for-divisiveness-blocklists/

I couldn't cover everyone- if you know of a person wrongfully targeted by this list, mention them in the article's comment section.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

VIVID VAULT- Brainstorm Challenge



One show you can enjoy during Vivid’s July Couchcon- watching VAULT contestants.

There’s a locked Vault at Anthrocon, filled with Vivid Publishing goodies for the readers who can open it.

But to receive parts of the code, Anthrocon attendees must complete certain… challenges.
Once proof is posted online of their achievements, they unlock another clue to the code.

There will be at least seven challenges. But now for the fun part:

What are they?

Well what would you like to see, fellow internet?

Suggest life-altering hijinks for contestents to perform, live at Anthrocon.

It’s a group of determined people at the world’s second biggest furry convention. Let your imagination run wild- let’s make it fun for contestants, and fun for us, the studio audience.

Comment below with challenge brainstorms.

If we use your idea, I’ll mail you a copy of something from The Vault.

I’m looking forward to Couchcon.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Heavy Metal meets Cyberpunk: The Sprawl



Welcome to Tartarus.

Not the utopia colonists hoped for. Instead a hard, frozen planet that supports but one tangled bloom of habitable metropolis: The Sprawl.

I picked up The Sprawl Log:01, by Snowdon, from Ringtail Cafe Productions. I like having a book in my hand- and this is a fun one.

Sci-Fi and dark horror converge with visual mastery to create a compelling read. Mystery, sex, carnage, and an inscrutable orb took me on an enjoyable ride through a scenario reminiscent of John Carpenter’s The Thing. The art is gritty yet colorful, and I’m especially impressed by the layout style. The paneling comes off as slick and appealing, but always reads clearly.

If you’d like to buckle in for the ride, enjoy on Katbox, or go straight for the real deal with a book.

I hear the next issue of The Sprawl is nearing print, so now is a good time to hop on board and discover another noteworthy creator-owned graphic novel. I’m looking forward to seeing what comes of this series, and where Snowdon goes from here!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Vi Mk III animation cycle concept progress


The Monthly Vivid Poll brings us some animated Vi action for April:

Backers enjoy on Patreon, or if you don't like that platform, NewProject2 gives us better rates:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/vi-mk-iii-cycle-26380215
https://newproject2.com/vivid/vi-mk-iii-animation-cycle-black-white/

It's in our posting queue to share with the public eventually.  I'm hoping we'll have the opportunity to add color & finishing effects to this, but it was great to try out some new techniques regardless.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

This weekend- Couchcon


Skip the line- first Couchcon is this weekend!




Our dealers go live online with everything you can dream of. Some of them are running special weekend discounts.

We're going to offer some special stuff too:

Commission slots (Ranging from $180-$5), hand-painted figurine sets, Troika patches and keychains, buttons, original pencil art, Vivid Publishing Sketchbooks, and more- but quantities are limited.

Free bookmark included with every order.

And we will be cracking open a case of Skirmish games to be available for sale during Couchcon. Everything will go live in our online store this Thursday night, before midnight.

Thank you to everyone enjoying the story, and helping us carry on. We're excited to bring you more- new Volume 5 page coming to Patreon and Dark Market backers tomorrow.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Couchcon


Do you ever feel like you’re missing out by missing conventions?

Not anymore. Vivid’s hosting an online convention in 2019- COUCHCON.


Everything we offer at conventions will be available to you. Skirmish games will be coming back in stock exclusively during Couchcon along with other Vivid merchandise- buttons, sew-on patches, bookmarks, commissions, you name it.

And it’s not limited to Dreamkeepers!

Artists who have missed out on convention space are comin’ to Couchcon.

We’re testing it out April 12-15 with me and possibly a few others. We’ll launch it again during Anthrocon, July 4-7. and we’ll be bringing in big-name dealers like M&T Comics. His 18 years of dealing at Anthrocon was terminated by staff this year- but you can find Big Mike at Couchcon! Any artists who want a dealer’s table in Couchcon, get in touch.

Miss the lines- don’t miss the fun.

See you at Couchcon.