Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Newsletter- All the Answers

All The Answers
Hello, and happy spring! Piles of news to share, so let's hop right in. Sneak Peek art, reviews, recent interviews- If you ever had a question about Dreamkeepers, odds are it's answered in here somewhere.
Before we begin, reminder- Liz and I will be at Motor City Furry Con this April- for any who can make it, we'd love to see you there!
And now, the latest Volume 4 Sneak Peek:
Next, on a whim, I posted an "Ask Me Anything" journal online. For everything you wanted to know (and so much more) here are the answers.

And now witness the ripe fruits of my stalkerish 'Type Dreamkeepers into Google' skills.
Here, a writing blog discusses the critical importance of good story starts- and uses us as an example. A positive one!
A reviewer gives a great, clear-eyed overview of the series:
And a fantastic testimonial from a reader:

To top it off we have some recent interviews to share, a written one with Sanguine Games and video review with the Webcomic Relief.

Exciting note- the Webcomic Relief is a review channel, and Dreamkeepers is on their list of upcoming features!

If you know of any other review sites you would like to see featuring Dreamkeepers, let us know- and let them know!
Topping things off, here's something I never would have thought anyone was bold enough to try- a cosplay of Scinter!

That's it for this update. Thank you to everyone for your help- none of this would be possible without your support. We're looking forward to bringing you more story soon!

Friday, March 21, 2014

V4 Sneak Peek #6: Thumbnails and Plans

Phew! My head is spinning, but we have progress to show for it. Chapter 11 pencils were finished in February, right on schedule. Our spectacular freelancers are getting the colors rolling as we speak. After one final pass on the script, Chapter 12 thumbnail sketches were completed just yesterday- this chapter is going to be a whopper, 48 pages. There were just too many exciting things happening that I didn't want to constrain.

My next big goal is to roll on the Ch. 12 pencils, and nail 'em. But before I get lost in Pencilvania, I'm knocking out some miscellaneous tasks that need to get done:

  Write a Sneak Peek update, (hello), format V3 pages for the website, post something in the art accounts, finish commissions through 28, plan and launch an online marketing campaign, do the art and programming for the Vivid Publishing website, finalize submission criteria, vacuum, cook biscotti I'm pretty excited about that, finish the art for the current Mace Prelude arc and get a que ready of Bast Prelude comics, reply to e-mails and knock out some interviews, log package and mail orders, restock shipping supplies, oh yeah taxes with a captial 'T'. Uncle Sam needs to get paid for all this.

 I'm really excited about the current run of commission I'm in- it's more art for the Quick Xyk storyline: http://dreamkeepers.deviantart.com/art/Coyote-Cantina-Desktop-182605795

 So, already, major fun. But on top of that, I've been hired to draft the narrative into an actual short story format- it's a blast so far! I'm looking forward to getting enough done that I can start sharing.