lovelovehill:

Hello everyone, we hope your summer is going well! Love Love Hill will be in the artist area table 346-347 at Otakuthon 2014! Available goods are also listed at our online store. belugachop will also be bringing her fabulous silkscreen prints! So don’t forget to drop by~
We will be sandwiched between fabulous neighbors justinwwoo and noqualitycontrol!!!

I won’t be at Otakuthon but my books will! LLH have Rose Tear and Object Memory for sale (none of the OSCP books are available though!).
PS. I’ll be hanging around the area on Sunday but I don’t have ticket to walk into the convention proper. If you want to say Hi, let me know! I’ll be at the Lolita Tea Party held off site as well.

lovelovehill:

Hello everyone, we hope your summer is going well! Love Love Hill will be in the artist area table 346-347 at Otakuthon 2014! Available goods are also listed at our online store. belugachop will also be bringing her fabulous silkscreen prints! So don’t forget to drop by~

We will be sandwiched between fabulous neighbors justinwwoo and noqualitycontrol!!!

I won’t be at Otakuthon but my books will! LLH have Rose Tear and Object Memory for sale (none of the OSCP books are available though!).

PS. I’ll be hanging around the area on Sunday but I don’t have ticket to walk into the convention proper. If you want to say Hi, let me know! I’ll be at the Lolita Tea Party held off site as well.

(via lovelovehill)

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Membership Drive for Sparkler Monthly: Year 2 | Sparkler Monthly ⇢

scotty6000:

heidiblack:

nattosoup:

caporushes:

joamettegil:

Sparkler Monthly is the new manga-magazine style publication on the block, and their publisher (Chromatic Press) presents an awesome opportunity for cartoonists whose crafts have been influenced by the Japanese comics and animation market to get paid for their work! Very few publishers respect “manga style” artists or actively look for them, so Sparkler Monthly is a huge deal in my book! They are also committed to a wide array of POC and LGBTQ+ representation in what they publish and center themselves around catering to the female gaze. I don’t think enough people know about them yet, »>clickity»> which is probably why a membership drive is necessary «<click«<! It’s totally worth it to support this! At the very least, take a quick look at their titles (comics, prose, and audio dramas) and see if you can’t find something you enjoy. They even have a section called Cherry Bomb for more saucy/sexy material, loads of subscriber exclusives, and a distro service pushing out stuff like fucking Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal books and merch. Seriously. Go there now.

(“Awake” illustration by Angela Sham)

I wholeheartedly and fully agree with everything said here! Sparkler Monthly is SO GREAT you guys! So great! I used to constantly, loudly, obnoxiously lament that something exactly like this didn’t exist— and now it does! So please, subscribe! Give a subscription as a gift, tell a friend, whatever! They’re so cool and great and think of how many cool and great people could get PAID to make COOL AND GREAT STUFF with your subscription! JUST THINK!!

Y’all know how Heidi and I talk about supporting the industry you want to work in? Sparkler Magazine is just such an opportunity. In fact, Chromatic Press is pretty much THE opportunity an American has to draw manga inspired comics in the US right now. I live on the east coast, so I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting the staff at any cons (yet), but as an east coaster with limited opportunities to see my comics printed or distributed by others, I understand how very important it is to support a publisher that’s willing to take such a big risk. OEL manga and manga influenced comics are a hard sell, and it’s only getting harder, so please consider supporting such a wonderful magazine. I just signed up for a year membership, which was really quite affordable, and I look forward to enjoying the upcoming months of comics, and look forward to being introduced to new artists.

The serious question now is do I want the standard year membership, or the super awesome VIP membership…..

Reblogging! Its only a few $$ for a month or more of comics, prose, audio dramasand podcasts from pros!

Support these awesome ladies however you can! X0

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OPEN SPACES AND CLOSED PLACES VOLUME 6 PREORDER

Preorder your copy of OSCP 6 today!

The final volume in the long running high school romance/horror comedy series will release end of August / early September.

Preorders end September 15th and will come with a special preorder-only limited edition print and a free download code for an OSCP sketch book (releasing October/November). 

The book features a 3 coloured Risograph printed cover, colour insert, and 120+ pages of comics wrapping up the story of lovesick delinquent Jirou, mysterious book-loving Oscar, and friends of animals Vivien!  Contains chapters 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13. Read the exciting conclusion! So many tears shed! Gang fights! Journey to the underworld! Blushing boys in gakuran! And so much more!

BTW, you can read parts of the comic for free on Smackjeeves, my website, or Inkblazers. (I will start updating again next week - sorry for the lack of updates TT_TT).

To commemorate the ending of the series I am releasing a couple of other goods along with the new volume.

First is a special 3-colour risograph printed box sleeve to hold all your copies of OSCP!

Box design laid flat - I will hand cut, score, and glue each box. All you have to do is secure one flap with glue or tape when you receive the box in the mail!

(PS. If you own the first printing of OSCP3 with the screenprinted cover or the mini comic issues of OSCP1 and OSCP2, they will not fit exactly into the box. Please contact me for a discounted price if you already own the older versions and want books that will fit into the box properly.)

Second is a special engraved metal pin just like the one Jirou wears on his hat given by Oscar to protect him from mysterious and evil unknown forces!



You can order these goods bundled with an OSCP6 book preorder and get special bundle discounts!

Finally, if you are new to the series and want to read everything in one go, I am offering a full volume set at a discounted price - this version doesn’t come with the special preorder print but you do get to save a couple bucks!

Check out my Bigcartel store for more information!  There are other comics for sales and other goodies like zines and original paintings!

Please reblog / tell your friends!

Thank you for all the support these years! I will write my thoughts about completing the work sometime soon!!!

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I’ve been working on the design for the box set that will hold all the books in the OSCP series! I’ve been inking them traditional with brush and G nib on a textured watercolour paper. I’m really surprised at how smooth the ink goes on especially with the nib and how the lines aren’t shaky. I’m going to try this method for the next comic I do!

BTW, if you own the first pressing of OSCP3 with the screenprinted red and green cover, it is a bit wider than the other books so it will stick out of the box set. The mini floppy issues of OSCP1 and OSCP2 (stapled books released in the very, very beginning) are most likely too tall to fit into the box too. If you already own these versions and want to get a copy of the newer printings to fit inside the book box, just drop me a mail via tumblr or my email (romanshoubu at saicoink dot com). I can offer copies to you at a discounted price and ship it along with your preorder.

Another option is I can adjust the box to be wider or taller, but keep in mind that means there will be extra space as the other books are smaller.  Well, just get in contact with me and we can figure something out. :-)

Again, sorry for the trouble! When I started the series and even when working on OSCP3 I never thought that I would get this far and make a box sleeve. >_<;; m(_ _)m

An update - I have about 30 pages left to ink. After that I have tens of pages to go over and edit - fixing errors or completely redraw. I’m on track to get this all printed by end of August but books will probably not ship until early September or the very tail end of August.

Preorder OSCP6, the final issue, here!

Preorders end on September 15th. Special bonus for preorders: a special preorder-only print and a free download high quality PDF copy of the OSCP sketchbook and memorial releasing in October/November.  The sketchbook will be a 100 pages plus of sketch comics and other bonus material collected from seven years worth of drawings and planning for OSCP.  I’ll be selling the PDF on Gumroad eventually but those who preorder will get a copy for free. :-) More info as it comes!

Hopefully I’ll have the box and button design to show sometime tomorrow (this Sunday~~). I hope I can get the files for these things sent out this week so that production can start!

Sorry all this text…. O~O TL:DR it will be awesome I swear…

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from ‘Tough Girl Gang’ - a little zine I put together in one day for the Ottawa Zine Off a couple weeks ago (held at Pressed Cafe).  Instead of ‘Susan’ - a weird character I came up with last minute because I didn’t know what to do - I should’ve drawn Priya instead (Vice President of Marie Curie in OSCP - do you still remember her?) or everyone in Oniisama e. Maybe someday I will make an Oniisama e fan zine. Who will know about it? Who will buy? huhuhuhu

It was interesting to go to a zine event! It was totally different atmosphere from what I’m used to at comic events and everyone just traded their zines. I have a whole stack from the event that I still have yet to go through. A lot of neat writing!

I’ve been working on OSCP 6 with the inking past couple weeks. An update later someday soon. I need to work on designed the box and pin this weekend as well as try to finish inking Chapter 12~~ (wishful thinking maybe).  Please visit my webstore for more information!

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OMG you were into malice mizer too!?!?!?? //cries into your armssss

Yes! I was really into Visual-kei for a long, long time, and thanks to it I got into Angura-kei and all sorts of Showesque and Taisho Romanesque things.  I guess you can say I owe some of my current aesthetic to it. :-) I used to be a big fan of Gackt when he was in MM, but now I don’t really care that much about what it is he is up to these days. I think I sold off all of his solo albums ages ago… Anyway, now I prefer Tetsu-era stuff. *talking forever about useless things*

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joshtierney:

Archaia and BOOM! have announced an October release for Spera: Ascension of the Starless! Read the full press release here.
That’s Afu Chan’s awesome cover art above. The book features a main story illustrated by Giannis Milonogiannis, Atelier Sentô, Mindy Lee, Sourya Sihachakr and Valentin Seiche, as well as short comics by Victoria Grace Elliott, saicoink and Shelly Chen, and chapter covers by Loïc Locatelli Kournwsky, Mathilde Kitteh, Thomas Rouzière, Guillaume Singelin and Guy Pascal Vallez.
The Starless Queen is plotting an invasion of Spera, and has sent the merciless General Zeal to secure its capital. Unfortunately for her, the Queen’s obsession with killing Princesses Pira and Lono — her only daughter, and the last link to a conquered kingdom — has resulted in the pair learning of her plans through captured scouts.What began for the Princesses as a hunt for treasure is now a perilous journey to warn the Speran King, leading Pira and Lono up a monster-infested mountain, through a village populated by crazed warriors, and down dark tunnels walled with madness itself.

I contributed a 12-page short story to this book. It was a challenge to work in colour! I&#8217;m looking forward to seeing the finished book and how everything prints up. It&#8217;s an honour to be in a book with so much talent!!

joshtierney:

Archaia and BOOM! have announced an October release for Spera: Ascension of the Starless! Read the full press release here.

That’s Afu Chan’s awesome cover art above. The book features a main story illustrated by Giannis Milonogiannis, Atelier Sentô, Mindy Lee, Sourya Sihachakr and Valentin Seiche, as well as short comics by Victoria Grace Elliott, saicoink and Shelly Chen, and chapter covers by Loïc Locatelli Kournwsky, Mathilde Kitteh, Thomas Rouzière, Guillaume Singelin and Guy Pascal Vallez.

The Starless Queen is plotting an invasion of Spera, and has sent the merciless General Zeal to secure its capital. Unfortunately for her, the Queen’s obsession with killing Princesses Pira and Lono — her only daughter, and the last link to a conquered kingdom — has resulted in the pair learning of her plans through captured scouts.

What began for the Princesses as a hunt for treasure is now a perilous journey to warn the Speran King, leading Pira and Lono up a monster-infested mountain, through a village populated by crazed warriors, and down dark tunnels walled with madness itself.

I contributed a 12-page short story to this book. It was a challenge to work in colour! I’m looking forward to seeing the finished book and how everything prints up. It’s an honour to be in a book with so much talent!!

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ghostspaces:

carolinenooo:

FOR SALE NOW~!!!
GOODBYE MEGU, Oleander, and VOLTAMIN are all up for sale in my storenvy!!! i’m also adding stickers real soon like probably tonight?? 
also planning on putting up prints of sadako/kayako and maybe shirts i dunno!!! lots of new stuff coming soon hopefully!!!!
»»»»»buy here«««««

MEGUZINNNNEEEEnow you can buy it!!limited quantities and i think 1/3 is sold already?go go go!

Finally everyone ahhh.I got my copy at Anime North, and it&#8217;s so great!!!

ghostspaces:

carolinenooo:

FOR SALE NOW~!!!

GOODBYE MEGU, Oleander, and VOLTAMIN are all up for sale in my storenvy!!! i’m also adding stickers real soon like probably tonight?? 

also planning on putting up prints of sadako/kayako and maybe shirts i dunno!!! lots of new stuff coming soon hopefully!!!!

»»»»»buy here«««««

MEGUZINNNNEEEE

now you can buy it!!
limited quantities and i think 1/3 is sold already?
go go go!

Finally everyone ahhh.
I got my copy at Anime North, and it’s so great!!!

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concerning the cities youll be going too,will you be selling your comics at those mini tours?

Hi! Thanks for asking about my planned mini book tour for OSCP sometime in late August / early fall to Toronto, Montreal, and New York.

I haven’t worked out the details yet, but yes, I am definitely planning to sell my books and will probably also carry a limited amount of the special pin shaped like the one Jirou wears on his hat (from Oscar!;;) and the special box sleeve.  I am looking to produce a special tour only print for people who already own all of the books!

I’m currently running a small poll to get an idea of how to shape each event. Even if you don’t want to write a lot, just by filling out the city you might be able to attend an event would really helpful for me!!!

Thanks for the support - I hope to see you there!!!! m(_ _)m

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Hey! I really love your webcomic, OSCP, the story line and the illustrations are amazing! I noticed you haven't updated OSCP chapter 7 since February, I also checked your progress on here and you're almost finished with the last chapter. Do I have to buy OSCP chapter 7-13 to continue reading and if so, where do I buy it? If not, where can I continue reading OSCP chapters 7-13?

Thank you for reading my comic! I’m sorry for not updating my Smackjeeves website since February? March??. I stored the files for the web version on a separate computer and haven’t had regular access to it.

You can purchase books from my webstore - it carries all of the books in the series including a preorder for the final volume of OSCP releasing at end of August!

I will eventually upload the rest of the chapters on Smackjeeves and Inkblazers. It will take time as I will update at most two pages a week, but you will be able to read the series in its completion online probably sometime by the end of next year or beginning of 2016.

I do appreciate purchases of the hard copies of the books as they allow me a meager amount of funds to continuing making comics, print new books, and allow me to go to events to promote my work. The comic is created with print in mind, so I still think that this is the best way to read the series. 

However, I offer the work online for free as I know there are people who don’t have the funds to buy books, and this is a story I want to share with many people. Even if you can’t afford to buy a book, please let your friends know about the comic if it was something you enjoyed. 

Anyway, I will try to try the remedy situation about the online version of OSCP sometime this week. Thank you for your patience and support!

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