Archive for September, 2011

Shrine of Frog and Snake (32 hours) – Complete

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Get this poster when you buy the print version of Fairy Ring!

Full color version

Jesus159159159 says:
September 25, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Btw, I think The Notorious WALFAS deserves proper credit on your credits page. If memory serves me correctly, he started the whole “No way, that’s impossible!” gag many eons ago. I’m pretty sure he won’t mind… BUT WE MUST ALWAYS SHOW PROPER RESPECT!!! YOU MUST SUPPLY WALFAS WITH A FREE COPY (just kidding!!)

I haven’t been paying much attention to KirbyM since he stopped most of his content creation, but I do agree that he should have some credit. He was one of my favorite creators in my early days of Toho fandom. Unfortunately, the credits page has already been finalized. I’ll send him a free copy of the book when it comes out.

Jesus159159159 says:
September 25, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Actually I have one more question. This Doujin Press thing… how much money do/will you make if you don’t mind me asking?

I get $0.80 per book sold, and I don’t pay anything to cover the cost of printing. So go and order your copy already.

Secrets of the Fairy Ring (Long Post)

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

When we play Dungeons and Dragons at my local game store, sometimes we are honored to have Erik Scott de Bie as one of our DMs. Erik is an expert on the Forgotten Realms, D&D’s most popular world, and he has co-authored the recent Neverwinter Campaign Guide and written the modules Halaster’s Lost Apprentice and The Lost Crown of Neverwinter.

My character in the current D&D Encounters season

One of the players asked Erik how he had come to write for Wizards of the Coast. Erik replied with the same advice applicable to job seekers in any field: get to know people in the industry. In Erik’s case, that meant joining online communities and attending gaming conventions.

Now it’s no secret that I plan to become a professional artist in the future, and have been spending all my free time improving my art skills because of it. But I should also be spending time getting to know people in the industry. Although my immigration status forbids me from leaving the company I currently work for, that is no excuse for not at least trying to network. Even if I can’t leave my job, I could become an elite fan artist like Justin Treadway or Souin Kuhou. (I would have to become better at drawing first, but I’m working on that.)

I decided it was time for me to meet people at conventions. The problem is, I had no portfolio to show to contacts and recruiters. All I had is my Pixiv page, a business card and a resume that shows 5 years of experience at an unrelated IT job.


Fairy Ring (COMPLETE)

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

And here we go!

Don’t like opening the pages individually? Read it on pixiv

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Fairy Ring (Take 3) – Pages 29-32

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

I am aware that “Friends don’t fight each other” is the biggest lie in Gensokyo and occurs from time to time in the real world, but gods have to be more idealistic than mortals.

An earlier version of the script had Cirno using a fake frog to trick Suwako into fighting her, because Reimu had told Cirno that all her friendships had started from a fight. But Cirno, while occasionally mean, is too pure to intentionally deceive someone, and it would have the change of heart occur offscreen.

This way, Suwako gets to pull off another “No way, that’s impossible” miracle with Cirno’s help.

When Suwako has her hat on, her blunt bangs look like the bristles on the underside of a Scrubbing Bubble.