Tarkhan Skullkiller - rewards sent!
Published by Suisei at 23/07/2020 à 15h45
Updated by Suisei at 23/07/2020 à 10h46
Today, I announce that the Tarkhan Skullkiller campain rewards to be delivered by post are all sent! :D
For those who are waiting for their parcels this way, it's time to keep an eye on your mailbox. You should receive it within a few days. ^^
When you receive it, don't hesitate to let me know by a private message, an email, or on Discord, with a picture of your acquisitions if you want.
About the friends from Drink'N'Draw Paris, as the bar still hasn't opened, we'll find a solution to meet when I come back from holidays to deliver the rewards to you. In the meantime, your rewards are waiting in the warmth of my home. :)
Speaking of vacations, I warn you that I'm leaving from July 25 to August 10 in a hole with no Internet or phone network. I will therefore be unreachable during this period and I will not be able to process any order placed on the store until I return.
It's still the same lake and the same forest. It's nice to be in this little corner of nature. :)
That's all for the news.
Have a nice week-end and see you soon! =)
Tarkhan Skullkiller - Comic books are arrived!
Published by Suisei at 19/07/2020 à 15h45
I've got some big news for you. The comic books of Tarkhan Skullkiller have arrived! :D
And don't forget the fanarts gallery at the end!
So all I have to do now is draw the signed sketches and send the rewards!
The comic will soon be in your hands! :D
I will give priority to the rewards that will have to be sent by la Poste. I will manage to send them before I go on holiday. As for the rewards to be hand delivered to the friends of Drink'N'Draw Paris we'll see on my return if the bar has reopened. If not, we'll find an alternative solution.
Other news, I opened a fanarts gallery on the Tarkhan Skullkiller's website, so you can find the illustrations of the Drink'N'Draw Paris friends. If you want to publish a fanart here, it's always possible, just contact Suisei through contact form or on Discord.
To view this gallery when you are on the Tarkhan Skullkiller's website, just open the Illustrations menu and click on Fanarts.
I also took the opportunity to open a gallery gathering our illustrations, those of Marialexie and mine, available at this page. This gallery is also accessible through the Illustrations menu.
That's all for today.
Have a nice Sunday and see you soon! =)
Tarkhan Skullkiller is being printed!
Published by Suisei at 15/07/2020 à 15h45
Today I'm here to announce that the comic book Tarkhan Skullkiller is being printed! :D
If all goes well, the comic books should be delivered at home by the end of the week. I'm really looking forward to holding it and showing it to you. :)
On Monday, I also picked up the prints for your rewards at the printer's.
So, next week-end I'll work on signed sketches and next week I'll send the packages.
That's all for today.
Take care and see you very soon! =)
Drink'N'Draw Tarkhan Skullkiller
Published by Suisei at 29/06/2020 à 15h45
And here is a list of all the themes for the next two months.
This time, it will be your turn to take the pencil to draw barbarians, wizards, dragons and other skeletons! :p
Your contributions will be published in a gallery dedicated to fanarts at the end of the comic book, so if you feel like doing a little auto promotion by showing us your talents, now's your chance! :D
I will also open a fanarts section on the website where you will can find your illustrations.
You can send your contributions to the Drink'N'Draw Paris email: email@example.com.
For information, the comic book will be printed in black and white. So if you put colors, they will appear in grayscale. On the other hand, for the online version, you can put as many colors as you want. :D
To stay in the practical info, the bar where we usually draw is still closed and no opening date has been announced yet, so in the meantime we continue to draw online on Aggie.io discussing on Discord on Wednesdays from 8pm. For those who would just like to watch, the collective drawing session will also be streamed on Twitch.
Of course, contributions made outside of this online session are accepted while they are delivered before July 8th.
Since the comic book has not yet arrived in your hands, it is natural that you are not yet familiar with the characters, so I put some references here. You can enlarge the pictures with a right click and by opening them in new tabs.
Of course, the first 20 pages of the comic book still available for free reading on the website can help you too. :)
You will note that in the list of themes for the next two months one of the boxes has been left black.
Indeed, one of the members of Drink'N'Draw Paris, Khali, left us suddenly and far too young recently. é_è
We are therefore dedicating a theme to her as a tribute.
That's all for the news of the day.
Take care and let's meet again on Wednesday. :)
Tarkhan Skullkiller: back cover finished
Published by Suisei at 23/06/2020 à 15h45
Today I'm posting this news to show you the illustration of the back cover which is finished too! :D
And this is how it will look like on the comic book.
So the whole part of creation and realization of the comic book id finished. Now I have just few editorial things to do while waiting for the last contributors' answers for their reward options and the last fanarts for the gallery at the end of the comic book.
It was a big adventure during which I have learned and perfected a lot of things. :D
I filled a whole archive binder and my hard drives with this comic book. x)
While waiting to send the comic book to print, I'll be able to come back and deal with Tipeee and Patreon. :D
Yes, the Ululers were not the only patrons during this adventure, there were also the Tipeee's and Patreon's patrons who contributed each month to make possible the release of this comic book. So we thank them very much! :D
I will translate the comic (for Patreon) and format the pages to deliver them to the patrons in the following days and weeks.
Finally, there will be no free publication for Tarkhan pages beyond page 20. The following pages will be published exclusively for Ulule contributors and patrons as well as any other purchaser of the comic book.
Once all the tasks related to Ulule completed, I will propose a new version of the Tipeee and Patreon pages, with a content more adapted to my activities and simpler. Like many artists, I got a bit fooled by proposing content that required extra work to my usual activities (namely my comics and software development). I was not able to do everything when I was unemployed, so now that I've found a full-time job, it's going to be even more complicated.
So, in the next version, I'm going to do something simpler and more relevant.
I will remove unnecessary content that slows down my main activities and add in the rewards content relating to an activity that I had previously excluded from crowdfunding, even though it takes up a large part of my time: software development, which includes the Péguy project, a graphic software that has already helped me a lot in the creation of my own comics and that I will eventually propose as a web application, my game projects as well as a comic book platform project, already in progress, adapted to the needs of my friends.
I realized that the news would be too long if I get into the details, so I'll tell you about it next time.
Have a nice week and see you soon! :D
Tarkhan Skullkiller, the pages of the comic book are finished!
Published by Suisei at 17/06/2020 à 15h45
Today I post this news to announce you that the pages of the comic book Tarkhan Skullkiller are FINISHED! :D
Yes, I gave in to the temptation to use nutty gif. :p
I'm currently finishing the illustration for the back cover. It will be finished this weekend. :D
Here is the progress of the work. As you can see, I make a color version of Tarkhan's illustration in black and white that you can choose for your prints. ^^
The print layout of the front cover, on the other hand, is finished and will look like this.
So the comic will be printed very soon and we thank you again with all our heart, because it is thanks to you, dear contributors, that this has been possible. :D
I have already sent a small mail to contributors who have not yet indicated their choice of counterparty options.
I say already because I'm lazy about writing emails. If I announce first that I'm going to send one, it might take a long time, so this time I did it before writing this news. That way it doesn't drag on any longer. x)
I indicated that the deadline for responding was July 1st, 2020. Once this date has passed, we will choose the visuals for the prints and the characters for the signed sketches provided with the comic book for contributors who have not expressed a wish. Don't panic, we won't send you the illustration of naked Tarkhan in the river if you haven't explicitly requested it. x)
Yes, that illustration there.
I'm actually quite surprised at how many times it has been selected. I hope you've noticed that the emoticon will be removed on the print. x)
Now, I go back to my markers and thank you again !
Have a nice day and see you soon! :D
Tarkhan Skullkiller : screentones finished!
Published by Suisei at 09/06/2020 à 15h45
Updated by Suisei at 08/06/2020 à 21h38
Today I'm posting this news to announce you that I've finished put the screentones and the sound effects on the comic book Tarkhan Skullkiller ! :D
Screentones: greyscales based on dot patterns.
There's gonna be some fighting in this comic book. :p
I have almost finished to work on the comic page.
There's just one step left and I propose you to do it together on Twitch, next Friday, June 12, 2020 at 8pm. :)
What is this step?
These are the speed and shock effects that are often simulated by lines in manga. You can see some of them on the some pages published online.
Then why do I want to show you this step?
Well, I'm not going to do it by hand or use any software available from the market.
I'm going to use a little software called Péguy that I programmed myself and that I've been using for a little while now and that I continue to develop.
This software doesn't generate only speed lines. It also allows you to generate perspective stone walls and other stuff. :p
The session on Twitch will be the occasion to make you discover Péguy, what it already can do and also introduce the features under development.
You can of course take the opportunity to ask your questions in the Twitch chatbox or on the Discord vocal chat. :)
To be honest, once Tarkhan is finished, I will spend the summer working on this software project in order to make the new features available for next fall. I think I have many advantages to take from this tool given the services it has already provided me. :)
Have a nice week and see you Friday!