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Well, hey, here’s something I can share on here that’s not Secret Book-Only Content: the cleaned-up versions of BVB pages 2 and 3 where you get the roll call for each band. Like all the page-cleanup surgeries, this was a balancing act between fixing it up and letting a lot of the weird older drawing style stay preserved.

(I AM actually going to update all the edited pages on the website, but haven’t done that yet.)

— 3 days ago with 7 notes
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Book files went to print. Oh my god oh my god.

I’m actually sort of glad I had a relatively short external deadline on this (ie: wanting to have the books for VanCAF.) If I’d had unlimited time, I would have lingered on it forever. This was a brutal few weeks of spending all my free time working on it, but it forced me to be decisive and practical about the edits I was making to the older comics. I did a heck of a lot, but only a couple of pages were totally redone. The edits were mostly for text legibility issues, plus some art tweaks where I thought various things were just wrong-looking enough to be distracting. If I’d had more time, I would have been tempted to try to redo more and more of the older pages to look like how I’d draw them now, and going too far down that path is basically a neverending spiral that prevents moving forward. I’m basically happy with the amount I did — the book is an improved version of the existing archive that cleans up the messiest of it, but it’s also essentially an honest time capsule where you see the style evolution. I think that’s appropriate for a collection of the first volume of a still-ongoing series. If this was something like one self-contained graphic novel, then that’s another thing entirely and the stylistic consistency from start to finish would have been a bigger deal.
WHEW. Now, on to the other parts of the project — but when I get home from work today, I may sleep for a hundred years first.

— 4 days ago with 22 notes
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I spent my lunch hour today making an actual-size printed and folded book cover mockup! I think this book’s going to be a pretty cute object, if I do say so myself.

— 1 week ago with 26 notes
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adaloveslace:

ive been wearing a lot of black lately. feeling a lil more turps than honey these days

Daaamn! This is great!

adaloveslace:

ive been wearing a lot of black lately. feeling a lil more turps than honey these days

Daaamn! This is great!

— 1 week ago with 41 notes
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HOLY CRAP, THE BOOK HAS COVERS. This was the biggest missing piece of the puzzle for the longest time here — it took me ages to decide on a concept that seemed right. The cover is such a big deal — it has to represent the tone of the whole thing in one punch. I also knew I didn’t want to do something that looked like a standard comic cover — y’know, with the title across the top, and a large image that looks like either a scene from the comic or a group shot of the cast. This may not turn out to be 100% final, but I think it’s at least 95%+

I’ve still got a lot of work to do as I get into the insane home-stretch getting it ready for print…but it’s so exciting to see it getting more and more real. Wheeeeeeee!

— 2 weeks ago with 24 notes
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Eeee, I’m so looking forward to making dolls after the book’s done! I just found out that the two custom-request ones from the kickstarter are gonna be Foxy and Domme, and there are gonna be a few Turpentines…so, clearly, I need to also build an Arsenic while I’m at it so I can photograph the four of them together before they get shipped out.

— 2 weeks ago with 5 notes
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Rebuilding this comic page: complete! It’s not an exact copy of the original, but that’s ok.
I always liked Honey’s outfit in this one. I can’t believe I haven’t had her wear that “bunny!” shirt again yet.

Rebuilding this comic page: complete! It’s not an exact copy of the original, but that’s ok.

I always liked Honey’s outfit in this one. I can’t believe I haven’t had her wear that “bunny!” shirt again yet.

— 2 weeks ago with 12 notes
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Tonight: getting the single most tedious thing in the book prep OVER WITH: re-inking and coloring the one comic page from the archive where the original high-res file is lost forever. There was just no other way to repair it and get a good enough result.

It’s this one, by the way - and the extra kick in the pants is that it’s one where I was pretty happy with the original.

I still really like this little thing where Honey Hart greets Damon in this friendly, polite way but calls him the wrong name and she’s totally probably subconsciously thinking about The Picture Of Dorian Gray.

— 2 weeks ago with 7 notes
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Oh heyyyy, it’s the weird scratchy FIRST EVER Band Vs. Band page remastered for the book! The early ones had such an odd look — I’m mostly trying not to totally redo them, but this is the one that needed a total re-inking due to the horrible line quality on the original. I tried to keep it basically true to its loose, rubbery style.

Also: I think deflating four tires so Honey will miss a gig is maybe the single most straight-up villainous act that Turpentine’s ever done! I mean, it’s not the most destructive thing she’s ever done in general, but this first act of antagonism we see her do towards Honey is pretty much her meanest (even if the actual motive was just wanting to have a band fight).

This is so representative of how BVB isn’t quite a universe with a continuity reset button, and characters change somewhat (and not just how they’re drawn.)

— 3 weeks ago with 16 notes
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So, this gained an extra winner spot every time the Kickstarter unlocked another goal, and ended up with five.
Congratulations, @bright-orange-chair, @garbotrash, @a-social-construct, @theinclinedplane, and @ocicatsy-in-space! You win stickers, and a little sketch from me. I’ll contact you to get mailing addresses (or: if you see this, send me a tumblr ask/mail thing with your info. If you also backed the kickstarter for something mailable, and just want this included in the same package, let me know)(and hey, sorry everyone who came close enough to show up in this screenshot, but not close enough. Tough break!)

So, this gained an extra winner spot every time the Kickstarter unlocked another goal, and ended up with five.

Congratulations, @bright-orange-chair, @garbotrash, @a-social-construct, @theinclinedplane, and @ocicatsy-in-space! You win stickers, and a little sketch from me. I’ll contact you to get mailing addresses (or: if you see this, send me a tumblr ask/mail thing with your info. If you also backed the kickstarter for something mailable, and just want this included in the same package, let me know)
(and hey, sorry everyone who came close enough to show up in this screenshot, but not close enough. Tough break!)

— 3 weeks ago with 5 notes
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