Strip Search & Friends: Elimination Home Edition
TONIGHT 11pm EST LIVE on YouTube
After the event has aired, the recorded video of the session will be available for those who missed the stream. Tune in, chat, cheer, and laugh as six young artists get whipped into shape in an elimination challenge battle royale.
Welp, I guess I know what I’m doing tonight!
Edit: I’ve just been informed it’s 8pm PST, which is 11pm EST. Sorry for the confusion!
William & Penrose Na’Melorra
The twins Na’Melorra were the source of much grief for Théo as children, stemming from a fierce rivalry between him and Penrose over Molly’s friendship. Their fights were frequent and often imbalanced, with Pen trumping Théo in age and size, but the tension faded over time after Molly moved away and Pen stopped growing.
Now 18, Will and Pen help their parents run their shop. The Na’Melorras are clothiers by trade, the knack for which William inherited the lion’s share, but Pen has a head for numbers and helps with the business side of things.
Due to the secluded nature of the valley, the latest trends in fashion always arrive months past their prime, so the family has had little luck doing business outside of Rivervale. Trade with Lakeside is very lucrative, however, as they can offer stylish clothes for less than it would cost to import in fabrics better suited to the valley’s climate. They also have a major client in Molly’s aunt, Dame Bellefleur, whose wardrobe is comprised almost entirely of bespoke garments made by William.
Will and Pen’s grandparents immigrated from a country that is almost as much jungle as it is desert. Their parents had an arranged marriage, but are fairly nontraditional themselves and don’t expect their children to do the same. While William prefers modern fashions, Pen dresses for comfort and prefers the loose, draping clothes of her grandparents’ homeland.
They own a tawny dwarf cat named Daisy.
The Volume Zero Kickstarter has surpassed its seventh stretch goal with ten days remaining! Learn more about the Kickstarter and what you can receive for supporting the project here.
Introduced two new characters over on my TCF blog earlier today!
Here’s my 2nd year Calarts film!
OH MY GOSH, ACTUALLY THE MOST PRECIOUS THING IN THE UNIVERSE WOW
What a beautiful piece of animation!
More ARCHIVIST slots opened, new stretch goals added!
Hey guys! We’ve got a little less than two weeks to go, and I’ve been hard at work thinking of new stretch goals to fill in the space for the campaign’s end game and making progress on the book content! The new stretch goals are as follows:
- 65k - In addition to expanding the PATRON tier again, I’ve added a bookmark to be included in all reward tiers of $25 and up!
- 70k - A new 1” button for all tiers of $35 and up. The design will be revealed when the goal is met.
- 75k - A high resolution PDF booklet of printable dress-up paper dolls featuring main and supporting characters for ALL backers! These will be based off the costume design sketches I’ve been working on lately, and will include a PSD file for anyone who wants to design their own outfits for the TCF characters.
I’ve also increased the $75 ARCHIVIST slots by 50 by popular demand, so if you missed out on backing for the Kickstarter exclusive print, now’s your chance! We’re also super close to the next stretch goal of 60k, which will expand the mini-print pack by two (for a total of five prints) and add two more spots at the MAGE and APOTHECARY levels.
You guys continue to amaze me, thank you so much for your support!
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From left to right we have: Lexxy, Erika, Monica and Maki
If you don’t know what Strip Search is, it’s a reality show for cartoonists created by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins of Penny Arcade fame. You can watch it HERE! I highly recommend it, it’s pretty darn great!
Sweet mother of fanart, Batman, this is awesome! Look at these cuties!!
The artist does great work, and has quite a bit of Homestuck stuff, which I know some of you will really like. Go forth and browse!
I’ve finally begun thumbnailing the first pages of the comic, which is a HUGE mile marker for me, and the first major step towards getting things ready for launch! I don’t want to reveal anything from the pages just yet, but I also doodled a bunch of Mollies which I thought I might share. I really like drawing yawns.
Things have slowed down a little on the Kickstarter front, but due to popular demand, I’d like to open up more Patron level spots for people who want artist editions. As such, I’ve shoehorned a new stretch goal in at 65k to expand that tier by another 50.
I’m still wrapping up other work, but I should have works in progress to share from the book and other reward tiers very soon. As always, thank you all so much for your ongoing support!
I rarely write about politics on this blog (or ever), but every once in a while something comes up that I feel merits an exception.
While Obama is likely to veto this iteration of CISPA if it makes it past the Senate, your representatives need to know you don’t approve of them trying to find ways to bypass privacy policies and compromise your personal information on the internet. We don’t have the support of many major technology companies this time, because the bill is written to absolve them of legal responsibility. Real big of you, guys.
If you’re a US citizen, e-mail your Senators. Tell them why they shouldn’t vote in favor of it, or simply inform them of your opposition as a citizen whose concerns they are supposed to be representing. If you have time, look into how your House of Representatives voted and drop them a line as well. I’m sure those who opposed the bill would appreciate your support, and those who voted to pass it deserve an earful.
You might also remind your representatives they have other, more important things to worry about than supposed Chinese cyber threats, like oh, I don’t know… the economy? The shabby state of this country’s healthcare? Civil rights? Female reproductive freedom? Gun control? Take your pick, the list goes on.
There’s also a Change.org petition you can sign, and spreading the word is never a bad idea, but the most reliable way to make your voice heard is to contact members of congress directly.
Only one week in, and you guys have completely shattered the estimate I had for the entire campaign! The project is currently 655% funded, and shows no sign of stopping anytime soon.
Here’s a run-down of what has been accomplished so far:
- The first five stretch goals have been met, and we’re less than $1k away from the sixth!
- Buttons, sticker sheets, and brass luna bee pins have been unlocked for various backer tiers.
- Two additional comic pages have been added to the total that will be available to read at launch on July 1st with a third on the way, which means there will be a minimum of seven pages posted when the comic starts running!
With the way things are going, I will be able to accomplish so much more than delivering an art book and launching my comic. Your generosity has raised me up from living job to job, setting my own projects and ideas aside so I can make ends meet, to being able to make a living creating and delivering my own original content. This is something I saw myself being able to do in 10 years, maybe even 5 on an optimistic day; not one month.
Thank you so much for all the support you’ve shown my project so far. I look forward to giving it all back, tenfold!
If you haven’t gotten a chance to check it out yet, you can find my Kickstarter campaign here!
Strip Search Episode 14: In which there are many feels.