Firstly, there was a question in the comments about alternative places and forms to find the Devil's Cake books:
And now on to STATUS UPDATE:
I have completed the thumbnails for the rest of chapter 20 and all of 21. They took a while because they had to double as homework and needed an extra step of polishing at the end. (And I have been super careful and attentive to developing the story and flow of this chapter, utilizing all my new skills!) But they are ready for pencils!
Further delay due to:
-I START A JOB THIS WEEK! YAAAY! So, I will be getting used to that this week.
-Devil's Cake is still being double checked by a lovely careful beautiful editor of mine.
-I tweaked my drawing arm while doing the yoga, but it's 75% back to normal, and will be good to go for comic work soon!
The plan is still to post in bundled updates. Their average page count will be 3-4 pages per update. As to nailing down update times... may prove to be difficult. The plan, as of now, is to recommend you keep an eye on the @DevilsCakeComic on twitter account Laengine.tumblr for notification. Updates are theoretically planned to happen every week to week and a half. (BUT I HAVE TO SEE HOW WORK GOES @_@).
But the good new is that since the thumbnails are so polished, the art part should just be making everything pretty, and pretty fast. I remain optimistic about getting this chapter out before September.
As always, Thank you for you patience and support,
And I should see you in a bit!!
OUT OF SCHOOL!
I have been preparing the outline for the next chapter and divvying out how the chapter updates will go this summer.
Since I am beginning a new chapter, I am going through the ritual of reviewing the story thus far and gathering my plot bunnies from far and wide so that they may be unleashed upon an unsuspecting readership. I did get a degree of writing lessons during the winter from school, mentorship, and other resources, so I am looking forward to putting those to good use and making the best arch possible.
The pages will be updated in bundles, they are varying in size from scene to scene (the first is 3, the second update will be 7, etc.) So, as for update days, I can't really layout a schedule until I have a work schedule in place. Which should be soon.
So the plan is, I will figure out the date for the updates. and post them at the bottom of the previous update (yes, taking my cues from hussie, again XP).
The bundled updates lead to more coherent and memorable storytelling chunks for you<3
I hope to nail down a day job and only have one workshop for school this summer. So I plan on some good 'ol quality time with some rich, dark, Devil's Cake during these summer months!
Will notify you of the 1st update day soon!
Status report and Books on Ka-blam
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I am still alive, just been buried in school work and job applications (if you guys know of any part time positions in Toronto, let me know, btw.)
So, I am in flux until either/or are settled, and that will be after April 13th, for sure, when school finishes for the summer. At that time I will be able to return to work on Devil's Cake pages.
Now, If you will direct your attention to the 'Books' link in the menu bar, Devil's Cake has been returned to Ka-Blam's print on demand service, Indy Planet. The books are slick, there are ebooks for Volume 2, and Volume 3.
This change has come as a result of Lulu's last print run being of poor quality and also Amazon seemed to be selling books without showing me any profit from them... >>;;<<... shady. Ka-blam is higher quality printing for lower cost and more profit to your's truly.
Meanwhile, I have been trying to sneak Devil's Cake into my school projects, and trying to post the particularly interesting results from my homework on my Tumblr. (As to the mini-comic I completed, it contains spoilers. I have to run it past some eyes to decide whether to offer it for sale at this time or not.
I'm afraid I am only able to check in on this site occasionally, I sorely miss the good 'ol boy, and you guys! Looking forward to rejoining you in April. I have been waiting to draw up this next arch for, literally, years. Summer will be grande!
If you need anything, please refer to the social media links in the menu bar.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
Back to organic updates
School is back in session with a vengeance, so I work on Devil's Cake when I can (and sneak it into school projects ;) So we are back to Organic Updates until next May or so. This means I update when I have a page and notify you via the Devil's Cake Twitter.
Thank you for your patience and support!
Meanwhile: The books arrived at my abode back in the states: http://laengine.tumblr.com/post/99766469650/reports-of-the-books-arrival-at-my-house-in-the
They are SHINEY...LITERALLY.
I am looking forward to getting back there for the holidays, signing, sketching, attaching a bonus something, and shipping those pretty books out to you!