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Just a heads up ~ Radio Comix (Smudge’s Publisher for BMI, Ebin & May, Liberty from Hell) is having a big clearance sale.



Super End of Summer Warehouse Blowout Sale on the Radio Comix Online store!

It’s too hot to do inventory, and we wanna clear out some boxes from storage so you get bargains galore! Discounts from 15%-50% on comics, graphic novels, back issues and more! Everything from furry to anthro to manga to yaoi to adult, every genre is on sale!


If you ever wanted to get your hands on hard copies of these, now’s the time to do it. ^.^

smudgedragon: watercolor of dragon cleaning its magic pearl (Spit & Polish)

Mirrored from Smudge Marks & Engel Werks.

Been fighting some pretty bad depression this last couple of months. A lot of it revolves around stress over money, or lack there of. But no small part is also due to my allergies and this past winter flu season. The flu shot this year did not help. To fight it, I’ve been nose deep in busy-work.

Currently I’m stalled with SM-EW due to a delay in Sunnyvale sending us our business license. Without that, we can’t get the DBA. And without both of them we can’t set up the bank account. And everything else revolves around getting the bank account. GRRRR! Maybe complaining about it here will mean it’ll show up in the mail today.

I’ve also been busy coloring an older, unpublished project for a new outlet. It’ll be a 4 issue, roughly 12 pages, bi-monthly comic called “To Kill a Dragon” (working title, org. “Hand of the Dragon”). Right now, I’m coloring page 13 of the first issue. Will post some sample pages once I get the re-lettering in. While I still need to rewrite the ending (was unhappy with the first version), all the other art and writing is done. It just needs a little more polishing and some color. Only problem with this is that it’s really beating on my hand. After about an hour, I am really feeling it. This is all being done digitally. I guess me and pure digital art just don’t mix. But I will see this through, one page at a time. I have no idea how good, bad, or indifferent this will do. But if I don’t try something new I can’t move forward. After all, all the old ways and channels are no-longer working. Adapted or die time.

I’m also deep in getting the illos done for the novella I’ll be PODing soon. Hopefully, I’ll have a couple I can post online soon for all to see. I’m nervous and excited about it all at the same time. Nervous mostly because it’s had very few beta readers, and as par typical, they were good with basic edits, but not much useful criticism. I miss Gerald. He’d rip my stories to shreds, making the paper bleed red. I have yet to find a beta reader who would do the same. So, I’m sending this off into the wilds hoping I’ve prepared it for the best that any one person can, praying that others like it as well. After all, I’m pretty fond of Warrior and Keeper at this point.

So where does this leave Ebin & May? Kind of up in the air actually. I need to focus on stuff that has the possibility of making some income. At this point Ebin & May has no chance of ever doing that. I do want to finish it, but if I have to make the choice of working on a project that can bring some much needed income in vs. one that has none, guess which gets pushed tot he bottom of the “to do” pile. There’s a lot more here than I can really go into nor talk about. For now, Ebin & May has to be squeezed in around the edges and that’s the best it’s going to get unless something radically changes.

One of the other ‘projects’ I’ve been trying to work on is getting my bicycle repaired. It seriously needs some TLC, but the money has been lacking and this whole house (including myself) suffers from “we’ll get to it later” syndrome. Today, I finally got off my butt and went down to the hardware store and bought a single inner-tube and a bike pump. It was all I could afford atm. But it will allow me to check that I have the wheel size correct. Maybe next month I’ll have enough to buy a second tube. After that, new road tires (the ones currently on the bike are permanently pancaked on one side), a new chain, headlights (they ticket you mightily if you don’t have them around here come dusk), and a cheep bike rack so that I can use it instead of the van to get groceries and stuff. Should get the seat and shifter looked at, but those are much more low priority things compared to the wheels and chain.

Anyway, that’s all I can really go into at this time. Lots of things happening behind the scene that I can’t talk about, unfortunately. But I am trying to forge ahead.

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Ebin and May has updated!

Hey-ho! your favorite Radio web-monkey here. Just wanted to give folks a heads up that I'll be doing some site maintenance on Ebin & May over the weekend. So if you hit the site and things seem a little off-kilter, don't panic. It's just me doing my Web-monkey thing. ^.^

Carry on!

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Ebin and May has updated!

And Houman is officially on the warpath. ... like he wasn't already.

This is the only page for this week, and I'm taking next week off to work on the next chapter script and get caught up with other Radio work. No rest for the weary!

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Ebin and May has updated!

That is one maaaad tiger!

oh - and in other news, one of my other comics, Liberty from Hell just went live on Comics Plus mobile app the other day. I've been working my bum off rescanning and lettering the entire book so that we could present it in the original sepia toned color that it was painted in. While I freely admit the title is not for everyone, I'm still dang proud of it as a story.

More info about it HERE.

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Ebin and May has updated!

15 minutes to midnight still counts as posting on Tuseday, right?

>.>

<.<

>.>

Been having fun diagnosing tech issues all day which meant I had to start the art for this page latter than I would have liked. Never did fix the tech issue. But the art got done so 1 outta 2 ain't bad.

^.^

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Ebin and May has updated!

Well, still under the weather but doing well enough to get the next page done and out the door.

Been watching Mad Men while I was resting. Good series, but definitely written by guys @.@

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Ebin and May has updated!

Dang those pesky magi, for putting up those pesky wards! How's a scout support to get his job done with those littering the woods. Never mind the last thing that Valkyn and Rani want is for scouts to be spying on them...

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Ebin and May has updated!

Wow- these past 2 weeks have been busy, busy, busy! Mostly trying to get one of my other titles, Liberty from Hell, ready for digital distribution. This ended up being a lot more work than I was initially expecting since I had lost all of my original working files. So I had to rescan and re-letter everything from scratch. But the results were so worth it, as this new edition will present the art in the original sepia-tone washes. I also did a new cover for it too!

But now that's all uploaded and outta my hands so that I can focus back onto Ebin & May. Weeee!

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Ebin and May has updated!

Hazzah! The last page of this chapter!

I'm loving all the comments about Fluffwiena and her character arc. Thank you so much for a wonderful discussion from all of you.

Sorry for not posting last week. Life kept interrupting. Sometimes for bad, but sometimes for good too. Bad part was my allergies really kicked into high gear and there were a few days I just could not get out of bed. This is, unfortunately, is kind of common for me this time of year. Good part is that my Brother, who I have not seen in the flesh for a couple of years, dropped by one day and we spent the day catching up. It was great to see him again.

Anyways - this will be the only posting for this week as I set up for the next chapter, then it's back to the typical Tuesday-Thrusday schedule with a little luck! Enjoy!

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Ebin and May has updated!

Wow - I'm really slipping on my updates again. Sorry. Allergy season is in full swing here again. Looks to be a bumper crop of ragweed this year. And it's messing with my head. So at least for the next couple of weeks, expect sporadic and late updates. I will do the best I can to stay on schedule, but there are just going to be days I need to rest and there's no getting around it. But I wanted to give you guys far warning.

Also - thanks so much for the witty comments on the last few pages. It's awesome to see such positive reaction to Fluffwiena's character arc. While I haven't been able to respond to each, I do read them all and am very touched by each of them. Thank you so much!

Onwards!

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Ebin and May has updated!

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

Princesess Fluffwiena; Champion Table Flipper.

Oh come on, you could see this coming a mile a way. But she really did need to blow off some steam.

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Ebin and May has updated!

And there goes May, always trying to be the diplomat. ^.^

Better late than never for this page, eh? ^.^

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Ebin and May has updated!

What?!? You mean the indoor riding arena's actually used for riding? Who would have thought....

Work has been ... interesting as of late. Have another sinus infection (almost a constant state with me) and this one is really screwing with my vision. So work at art and the computer has been slooooooooow. Trying to get back on top of things now that the pressure has gone down a bit so my eyes can focus for longer than 5 minutes. Have also been doing lots of things behind the scenes that I can't talk about yet. Can't wait till I can though. ^.^

Oh! And a quick note: I just found out that Ebin & May has been added to 2012 Ursa Major's Recommended Reading List. Not an award, but still awesome!

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Ebin and May has updated!

Sorry for the late page guys. Totally my bad. Just getting swamped with RL stuff that I'm hoping will clear up soon. Next page will likely go up Friday due to what-all.

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Ebin and May has updated!

Still chugging along. Been spending 1/2 my time working on Ebin & May's next page and rescanning and re-lettering all of Liberty from Hell for ePress. It's lots of work but I think it will be worth it, since we can present it in it's original sepia tone. Will post more info when I have it available.

Back to work for me! ^.^

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Ebin and May has updated!

Another page down, many to go. ^.^

Just drawing along here - not much else to report beyond that.

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Ebin and May has updated!

Sorry this is going up so late on Tuesday. I am just swamped with work and this page was being particularly slow, despite it not having a reason to be so. More than likely Thursday's posting is going to go up late Thursday night/Friday morning since I'm going to have to spend all day tomorrow doing other things instead of working on the next page like I normally would. I'm really frantically trying to get caught up so I can spend time building my backlog up again. Just in time art is just a little too stressful for me. ^.^

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Ebin and May has updated!

Whoot~! Just barley made this update. Now to through myself out the door for the last day of the outdoor show I'm doing down past Hollister. Weeeeeeeee!

I kind of feel like the white rabbit ...

"I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date! No time to say hello, goodbye! I'm late! I'm late! I'm late!"

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