Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Doujinshi talk!

Post CF, I feel obliged to talk a bit about my El Shaddai book. When I got the books from the printer, the first thing I noticed was the colours on the cover looked washed-out. I liked the stark black of the printing which goes well with my high-contrast linework, but... I don't think I'll be using that printer again. That was a big disappointment for me as the cover was what I liked most about the book.

About the conception of this book... it was originally intended to be a phrasebook of sorts, explaining the terms and in-jokes born of the MADs on NicoVideo. In the end, only a few pages were created from that initial idea. The main reason being: I'm not good with words, I couldn't come up explanations that were interesting enough. The idea was scrapped and the rest of the book was born at the last minute.

I was pleasantly surprised at the response, though. It's always nice meeting other fans of what you could call a niche fandom. There were people pointing and laughing at the drawing I made advertising the price, and some guy was explaining to his friend what the game was about in front of the booth. There was even a group of siblings(? I assume) who were just so excited/tickled to see a ES book. Amongst them was a little kid of about 10? And he was just as excited to see the book. At that point, I was thinking, 'Is it really OK to let this little kid read this', but in the end they bought a copy and even asked me to draw something in it, so...

... no problem, everything's fine?

If you bought a copy, thank you very much. Please feel free to let me know what you liked/disliked about the book!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fanbook site live!

It's almost been a month since my last update... I was busy working on the copybon, and I'm proud to announce its completion! Hooray! It's also been updated with a fancy new coloured cover. By a stroke of luck, I did the B&W cover in the wrong size, so I decided to make a new one instead, and I'm glad for it!

I like the new cover so much better. While I was at it, I also got a promo site up with some previews. Please click the banner for further info.

To answer some of the previous comments, there are no plans to sell this online at the moment, it all depends on the demand. If you'd be interested in purchasing a copy online, please leave a comment here, and help spread the word if you can. Thank you!