Well the last few weeks could have gone better. My prediction about the new Astray3 update being on time last Monday proved woefully inaccurate. As a minor excuse, I’m testing out gradient maps for coloring. ( See the above image and the previous Interstitial cover for example. ) Typically, this has not shortened comic production times at all. You’ll see the fruits of this new approach tomorrow.
In other news, more convention dates have been cancelled and pushed back. That means I’m delaying the artbook production too. Originally, I had planned to have it ready for print by mid-July just in case Kansas City’s Planet Comic-con happened as scheduled. That event has been pushed to April of 2021. The next possible event happens in September. So, look for the book pre-orders to happen sometime in August.
These super shiny stickers will be part of the pre-order bonus.
Indeed, there is now an Astray3 store! ( I’ve been promising one for long enough! ) You can buy all my current books there. More products and services will be added soon. Also, if you are a current, or former, Patreon contributor, check your messages for special discount codes on book purchases. ( And if you aren’t a member already, sign-up for future discount opportunities. )
Boy was last week crazy for yours truly and the world in general. ( I even got tear-gassed by the Police on one occasion. ) A lot of stuff happened that cut into art production time. But, we’re past all that and a fresh week now lies ahead.
First, the D&D sticker campaign was a success! The stickers arrived last week and were shipped out to all pre-order backers. You can get yours at the online shop! https://astray3.bigcartel.com/ Also, check out these sweet pics of the custom envelope art and final products.
And that is all for now. Be back soon with more art and comics!
Sorry folks, no comic update this week. Things got out of hand over the weekend and I wasn’t able to work on the next A3. Seems I have an underground water leak that needs to be addressed soon. Return next Monday as a new phase of chapter four begins! Familiar faces, friend and foe, will be returning.
This is a late update for what to expect in the upcoming weeks. ( And posting the final designs for the D&D sticker design run. )
Expect some more delays in comic posts. Things are about to start picking up and there is a big scene change coming. This will involve some design work that will stall page production. I’m optimistic that we won’t go weeks without updates. I can’t guaranteed it though.
That time has arrived, the time when comic updates will become irregular. Fortunately, updates should still appear weekly. They’ll post as soon as I deem them ready for release. This is a result of production complications and just plain ole not enough time in the day. I will endeavor to keep you up to date on when the new pages will drop.
In the meantime, enjoy the latest two additions to my upcoming saucy D&D sticker series. I have three more planned. Look for those in the coming two weeks.