Weekly update Mar. 23th, 2020 Art, Shop and Patreon stuff.

Hello everybody,

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy out there. I’m working from home and trying to stay as isolated as I can. But, the crummy weather here in the Ozarks is really dampening the mood. ( Ha…DAMP… ) Well, that’s a minor complaint compared to what some people are going through right now. If you have the means, I’d like to encourage you to look toward artists and small businesses that could use help right now. I personally know artists who depend on conventions to literally pay the bills. The closures of those events have left them in a terrible bind. So, please, if you can, maybe search out their etsy or other stores to purchase a little something. I’m sure it’ll give you that warm and fuzzy charitable feeling. ( A selfish reminder, there is a sale going on at the Astray3 shop. All purchases will get some nifty bonus surprises. It might be stickers! It might be prints! It might even be bonus comics! Who knows? )

Ok, I’m not done with selfish reminders. Astray3 does have a Patreon page! ( Doesn’t everybody nowadays. ) If you can throw a couple dollars toward the production of Astray3 each month it would be greatly appreciated. The Patreon page usually updates before the home page and I even write some extra bonus commentary on the comic page and art updates. Also, I drop discounts or free shipping codes there for the patrons when new products are released. Ok…I’m finished for real now.

All the best,

-Eldon

Weekly update for Feb. 3rd, 2020. Merch and art!

Greetings readers!

My first set of rad stickers is now up on the big cartel shop! https://astray3.bigcartel.com/ Beautiful high-quality KISS cut vinyl stickers! And a reminder, Patreon patrons get discounts and other perks for new merch releases.

The above art is a revamp of an old Procreate favorite. It’s going to be part of a small series of prints I’m making for upcoming conventions. It’s kind of tough reworking an old piece rather than creating a whole new one. Go figure…

That’s all for now! Be back soon with more art and comics!

All the best,

-Eldon

Astray3 returns on January 20th! and some art!

Hello, Astray3 faithful!

Yes, the fourth chapter will begin soon! There is a longer post and year-end retrospective on the Patreon page if you are so inclined to read it.

Page posting will largely follow the previous chapter. The main update will post on Monday with the translation following on Saturday. ( If necessary…wink…wink. )

I have a fair number of pages prepared as an update buffer. This should provide about three months of consistent updates. However, I have an aggressive convention/event schedule planned for 2020. That means loads of crucial art time spent traveling and schilling books. I will strive for at least one page a week, but we will probably have to settle for two to three pages a month. Sigh…C’est La Vie.

No need to end on a downer though. Astray3 is back! This will be the biggest chapter yet; along with an epilogue to round out the first part of the new adventure! Be back soon with more art and comics!

All the best,

Eldon

P.S. Have a bonus crab girl to celebrate!

HOLY SMOKES! There is an Astray3 web-store!

BUY MY BOOK! BUY MY BOOK!

Hello Astray3 faithful,

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. )

Visit the shop here: https://astray3.bigcartel.com/

That is it for now. Be back soon with more comic teasers!

All the best,

-Eldon

Weekly update for Nov. 4th, 2019. NEW COMIC PANELS!

Sneak preview panel from the first page of chapter four.

Hello Astray3 readers,

There is a new post on the Astray3 Patreon page featuring panels and concept art from the next chapter. The post is public! You can read it for free by clicking on the following link. THE TOTALLY AWESOME ASTRAY3 PATREON PAGE!

I will be posting more previews and concept art there in the lead-up to the next chapter’s release! Stay tuned!

Till next time,

-Eldon

Weekly update for Oct. 14th, 2019. Lots of art and actual comic NEWS!

Hello Astray3 faithful,

It’s been a while since I posted an update on the main page. So, here is a massive update to get yall caught up.

I’ll lead with some good news. New Astray3 pages are in production! I dropped a new character design post on the Patreon page. Check it out! No need to be Patron. I’ll be dropping some panel sneak peeks once the first pages are finished. Stay tuned!

Now, here is a ton of Procreate art! I’ve also been participating in Inktober 2019. There may be a big post for those soon.

Enjoy!

-Eldon

Weekly update for August. 12th, 2019. It’s all coming together.

Image for a new booth table runner.

Hello Astray3 readers,

It’s been a bit of a wait, but I’m back with a new update. The final big piece of art for my upcoming events is in the can. This coming week will be focused on preparing everything for printing. After that, It’ll be time to start working on revamping the website. Look for some changes here in a couple of weeks.

After the launch of the new website, work will commence on the next chapter of Astray3. I can’t say exactly when the new chapter will start posting. My current estimate is at the beginning of November. It’s a bit of a wait, however, I want the next chapter’s release to go as smoothly as possible. In the meantime, I’ll start posting page teasers and bonus art here until the official launch.

That’ll be it for now. Be back next week with an update on the new prints.

All the best,

-Eldon

Weekly update for June. 3, 2019. Page 37 will post “some time” later this week.

A stunningly crappy short video showcasing the new Astray3 and Interstitial books.

Hello readers,

Another week, another delayed update. I sincerely apologize for the utterly inconsistent pace of comic updates. Putting together the books and setting up for upcoming convention appearances have really thrown a wrench in my comic production schedule. However, I’m hopeful we can get back to semi-regular updates soon. I’ll post page 37 when it’s complete. Most likely that will be either Thursday or Friday night.

And now, time for some random photos of book piles and prints. Enjoy!

-Eldon

P.S. I’ll have a more formal post about where to buy the books in the near future. ( Probably when I get the online store ready to roll. )

And…LINKS!

Death Ray Expo Tickets and info: https://gocattywampus.com/

And my much forgotten and forlorn Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/astray3

What could be in these boxes?
All laid out! Ummm….my copy of Illusion of Life is not for sale.
Two of the prints that will be available for sale this June 29th.
Big poster prints for the booth!

Weekly update for March. 25, 2019. Comic updates Thursday and a Patreon bonus!

Check out the Patreon page for a big PUBLIC design post.
https://www.patreon.com/posts/massive-astray3-25622930

Hello readers,

This will be another Thursday update week. Yes, the delays continue. I’m trying folks, but there is a ton of work to get through before this train gets back on track.

On a positive note, I’ve finally dropped a bunch of designs on the Patreon page. About six character designs with a short paragraph going into depth about each one. Worth checking out for background story info. They might also give you an idea about why some updates take longer than others. It can be read for free here! https://www.patreon.com/posts/massive-astray3-25622930

And as an added bonus, here are some Procreate pics I worked on last week.

Enjoy!

-Eldon