Today’s Francis-related offering comes from a loyal reader who wanted me to point out that it wasn’t actually her artwork, but that it came from an anime character generator. I don’t mind, it’s still a picture of Francis.
It’s been a long, long time since I had an actual Bardsworth store. For a while, I was selling Bardsworth merchandise out of an Etsy store tied to our failed art studio business, and then there was a long period of no store at all. That, coupled with no convention appearances in the past several years, has left us with all manner of merchandise collecting dust on the shelves. Thus, I present to you, the brand-new Bardsworth store!
Sorry I don’t have an eye-catching graphic to link you to the store page; I was more focused on getting the strip up on time.
Anyway, you’ll find all manner of Bardsworth-related items in there – t-shirts, books, and other things that have piled up over the years. In addition, you can find some of my non-Bardsworth merchandise as well, including my other books and art prints. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. I’ll be adding more stuff as time goes on, because we have way more stuff than is currently in there right now.
Please let me know if anything is wrong with the store. I’m still playing with the software and getting things set. You can always contact me directly at email@example.com or one of the many social networks listed above the comic.
As you can tell, something is off with today’s strip. It was so labor intensive that I wasn’t able to get the shading done before my deadline, and I figured you guys should have something to read. Especially since…
…yeah, there probably won’t be an update next week. We’re going on our first family vacation in like forever, and I’m not sure I can crank a whole ‘nother strip out before we leave. So, sorry about that! But I’ll pick back up once I get back.
In the meantime, if you haven’t gotten yourself a copy of Starting Over, the first Bardsworth novel, that might be a good way to pass the time!
So, this one has an interesting story. The guy who drew this was at the last SacAnime convention I went to. Nice guy, but had no interest in my comic at all. He just wanted to talk about his stuff – at length. And then he drew me this “fan art” of one of his characters putting Francis in a weirdly drawn headlock. I still have the original artwork stored somewhere, because it was such an amusing situation that I wanted to remember it.
Sorry I’ve missed so many Fan Art Fridays… when things get busy at the end of the week I lose track of stuff! Anyway, here’s another bit of Francis fan art (which was delightfully titled “Revenge is Sweet”), but I unfortunately don’t know who to credit it to. If it’s you, step forward!