Because the weather has been unseasonably nice around here, I decided to do an early Spring wallpaper. This image is actually an updated version of an image I did for my Bardsworth 2006 calendar (for the month of May, actually). It should get you in the mood for Spring.
Some of you (most of you, I hope) know that Katie and I run a husband/wife art studio called Fairy Magik. It’s been through a number of changes, including a recent website redesign, and now we are beginning to expand our offerings beyond fine art.
Katie has a masters degree in costume design and has wanted to put it to good use for a while. So we are now opening ourselves up to costume commissions. This includes cosplay costumes for conventions, Halloween costumes, or playtime costumes for children. If you’re interested, please take a look.
Remember, con season is right around the corner!
In the film industry when a movie languishes in the development stage (the stage before pre-production), it’s said to be “in development hell”. That’s the way I feel about the second Bardsworth book at the moment.
When I did the first book, I made the decision to do it in color for a few reasons. The first was that I didn’t save the original files at a high enough resolution to look good in black and white, so by coloring them it helped out a little bit. The second was plain old marketing – I wanted to give an incentive to buy the book. And I was going to do the same with the second one.
Unfortunately, because of my many time constraints now, coloring the older strips takes forever. I’ve only got a handful done (and I lost several in my hard drive crash to boot), and this is over the course of several years. So I pose this question to you, the Bardsworth readers and (hopefully) potential buyers of the books:
Would you be fine with a Bardsworth book printed in black and white That would be released earlier than one in color? Or would you rather wait the extra year or so to see it in color?
Leave me your opinions in the comments section. Thanks!
As usual, my donator wallpaper for the month is about a week overdue. And, because of the special circumstances I find myself in, I have to display the preview here. So here it is:
The other caveat is that since I can’t currently make the wallpapers downloadable, when you make a donation I will email you a .zip file with all the sizes. So make sure your Paypal email is the correct one for me to send it to, or else write the correct one into the comment field.
Sorry about the very, very late and uncolored strip this week, folks. Not only was I dealing with my laptop’s hard drive finally dying and the nigh-impossible task of installing the new one (long story), as well being sick, my best friend’s sister died this past week. It’s been a really rough week emotionally, physically, and mentally. I plan on getting the current strip colored as soon as possible, and I will be working hard to get the next one out on time. As always, thanks for your patience.