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...a pirate's life for me!
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Weaponry - Dog Days - Bonus Flashback 4 by tarorae
Weaponry - Dog Days - Bonus Flashback 4
And the grand finale of the Shrapnel-vision flashback. This is about where Gun charged in to the "rescue". I highly recommend you go back and re-read the end of Chapter 1 and the beginning of Chapter 2 again, just to see Shrapnel's conversation with Gun in a whole new light.

Also, confession time: I haven't even begun to start work on the Fundraiser. I've been working hard on the print volume...but I haven't been able to build up the enthusiasm to finish the script for the fundraiser video, let alone to start filming it, or to have set up any of the perks, or even begun the indiegogo page.

Can I get a head count of how many people actually want there to be a fundraiser? Because if no one's really jazzed on it, I can just add the plain print volume of Chapter 4 to the shop and you guys can order it direct from the publisher. It won't be signed or have any of the bells and whistles of the fundraiser, but it will be available in hardcopy for those who have been collecting the print volumes.

Things have felt pretty quiet around the comic lately, and I fear interest is waning. Since I've dedicated 10 years of my life to telling this story, I'm afraid it's becoming a sort of vanity project to an empty room. I know there are a few stalwarts that have stuck with me since day one, and to you I say Thank you from the bottom of my heart! But I simply don't have the capitol or storage space to store another hundred books when I still have issues 1 through 3 sitting around gathering dust.

If anyone has suggestions of comics where I should advertise, or places that you go to find new comics, please let me know. I really don't want Weaponry to just fade away into iniquity, but I'm terrible at marketing and don't know how to help it draw in a bigger readership. I'd like to set up a Patreon, but I have no idea what I would offer for it, or how to set up pricing. If any of your are Patrons, what do you usually see for comic artists? What do you expect to get for your donations?

Thanks for all your help!
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Weaponry Dog Days Bonus Flashback 3 by tarorae
Weaponry Dog Days Bonus Flashback 3
Page 3 of 4 of the Shrapnel-vision flashback from the end of Chapter 1.

This is just a sneak peak of the kind of bonus features that are included in the print volumes. If you're interested in getting your hands on the print copies, you can do so here: otherworldscomics.bigcartel.co…

What kind of perks would you like to see in the Fundraiser for Chapter 4?
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Weaponry - Dog Days - Bonus Flashback 2 by tarorae
Weaponry - Dog Days - Bonus Flashback 2
I have some exciting news:

Indiegogo has launched a program called InDemand, which activates previously successful campaigns for continued donations. It's kind of like a cross between Kickstarter and Patreon? Basically, it allows you to get access to the perks of a previous campaign - in this case, Weaponry Chapter 3! For those of you who want to get caught up on the previous chapters (1 to 3), this is your opportunity to buy the previous print volumes in order to get prepped for the new fundraiser that will be launching soon.

You can find the options here: www.indiegogo.com/projects/wea…

In the meantime, I'm still working hard on perks and fundraiser campaign stuff... So, have page 2 of the Flashback Sequence, where you get to see what happened behind closed doors at the end of chapter 1... I'm curious to see what you all think of Shrapnel after this insight.
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Scorpio Growth by tarorae
Scorpio Growth
Hello there, froods! My roommate and I have decided to try our hand at adoptables. You may have seen some of our other collabs posted before, but sadly they didn't really make a splash like we were hoping they would, although they were extremely fun to create together!

So, if we've stopped making adoptables, why are we posting more up? Because we've gone ahead and decided to open up an adoptables shop on Gaia!

What's your sign, baby?

tl;dr: we're opening an adoptables shop called Zodiacs on GaiaOnline, and this is one of those adoptables!




Interested in following this shop?



You can currently find our interest and pricing thread here: www.gaiaonline.com/forum/prici…

We're taking suggestions, currently planning events, and generally compiling the shop. There's a multitude of ways to get a pet, either from free events, low-pay events, auctions, and IRL commissions. So there's tons of opportunity to nab a lady, sir, xer, or any other pronouns you can think of! The one you see above is a male Scorpio by the name of Zeryn, belonging to Sor Teven on GaiaOnline. They are an example of our finely dressed tier (our full customization tier). There are three tiers in total -- au natural, which is no line art edits (except for maybe some in the hair), with flair which is minor lineart edits and only semi-custom, and finally finely dressed which is full customization and major line art edits.

Please come and check out the shop! We'd love to see people participate and join in on the fun once it's open!




Lines and Race Design by tarorae on dA. Colours by blazing-smolder on dA.

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Capricorn Growth by tarorae
Capricorn Growth
Hello there, froods! My roommate and I have decided to try our hand at adoptables. You may have seen some of our other collabs posted before, but sadly they didn't really make a splash like we were hoping they would, although they were extremely fun to create together!

So, if we've stopped making adoptables, why are we posting more up? Because we've gone ahead and decided to open up an adoptables shop on Gaia!

What's your sign, baby?

tl;dr: we're opening an adoptables shop called Zodiacs on GaiaOnline, and this is one of those adoptables!




Interested in following this shop?



You can currently find our interest and pricing thread here: www.gaiaonline.com/forum/prici…

We're taking suggestions, currently planning events, and generally compiling the shop. There's a multitude of ways to get a pet, either from free events, low-pay events, auctions, and IRL commissions. So there's tons of oppurtunity to nab a lady, sir, xer, or any other pronouns you can think of! The one you see above is an agender Capricorn by the name of Etoile, belonging to Taro Rae on GaiaOnline (meeee!). They are an example of our finely dressed tier (our full customization tier). There are three tiers in total -- au natural, which is no line art edits (except for maybe some in the hair), with flair which is minor lineart edits and only semi-custom, and finally finely dressed which is full customization and major line art edits.

Please come and check out the shop! We'd love to see people participate and join in on the fun once it's open!




Lines and Race Design by tarorae on dA. Colours by blazing-smolder on dA.

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  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Legend of the Quill Prelude
  • Reading: Legend of the Quill ~ Astra Crompton
  • Watching: MadMax
  • Playing: Ni no Kuni
  • Eating: Negitoro Donburi
  • Drinking: Lemonade
Ladies and gentlemen!

After 15 years of hard labour -- mapping out an entire world, learning languages, culture, history, fashion, cuisine, religions, flora and fauna -- I am proud to present Legend of the Quill - Book one of The Prophet's Tale!

In order to take this epic tale of adventure to print, I'm running a Pubslush campaign to fund the Offset printing. This would enable 500 copies to go to print in a glorious, Canadian-made, deluxe embossed, illustrated and signed limited edition.

In order for that to happen, I need your help!

Please check out the campaign: pubslush.com/project/5634
Pitch in whatever you can, share the link, tell your friends, get this thing out there and seen!

Are you a fan of the arts? Do you like gritty high fantasy like Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings or The First Law? Do you like cool swag like bookmarks, audiobooks, posters, custom illustrations or limited editions? Do you like world building, alien races, diverse pantheons, or in-depth magic systems? Then you should definitely check out Legend of the Quill!

Even if you can't afford to pitch in cold hard cash, you can still be a part of the magic! I'm running two raffles that are totally free to enter:
1) Share the Poster: Legend of the Quill Poster by tarorae (see the post for details)
2) Share the Link: pubslush.com/project/5634 on your social media (twitter, tumblr, dA, facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc). For each channel you post it on, you get one entry. Send me the link, and I'll reshare it on my channels as well, which means you get some return exposure. It's a win-win!

I've got only 45 days to raise $10,000 dollars. For each $1000 threshold we clear, EVERYONE who has pitched in gets automatic upgrades to their perks. It's a team effort, and everyone will be rewarded by better and more stuff the closer we get to that dream goal. Join the party and help us get one step closer to that finish line!

Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement! With your help we can make this dream come true!

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tarorae
Astra Crompton
Artist | Professional | Varied
Canada
Astra was born and raised in Victoria, Canada. An only child, she found ways of entertaining herself through self-taught drawing, singing, sewing, painting, writing and creating worlds for her numerous stories. The majority of Astra's art features her original fantasy characters, from Steampunk to sci-fi to high medieval fantasy genres. She is a published author for her Ul-Zaorith novels, runs multiple web comic projects, and hopes to someday put out the related table-top role-playing game Ul-Zaorith: Otherworlds for which she is already working on illustrations and writing. She also freelances for children's books illustrations, book cover design, tattoo design, game design, clothing modification and creation, and character illustration.

Current Residence: Canada/Ul-Zaorith
Favourite genre of music: alternative, contemporary, classic rock, classical, etc.
Favourite style of art: strong line-art, soft colour, dynamic manga,
Operating System: PC
MP3 player of choice: Winamp: tried, tested and true.
Favourite cartoon character: Zuko & Iroh, Jessica Rabbit, Nightwing, Wiccan & Hulkling,
Personal Quote: What is to give light must first endure burning.
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:iconkaryboy:
KARYBOY Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  New Deviant
pardon me he corrected me… he's happy to see how prolific with your art you STILL are :)
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tarorae Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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KARYBOY Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  New Deviant
Saying hello on behalf of your dad Davey :) he hopes you are well and is happy to see how prolific you have become with your art!!

take care,
Kary
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Ai-Megumi Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the fave and happy eastern. :)
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tarorae Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Happy Easter to you too!
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Leck-Zilla Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I like your cosplay of Ivy Valentine. #GreatJob 
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tarorae Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! Next Soul Calibur cosplay I'm working on is Cassandra from SC3.
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Leck-Zilla Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
not a problem, one more question: do you have an instagram account

mine is @ebwillpower93 
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tarorae Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
I don't, actually. Sorry!
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ackbad Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave :)
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