Hi everyone! Hiatus Update #3 here. I’m busy working on filling all the Kickstarter rewards that I promised. This past week I put together the offline Almanac, which is a snap shot of the Almanac as of June 2015. It’s 97 pages long and I still need to add the artwork.
We’re still on track to return next Monday with Chapter 11. Until then, here is the character design for Defiant Elk, who is the third major character we meet in the upcoming chapter. To our American readers, have a great holiday!
Hi everyone. Thank you for all the well wishes for Naty. I’ve passed them on. She’s taking things slowly at the moment. She still wants to keep coloring for me, for which I’m very grateful. For now, I’m anticipating that we’ll be back from our hiatus on July 6. This week’s character design is Distant Smoke, who is the second new character we meet in Chapter 11.
In Volume 2 news, I have accepted the printer’s proof for the volume files. It looks so beautiful. I can’t wait to feel the book in my hands, but that’s weeks — probably months — away.
For Father’s Day, I visited a reconstruction of the Hermione — a French frigate that carried Lafayette from France to the American colonies. It also saw a lot of action, helping the colonial continental army and the nearly non-existant continental navy. You can see the pictures on Snow by Night’s facebook page. You can also learn more about this amazing ship on the Hermione site.
Only a few days left in Juiie’s Kickstarter for Riven Seal. If you haven’t already, please give her your support.
Some good news and then some bad news. the volume is almost done. I submitted the files to the printer yesterday. I have a few minor fixes to make from their proofing, but it will be done this week. Also, I made some minor edits to the lettering for a few of the pages in Volume 2. Diane will be uploading those shortly.
Second, the bad news. Naty has a concussion and is under doctor’s orders to limit her electronic usage. So she’s going to be taking it easy for a little bit. I will need to extend the hiatus by two weeks to Monday July 6. I’m hoping that some rest and time will result in a speedy recovery.
Until then, I’m going to upload the design image of one of our new characters that we’ll be introducing in Chapter 11 every Monday. The first up is Toothy Kit. She’s a member of the Liranequois nation, and she loves walnuts glazed with maple syrup. The rest you’ll found out when we begin next month.
One last update before the hiatus. This one covers the last of Team Manitou from the vignette — Eyes-like-Night.
I’ll be working on Volume 2 while Julie draws Chapter 11. Expect lots of updates over on the Kickstarter campaign. Also, I’ll be at AwesomeCon next weekend with the Reverie crew. We’re at Booth 900.
Plays-in-Waves hides the spirit mask in the depths on Page 10 of A Berry from the Sun. This concludes our vignette. My thanks to Cari Corene for a magnificent job on the art.
I need to take a brief hiatus as I prepare for Chapter 11 and get Volume 2 prepped for printing. I’m planning on returning June 22. Until then, I’m going to do periodic updates showing some of the new character designs. To see a preview of another of the new characters, please vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comics.
Cari’s Kickstarter for Floral Frolic continues. Only 6 days in and they’re 83% of the way there. Go Cari go!
The firebird is trapped inside the earth on Page 9 of A Berry from the Sun. The plan of Eyes-like-Night worked and the corrupted manitou has withered away. We’re rapidly reaching the conclusion of this vignette. Chapter 11 is on the horizon. We’ll be meeting several new characters in Chapter 11. See one of them for yourself when you vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comics.
If you’ve enjoyed the artwork for this vignette, Cari Corene and Amanda Coronado are running a Kickstarter campaign for her new book Floral Frolic. It’s amazingly adorable. Check it out! It’s a Kickstarter Staff Pick.