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Crimes of Deception

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  • Slander
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Chapter 9 Page 1

July 20th, 2014

It’s a new page, new chapter, new volume, and a new webpage!

Hello everyone. Welcome back to Snow by Night. I’m sorry for the extended hiatus. However, I had a really good reason. I discuss it hereI greatly appreciate all the kind words everyone had to say. Amy and I are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support. Thank you all so much.

We begin again with page 1 of Chapter 9 with our new artist Julie Wright. You may know her as the colorist for the Harvey Award winning comic The Dreamer (and it’s nominated for another Harvey award this year). She is also the writer and artist for Ianua. Natalie Baaklini remains our colorist and is doing a spectacular job of it.

You may have noticed the new look to the website. This is thanks to the hard work of Steph Stober. She was the colorist of the Chapter 8 vignette Birds of a Feather and the creator of the webcomic Final Arcanum. I’m really happy with the look and feel of the new site. Hopefully, it will be a better reading experience for everyone.

 

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Meetings and Partings

June 26th, 2014

Hello everyone. It’s Eric. I have some news regarding my family and Snow by Night.

On January 15, my wife and I met Elise Rose — our second daughter. She was born with a congenital heart defect. The valves of her heart were not formed right, leaving her with effectively a two-chambered heart instead of four.

Elise spent the first two months of her life in the neonatal ICU. When she stabilized in March, she came home with us for a brief eight weeks. Her broken heart kept her from doing much more than eating and sleeping. But she was a sweet thing who loved cuddles. She looked up at you with big eyes and made adorable cooing noises.

Elise had her heart surgery on June 9. The doctors reattached the valves of her heart so that it would pump properly. She came through the operation well. Over the next week, she came off all the wires, tubes, and supports. After ten days, the doctors sent her home a second time. She was on the mend and growing stronger and louder with every day. She held a rattle for the first time. I was proud of my little Rosebud who had made it through so much.

On this past Tuesday, Elise took a turn for the worse. She had been fussy all day, but when her breathing started to become labored in the evening, we took her to the hospital. There, her condition quickly worsened. Within hours, her blood oxygen plummeted and her pulse failed. Every doctor in the ER must have been in that small room, working frantically to save our little girl, but around 10:30 they were unable to resuscitate her, and she slipped away.

My wife and I took turns holding her body until it went cold. Then, in the small hours of the night, we said good-bye to our Elise Rose.

I’m going to need some time. There is much to be done over the next couple of weeks. Family and friends are coming into town. A funeral has to be planned and a burial site chosen. Also, I need time to grieve the loss of my favorite flower. To give me time to do all this, I’m extending Snow by Night’s hiatus for three more weeks until July 21. My apologies for the delay, but I hope you will understand.

We close with the last of our hiatus updates — Jacqueline’s headshots by Julie. The extended hiatus graphic above is part of the cover for Chapter 9.

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Jacqueline Preview 2

June 24th, 2014

Hello! It’s Diane again, here to bring you the next sneak peek at hiatus redesigns. Tonight we have Naty’s colors for Jacqueline. On Friday we’ll showcase Julie’s headshots, followed by our return to the comic starting Monday!

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Jacqueline Preview 1

June 22nd, 2014

Hello everyone. It’s Eric. I’m back from medical leave. My second daughter came home from the hospital last Friday after her heart surgery. She’s sitting her next to me in the bouncy chair. She’s quite noisy, which is a good thing. She can now get a good head of steam up and bellow with the best of them.

This week’s hiatus preview is Jacqueline. She’s Vivienne’s best friend and aide-de-camp. As I was writing the script for Volumes 3 and 4, I wanted to make a change to her background. More of an elaboration really. There was quite a lot of intermarriage between the settlers of New France and the First Nations. I wanted to reflect that in this story with Jacqueline’s background and make her one-quarter Elakanois. Julie did  an outstanding job of trying to keep her close enough to her previous look while giving her a slight native influence.

 

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Cienan Preview 3

June 20th, 2014

Wrapping up our hiatus sneak peeks this week is a series of headshots by Julie to showcase our redesign for Cienan. Come back next week to see one final character redesign – Jacqueline! Per the usual order, we’ll showcase a sketch by Julie on Monday, colors by Naty on Wednesday, and headshots by Julie on Friday. After that, we’re jumping back into the story with the return of Chapter 9 on June 30!

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Cienan Preview 2

June 17th, 2014

Today’s hiatus update includes Naty’s colors for the redesigned Cienan. I particularly like this shot of him – the pose, expression, and shading all really come together to give him the impressive aura that freaks Blaise out. Check back on Friday to see Julie’s headshots of Cienan, and again next week for our last character preview before the comic resumes on 6/30!

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