Just wrapped up SPX in Bethesda, and I WON THE IGNATZ for Best Online comic!!! SPX and those awards (and the comic for which it is named) mean so much to me and really appreciate the award.Vattu book 3 begins today. This one is a big one, and we’re starting out with the first look so far at the absolute upper echelons of Sahta’s government. Thank you all for bearing with me during the break. I’m looking forward to getting into the thick of this book.The Oz project is wrapping up and a book is happening soon. My Patreon has cleared 300 a month, so everybody who pledges within the month will get a ton of sketchbook pdfs. I’m feeling good and optimistic about the things I am working on, and I really appreciate you reading.

Just wrapped up SPX in Bethesda, and I WON THE IGNATZ for Best Online comic!!! SPX and those awards (and the comic for which it is named) mean so much to me and really appreciate the award.

Vattu book 3 begins today. This one is a big one, and we’re starting out with the first look so far at the absolute upper echelons of Sahta’s government. Thank you all for bearing with me during the break. I’m looking forward to getting into the thick of this book.

The Oz project is wrapping up and a book is happening soon. My Patreon has cleared 300 a month, so everybody who pledges within the month will get a ton of sketchbook pdfs. I’m feeling good and optimistic about the things I am working on, and I really appreciate you reading.

Vattu will resume on Monday, September 15! Thank you everyone for your patience; this one’s a tricky one and I’ve gotten a lot of writing done in the break. I’ve also made MUCH PROGRESS on the Oz project. There will be a book SOON; I’ll have some more to say about that shortly. And I’ve started a PATREON, for any readers who would like to pledge a dollar or two a month for me to keep chipping away at all of the various work I’m putting online. It’s already going quite well and I’m super grateful! Thank you for reading and having a look at that!SPX in Bethesda, MD, is the next convention I’ll be at: this weekend, September 13 and 14. This is one of my favorite conventions, full of work I love and don’t see at enough other shows, AND it’s doubled in size pretty recently. I hope you can make it, if you’re in the area! Vattu was also nominated this year for an Ignatz Award, which means a lot to me. Very excited!!!Thanks everyone for bearing with me during the break. The SECOND HALF OF VATTU starts in a week. Tell your friends and countrymen.

Vattu will resume on Monday, September 15! Thank you everyone for your patience; this one’s a tricky one and I’ve gotten a lot of writing done in the break. I’ve also made MUCH PROGRESS on the Oz project. There will be a book SOON; I’ll have some more to say about that shortly. And I’ve started a PATREON, for any readers who would like to pledge a dollar or two a month for me to keep chipping away at all of the various work I’m putting online. It’s already going quite well and I’m super grateful! Thank you for reading and having a look at that!

SPX in Bethesda, MD, is the next convention I’ll be at: this weekend, September 13 and 14. This is one of my favorite conventions, full of work I love and don’t see at enough other shows, AND it’s doubled in size pretty recently. I hope you can make it, if you’re in the area! Vattu was also nominated this year for an Ignatz Award, which means a lot to me. Very excited!!!

Thanks everyone for bearing with me during the break. The SECOND HALF OF VATTU starts in a week. Tell your friends and countrymen.

evandahm

evandahm:

Ok I went through and updated the colors for every single page of Vattu, and re-uploaded them to the site. Site colors for book 1 now match colors in the print edition, and some contrast issues throughout book 2 have been fixed. A lot of stuff that isn’t noticeable, but is much more readable now!

Did you know book 2 is finished? Did you know I’m about halfway through the biggest thing I have ever made and you can read it for free right here? Now u know

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Vattu page 572

The second book of Vattu is DONE with page 572!!! By my current estimate, there will be four books in total, so we’re around halfway done right now. This thing is huge and it boggles my mind to think too hard about. Thank you SO MUCH for reading.

A few things are happening in correlation to this milestone: I’ve released a new PDF of a bunch of development sketches from Vattu, produced over the past five years and culled from about 1000 pages of notes I’ve made since starting to think about this project. You can buy it here. I am also in the process of fixing the color on the pages of Vattu as they appear online (that is, updating the color of the web pages to how they appear in the book, and making some adjustments in book 2 as well). These updates should be on the site by MONDAY!

I’ll be taking a break from updates for about a month, now that Book 2 is done. This time will be spent (1) tightening up some structural writing for Book 3, which is already looking to be more dense and complicated than anything thus far, (2) working on the Wizard of Oz project, and hopefully finishing it!, and (3) fixing up the rice-boy.com website a bit! Thank you for understanding that I need this break, and that the next part of Vattu will be better for it!

Also updated the about page with some upcoming convention info, in Portland and Cambridge and the DC area. See you soon!

evandahm

evandahm:

Book 2 of Vattu ends tomorrow. Book 3 starts in around a month.

These are updated images for the site. The Book 3 image is sort of a spoilerless stopgap; still thinking about what to make it look like without giving too much away. It took me a while into book 2 to figure out what its title would be, but I think I already have a pretty tight hold on what 3 is thematically about, so that is the title almost 100% for sure.

Starting with Friday’s update, you can follow Vattu on this tumblr! HOORAY!

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