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by RainCrystal

Store and Support ~ Jan. 24th 2018

Thought of something I should announce, regardless of if anyone reads these or not! I finally opened up an Etsy store! It's MAINLY original pieces with one fan art thrown in. The fan art is basically a trail to see if it'll help me sell any better or not. The prices are going to see fairly high, however you should understand that I am just starting as well as it's the price for the time I put into the piece of art and about what I think it's really worth. Plus the extra costs of packaging and all that. Shipping should be very cheap so I'm not worried about it, since there's a shipping price already added.

If those prices are too high but you still want to support me, I have a Ko-Fi account as well! Ko-Fi is a way to support artists and others without being forced to pay monthly. I know I can't handle a Patreaon right now, but this is definitely close enough! You only pay $3 and you only pay it once! (Unless you choose to donate again, which is very much "YAY!") Every time I reach $25 I will be doing another illustration. I have the very rough sketch featured on the gallery right now as well for the next one! (I already reached the goal once, hurray!) 

Additionally the illustration will go up on my Etsy, but you will get a coupon when you support giving you a coupon you can use to get THAT illustration on a 8x11 print for FREE! (You will still have to pay shipping though, sorry!)

I'm very excited to have these two accounts up. It's a good way to keep in touch and receive support I can make use of. There's not much on the Etsy right now, I'm doing a lot of comic work at the moment, but you know. It is what it is. (Been thinking of extending it to possibly jewelry or any of the other millions of crafty things that I do. But too busy to actually do that right now.)

Thank you so much for reading and for any support you're able to give, whether it be through a mere comment telling me I'm improving or you buy a print! I appreciate y'all so much!

~Rain Crystal
 

by RainCrystal

Wrong Page!

Unfortunately the wrong page uploaded today (Jan. 24th, 2018) and but it has been fixed! I can't edit the authors note for Saturday right now (no idea why) but I'll do it that day for anyone who might wind up being confused and doesn't see this either.

 

Still working hard on the comic! I've gotten into the habit of just coloring in the panels as I'm working on them (again) but whatever~ The page I was the most excited for is on the timer now and I REALLY hope everyone is going to like it! That I was able to convey what I wanted to~

I hope you all have a great rest of the week!
~Rain Crystal

by RainCrystal

HIATUS - Sept. 15th 2017

Greetings all!

We're going on Hiatus again! Due to Irma and my drawing tablet being inoperable. I nearly finished the next page and it just stopped working. Nothing fixed it. I'm currently trying to figure out how to dispose of it properly, I contact the manufacturer for information or ideas. In the mean time I have already purchased a new one, should be here Monday! It's a different brand and a little bit of a different style. Battery-less pen which will be really nice! (I think.) 


I don't know what my job is going to be doing, I don't know which of my coworkers are back and all that. Last I heard we still didn't have power there, so when that comes back I should be getting a call with at least half a game plan! When that happens I'll be sure to post a little bit of information on that. I'm really thinking about getting an online shop and possibly a Patreon with all this happening. It's been in my head, but I guess I'll have to figure out a real plan for it before I dive right in. Deadlines and all that are what are really stopping me from doing it. I don't do well with them.

Additionally I have been thinking about turning the comic into a book again. I'm still not sure that's something I really want to do with THIS comic, but if it could help me get money and do this for a living, that'd be amazing and something to really consider. Let me know what you think, of course.

Thank you in advance for your patience and for reading my story! I hope you've been enjoying it so far and look forward to many more!

-Rain Crystal

by RainCrystal

BREAK and New Schedule

Hallo everyone! 

I just want to inform you that this weeks page will be a BREAK page. It's basically giving me an extra week of time to sort out my pages and make sure I actually like how they look.

I'm also going to be doing some actual background art, not just screens. I've started with just trees and bushes, cheating by using a brush tool but hey, it looks better, but hopefully they look okay, muuuuch different from the screens since I don't actually do any shading on them. (I don't do shading on, like, anything, which I'm sure you've noticed.) 
 

Before each chapter I'm going to have a BREAK page, which will always go up on Saturday, so I have that extra week in case I need to do catch up, which I did this time. I have nine pages all set up on the timer, and they have changed to the new schedule of Wednesday and Saturday. My banner will be changed Sunday to reflect that new change. I hope it looks okay, I couldn't edit the original for some reason so I had to remake the part that tells you about when it's updated. 

 

Anyway, hope you had a great holiday and we'll see if I get anymore news to share with ya! For now that's is.

Lotta love,
Rain Crystal

by RainCrystal

Timer

I finished the rest of this chapter, "Missing", so I put them on Comic Fury's timer, to be uploaded every Saturday at 12:30. And realized that it's going to take until December 3rd for the chapter to finish. And that is incredibly slow. But since it's only 20 pages for the chapter, not including the splash page, that kind of makes sense. I know for a fact the next one will be longer, and it will probably take me longer to get it sorted out anyway, so this is actually a good thing.

I can get far ahead of the curve, hopefully if I just keep at it!, and starting the week of December 4th, I'll start uploading Wednesday and Saturday. But for now, every Saturday. That just, that's perfect. Gives me time I need. Especially since I'm going to be completely gone for three days this week starting Thursday.

I hope you're all doing well, and thank you so much for your support!~

Supreme Love,
Rain Crystal