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It was just announced that FaLLEN came in 3rd place for the Best Of GMI Awards 2014! I am pretty excited to see the total voting calculations. If you want to read the official announcement, you can find it here:

BEST OF G.M.I. AWARDS 2014 WINNERS + Manga UpdatesThe results are in and the votes have been counted. We are now ready to annouce the winners of the Best of G.M.I. Awards 2014!!
Drumroll please...

CONGRATULATIONS!!
2014's G.M.I. Awards utterly-ECLIPSED the previous showing in terms of scale, with an unprecedented 42,942 votes in-total! Several series clocked-in at over 100 votes, with campaigns running across major social-networks such as Facebook, deviantart and Twitter bringing the top-ranking entries into the 10K range! We're very proud of each and every competitor for their hard work and dedication.
Let's look at our winners for the year,

Taking home the gold for 2014 is


What really blew me away, though, was seeing the number of votes I got. Over 700 votes for FaLLEN! That's more than I got last year, when FaLLEN took 1st place!
Amazing. Like... wow.
Maybe I didn't win first or second place, but knowing what I know, it makes me really proud to see that number. I know those votes were from fans of FaLLEN, from people who support me, and I got those votes with the merit of my work. I'm really glad to see the voting system is changing for next year.
Thank you so much, guys.

I am going to do some thank you artwork in March to show my appreciation with FaLLEN characters. Last year I drew Arma and Lamia dressed in Slayers cosplay... I kinda wanted to keep that theme this year. Anyone want to make a suggestion for FaLLEN characters in other anime/game/manga cosplay?

BUT... the artwork will not be drawn until I am finished with this gift artwork! So far I am nearly finished with the 1st Place Winner's gift art and chibi, then I'll have two more. It's getting there, slow and steady.




I've got more good news... FaLLEN's Patreon hit its first milestone!! (and a little sooner than expected, eheheheh...)
This means people can get early access to FaLLEN pages!!
Or at least it would but I am still catching up.. since I'm also working on gift art and the book and Kickstarter rewards, things are slow right now. Give me a few more weeks to catch up.
Meanwhile, I am going to be posting a brand-new FaLLEN wallpaper to Patreon for all tiers in the next few days that will feature a little spoiler in it ;D The wallpaper won't be released publicly for several months, so this, at least, will be early access, haha. I may add wallpapers as a bonus gift to all tiers from time to time.
If you aren't a contributor yet, don't worry. You can join anytime and still have access to that wallpaper and other goodies!
There are some behind-the-scenes stuff as well, and I'll be adding more really stupid doodles and such this week. And later today, Lamia is going to write the horoscopes for the week, yee-haw. (Earlier this week Vesta taught everyone how to make mayonnaise at home... based on true events!!)


I'm glad I have good news because this has been a tough month.
Marriage Advice: If you have been secretly stashing overdue bills so your wife doesn't see them, you should probably stop that right now.
Trust me. TRUST ME. If your wife is smart and awesome (and charming and beautiful and makes great mayonnaise) she will help you. Even if you choose to spend your money on concert tickets instead of paying overdue bills from a city you no longer live in. Because she LUFFS you and might just be better than you at life in general.

(end advice)

Kickstarter Update coming this week. I am pretty sure this project is cursed. I am definitely DEFINITELY spending the extra money to get a sample of the books printed before I do a mass printing, because OMG SRSLY. (more on that later)

Con Update: I'll be in the midwest this summer for sure. Two cons are confirmed, one is semi-confirmed, one is up in the air.
Going in geographical order, haha, I might be doing cons in Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas this July.
Mostly FaLLEN stuff, but I will be selling prints of old and new fan art, including Bakuretsu Hunter, Sailor Moon, and probably Death Parade because I am obsessed with this new series. Go watch it if you like slow-moving plots and intrigue... and support the band Noisy Cell who does the ending theme! My husband used to play bass with them before they hit it big, and that drummer has spent the night at our home before, haha. He's the only member I know semi personally, he and my husband go way back. We used to watch boxing matches together :D
(my favorite sport to watch, don't judge)

  • Mood: Joy
  • Reading: Jurassic Park: The Lost World
  • Eating: chicken nanban and caesar salad
  • Drinking: Royal Milk Tea

Patreon Posts, Motley Crue Concert...

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 3:55 AM
I am running behind! I thought I would be caught up, but nope. Because I am never going to get caught up, ahaha. I thought for sure this week I would be on track, but my husband last minute bought $300 tickets for two to see an out of town Motley Crue concert, since this is their last show in Japan ever ever. I didn't think we were going, but he's been kind of bummed (and taking it out on me, grrr) about life at the moment (early midlife crisis) and I felt this was one of those things a good wife does to keep the marriage running smoothly. Don't get me wrong, Motley Crue is my favorite band, but the responsible thing would be to stay home and work and not spend a lot of money on a ten hour bus ride... and the bus leaves in an hour so I have to get going soon, ahaha.

So last week's pages are going to have to be this week's, because I'm gone until Thursday and there is no way I can draw on a bus. 

Behind on notes, forgive me. But I think you guys are going to be like WHOA WHUT because I'll have a ton of stuff to post in the last week of Feb.

PATREON... I actually uploaded the inking stages of the newest pages, so you can get a sneak peek there if you are pledging $5 or more. I also have a really stupid drawing I did during a group chat for Kickstarter pledgers where we got on the subject of Sailor Moon and "La Smoking Bonger" came into the conversation. I am feeling generous, so everyone may see this masterful work:

www.patreon.com/creation?hid=1…

I should just do all my artwork at this level. And the thumbnail is perfect because it looks like Tuxedo Mask is fellating someone. It was a fun chat, guys! Thanks to all who participated. I was surprised I actually got work done, haha.

I'll have more updates on all things in general pertaining to FaLLEN when I get back. 

  • Mood: Tired
  • Reading: Jurassic Park: The Lost World

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Brooke Stephenson
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My name is Brooke, age 31, and this is me with my plant Max in my greeeeen DA shirt. I live in Tokyo and have worked as a professional manga assistant off and on but am now trying to get my own work published. I also do a lot of freelance translating and artwork as well as publishing independently for comic shows, and I even did a quick stint as a storyboard artist for a kid's show in the US. Oh, and this is an old photo, I'm like really really fat now. Like a blowfish on steroids.

Check out my webcomic/webmanga FaLLEN! I work so hard on it ;_;

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JadineR Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I hope that your family's safe in Oklahoma, what with the tornadoes ;_;
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional General Artist
I just heard from them. Sounds like there was some wind damage but everyone's okay :D
Thanks for the looove :hug:
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JadineR Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I'm glad to hear that :huggle:
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cybervideo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Went to vote today, and Top Web Comics is gone. It's now a Time Warner Cable site.
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
I know!!! I am so confused. I don't know if he forgot to pay to renew his site or what. The guy who ran that site probably made enough for that to be his full-time job, so I can't believe this is permanent. Especially with no warning.
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cybervideo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I know I'm thrown for a loop. I'll keep checking in, as voting for your comic has become a literal daily routine for me, but I'm hoping this gets fixed/solved.
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Actually, after I responded to you it started working for me! I think it was just down for a day
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akkym Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you so much for the llama!
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
No problem!
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TakoOoyaki Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama!! <333
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