Hey guys, how are ya? I signed up for another Japanese event in November-- decided I wanted to have photos for my big America vs Japan Con Report. Gonna make it a little bigger than planned. Will have a little video for Patreon people, I am hoping.INTERVIEWS!
Lately I've been getting interviewed for working on FaLLEN. Here is a podcast link from Deconstructing Comics, and here is a written interview from UKAnifest.
Deconstructing Comics interview with Ogawa Burukku: deconstructingcomics.com/?p=49…
UKAnifest Interview with Ogawa Burukku: www.ukanifest.co.uk/news/2015/…
The podcast interview is looooooong and we talk a lot about Japan since the guy doing the podcast also lives in Japan. The UKAnifest interview touches more on Magical girls and such.DAKIMAKURA HUGGABLE PILLOWCASE -- ONLY THREE LEFT!
Just wanted to let you guys know I have shipped out all the cases people ordered and I only have three leftover. The print job was WAY better than I had expected and it's actually one of my favorite bits of merch I've ever made now. Kind of expensive, but from what I can tell this is a pretty normal price for dakimakura cases.
That's me hugging Lamia
You can get an idea how big she is. Anyway, the last three are available to buy here.VIDEOS AND ART STREAMS
I am slowly getting over my reluctance to post photos and videos of me online, and now I'm preparing to do videos and livestreaming. Most of this is for Patreon-only, but there are some things I am making available to everyone. I am currently working on a new review series I will do once a month (if time permits) where I review manga more critically and in depth than what you might see a lot of people doing. The first manga I'm going to review is Shokugeki No Souma, aka Food Wars, and I'm going to record that video next week. This is for everyone, not just for Patreon users, but after this first video I will have a delay in public availability for a few weeks. But the first video will go up the same time for everyone, just because it's the first.
I will also be posting videos like these for my Patreon patrons only. These two vids are just samples, but I'm working on a much longer video of me inking an entire page in just a little bit.
Finally, I will be doing live streaming of colored artwork! This is for Patreon patrons only. Two of those will be commissions, one will be the next color cover art for Chapter 9. CLICK FOR LINK TO PATREON
Before I post my second part to the con report next week, I wanted to say this: I have updated my patreon page to include several new tiers!! I am doing this because I really want to start doing video posts and help make FaLLEN my number 1 priority. I am no longer taking on any jobs other than my own comic for the foreseeable future, so this is a big step for me in making this happen. This is also the only way you can get a commission from me... you are welcome to donate for just one month on the $100 pledge for a commission, but the other pledges do require some longterm commitment. Sketchcards are now available as well as sketches, so this change does mean more artwork from me.Pledge $1.00 or more per month
Merely a tip jar, this is for people who enjoy the comic FaLLEN or want to support the author. Once milestones have been reached, those milestone goal rewards may be made available to $1 pledgers as well.
Pledge $5.00 or more per monthPledge $5.00 or more per month
At $5 a month, you will receive access to a production blog that will show scans of rough pages, photos showing pages during inking or toning stages, scans of thumbnails, etc. I will also post lineart to colored covers and show artwork I use for prints of the Japanese comic that don't usually get uploaded online. Will update at most a few times a week, at least a couple of times a month, depending on what projects I'm working on at the time.
Once a milestone goal is reached, there will be more rewards made available to all tiers.Pledge $10.00 or more per month
Access To Scripts - Whenever I start a new chapter, you will now know what happens before it happens. I will post my actual scripts to the Patreon page, including my dumb notes to myself (ex: "and draw Sam with a super smexy face like omg")
New Years Postcard - You will go on a list of people who will receive a New Years postcard featuring FaLLEN characters with a Chinese zodiac theme. This postcard is only available to Patreon pledgers, and you have to be in this tier for at least 3 months before and up to the point when I start drawing these suckers.
Con Video Blogs - Whenever I go to a con, from now on I will be making video blogs. Talking to other artists and creators, showcasing the artist alleys, and giving my own sassy commentary on hotels, etc.
...plus everything from previous tiers.Pledge $15.00 or more per month
Process Videos - I will start making quick videos of me actually making the pages. These will be short, sometimes time-lapse videos, but will briefly show how I make my traditional comic pages. Will do the same for color illustrations for FaLLEN.
Art Input - You will now join a group discussion on what will go into future covers, front pages, and mini comics. Your suggestion could become the final product! The group discussion will take place over a livestream, so I can sketch ideas as they come.
...plus everything from previous tiers.Pledge $20.00 or more per month
Sketchcards - Once a month, I will draw a colored sketchcard of anything you want, FaLLEN or otherwise. After I have drawn 5 sketchcards you will receive them in the mail. Before then, you will have a digital scan sent to you. Each sketchcard will be signed and dated!
Early Novel Access - Once a month, I will post revised chapters from the FaLLEN novel for patrons of this tier and higher. These are the revised versions that will be exactly what are going into the novelized version of FaLLEN, so you will have access to them before they see print! Input is also welcome and your feedback could impact the finished book!
...plus everything from previous tiers.Pledge $30.00 or more per month
Customized Color Artwork - You tell me what to draw and I will do it! Once a month I will have a group discussion for patrons at this level, where as a group you will choose what character from FaLLEN I draw and what the theme, pose, etc will be. So if you have a favorite character who doesn't get enough love, this is a good way to get me to draw more of that character. This will be another livestream discussion, usually at the end of the month. For FaLLEN characters only!
Sketch Requests - Once a month I will do a sketch (rough pencils) of anything you want! This is personalized, not a group discussion.
Patreon T-Shirt - If you are subscribed for six months, you will receive a special FaLLEN T-Shirt for Patrons only that says "I support magical girls iron maidens!" and features the logo on front and the girls' silhouettes on the back. Relatively simple design.
...plus everything from previous tiers.Pledge $100.00 or more per month
Gift Art For You - Once a month I will draw a full-color commission of anything you want. Not limited to FaLLEN characters, includes 18+ situations (though you must also be 18+ for those requests!). You may also opt for a traditional inked and toned image on manga paper, which while in black and white would mean that you would actually receive a physical copy of the artwork.
...plus everything from previous tiers