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FaLLEN Volume 1 Dust Jacket Cover Artwork by OgawaBurukku


The book is coming along now. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have the English version go to print next Monday, and the Japanese version will be soon to follow. I should get the English copies in by the end of the month, but the Japanese copies will be going directly to my Comitia table in June. If you are in Tokyo, or will be during Golden Week, check out Comitia!

Comitia 112
June 5th at the Big Sight convention center in Tokyo
Ogawa Burukku space number : K53a
www.comitia.co.jp

I'm excited because I have a coveted CORNER table, so I will have more things hanging around my table. I'm also hopefully going to unveil my brand new table cloth featuring FaLLEN artwork. I'll also have so much less crap to carry with me since I will officially be retiring the individual chapter releases for ch. 1 - 7. So the only books I'll have are FaLLEN vol 1 (graphic novel) in both Japanese and English. This is my first time selling English books in Japan, haha. I'll also have posters for sale and postcards, and possibly some fancy bookmarks.

And yes, if you missed my message before, FaLLEN is on hiatus. But only until the books are in! After Golden Week (that is, once I come back from Comitia in early June) I will be churning out pages, going back to a two-page a week schedule.


Top-seheader by OgawaBurukku
Star! CLICK FOR LINK TO STORENVYStar! 

You can pre-order FaLLEN today! Receive a FREE postcard!!


The free postcard will not be available once pre-orders are over. You pretty much only have about two weeks left, so once I have the books in my hand the offer is gone.

I have also updated the store to include:

- Maris, Vesta and Vox charms (very limited number!)
- iPhone 6 Plus cases
- Whimsical Waitress Pretty Showdown posters (B3 sized)


I have adjusted shipping for many items, mainly the posters which are now quite a bit cheaper. The newest poster is of this image:

FaLLEN - Whimsical Waitress Pretty Showdown by OgawaBurukku




Top-patheader by OgawaBurukku

.:Bullet:. Patreon CLICK FOR LINK TO PATREON .:Bullet:. Patreon 

Patreon is still getting updated despite the lack of comic page updates! I just posted a 4-koma comic strip featuring primarily Vox for the $5 tier and up, and this week I am going to start posting the inked pages to the Whimsical Waitress Pretty Showdown side comic. Those pages will NOT be released online anywhere else!! So if you want a sneak peak at those crazy pages, you need to join the Patreon. Once the books go to print, I will also post a bunch of character blogs to make up for the lack of those lately.

Putting together a graphic novel IS FREAKING HARD. Especially on your own! But just by going in and working on the Japanese version I can tell that the first book is always the hardest. Having a template to work from makes life so much easier. That said, I'm still going to have the book jacket artwork and inside stuff finalized before I do another Kickstarter ever. 

  • Mood: Eager
  • Reading: Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Watching: Wedding Peach
  • Eating: homemade potato salad
  • Drinking: tap water!


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

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Brooke Stephenson
Artist | Professional | Varied
Japan
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 ;_;

漫画家の世界ってなかなか厳しいっすねー(*゚ー゚)

Current Residence: Matsuyama, Japan
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Favourite genre of music: heavy metal and hard rock
Favourite style of art: manga
Operating System: Mac OSX
MP3 player of choice: iPod Nano Gen. 6 green!
Favourite cartoon character: Flower (Bambi) and Fifi (Tiny Toons)
Personal Quote: "Think of them as very well-rounded pectorals."
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gtstyling32 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what u think about my art work
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
Aww, don't spam, that's not cool :( If you are going to ask an artist that, you could at least be watching them or comment on their work some.
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gtstyling32 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tat ok 
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JadineR Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
I hope that your family's safe in Oklahoma, what with the tornadoes ;_;
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  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 Mar 26, 2015
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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