Since I'm pretty much a month behind schedule thanks to what's been going on here in Japan, I am postponing the art book to an August release. I think it's better to take my time with getting the art and printing done than to do it all in two weeks. I will have postcards for sale by the end of the month, though, as well as a sticker pack. It's all going to be extremely cheap-- $1 per postcard, or $3 for five, etc. Sticker pack is $3 and comes with a postcard.
I'm also going to start posting pages from my one-shot comic soonish... probably not every page, maybe just 8 or so. Do you guys prefer Japanese with English translations in the comments section, or just straight up English only? I'm redoing a few pages but I should have something up before Friday.
As for prize art, I would like to start that later this month, but I might wait until May 6th after the comic event is over. Everything is getting pushed back
Just posted the character sheet for Maya. Now every major character in FaLLEN Book I is up. I'd like to get a few more chapters up from Book II before I do any of the new characters.
I got a few things in from the print shop already. Here's one of the postcards, front and back, and the sticker pack, with my phone modeling the stickers. And Mugi from K-ON! because she was attached to my fiancee's bottle of tea.
BTW, I am really liking D. Gray-man, even though I thought the first two volumes were pretty dull. It really got interesting when the Noah gang was introduced. If I were still in high school I'd be mad crushing on Lavi and Tiki (okay, I kind of am crushing on Tiki anyway.... he's my favorite character so far). I like the artwork, even if the battle scenes are kind of like "wha?". The artwork has gotten so much better, but sometimes I'm like "what were you thinking?!" when she names characters (Lavi? Tiki? Road? Lenary? geh). I think Hoshino does really nice effects, and I like that she's using less screentone by ch. 9, when the art suddenly made a big stylistic change. Did she come back from a break after that?
I am noticing I really like boys manga written by female mangaka. I always feel like the characters are a bit more interesting... though I guess if Bakuman's story person is indeed female that would break the mold because I think she is TERRIBLE at developing and utilizing side characters.