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Just in case anyone missed the news, the paper back version of Off*beat 3 is in stock and available for purchase at the Sparkler monthly website.

Yay finally!! The printing and paper quality is wonderful. 

sparklermonthly.com/shop/books…


Thanks so much again for making the conclusion of this story possible!

I apologize for not having much of a web presence this past year.
Being a new mommy, I'm still struggling to manage my responsibilities.
I cannot thank you guys enough for supporting me through it all.

<3 Jen
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hey guys!!

so sparkler monthly is up and running which means at long last off*beat is continuing.
I'm nervous and excited after all these years it's really a mixed bag of emotions for me right now.
(Well pregnancy hormones probably don't help with that....)

sparklermonthly.com/

I want to apologize for my lack of presence on the web these days.  I really don't want to keep going on and on about how tough this pregnancy has been on me, but well...it's one of the longest hardest things I've had to endure both physically and mentally in my entire life so my time sitting upright at the computer has to be spent very wisely (and is pretty much exclusively work related)

Thanks again so very much for the support and encouragement and I hope you guys will enjoy the last book of Off*beat.  It certainly has been a long time coming!!

<3<3<3
Jen
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On April 1st, there's going to be a hidden link (egg) in the Witch's Quarry pages on Mangamagazine.net
If you win, you get a free month's subscription to Mangamagazine.net! no strings attached or credit card info needed!
Read the most current pages of book 2 chapter 10 and get 4-5 page a week updates exclusive to subscribers!

www.mangamagazine.net/blogs/Th…

Happy Holidays and hunting!
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  • Playing: 5-10 minutes of daily PAD!!
  • Eating: leftovers
  • Drinking: coke zero D:
So this month I will be working on new covers for books 1+2 of Off*beat.  They will be reprinted with my new publishing company and match the layout, logo ect of the eventual book 3.  I would like to add some extra content, and my publishers have agreed to possibly adding a limited copy insert as well.

I'd like to know what the patient, patient, (bless your souls ;_;) patient readers of Off*beat would be interested in seeing as added content and a possible limited insert.

I was thinking for added content perhaps more little funny strips, kind of omake? style. Or sharing some of my photography and talking a bit more of actual locations in NYC that heavily inspired the setting.

For limited inserts, I was thinking of perhaps a post card, bookmark, or stickers.

If you have any thoughts on this, please let me know.  Thanks!

And I will have more updates in the months to come :)
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  • Drinking: hazelnut coffee...out of blendy D;
Witch's Quarry going Premium on Mangamagazine!

Witch's Quarry has been promoted to a premium series at Mangamagazine.net! ( blog.mangamagazine.net/?p=1622 )

Yay!  What a great way to kick off 2013!  My new years resolution is to draw and write comics non-stop this year.  The wonderful staff at Mangamagazine has offered my series a promotion and I have decided to take the leap and make Mangamagazine the main hosting site for Witch's Quarry.  What does this mean exactly?  Besides lots more witch-filled, awkward, adventures to come of course!

I'll cut straight to the heart of the matter.  Premium comics are subject to subscription walls.  This means readers do have to subscribe to read the most current content.  However, everyone will still have access to completely FREE content at a slower rate.  Proceeds of the subscriptions help to pay the creators compensation for their comics and allow them to dedicate more time to pumping pages out faster.  I did debate with this idea for awhile and ultimately decided to accept the promotion because I highly believe in the quality, content, and integrity of the other premium comics and creators.  For $2.99 a month, subscribers are given access to ALL premium content and help to support ALL of us.  For those of you that cannot pay for a subscription, Mangamagazine offers some quick, easy ways to get FREE subscriptions.  Read about it here: www.mangamagazine.net/promotio…


This opportunity is allowing me to go back to updating Witch's Quarry 4-5 times a week.  Along with another major project kicking off in 2013, I am finally taking the plunge to quit my retail job and devote myself to comic projects full time this year.  Smackjeeves ( witchsquarry.smackjeeves.com ) will still host the full archive of released comic works of 2012 and will be updated at a slower 1-2 pages a week.  I hope you will continue to read, enjoy and support Witch's Quarry.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.  And have a totally kick ass 2013.  Here's to another year of chasing dreams ;) Let's never give up!
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This Friday is the last day for the bookmark giveaway!

Just a reminder guys that I'm giving away my art nouveau inspired bookmarks!  Not very many people entered so chances of winning are very high!

Again all you need to do is enter is send me an email to wulfmune@gmail.com

Put "WQ Holiday contest" in the subject title

Write me something short about what you like or don't like about Witch's Quarry. It can be just a few words!

Please only one entry per individual. Send me an note between now and December 14th for your chance to win! I'll be emailing winners that weekend for mailing information and mailing out prizes before Dec 20th.
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  • Playing: games kill my productivity...must resist
  • Eating: noodle soup
  • Drinking: hazelnut coffee...out of blendy D;
Greetings!

I designed some bookmarks to give as an additional thanks to those who have supported my comic through donations.  They are hand laminated, cut and signed by me, so there may be some small imperfections.  It's not much I know...just a small gesture...but still I feel super compelled to show my deep gratitude for their generosity!

If you donate $10, please pick one of the three designs for me to send to you.
The book mark designs can be seen in my gallery.
If you donate $25 or more, I will be sending you all three.

I have emailed all the donators who have donated $10 since the launch of this site.  If you donated and did not receive an email from me, please contact me at wulfmune@gmail.com, so I may verify your mailing address.

For those of you who are unable to donate, I still appreciate your support!  I'll drawing some random names to be giving away bookmarks at the end of the December!  

All you need to do to enter is send me an email to wulfmune@gmail.com

1.Put "WQ Holiday contest" in the subject title

2. Write me something short about what you like or don't like about Witch's Quarry.  It can be just a few words!

Please only one entry per individual.  Send me an note between now and December 14th for your chance to win!  I'll be emailing winners that weekend for mailing information and mailing out prizes before Dec 20th.  

Witch's Quarry is featured at Mangamagazine.net

www.mangamagazine.net/manga-an…

and mirrored at smackjeeves.com

witchsquarry.smackjeeves.com
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Hey Guys,

www.mangamagazine.net/manga-an…

So Witch's Quarry has been featured on Mangamagazine.net!  The staff has been very friendly and cool!
There is little monetary compensation, given based on reader traffic, so if you'd like to show your support the comic there, I'd be forever grateful.
Any proceeds I receive will go towards my extra page donation pool.

Who knows?  With enough readership, I might be able to make premium membership, quit my retail job and publish monthly chapters again.  One can always dream ^_~

Again thanks so much for following Witch's Quarry, where ever you may choose to read it!  Also if you could help me spread the word and perhaps reblogging this, I'd be very grateful.

www.mangamagazine.net/manga-an…

Mangamagazine will be updated on Mon, Fri and sometimes Wed.

witchsquarry.smackjeeves.com

SmackJeeves will be updated Tues, Thurs and sometimes Wed.

Oh yes and regardless of what happens with Witch's Quarry, Off*beat is still going to trudge along at it's own pace.  At the whims of legal papers.  I PROMISE I will post news the moment I am able to get official word and writings.  I can't wait to announce it.  Believe me.  I'll be typing it at 3:00am or whenever the absolute moment I can!
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  • Drinking: hazelnut coffee...out of blendy D;
Just a reminder that the WQ OC contest event ends in less then a week!  Get your submission in if you want to participate!  Thanks again to those who did/do I look forward to drawing your characters ;) <3

again the details are here witchsquarry.smackjeeves.com/c…
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  • Drinking: hazelnut coffee...out of blendy D;
I'm very excited about beginning work on book 2! Thanks for everyone who has been reading so far! In celebration, I thought I'd come up with a neat little character creation contest for the rest of August and September. Please look at the new Contest page for details!

witchsquarry.smackjeeves.com/c…

I hope you will have fun bringing some of your own personal flair to Witch's Quarry and participate! Spread the word!!

I have also added a gallery page to show some of the art I have done based on Witch's Quarry as well as art that was made by other wonderful artists! If you haven't already seen it, please check it out!

Lastly RoguexKnight will be starting up tomorrow. I had originally intended to hold back on the production quality to give myself a bit of a break between books, but I can't help myself. It's the same finished inks and full color you've come to expect from the main story. For those of you that voted for a different story, I do intend to draw all three eventually in between books. I hope you will still enjoy learning more about Wesyng, Deshad and life in Kimeron.

Thanks again so much guys!! I hope we can have fun together with the new features! But if you have any problems, complaints, suggestions, let me know what you think!
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  • Reading: schedules and scripts
  • Watching: my computer burn into my retinas
  • Playing: games kill my productivity...must resist
  • Eating: noodle soup
  • Drinking: hazelnut coffee...out of blendy D;
So I'm pretty much finished the first major installment of Witch's Quarry chapters 1-6 and 177 pages. whee.
The second book script needs a lot of work, and I have a few short character prequel stories fleshed out that I'd like to do while I work on refining book 2.  

Since I try not to be biased with my characters, I'm curious to see if you have any preference to which character's story is explored a bit.  These are all prequel tales, and are neither necessary to the current story, neither do they spoil things in the current plot.  They just would grant a bit of insight.  Please vote!!

and if you haven't read Witch's Quarry, it's updated daily at
witchsquarry.smackjeeves.com
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  • Drinking: hazelnut coffee...out of blendy D;
"How I manage a daily, colored, long-format comic while working retail".

Making of Witch's Quarry, sounds so damn pompous, but I couldn't think of a better way to describe what I'm going to be posting and my alternative title was too long.  So pompous I am!  

So I'm going to be posting some more detailed essays on my creative process and how I learned to streamline them into making a daily updated, fully colored, long form online comic while working retail 20-30 hours a week.  Feel free to completely ignore my rambles if you think I'm of no authority to be posting such advice.  I am by no means a master of comic craft, nor do I have any formal training in writing, coloring or paneling for that matter.  I took animation classes in college, most of which I disregarded or was somewhat mediocre at.  

Still I think if I'm good at anything, it's delivering a decently entertaining product in excellent time frame.
Which in this world, is actually quite useful and seldom emphasized.  
My general philosophies are keep it as simple and short as possible while making it interesting and credible.

Unlike my previous posts that show my general process, I'm going to try and be as detailed as possible and not glaze over any tiny steps that might seem trivial.  Again, I am largely self taught, and I probably don't know half the things you can do in photoshop, so take my process for what it is.

And I am very, very opinionated, so please don't be offended if my sensibilities and creative aspirations do not agree with yours.

part 1 scripting -estimated time none/my entire waking existence
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part 2 thumbs/layout/pencil/inks -estimated time 1 hour per page
wulfmune.deviantart.com/art/Ma…

part2 extra inks cleaned up in photoshop cs3 in a 2 minute process
wulfmune.deviantart.com/art/Ma…

part 3 coloring part 1
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part 4 coloring part 2 estimated time 2-4 hours a page
wulfmune.deviantart.com/art/Ma…
  • Listening to: Mythos, Manga Canta
  • Reading: schedules and scripts
  • Watching: my computer burn into my retinas
  • Playing: games kill my productivity...must resist
  • Eating: Krave is cereal CRACK!
  • Drinking: BLENDY is the god of coffee
Going to work on chapter 4 intermission this weekend after I wrap up the last 5 pages this week.
Not sure I'll keep doing them in the future.  Maybe I'm just feeling a bit discouraged.  UUGH get it together, Jen! *slaps self*
Anyway they were just something to have fun with so if you'd like to contribute, please ask away.

Oh yeah and I'm pretty sure WQ is going to stay in color at this point.  If you have any feelings about this either way, feel free to express them.

And for anyone who has no idea what I'm talking about, here's the link.

witchsquarry.smackjeeves.com/c…
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  • Watching: my computer burn into my retinas
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  • Eating: nutella on toast
  • Drinking: BLENDY is the god of coffee
More info as well as links to the drawings I'm giving away at my tumblr.

wulfmune.tumblr.com/post/22774…

Oh yeah and Witch's Quarry is starting to go color in chapter 4.  Check it out!

witchsquarry.smackjeeves.com

There's also a little Cast page available on the menu.  I'm super sucky at html so it was a big deal for me LOL.



That is all the news I have atm!
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  • Reading: schedules and scripts
  • Watching: my computer burn into my retinas
  • Playing: games kill my productivity...must resist
  • Eating: pizza!
  • Drinking: BLENDY is the god of coffee
**EDIT**
I redrew names today for unclaimed Prizes.  I'll keep doing every morning until they get claimed and then I'll make another announcement.  After they are all claimed, I'll let you guys know who won, and when I'm mailing out their requests, as well as show their requested drawings.  Thanks again for participating!

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I used a random generator to select winners of my Free Comics Day Contest.

I tried to contact the winners best I could but I'm shouting it out here!  Please reply with your full correct mailing address and doodle request by 12am est May 6th or I'll assume you forfeit and I will draw another winner.  Please provide me some kind of reference for the doodle if it is not one of my characters.  You will be mailed the drawing as well!  You can also email me your reply at wulfmune@gmail.com

If this goes well, I will do more contests soon.  I have more stuffs I can give away ^_^!
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  • Playing: games kill my productivity...must resist
  • Eating: vegetable pancake with plum sauce
  • Drinking: instant coffee (as always!)
In honor of free comics day I wanted to thank some of my watchers for supporting my comics.  How's a poor sap like me going to do that T__T? It's not much but I will be randomly selecting some of my watchers to receive signed copies of Renascence 1-3 as well as a doodle of a character of their choice.

I'll be selecting 3 winners total, 1 from my tumblr watchers, 1 from anyone who responds to my deviantart journal entry about it, and 1 from my smackjeeves watchers of Witch's Quarry.  If you happen to be signed up on all 3, then you just tripled your chances :).  Here's to a good comics day 2012!

Also I will be drawing the names on May 5th and contacting the winners.  Please have your Pms/contact enabled.  I will be asking for your doodle request, and a mailing address.  If I don't get a response by May 6th, I will be drawing another winner.  I will send out the prizes  by Saturday May 12th, at the very latest and possibly earlier, depending on how long it takes me to hear back from the winners.

I am willing to mail outside of the U.S.A as well.  If you win, please make sure your mailing address is correct, as I will not be insuring it, or using any confirmation.

Again, the other two drawings will be taken from my watchers from

Tumblr
wulfmune.tumblr.com

and

Witch's Quarry on SmackJeeves
witchsquarry.smackjeeves.com
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  • Playing: games kill my productivity...must resist
  • Eating: vegetable pancake with plum sauce
  • Drinking: instant coffee (as always!)
I need some more questions for my Chapter 2 intermission of Witch's Quarry.

witchsquarry.smackjeeves.com

Pretty Plllleeeaaase XD

see example here

witchsquarry.smackjeeves.com/c…

Thanks in advance!!

<3<3<3


Still updating my tumblr daily but I might slow down when I run out of stuff to say XD;;

wulfmune.tumblr.com/
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  • Watching: my computer burn into my retinas
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  • Eating: vegetable pancake with plum sauce
  • Drinking: instant coffee (as always!)
Okay so firstly I want to apologize for my lack of organization and foresight.  I've been floundering around and slapping my artwork around like a fishing flapping about trying to find water.  I have no idea what I am doing so I thank you for your patience while I try to work things out and will stop bombarding your inbox!

Someday I will figure out how to make, fund and maintain my own website but with my terrible lack of patience with anything remotely resembling a script, it will be awhile.  Until then I will be using tumblr as my daily hub.  I'll be posting links to whatever I happened to have updated on that site, as well as my silly doodles and random thoughts.   I'll place them at the top so you can skip the crap if you like.  If I post anything on DA, I will provide a link from my tumblr.  

I've decided that I find SmackJeeves the best place to upload Witch's Quarry.  It's now current, as well as queued to update daily.  I'll be providing a link to the most current page from my tumblr as well.  I won't be updated it here anymore.  I'm going to keep DA a place for my illustrations ONLY.  Since I can share my random thoughts and mini updates on tumblr, DA journal will not be active unless I have a major update.  

Again, my tumblr is

wulfmune.tumblr.com

Thanks again for your patience while I sort this mess out~!
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  • Reading: schedules and scripts
  • Watching: my computer burn into my retinas
  • Playing: games kill my productivity...must resist
  • Eating: vegetable pancake with plum sauce
  • Drinking: instant coffee (as always!)
So I broke down and joined Tumblr.  I've actually joined a few days ago but I get easily frustrated so it's taken me awhile to get around to actually figuring out how to make a post.  Sad I know.

**EDIT** okay i am a F'ing retard and mistyped my own SN so here is the link AGAIN with a motherf'ing L in it. thanks amy i love you. i just hate myself and computers XD

I am beyond saving at this point.
wulfmune.tumblr.com/

It's going to be a place I dump my uncensored thoughts and unpolished art.  Basically a bunch of crap.  So if you are in to that, feel free to watch and know that you are probably a better person that me ^_~ HA!  Some spoiler type stuff may surface in my rambling just to give fair warning.

Also I am working on OB3.  Quite happy with the direction it's going in.  I'll be looking forward to the day I can talk more about it.
Updates on WQ will be slowing down after chapter 1 but it will still be worked on in conjunction.  I have my many reasons for working on two projects at once.  

I will most likely be switching completely to SmackJeeves and Mangamagazine after I finish posting all of chapter 1 so please watch my comics there!  I cannot stress how much your support has meant to me!

Witch's Quarry

SmackJeeves
witchsquarry.smackjeeves.com
MangaMagazine
www.mangamagazine.net/read-man…

Renascence

SmackJeeves
renascence.smackjeeves.com
MangaMagazine
www.mangamagazine.net/read-man…
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  • Watching: my computer burn into my retinas
  • Playing: games kill my productivity...must resist
  • Eating: schezuan vegetables and noodles
  • Drinking: instant coffee (as always!)
I'm going to have more of an update soon, but I am finishing the last pages of WQ chapter 1 today and I wanted to have "intermissions" between chapters.  basically a little Q+A dialog with my characters.  Please give me some questions to use!!  Send me a note if you wish for the question to be anonymous or post on this journal directed at any one of the characters that showed up in chapter 1, (Veolynn, Deshad, heck you can even ask Laness or King Heward!) the more ridiculous the better :)

also I think DA format is a bit clunky to navigate comics so I have posted my online comics in a few other places.  If you have enjoyed reading them, please help pass them on to a friend! maybe even vote for me T_T?  I may end up moving my comics to the other sites instead of DA to keep the clutter in my galleries under control.

Thanks so much!!! <3<3<3  I have just been on fire since I came back from the convention.  I have been drawing my ass off.  Seriously.  Like rolling out of bed and to my desk, back to my bed.  I need a butt pad or something.  Meeting with editor for Off*beat this weekend so the momentum is GOOD!  Oh and my suitcases migrated from the hallway to the basement but they are still not unpacked -_-;;;


Witch's Quarry

SmackJeeves
witchsquarry.smackjeeves.com
MangaMagazine
www.mangamagazine.net/read-man…

Renascence

SmackJeeves
renascence.smackjeeves.com
MangaMagazine
www.mangamagazine.net/read-man…

*edit

I just realized that I haven't posted the pages yet with King Heward.  Ooops.  anyways he's still free game. He shows up in the last scene and doesn't say a word. >_<;

*edit

I have done the intermission for chapter 1 but any other relevant questions will be carried on to chapter 2 intermission.
Feel free to keep asking them if you like.  Thanks so much for contributing!  <3
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  • Reading: schedules and scripts
  • Watching: my computer burn into my retinas
  • Playing: games kill my productivity...must resist
  • Eating: Krave cereal omg so good!
  • Drinking: instant coffee (as always!)