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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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diablodelaurora Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Stickers!!!! Definitely STICKERS!!! I can't WAIT for volume 3 to come out!! XD
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Balthier9550 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
OMFG a 3rd book would be great my 2 volumes are lonely and need a third
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jennywkf Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Please??
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Nuclear-Soup Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god yes <3
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Brikay Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
I've been watin 6 years for the third volume! I'm so happy- this year will be a big year for all of us Off*beat fans! As for the inserts, I'd go with bookmarks, maybe a coloring page of Collin and Tory and (if you can) the Collin and Tory ID tags you made a while back! I would love those!
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Kenouki Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Hello!! Wandering around Devianart I found some pictures about Off Beat and then I found that it was a real comic. GREAT! The character look very appelaing.

Please, I want all the issues of the comic, so you must announce it with big letters!! HAHAHAHA

Kind regards!!
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Otvali Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The coolest insert would be like a little fold out poster thing to hang in my room!
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Otvali Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OH MY GOODNESS! I will preorder the shit outta that!
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TheMischiefM0nster Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i cant wait to buy the third one :D stickers would be really cool, but i would love if you did short comic strips type things about yourself and the characters :D
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blwhere Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a suggestion from the fb page I made for Off*beat here: [link]

Chris Redfield: Hi,Thanks for reponding.I bought volumes 1 and 2 last year from Amazon.I would be willing to rebuy either just the third volume or possibly all 3 of them again.I'd be especially willing to rebuy them if they are possibly republished as either stand alone volumes or an omnibus edition with extra content if at all possible.Lastly a discount to loyal readers would be cool too.Thanks."
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mizushimo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I'm up for a silly chibi omake style thing.
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SEPULCHRITUDE Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Ahh, I wanted to ask you... Is Vol.3 out yet? I don't think I ever heard about it but if it's not, are you going to print it at the new publishing company because I read O*B for the first time 4 years ago and I haven't stopped thinking about it as one of my favourites...
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SEPULCHRITUDE Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Yes/Yes/Yes/Yes and also Yes
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Satski Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Postcard(s) and photography would be amazing! Maybe cute little family strips if you go for omake style. *w* I am so very excited for the re-release of this great series! <3
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neocloud9 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I'm so incredibly happy to hear this! I can't wait to share this series with so many of my friends who never got the chance to read it before. Best of luck to you! :)
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blwhere Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want a story about the afterlife of Tory and Colin if it's not in the story. Like a college version of them.

Maybe pressed flowers from Colin would be cool. Be like a gift to us from him. That'd be cool if you could do that.
Those stickers that you sold that one time at the convention you went to and maybe some more that you though of.
Will be hardcovered or softcovered? My softcovered books are ragged now, I would love a hardcover copy of each preserve it more.
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onlyadream Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Actually, you know what would be cool? Is to make pressed flower bookmarks like I made when I was in middle school :) that's an idea that could work well I think. I personally would like to have a bookmark and stickers, I love stickers... And I think an omake would be cool, although having pictures of spots that inspired some places in the books would be cool too... dang, after just having bought the old copies this past summer, now I'm gonna have to get the new ones too X3
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blwhere Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will go broke after these books. Seriously I'm that obsessed with the series.
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Kolleh Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I would love both the omake and the background to the locations, but if I had to pick one it would be the omake. A bookmark would see a lot more usage than stickers or a post card for me.
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kargath64 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Will the new volume 3 be the same physical size as the previous Tokyopop volumes?
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TheOtherDibbler Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I'd like to know this as well.

I won't weigh in on the bonus extras in the re-prints as I have the Tokyopop editions and so most likely won't be buying the re-prints, but I do like the fact that you're re-printing the first two books to match the third one, so people can buy a complete matching set.

Bookshelf aesthetics are important, dammit.
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red-gold-sparks Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, all of that sounds amazing! I see what's going to happen here... I am going to get so tempted by these extras I'll probably have to buy new copies of books 1&2 even though I already own them~
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lovemecancerously Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my jeeps.
This just made my day! Heh.

I'm really happy to hear things are coming together for you and that you're doing better and whatnot.

Also stickers are always a plus and I'd love the scenery stuff if you're still wondering about that!

(On a side note you really inspired my art when I was reading it, I kept the books with me all the time!)

Sorry for the long post and thank you for being awesome and have a lame drawing of Tory.*v*
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wonder1440 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Not lame at all... it's adorable!! :)
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lovemecancerously Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pfffffffffthanks you hahahAHA *v*
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Chibi--nation Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Yes, Off*Beat news. Always waiting eagerly for that. I'm sure that is you release these new versions of the first two volumes, they will look beautiful sitting next to my current volumes. I would be very interested to see something like that released!

Whatever you chose to include as your limited content would interest me and I'm sure, every other Off*beat fan greatly!

Really looking forward to this! Thank you for the update!
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Chonen Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Please add in one of your pics of them hugging, or even a sweet kiss would be WONDERFUL. I may just have to buy them again!
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Yuna-Bishie-Lover Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I've waited FOREVER for this!! YES!! BL art Stickers of Colin and Tory, or sneak preview from the long waited 3rd volume!
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4everHandInHand Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I think itd be cool to see layout stuff, sketches and other process work :D I dont know if that counts as "limited insterts" but it'd be awesome and I'd definitely pay for it!
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Raseleanne Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahmahgawd, shut up and take my money!

As for inserts, I like the idea of postcards. Something cute that can be framed.

And I totally can't wait for this. Yay reprints (my old copies are a little tattered)! Yay book 3 (omgcan'twait)! This is so exciting. :D
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lockoneyes122 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
omg yes any things good i will pay any thing
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poshul Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
New content would be good because I already own the first two volumes so in order to rebuy what I already have, there has to be something worth buying it for (besides just my love for Off*beat). Short regular format or strip comics like you did a while back would be good. I like things that give you extra insight on characters besides what's included in the main comic.
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Byzantea Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
ASDKFHASLKHGASDLFH omg you're reprinting?! OMG! I will buy them fo'SHO! my old ones are starting to fall apart, I guess I read them too much ;n;
Omake stuff is totally fun, added, I LOVE it when people let their chars get a bit crazy & ooc in omake and break the 4th wall a bit. XP Buit whatever you do, I'll love it. Your art and story for Off*Beat is just so great! :3
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AcerbusEquinomin Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Yes to all, but of course that probably isn't possible. Funny strips would be wonderful and I don't know, maybe random things Colin and Tory do in their downtime. Chat, stare meaningfully into space; Tory could be attacked by a cat.

...It's really early currently, sorry. ^_^

But anyway, Exhilaration! The THIRD book! Finally!

Who is your new publisher by the way? I wonder.
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wonder1440 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I'd rather see Tory "attack" Colin :-P <3. Besides, Colin's cats are pretty gentle... and may only attack Mandy if she tries to spy on them :-D
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AcerbusEquinomin Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
(Of course I would to, but I don't know how well that would fit into a comedic comic strip contextually)

Nonetheless! Any amount of Off*Beat (with or without cats) is good. ^_^
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wonder1440 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I'd love to see Colin turn into a cat and have Tory pet him. •-•
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:iconacerbusequinomin:
AcerbusEquinomin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Ooh, yes. Or pretend they're cats.
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wonder1440 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Colin playing a cat on a leash :). Meow ^.^
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AcerbusEquinomin Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Sounds good. And Cake. Always Cake.
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Lafyel Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Stickers! I'd love to have a little Colin and Tory on my laptop XD and I'm super excited about seeing the books in print again! (I still own the originals > w > )
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lunaverse Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
yeshhhhhh! ^_^
cute extras comic-ie-ness is always good!
postcards or bookmarks, omg anything!
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sumeshiryuk Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Comics and either sketches or stickers would be my preference ^-^ I'm so excited this series is gonna be moving again!!
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roxysketches Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't wait XD
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egglorru Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I was much more excited about this when I thought my copies of 1 and 2 were still lost so I'd need to buy new ones, but then I opened the bottom drawer of the dresser that I never use and...welp, there went my perfectly good excuse/need to buy a new set of books. :(

Will I still buy the new releases, just for the inserts? .....yes. Yes I will.
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egglorru Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Oh wait I was supposed to make suggestions. Well I already left a suggestion on tumblr, but I might as well put a second one here. Whatever you do, the inserts should be full color. Everyone loves full color inserts.
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MALLRATS2005 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
this is exciting !!!!!
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nekojindesigns Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
this is so exciting!! do you know if will there will be a pre-order option available? or should we talk to our book/comics shops about ordering for us?

for extras, what about a look around your studio? or a [potential] comic about your creative process? or maybe even a sample of how you started and what you're doing now to celebrate in how far you've come...? [i just located my amerimanga issues and rediscovered soul union!] =^__^=

good luck deciding what to use! i seriously can't wait! [no pressure... ~_^]
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Tofubeast Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
SWEET! I'd love to see omakes, or process pages/inspiration. That's always the most interesting part of a printed book for me!
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Jazzme18 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I agree with Adriyel-chan with the bookmarks and postcards will be cool, especially if you use either an omake story or a candid picture of the characters on them. Looking forward to the BEST story ever.
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