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Crayons for Everyone (Sort Of)

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Hey everyone, update time. Let's start with your new wallpaper:

 I had the crayons out, so I decided to do something with them that also tied into the current story in the main comic. You can get it at the Wallpaper page on the website, same as always.

And that should give you a fair idea of what I accomplished since the last update, too. I finished all of the crayon drawings from the original (non-Patience) pledge levels and started in on the D&D party drawings, along with the first few Patience crayon pieces. I have not mailed any of this art yet, however, so don't go checking your inbox for shipping notifications. They will likely trickle out over the next few weeks, a few at a time, while I keep working on the rest of them.

A reminder that if you ordered a D&D drawing but you want to change the characters that I depict (because your old character probably had a full adventuring life and retired to be queen by now) or swap it for a regular OOTS drawing, you can do so by sending me an email at updateddescriptions.kickstarter@giantitp.com. (The D&D parties I've already finished were for customers who previously updated their information with me.) Also, I will be going through my Kickstarter message inbox before I mail anything, so if you have an address change for your package, you can send it to me there and I'll make sure to update my list.

As far as what else I did, let's look at the Workometer. The half-shaded boxes represent the pieces I finished but didn't mail yet.

 

So the only other thing I did was start on the Winter miniatures set. I am aiming to release that during this upcoming winter, which means I needed to get started on it now. Beyond that, I've done some writing on one of the stories remaining, but not so much that I'd feel OK lighting up a box. I also realized that I'd never added a line for the D&D drawings that were Patience packages on the Workometer, so that's fixed now.

My goal for the next update is early November, by which time I hope to have all of these boxes mailed and another stack of art completed while being well on my way with the Winter miniatures. And you'll also get the last wallpaper, too. Thanks, as always, for your patience and support.

--Rich

P.S. I will be releasing the Summer miniatures that you got back in 2013 to the general public sometime in the next week or two. Like the Spring ones, there will be a small selection of additional monsters plus the updated art style, and the same discount will apply. Rather than clog your inbox with another email when that happens, you can just use the same coupon code I gave you in the previous update to get the discount, if that's a thing you want. And if it's not, feel free to never think about it again.

A Note and a Discount

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DOWNLOAD NOW: "How the Paladin Got His Scar"

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Scar Issue

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Hey guys, I'm going to keep this brief and to the point so everyone can get reading right away. The most important thing is that a few minutes after this update, I'll be sending a second private update that will have the download link for the O-Chul prequel story, "How the Paladin Got His Scar." It's fairly large—95 pages, 62 MB—so take that into account when downloading it.

The O-Chul story is the only thing I finished, so that's all that's lit up on the Workometer. My main goal going forward over the summer is to get back to the regular free comic on the website as much as possible. My top Kickstarter priority will be crayon drawings, at least for the foreseeable future.

Picking an exact date to try to update didn't work out at all this time, so I'm not going to do that again. I hope to do another Kickstarter update in early August.

Thanks, as always, and I hope you enjoy the story. Have a nice summer, unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere, in which case have a nice winter.

--Rich

Titles Are Hard, Too

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I said I was going to update on February 22nd, and I think there's a pretty good chance that it might still be Wednesday somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean somewhere, right? Yes? No? I'm not going to Google that because I don't want to be wrong. Anyway, here's a wallpaper.

I must have been in a more contemplative mood when I came up with this idea, rather than the usual action scene, but I think it came out well. As always, you can download it from the Wallpapers page on the main website.

Of course, you've probably already figured out that the fact that you're getting a wallpaper means that the O-Chul story isn't done. I'm closer than before—incredibly close, in that way where I would normally not update until it was done and then something else would come up and then suddenly it's been six months. So, I'm updating as promised, knowing that I may finish the story next week. Or not, I can't tell; even when I'm done the art, I have to go over everything and check for errors and make sure everything works together. That's a luxury I don't get on the main comic, where I have to post every page as I write it and hope I didn't make any mistakes that I'll need to explain later, so I'm going to take full advantage of it. 

Obviously, I didn't get anything else finished in the last few weeks, either, so here's the Workometer:

What I'm going to do is once again tell you when I am going to update, with the understanding that I may choose to update sooner than that if I get the story done. The next update will be on April 24th, 2017.

I'm going to cut this short now because I've been awake for 26 hours trying to get that wallpaper done and words are hard right now. As always, thanks for whatever level of patience and support you're still giving me after all this, and I will see you again in a little over 8 weeks (if not sooner). Thanks!

--Rich

P.S. None of you need to worry about the Haleo & Julelan story that I just put on sale to the public, it's the pretty much the same one you got back in 2013, just with updated lettering. But if you don't have Blood Runs in the Family yet, the PDF version is on sale now, if you care.