Another delay as Reza is unable to finish any pages
Waiting for the last 10 pages of ICHIDO from Reza on Friday I received the Facebook message that he would be unable to finish any of the book. I believe he was just like me in thinking he could do sequential work easily enough but after starting to work on it kept reworking and reworking it, see previous updates for how many times he changed page 1. He can't afford to shovel time into reworking sequential pages that he will never finish. The $$ for project were given to him way back and used to help pay for his newborn. Per Facebook attachment he will use what was previously paid for new ICHIDO conceptual work. I would like to involve all the backers for these new community concepts. If there are new first son bots you guys would like to see designed please post ideas here and I will get him working on them ASAP for inclusion in book one.
The last pages were already lettered per my original thumbnails and thought I would be able to plug Rezas pages right in and print up the book soon. Thank you for the taiko drumming sound effects everyone, those are perfect.
So now I need to draw the last ten pages which will delay the book a bit more. During the last year I have improved substantially as an artist. Again because of your patience. And my speed is much improved and feel I can tackle these last ten pages in a fraction of the time I did the previous ones.
Will see if I can finish them this month, not doing commissions and will stop any warm ups and focus 100% time on finishing the last ten pages. I will attempt to post more frequent updates as the completion of ICHIDO finally approaches.
The plan after completing the last ten pages, printing book one and fulfilling everyone's rewards is to focus on the loyalty pledge characters and their inclusion in the story in book two. Everyone that pledged here will get free digital copies of book two when that is finished later this year.
Thank you all for everything. Tomas