Thursday, July 24, 2014

grOw/stOry#18 hits slight delay, but hope to resume soon

Unfortunately, a few days after getting my computer back, it started in with the same issues as before — small multi-color squares appearing on the screen, sometimes the screen going dark, and sometimes the video just locking up. Why they originally only replaced the power supply, I don't know.  So, I had to bring it back in again.  The tech this time was surprised at the original diagnosis and said its obviously the video card (to which I agree... makes sense). Because of the misdiagnosis the first time, and the fact that I had to come back in, the video card repair will be FREE!  Whoo hoo!  

Anyway, before I brought my computer back in, I was able to complete illustrations 3-5. As soon as I get my computer back, I will be off and running on the rest (hopefully, by Monday of next week).

But, in the meantime, I was able to borrow my wife's computer and use it to continue work on the text layout and typesetting, as well as the website updates for the release. I am trying not to lose any time on work that needs to be done anyway.

Friday, July 11, 2014

grOw/stOry#18 illustrations ink & paint underway!

Just 2 hours after my last post, I got a call from the Apple store and they said my computer was fixed — about 2 days quicker that I thought it would be!  Needless to say, I was out the door within 15 minutes to go pick up my computer. It been humming along quite nicely ever since I brought it home, with its new power supply installed. I was so happy it was a relatively easy and inexpensive item to fix, and wasn't something such as a video card, or worse, the motherboard or CPU. (I was getting odd random color squares over the display and then freezing of all video.)

Once my computer was set up, I finished the last few pencil drawings and then immediately hopped into inking and painting.  In the last 2 days, I finished the first 2 illustrations for "OutgrOwing Denise". I've been making very good progress to say the least.

Enjoy the preview!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

grOw/stOry#18 Well Underway

The next project — grOw/stOry#18 titled "OutgrOwing Denise" — is well underway. The text has been completed and 17 of 20 illustrations have been pencil drawn, and I expect the complete the last 3 today or tomorrow. This release is a brand new stOry from Tristan Langley (aka "Longbow9"), the author of "Succubus".  If Mr. B ("Voluntary Response") can be considered the Steven Spielburg of BE stories, then "Tristan Langley" is the Michael Bay of them. Fast-paced and filled with numerous grOwing beauties expanding all sorts of ways, this latest endeavor from the author of the wildly popular "Medicine Show" serial story in LPSQ.org forum is an electrically-charged romp with an explosive ending.

(For those concerned, YES, after this release, I will be embarking on the next grOw/cOmic, which will be a 6-issue series.)

I am sorry, but I can't show any pencil previews yet, as my computer is "in the shop." I am hoping to get it back within the next few days, fixed, ready to go, and with minimal weight loss to my wallet. (Don't worry — I have quadruple back-up, so no files, projects, or scans were lost.) If my computer had to develop trouble, this was the perfect time to do so, as most of my work is using pencil and paper right now. (Some work had to be done digitally, such as the backgrounds and looking up reference material, but I am using my wife's [much slowerrrr] computer to do so in the meanwhile.)

Speaking of the above, have YOU backed-up your work recently???  Hard drive failure is not a matter of IF, but a matter of WHEN.  Back-up drives are relatively inexpensive now-a-days, and can even be configured to back-up automatically.  As for me, I have an application that automatically copies any updated file to TWO hard drives (RAID-0 set-up of 2 hard drives in a single case) each night at 2am. Also, I have a full, cloned copy of my OS on another hard drive for instant access to my OS and apps (which I am using right now); and, I have Carbonite online back-up for my files (to protect against weather damage, fire, or theft of my computer).

Remember, as posted at my website FAQ page, ALL orders made before June 6, 2012 are no longer downloadable. My old Host suddenly close-up shop and shut down his servers the day before, instantly cutting off any access. All his customers (myself included) lost their ecommerce databases without any chance of getting them back — ever.  So... make those back-ups of your purchases!

Friday, June 20, 2014

grOw/stOry#17, "Voluntary Response" RELEASED!

grOw/stOry #17:
“Voluntary Response”

Mr. B returns — author of "BEaver Lake Summer Camp"
and "The BE InsTITute" returns!.
Synopsis:
Renée loved her boyfriend, Jay. She would do anything to make him happy. Knowing he was an avid boob-man, she decided to take part in clinical trial for a new lactation-inducing drug that had "swelling of the breasts" as a common side effect. However, things do not go as planned, and the research doctor behind the new drug "has a past history" of his product's side effects going... awry.

Categories:
Breast Expansion
– big, huge, Wow ;   
Lactation
;
Clothes stretching, button popping, bra busting
;
growth: science / unknown ;
sexual situations: MF .


Mr. B (author of "BEaver Lake Summer Camp" and "The BE InsTITute) returns to the grOw/stOry genre with this brand new, never before seen chapter in his series that began over 10 years ago with "Volunteers" (available free on the internet). But don't worry — this newest chapter can easily stand alone, or work well as a continuing tale in the "Volunteers" series.

grOw/stOry#17 features:
  • At 22,000+ wordse — over twice as as long as the earlier stOries!
  • 20 newly created BustArtist illustrations which are the best quality to date — which is 6 more than average, and includes 6 full-page spreads!
  • BONUS FEATURES: Includes high-resolution PDF as well as EPUB (eBook reader such as iPad or iPhone) and MOBI (Kindle) formats!

AVAILABLE NOW AT www.bustartist.com !  (Visa, MC, PayPal)


NOTE:  Should you have trouble accessing my website (i.e. "Server not found", just try again in about 10-15 minutes. My host, Network Solutions, is having occasional DNS issues.)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

All 20 illustrations for grOw/stOry#17 complete! Release soon!

Yes, you read that right — I added one more illustration to make the total twenty!  There was one scene that was too good to pass up illustrating. Having put it to the side due to difficulty with the image's layout, I was finally inspired by a nice, low-angle shot that I think really sings.

All I need to do now is complete the rest of the stOry's production — website graphics and layout, store set-up, ebook formats (PDF, Kindle, and epub), and then I can release this puppy!  I am hoping to get most of this done today and tomorrow. Release will be anytime between Friday and Monday (hopefully, sooner).

Hang in there!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

YES, my website still there. Some DNS/server issues.

If you arrive at my website (www.bustartist.com) and find that your browser "cannot find the server", rest assured that my website is STILL there.  Try again in 15-20 minutes, and keep checking periodically if that doesn't work.  Network Solutions seems to be having troubles with their DNS and/or servers and occasionally do not display my website. I am looking into this.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

grOw/stOry#17, 16 of the 19 illustrations nearly completed!

I have been so focused on grOw/stOry#17, "Voluntary Response" (and distracted by a number of "RL" events and work), that I forgot to post my week's end status update. However, progress is still chugging along at a good clip for the new grOw/stOry release.  

Right now, 16 out of the 19 illustrations are nearly completed. I say "nearly" only because I need to go back and fix a few "inconsistencies" in the most recent images as pointed out by the author, Mr. B.

Getting closer to release! (And then it's an immediate hop over to working on the images for grOw/stOry#18, as the text for that one is done!)