Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New Free BE Painting

I actually released this just prior to grOw/stOry#12 coming out, but I wanted to make sure the stOry's release stayed at top of the blog for a few days, so that everyone saw it. While my Host was handling the upload (which, I am happy to say, went surprisingly fast!), I decided to do a new BE painting. I have been tossing this one around for a while now (like 2-3 years). In some planning sketches, I had the woman opening a gift with a surprised, but elated, look on her face, and Santa looking in the window with a smile. I eventually changed it to this. A small preview is here, but you can download larger resolutions at:
My FREE BEA Gallery (1024x768 and 1470 x 1200)
My BEA Members Gallery (3300 x 2686)
The Process Forum (1470 x 1200)
My DeviantArt page


Friday, December 4, 2009

grOw/stOry#12, "Beaver Lake Summer Camp", Released!

(I am shocked at how fast my Host put this up. I just sent it to them earlier today. Good news for the new owners of the Hosting company!)

grOw/stOry#12: BEaver Lake Summer Camp

Darryl was the only male counselor left at the end of the season at Beaver Lake Summer Camp. Now that the kids were gone, it was time for the counselors to clean up and have their end-of-season "personal" time together. But things start to get a little odd starting at the camp fire that night. Tanya, a busty counselor who has eyes for Darryl, tells the group of three females and one male of the "Curse of the White Mountains" that caused her boobs to get so big -- a story that she tells everyone who asks her about her large bustline. Though the night ends in raucous laughter at the so-called "curse", her fellow counselors, and even Tanya herself, wonder if the curse is actually real. You see, all the women's counselors boobs are suddenly starting to grow. And grow. And GROW.

This fully rewritten version of the original E.L. Publication's "BOOOooob Camp" completely re-imagines the original story. Well-known BE-author Mr. B has created a whole new scenario for the sole male character who is surrounded by women whose boobs are growing wildly! The only things that are the same from the original story are the names of two characters, a camp setting, and a campfire story.

This stOry features:
> the longest grOw/stOry released! -- twice as long as the average stOry!
> the original story and artwork are included in the index, you will be getting TWO FULL STORIES in one book!
> 16 newly created BustArtist illustrations which are the best quality to date -- which is 3 more than average, and includes 2 full-page spreads.
> the images are saved in the highest compression quality, as well as 50% more resolution!

Category: Breast Expansion (big/huge/wow - mystery); buttons popping; tight spaces; wet t-shirts

151-page PDF ebook, with 16 NEW color illustrations by BustArtist, which are the highest quality to-date! Also contains both the original story by Gene Erik, as well as the original 8 black-and-white line drawings by LoSarro from the former E.L. Publications print version. You get 2 different stories in 1 book!

This story can be purchased at: www.bustartist.com

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

grOw/stOry#12: Last illustration completed !

Update (04 Dec 2009 11:50am EST): the stOry has been proofread and finalized. The PDF file has been uploaded to my Host. Release will depend on how quickly they attach it to my store, which could be 2-10 business days, based on previous times.

Yes, all the illustrations to the latest grOw/stOry are now finished! The release of this long-awaited edition is imminent. The last few images took some time to complete, as the level of detail was quite large. In addition, the last image is a huge 2-page spread. Click the image to the right for a preview!

The fun new thing I have experimented with in this release is the use of a Photoshop filter called "Lens Blur". Originally, I thought it was just another complicated Blur feature that had little extra compared to the standard blurs. However, I was very wrong. Seeing a demonstration of it online, I realized it's power. Basically, it is a blur filter than uses a grayscale alpha channel to simulate depth of field. Some 3D rendering programs render an alpha channel which is based on the depth of items in the image — white is closest, black is farthest. Using this info, the filter blurs the image in an amount based on the grayscale value. For example, white would get no blur, gray would get some blur, and black would get full blur. You can take an in-focus image and simulate a depth of field similar to photography focusing techniques. Since I use layers heavily both in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, it was easy for me to create my own alpha channels that were "depth based". Click the image for a full visual demonstration.

So what's next? Tonight, I will be doing a final proofread, setting up the PDF, and then sending to my Host to upload to my store. Now, just recently, my Host changed hands to a new owner, so I do not know how fast they will work at doing this. However, they have assured us clients that the change-over will be seemless, even hiring many of the employees of the older company. We will see. For the last few releases, this process took anywhere from 2 days to a week and a half.

I will make an announcement here when the stOry is released. I will post any unusual delays as an addendum to this post.

Friday, November 20, 2009

grOw/stOry#12: BEaver Lake Summer Camp

It's been a long and busy week. However, for once when I say "busy week", I am not going to say that I got little done on the newest release. On the contrary, I just finished the 12th of 16 illustrations for the next-to-be-released grOw/stOry, #12 "BEaver Lake Summer Camp."

Not only are there 3 more illustrations than average, but there are two 2-page spread illustrations in this release! As I mentioned in an earlier post, the story written by Mr. B is the longest story to date. How long? It is twice as long as the average grOw/stOry, 50% longer than his last (#11 The B.E. InsTITute), and even 22% longer than the longest stOry to date (#4 Breast Wishes). And, unlike other reworkings of the stOries, where I had the story only enhanced or polished, Mr. B has completely overhauled and freshly written this story from the ground up! About all that
is the same are 2 character names, a camp setting, and a campfire story. So when released, there will be 2 distinct BE stories in the PDF!

So just how big will this release be? Check out the attached graph, showing comparable story lengths, number of illustrations (including sizes) and, and inclusion of original story versions. You will see, this will be, by far, the largest grOw/stOry release yet!!

Enjoy the preview!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Chip, chip, chip. grOw/stOry#12 continues to take shape.

More work was completed yesterday and today. Mr. B. and I are making a few subtle text changes to help illustrations line up properly, and to... ahem... flesh out the story. Another illustration has been completed, bringing the total to 8 of 16. Also, 3 more illustrations were drawn in the pencil stage, leaving only 1 more to be drawn before going to color. A lot of progress is being made on this HUGE new release.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

grOw/stOry#12, 7 of 16 illustrations done!

I just finished the 7th of the 16 illustrations that will appear in the newest grOw/stOry. I am very happy on how these are turning out so far — its some of my best work yet.

Oh, you may be wondering why I keep referring to this release by its number (12). That's because Mr. B. and I haven't decided on the title yet. ;D

I'm making good progress! Hang in there. Enjoy the preview for now.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

grOw/stOry#12: Good things abound!

I just finished the 4th of 16 illustrations for the the next grOw/stOry! Again, that's 3 more than usual. Also, Mr. B. has just about wrapped up the rewrite, and I have to say, it is a good one! Not only that, but it is a good 50% longer than most stOries, and nearly twice as long as some of the shortest!

Another good thing is that today, I finished a huuuuge "real life work" project that has been going on for the last 6 months! Though I still have other projects in the works, now that this particular one is out of the way, I should have more time to devote to getting this stOry, and the next grOw/cOmic, out the door!

Enjoy the preview! You will notice it is the colored version of the pencil preview I posted back on October 23.

Friday, October 30, 2009

grOw/stOry#12: coloring progresses!

As usually done for other grOw/stOries, I will not post a preview of each page completed, since, unlike the grOw/cOmics, there is only one illustration per page (where a cOmic could have 4, 5 or even 6 panels). Showing enough of a grOw/stOry page for a preview would reveal too much. Showing just a little would be useless (Hey! It's an eye!). So, I will post every so often, showing one preview for every 4 (approximately) pages. I may even post that "another page is complete!" but not show a preview, just to keep you abreast of things.

With that in mind, here is the first preview. I wanted to say that the first 3 of 16 illustrations were complete by today, but this has been a killer week. Currently, this one, and about 75% of the second, are done.

Enjoy the preview! And Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 23, 2009

grOw/stOry#12: work progresses

Mr. B and I have made major headway into the reworking of the next grOw/stOry, formerly known from the E.L. Publications Tremendous Tit Tales as "BOOOoob Camp." Our email powwow sessions have been sculpting and refining this new BE story into its final stages. Mr. B's writing has breathed new life into an old story — so much so, that compared to other rewritten stOries where I've said "its like getting 2 stories in 1," this time it IS getting 2 stories in 1.

Also, now that we've gotten to this stage, I've begun the artwork. So far, I have completed 13 of the planned 16 pencil drawings, ready for coloring. Yes, on average, this stOry will have 3 more illustrations than the standard 13.

Once released, this stOry will also round out the fourth grOw/stOry Collection, covering stOries #10-12. Then, it's off to the next grOw/cOmic series.

Enjoy the pencil preview.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Update: What's Coming Down the Pike?

As I was reminded in a reply to a previous post, it's been a month since my last update to the Blog. I usually post when concrete updates have been completed, but that's not to say nothing has been worked on since the release of grOw/stOry "The B.E. InsTITute." Usually within a week of a new release, I'm on the next project. It has gone slower that usual for 2 reasons: a) heavy workload coming out of the summer slowdowns (a good thing), and b) the two new projects I am working on are in the early development stage.

Wait... did I say two new projects? Yes. I am concurrently working on the next grOw/stOry and the next grOw/cOmic series.

For the grOw/stOry, I am working with Mister B, who is writing from the ground up a whole new rendition of the former E.L. Publications release, "Booooob Camp." After each one of our online powwows of ideas and plot planning, Mister B heads back to his craft and sculpts his prose. And I, not wanting to seem idle, start gathering references for the stOry's illustrations.

In addition, I have been outlining and writing the next grOw/cOmic series. So far, I have written (about 50% rough, 50% concrete), 5 out of the 6 issues that will comprise the next series, titled "grOwing Desires". As done for all the other cOmic series, I want to make sure the entire story line for all issues is planned out before pencil hits the paper so that I do not paint myself into a corner story-wise. Already, I have gone back a few times, from, say issue 4, to rewrite or add something in issue 1.

So which will come first? The plan is to have the new grOw/stOry be released first. This will also round out the 3-stOry release schedule I like to keep. At that time, the stOry Collection (#10-12) will be released as well. Then, it is on to "grOwing Desires".

Even if concrete updates have not yet been completed, I will try to do my best to update more often! Thanks, everyone, for your interest here!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Has it been 8 years already?

When it doesn't seem so long ago, you know you are not forgetting.

However, having a job in Manhattan at the time (though I was luckily home that morning, getting ready for work), and living with 45 miles of Ground Zero, it is impossible to forget.

Friday, August 14, 2009

grOw/stOry#11, "The B.E. InsTITute", Released!

Finally, my Host was able to upload the file to my store. Taking longer than I hoped, the delay was actually not terrible, but within the normal range of such things. Sometimes they have been quick about it (48 hours), sometimes a long time (2 weeks for grOw#2).

grOw/stOry#11: The B.E. InsTITute

After returning from a long business trip, Craig is pounced on by his wife who persuades him to come with her to The B.E. Institute, a medical clinic specializing in breast enlargement. An avid boobman, Craig is quickly and easily enticed to go along for a "consult". However, once he arrives, the consultation with the three gorgeous doctors seems more for HIM than his wife. The powers of boob persuasion are displayed to their FULLest, as triad of busty physicians "demonstrate" the breast enlargement results that his wife could achieve - right in front of him!

This rewritten version of the original E.L. Publication's "Big Boob Clinic" fully expands on the seductive powers of persuasion of growing boobs on a breastman in this newly crafted version that is 68% longer than the original! Well-known BE author Mr. B. has enhanced the story to new heights that will seduce you as much as its main character.

Category: Breast Expansion (big/huge/wow - science); Buttons popping ; Lactation ; nipple expansion; sex (mf)

99 page PDF ebook, with 13 NEW color illustrations by BustArtist! Also contains both the original story by Michael Peterson, as well as the original 8 black-and-white line drawings by Vince Delay from the former E.L. Publications print version. It's like getting 2 stories in 1 !

This story can be purchased at: www.bustartist.com

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

grOw/stOry #11 update #3

Thu Aug 13 update: some good news... my Host finally contacted me with apologies, and asked that I send them the file (again!), and they will upload quickly. Having just sent it, I am watching for the file to appear. I am hoping for it to be ready by the weekend.

Mon Aug 10 update: OK, it seems my Host is dragging ass right now. They haven't even responded to my email or tech support ticket yet. Hopefully, this will be rectified soon, and "The B.E. InsTITute" can be released.


Well, it is finished! grOw/stOry#11 "The B.E. InsTITute" has been sent to my host for uploading to my site. Hopefully, I will be able to release this newest addition to the grOw/stOry series either on Saturday, Aug 8th or Monday Aug 10th. I will be away Aug 6-7, so if they upload it sooner, I will not be able to release the issue until Saturday.

My health issue:
Right now, it seems "very good". However, 12 days ago it didn't seem that way. Let's just say that the "episodes", plus my struggling with higher cholesterol and my family medical history, were enough for my doctor to send me to a cardiologist, who performed 2 EKGs, an echocardiogram, a carotid artery sonogram, and an exercise stress test. The good thing is that they all came back negative for anything bad. Whew!!!!!! As the taxi driver said to me who took me to the Cardiac Center, "you look a little young to be going to this place." I am... or at least, I should be! :) So for now, I continue to wear an EKG event monitor in case an episode should repeat itself. But currently, it is looking like it was a severe bodily reaction to consistent, long term, and overwhelming stress. I guess my brain is better at handling stress than my body. :) Time for me to get back to my 2.5 mile walks!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

grOw/stOry#11, update 2

Things are moving along on the latest grOw/stOry, "The B.E. InsTITute", albeit much slower than I had hoped. I just completed the 10th of 13 illustrations for the stOry. Although only 3 more to go, I only have 3 more days until my original goal of the end of July. Unfortunately, with my current "real life" workload, this just cannot happen. I also had a (hopefully) small health issue that delayed me -- which I may find out about more this Thursday. (Plus, I had a day off last week to celebrate my birthday.) :)

In either case, my new goal to release the latest stOry will be between Fri Aug 7 and Fri Aug 15. Still to do are: coloring the final 3 illustrations, finalizing the layout of the book (95% done), creating the necessary graphics and page set-ups for the store, and getting the PDF to my Host and having them upload it (which they have been quite good at doing recently... usually 2-3 business days).

I will keep you updated when things get closer to completion. In the meanwhile, enjoy the preview of one of The B.E. Institute's illustrations! (Click it for a larger view..... "mmmm, larger...." )

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

grOw/stOry#11 update

Again, i have been absent from the blog for a while, but work continues. With the holiday and continuing deadlines with my "real life" work, including squashing the CSS bugs I mentioned in my last post, it has been difficult to make a post. Surprising to me was the amount of time that had passed since the last post.

But in terms of the next grOw/stOry, number 11, newly titled "The B.E. InsTITute", is progressing along. All the pencil drawings are complete for the 13 illustrations, and I just finished coloring 3 of them (one of which, you can preview here). Time is slipping away on me faster than I wished, but I am still hoping for an end of July release.

Enjoy the preview!

Monday, June 29, 2009

So... .what's new?

Yes, I seemed to have been missing in action for the last 3 weeks, but there has been some progress on the next project. Most of my time has been working the site after the last grOw/stOry release (the site is at its busiest for the first 2 weeks after a new release), as well as a very busy "real life" work schedule. Learning CSS (self-taught) in less than 2 months for a real website design project, especially when I am not a "programmer", is a draining experience.

So, what is new on the "BA" front? I have been working with a known BE writer to revamp the next grOw/stOry (#11). The next release will be a reworking of the former E.L. Publications story "Big Boob Clinic." Renamed to "The B.E. InsTITute," this updated stOry is 80% rewritten, and is nearly 75% longer than the original ! The results are fantastic. I think you will all really like the newly revamped story.

I have had the pleasure to work with Mr. B, a BE writer who is known for stories such as "Bit By The Bug," "Volunteers," "Overkill," and one of my favorites, "Growing Like a Weed." This later work was the inspiration for my morph-story "FanTITy" #23, by the same name. Mr. B has a great grasp of characters, storyline, plots and twists, and a good sense of a well-written paragraph!

The stOry has been completed, and I spent today planning out the illustrations. Depending on my "real life" workload, I am hoping to have it finished before the end of July (knock on wood).

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

grOw/stOry#10, "Voodoo Boob-boo", Released!

After a slight technical problem, I am happy to say that the issue has been corrected, and the newest grOw/stOry has been released! It's been a year and a week since the last stOry was published, so I know this installment in the grOw series is a welcome one. This will be the first of a number of new stOries to come out in the next few months. 3-stOry Collections will be available once the third release has been completed.

grOw/stOry#10: Voodoo Boob-boo

Caitlin was an attractive 18-year-old preparing for her first year of college. One of the prettiest girls in her class, she had a lovely face, legs that went on forever, and was curvy in all the right places. But in what seemd to be a cruel jest of nature, she was also rather flat-chested. But when she can't afford a boob job, she reluctantly resorts to witchcraft at the hands of a ditzy young woman. After a resounding successful procedure, Caitlin is horrified that her boobs suddenly start to grow even bigger... and bigger... and BIGGER.

Category: Breast Expansion (big/huge/wow - magical); Buttons popping ; sex (ff)

68 page PDF ebook, with 13 NEW color illustrations by BustArtist, which are the highest quality to-date! Also contains the original 8 black-and-white line drawings by LoSarro from the former E.L. Publications print version.

This story can be purchased at: www.bustartist.com

Friday, June 5, 2009

grOw/stOry#10 file sent to Host

Mon., Jun 8 update: I should have had a release today, but unfortunately, my Host messed something up. While the file shows as uploaded, when I made a test order, the file was "missing". I put in a tech support request. I hope the fix this within 24 hours. Here's hoping....

The proofreading and PDF compilation took longer than usual, but the result was much better than it would have been if done quicker. Having 2 people review the story, a number of changes were made to streamline it, make it better, and enhance the language. It is now done, and has been sent to my website Host for uploading to the store. Once this is done, the stOry will be released. Except for a small delay due to a file corruption, they did this pretty quick last time. I am hoping for early next week. Stay tuned! They next update will be the release update.

Monday, June 1, 2009

grOw/stOry#10, all illustrations completed!

I just finished the 13th and final illustration for the newest grOw/stOry, "Voodoo Booboo". All that is left is to do is a final review and proofreading of the stOry, create the final PDF, and set-up the store. Depending on how long it takes my website Host to upload the file to the store, we may see a release by week's end, or at the beginning of next week. In the meantime, enjoy the newest preview.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

grOw/stOry#10: 9 of 13 illustrations complete

I just finished the 9th of 13 planned illustrations for the newest grOw/stOry: "Voodoo Booboo". I am making good progress, but a tad slow on the timing side due to a "real life work" heavy workload. But, things are coming along nicely. This will be the first stOry built in Adobe InDesign, which is giving me much better PDF results than in previous stOries — especially in terms of color and compression quality. We are slowly, but surely, getting to the end. In the meanwhile, enjoy the preview!

Monday, May 18, 2009

grOw/stOry#10 update

Things have been progressing, albeit a little slowly (the usual reasons). Right now, I just finished the 6th of 13 full-page images for the new grOw/stOry#10, "Voodoo Booboo". We are just about at the halfway mark. I am really enjoying working on the new stOry, after nearly a year since #9. StOries 7-9 made a noticable leap in art quality from the previous releases, and the newest set of stOries will make yet another bound.

I will release this stOry when it is complete. For those who are looking for the Collection, I will be releasing a 3-stOry collection once 3 new stOries are complete. Doing it this way, there would be no difference between the release date for the Collection whether I release the individual stOries one-at-a-time, or all 3 at once. This way, it gives you a choice.

For now, enjoy the 2nd preview from grOw/stOry #10!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

BA Stimulating Stimulus Sale extended!

Due to popular demand, I am extending the BA Stimulating Stimulus Sale a few more days. If you missed out on the first week, I am extending the Sale to Saturday, May 16th, 2009. Don't miss out on these sale prices of :
14% (3 items)
20% (1 item)
33% (5 items)
40% (1 item)
and even 50% off! (9 items!)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Work on new grOw/stOries begins!

Now that the latest grOw/cOmic series has been completed, I am now turning my attention to putting out more grOw/stOries (the former E.L Publications' Titanic Tit Tales collection). Right now, I am working on "Voodoo Booboo", a story of BE witchcraft gone awry. The story is a good one, but it needed tweaking. I have added more description and details to the text, to help fill it in more. For example, I felt the story was weak in the large amount of back and forth dialogue that occured, without any descriptions of who was talk, what they were feeling, or how they were speaking.

For example (not taken from the story):

..."You're growing, Jessica!"
..."Oh my god!"
..."Why do you think this happened?"
...I don't know! Maybe it was the formula"?

Changed to:
..."You're growing, Jessica!" the blonde exclaimed, her eyes darting from one expanding nipple to the other.
..."Oh... my... god..." Jessica gasped, her mouth continuing to work wordlessly in bewilderment.
...Doris shook her head as if to wake from a dream. "Why..." She tried to form words, but it wasn't easy. "Why... do you think this happened?"
..."I don't know!" The busty redhead exclaimed. "Maybe it was the formula?"

he above is just a quick example of what I mean. I think just straight dialogue can get confusing if it is too long without an identifier (just who is talking anyway?). And, without any description of the speaker's actions or emotions, it can result in a much more "bland" scene.

I will probably do a little more of this to the text before releasing it, but for now, I am concentrating on the artwork. The story has been layed out, all 13 drawings have been completed in the pencil stage, and I am now in the digital ink and paint stage. I may not show a preview for each page done, since, with only 1 image per page, a preview, however small, may give too much away. But, a few previews here and there, may be possible. For now, here is a preview of the first illustration. Enjoy!

Monday, May 4, 2009

grOw/cOmic#3, issue 5 Released!

The fifth issue (the "Epilogue") of the grOw/cOmic series "aninconvenientgrowth" is now available after a slight technical delay. I made sure by doing a purchase myself, and all worked out fine! I worked with my Host to get the one 6.1 MB PDF uploaded.

Go to:

aninconvenientgrowth Issue 5, Epilogue: "We hope you enjoyed your stay!." 18 color pages, plus 2 covers

After a night of tears and sweat, and of fear and passion, Julie and Tyler were relaxing in Tyler's apartment. With nothing else to do, a week before the AugMentCo company was allowed to start the reversal process, and a pair of unheard-of-sized boobs, what else was there to do? Why, enjoy them, of course!

This issue has 2 more pages than the previous issues of grOw/cOmic#3 for the same price!

Category: Breast Expansion (chemical: wow); Strong Sexual Situations (MF)


The BA Stumlating Stimulus Sale!
For 1 week only! Sale lasts until Monday May 11, 2009, 11:59 PM EST.

The BA Stimulating Stimulus Sale! is on! Many countries are having their own "stimulus packages" to help boost the economy. Here at BA Studios, I am offering my own Stimulus that will help stimulate your package!

The sale includes 14%, 33%, and 50% off regular prices!!!! Here are the sale items:

grOw/cOmic#3, issue 5
- (new release, no sale price, but 2 extra pages!)
grOw/cOmic#3, issues 1-4
- $23.95 sale price ($3.00 off the normal collection price, a total of 20% savings)
grOw/cOmic#3, issue 4
- $6.50 sale price ($1 off, 14% savings)
grOw/cOmic#3, issue 3
- $6.50 sale price ($1 off, 14% savings)
grOw/cOmic#3, issue 2
- $6.50 sale price ($1 off, 14% savings)
grOw/cOmic#3, issue 1
- $4.50 sale price ($3 off, 40% savings)

grOw/cOmic#2, issues 1-5
- $24.75 sale price ($12.75 off, 33% savings)
grOw/cOmic#2, issue 5
- $4.95 sale price ($2.55 off, 33% savings)
grOw/cOmic#2, issue 4
- $4.95 sale price ($2.55 off, 33% savings)
grOw/cOmic#2, issue 3
- $4.95 sale price ($2.55 off, 33% savings)
grOw/cOmic#2, issue 2
- $4.95 sale price ($2.55 off, 33% savings)
grOw/cOmic#2, issue 1
- $1.95 sale price ($1 off the normal sale!)

- $6.95 sale price ($7.00 off, 50% savings)

grOw/stOry Collection 7-9
- $13.76 sale price ($7.09 off, 33% savings)
grOw/stOry # 9
- $4.59 sale price ($2.36 off, 33% savings)
grOw/stOry # 8
- $4.59 sale price ($2.36 off, 33% savings)
grOw/stOry # 7
- $4.59 sale price ($2.36 off, 33% savings)

grOw/stOry Collection 4-6
- $10.43 sale price ($10.42 off, 50% savings)
grOw/stOry # 6
- $3.50 sale price ($3.45 off, 50% savings)
grOw/stOry # 5
- $3.50 sale price ($3.45 off, 50% savings)
grOw/stOry # 4
- $3.50 sale price ($3.45 off, 50% savings)

grOw/stOry Collection 1-3
- $10.43 sale price ($10.42 off, 50% savings)
grOw/stOry # 3
- $3.50 sale price ($3.45 off, 50% savings)
grOw/stOry # 2
- $3.50 sale price ($3.45 off, 50% savings)
grOw/stOry # 1
- $3.50 sale price ($3.45 off, 50% savings)

Sale does NOT apply to previously purchased items. All items must be purchased between Mon May 4, 2009 and Mon May 11, 2009, 11:59pm EST. No refunds on previous purchases, or on purchases downloaded.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Update: grOw/cOmic#3 and Stimulating Sale!

The latest issue has been compiled and completed, and sent off to my provider to upload to the store. It all depends on how long it takes them to do this. In past, it was as little as 24 hours, but as long as 1 week. This longer time was before they switched owners. So far, the new guys have been much more on the ball. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I used to be able to upload the file myself, but due to system changes on their end, I can no longer do this.

The BA Stimulating Sale:
Many countries may be offering their versions of "stimulus" plans for the economy. But at BA Studios, I will be offering a "Stimulating Sale" upon the release of grOw/cOmic#3, issue 5.

The sale will go for 1 week from the time of release of the newest issue of grOw/cOmic#3 (issue 5). Terms of the sale will be announced at time of issue 5's release.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Final page completed!

Page 82, the last page of the issue, and of the series, has just been completed! I thought about it long and hard, and in the end, I left the last page as one. In my last post, I mentioned how I was thinking of splitting the page into two. I started doing sketches of what the pages would look like split, and I decided that it would be best for the story wrap-up to keep it on one page — splitting it would have seemed too drawn out.

So, instead, I took the pencil drawn version of the page, and moved and resized panels in Photoshop until I got the right balance and eased up a lot of room from the original "crowded" design. It is still a busy page (in detail and text) but it is now much better, and no more busy than other pages from other issues. The detail (4 unique new backgrounds, and a lot of faces) is also what made this page take so long.

I am now going to work on the cover, in which I mistakenly "flattened" the Photoshop file. This caused all the "cover type and effects" to be layed permanently over the art. I usually show the cover artwork without any of these on the second page of the issue. I have an "older file" that is the drawn artwork, without the shading — so, I won't have to totally recreate from scratch.

After the 2nd cover is recreated, I will be finalizing the PDF, setting up the store and the icon artwork, and then it is release time!

Thank you to all who have been following this series! I hope it has been an enjoyable one. This last issue (the "epliogue") finishes out the 5-issue series in a grand flourish.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Page 81 complete!

It's been a few days, but the next page is finally done. The usual delays occurred -- "real life" work deadlines, plus a detailed page that took extra time.

We are almost there. I may add one more page — I haven't decided yet. I will not really add anything new, but rather split the last page into 2, since there is a lot going on. But I am not sure if there is enough to split. I am going to do some roughs before trying. This is the last page (or pages) of the entire series, so I want to do it right. And, as someone asked in an earlier post about the extra pages in this issue: no, it will not raise the price! :D

Hang in there! We're getting closer!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Pages 79 and 80 complete!

This is a late update in the day, but I wanted to really work to get TWO pages done today -- and I did. Both pages 79 and 80 are now complete, leaving just 2 pages to go! Actually, I do have to do a little more work than that, which is on the cover. As you may know, I always show the cover, and then inside the issue, I show the cover artwork again without all the "cover stuff". Unfortunately, I mistakenly "flattened" the Photoshop file for the cover before making the inside artwork. I did have an earlier saved version elsewhere, but I have to do "re-shadow" and "re-effects" everything. So, I have to half-redo the "inside cover." Hang in there! Just 2 pages (and a half-cover) to go!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Page 78 completed finishing a 6-page week

From famine to feast, this week finishes with a total of 6 pages completed -- a far cry from the past few weeks. I am glad I was able to make so much progress. I am also glad at the results, for though the pace was high, quality actually improved (IMHO).

Here, again, I am showing the progress map. We are down to the last 4 pages of the issue, and the series! Hang in there!