Friday, August 29, 2014

grOw/stOry#18 images completed! Release soon!

 The past month and a half has been a rocky ride, but has come to an end with the completion of the last illustration for grOw/stOry#18, "OutgrOwing Denise." As soon as I complete the stOry PDF, the website graphics and layout, and set-up the store, I will be able to release this new stOry.

I have finally been able to set-up the new computer, transfer files, fix incompatibilities, update old software (required with the new iMac), and other new OS issues.  Unfortunately, this whole debacle put me back 3-4 weeks. I had originally hoped to have released "OutgrOwing Denise" between the end of July and the first week of August.

Also, there have been some issues with both my website and email over the last 2 months that seemed to have gotten progressively worse. If you had had troubles accessing my website (such as receiving "server unable to connect"), or sending me emails (receiving bounce backs), you should no longer have these issues. I finally was able to get my Host to address these issues, which were due to DNS error for my domain (, which have now been fixed

Hang in there!  I should have the release ready by early next week!  In the meanwhile, enjoy these final two previews.

Friday, August 8, 2014

grOw/stOry#18: Great progress this week!

While I am still awaiting my new replacement computer, I was able to make some great progress on the illustrations for grOw/stOry#18, "OutgrOwing Denise".  I finished illustration#8, which I had almost completed last week, and then went on to complete images 9 through 12. So, I completed a good 25% of the images this week.  This means we are at the 60% mark, with 8 of the 20 illustrations to go. The author of the stOry — when showed previews of the currently completed images — said "Holy snap, those came out awesome!"

Enjoy the preview!

Friday, August 1, 2014

grOw/stOry#18 production begins again

It's been a rollercoaster of a week, with delays and further issues with my computer causing some serious consternation and delays in working on grOw/stOry#18. Seems there are more issues with my computer after the "second" fix. Because this was missed twice, and there have been so many delays in getting my iMac back, they will be giving me a brand new computer to get me fully up and running.  Whoot!  In the meanwhile, I was able to work on my original computer for a few days while the new one is on order.

I did get some non-image work done, however, so that I did not waste too much time will my main computer was in repairs. Using my wife's older computer, I was able to spend the time working on the text layout of the stOry, the website, and some parts of the story in preparation for release. So, I was working, but just not on the images (which I needed the power of my computer and my Wacom Cintiq to produce).

In that time, I was able to complete 2 more illustrations (#6 and #7), and made great progress on #8! There may be a slight delay as I transfer files and apps from the old to the new computer, but that should be slight. Until that happens, I will be chugging along on the images.

Enjoy the preview!