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2nd Character Poll is finally
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First of all, I didn't expect to not update at all for two months. And I apologize for that. As I said before, I am in my senior year. And everything is getting more and more important. That and I've been kept really busy. I barely had time for random little comics even. I didn't even think of anything related to Glass Hearts or Project 217! for this time duration. Also roughly 2 weeks ago, my grandmother died. And that just derailed me completely. I am feeling a lot better. Still pretty sad when I think about it, but I don't cry on the drop of a hat anymore. But it was really hard getting back into schoolwork, no less comics after that.
Is this me announcing a hiatus? I guess? I do have thumbnails of both P217! and GH that I can make more pages out of. Not of the rest of their current chapters, but something nonetheless. I will try and update when I have the time, energy, and motivation. But this is going to result in irregular updates, definitely. And I apologize for that. This really upsets me too because I really want to work on comics, but I haven't had a chance to do it for school this semester.
Next semester is a different story. I will be taking a senior comic book class, so there is a possibility of me deciding to work on either P217! or GH for that. Also there is senior thesis, though this might end up being either a series of illustrations, or a really short comic based off of GH or P217!. But at least I can actually get my mind working on these comics.
As for what this will do for the webcomics after graduation: I will concentrate more on writing the final versions of these two comics and getting them to be published. And not so much putting out stuff for the webcomics. Maybe for contests, anniversaries, and such. But I am officially a professional illustrator and comic artist, so I pretty much have to work hard on my dream on publishing these two comics at the best that they can be and then move on from there.
I will post a lot of stuff via my new art blog with information, sketches, and other stuff.
http://moniquecomics.tumblr.com/ & [url]moniquecomics.blogspot.com[/url].
And of course I will keep you all posted on actual PUBLISHED BOOKS of this comic and other merchandise and news and such. In the published form, they will definitely reach conclusions.
Thank you for sticking with me and I hope you will continue to do so as I become more and more professional. (And hopefully more and more well-known!)
<3, Monique C. / The Star Samurai
UPDATE SCHEDULE CHANGE + 3RD CHARACTER POLL!
Firstly, I am super sorry for not updating this past weekend. I was finishing my college mentorship and it had a deadline on Saturday. So that completely messed up things for anything else.
Secondly, I began the next chapter incorrectly. It was actually supposed to begin with a few pages before the title. So I'm deleting whatever I put up to redo it.
Thirdly, Glass Hearts will update on Saturdays and Sundays. Why am I taking off Friday? Because I do not have the time to accomodate 3 pages a week. Why?
1) I'll be going to an adoring (I think that's the right term?) on August 5th.
1) I'll be going to Georgia from August 11th to the 18th.
2) I'll be going to a wedding on August 25th.
3) Orientation for college on August 28th.
4) First day back to college on September 4th.
I calculated how many pages I'd have to make to accomodate those dates and there is no way I can produce that much. Plus tomorrow is the opening ceremony of the Olympics and I cannot miss it for anything (fun fact: my favorite band of all time, Underworld, are the musical directors of said ceremony). And not to mention P217!'s 9th Anniversary is on the 31st.
So I apologize in advance if I don't update. Follow me on Twitter (thestarsamurai), and Tumblr (lestarsamurai) for this. But I did make lines for the first 4 pages. If I can't get out the final version with tones, rest assured you will at least see the lines.
Now for the fourth piece of news: If you haven't noticed, I put up a poll on the side. And I can see 25 of you have voted already (I've been geeking out about it via Twitter and Tumblr). Yes, I am holding a 3rd character poll! The past two times I did it via commenting. What persuaded me to do it in a poll? I actually discovered this site from a video game stream that I follow and thought "This looks simple enough".
So will Charlie stay in the lead? Will Liam and Michael continue to tie for 2nd place? Or will there actually be different results this time? I'll be keeping this poll up probably for the rest of the year. So that I can get as many results as possible!!
That's right, there's a fifth piece of news! You all know how I really want to go to a convention and meet fans and such. But there aren't any conventions near me, which completely sucks.
OH. BUT WAIT - I just found out a week or two ago that Zenkaikon, which I guess is normally in Philly, is going to be held in Lancaster next year! It's in the same city as my college, so transportation is easy and there is no need to worry about hotel arrangements.
Therefore there is a high probability that I'll either volunteer there or be in the artist alley (I'm not sure which one to do yet). Therefore, YOU SHOULD GO!
UPDATING STILL / STUFF
So GH is going to update until June 10th (2 more weeks). I'm not sure if anyone noticed, but I moved up the time the pages post from 8 PM to 4 PM because I realized that 8 PM is a really dumb time to post things.
But I digress! If you haven't been following my comic twitter (check it out in the sidebar), I have been writing V4 of GH. I have no idea if I want to put it online alongside my plans of publishing it. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.
But since it is differing so much from V2 (what you are reading now), I have decided to have V2 as an alternate way of these things reaching the resolutions I've been aiming for. I'll still post typed up things with illustrations for some chapters I don't really like, yeah. V2 is kind of canon, but V4 more of what I want GH to be. But I want to have fun with V2. So if anything, I'm trying to make myself more motivated to continue this go of GH as a webcomic.
If anyone is interested in proofreading V4 chapters (ON THE CONDITION THAT YOU WON'T TELL ANYONE THE SPOILERS), PM me on here, PM me on Twitter, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am at a weird phase of not drawing finished stuff on the computer and not feeling motivated towards that. But I will try and get that back. I'm not having an art block, as I am still sketching things every day. It's just...yeah...idk.
GLASS HEARTS IS UPDATING AGAIN!
For those who missed my excited tweets over this Thanksgiving break, GLASS HEARTS IS UPDATING FROM TODAY UNTIL DECEMBER 9TH! ON THE FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY SCHEDULE, OF COURSE!
So yeah! We are finally moving! I am so happy to return to making pages. It feels really good! I miss doing it! And I miss you all, my adoring readers!
For those who are like "SAMURAI, I KNOW YOU WANT ME TO READ 500+ PAGES - BUT I DON'T HAVE THE TIME RIGHT NOW" (I can forgive y'all)
"SAMURAI, YOU SO MEAN. 500 PAGES. REALLY?" (MAKE THE TIME *sharpens knife*)
For those new to GH, from time to time I write up some summary-things of what happened so far like what some shoujo mangos I've read did. I have done two so far, so do check them out! :9
CHAPTER 1-4: http://glasshearts.smackjeeves.com/comics/686505/review-of-events-1-01-06/
Please note that in the 500 pages of gripping imagery you miss, you gain A WHOLE LOT OF TLDR;. Choose your mileage wisely. ;3
//SORRY FOR THE LACK OF UPDATING
My only excuse is school. It's been slaying me these days.
PLUS one of the assignments was developing a 31 page comic and building a dummy out of that. So I couldn't think of GH and P217! that much for a while.
Keep checking my Twitter and Tumblr and possibly Facebook for info on when I'll actually update. I don't know yet though.
I would make an image and make a filler, but I don't feel like it. That's how intense school is right now, hahahaha.
CONTEST 2 = OVER
Thank you, Cheesecake, for entering! Imma give you one request of something of good quality. :3 <3
For those who were working on entries, I am so sorry. If you want to send me stuff anyway, that'd be fabulous-max!
I am just extremely tired of keeping this contest up. It was supposed to be an enjoyable experience, but somehow it went the opposite way. And I didn't expect it to turn out like this.
IN CLOSING: I'm not sure when I'll have time to make more pages of anything because of college and the workload that has already accumulated. I'll be sure to make more as soon as I possibly can!
VERSION 6 OF LAYOUT = UP!
Finally a new layout! The other one kept getting randomly broken for some dumb reason. So here we go~ :D I hope you all like it!
//GLASS HEARTS X FACEBOOK?!
Yes! Glass Hearts now has a page on Facebook! I will post news and other goodies up there! You all can like and comment on the wall there as well! :> Check it out now!
Also there will be a new layout eventually - it'll be a different header image, because I am too lazy to make a completely new layout at the moment. But I most likely will change the file types to gif considering every time I put up a layout for either here or P217!, the quality takes a tank. But that's because I have so many of you reading and Photobucket can't handle all of you, hahaha!
Also I am a frequent poster on Tumblr and I post a shit-ton of GH progress shots and sketches. So if y'all haven't checked that out yet, you really REALLY should: http://thestarsamurai.tumblr.com/
Also don't you all DARE forget there is a contest going on! So far there are no entries! So yeah, I am anxious! See the rules here: http://glasshearts.smackjeeves.com/comics/1191498/news-contest-3/