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Twokinds Vol 3 Preorder!

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 24, 2016, 12:08 PM


Twokinds Vol 3 Cover

It's time to go back to the island! That's right, after four years, Book 3 is finally ready for release! And thankfully this time, I won't be the one handling the shipping - Keenspot will be covering it - so I can focus on making more comics instead of turning my house into an Amazon warehouse. :P

Volume 3 covers the first half of the Basitins Island arch, which I know for many is one of their favorite sections of the comic. Book 4, coming NEXT YEAR (fingers crossed!) will cover the second half and resolution of the Basitin Island. Like the first two books, the 160 interior pages are all full color. A lot of work when into upscaling the art for print and fixing small mistakes, and there are brand new or updated title pages for each chapter.

Click here or the image above to visit the store page: bit.ly/shoptwokinds

Artbook + Cast Poster

Also available for preorder is my very first artbook! The Art of Twokinds Vol 1 is a premium, 92-page book with almost all entirely new artwork on high quality paper. In addition to the art, I've also included snippets of information that go into the thought process being the creations of some of the characters and details step-by-step how each piece was made. It was a labor of love, so I hope you'll take a look. :) The cast poster is a free bonus for anyone who gets the two preorder books together, so if you want to celebrate Twokinds' anniversary and get something out of it, here's your opportunity. ^^

Artbook Preview

Physical media is difficult to pull off, but it does help to keep Twokinds going, and hopefully it's something you guys enjoy too. So a big thanks to anyone who contributes. :) See ya on the Basitin Isles.

Basitin Island


Twokinds @ Momocon May 26-29!

Journal Entry: Mon May 2, 2016, 6:27 PM


MomoCon 2016

As the title says, I will be attending MomoCon in Atlanta, Georgia all four days of the convention, May 26 - 29th. A 4-day pass is $57 if you pre-reg, otherwise it's $70 at the door. And single days prices are between $25 and $45 depending on the day. Please consider stopping by! I'll mostly be doing sketch commissions and selling a few little things, but I'm mostly just there to talk with fans. And it's definitely not just me, lots of other cool people are attending this particular con too. Check out the guest list here: www.momocon.com/guests/ and see if you find someone you're interested in. I'm sure it'll have fun. :)

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I wish I could say I have a new book ready for the con, but unfortunately, I just don't think there's enough time to go to print now. I AM working on my next book, though, and it's nearing completion. Just a few more pages to revise and some extra content needed. Here's a preview:

Book 3 Cover Preview

Books 3 and 4 will be covering the entire Basitin Island arc, which I know is a fan favorite for a lot of people. So I want the books to do that part of the story justice. Like I said, not quite ready for Momocon, but I figured I'd let people know now, ahead of time, so they don't come to the con looking for it and end up disappointed. It'll be available online, along with the first two books, fairly soon. Also, it might be a bit premature for me to say this, but I'm planning on putting together an art book as well, if people are interested. That's a little further down the road, so let me know. I'd very much like to hear what kind of stuff you'd want to see in it. Step-by-step processes, guides, webcomic tips? I'm open for suggestions.

That's enough rambling for now. If you're coming to the convention, I'll see you there! :) If you can't make it, that's okay. I'm sure there'll be more opportunities in the future.

Twokinds Convention Schedule

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 24, 2015, 4:59 PM


About two weeks from now, as of this posting, I will be attending the San Diego Comic Convention in California! The event takes place July 9th - July 12th and I will be in attendance all three days (and preview night!). So if you're going to be there, be sure to stop by and say hello! Just look for the Keenspot booth.

However, if you cannot make it to Comic-Con, there's two other opportunities to meet me this year. I will also be attending:

Cincinnati Comic Expo: Sept 18 - 20 at Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Anime Weekend Atlanta: Sept 24 - 27 at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, Georgia.

If you happen to be in the area of any of those three places at those three times, please consider attending! If you've never been to a comic or anime convention before, trust me, it's fun. Give it a try, and I'll be happy to meet you there. :)

Twokinds 2014 Retrospective

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 31, 2014, 2:55 PM


Well, it looks like it's that time again. Another year has come and gone, and now as we move into 2015, let's take a moment to look back and reflect on the last 12 months.

In 2014, Twokinds generated:

    • 55.75 million pageviews
    • 2.0 million unique users
    • 493 work files  (8.45 GB of data)
    • 65 pieces of art in the gallery
    • 48 main comic pages
    • 24 side comic pages
    • 1 keithani in a pear tree

Meanwhile here on DA, we went from 750k pageviews (monthly avg: 62k) in 2013 to 1,480k pageviews (monthly avg: 123k) in 2014! Almost double!

Which is awesome! More and more readers visited the site each day, and we hit a lot of milestones this year. We saw big developments between Keith and Natani, as well as the capture of Zen by Group B and lots of Maddie shenanigans. That being said, I will be the first to admit 2014 WAS one of the slowest years in terms of comic progression, sadly, with less than a comic per week on average. But I intend for 2015 to be different. Next year, I will work to make sure Twokinds updates much more frequently, and with more story development within those pages. The scripts are already planned out, and there's a lot of exciting stuff coming up that I won't spoil for you here, but I hope you'll be looking forward to it!

In the meantime, I'd like to know what you guys think. What was your favorite page this year? Your favorite art in the gallery? What would you like to see in 2015? Let me know below, I would love to hear from you!

And most of all, have a happy New Year, everyone!

I'll be at ShadoCon 2014 (Not NekoCon) This Year

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 25, 2014, 9:31 PM


Hello everyone!

OCTOBER 31th - NOVEMBER 2nd I will be attending ShadoCon down in Tampa, Florida. You might notice that this is around the same time as NekoCon is taking place (and took place last year), and yes, that means I will not be in Virigina this year. Unfortunately, I am unable to attend both. Most of the guys from Katbox will be at ShadoCon as well, so I recommend going there if you get the chance!

You can see more information about the convention and hotels here: www.shadocon.com/

I hope to see some of you guys there!

It's Finally Finished! The Dragon Masquerade!

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 12, 2014, 8:05 PM


Some of you may have noticed that I've been particularly absent these last couple months or so. I haven't posted a lot of art here on Deviantart and Twokinds updates have been a bit... irregular. There is a reason for that. And that reason is this:


The Dragon Masquerade, the debut comic for San Diego Comic-Con on July 24th!

For almost the entirety of June, I was working around the clock on a new side project, trying desperately to get it done in time for the Comic-Con. And I did it! 32 pages of new, full-color comic art completed over a period of about 38 days, not counting the time it took to write, edit, and format for print. I made it just in time for the deadline, and I am proud to present to you all the first look at The Dragon Masquerade.

I will not lie, this project was one of the hardest things I have ever done. There were weeks when I would do nothing but wake up, work, and then go back to bed. But I feel like it was worth it, and I hope you will too!

However, I realize that not everyone will be able to make an appearance in San Diego on July 24th. So immediately after the convention, I will be shipping out excess copies to anyone who wants them, while supplies last.

In fact, if you so desire, I have set up a page where you can pre-order a copy of the comic right now, and receive it when the first batch is shipped out. Copies are normally $15, but if you pre-order, You can get it for 20% off up until release. My target release date is August 8th.

If you are interested in pre-ordering, please follow this link: twokinds.keenspot.com/?p=tdm

You'll also find more information about the comic, and a preview of the first 4 pages! I hope you enjoy the sneak peak, and I look forward to seeing your reactions to the final product!

See you at the Masquerade.



Twokinds Will be at NekoCon!

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 10, 2013, 2:15 PM


NekoCon

Nekocon is a comic convention taking place Nov 1st - 3rd in Hampton Roads, Virginia! And I'll be there!

If you've ever wanted to come meet me, check out some Twokinds stuff, or just attend a comic convention, now's your chance! Nekocon is three weeks away! And it won't just be me attending, plenty of other great webcomic artists you might know will be there as well, including the artists of Caribbean Blue, Yosh!, The Draconia Chronicles, and more!

I'll have a couple new items this year, including this Twokinds bookmark, which will be given for free to everyone who comes! (While supplies last)

Twokinds Bookmark!

I will also be signing this new print, available exclusively at NekoCon this year:

Twokinds Signed Print!

And of course, I'll have the standard books and side comics with me as well. So come on down! Visit the website ( www.nekocon.com/ ) for more information about how you can attend and get your hands on this stuff! And if you've never been to a comic convention before, consider giving it a shot! It's a lot of fun, trust me. And don't worry, I'm a nice guy! Or... at least I'd like to think so. So don't be afraid to just come up and start talking to me!

Alright, I think that's about it... see you at the convention on Nov 1st!

The Kickstarter Is Over!

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 9, 2012, 2:41 PM


That's it! An entire month of nervous planning and craziness has all lead up to this moment! The Kickstarter is finally over and now we can all take a moment to breathe and celebrate the success! I know I've been saying it a lot today and in the last few days, but thank you all so very much! You have no idea what this means to me. It's a tremendous honor. And none of it would be possible without all of you guys backing me up. :)

Now, for the final total! Looking at the Kickstarter homepage, it seems we have managed to reach $197,512! That's awesome! It is a slight shame that we couldn't get just a little bit more to push it over that 200k mark, but... oh, wait a minute, we did! How, you ask? You see, the Kickstarter total does not take into account the amount earned through PayPal. So when taking into account those that pledge through there, we arrive at a new total of...

$201,310.22!

Incredible! So, I'm sure many of you are asking what happens now...

At the moment, I'm going to go out and celebrate. But starting tomorrow, it's back to work! Estimated delivery on all goods, physical and digital, are some time in August. A lot of work still has to be done to get everything ready, including a lot of inking and coloring for the side comics. I will post updates when milestones are reached and when something is finished.

It's a lot to juggle, so some patience may be required. But for now, I think we've all deserved a chance to celebrate. So, once again, thanks a lot, guys and gals! It's been fantastic!

24 Hours Left on the Twokinds Kickstarter!

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 8, 2012, 1:03 PM

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Twokinds Kickstarter


There's just one day left, and then it's all over! So if you were waiting until the last minute, or just hadn't heard about it until now, don't miss out! This time tomorrow, it's over!

You can find it here: kck.st/JUlp1N

If you've just heard about it, this Kickstarter is about funding the printing cost of Twokinds Volumes 1 and 2 into actual, real comics and getting them onto actual, real shelves! And although the whole "funding" part was well taken care of by the first 24 hour, it is still an opportunity to get your hands an a signed copy. Once the Kickstarter is over, these books will be appearing in an online store later this year, but they won't be signed.

Phew. To be honest, I am actually relieved it's coming to an end soon. Don't get me wrong, this has been a great experience, and a tremendous feeling of support from you guys in the community. But it has also been the single most stressful month of my entire life! I mean it. I have never been so on nerves before, to the point of illness. All the pressure of getting so many orders done on time has really taken its toll on me. But it's almost over. The books are practically done now, and will soon be sent off to the printers to be put onto paper and then shipped around the world. The shipping part will most likely be quite taxing as well, but I hope I can get it all done.

I had no idea I would get so many orders. So I would very much appreciate your patience as I get through them all in the coming months. It's been an incredible four weeks, and despite all the stress, I am glad for it.

In addition, Caribbean Blue, another webcomic Kickstarter run by Nekonny is soon coming to a close as well, but still needs support! Please take a look at his Kickstarter as well, and see if there's anything of interest to you there. He is only 3k away from his goal at the time of this writing, but only has two days left! I would hate to see his project fail, so please lend him your support!

You can find :iconfreelancemanga:'s Kickstarter here: kck.st/JfLLyg and his Deviantart page here: freelancemanga.deviantart.com/

Thanks again! We both appreciate your support!

Twokinds KickstarterCaribbean Blue Kickstarter


Twokinds Kickstarter Book Printing Campaign

Journal Entry: Wed May 9, 2012, 9:05 AM

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Twokinds Book 2


Many of you have been asking for it, and now after quite a long time and hundreds of hours of effort, Twokinds Volume 2 is nearly complete! However, finishing the book is one thing. Getting a professional printing company to print it is quite another. Which is why I need you guys' help. And for that, I have started a Twokinds Kickstarter Campaign! In order to print the minimum number of books required by the printers, I will need more funds than I can build on my own. But with the support of people like you, this book can become a reality! But I wouldn't expect your financial support for nothing. In exchange for backing this book printing endeavor, I have lined up a huge number of ever-increasing rewards, which coincide with your ever-increasing generosity! Some of these rewards include exclusive poster prints, signed books, and even a brand-new never-before-seen side comic involving the Twokinds cast! There's much more than that, but too many to list here, so check out the Kickstarter page for yourself and see if something piques your fancy!

Twokinds Book 2

In addition to releasing Twokinds Volume 2, I am also hard at work on a re-release of Twokinds Volume 1! The Second Edition of Vol 1 will have a shiny new cover, slightly larger pages, a new map, reworked dialogue, and higher quality printing materials. If you missed out on Book One the first time around or want a signed copy of the second edition version, it's also available for preorder along with Vol 2 on the Kickstarter website.

Twokinds Book 2


Thank you all for your support. I hope we can make this happen!

New Year's Resolution

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 13, 2011, 1:28 PM

Twokinds

I know it isn't the new year yet (unless you happen to be reading this after January 1st, which will become increasingly likely as time progresses (hello future people!)) but I thought I'd just get my new year's resolution off my chest now while I'm feeling productive. I'm just started winter break now, and I feel I should get more work done with Twokinds than I have been. So, first things first...

• Starting soon, I will begin responding to all my backlogged emails. For those of you who don't know, I am extremely lazy most of the time when it comes to my email responding. In fact... as some of you who may have emailed me in the last few years might have come to realize... I rarely answer emails at all. >_>; This is not intentional! It's just that... well, I get overwhelmed very easily. I take a few days off from my emailing duties and suddenly I have hundreds piled up. And every day the pile increases, the more my desire to try and wade through them decreases. At the moment, I have 2,880 emails yet to receive a response. Some of these go back months. It is my secret shame that I have not been able to keep up with all these. I just get so many every day, it's difficult. I never knew starting out that emailing people would becoming such a large part of running a webcomic.

But no more! I swear that I shall get through every single email next year, no matter how long it takes, and no matter how old it happens to be. And in this case, please do not be surprised if you have emailed me more than once and suddenly receive several replies at the same time. The new gmail design thankfully makes it easier for me to sort through unread emails more quickly, so it shouldn't be quite as hard as it might have been before now.

Edit: Additionally, please don't send me notes here on Deviantart. I just recently realized that I have amassed 697 messages on here too. I didn't even realize for the longest time that I was receiving them, and I haven't even thought about when I'll be able to get around to responding. I apologize sincerely to anyone who sent me anything of a time-sensitive nature and did not receive a reply, either through dA Notes or emails. As I said, I've been really overwhelmed lately. It is nothing intentional, I assure you. I want nothing more than to be able to answer every single person individually, and I still have every intention to do so, but with the volumes I'm dealing with it's going to take time.

• Secondly, starting in January, I resolve to finally create a buffer for myself, so that I am never behind on my updates! This resolution is a lot more challenging than the first. A buffer, for those of you not familiar with the term, means comics made in advance. It's useful in the event of unforeseen disasters that would otherwise cause delays. The reason it is so challenging is because, like a lot of other webcomic artists, I am lazy. I draw my comics at the very last minute, and often times find myself running over my deadline. It seems easy enough just to do the comics as early as I possibly can, but it's quite a lot easier said than done. Working without a deadline is extremely difficult for me. However, I am going to do everything I can to keep up my self-discipline.

• Finally, book #2 of Twokinds will be released sometime next year. I don't know when, but I am determined to finish it and have it out sometime in the summer. It's taken far too long already, and I really want to get a start on #3 as soon as I can.

We'll see how these work out. I know that new years resolutions are made to be broken, but I'm determined to put all my effort into this. Wish me luck!

My Policy on Copyright and Use

Journal Entry: Sun May 23, 2010, 3:13 PM

Twokinds

I get quite a few people from time to time who come up to me to report that one of my images has been 'stolen' by someone else. Usually it's a edited page from the comic, or a recolored image from my gallery here. I just want to set the record straight, so hopefully I can avoid more of these 'reports' in the future.

My public work is hereby covered under a Creative Commons license, unless otherwise stated. You can find it here:

Creative Commons License

So, what does this mean? It means, anyone is free to:

Share my work - You can save my work, print it out, and show it to other people. You may post it on forums, imageboards, and chatrooms. You could even zip up the entirety of my comic and distribute it as a torrent if you so felt inclined.

Adapt my work - This means people are free to modify my work. You may translate the comic pages into another language, recolor something from my gallery, create fan art or fiction of my characters or world, create your own comic or artwork based on my work, etc...

You are allowed to do any of this, so long as you:

Provide Attribution - You must give me credit as the source. Do not claim my work as your own.

Non-commercial - You cannot sell my work, or include my work in anything for sale, unless you make specific arrangements with me.

Share-Alike - If you do modify my work, it should also be covered under this same license, or an equivalent license.

This license applies to all my publicly available work. It does not apply to my commercial work, such as comic books and booklets.

So why am I doing this? Because it's how I think it should be. I put out my work publicly for people to enjoy, and I don't get hung up when folks decide to add to or adapt my work in other ways. So this is my official way of proclaiming that I'm cool with that. I am not giving up all the rights to my work, but I am opening up some of it to you.

Full-Scale Commissions

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 20, 2009, 11:58 AM

Twokinds

I am temporarily opening up for full-scale $50 commissions. I will bring to life any idea you have in mind.

If you're interested, send an email to twokinds@gmail.com with 'commission' in the subject. Include the following:

• Character description(s)
• Reference pictures (optional but recommended)
• Description of the pose and scene
• Reference pictures of pose (optional)

Rules and Regulations:

Up to two characters (+10 per additional character). Tasteful mature commissions may be accepted (with a 10 dollar morality fee). Commissions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Paypal Only.

Procedure:

Requests are processed on a 'first come, first serve' basis. Once all slots are filled, no more will be accepted. If you're assigned a slot, I will begin by sketching out your idea. Once a sketch is approved, an advanced payment of $20 will be requested. I will then complete your commission and send a watermarked copy. A money request for the remaining amount will be sent via Paypal, and once paid, two files will be sent: a web-resolution jpeg, and a high-resolution 300dpi copy.

Commission Slots (3/3 filled):

• 1) Catldr24 (Progress: Finished)
• 2) Sera (Progress: Finished)
• 3) Sera (Progress: Coloring)

Disclaimer:

By requesting a commission and receiving a slot you agree to purchase your commission upon completion. Please honor this agreement once payment is requested. You may cancel your request at any time up to the commission's sketch. I reserve the right to cancel or deny your request at any time should I feel its necessary.

5 Dollar Digital Sketches

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 16, 2009, 7:31 PM

Twokinds

For a limited time, I'm taking requests for $5 sketches.

If you're interested, send an email to twokinds@gmail.com with '5 dollar sketch' in the subject. Include the following:

• Character name and description
• Any reference pictures (optional but recommended)
• Description of the pose you want
• Reference pictures of pose (optional)

Rules and Regulations:

Minimal Backgrounds. One or two characters per sketch, and one person per slot, please. Additional characters by special request only. No porn requests, please. Anything else is fair game. Paypal only.

Procedure:

Requests are processed on a 'first come, first serve' basis, and are not discriminated by content. Once all slots are filled, no more will be accepted. If you're assigned a slot, allow for up to two weeks for your sketch to process. Once finished, you'll receive a low-res copy and a cash request from Paypal. A high-res version will arrive once payment is made.

Commission Slots (5/5 filled):

• 1) Cara McNab (complete)
• 2) Neo Alucard (complete)
• 3) Wesley Byrd (sketching)
• 4) Maniko (complete)
• 5) k4z0 (pending)

Disclaimer:

By requesting a sketch and receiving a slot you agree to purchase your sketch upon completion. Please honor this agreement once payment is requested. You may cancel your request at any time up to the sketch's completion. I reserve the right to cancel or deny your request at any time should I feel its necessary.

Book 1 Coming in January

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 7, 2008, 3:19 PM

Twokinds

My first Twokinds graphic novel - Twokinds Book 1 - will be going on sale in January, 2009. It covers chapters 1 through 4, including a few extra pages that aren't available online. They've all been updated to print resolutions, with updated art and backgrounds. It retails for $14.99.

At the moment, it will only be available online. I haven't made plans to make the books available in bookstores or Amazon.com yet, but that will be in the works soon enough, once I figure out how.

I've just about run out of preorder copies, but the books will officially go on sale from Indyplanet.com on January 12th as a print-on-demand service. Those who preordered will get the book early; I'm aiming to ship them out by January 5th. For those of you who plan on ordering a copy, I hope you enjoy reading the books in print! I greatly appreciate your support!

Shipping info:
Domestic Shipping within the US: $4.99
International Shipping to Canada or Mexico: $9.99
International Shipping to all other countries: $12.99

Sorry about the costly shipping. It's standard USPS rates.

On a personal note, I've been very stressed out about this book. I am hopeful that it will be successful, but I am also concerned about how it will be received. I'm completely new to this - I've never released a book on print before. I don't know whether people will like it or hate it. Things like colors and ink differ in print from how it appears on a screen, and I'm worried about how the final product will look, as well.

I just have to hold my breath and put my trust in the publisher that they'll print the books correctly and get them out to me on time. I really want them to look good. If the publisher doesn't print them well, it doesn't look back on them, it looks bad on me. Please, oh please, look good!




  


Death, Life, and Surgery

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 13, 2008, 5:10 AM

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Journal

Wow, it's been almost exactly one whole year since I've been able to work up the effort to update this Deviantart journal. I suppose it's been long overdue. It's not that I don't care, but with all the responsibilities I have, and all the websites I have to update, this journal really just hasn't been all that high on my list of priorities. But I feel I do owe it to update this time. And at least I have something to talk about.

As most all of you know, my dad died about a month ago. It's hard for me to believe it's already been that long. It seems like it was just a short while ago he was still in the house, and I can't help but continue to think of things I wish I could talk to him about. There hasn't been a day when I haven't thought about him. I want to thank you all for your kindness and support during this time. But I feel this is something I must put behind me. It's not something I want to forget, but it's something I need to move beyond. So please, no more condolences. I appreciate it all, and I'm sorry I can't respond to all of your emails, but I would like to move on. Thank you.

Life goes on, and there's nothing I can do but go along with it. A few days ago, I went into surgery to get my eyes fixed. That's right, I finally decided to ditch my glasses and get Lasik eye surgery. The operation was expensive, but it was generously paid for by my mother on my 21st birthday, which was on the 28th of July. The operation was easier than I had thought, and it was only 20 minutes or so before the entire procedure was over. The operation was a complete success, and my vision is now at a respectable 20/15. I'm still having trouble when driving at night, but I'm told that will go away in the next month or so. Overall, I am very happy with the results.

If you can't tell, I have been doing some slight experimenting with my art style lately. I hope you guys don't mind. It's not that I wasn't happy with my old style, but I just felt like trying to improve things a bit and put a little more work into my lineart. Recently, I came into possession of a 12" Wacom Cintiq, a tablet with a screen integrated into it, for those of you who don't know. It's an amazing little device, and despite it's high cost, I feel it's really helping me a lot with my digital work. It's now completely replaced my old tablet.

As you can see, a lot of things have been happening in my life this last summer. A lot of it good, and a lot of it bad. But I'm optimistic about the future, and I haven't given up doing what I love, which is creating art. I formally apologize for the delays I've been having to make up 'til now with my comic. I know things have been slow recently, and some of you may feel you've been falling out of the story lately. I will work hard to bring things back together and continue the story at a faster and more palatable pace.

Thank you all who have stuck with me so far.

  • Reading: HP7
  • Watching: My work pile up.
  • Playing: Bioshock
  • Eating: No time to eat.
I can't stand it any longer. I've been sitting on this pile of commissions for ages now, trying to figure out what I am going to do about them. My procrastination has caused all of them to be very late, to the point where I'm not even sure if the original commissioners even want them anymore. I know that it's my fault for putting myself in this hole, I should have known better then the line up more then one commission at a time. If I overload myself, I tend not to do any of it. I cannot spread my focus on more then one project at a time.

So I really don't know what I should do. Right now, I feel it is only fair to cancel the commissions. I know it isn't -really- fair, but it would lift a tremendous weight off my shoulders if I didn't feel a suffocating sense of guilt every time I visited my dA. And at least those of you who have commissioned me aren't left hanging, wondering if I'd forgotten or if it's supposed to take this long.

In short, I'm kinda giving up on them, I"m afraid. And to be perfectly honest, it's what I really wanted to do. I'd like to start over. Accept one commission, then do it, before ever thinking about moving on to another one. If I can do that, I think I really could get them all done in a timely fashion. For right now, I apologize to the 7 or 8 people who commissioned me in the last year. If you still want me to work on your project, please send me an updated email, but if you don't want it anymore, it's quite understandable.

I hope this will allow me to put more focus into getting Twokinds back onto a more regular schedule.
For those of you who aren't aware, I've revently had surgery to have my wisdom teeth removed. A simple procedure with virtually no risks involved, but it still is quite painful to recover from. This is the reason I have yet to update Twokinds for this Friday - I honestly just don't feel up to completing the next page at the moment. I'll be sure to have one up for Monday, as well as continue to update my dA with nifty stuff later on.

School ends on the 19th and I graduate on the 26th, so expect more stuff once I have more freedom. That's all for now. I've gotta go take some more pills. XP
READ THIS FIRST: FREE COMMISSION IF ANYONE HAPPENS TO CATCH MY 100,000 PAGEVIEW.

Alright, time to finally start anew. It's Springtime where I am, and I'm finally feeling like I'm being productive for once. Twokinds is somewhat back on track and everything is going according to plan.

First of all, if you've sent me an email and haven't recieved an answer, don't fret. I've probably still got it, and I'm planning on answering them all when I find the time. I currently have over 425 emails I still need to respond to, and it will take me some time. Don't worry, I have read all your emails, I do so whenever I recieve one. It just takes me a lot longer to respond them to read them.

Plans for Twokinds: I hope you've all enjoyed the art and story so far. Things have gotten a little convoluted in the plot over time, and I'm sorry about that if you've become lost. For this upcoming chapter, I am planning on going back to a little more basic mechanics. It will focus a lot more on humor and... a bit of fanservice as well (for both the guys and the girls out there ;D ) Basically, this is going to be a rest for the characters as well as myself, with a lot of misadventuring sideplots going on during the boat cruise. Not a lot of plot with developement, but it's going to be a lot of fun, I promise.

Also, fanart: If you've sent it to me, I'm sorry it hasn't been put up. I'm working on a new system where you guys can just upload it yourselves, and I only have to approve them. This will make it much easier on me, and on you guys. It's coming soon.

Well, that's about it. I'll try to keep this journal updated more often then once every two months, really. ^^;
-THE END OF TWOKINDS-

Yes, you heard right, Twokinds is over - well, okay, not really. It's been about a month now since the last update to Twokinds has been made, and to be honest, it's been a welcome break. I'm not sure how many people realize how long it takes to make something like a page of comics - I'm sure those of you who are artists know - but it does take quite a lot of time. between 8 and 10 hours to be exact. And after doing something like that for two years, it gets to be pretty difficult for a high school student to handle. Not that I'm saying I can't handle it, but I did have to make a lot of sacrifices in order to keep up. Most of these sacrifices came from my schooling, which I realized even at the time was not something I should have been doing. It would have been impossible to do otherwise, however.

-Long and Boring Explanation-

But that's all in the past. Twokinds is not over, as some people suspect. And it wont stay on an unending haitus either, as some comics end up. No - I'm still here, as you can see. I'm just working on more things now. I have more projects, commissions, jobs, and work I have to do which keeps me away from the comic.

The thing I haven't told you all yet is the main reason I haven't been updating Twokinds - I cannot. My parents have banned me from my comic, and to be truthful, I don't blame them. If anything else, my constant and unending attention to the comic could only be described as an obsession. An unhealthy one at that.

-The future!-

So! Twokinds will return. I'm not sure when - probably sometime over Christmas break. But it wont be as frequent as it used to be - I would supect that once a week will be the schedule I'll follow. Hopefully, this will turn out to be an advantage to you all in the long run - the art will be more refined, and more time will be giving to details that I haven't been able to put into the comic so far. I have been practicing since I've been gone, and I've learned a lot of new things. Combined with a new tablet pen (my old one was destroyed by my puppy) and a new art program (Alias Sketchbook Pro) expect a lot more stuff from me!

-Books coming up-

"Zomg what? Tom's actually going to be making a book?!" Yeah, I keep getting requests for one, and so I'm giving you it - not one, but three! Just one of several projects I've been working on. Check it out:

The Art of Tom: A collection of sketches and art that I've made over the years, this book will have everything from my first Twokinds consept sketches, to full color art I haven't shown. It will come in two version: the clean version, with all the "naughty" pictures taken out, and an adult version, with some of my more suggestive works. ~_^ You know me, I don't like showing my mature works around, so this is the first time I'm going to do it. Don't act surprised! It's not like you didn't suspect I had some up my sleave.

Estimated release: June 2006

Art according to Tom: Title is tenetive. This will be a collection of tutorials made by me that explain how I do my work. It will be a short, pocket-sized booklet, as apposed to a regular book. These will come out in monthy issues, with each issue describing more programs, styles, techniques, and hints to making art and doing comics. If you want to learn how I do it, this would probably be good for you. Once again, orginal artwork not seen before will be included.

Estimated release: February 2006

Twokinds: Book one: Yeah, I'm actually making a book of Twokinds! This will come a little later, I'm not sure on the date. It will have the first chapter or so REMADE with new art. It will probably include chapters 1 thru 3 or 4. And don't worry - if you're attached to the first comics, they will still be in the book. I'll include both version of the beginning, so you'll all have the best of both worlds. I hope you'll enjoy it. I'm not sure if it will still be in full color or not - it will depend on if I can find a printer that will do a full-color book.

Estimated release: To be announced

Also, don't forgot to visit Furryprints when you get the chance ^_^ We've been doing pretty well so far, but we need more word to go around! Thanks!

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Wow, this is the longest journal entry ever......
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