We've been sitting on this one for a while! These are the things we notice when we're out and about, especially Yuko. Admittedly, the super tough Dora the Explorer guy with his daughter was heart-meltingly cute ... his daughter skipped along holding his hand, and he had to jog a little to keep up. Aw.
I finished the existing Song of Ice and Fire books. My assessments (no spoilers, and keep them out of the comments as well please):
This happens every once in a while - you can run into people with surprising frequency in NYC. Opposite platforms of a subway station is a terrible place to have a conversation, though ... you just yell and say WHAT? a lot and then you check your phone and pretend like you don't know each other. Be cool bro ... be cool.
We just received the new batch of Catmera charms! They'll be up next week.
Yuko went to a baby shower recently! She spent it with two delightful girls, drawing them dragons and ... more dragons. And puppies.
We're getting more Catmera charms in very soon! So that is pretty neat.
Yuko's done a whole slew of Game of Thrones art over on her Tumblr - take a look if you're all bananas for the series. I'm almost done with the fourth book, and then I'll probably read Hunger Games.
It's true! I like dogs (especially wolfy dogs), but I just don't know as much about dog species as I do cookie types. My shame, my shame. I can tell you, my favorite cookie place in NYC is probably Insomnia Cookies by NYU. They have a heat-fridge that keeps the cookies warm, so it's like they came out of the oven every time.
The girl on the far left in the first panel is Katie! Yuko mentored her for a senior project during her last semester in FIT's Illustration program.
You'll remember the shirt we designed for Adam Warrock a while back - I just wanted to let you know that quantities are running low, and he may not reprint them - so get 'em while you can!
I'm keeping this short and sweet because I have a big ol' deadline Wednesday. Thursday marks the return of autiobio comics! See you then!
Cecilia looks pretty cute I think - third panel is definitely my favorite, nice work Yuko! That's the end of the arc, hope you enjoyed it. Hopefully we'll get to do a new one soon ... We've got some Maidens stuff on the shelf that will probably be the next color installment, whenever we have time for that. That arc will be about 10 pages - our longest yet!
Last page goes up Thursday! And for those curious, Yuko's been posting some high res shots of selected panels on her Tumblr.
Mass Effect 3 news came out at E3! Pretty exciting. Release date is March of 2012, oof. We're all aflutter in anticipation over here.
Keeping it short again, lots of work. See you Thursday!
It's been fun to write an arc with a bare minimum of dialogue. I'd planned to make a longer post about Yuko's process on these pages - no inks, this is all pencil! - but man, it's been a long day and this page turned out to be a little more complex than we thought. I really like that pull-out of the kitchen, though.
I've been saying we'd put the new t-shirts up this week, but unfortunately our work ran away with us and we just don't have it prepped. I hate to do this, but they'll be up on Tuesday come hell or high water. Sorry about that!