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10 years of Carciphona by shilin 10 years of Carciphona by shilin

10 years ago, I started working on the first version of my current webcomic Carciphona, titled “Blackbird” back then. I did it all for myself and for fun, knowing there is no way the quality of my work could amount to anything important. Little would I know that 10 years later the story would take such a drastic turn, and that I would receive the support I have now in order to continue drawing, and even printing, this story.

Thank you all so much for helping me get to where I am right now! Carciphona is one of the dearest things to my heart, regardless of its success, and I am lucky to have your support to be able to continue to work on it. We’ve come so far together, and I can’t wait to show you all the things that are to come!

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You can read carciphona for free at: carciphona.com

Full process video, layered psd files will be available for my May 18-31 patrons at patreon.com/shilin!


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:iconiris2501:
iris2501 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
You are the best! I simple can't express in words how much of my life you are responsible for changing - for best. From inspirations to... some really personal things that you drawings helped me to understand and overcome, really, you are the best.
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XanderBird Featured By Owner Edited Jun 5, 2016   Writer
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ElDiabloZafina Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful!
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the-wolven-grim Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
love ur comic carciphonia and ur artwork
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:iconkayju7:
Kayju7 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I'm hopping to have a similar thing happen to me and my story, Crossfire Bloodlines. It’s been in my head for as long as yours XD

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:iconnikoroko:
nikoroko Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
now I have to read your comic, because this art is awesome!
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:icondestinykitty:
destinykitty Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This piece is amazing!
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:iconlonelynightrain:
lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This cover art is absolutely stunning and I love the view and mood!

Fantastic job!

I hope that you have a great and blessed day!
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:iconjaiyapapaya:
JaiyaPapaya Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Cue anime intro!
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:iconfawnation:
Fawnation Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is cute ><
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MysticGohanSS4 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
I love your work so much, thank for creating this manga and bringing it to life with your beautiful artwork. I stumbled upon it a several months ago and I have been hooked ever since. And now I am finally caught up, I can't wait to see what you do next!
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you ;-;
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:iconluciel-dreadlord:
Luciel-dreadlord Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
This looks so good!ShyHappy 
I just started reading it and the art is amazing!
I shall leave this comment with a happy cat girl:Free icon [ happy anime girl wiggling cat ears ] 
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RinkoChanStudios Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
very glad for you I think you are very talented artiest
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BakaKiaa Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
Wooo
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:iconsiorah:
Siorah Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
saw her streaming some of her work on this.

she's pure magic.
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:iconapril-rayan:
april-rayan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
OH MY GOD !!!! It's 10 years already? I can't belive it. Thank you very much for your hard work. Keep it up ;)
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:iconitaly-chan21:
Italy-chan21 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
congratz!!! <3
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:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
Congratulations! :D
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:iconorugosa:
orugosa Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
You are a inspiration <3
Congrats for the 10 years of heart work <3
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:iconchinsuru:
chinsuru Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist
Congrats :)
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:iconne0shin:
NE0SHIN Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
EPICNESS!!! 
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ChrisIwanski Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece. 
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OSOVexing Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
You were the author! I started reading this on a website- mangamagezine or something, can't think of the name at the moment. I absolutely love reading it.
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AionNoBara Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats, Shilin! I remember when this started. You've come a long way <3 Can't wait for more!
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:iconou-ren:
Ou-ren Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Congrats on 10 years!

And thank you for Carciphona!
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JustBeFriend Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Epic and great comic!
 
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Mayank94214 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Epic
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Itzcuauhtli Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
=o WOW 10 years ago begins this adventure. Congratulations :D!!

It sounds easy, but it sure has always brought a lot of challenges and important lessons
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zhaleys Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
beutiful ;')
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UsagiYogurt Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
I am not familiar with the characters, but this looks like such a sweet picture! It's so pretty!
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ShonenJUMP3000 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Amazing Clap 
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:iconshaozchampion:
ShaozChampion Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Congrats =3
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:iconman-arts:
Man-arts Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015   General Artist
What a scene ! :)
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:iconkhkairi12:
khkairi12 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Can't belive 10 yrs! And what a pic to commemorate!
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Dog22322 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Wow this is beautiful
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:iconmeroko26:
Meroko26 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Never heard of your comic till I saw this on the front page and will check it out now. 
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:iconruledragon:
Ruledragon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Really hope i manage to reach this level someday, in other words, awesome work! :)
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CloudsKeeper Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Small Floating Cloud - F2U! WOW! THIS LOOKS SOO AWESOME! GREAT WORK!Small Floating Cloud - F2U! 
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Pinjachi Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I have been at a festival last weekend, and your manga was sold there (the German translation). Actually, until that day, I never had the intention to buy your manga (sorry ._.). But at this time, it really catched my eye, seeing it "in the flesh". I decided to buy it, even though it's price is double the price of "standard" manga. I realized it was worth it while skimming through the pages and being told of the special postcard gift that came with it *-*
Right now I am so happy I bought it! Lately I haven't been buying Mangas anymore because I don't like most of the drawing styles of Manga I can buy in German bookshops. Most of them are not detailed, some even seem kind of sloppy. But Carciphona is simply stunning, can't believe there is a whole manga series full of those awesome pictures! After the first volume I can't say much about the story, yet, but so far I like the fantasy plot. If I understood right it will also be a girls love story between blackbird and veloce, and for me it's the first time reading something like that. Can't say that I am into girls love (yet), but I see the possibility of carciphona being able to change that :)
Carciphona is definitely one of my favourite manga now, and that is amazing because I am quite picky :D
They told me the drawing style is even getting better (which is almost unbelievable), so I really look forward to the next volume! (it's really hard to resist the temptation of reading the english version >.<)
So, congratulations on your success and thank you for sharing your amazing art! I hope you can carry on drawing to your heart's content :)
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shilin Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much! I don't mind people saying they have no intention on buying the comic, buying books are a big commitment and I'm happy as long as people read it and I have some means to continue writing the story ^^ thank you for buying the german book and I'm really happy to hear that it's even one of your favourites O_O I will continue to work hard to make the series as good as it can be :D
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Pinjachi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You're very welcome, I wish you only the best :)
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TheWingedOnes Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist
I read what you have done for your comic over the weekend. I really love it. Good character building and story line.
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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Christopher-Hart Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Terrific work.
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Sapphireblueocean Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
A heartfelt scene of the characters. I like it. =) 
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R-Daria Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Nice
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happydude21 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Oh! Yeah! I remember seeing this comic... I think.
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Zephyrs-Blade Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, 10 Years!? That's a big portion of my life right there.
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