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Journal Entry: Sun May 20, 2012, 7:16 PM



Anime North this coming weekend c: I'll be bringing THIS
binder4.jpg
binder3.jpg
Yes, the original pages for Carciphona! The binder is pretty damn heavy so I will only be bringing pages from the Arenscura arc as photographed above. Up to page 50 of book 3 (or more if I finish more this week) are in there with crappy handwriting text, so you can spoil yourself and read on if you like (: If you're interested in seeing them, come and ask and I'll show you!

I most likely won't be taking commissions as I think I need to work on comic pages in order to play catch up, and my sketch commissions suck anyway. But I may change my mind if I realize that's being way too socially awkward penguiin of me orz

Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

Anime North + forum!!

Journal Entry: Sat May 12, 2012, 6:43 PM



Sorry for not writing here much! I have a personal blog and a tumblr which I use for rants and scraps, and for some reason I figure this journal thing doesn't have much of a blog vibe to it, so I tend to just use it as announcement space.

I will be going to Anime North in Toronto on the last weekend of May! I couldn't go as an artist last year but I will be in the Comic Market this year, with prints and my manga/art books (: I live in Toronto so I will have plenty of books with me; If you wanted a copy but didn't want to pay for shipping, or just scared of the credibility of online shopping and the post office, this would be a great opportunity to get one! There are also many new high quality prints I've made last year as well as this year :D
My table is at F10. It's the farthest aisle from registration (which is all the way at the top) but at least I get a nice corner to myself and not knock people's stands over with my books and luggage haha ;;


In other news, I've made a new forum for my webcomic Carciphona! There used to be one years ago, but I wasn't doing a good job keeping up with updates and had many hiatuses, and was generally neglecting the forums so I let it die off ): This one is fresh so there's barely anything on it, but with your help maybe it will grow into a nice cozy place ^^

Thanks for looking :D

Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

Preorder info + raffle winners!

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 2, 2012, 4:02 PM



Volume 2 preorder event has ended! Thanks sooo much to everyone who preordered ;; I will be shipping out the books this week, most likely completing before the week is over. The books should arrive within the month at the latest for North American orders, and hopefully not too long for international orders! To all those who preordered, I will keep you updated via e-mail when everything has been shipped out, so you know when to expect them ^^

The preorder raffle drawing was also done today! There were 305 separate orders, so with the first 50 bonus entries added (and the spreadsheet starting at row 4), I've generated 6 winners using row numbers. Click here to see the image form of the results for legitimacy and for fun :D (and one of the winners entered their e-mail address wrong lol~) but tl;dr, the winners are:

Kira D.
Doriane P.
Amelie C.
Kelly M.
Melody W.
Yuen Ling T.


Congratulations, and thanks to everyone who participated! You have already been contacted if you are one of the winners.

Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

Videos and conventions

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 21, 2012, 1:55 PM



I've uploaded a new drawing video of one of my latest pieces ^^
:star::star: youtube.com/watch?v=s6A0zsBg8q0 :star::star:
I've preserved everything to the best of my ability to demonstrate what it's like for me to work on a detailed piece for 30 hours. It's not meaningful to watch it in its entirety because it gets repetitive really fast, but I've always wondered how something like this would be like for a lot of artists I follow, so I figured I would make one myself. More info about the video is in the video comment!

And there are a few other new videos as well in my channel that I didn't post here about (:

I'm starting to apply for conventions for this year. I had intended to go to anime boston but decided against it last minute ): The first confirmed convention is Anime North in May! I'm applying to a few others too but seeing how fighting for space in AA these days is a bloody battle to the death, I'm going to wait until I have confirmation and payment processed for each con before saying I'm going haha ;; I wish there were more cons in Canada because going to the states sucks LOL... I hate being treated like a criminal ugh

Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

Carciphona book 2 preorder!

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 4, 2012, 5:01 PM




"Veloce has finally left her home behind her, but the forces of the  King and Blackbird are not her only concerns. A mysterious illness  threatens to take her down before she can leave Kronzel."

Carciphona Volume 2 is now available for preorder at my shop at shilin.storenvy.com! :D


And as usual, I am hosting a (almost) month-long preorder event from Sunday, March 4 to Saturday, March 31 to promote my newest book! Order the book during this period to be eligible for:
  • A discount!
  • Much cheaper shipping to the USA ($5 per maximum of 2 books rather than $8 each)
  • A place in the preorder raffle


:star: :star: Preorder raffle :star: :star:

All preorders are entered into a raffle for a chance to win your order for free! (ie. refunded) The number of winners depends on the amount of preorders: for every 50 preorders, there will be one more winner chosen. The first 50 preorders will receive a bonus entry (for a total of 2) into the raffle! All gone ): An e-mail has been sent to all those who made it on the list :D

Winners will be announced and contacted on April 2 (just so you guys don't think I'm trolling)

:star: :star: Shipping :star: :star:

All preorders will be shipped during the first week of April, right after preorders end. With the release of volume 2, I am offering combined shipping for those interested in purchasing both books to save shipping costs for you. If you would like to switch out one book for another (eg. 2 copies of volume 2 instead of 1+2), please clearly indicate in your order note or e-mail me to confirm ahead of time. Shipping prices are as follows:
  • Canada: up to 2 books per shipment: $5
  • USA: up to 2 books per shipment: $5
  • International: 1 book: $11, 2 books: $14


:star: :star: Cash order :star: :star:

If you would like to preorder, but do not have the means to pay for it online (ie. cannot use paypal or credit cards), you can choose to mail your payment to me. However I will not be responsible for any lost payment (though it has never happened in the past ~30 cash orders I have received). Please write me an e-mail at shilin@ashen-ray.com indicating your interest and I will send you everything you'll need to know! Unfortunately cash orders will not be entered into the raffle ):


Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

Carciphona vol.2 book!

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 26, 2012, 9:12 PM



Hello! It's that time of the year again where I rise from the dead to haunt small children.


Carciphona book 2 is almost here! It will be available for preorder starting Sunday, March 4 at 8pm EST at my shop, shilin.storenvy.com, running until March 31. Manga updates will also resume on that day along with a surprise for you so remember to check back for it ^^

The preorder event this time will be a raffle. Every preorder placed has a chance to win your order for free! (ie. your payment refunded) One more winner will be chosen for every 50 preorders placed, and the first 50 preorders will receive a bonus entry into the draw :D

More pictures of the book and full details will be posted on the day of the release.

Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

11"x17" prints for sale! [note]

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 9, 2011, 12:56 PM



[edit] To the anon that gifted me a 1 year membership, thank you ;v; [/edit]

# Carciphona prints: shilin.storenvy.com/products/1…
# All other prints: shilin.storenvy.com/products/1…


I've been wanting to sell prints for a while now, but Canadian shipping fees and hassle had always made this a living hell. Some people buy prints from me at DA but I would only get like... $3 out of a $20 print or something ridiculous like that.  But finally I got a friend in the states to help out and I can at last sell them with reasonable shipping fees! (or at least, not double digit...) But that also means I can't sign these prints for you. If you want a signed piece of work, you can buy a book or come find me at a con :)

These are the same prints I sell at conventions at the same price. They are printed on nice and thick glossy coverstock paper with full bleed (ie. no white borders). Because there are too many to choose from, I divided them into CP and non-CP lists. Just click the corresponding "add to cart" button next to the print number/title! Each product image is a thumbnail list of the prints. You can also go to my website at ashen-ray.com to review bigger versions of those illustrations :D

Shipping:

Shipping costs the same no matter how many prints you order because they're shipped together.
  •     Canada: $5
  •     USA: $5
  •     Intl: $8

Larger posters:

I've re-enabled larger size posters (16x24", 20"x30", 24"x36" etc) on DA because there is no other reasonable way for me to get them made and shipped at this point. I've been asked several times about it because I guess some of my illustrations are pretty elaborate, so here they are!

Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

Toccata: Art book preorder!

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 30, 2011, 5:03 PM



[edit] ugh why is DA's journal/stash stuff full of fail [/edit]

From October 30-November 20, my art book TOCCATA is available for preorder! Full details is summarized in the poster below and explained in the preorder page. Thank you all so much for supporting me for so long, as well as being so patient with me when I keep having to fall silent after making promises about the book due to problems I encountered haha @_@

Preorder today at my shop:
shilin.storenvy.com
or just click on the poster below!


QUICK FAQ : (for extended FAQ, please read the one in my store)
:bulletred: Can I order it from overseas? Yes (:
"bulletred: Can I buy extra prints shipped with my book? Yes, please send me an e-mail at shop at ashen-ray dot com and I will show you a list you can choose from :D
:bulletred:Can I mail payment? Yes. Send me an e-mail with your request.
:bulletred: I would like multiple books, can I order together to save shipping? During preorders, no. I've decided to not do this just so I don't get orders mixed up. I will provide combined shipping after this event.
:bulletred: When will the books be shipped? On Nov 20, when preorders end! I might ship them earlier if it's convenient for me to do so.




Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

Opinions wanted!

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 24, 2011, 11:15 AM



Are there any features you'd like to see on my manga website carciphona.com that it does not currently have, or any organization of content that you think could be improved? It has all the usual stuff a webcomic would have like characters, art, world info etc, and my mind is pretty boxed into those so I thought I would ask for some advice ^^
Thanks for any suggestions in advance, and as usual please don't take it as I did not read your input if I don't reply to it (:

Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

Toccata preorder starts Oct 30!

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 22, 2011, 1:04 PM




After 2 months I can finally do this :iconcryforeverplz: My art book, Toccata, will be available for preorder starting OCTOBER 30, at 8PM EST! Full details, prices and glorious photos will be posted when it starts (: This will happen at my storenvy store here: shilin.storenvy.com.
The reason for the advance announcement is because just like my last preorder event, I have special deals for those who preorder rather than buy later. I have a ton of letter-size prints ready for this and while supplies last, all preorders will receive 2 randomized free prints with their book! The first 50 preorders will be allowed to CHOOSE the prints they want, so I don't want people who are interested in this to miss out XD

In other news, I just came back from New York Anime Festival this week. Thanks again to everyone who came by, said hi and bought stuff! I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and I will no doubt try my best to go back if possible. I have a post up about my trip on my blog here if you're interested: blog.ashen-ray.com/2011/10/20/new-york/

Lastly the artbook being released means I CAN POST ART AGAIN OHHH MY GODDD but I only have like 5 pieces to post and I won't have time to paint until the new years probably lol fml.............. Q___________Q ok ok ok BACK TO SLAVING AWAY ON CARCIPHONA BOOK 2

Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

Artbook + NYAF!

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 21, 2011, 2:42 PM



I feel bad not keeping my promises but the one time I am not conservative about promises, things mess up LOL. But the books are being printed right now :D However because of stuff I'll be busy with in october, I will be delaying its release until I come back from new york anime festival mid/late october because it'd kinda be like leaving the stove on while I'm out. If my plans pan out smoothly, I will bring a few copies to sell at NYAF, and once I confirm all my babies are safe and sound I will be posting more dates and details ^^

A lot of you have been asking me questions about pricing and shipping, I really appreciate your interest! but there are some things that even I don't know the answer to until I get the book in my hands , so please be patient and wait for the release announcement ^^

As for NYAF, The rough floor plan is now out and I will be at the artist alley table B22. It's a long room and I am at the far end (LOL WHY DOES THIS ALWAYS HAPPEN) HERE'S A MAP MADE BY :iconfinni:


Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

pros/cons meme!

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 10, 2011, 10:59 PM



I stole this from :icondaenarys:'s page `v`!!......... I understand I draw a lot of the same stuff/chars/topics nowadays (and I rarely have finished drawings to post anymore; I do post a shit ton of scraps on my blog and tumblr tho) so some of these questions are pretty hard/dumb to answer ): but I am curious what people would answer for any of these questions, and I appreciate your time and meaningful input!

(Also I think you can answer with anything, it can be the name of a character, object, series, situation, style, atmosphere etc)
PROS
01. I like when you draw: ___.
02. I wish you drew more: ___.
03. I wish you drew more fanart of: ___. LOL NONAPPLICABLE
04. I wish you drew more original art of: ___.
05. I wish you drew a comic or4koma of/about: ___.
06. I wish you made a tutorial about: ___.
07. My favorite part of your work is: ___.

CONS
08. I dislike when you draw: ___.
09. I wish you drew less: ___.
10. My least favorite part of your work is: ___.

OTHER
11. If I had to describe your work I'd say: ___.
12. If I had a question to ask about your work it'd be: ___?
13. The main strength & weakness of your work is: ___ & ___
14. Anything else?

Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

FANEXPO

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 24, 2011, 7:03 PM



I forgot to mention, I'll be at FanEXPO this weekend (thurs to sun) in the artist alley! The hall is huge and the artist alley is wayyyyyy across the room and all along against the back wall. I will be at table 195, between PS3 and Ubisoft, but I think it's pretty pointless to look for me just because of how big the place is so just browse AA (cus there's a ton of good artists anyway!) and maybe you'll come across my table haha :D I have some new prints for sale this con, including stuff I haven't posted here yet, and although I will not have the art book there, the cover image is available as a poster LOL.

I also sent my artbook file off to the new company I have found! I will wait until I confirmed the print job before making any release announcements, so in case these guys don't work out I wouldn't have to keep changing dates.

And lastly, RIP Jack Layton; whatever your ideals and beliefs are, even if I disagree with some of them, you as a person are an inspiration in my eyes.

Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

Art book teaser! (+ manga)

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 18, 2011, 12:17 PM




I will be releasing my first artbook, Toccata in the upcoming weeks ^^ Details about the actual release will be posted when a date is set, but some general info about the book is: It will be a softcover, 8.5x11" (lettersize) book with ~60 pages of ~30 finished illustrations, including some never before seen artworks that will be posted shortly, and ~40 presentable illustration concepts that I've done over the years. The best of my original, fanart and commission artworks are all featured, and this is the only chance where you can get a lot of these images in print because I don't/can't sell posters of them otherwise.

Here are some teaser images of what you should be expecting!




Secondly, from July 2010 to April 2011, I worked on a commissioned manga chapter (46 pages long) for Kulimar of a story he had planned called The Musician.
The Musician by shilin
The detailed script and dialog was provided by him + Mari Holy and my job was to get down the story in manga form. It is a self contained story in a world that he plans to release more similar stories for. I recently noticed he posted it on his site so you guys can finally read it there!
:star::star:KULIMAR.COM:star::star: : <- READ RIGHT TO LEFT <-
If you liked the story or have any feedback for the chapter, aside from leaving me feedback, please don't forget to send him a message as well through his website (or I suppose here on DA is fine too!) This is originally his work so I really want him to get the feedback that he deserves, not to mention they would probably help him tremendously in the future ^^

Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

Otakuthon + art book!

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 9, 2011, 6:08 PM



lol I feel a little bad spamming convention journals and have nothing else to post |: I will be at Otakuthon at Palais des congrès de Montréal this weekend. I will be in table #312, in the Artisan's Space facing the artist alley ^^ The dealer's room/artist alley etc are all in the same room as mapped below.


Secondly! As some of you are already aware, I'm also in the process of compiling my first art book. I will estimate its completion in about 3 weeks (hopefully less). Most of the book consists of artworks you've already seen here (CP art, commissions, RO works, originals), as well as a number of new pieces that I've finished recently but I never posted here yet. I may have one or two exclusive pieces that will be in print only but it really depends on how much I can get done. But in short this is the best thing I can offer to those of you who had always wanted to have something of mine in your hands. Posters are expensive from DA, and I can't offer posters for sale personally because shipping is ridiculous. Not all of you are able to attend conventions, and so this decent-sized art book is a really affordable collection that I can present to you for supporting me for so long.

I will be doing another preorder event like I did for Carciphona's debut where the book price will be greatly discounted. There will also be a free print giveaway with every purchase of the artbook during the preorder period to celebrate this! Hopefully I will be able to release new books on a regular basis (hopefully annually) from now on, and you can help me make that possible while getting something you may have always wanted ^^

More details and sneakpeeks of the book will be released soon. Keep an eye on this journal (or my blog/tumblr) for more info, tell your friends/help spread the word :D

Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

Otakon 11 reportttt

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 1, 2011, 7:31 PM



I'm back from otakon~ it was a great con I got to see a lot of friends whom I haven't seen for ages or have never met before, and make a lot of new acquaintances and friends. Thanks to everyone who came by and bought something and in general making this trip worthwhile for me! I wasn't going to go back next year but I will consider it ^^

Click here to go to the report!


Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

Otakon! (map courtesy of finni!)

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 24, 2011, 1:40 PM



I'll be at Otakon along with sambees and dapper-owl this upcoming weekend! Here is the map of the artist alley and our location in red (Y03/Y04), unless there are any last minute changes:
otakon.com/showfloor/ifloorplan.asp?showExhibitorID=5028&booth=Y03&Map=8

The entrance is at the bottom and we're at the corner where the washrooms are LOL. please do come by the lonely corner and say hi! sambees and dapper-owl will have their artbooks, prints and swag for sale and I will be selling the usual shiny prints, including the new works done before june this year. I will also bring copies of my manga for sale. My books sold out on the first day at Aikon so I'll try to bring a little more to otakon, but what i can bring is still very limited because they're so damn heavy. so if you want one, come early in the morning or something ^^ In case they sell fast, I will try to reserve a few copies for the next morning so that as long as you come in the morning you can get one even if you can't come on friday or saturday.
edit: MAP TIEM courtesy of finni! my two tables would be one for me, and one for budgie/lonemomo :D


Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

Aikon!

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 18, 2011, 9:50 PM



I'm back from aikon and it was fun!  I had a great time with :iconrensing: and her family/bf/dog, and the people at the con were all really nice :D I met ren's friend Amori, :iconmanreeworks:, :iconpiece5113: and her friends, :icondragonelfranger: and her table mate and the girls next to her table who I forgot to ask the DA of ): everyone was so incredibly nice and fun it made the con so much better even when I didn't sell much :D Thanks to everyone who dropped by to say hi or bought stuff, and hi to anyone who got to this page from the con or something! I wrote a huge wall of text with photos and scans of sketches I did at the con on my blog. Click here to go see it!



Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

More drawing videos

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 4, 2011, 1:39 PM



I've made a few more fastforwarded videos from my livestreams, Here are two from this past week, and you can see more in my channel as well ^^

Part 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=31ZrYs7q_Os
Part 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_anA9g0Gc4s

Also, I'll be going to ai-kon next weekend (15-17)  and I'll be selling stuff at the artist fair. Come say hi if you'll be there :D Lots of love in advance to Rensing for housing me for the weekend :heart: She will have a table as well and selling her own gorgeous works!

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Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

Thanks for the help ^^

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 18, 2011, 11:02 AM
 






Thanks for the suggestions and help! I ended up applying for the artisan area if nothing goes wrong, I will see you there at Otakuthon ^^

If you have been to/sold at otakuthon before: wtf is the difference between artist area and artisan area o_o based on their rules I sound like I only fit in the artisan area (professional selling for a living etc etc just because I'm not working/not in school, but I'm pretty sure a lot of people who sell a lot more than me wouldn't call themselves professionals) but is there a difference in terms of benefit in either? Right now it sounds like some sort of discrimination that I'm not aware of HAHA I don't want to get an artisan table and then find out it's a place no one goes to LOL so which one should I apply to ): ?

Thanks in advance!


Recent updates

:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves!
:bulletred: Bookstore (literally singular "book" hahaha)

Conventions 2011

I will be at the Artist Alley of the following conventions this year, selling prints of my art, my manga book and more! Please come by and say hi ^^
:bulletred: Ai-kon, Winnipeg (July 15-17)
:bulletred: Otakon, Baltimore (July 28-31)
:bulletred: Otakuthon, Montreal (August 12-14) (pending)
:bulletred: FanEXPO, Toronto (August 25-28)