Preorder Rainbows and Rainclouds

Heeeeey, so after a month of corrections, edits, sending off for multiple proofs from multiple printers, and wrestling over price VS quality issues, Rainbows and Rainclouds is finally ready for preorders! For previews of the book and comic, you can dig through the “rainbows” tag here on this blog.

The books are softcover, perfect bound with awesome full color interiors for the entire 40-page comic and two bonus illustrations. They are $20 each, and shipping is $5 (added at check-out) within the US and +$2.50 per book for international shipping (sorry, guys). All preordered books will be signed and include a free sketch. Don’t forget to include a note with your order if you want me to make a dedication out to someone! I’m going to also try to include the printed minicomic version of Sunflowers and Rainbows with every preorder. It will depend on a few factors, but I’m gonna try!

An eBook version is also available in PDF format for $4. The eBook will be automatically available to everyone who buys a real book, so you won’t have to wait long at all to actually read the comic! (It might be more exciting to wait for the physical copy to ship though!)

Preorders will end Sunday, July 11th at 11:59 pm CST. Hopefully, this leave plenty of time for me to get the books to you before the end of July.

After preorders, the book will mainly be available at conventions or other events I attend. I may eventually make them available for regular purchase online, but I haven’t decided yet, so it might be best to snag your copy now!

Preorder today!

Preorders are now closed.

Rainbows and Rainclouds: Final

My book came in today!

Considering I ordered it on Sunday, I’m really surprised it got here so quickly, even with expedited shipping (since expedited shipping doesn’t mean expedited printing). I kind of wonder if I could have gotten away with just getting ground shipping, but whatever, it’s here with time to spare, and I don’t regret paying extra for it.

And the book looks awesome!

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Rainbows and Rainclouds: Progress Report III

Well, I’m done, more or less.

I worked steadily all last week coloring 3-5 pages a day, and I meant to work through this week also. If I had stayed on schedule, I would have finished coloring by Thursday, but I ended up finishing late Friday night/Saturday morning instead and then doing the cover this evening. It wasn’t that big of a deal though. I just wanted to finish everything earlier so I could have plenty of time to prep the files for printing this weekend and then send everything off to Lulu by Monday so hopefully they’ll be able to print and ship it before my final critique. As far as the class goes, I could have stopped coloring on page 30 because that’s all that will be due on the final critique, but whatever. 40 pages and a cover, done two weeks early, how about that.

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Rainbows and Rainclouds: Progress Report II

So I was probably a little annoying on Twitter last night and this morning constantly noting the progress (or lack thereof) on these pages. It was really my own fault I ran so close to the deadline though. I had actually managed to ink six and some odd pages over Kami-Con and so finished up all of the inks by Tuesday of last week and by Thursday had cleaned and fixed up most of what needed to be fixed digitally. One of my periodic deadlines for the class was today and I was supposed to have a minimum of six pages colored in addition to the finished inks. Personally, I wanted to have eight pages colored.

But basically I had the entire weekend, Friday-Sunday to color those pages. Long story short, I put off starting them until midway through Sunday afternoon and stayed up all night to finish the required six before I had to go to my eight o’clock art history class Monday morning. But heyyyy, I finished. I always finish.

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Rainbows and Rainclouds: Progress Report

Actually, “Rainbows and Rainclouds” is still just a tentative title. I like the alliteration a lot, but there actually aren’t that many rainbows in this comic. Come to think of it, there aren’t that many rainclouds either, but they’re considerably more relevant! I’m not really sure what my other options for titles are though. The first comic was “Sunflowers and Rainbows” so I kind of just wanted to follow the “noun and noun” pattern. And if “rainbows” moves up from the second word to the first word, then maybe the hypothetical third comic would be “Rainclouds and [other noun]”? I have no idea. So I guess I’ll just stick with “Rainbows and Rainclouds” since that’s the best I’ve got.

In case you missed it, this is my Senior Project. So I guess it’s the last piece of creative work I’ll do as a “student.” After this, I’m a “graduate.” Damn.

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