Taiki: The End

Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2012, under ,

Wow! I can't believe it! After working on Taiki for 6 years it's over. Even though I had originally intended on the story going on much longer than it did, I do believe I did the right thing in ending it where I did. I will miss each and every character very much and I'm sad to see it end. It still hasn't really sunk in that it's over though it probably will once I'm done drawing the epilogue for the book. haha

I had no idea what I was doing when I started as you can probably tell so I am grateful for all of the things that I have learned doing this comic that I can put towards my future projects. I am also very grateful for all of my readers and fans. Thanks for sticking with me when I didn't update often and for coming back. I couldn't have done it without you guys! I met a lot of awesome people from doing this comic and I hope to stay friends with them even when moving onto new projects. 

I can't believe how fast the Taiki Kickstarter was funded! Thanks again everyone who is helping me out with that! I understand that the timing was bad and not a lot of people have extra money around Christmas time so I appreciate all that you guys are doing for me. It's really exciting to see it made into a book and I can't wait for the moment that I can hold it in my hands. I'm sure it will be amazing!

As for my next comic CMYK, at this point I hope to start it in February once I'm done with all the Taiki book and Kickstarter stuff. I hope to see you guys there! =D

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Taiki Comic Book

Posted on Saturday, October 13, 2012, under , ,

Hey everyone, a lot has happened behind the scenes in Taiki news that I need to share. The company that was publishing my Taiki comics has decided to shut down so I will have to publish Taiki on my own. To do this I will need to have a Kickstarter. I posted a poll on the Taiki site asking how many people would actually buy the book so please add your input, it would be very helpful.

In the end I have decided to print the whole book as 1 entire story instead of having multiple volumes because it would save on cost and have a higher probability of selling. It was decided not to continue the issues that I originally started getting printed of Chapter 3 because they didn't sell very well unfortunately. As for the Kickstarter itself I would have bundles that include the original print run of Issue 1 of Chapter 3. This would be most likely the last chance to get those comics as the company behind them is sending me the last of them and will never be printed again.

So far what I have concluded for the book:
  • All 375 comic pages (not including the intermissions).
  • 25 pages of extras (8 page mini Christmas comic never shown online, Epilogue, written out versions of original endings and other parts cut from the story, history of the Taiki characters, etc.)
  • Printed as a 400 page manga sized book.
Backer rewards would include pdf versions of the book, signed books, the original chapter 3 comic, possibly buttons, and original art. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions on what they would like to see please let me know! Thanks.

Having the entire story of Taiki in book form would be like a dream come true for me. I have worked on this project for 6 and half years and having a physical book of it to hold be just be amazing. :D

And as for news on CMYK, I had originally planned on finishing the Taiki pages a couple of months early and having CMYK start right away while the end of Taiki was still posting to the web but I don't think that will happen now. My work schedule is too hectic and I haven't gotten as many Taiki pages done as I had wanted. So CMYK will most likely start in January of 2013. February at the latest depending on how much of it I want to get done before starting it. Thank you for your patience if you're waiting for that one to start. C:

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Taiki 6th Anniversary

Posted on Saturday, August 18, 2012, under ,

Wow! 6 years! I can't believe it! It kinda makes me sad that this will be the last anniversary of the comic while it is still actively being updated as it is planned to end at the end of the year. I wanted to thank all of my readers, long time readers and new ones for reading! Especially the long time readers who have kept with me during my long hiatuses during college. 

The reason I drew them all as kids was because I was thinking to myself, “Taiki is 6 years old… wait, no she’s not…” and then I realized I had only ever drawn Taiki, Nikki, and Kai as kids and so I had a lot of fun drawing this. Raine and Lil didn't know each other as kids but I still wanted to draw them cute together. C:

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Color Changes Everything!

Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, under ,

For everyone who is interested in my next project after Taiki which is CMYK, an 8 page teaser comic is up to read so you can get a taste of the characters before the comic starts. Check it out on the CMYK website here!

I learned a lot doing these 8 pages. I experimented for the first time doing hand drawn panels and speech bubbles. The speech bubbles I ended up redrawing many times because they were originally more circular but after a while I liked the more square ones because it seems to blend with the art style more so I went back and changed them all. I also ended up altering Key's outfit AGAIN (this is the 3rd time) because his shirt was much to hard to draw over and over again.

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Printed Webcomics

Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2012, under

I am a huge fan of webcomic artists printing their comics and selling them in book form if they're serious about finishing the project someday. I always buy the printed forms of my favorite ones to both support the artist and to have a collection. I especially like collecting the special edition ones that are signed and drawn in. haha So I'd like to share my collection so far if anyone is interested in knowing. C:

Girly #1 (signed, art)
Girly #2
Cute Wendy Collection (signed, art)
YU+ME #1 (signed)
Hanna is Not a Boy's Name #1 self published by Tessa Stone (signed, art)
Hanna is Not a Boy's Name #2 self published by Tessa Stone (signed, art)
Hanna is Not a Boy's Name #1 by 4DE (signed, art)
Eerie Cuties #0 (signed, art)
Eerie Cuties #1 (signed, art)
Ménage à 3 #1
Ménage à 3 #2 (signed, art)
Ménage à 3 #3 (signed, art)
Boxer Hockey #1 (signed, art)
Boxer Hockey #2 (signed)
Diesel #1 (signed, art)
Vixen (signed, art) x2
Go Get a Roomie #1
Paradox by Denise Schroeder (signed)
My Sweet Girl by Gina Biggs
Wind Fish (signed)
Plume #1 (signed)
Kick Girl #1 (signed)
Kick Girl #2 (signed)
Kick Girl #3 (signed)
Mystery Babylon #1 (signed)

Anyone else own any webcomics in printed form? :]

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In the Next Year...

Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2012, under , , , ,

I saw some more people asking about when Taiki may be ending. I'm planning on ending it at the end of the year/very beginning of next year. This chapter will be the last chapter and at this time has 70 more pages left. If I continue with my update schedule and don't miss any updates, I believe that the last page should be going up the first Tuesday of 2013 (Jan 1st 2013). Originally I had wanted the story of this comic to go on for a lot longer and into Taiki's college life but I decided against it. There's just so many other stories I want to make and I've already been working on Taiki for almost 6 years. I've learned a lot from it and I want to put that knowledge into fresh ideas. I will be very sad when it ends but I feel like it's the right thing to do. Along with that, some of you may know that I have another comic going on as well, a Pokemon fan comic called Ultimate Quest. I hope to also finish that one around the same time. I really do like doing two comics at once; an original one that is my priority and a 2nd one that would be a fan comic or something not as serious (a side project) to keep me from burning out from the other one. However that does mean that the 2nd one tends to not have an update schedule and frequently goes on hiatus...

I would like to formally announce that my next project after Taiki will be CMYK. It will be drawn in the same style as my Ultimate Quest. Originally I had intended to do Riley: Fighter for Hire next after Taiki but I have decided against it because I didn't have it fleshed out enough and want to practice a new inking format first. Which also leads to what my next side project will be. I believe that I will be doing the remake of my Kingdom Hearts: Crimson Secrets fan comic. That one would be drawn in the new inking format that I would practice before starting Riley later in the future. That part is subject to change but I don't think it will.

I know that this is like 8 months from now, but I didn't want it to come as a big surprise when it does happen.

I'm also wondering if anyone would be interested in buying printed copies of Taiki when it finishes? I was thinking of doing 3 volumes. Volume 1 would be Chapters 1-2 (150+ pages), Volume 2 would be Chapters 3-4 (150+ pages), and Volume 3 would be Chapter 5 plus lots of extras including behind the scenes things, original character concepts, and maybe a mini comic or something (100+ Pages). Mainly wondering because I would have to "redraw" chapters 1 and 2 to be print ready. xP

Well, that's it for now, thanks for reading! Feel free to ask my anything!

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New Taiki Site Layout

Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2012, under ,

So, I have changed my host so that I can have multiple domains on the same host. When doing so I could no longer use the built in site building software that was on my old host so I had to rebuild the entire Taiki website in a new program and thus the new layout. I hope that everyone likes it and this is probably how it will stay until Taiki finishes.

In this layout I have included a link to the new forums that is more general themed for future use by all the webcomics I will potentially write later on.

I'm still not very familiar with RSS feeds but I will try my best to work with the one I have put up with this new layout. I hope I can figure it out. haha

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