There is no strip this week:( Now that Valentine’s Day is over… I am now in charge of the store for the next ten days while my boss goes on vacation!, I have an aunt coming to stay with me so I have to prep my house, and I have a cold or allergies or some nonsense which makes me just wanna go to bed early which sucks because I’d rather be drawing or writing — or both! Sorry and see ya next week!
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Aaaaand… After working all week long, I get Christmas day off only to be sick. Again, the strip is delayed! Argh! But at least I did a nice xmas poster in advance… Hope it helps chase the doldrums away, and hope no one else gets this icky bug I keep picking up…
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
This week’s strip is delayed due to RL + working a holiday schedule at a flower shop + the Dark Crystal author quest submission being due this month + I am actually making some xmas presents this year and I am behind on everything! Ack! Look for a sketch this week and the finished one on the day after Xmas. I still plan on doing an xmas color picture plus I contributed to Seros Senric’s yearly holiday game/card thing. I will provide a link when it is available. Sorry for the delay in the story! New content aside from comic strips starts after xmas/on the start of the new year!
I wanted to pause and say thanks for reading. I really appreciate the support and sticking with the comic through these dry spells. The comic story is in no way under threat of stopping. We have SO much more content to go into the strips! So thanks for stickin’ with it!
Hey, all! New content! There are quite a few changes I’d like to make to the site that will have to wait till probably after Christmas but I think it’s high time we added some new stuff here! On with the new stuff!
1.) A new poll is up so check it out!
2.) Under the “Extras” section, I have started a series of cubees. If you’ve never heard of them, they are little 3D figures you cut out and assemble, no glue or tape required! Pics of what the assembled cube will look like should be up some time soon but I am a bit swamped right now.
3.) … See the poll! I need to know what extra content you guys want on the page! More stuff in the store? MORE of the characters as My Little Ponies? Which cubee you might like next? Let me know!
I am back from SNAFU Con and it was loads of fun. Got several commissions which I do on the spot and met quite a few people who I hope are now reading our comic. Feel free to comment away! I love to know when people are reading and I hope you enjoy Shards!
At the con, I made a few new things this year which I will soon be adding to the Extras and Store. If you were at the con, you got a sneak peek. If not, don’t worry. It’ll all be up in the next two weeks or so, in case you want to order something for Christmas.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by my little section of the table. It was awesome seeing people come up and say they already read the comic. Yay! And don’t forget to share Shards with friends, neighbors, countrymen… You get the idea. Spread the love! It’s what Velvy would do.
Our 3rd Anniversary is celebrated this week. Instead of a strip, we will have a pin-up of a character not getting much screen time at the moment; one hot guy I know you all look forward to seeing;)
In other news, I have been approached by Top 100 Graphic Novels.com and asked if it would be okay to display a strip or two. We made it to THAT list?? REALLY?? *eyes widen* Wow… So that’s all I know and I’ll be keeping you all posted. Thanks for the support and continued readership. And please comment!
There is also a new poll up. Please vote and let me know! Yes, I write. I’ve been a writer longer than I have been an artist, believe it or not! It is my greatest love and I’d love to share it with you all.
Arno and Beedoo!> Forgive me for not posting this up earlier, and for not providing a link to your webcomic earlier.
A little backstory: Jade Griffin is a character created to display my persona online in the Disney’s “Gargoyles” community which has bled over into nearly every aspect of my net activity. I encountered many very good people in the fandom whom I keep in contact with today. I have met in person many of them by attending the “Gathering of the Gargoyles” as often as I could. Two such good people are Beedoo! and Arno. Beedoo! hails from Arizona and Arno from Holland. To highlight their adventures, they started a webcomic starring their online personas: both of which are dragons. They even did a post about Dovahkiin.Please visit them and enjoy them as I have:)
I have permanently added Arno and Beedoo!: Sitting in a Tree to my site in the links bar and, again, I don’t know why I didn’t do this over two years ago. Better late than never, and at least before your wedding, guys!
Hey, all! If you don’t have Facebook or Twitter, you might be missing my update postings — where I mention what’s been updated on the site. That’s why I also post this blog:)
1.) minor updates to bio pages of Daedalus, Triumvirate, The Red Queen, and the BBW under Characters/Opposition.
2.) added Icarus bio page under Characters/Opposition.
3.) new voting incentive for Topwebcomics.com : Flamin’ Mad Jack!
It is with regret that I must announce dropping Shards down to one strip a week for the foreseeable future. I have debated this much over the last four months and it boils down to an inability to keep up. I’ve tried to reach the same peak I had for two straight years with no delayed or cancelled strip posts but, in the end, it isn’t presently manageable. In order to enjoy time with my husband and two young children and still attempt to get a shred of time to wind down for myself, I have to make a cut somewhere. However much I wished I could get paid to better my skills in art and produce at least three strips a week, it was a dream I was fairly sure I could not accomplish at this point in my life. I don’t know whether the Shards readership simply isn’t big enough or my art skills cannot compare with others who have succeeded, or both…
I love Shards. I have always loved the concept, the characters, and what we have in store for you all. I am dropping to one strip a week with angst in my heart because I want to show you all so much of this fantastic story TB and I have devised, as well as the characters not yet revealed. It won’t go away.
I will continue to do the comic and to put out one strip a week but I wanted to ask which day you’d prefer to see this strip, and if you’d prefer the sketches I’ve been including prior or would you rather just have the full strip when it’s done? Please respond and thank you for your patience. I know it must be a bit frustrating to expect a strip and only get a sketch on the previously scheduled days.