Aye, another setback!

Time for a quick status update for you all!

Volume 3 and 4 of Jinimaru Folklore are finished, all artwork is ready, but my proof reader has not been able to complete their side of the production, so they will not be available for print or EPUB this month. I will keep prodding them so I can at least get them printed on time for the convention, but it is looking highly unlikely that volume 4 will be done by then.

I am also rescheduling volume 3 of Subject 218 for next year, as I want to work more on Specimen G-13 and another, more personal, book that I have been advised to do.

So thank you so much for your patience, and I will hopefully have a better update next month before the convention!

Thomas

Epubs! Epubs for all!

No, an Epub is not a place where we Brits go to drink. They are E-Books!

I already had Subject 218 Volume 1 up for sale in Epub format, but now everything else is available. So, if the book has a print out now, the Epub will be available as well.
Why are Epubs important? Well, you can carry a physical copy of a book anywhere really, but sometimes you leave the house without it, get stuck waiting for hours on a train, or need a more readily available read when you’re out and about. The Epub books can be read on tablets, mobile phones and E-readers like the Kindle or Nook. Plus, they are cheaper.

All Epub books are priced at £1.99 except the Jinimaru guide, which is £3.99. All Epub artwork is in full-colour unless you are viewing the book on an ink-based E-reader. The books will be in full-colour on your phone and tablet.
Thanks for waiting! (If your Ebook looks odd, like misaligned images or big gaps between paragraphs, please drop me an e-mail with the model of device you are using, as I am only able to test my Epubs on two types of E-readers right now. Also remember to try adjusting the font size on your E-reader.)

Thomas

Tutorials Page developing

Just a quick update today; I have added the video I made a few years ago on 2-part moulding, and have done a 4-part written guide with pictures on making a latex based mask. After I have moved house and gotten my workshop sorted out, I will begin doing more videos in better quality on various other costumes and crafts. For now, I hope these two additions will wet your pallet.

Thomas

The Guide is finally finished!

It has taken many years, and at least two revisions, to get the guide finished. However, because of the higher price for printing in colour, there are two versions available; full colour and Black & White (B&W).
The benefits of the B&W version are the price and majority of the guide not needing full-colour. You do miss out on the location indicator maps featured on all 16 breeds pages, as regions of the map they live in, or are extinct in, are highlighted in various colours. Regions they live in or are extinct in are still listed in writing, you will just be missing out on the colourful visualisation of it.

You can find the B&W version here.
Full-colour version is located here.

I have set up a Lulu Xpress account for making print-on-demand copies of the Guide in Full-colour, which will be priced the same as the Black & White version found online, but they will only be for sale at the convention (though leftover stock will be sold on Etsy) since they are only printed when I order them myself. Next on the agenda is finishing the artwork for Volume 3 of Jinimaru Folklore, and then completing the first run of books with Volume 4!


Thomas

Prints and More!

Good news everyone!

Prints and an assortment of other goodies are starting to appear on our redbubble page; from posters to pillows, phone cases to tablet skins…it’s a slow process, but as I work on more artwork the product range and types will expand. For now there are a few prints up for the Jinimaru Folklore series, and one for the Subject 218 series. You can find the link under the External Links and Media page, or just click here.

More updates soon!

Thomas Edwards

2018 Forecast

Please note that all the below information is subject to change.

September – Jinimaru Folklore Collection 1
All four volumes of the first collection of Jinimaru Folklore, including the Guide, will be available in print.

Mid October – Specimen G-13: Volume 1
The first volume of the story that started it all is scheduled for release, roughly around the 20th anniversary of its conception.

October 26/27/28 – MCM London Comic-Con
I will be attending the convention as a stall owner, selling books and prints, plus basic costume components. I will also have some previews of other books that will not be available until later in the year.

Early November – Subject 218 Volume 3
Currently in early draft, Subject 218 Volume 3, Figure: BREAKING POINT, is scheduled for early November for purchase.

Early December – Jinimaru Folklore EPUBs
All four volumes of Jinimaru Folklore will be available for purchase as prints and EPUB. The Guide will be included.

Late December – Subject 218 EPUBs, and Tutorial Section
All three volumes of the Subject 218 series will be available for purchase as prints and EPUB. By this point I also hope to have enough content edited to provide tutorials for basic costume crafts.

Progress report!

Good evening readers! Time for a progress report!

Well the family and I are in the process of sorting out our house, in preparations for moving in the near future, but this hasn’t stopped me from writing! All four books have been written now, and the first two are available to buy as prints! However, volume 3 and 4 have yet to be proof read, or are missing the internal artwork. They will not be available for purchase by the deadline as originally planned.
As for the guide? That is finished, but I am now going through the process of cutting out certain parts that one of my proof readers felt was not necessary, and would be better off left to the imaginations of you readers! It will not be available for purchase by the deadline date either. *sigh*
HOWEVER, just because I failed to meet my target this month does not mean they will not be ready in time for ComicCon! The books are scheduled to be available by then, plus much more, but right now I have been riddled with delays from the resulting move plans. I will keep you all posted, but right now I do not know when this Big Move will happen.

Thanks, as always, for being patient!

Thomas

Tutorials in Progress!

Good day (or night!) to you readers!

As mentioned in previous posts, I have been getting ready for the October Comic Con in London, and as part of my website I have been recording videos and whipping up sketches for how to make a few basic (and some, not so basic) costume components. Obviously all the parts I am working on end up forming a Jinimaru cosplay, but you can use all the techniques shown in them to do other costumes as well. A majority of the parts made for a Jinimaru costume can also be applied to Fursuits, Satyrs, Neko and Na’vi with relative ease. All the parts made in the videos will form my October Cosplay. I hope to start working on the videos once the Jinimaru Folklore books are ready for print, which is scheduled for the end of the month. For the time being, just sit tight and await further news on the tutorials section of the site, it’s going to be great!

Thomas

Progress Report!

Good day to you, readers! It’s time once again for an update.

As previously mentioned in the last update the Jinimaru Folklore stories are well underway, and all is progressing smoothly towards the deadline for the 1st of July. The guide is also almost ready, so by the end of July the first whole series will be available for physical printing. EPUB versions will come out sometime at the end of the year.
Next on the agenda is the website. I have made some artwork for it, and have begun tidying up the pages as well as started adding new ones like a tutorials page (which are under construction).
Okay, now onto the big thing; Comic-Con.
I have been working on the books as well as other arts and crafts for many years now, only ever selling one or two items at a time because I didn’t feel ready to put it out there, but that is changing. This October, I will be attending Comic-Con as not just a regular con-goer, but also as a seller in Artists Alley. As of this moment I have a brief list of what will be available, what day I hope to attend as a seller, and very rough pricing.

 Jinimaru Folklore (Each)Jinimaru GuidePrints (286 x 439 mm)Jinimaru Cosplay Tails (Each)Convention Commission
Price at the Convention£3.99£6.99£9.99£5 to £10£5 to £10
Price Elsewhere£4.50£8.99£12.99N/A (Con exclusive)Commission prices vary

I intend on having a stall on the Friday or Saturday, as my family and I have a long drive back home on Sunday evening and we want to beat the traffic. I will be in cosplay throughout the entire convention as a character from one of the books, but right now I have nothing to even tease which it will be. It is a Jinimaru character though.

I look forward to the release of the series, and attending Comic-Con at the end of the year! To those already attending the May London Comic-Con, I hope to see you in October!

 

Thomas

Revisions take soooooo long!

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Hello again Readers!

Well, Volume 1 of Jinimaru Folklore is available, as are the first two volumes for Subject 218 (Tales of Tim), however I noticed an error in Volume 2 of Subject 218, nothing major but it still irks me a lot, I have already fixed the print version but the EPUB still has the error and needs reformatting since I accidentally deleted the EPUB files (oops!) For now, only volume 1 is available in EPUB.

Next on the agenda is Jinimaru Folklore and the infamous Guide (that takes forever to do). Volume 2 of Jinimaru Folklore is currently being proof-read, and after a day or so of editing after the proofing process it will be made available for print as well. Volume 3 and 4 are half-written but I intend on getting them done ASAP so they can be proof-read in time for the end of July. As for the guide? That is perfectly fine, it just needs the rest of the artwork! As usual though I am juggling too many tasks at the same time, so once I have the short stories proof-read I will return to doing the missing artwork for the guide, get that published, and then make the artwork for the interiors of volume 3 and 4. All books currently in progress now have their cover arts finished, and can be seen on their relevant novel pages as well as the gallery.

Thanks for being patient, as always!

Thomas