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!
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.
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!
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!
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 Guide||Prints (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||£12.99||N/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!
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!
Greetings readers! I have some great news!
As you may have noticed, I recently added a countdown widget to the sidebar of the website, which is currently counting down to Subject 218’s first two volumes. Well, that’s just the start of the good news; Jinimaru Folklore Volume 1 is finished and is now available for print. However, I would advise waiting a little bit longer before grabbing a copy, as I am not far off finishing A Beginners Guide to Jinimaru and I am currently looking into ways for you lovely folks to grab the first Folklore story when you get the Guide for a discounted price. Of course I can’t promise this, it’s just what I want to be able to do.
Volume 2 of the Folklore stories is finished but is missing its artwork. I will be placing it up for print shortly after the Guide is finished, that I am certain of. The Guide is missing 10 of the 16 Jinimaru breed drawings, two anatomy sketches, plus a whole bunch of old artwork from 1999 that I finally found after months of frantic digging around in my old school textbooks (yes, I still have them!)
I am still working on redesigning the website. Remember; all current Headers are temporary. I am making unique artwork for the site that won’t be used in my books or anywhere else! I was going to prioritise the site graphics over the Guide, but I can’t bring myself to do that. Both will be getting worked on at the same time!
Thanks for being so patient, I really hope you enjoy the books. They’ve been a tough labour of love for me, and now I can finally share them with the world. I’ve hit a lot of bumps along the way, and done a lot of things I wasn’t happy doing, but to get a physical copy of one of my childhood dreams in my hands? That’s just something I have always wanted to do. So go out there, reader; chase your dreams. It might be difficult, but if you want that dream bad enough, you’ll pull through.
Hey again! Well, I migrated the website to a new server, and all is smooth so far. I am going to be completely overhauling the look and feel of the site over the next few months, but for now everything is functioning as intended.
You can now purchase physical copies of the Subject 218 books, the EPUB versions will be a little longer, as they need to get approval from LuLu before distribution.
Thanks for being patient!
Here we go again!
I received my first test prints of the books, and whilst I loved how they looked I felt there was some room to improve them. I have already corrected Operation: HUNT DOWN and have officially released it from the depths of my brain-closet for you to enjoy. Or maybe take Tim’s advice if you don’t like it, and burn it. I’m sure he’d really like either of those options.
You can buy a physical copy of Volume 1, or an EPUB version, on various online book stores. You can also go direct to my page at LuLu and grab it from the source, which I would recommend since they offer some great discounts on their printing.
If you notice anything I may have missed in any of my books, be it a typo or random additional space between words, please let me know; I combed over the books for nearly three months but I am not perfect, but still wish for my works to be. Future books already have a proof-reader on board now, no more waiting a year just to get a book out of the draft stage!
I am already working on getting the new changes made to Code-name: BLOODHOUND so that it too can be made available in the store. I have also renamed the series to “Subject 218” to make it look less cluttered on the covers, but it can still be referred to as either.
Greetings viewers (and soon to be readers, I hope!)
First and foremost, I want to thank you for your patience; it’s been a rough few years, both in writing and in my daily life, but progress is finally starting to show.
The website is still hosted on an inferior server, but this is temporary and I am still looking for a better alternative. In the meantime, please expect a reduction in images on display, and files for download.
Now, onto the crux of the topic; the first books!
If you’re a regular on the site, you may have noticed some significant changes to the Novel pages…let me explain these first before talking about the actual books themselves.
- Novel pages that have more than one volume in the subject, are now listed in chronological order.
- Chapter previews have been replaced by Reading Requirements and Recommendations; this is to help make your reading easier, or to prepare you for how the book is written.
- Story briefs are written under their chronology, unless they are one single story, in which they do not have a chronology section and just have a story brief.
- The year the book was released, or is scheduled for release, is now found by their title. If there is no scheduled release date, a TBC (To be Confirmed) will be there instead.
- All images have been removed from the pages, as have the character biographies; many of these contained spoilers, or I am in the process of redrawing them all. They will return eventually.
Okay! Now the publishing side…as previously stated on The Tale of Tim page (formerly HUNT DOWN) it was due to be the first published book that isn’t a children’s novel, and this remained true. Both volumes of this story are available for both EPUB and physical purchase (or will be very soon), so please feel free to take a look. You can go direct to the books purchase page by clicking the title of the volume you want on the Series page.
Next on the roster are the first 3 volumes of Jinimaru Folklore, plus A Beginners Guide to Jinimaru, but they all need artwork and at the moment I am prioritising artwork for the website, so they will likely not be out until later this year.
Thank you again for being very, VERY, patient…and enjoy the books!