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(no subject) [Apr. 14th, 2008|08:44 am]
Dog's Days of Summer

[music |Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - It Had to be You]

It's time to announce the winner of the Dog's Days Hawaiian Shirt give away!
We had 1153 official entries (gah, my inbox!)

I'm pleased to say the winner is: Streak the Tiger!
An email has been sent to you with further details and the like. :]

And to all of you guys who entered but didn't get the chance to win:
Pre-orders for the shirt will start tomorrow at 8PM Central time!
>>Click for the link to Sofawolf's pre-order page!<<

If you plan to pre-order, you can select the option for "Will pick up at Anthrocon" or the shirt will be mailed to you the first week of July.
Also, you have to pre-order the shirt separately, so if there's other things in your shopping cart, you need to clear 'em out before hand, or pre-order the shirt first and then continue shopping through Sofawolf's catalog of publications.

Only about 70 will be offered for presale at a reduced price so don't let this opportunity go by! :]
The remaining shirts will be for sale at AnthroCon at the Sofawolf Dealers table (with the exception of a handful being held over for sale at EuroFurence this August.)
This a very small run of Hawaiian-style shirts (less than 200) so don't miss out! :]

Once again, pre-orders start tomorrow, April 15th at 8PM Central!

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First Time for Everything! [Apr. 13th, 2008|06:17 am]
Dog's Days of Summer

[music |Jimmy Buffet - Last Mango in Paris]

Yet another thing that's been keeping me busy the last couple months!

And I'll be announcing the winner of the Dog's Days Hawaiian Shirt, tomorrow!
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Dog's Days Shirt Competition! [Apr. 8th, 2008|07:20 pm]
Dog's Days of Summer

[Current Location |Bendigo Beach]
[mood |stylish]
[music |Paolo Nutini - New Shoes (New Shirt Version)]

Hullo you crazy cats and kittens! Did you want to hear about winning free stuff?

I've been working on a few projects over the last few weeks. First and foremost of course is finishing up coloring the Dog's Days comic. It's slow going but looks pretty swanky. While I've still got that on my plate, I've also conspired with the Sofawolf crew to put together a fabo Hawaiian-style shirt, alla Dog's Days.

For more information about the shirt itself
, check out Sofawolf's catalog page on the subject, here!

The shirts are professionally printed, the pattern was designed by me and it'll be sold through Sofawolf!
Pre-orders will start April 15th--but!--right now you can enter to win your very own Dog's Days Hawaiian shirt, for free!

These ain't no t-shirts, folks. They're cotton, comfy, color safe and very durable!
There's only a small number of these shirts being printed--regular pre-orders will start April 15th, but don't miss this chance!
The winner has the option of picking up their shirt at AnthroCon '08 (with proper ID, of course) or having it mailed to them the first week of July.

You've got until Midnight, April 12th to send in your entries!
To boomerale@gmail.com, send your name and your shirt size! (S / M / L / XL / XXL / XXXL )
(Tip: Most people like a Hawaiian style shirt to be +one more than the usual size they wear.)

We'll pull a random email from the batch and if you win, we'll get back to you and hammer out the details!
The winner will be announced April 14th!
Multiple entries from the same email address will be disqualified, so limited yourself to just one!
Good luck to everyone who enters!

That email again is: boomerale@gmail.com !
Don't forget to include your shirt size!

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Is it June yet? [Mar. 1st, 2008|06:30 pm]
Dog's Days of Summer

[Current Location |Bendigo Beach]
[music |The Shins - Australia]

I'm still engaged in the slow process of coloring the finale to the Dog's Days comic.
But the good news is, it will be done and ready for June!
Diego will have to get off his fluffy ass and do something...or someone. >;]

By the by, I put all the so-far pages of the comic
online in an easy to read fashion, here:

The site is still bare bones, but someday it shall blossom into a beautiful bouquet of pixels.

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Postcards! [Jan. 24th, 2008|02:16 am]
Dog's Days of Summer

[Current Location |Up Over]
[music |Super Furry Animals - Hello Sunshine]

(Names and addresses have been changed to protect the innocent.)

All the postcards have been completed and mailed off to their respective winners!
Thanks to everyone who entered! :]

Click To See The Rest of the Postcards!Collapse )


PS- I'll be at FurtherConfusion this weekend! Stop by and say hi, I'll be in the Dealer's Room!
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Postcard Results are in! [Jan. 9th, 2008|12:03 am]
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I choose two additional ones since I bought some extra postcards. >:]
Here are the winners! I'll get to emailing them all back to let them know they've won and confirm their addresses. Thanks for all who entered! :D


-Tredain [Diego]
-Decession [Raj]
-DarHan [Bayshore]
-SolarVertigo [Jack]
-Northing [Diego]
-Crygus [Diego]
-SimbaKahn [Raj]

(Diego is going to be up writing postcards all night, yeesh.) ;]

I'll also post some scans of the postcards when they're done and winners will get a high-resolution copy (along with the original, delivered by the trusted employees of the postal system.)

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FREE Postcard MADNESS [Jan. 7th, 2008|07:07 pm]
Dog's Days of Summer

[music |Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun]

As some may know and probably most don't, I'm in Australia for the holidays (undoubtedly doing research for the conclusion of the Dog's Days comic, of course.)
So, in short!
I got some postcards and I want to send them to people, so enter this competition to win a free postcard from down under with original Dog's Days artwork on it! :D

I'll be selecting 5 entries at random and sending them a coloured sketch of their favorite Dog's Days character on the back of an Australian postcard, mailed from Sydney, AU, equipped with authentic aussie stamps and postmarks and possibly beer stains.

I'll contact the winners and let them know they won and the postcard will be coming (though I'm sorry if if gets lost in the mail! But it's free, who cares? ;] ) and they'll also get a high-res scan before it goes into the post. I'll also update with the FA/LJ/whatever names of the winners with their chosen characters at the end of the random drawing. :D

It's free, you've nothing to loose!
Multiple entries will disqualify you, so don't spam me with millions of the same mailing address, please! ;]

What you need to do!
Email " boomerale@gmail.com " with:
*your LiveJournal or FA user name (or whatever you answer to)
*your favorite Dog's Days of Summer character
*your Mailing Address (with a name that will work! And don't worry, I won't tell anyone...but you might get millions of Pre-Approved Blotch Credit Card Offers.)

I'll be picking the winners at midnight, Wednesday, Sydney time (sometime on Tuesday for most of you folks.)

Good luck!

EDIT: Winners have been chosen! You can see the final winners and the finished postcards here!
Thanks to everyone who participated! :]

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Happy Christmas from Down Under! [Dec. 25th, 2007|10:49 am]
Dog's Days of Summer

[Current Location |Bendigo, Australia]
[mood |nicely naughty]

A quickie for Christmas. >;]
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Early Riser [Dec. 3rd, 2007|11:25 pm]
Dog's Days of Summer

[Current Location |Bendigo Beach]
[music |The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You]

I am pleased to say that the Dog's Days comic is nearing completion. I have added another 34 pages to the comic (effectively doubling its length) and brought the story to a happy conclusion. The pages are laid out, sketched, inked, in the process of being colored and should be completely done in a few months!

I am also happy to announce that Sofawolf Press will be publishing the entire Dog's Days of Summer comic in color, plus all of the concept art, in one complete volume. The book will be released next summer at Anthrocon '08. (It will also be available online and internationally if you're unable to attend the convention.)

I want to thank everyone who voted on the comic and for their help developing the characters and story! It was a fun challenge to try and keep the story moving in a thoughtful direction based on the community's input. It has been a pleasure getting to know the characters and watching them evolve week to week. They really did take on lives of their own and traveled in directions I could have never predicted when I had the first inkling of an idea about Dog’s Days last May. I couldn't have finished the comic--let alone made it was it has become--if it wasn’t for the motivation and support from the comic's fans! Thank you all very much! :]

On that note, here’s a smexy Diego I couldn’t resist painting.

Bad Puppy Boxers: Loose Fit for Loose Cannons!

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The Leaves are Changing, So Must We [Aug. 31st, 2007|08:27 pm]
Dog's Days of Summer

Hullo there, folks!

As the summer is winding to a close, I've found myself faced with a tough decision. Time-wise, it's nigh impossible for me to continue updating Dog's Days of Summer every week. I have a few conventions with large art shows coming up, some travel (In fact, I'm in Germany right now), and a little pre-planned "me-time" on the horizon.
It is by no means quick to write, thumbnail, sketch, clean up, ink, marker, touch up with paint, scan, format, add text to and post the comic every week. >;]

On that note, I certainly don't want to let the comic fade out without resolution! So, I've made the decision to pause production of the comic, write the second half ahead of time, work on it without the impending deadline, and either publish the full comic on the web or to a printed form. This way I can ensure a fully thought out story with quality artwork. I don't want the characters to suffer from rushed installments.

I will do my best to get another installment or two up when I get back to the country, just to resolve the current situation some.

I will continue to use this journal to post paintings inspired by Diego's universe, sketches, sneak-peaks and all that jazz, so you're more than welcome to remain watching the community. :]
It has been a fun challenge and I look forward to doing the characters and their story justice. I'm aiming for January to have the project completed and hopefully it won't be too ambitious. :]

Thank you all so much for your participation and for help making the characters into who they are! I could not have done it without the support from the comic's fans and I am very grateful!

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