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shop back up…but…

shop back up, but that means my archive of webcomics is down:(

wordpress doesn’t know when it will be fixed. they rolled out an automatic update of woocommerce that doesn’t play well with the webcomics plug in

and they can’t roll back the woocommerce update

in the meantime here’s a snippet of timelapse featuring me digtially inking the latest ‘steps’ strip, which you can’t read in the archive, so i’ve posted that below as well…

gah! shop is down but…

i have a solution

woocommerce’s recent auto update broke my store and they can’t roll it back, but in the meantime, while they get things fixed, i hope, if you are interested in a book, simply shoot me an email at tone@screentone.org and we will get you taken care of

here’s a peek at the books:

late layout changes to steps volume 2


the nice thing about printing these up myself is that i can make changes late in the game

when i printed up a few copies of steps volume 2, for instance, i was unsatisfied with the size of the images in the book (in a way that i wasn’t with volume 1)

the comics felt too small. they had no oomph. no impact at that size

so i decided to go with a 2 x 2 frame instead of fully vertical

with this change in the layout the images are quite a bit bigger. i didnt realize how important having those panels be as large as possible is – especially since the panel don’t change much

you can still preorder volume 2 in the store. or save some money with a steps 2 pack if you haven’t yet picked up volume 1

my plan is to start printing these no later than april 16

redacted’s dream

this dream’s not mine, it was a friend of mine, but it was a good one to turn in to comics

i wrote down as many dreams as i could remember in march, so i’ll be making more of these

and today i picked up a ream of cardstock, so i’ll start printing copies of steps volume 2 soon. preorder now!

and if you didn’t pick up volume 1 yet, pick up the 2 pack. they look and feel really good

steps volume 2 cover

ok i finally decided what the cover will be for volume 2 of the steps zine

here it is, keeping with the tradition established by volume 1 of using a panel from one of the interior strips

the art file for the book is all set up, now i’ve just got to get them printed up

you can preorder now or if you didn’t yet pick up volume 1, you can preorder the steps 2 pack

putting together steps volume 2

last night, after little guy went to bed, i started laying out steps volume 2 while watching avengers: infinity war on netflix. (it was good. but brutal. spidey’s death was heartbreaking.)

i was going to reveal the cover here, but right before i pressed ‘publish’ i decided to keep it hidden…

volume 2 collects all of the february 2018 comics

volume 1 is still available in the shop. ( i’m biased of course, since it’s me assembling these by hand, but it’s still amazing to me how good these little zines feel. the colors look great too.)

of course you can still read steps here on the website or watch some timelapse videos of the comics coming together

and i’ve started filling my sketchbook with the bones of new strips i can’t wait to get to work on

zinefest & a store

here’s the wave of zines i printed last week on display at the zinefest this past weekend

there’s ‘balloon head man,’ collecting the book i serialized on screentone last year

also, ‘steps volume 1,’ a collection of the first 15 steps strips

and, ‘sh*tty sketches,’ featuring my favorite doodles from 2017 – 2018

(the books feel so good in hand… i didn’t expect that)

and maybe this is burying the lede, but i created a store to sell the copies that i didn’t sell

so if you want one you can get one! i’ll mail it to you! u.s. orders only currently:( since i don’t know what i’m doing

printing zines

printed up some zines for a local zine fest this past weekend

just using my desktop printer

for some reason it doesnt like scooping up cardstock in to the feeder on its own so i have to feed the cardstock in sheet by sheet

each book took about a half hour to print

then i fold them staple them and lay bricks down on the books to flatten them out

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