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A quick update before the publication announcement is made.

Step One : Find a satisfactory publishing option in paperback by producing a printed version we like of the Bikini Babes in Peril stuff. Step One is done, and we have a good avenue for publishing Rats in the Cellar. Blue Check Mark (Customization)

Step Two : Do a test print of black and white art of the Demon's Due style to measure legibility of print size versus drawing size and nail down the format. collared-by-faile finished this and we got a hardcopy of the original Rats in the Cellar pages in a side-by-side format with their revision replacements. If you've read her recent journal entry collared-by-faile.deviantart.c… , then you know this is finished and the book is available for purchase here:… . So, Step Two is done. Blue Check Mark (Customization)

Step Three : Design the cover for Rats in the Cellar. Step Three is done. Blue Check Mark (Customization) 

Step Four : Get the narrative finished. Rats in the Cellar will be printed in two parts, with corresponding (and less costly) digital publications being created very soon after the paperback publications. The narrative for Part 1 is waiting for its final review. So, Step Four is almost done.

Step Five : I forgot this one on my last journal entry, but it was always there waiting to be completed. Now that the Rats publication is so close, I'm getting it done. As with any publication, there is a list of editorial inconsistencies in the images that make up the Rats in the Cellar storyline. Those of you who have commented on the posted pages along the way have seen what I'm talking about: two many ropes on Valerin, not enough ropes on Valerin, elbow pads, no elbow pads, and so on. I am now digitally editing those images so the files are ready to upload for a test print. That is in part why my Bookbinding postings are a bit slow-coming these days. One edit in particular is due to a change in the stock model for Maladyne Mitesceru currently underway (she's a troublesome character, that Mal...), and until that transition is done, that single Prologue image of Maladyne won't look right. So, I'm going to work that out with a very promising new stock model who actually contacted me about working on Demon's Due (instead of the opposite) and will be cast in the Maladyne role assuming things continue to roll like they are now.

Prologue Rats 04 by faile35

So, instead of April 1st, we're looking at getting this all put together for a test print by May 1st. Assuming that comes back looking good, we'll publish this thing.

That's where we stand. As always, thank you for your interest and support, comments and compliments, suggestions and speculations. You all make it more fun for us. =) (Smile)


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Current Residence: Western U.S.A.
Favourite genre of music: 70s-80s Rock
Favourite photographer: john33 and Viator-Defessus
Favourite cartoon character: Wile E. Coyote
Personal Quote: "Dammit."


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Ulliart Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! Thank you for that fantastic storyline. Those drawings, your fantasy...I really like it. 
faile35 6 days ago   Traditional Artist
Well, thank you for the compliments! I'm glad you are enjoying that ride. =)
I miss your "animated bondage" scenes such as those done in Coils of Fate, Twisted Plot, and briefly in Vision Impaired where objects of some fashion bind the women.  Can we expect more of this at all in the near future?  Twisted Plot, the way you animated the vines and the struggle was fantastically done.  Same with the snake in Coils of Fate.
faile35 Mar 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
It is indeed likely to show up again. Waiting in the wings are spiderwebs, sticky slime, chains, etc... "Near future" is difficult to say, however, as I just never seem to work fast enough to use those words. However, there will also be a revision of Twisted Plot that will extend the animated plant sequence out a bit, too. :nod: Thanks!
 .... fast-forwards straight to the spider webs ...
Opps, sorry, one too many nights at the Fair Harvest Inn?!😊
Can't wait for what's to come, damn fine work Sir!!!
paulnery Feb 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great work!!
faile35 Mar 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! =)
There is a superheroine being menaced by cuddly stuffed animals that reminds me of the Rats in the Cellar series.…
faile35 Feb 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Oh, that does look promising! Thanks for the link! =)
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