That is my 2nd official merchandise on Minecraft! After the Epic poster here comes the Battle Tee! Hope you like it!
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* Thomas Frick
* Atticus Bones
And the WINNERS are…
Surprise!!! Thanks to Chad generosity and our incapacity to agree on something, after some sword fights and spell casted we decided the best was to give a key to EVERYONE WHO SUBMITTED and ARTWORK!!!!
SO! Expect your Delver Steam key in your email soon!!
Thanks from me, Chad and Joshua to enter the contest and create something so awesome!
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To answer that I need to go back in time, like 3 years ago.
I was working on my first graphic novel for my french publisher (Delcourt) back then I had a lot of spare time between the script and the drawing, so I started playing Minecraft, fell in love and started running my own webcomic based on it.
On that time I was living with my saves, from my years as a graphic designer, also from the royalties of the first book, that enough could fuel me a little more than one year going.
The book “Lunes Birmanes” took three years to finish, it was released March of 2012 and before it gets to the stores I was already broke. By that time I already started drawing commissions for you guys, so I could afford a little pocket money, for the rent, food and all the stuff.
A contract for a new book didn’t take long to come. The sales on “Lunes Birmanes” were no good, it was buried by a sea of massive titles that are being published on France each month (it’s crazy like 100 titles or so every month). But luckily, my publisher trust me with another project, a big one, the one I’m working at the moment and I should deliver at the end of the year.
The royalties are not great, even if I’m working way faster this time, but we have high hopes on the sales this time!
I’m always broke, and 60-70% of my income is from the Avatar Shop. That’s being said, I need to spend like 6-7 hours per day on the french comic if I want to deliver on time, included on weekends.
But I’m super-grateful! I still can work around and break sometime my routine and draw commissions for the Minecraft or for the gaming community (Race the Sun, Delver and all the other cool stuff!), I have to be extra carefully to not overtake it much, because I could burn my fingers, and don’t deliver on time my book, a thing that it’s unacceptable!
Here it is my dilema: a webcomic that doesn’t pay your bills, a comic with great expectations and that builds into my cartoonist career and drawing commissions for money (fun included).
That’s the reason why, the first thing that dropped was the WonderCraft comic. My sporadical Avatar commissions, sustain me enough (on the edge) of my wastes so I can keep on drawing the French book, hoping it will sell the hell out of it in the future.So… is WonderCraft comic on permanent HOLD? Is DEAD?
Yes.. and no. It’s there, what is done it’s done. I don’t know how many twist will give my live and career, so I have a bunch of chapters outlined a few designs to keep on drawing at least 3 or 4 chapters more. I don’t know if I will go back to it or that was all, I’ll leave it to the wind I guess. Wherever this crazy boat and raged sea take me. Maybe I will hit again in an island with no memory and a pig as a best friend.
Till then, I love you, and this blog will be up, for the Avatar Shop, little news and articles as long as you keep coming to check.
Thanks for your support. Always yours,
Dear reader, just wanted to write a short article, my humble point of view about what is happening right now in social networks, about the abuse and harassing of internet users. Please forgive my english and mistakes, you all know that is not my main language! I’ll try to make my point as clear as possible!
When being “mean” is the cool thing.
Heya guys, so it seems internet is raging out, full of insults bad words and bad behavior. What brings me to ask myself what’s the core, the root of the problem!? I found a lot of great people on my social network, and have not been a victim of abuse, just a little casual guy trying to get some advantage being anonymous but that’s all.
I have give some thinking to that and I get to the conclusion that the root of the problem is “educational” meaning that the dude that is doing that abuse had been misseducated (that word doesn’t seem to exist in the dictionary!).
One of the things I have seen that raise in fulgurant success on the net is the youtubers. Thousands of young kids from around the globe watch youtube videos lots of hours per day. And one thing that those videos have in common (not all, just is a perception) the more viewers it has the more mean (bad-tempered, callous, cantankerous, churlish, contemptible, dangerous, despicable, difficult, dirty, disagreeable, dishonorable, down, evil, formidable, hard, hard-nosed, ignoble, ill-tempered, infamous, knavish, liverish, lousy, low-down and dirty, malicious, malign, nasty, perfidious, pesky, rotten, rough, rugged, scurrilous, shameless, sinking, snide, sour, the lowest, touch, treacherous, troublesome, ugly, unfriendly, unpleasant, unscrupulous, vexatious, vicious, vile) is the youtuber with his/her points of view and ways to express.
At first those videos are funny to watch, if you are an educated person you will take them as they are, jokes and funny, burst of rage and whatsoever…
But what about kids? Young ones? They watch the videos for hours, and what they do is try to emulate that behavior in social medias. They took the words and repeat them, they charge against everything because is what they have seen it’s the cool thing to do.
Of course, it’s harder to say something meaningful that use bad words, bad language to charge against everything and everyone.
That’s what I’m calling to youtubers. Youtube is so huge that has become a mirror to society, so people drink and see himself/herself reflected on that mirror.
So, please think on those kids that are watching you, don’t think on the money or followers you are collecting, thinks as them as persons, as young impressionable dudes. Who will take your words and raise a flag with it.
Can we be more constructive, educative and nice with each other? Can we build a right place to people enjoy, have fun and learn stuff? Because watching videos it’s coolest way to do that if they are made with love and care!
Let’s keep positive! Love moves mountain!
Hello fellow Crafters!
In a couple of days the Art Shop will be open with new items!
Be prepared for 3.0 of the Avatar Art Shop! It’s coming with new items! Now you will be able to order a FACE IT! or a FANTASY avatar!
What’s with geek names Sam? ^__^
Soon you will be familiar to those.
• FACE IT! It’s a squared image (600px) delivered through email of your character face, handsome, ugly, ferocious or monster all are welcome!
• FANTASY Avatar it will take you to a new level! It’s a more realistic and detailed brush work, a totally custom made drawing of your favorite fiction character or one you made yourself! Just give me some sort of description or pics (very welcome too) and I’ll do my best work ever. Plus it will be shipped by post so you can frame it and put it on your wall!
Another new in the shop is that (because my friend Max asked for it) now there is a new way to make your payment! The new cool thing in town it’s called BitCoin.
I’m going to try that out if it’s working ok I will implement it on prints and other stuff.
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Look and try not to cry!
Thanks to my dear friend @dokMixer I can share some love and give 3 VIP passes (flying mode) to this live event. Just tell your friends about it and you can earn one of those sweet passes!
Thanks to your support and love and dedication and appreciation, I think we could make The Last Stand noticeable on the Jinx Unsung heroes contest! And we have win (you are part of it, want it or not) the Runner Up prize. Basically infinite amount of Tee’s at Jinx Store.
I want to say thank you to each one of you who entered the raffle or voted on the contest. Also to Mojang team, Jinx and all the judges for choosing that design!
As I’m writing this (from the new computer, first post with it!) I’m jumping and dancing, and trashing all my old tees with holes.