Capers and hijinx.

There’s two kinds of tired. There’s good tired and there’s bad tired.

Ironically enough, bad tired can be a day that you won. But you won other people’s battles, you lived other people’s days, other people’s agendas, other people’s dreams. And when it’s all over, there was very little you in there. And when you hit the hay at night, somehow you toss and turn; you don’t settle easy.

It’s that good tired, ironically enough, can be a day that you lost, but you don’t even have to tell yourself because you knew you fought your battles, you chased your dreams, you lived your days and when you hit the hay at night, you settle easy, you sleep the sleep of the just and you say ‘take me away.’

— Harry Chapin, as related by Shawn McMaster on Successful Performercast

The digital version of Sombulus Book 1 has arrived in my store!  If you missed out on the Kickstarter, you can now get a glorious 98-page version for your digital reader or iPad for five bucks!  Nice!

What’s Sombulus Book 1 about?

King Tirani has ruled his land for 700 years, and would like nothing more than to die.  When he meets a magic-wielding nomad from another world with a solution, he’s over the moon.  But, everything comes with a price, and this one could well be the secrets of his family, the lives of his subjects, and the entire kingdom.

Check it out here >http://delphina.storenvy.com/products/6708043-sombulus-book-1-digital-edition

(Reblogs and signal boosts appreciated!)

It’s Earth Day! Celebrate by gouging out the side of a mountain and flinging it at the Fire Nation!
(Or, uhhh, plant a tree or something.)

It’s Earth Day! Celebrate by gouging out the side of a mountain and flinging it at the Fire Nation!

(Or, uhhh, plant a tree or something.)

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egberts:

15 layers of art. none of them labeled. one line that isn’t supposed to be there. good luck.

MY LIIIIIIIFE

In Photoshop, Ctrl + click the line with the move tool.  It will select the layer it thinks you want.

If that doesn’t work (maybe you’ve got a couple layers overlapping at that spot), right click the line to see a list of potential layers it could be.

If that doesn’t work, crop into the line, make all the layers invisible until the line is the one that disappears, then Ctrl + Z out of the crop, which will also restore the visibility of all the layers you just made invisible and will retain what layer you’re on.

(I do all of these things a lot because I’m not great at labeling my layers either.  But I’m trying to get better because these tricks don’t work in Manga Studio.)

Things are moving along nicely for Sombulus Book 1!

For those of you who backed the digital tiers of Sombulus Book 1 on Kickstarter, check your messages for the download link to your digital version of Sombulus Book 1.  There have been some issues with Kickstarter.com emails being caught by filters, so if you’re a digital backer and you don’t see it, please let me know so I can get you your reward!

The print book was delivered to the printer (Print Ninja) at the beginning of the month, and last week they finished the covers and were moving on to the inner pages.  The US ISBN Agency gave me a bad number, though, and last weekend involved a flurry of emails to try to get things corrected.  The result is that the barcode on the back will have to be stickered over with a new one.  I am ordering the stickers next week for that, so if you see a barcode sticker on the back of your book, that’s why!  Otherwise, things are on track with the printing of the books, and they’re due to arrive in May/June.

In other news, the stretch goal bookmarks are in from the local printer, and they look FANTASTIC.  Thanks again to Isabelle Melançon for creating them!  If you want a little taste of her fairy-tale-inspired work, do take a look at her webcomic Namesake and her short comic released this year, Knot.

Thanks for your support of Sombulus, everybody!

New Sombulus page for Thursday!Rana’s new friend is inspired by the emoticon ^_^Read today’s update here > www.sombulus.com

New Sombulus page for Thursday!
Rana’s new friend is inspired by the emoticon ^_^
Read today’s update here > www.sombulus.com

New page of Sombulus for Tuesday!Rana arrives on the scene!Read today’s update here > www.sombulus.com

New page of Sombulus for Tuesday!
Rana arrives on the scene!
Read today’s update here > www.sombulus.com

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raggediandi:

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when you yell “puppy!” at a lil doge and they get happy and wag their lil tail like “yess!! i am a puppy!! a baby dog!!! thank you!!!!!!”

When you yell “puppy!!!!” At an old doge and they wag their tail and get all happy like “yes I am still a little doge thank you for noticing! !”

Mr. Delphina has to deal with me yelling “Puppy!” at most dogs for this exact reason.

So much love for Assistant in Gloomverse!  Magical girls with rainbow dreadlocks and flying boots are the best.

So much love for Assistant in Gloomverse!  Magical girls with rainbow dreadlocks and flying boots are the best.