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Here's an ink sketch I sent to a reader for their support through the A* Patreon campaign : D :

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Thank you very much! Your support means a lot! ^_^


Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:15 pm
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You ever have one of those days where you hustle off to the post office to ship a package you've been itching to send off and find you can't do it because they're closed because it's Columbus Day, which you can't really say you forgot because you've never actually memorized the date because why would anyone do that? Well, you got me good, Columbus Day.


Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:35 pm
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Tomorrow (Wednesday night, that is) is the end of the last sale auction of an ink A* page in this little run of weekly original A* art auction sales I've been doing! So you've still got a chance to get an A* ink page at a pretty hefty discount. The auction is here; the 16" x 6.75" piece is the original art I made for A* episode 18, page 57. : )

It looks like this only bigger and realer!

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:59 pm
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Wednesday special A* original art sale! We've wrapped up the series of original pages I was putting on sale from A*'s ink art days--so let's get back to some watercolors! This week's sale is the 16" x 6.75" watercolor painting I made for episode 31, page 23, in which Selenis is questioned by new rebel acquaintance Val in a maintenance tunnel after their seeming escape from Pearl security forces. I was pretty happy with the composition and lighting and how these faces turned out : ), four eyes and all, especially after I ended up repainting half of Selenis' face with my emergency touch-up magic recipe of waterproof white "ink" (but it's actually more of an acrylic type stuff) mixed with watercolor. Val, of course, would end up being a rather pivotal character in the episode.

So for the next week the watercolor artwork for that page is on sale on eBay at a special low starting price right here!

The eBay listing has high-res images of the illustration, but here are some tiny ones:

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Thanks for checking out my original art! : D


Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:36 pm
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Dear Diary,

Today I got this page done! That's about it.


Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:52 am
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Readers are helping me keep A* going by pitching in a buck or three each month through my Patreon campaign. : ) Here's a sketch I got to send to a reader as their reward for a month of support:

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Thank you very much! Your support means a lot! = D


Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:13 pm
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Big day in astrophysics today as NASA announced the first-ever detection of gravitational waves emitted from colliding neutron stars, and, importantly, the first detection of light from a gravitational-wave-generating event; that's a big deal because the relationship between gravity and electromagnetism remains I guess the most fundamental knot in our theories of physics, so being able to measure both from a single, cataclysmic event (a collision between ultra-dense massive bodies like this is called a kilonova, because it can release up to 1000 times as much energy as a stellar nova) could potentially lead to a much better understanding of how our universe works.

It's already confirmed several theories: that such events generate short gamma rays bursts--which have been spotted in mysterious, distant flares in the sky from time to time--and that kilonovae can produce heavy elements such as gold and platinum that cannot be created through standard stellar fusion, which is only able to produce elements up to the weight of iron.

And for extra fun, the BBC article on the report has the waveform of the subatomic ripples of spacetime--the gravitational waves, that is--converted to the scale of audible sound waves, and wouldn't you know it, they make a perfect science fiction sound. : D


Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:15 pm
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