Just an update on ECCC! Here's where I'll be. Please come see me in back-corner-land!

I'll have my usual books and prints, as well as a few copies of the Jack floppies and some new Adventure Time and dog-related prints and buttons! I might also have a new KB print if I can think of a good design by the con. And as always I'll be sketching in books and offering commissions.

So if you live in the Seattle area, please stop by and say hi!
Hey guys, the next couple weeks are going to be mostly guest strips and updates from the upcoming print volume, 'cause I'll be busy with a few things. But they are interesting things so I thought I'd update you in that regard!

(Left: The design for my 2012 Con banner, which just came in the mail a few days ago!)

So as I've mentioned, this bite is the last page of Volume 2, which will collect Tracks 6-10. Now that all the basic pages are there, it's time for the prep work. This includes:
*Prepping all the pages, including formatting, color corrections and lots of text format corrections for the earlier pages
*Putting together the bonus material, mostly Raccoon-involved as per the character poll results
*Designing and drawing the cover!
*Making some 'catch-up' material for the front, with summaries of the plot and cast.

Besides book prep, Con season is also starting in two weeks! So I've got some buttons and prints still to prepare and other such products. I'm really excited for ECCC and hope to see some of ya there!

Production is also wrapping up on Amulet Volume 5, which I've been doing Flatting work for. So there'll be a few days taken up with final crunch time on that!

Finally, I've got some Sorcery 101 Redo colors to catch up on!

So while that's all going on, I've got some great guest comics lined up and I'll be sharing some of this content as I complete work on it.

I'll also be planning out the next few chapters of KB, 'cause the end of this chapter is kinda the end of the first arc. The next arc has a lot of exciting stuff, and a big new group of villains! I look forward to sharing it with you guys : )
Haha guys this is going to sound completely ridiculous, but I slept through all of yesterday thanks to a headcold. I'm convinced my body is making up for lost time by giving me ALL SICKNESSES.
So today's KB page will go up pretty late tonight or early tomorrow morning. But it's going up!!

Meanwhile I'll ship out the books for those who ordered the manga-deal-thing this afternoon. Thanks for those who decided to grab one!

Also, I'll be attending A-Kon in Dallas this year! Dragged myself outa bed last night to play the sign-up-as-fast-as-ya-can game. So if you live around Dallas, come see me there!

Back to work aaaaa
OFFER NOW CLOSED! I actually ran out of KB books before Manga XD Awaiting my restock order~~
If you ordered a book any time in the past few days, don't worry: you're getting the deal! I'm drawing in 'em right now and will mail 'em out today.
This is gonna sound silly, but how the heck do you guys choose avatars for yourselves? When I go into my account profile, there's no option for it. I'm trying to figure out if this is just because it's an administrator account or what.

It's not like I meant to be Gear this whole time >.>
So I really thought this virus thing was gonna be better by now. But it turns out... that is not the case.
KB will return on Tuesday once my body remembers how food works.

I'll make it up to you guys! Somehows.
Heya guys,
I realized I posted these to tumblr and not here, which seems silly. If you'd like to link to my site, I made some buttons in what appears to be the common size for such things:

You should totally follow my Tumblr though. I draw all sorts of random stuff over there that you may enjoy.

If you follow my twitter, meanwhile, you'll know I had some sort of stomach virus or some shit and have been sleepin' all day. Still gonna try to get this page done for tomorrow though! But we'll see what time it ends up completed :X C'mon body, work with me here dammit.
Sorry for the double-delayed week, guys. But the next KB pages will go up on Friday morning instead o' thursday.

For those curious what's up, it's no secret that I take antidepressants, which in general have been really helpful and make things pretty great. Thanks to a mix up between CVS and the doctor, though, I went without 'em for a few days this week. Antidepressant withdrawal is a biiiitch, as it turns out. It's not like "oh god I'm EXTRA SAD now", more like I'm nauseous and my head is going bubum bubum. But I've got my meds back and will be evening out tomorrow so it's no big deal. It's just kinda hard to think linearly at the moment!

So I think a day's delay might be better than whatever weird nightmare page I'd produce in this condition. Of course none of this would be a problem if I had a buffer but there's ME for ya!
Meanwhile I'm at least coherent enough to work on some of these colorin' jobs so I'll try to get those out of the way for further future crime adventures.

Why not go read an awesome comic like Gunnerkrigg in the meantime or somethin'!
Hey guys, I promise KB is still updating today, well tonight. Really sorry for the (mostly bedrest-related) delay.
Meanwhile, please be placated by my favorite Sleepy Henry pictures.

Good thing I don't have GitS cybernetic eyes that can just take pictures themselves, or you'd have like 50 of these every day.

So if you follow my twitter, you probably already know about this little bugger. We just adopted Henry on Saturday. He's a rambunctious little seven-week-old golden retriever puppy! But if you know anything about puppies, he is constantly trying to put all things in his mouth (including my extremities). I've got a page half done, but all things considered I think it's best if I skip one update and put this up on Thursday, so that I may monitor this pup-STOP IT THAT PILLOW IS NOT FOR CHEWING TIMES!

So sorry to miss another update! But we'll be back on Thursday as usual with content stuffs. Meanwhile WHO'S DA SWEETEST WIDDLE BOO BOO BABY HENNY PUPPY WUV *collapses*

Raising a puppy is tiring! I'm all like

I realized I went a good while without posting about this. Well we reached our goal a few days ago! So if you'd like to get your hands on an early copy, you've got 5 more hours.

And thanks so much to everyone who preordered! I'm really excited to see this book out : )
I'll be makin' an announcement with the winners once I finish the big fancy SPLASH IMAGE thing for it!
So stop sending in votes already!! XD
Heya guys, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope everyone had a great 2011 and is looking forward to 2012! I know it's been an amazing year for KB, thanks to you guys! : )

And if you haven't yet, today is the last day to vote in the character poll. Votes not sent through email aren't being counted by the way, for everyone either posting or reposting theirs in comments D: Why ya tryin' to make my job difficult?

Following is a repost of the poll info:

Just email me at mary@kiwiblitz.com with your three favorite characters like so:
"1. Steffi
2. Benzene
3. Some Other Doucher"
Your first pick gets 3 points, second gets 2, and third gets 1. Whoever ends up with the most points is the WINNING CHARACTER who gets a fabulous vacation to-
I mean, they'll get some extra bonus material to be included in VOLUME 2! And I'll do a big fancy illustration to announce who ranked where, like you might find in one of them Japanese Mayngas.
Oh, and feel free to vote for characters not on that list if you really want to for some reason!
Heya Guys,
As some of you already know from twitter, Today (thursday the 1st) is my birthday! Partly due to this, but mostly due to the fact that I've got a bunch of work from various sources to catch up on, there won't be a KB page today. But things will return in full force on Tuesday! I'm only mentioning my b-day because YOU AREN'T ALLOWED TO BE MAD AT ME ON IT, you see.
As small consolation, here's that pic of Ben I'm still workin' on off and on, if you haven't seen it on mah tumblr:

It's been a great year for both me and KB, so thank you guys for the year-long birthday present of reading my comic!
Seeya on Tuesday, when I'll be TWENTY TWO!! so old.
In observance of the ridiculous salesaganza known as Cyber Monday, All KB books and book bundles are $5 off today! These guys reflect the temporary new prices, which'll end early Tuesday! So if you've been thinking of grabbing one or getting one as a gift, now's the best of times.

EDIT: Sale is now over. Huge thanks to those who bought books! I'll be shipping them all out today (tuesday). :3

And a huge thanks to everyone who's preordered Cautionary Fables and Fairy tales so far! It's over halfway to being funded and I'm pretty excited about it!

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