Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Morel - Chapter One: Sacrifice, Page 5

April's comic. In May, I will be doing "Mushroom Month" over on my Instagram page @w.billman. I'll be posting pictures each day from my mushroom-hunting trip in April, along with tips, recipes for dinners, and some artwork to boot. -Will

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bits & Pieces from March

Hey, everybody! Wanted to take a moment to catch the ol' website up on a lot of the work going on behind the THC doors.


  • Gina Harwood Book 3: Into Dreams
    • The final first draft was completed on March 13th, and numbered 516 pages (136,710 words). I've been working nonstop since then on editing, and am on through my second runthrough. My alpha editor is 80% through his read, and once I get and evaluate/apply his feedback, it'll be sent to the beta readers for their reads.
  • Into Dreams Giveaway: 
    • Like with Descending, we'll be giving away two advance copies of Into Dreams through the fabulous GoodReads Giveaway system. We'll post here (and everywhere!) as soon as that contest opens.
  • Shroud of the Avatar: New Beginnings:
    • The proof came back perfect, and now we're just waiting on the full order to get printed and come in!
  • Dark Unknown Bestiary: New Piece - Giant Insect

  • Patreon pledge drive rewards! All Patrons who were signed up to support us by March 20th, 2015 receive an original watercolor & ink sketch card. I had the idea to do a series called "Windows," where they had an overall connected theme, but each piece was interesting enough that a patron would want to own it. These got mailed out yesterday, so patrons should be receiving them soon. 


I believe that's all for now! Happy Spring!


Monday, March 16, 2015

Morel - Chapter One: Sacrifice, Page 4



This one is pretty self explanatory. One thing you may (or may not) have noticed is that Donna uses a different font then the other characters. When she was little she had a bad speech impediment, this was fixed through therapy but it tends to give her a slight accent. I will probably touch on this sometime down the road, but for now its a good piece of trivia for you.

-William

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Come on, Convention Season!

This weekend marks our first 2015 convention, and we're excited to be returning to Harrisonburg, VA for the excellent, chill Madicon. We enjoyed the hell out of it last year, so we're looking forward to breaking in the season with such a laid-back con. Come and see us if you're in the Harrisonburg area!

Our display is prepped for this year's stock, now including GoCache. Also, we've begun work on the Maryland expansion that we'll have available for purchase at and after GeoWoodstock, and I don't mind saying they look pretty good so far. I had a dream about painting the caching-themed pinups last night and woke up excited to get started on them - but there's several other things that have to come first, so I'm chomping at the bit to get everything done.

I finished another bestiary piece for the Dark Unknown, loving this project. I have a soft spot for true b/w linework pieces, so these are a lot of fun to do. :)



We are still posting several exclusive items per week to our Patreon stream, and we're running our quarterly pledge drive at the moment - we have until Sunday to achieve nine more patrons and every patron at ANY level gets a special birthday package from THC for my birthday! Come on in, the water is glorious. 

We'll be drawing the 1st quarter winner of a piece of original art this Sunday (possibly Monday depending on how late we return from VA), so watch for that news! All patrons are automatically entered into the quarterly drawing, so sign up today to get eligible!

See you in Harrisonburg!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Birthday Presents for Everyone!

Hey everyone! We're doing a pledge drive for the end of our first quarter on Patreon, culminating in my birthday on March 15th! Why is this a special day for anyone but me? Well, my hope was to hit 10 patrons, and we've blasted past that in the last few days, so it's stretch goal time! If we can hit 20 patrons - at ANY level - by March 15th, then everyone gets birthday presents! We'll send a package stuffed with THC loot and gifts to every single patron we have, regardless of their pledge level. So, check out our levels now and jump on! www.patreon.com/tortoiseharecreations

A few other things of interest:


  • I'm so close to the end of my first draft of GH3 that I know how many chapters are left, exactly. SOON! I expect to be finished by the end of next week if I keep buckled down.
  • I finished "Seven" - Sylvester McCoy as Doctor Who. It's also available on our Patron stream as a high-res, watermark-free file. 
  • The proof has been ordered for Shroud of the Avatar: New Beginnings! Assuming it comes back with no errors or changes required, we should have that available for sale by the end of March.
  • We're putting the final touches on our new form anthology comic, as yet untitled. Stay tuned for more information there!

As always, thank you for your support and your interest! - Indi

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