Pencil view [Currently on hold]
If you've never seen someone sleep in a toaster, dress themselves as a candle (by setting their head on fire), or get bitten by a crayon, then you haven't met Percy. And if you like calling people short and are still breathing, you haven't met Bill.
Feel the need to remedy this situation? Then read the adventures and silliness that is Pencil View. Remember, laughter is good for your health.
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Woot blatant advertising
My sister and I put together some fun adverts for the book, frankly if you don't want to buy the book, watch the videos anyway, they have some fun stop-go animation and a Slender parody:
Video 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVkojy9zYZE&feature=youtu.be
Video 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOuDXLLRmqc&feature=youtu.be
Not entirely dead (but still rather)
Hi anyone who comes here by accident,
Well it's been 2 years (scary isn't it?) since my last visit to PV, but I have some good news. An actual hard copy of the Survival Guide to Horror (with some extra amusing written bits, and special cover art from Eternity9) has been set up with Ka-Blam Printing, and looking at the shiny printed hardcopy is pretty darn awesome. I have literally just set up an account with their comic distributor Indy Planet, and you can find it on our new 'Store' button, which takes you straight to our catalogue on their site. The book itself is not that pricey (a whole $10 US dollars), but as the Printing service is in America take shipping into consideration. Just a minor warning, if your Java isn't up to date the site banner may scroll down instead of sideways, so a bunch of pictures will cover up the wondrous image of the Guide Book, other than that, everything seems to work fine, but feel free to test the system by ordering a copy.
On another note, I am in my final year of my University degree (as long as I don't fail in something). It has been a mixture of fun, mindblowing stress and close shaves with assignment deadlines, but I did meet some fun people along the way (particularly from the Drama units) and learned a lot as well (which is useful). I don't know where life will take me as I also prepare to move to other parts of Australia, but I hope to make a triumphant return to Pencil View when time permits. I won't be doing a restart, but I would like to sit down and take into consideration everything that happened in PV's canon past and re-assess the planned plot progress. It sounds a little like my other schemes where I said I would return, but I always have intended to, PV was my first webcomic and I would feel I was betraying it if I left it in the lurch indeffinitely.
On yet another note, my friend E9 and I have started a graphic novel (say what?), a one-off commission involving Labradors and science. You may ask why I can't do PV if I have time for Graphic Novels and the answer is I am the editor and storywriter and co-artist while E9 does all the heavy lifting. That, and all the scripting, storyboarding, sketching uploading editing and initial preparation stuff was done during the Christmas break. So I sacrificied CHRISTMAS that's why. Anyway, there was a pretty dicey moment when E9's old comp died and it took a hammer to the hard-drive to get it working again, she was fortunately able to recover all the files, but we were looking at losing at least a month's work of un-backed up finished colour pages and shading. So yes, now she backs up, a lot.
We were hoping to have it finished by early April but many many many RL obstacles got in the way (the computer death problem alone cost us about 2 weeks), and so it is still a WIP, but on the home stretch. The pages are essentially done, and its just the colouring and shading, and any last minute touch-ups that need doing before we send it to the printers. We are rather glad at this point that we don't have an official deadline. But we'll deffinitely have it done by this Christmas at least XP.
That's it from me, I still have plenty of assignments and work to do, but that is the current state of things. I'll pop in and update when the book is available for purchase.
Have a good year!
I's been a while...
It's been a long time since my last update, but here it is:
Firstly I am almost at the end of my first semester of Uni (Huzzah), it's been very hard going, and I haven't done as well as I might have liked, but I'm hoping to do better next semester.
Also, Percy & Bill won round 3 of the 'Welcome to Nevermore Tournament', and are now in the Finals. It looks like it's going to be a close match as both my opponent and myself have little free time and are having to post simple pencil sketches rather than prettying everything up on the computer. For a while it looked like I'd have to forfeit in order to get assignments done, but fortunately the Host has been nice and allowed an extension. So whatever the outcome the Tournament will be officially over (and my completed entry *fingers-crossed* posted) on the 20th June and I will be veeeeeeery happy when it is.
What does this mean for the comic? Well, hopefully it means that I'll be able to continue it once this blasted Tournament reaches its conclusion. I'm not a fantastic artist or storyteller, but trying to keep Pencil View alive means I'm still working on my skills, and hopefully improving them. So Pencil View is not dead, just in stasis, and with any luck it'll be revived sometime this month.
Head desk plz
Yes I'm a slacker I know.
My friend couldn't finish the pages, but I should have done something way sooner I know, so for that I apologize.
To make up for it though, I'll be updating 4 pages of comic over the next few days, I cannot guarantee when the next bit of chapter will come your way after that as I'm still in the Nevermore Tournament (the reason I needed gift arts, if you can recall) as Percy and Bill have made it to Round 3 (go team).
So, in the meantime, you can always check out those round entries on DA:
Round 1: Cold War (Lesley vs. Percy & Bill) - http://superferretix.deviantart.com/art/WtN-R1-Cold-War-Pg-01-176844170
Round 2: Sweet Dreams (Swetha vs. Percy & Bill) - http://superferretix.deviantart.com/art/WtN-R2-Sweet-Dreams-Pg-01-186424799
Their next opponent is an elven mage who is also part vampire, part lycan >.>' so it should be interesting.
So, sorry again for the delays everyone (and the lack of Christmas specials, or New Year specials for that matter...) this year is still destined to be busy, with Uni, operations, and this wretched Tournament dragging on for far longer than anticipated.
I hope everyone else has a good year though,
Is this thing on?
Yes another really late update, but this time Eternity9 was occupied with a whole heap of work, and unfortunately so was I, that and I decided to get migraines again, not as painful as in the past, but they made up for it (I couldn't remember the name of the Prime Minister for about 10 minutes, and various other names of fairly famous people, I actually had to ask for help on two occasions because I couldn't remember some names at all).
Anyway, I'm getting better, and her workload is easing up a little as Christmas approaches.
In other news, I'm now in the second round of the tournie I'm in, so I have another entry to create. However, this will be the last entry I make for this year, as , win or lose, I'm bowing out of the next round. It just hasn't been a very satisfying Tournament, the judges took a MONTH to judge 13 entries. Which is ridiculous, that, and they let someone win a round who didn't deserve to: A) they won by defying the laws of physics (did anyone ELSE know that lightning could catch on fire?? >.>') and B) We were specifically told that we couldn't change our entry styles mid-match, if we entered with a comic entry, we had to do the whole thing in comic, and the same for written entries, as, basically, otherwise it was unfair to everyone else, so what happens? After doing only 3 STANDARD sized pages they switched to a written entry because otherwise they wouldn't finish in time (despite the fact we had a month, and then another 2 weeks of extensions, even I managed more than 3 pages in that time, and you all know how bad I can be at making deadlines =P). So yes, a little annoyed, and I'll be starting Uni next year too...
To be honest, I'm not sure what will happen to Pencil View when I start my Uni course. As although I like that this is the first story that has actually gotten anywhere, I also know that it does take time to keep a comic going, and I'll be balancing a lot of course work, house work, and then my job too...I guess we'll see what happens, but ultimately, Pencil View would have to suffer first...not that it seems to matter at the moment since I’ve been away at a Tournament instead.
I guess we wait and see…who knows, maybe I’ll be out of a job by then and have more free time.
Well anyway, have a good year everyone,