It’s scary out there in the world. The uncertainty of the future and the increasing isolation as more states go into lock down makes this a strange time to live. I have to keep working, so I have been limiting my exposure to keep my family safe.
Despite this, I am still charging forward with this project. The work helps my artist, Nicoy, as her country is in lock down. I’m lucky that I can continue working. It’s just grim out there.
It’s dark but there is still so much light to be found. Stay safe out there.
Amazing Comic Con Aloha was great. We sold a few books and have a few ideas of how to present everything better for the next show.
I’m sitting on a string of updates to page 20. =) Part 2 runs to about page 25 so once I have those pages, I will do another ebook release to DriveThru Comics. Of course, my $3 tier donators on Patreon will have those pages soon as the monthly compiled pdf.
I wanted this Part to end on a more somber moment. The aftermath of fighting demons without being too blatant. The effect is rather chilling.
This weekend I will be at an artist alley table at Amazing Comic Con Aloha selling copies of salient Caligation: The Devil Part 1 and Salient Caligation: The Eight of Swords! If you are Honolulu, stop by and visit!
I think this is the first time in a few years that the comic has been late. Not because there wasn’t a page, I had just forgotten to upload the update. But here we go.
We see this location where Lisa is being held quite a bit. =) I will have to do a small write up of where these places are, so I guess if people wanted to go on a comic tour, they could go visit.
This whole sequence goes by rather quick. I wanted to show that even though there are supernatural entities, that this family is solid.
I had noticed that in a lot of anime, that only one parent gets to have the magical powers. I wanted Bolin to not only be aware of Jie’s powers but supportive of the family line of business. He’s not going to stop her, he’s going with her to save their daughter. =)
It’s the holidays so I know everyone is off with family, but, the updates were scheduled. 😉 I hope everyone enjoys the end of 2019. I look forward to what 2020 brings!
Many of my memories growing up center on the street in North East Philadelphia where my parents had their video store and my grandparents had their restaurant next door. The restaurant, was at the end then it was the video store, Boston Pizza and then, the Baumann’s Bakery. We would play in the restaurant, play and watch movies in the store and then run down to the bakery to get butter cake and cookies.
I remember the smell of fresh baked cookies and cakes. The taste of their chocolate chips and their ice cream sandwiches. It was warm and comfortable. Even after my family finally sold our old house and the businesses, we would stop by the bakery when we visited my grandmother. If we were coming up, my grandmother would go in to get us a butter cake before they sold out.
There were many happy memories on that block playing with my cousins. Going back now I can vaguely remember some of the other little sights and smells that used to be off our street. The long walk to Grandma’s. The memories of playing in the back rooms of the store and the restaurant.
Looking back it’s easy to smile.
It does make me a little bit sad though to learn that the Baumann family doesn’t sell the wide variety of things they used to since their children took over but, I’m glad that the business is still in the family. If you are in North East Philadelphia you should go check out the Mayfair Bakery.
The bakery on this page is inspired by my fond memories of melted butter and cooking sugar.
Page 4 of Salient Caligation: The Devil is live. I was thinking of doing a short run chapter book promotion of this chapter once I have all the pages of this section complete before those pages go live on the site. This means that if you area Patron or buy a copy, you will know what will happen for a month or so ahead of time until the webcomic catches up.
What do you think?