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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.

A little montage

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.

Solidarity

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. =)

The devil continues

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.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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?

Ch 3 Pg 3 Notes

Every manga needs a monologue. This is the only one for Salient Caligation so far. This is a different pace from the other chapters but this will start moving along quickly soon enough!

Time is going to pass fairly quickly but it’ll be in this year until the end of this section.

It is important to me to show that Jie and Bolin’s family life is solid and supportive. Lisa knows what her mom does. Bolin knows and supports Jie. I don’t think this is something that gets shown too often in comics.

Mom is a magical girl and it isn’t a secret.