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I'm nitpicking this thing to DEATH!

Been working on tweaks and fixes of the Water Tribe pages every night (when daytime work was not in the equation) and getting to bed way too late for my health.
It feels like on every page there is something wrong. Something I could tweak. An eye that's off, volumes all wonky, nose not properly aligned...you name it! It's all there! GAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!

Have to learn to let it go, even when knowing it will never be perfect or as nice as I'd want it.
I guess that's also why I never like looking at stories I've drawn after a while. It's too late, I can't go back to fix it when it's printed.

I want to apologize if I have not commented back to everyone. I will try to get to you during the week.

On a good note, I've already started receiving guest arts for the book! Yay! You guys are totally awesome!!

At least two people have already posted their contribution online (that I know of- if you do post it online, let me know and I'll give everyone a heads up):

One great pic of Nauja by Pretty-Angel on DA:

And one by Mike Maihack (artist of Cow and Buffalo) who did this very sweet, charming and funny pic, inspired by one short scene from chapter 1:


Thank you again!
And again and again!
(now off to bed- just before midnight, yay!)


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Apr. 8th, 2009 01:16 pm (UTC)
Haha, I can relate to the problems with old work. Hey, at least it shows that your "practise" (that project is already way beyond practise) has paid off. XD
Please just don't overdo it with all that work. Take some rest every now and then, okay? :3
Apr. 8th, 2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
Hi Johane!
Can't wait to see this comic book! I don't mind the extra shipping fees to our still very chilly country! I missed your beautiful and inspiring work lately. The fan art from Pretty-Angel and Mike Maihack are so charming. I'm looking forward to see the whole thing come together!

As for letting go, I understand how it feels... It's your baby, it's the one thing that nobody has creative control on but you so you want it to be as magnificent as possible... And I think it's healthy to a certain point... but you're right...we all have to let go at some point and go forward...!

Take care and ...sweet dreams!
Em :)
Apr. 14th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
Hello hello!
So sorry for late replies, I'm just catching up with everyone (while I can, before work grabs me by the ankle and drags me back).
Don't worry about copies, I'll definitely keep something. Who knows, I may get the chance to give it to you in person. I do tend to go back and visit Montreal as often as I can (about...3 times a year?)
Apr. 8th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
Wow, those are both great! I can't wait to see what other people submit! :D
Apr. 8th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
yesssss actually, i posted water tribe owls here!
where should i send you the larger version?
Apr. 8th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
Apr. 8th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
And I know that syndrome! It comes with writing and revisions, too.
Apr. 8th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
Those first few entries are adorable! <3

Woo! Definitely planning to make it this time. Oh, but I won't be going to cons and stuff this year so I'm not sure I can get a copy of the final deal. I don't want you to have to pay for shipping either since I live in Pasadena and I think you're in LA somewhere....XD

Apr. 9th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
I'm sure we can organise something. But I won't mind the shipping either- I count that as part of the deal.
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Apr. 9th, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
All the info in my previous journal:
And the more Zhao the merrier!
Apr. 10th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
This sounds great, when is the deadline for submission?
Apr. 14th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
Late reply is late- but the deadline is almost upon us: April 18th.
Though...look for next journal. I may extend the dealine by a week.
Apr. 10th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
Don't overkill yourself!! We will all send you on vacation to Hawaii with Zhao or anywhere else. He can wait on you hand and foot =]Either way the Water Tribe pages are perfect to me but this just coming from a kid so I don't know anything, lol. Would be possible for me to obtain a copy of the book (when it's finished), I'll pay the costs? ;]
Apr. 14th, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
You've done already so much with the website and all, consider copies already put aside for you.
Best is to contact me again when they arrive and I can send them your way.
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