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November Postcard Preview!

November 21st, 2017, 9:46 pm





Not exactly a Thanksgiving themed one this year, but I had this idea to outline each character's profile in neon lights, and then thought it would make a nifty postcard design. I think it turned out really cool! And it actually kinda fits with the theme of holiday lights and such, dontcha think?
To get your own physical copy, pledge on Patreon before the end of November!

Call for Guest Comics!

November 10th, 2017, 11:01 pm

Whew guys. 2017 has been quite a year. Both I and my family have had some challenging and even heart-breaking experiences. But there have also been moments of fun and laughter and joy. One things for certain though: it's been exhausting! Consequently, there have been a few times this year when the main story was put on hold. While I try to keep these interruptions to a bare minimum, so many readers have expressed their understanding and encouragement during these times, and I'm very grateful for that.
In the near future, I'm going to need to take another break, just to make sure everything is on track and running smoothly, both with Aww, Feathers! as well as with my own life. (It's easy to let things fall through the cracks with so many things going on in real life.) But to fill that gap, I'm excited to announce our third guest comic event! To be honest, I'm not sure yet exactly when it will start, but it will probably be early 2018, so for now the soft deadline for submissions is January 15, 2018. That gives you a couple months at least to work on your submissions. Our first and second were both awesome! I'm looking forward to what our guest artists come up with this time... and also to the break! Seriously, every submission, no matter your style or skill level, will be a big help! All you need to do is follow the guidelines below. (Note, I am willing to be flexible on things like format and even page amount as long as you talk to me first. Just send me an email and we'll work something out.)

Participants

  • Anyone may submit a guest comic, regardless of whether you've submitted one before.

  • Each participant may submit up to three entries. These may be three pages of the same story, or three completely separate pieces.

  • Collaborations are allowed (one person could do the art while another does the writing, etc.). If you're looking for a collaborator, leave a comment on this news post. If you're an artist and having trouble finding a collaborator, talk to me. I've got a few ideas I could toss your way. ;-)

Format
  • Any skill level and art style is allowed (color or black and white, digital or traditional, realistic or cartoony, etc.). The important thing is that it looks like thought and effort went into its creation.
  • Submissions may be full page or comic strip format
  • Any submission larger than 800 pixels wide by 1200 pixels high or 5 MB in file size will be resized or compressed, so if yours is bigger than that make sure it looks okay at those dimensions.

Content
  • Each entry should feature at least one of the Aww, Feathers! cast, whether they be one of the main characters or a secondary character.

  • You may include other characters, even your own, as long as you have the rights to do so.

  • Feel free to have fun with the characters and story; entries don't have to be 100% true to the comic. Try not to make it radically different however.

  • Remember to keep it family friendly: no profanity, gore, or suggestive themes.

Submission
  • Please submit your entries to awwfeathers@gmail.com no later than January 15, 2018.

  • You do not have to submit a Spanish version or translation with your comic. If you'd like to though, you may, and the translated versions will not count towards your 3 entry limit.

  • Please do not post your entries anywhere else (deviantArt, your website, etc.) until after it's posted here. We don't want to spoil the surprise!

  • By submitting an entry, you grant me permission to post it here, though you maintain the rights to any characters you create. I will include your name and a link to your website (if provided) in the description of your submission. I will not use your submission for any other purpose unless I obtain your permission first.

  • Most, if not all entries that follow the rules above will be accepted. However, I have the final say on what gets posted. It's unlikely, but possible that an entry may conflict with future ideas I have for the story for example, and if that's the case I'll let you know, along with possible alterations that would make it acceptable.


If you have any questions, leave a comment or send an email. While not required, I'd love to know if you plan on making one so I get an idea of how many to expect. Thanks so much in advance to anyone who plans to contribute! The more we get, the more updates there will be during the break! Happy Comicking!

Come and see me at AWU!!

October 26th, 2017, 10:08 am



October Postcard Preview!

October 18th, 2017, 9:53 am





Happy Wednesday the 18th!!! OOoooooooOOoooohhh!!
...Yes, I let Friday the 13th slip by me unnoticed... Dangit!
But that doesn't mean it's too late for me to get my spook on! And you can too with this eerie October postcard! Do you recognize it? >:D
If you'd like your own copy, be sure to pledge on Patreon soon so you can get it before Halloween!

So long Jakiro

September 28th, 2017, 10:53 pm





I hope this isn't to personal to share. If you'd rather skip this update, I won't be offended. tl/dr: We lost a beloved family pet yesterday. The current detour will continue for one more week, and then we'll finally begin a new chapter.

Yesterday we lost a small, scaly member of our family. She may have been a lizard, but we loved her very much.
We adopted Jakiro, the female bearded dragon, about two years ago. She was already about a year old. We loved her immediately, especially our daughter! She was always very calm. She never showed any aggression beyond a sort of annoyed "sigh" when we would put her in her bath or try to give her meds. She loved to just sit in our lap or sometimes on our shoulder, though would often try to scurry down the other side, haha!
A couple months ago her appetite began to diminish. About a month ago we started to grow concerned and took her to the vet. A few tests and medications later, and her condition failed to improve. These past couple weeks were especially difficult. We had to tube feed her in order to get her to eat anything and watch her carefully to see if she kept it down. It was so hard to wonder she was going to make it. Sometimes she would seem to make minor improvements, but then slip back into lethargy.
Finally, yesterday, she became unresponsive. We took her to the vet one last time and there we decided we had done all that we could, and that it was time to let her go. She was put to sleep, and left her sick body behind. Upon examination, her vet determined the cause was an infection that while not uncommon in beardies is difficult to detect, difficult to treat, and had probably been developing for quite some time, maybe even most of her adult life. In short, there wasn't much we could have done for her. But we were comforted to think that we at least provided her with a loving home during her time on this earth.
I think I was affected the most by her sickness. I loved her very much and didn't want her to die, but also didn't want her to suffer needlessly. The stress of the past month or so is part of the reason for the current comic detour. For the most part though, I feel at peace now. I'm glad we at least tried to nurse her back to health. Now she's at rest, and I believe we'll see her again after we've all finished our mortal journey.

The trying events of this week took their toll. I'm sorry for the delay, but I will need one more week to get things back on track. As always though, I won't leave you empty handed; I'll have some material next week to keep you (hopefully) entertained. And no, it's not emoji themed. (Just in case anyone was getting sick of that, haha!) Thank you all so much for your patience.

A Much Needed Detour

September 16th, 2017, 10:57 pm

I must ask you all for patience. The past few weeks have been rather difficult on me and my family. Without going into too much detail, we're currently dealing with a sickness in the family that is quite serious, as well as the sickness of a beloved family pet. We'll be all right. Still, things have been rather emotionally draining lately. While trying to keep up on the work I need to do for Aww, Feathers! I finally decided I need a brief reprieve. So I'll be taking the next couple weeks off from updating the regular story. Much as I hate delaying the next chapter of the story, I feel this will be good for me and will allow me to more easily sort out some things in real life. In addition, there are things I still need to do in order to prepare for AWU, and I want to give myself adequate time to do them.
Not to worry; I won't leave you without anything in the meantime. I've whipped up something I hope you'll find at least somewhat amusing. Have you ever seen someone try to tell an entire story using only emoji? This isn't quite that extreme. But I've redone the previous chapter, replacing all the dialogue with emoji, to see how clearly they could communicate what's going on, haha! I hope you enjoy it at least a little. It was kind of a fun exercise. Check back Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday for the next two weeks.
Thank you for understanding. This summer has been rough. But we're going to make it through.

Accepting PayPal Pledges!

September 13th, 2017, 8:52 pm

I've had a few people ask if they could support Aww, Feathers! through PayPal instead of Patreon. I have no problem with that, so I decided to make it official.
If you would like to make a one-time donation, or just prefer to use PayPal over Patreon, you may do so at https://paypal.me/awwfeathers for whatever amount you choose. You will still receive the same rewards as if you had donated through Patreon, including exclusive content like sketches, WIPs, etc. during the month you donate. You won't be able to see them in the Patreon news feed, but they will be made available in an exclusive channel in the Aww, Feathers! Discord Server, which you can join here: https://discord.gg/ahcEP7M

Milestone rewards will continue to depend on total contributions received from Patreon. However, if some PayPal backers make regular monthly contributions, theirs will be factored into the total as well.

If you you would like to contribute but happen to prefer a method other than Patreon or PayPal, just let me know and we'll work out the details.

Thank you all once again for all your support! ❤

September Postcard Preview

September 9th, 2017, 5:38 pm





It's Ine!
It's emoji!
It's Ine-moji!!
I'll let myself out...
Did anybody here see the Emoji Movie...? I was actually really interested in seeing it, until I started to hear the almost universally bad reviews. If half the things critics were saying were true, it sounds like I dodged a bullet. But hey! If you're an emoji fan, pick up this postcard to add to your assortment of other emoji themed paraphernalia! If you don't like emoji... get it anyway to help support the comic! Win-win!
You can get one by pledging on Patreon before the end of September!

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