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As to where have those Dicebox pages been…

First, are new Dicebox pages to see:  this page and this page which make this two page spread are now available for public viewing! (Otherwise known as pages 6 and 7 of "Hell.")

I had posted this two page spread in a locked post in my Patreon around the winter solstice of 2017. Why in a locked post? Well, if you take a look at the pages in question, there are a lot of design elements needed for these pages. Way over 100 which, granted, I stripped in rather than draw each instance. And beyond needing to take a break from the placing of art, there where some elements yet to have been designed. Still are, but I now have the significant ones done and in place like this one here:

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As my patrons at Patreon have often seen pages in progress and I really wanted to move on with the story, created a locked post at Patreon and began the next pages. I knew there would take at least two more pages in locked Patreon posts before I felt ready to share pages 6 and 7. I didn’t think it’d take SEVEN pages and yet here we are.*

I had gotten a few inquiries recently about the lack of Dicebox pages at dicebox.net and some noted the locked Patreon posts. I kept thinking I should make a note here and explain, but then I kept deluding myself that I’d get those last three pieces of art designed over the next few days and  explain when I posted this two page spread. We all now know how well that worked out.

In no way was this a ploy to get people to subscribe to my Patreon. In fact, it was that whole Patreon fee charging policy change kerfuffle back in December of 2017 that first knocked me off course Dicebox wise. Beyond being too agitated to truly focus on work, there was time spent researching alternatives and setting up a fully functional mailing list. Beyond my new MailChimp newsletter, I set up a Ko-fi account for those who wanted to donate but were done with Patreon.

Anyway.

The good out of all this is there will be several weeks regular, uninterrupted pages updates at dicebox.net starting this Tuesday. And I really can’t see why that regular schedule shouldn’t continue until the end of Dicebox Book 2 : Chase

Cheers-
Jenn

 *January was a crazy work and life wise then February was recovery and then snow and sickness delays. What I’m saying is that there should have been at least three more pages of Dicebox by now.

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Reaching 100

Molly’s going for that beer next.

Two things happened this week, first page 18 of Heaven went up, then, at some point, my Patreon support ticked over into the 3 digits, i.e., 100! To celebrate I knocked out this watercolor last night (I miss drawing these gals together) 

The outfits Griffen and Molly are wearing are two that I noticed people wearing yesterday, though the lady with the awesome Kitty Stardust bag was actually wearing blue jeans; it just amused me to give Molly striped shorts.

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New Store! With t-shirts, mugs, bags, etc. plus free shipping ‘til Thursday!

Wherein I discover how flippin’ fun it is to design with magpies. (Art derived from this Dicebox page.)

So I finally found a POD service with a decent price break, good quality production, and a fine selection of products, including kid shirts! I’ve been working on this site for a few months now, gradually adding designs to products. And since Artist Shops by Threadless have announced a free shipping promotion this week, it's a perfect week to launch the shop!

The free shipping is good on purchases of $45 or more ($75 or more outside of the US) which is an even better deal if you want a selection of different products. (Certain types of products are made offsite, and so might entail additional shipping costs outside the promo.)

In the shop you’ll find some golden oldies by me: the Poppy, the Holy Artichoke and the Greenman. Though never on this selection of items. Plus the Greenman has been reworked and enlarged!

There are new designs too—most notably a new City of Roses line based on the house sigils I made for Kip Manley’s long-running and fantastic webserial. Here you can see author and daughter model two of the designs on shirts we ordered as tests a few months back (and have since washed a number of times!).

 

There’s also something new at the old store! (That is, the store that sells the things I produce and fulfill myself.) Well, something new from something old.

To celebrate this–and the newly redesigned JennManleyLee.com—it ships for free! In fact everything at the Jenn Manley Lee Shop does for the next week! Anywhere! And no minimum order.

And I think that’s all the new things I have to talk about! At least until I get the next Dicebox page up in a day or two.

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