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News from Chrispy! Listen up!

Now that I have a break from my three-cons-in-six-weeks marathon, it's time to take book 3 into the final stages! Aside from placing one last piece of art, and the final proofing, the book is done. It just needs your support to get it printed, and the Kickstarter campaign will be put together and launch over the next couple weeks (plus review and approval time). I suggest you start setting aside your money, because I am printing in color this time, and that means a higher goal than last year - but also the possibility of more tempting stretch goals should we hit it! I'm going to fold a sale of original comic art into this campaign, so if you've ever wanted to get your hands on one of those, this will be your best chance!

If you DON'T want to save your money for later, and you DON'T want to wait until September-ish for your fresh book-ish delivery, I've re-opened the Precocious store! You can get the final stragglers of last year's printing through the store - and they all will have an extra bonus sketch in them! The art cards and charm sets are available for online ordering too!

Well, I have more art cards available. Pictured are new additions to the art card family, as well as those I forgot to scan and put in the store before. Since I'm working on all the book stuff, I'll need you all to nudge me about them, as I will likely continue to forget to put everything online.

I wasn't planning on having a comic for the first of the month, but a joke over on Twitter ended up leading to this one. Vote here to see it!

Since I didn't begin drawing until after midnight, I decided to got for a loose and sketchy speed run in making this. Otherwise I wouldn't be done before bedtime.  Sorry if it's wobbly, but I've been working with the loose inking style of late and the more I play with it, the more the chaos becomes controlled. The most dangerous part of this game: If I keep it up, Precocious is going back to hand-lettering. That would be a tough transition - though stylish if I ever get control. I'm five years into this and no control yet, but one day?

Thanks to everyone who came out for Fur The More and Furry Weekend Atlanta!  DC-area people, I will be at Awesome Con DC on April 18-20, so I hope to see you there!

Copper Road will remain sparse until I'm done with all my traveling and book 3 Kickstarter prep stuff. I'm still trying to find a good balance with my health woes. (I made it through the two cons, but spent most of the week after in bed.) Everything's still moving along nicely, though!

I will be on the road for the next two weeks, so let's make this post a twofer: Find me at Fur The 'More this weekend, and Furry Weekend Atlanta (tabling with Becca Hillburn of Nattosoup) next weekend! I have no FTM map, but it's a smaller room. If you can't find me, that's on you! The FWA map is below. I hope lots of you stop by! I will be selling books, art cards, buttons/charms and badge commissions. Becca will be selling watercolor commissions, along with her adorable charms, minicomics and whatever else she wants to bring!

Expect my communication to be somewhat slow while I'm traveling, as I might not have time, much less a computer. I will still probably be Twittering like a madman via phone, though!

A reminder: Due to three cons in six weeks, plus the book 3 preorder likely starting in between, the Precocious store will be closed during that period. Can't mail things while I'm on the road, and my book stock is running out, so I'll have to wait for a preorder-fueled re-order. You can still email me about books and art if you can't wait, but the earliest I can ship anything is the last week of March.

FWA map:

And when you get there, look for the Precocious towel/improvised signage - and bring me suitable bribes!

Hey, I made one! Hooray! Vote here to see the latest Copper Road.

No, I didn't intentionally take Copper Roads away to force you to earn them back in the book three preorder. It's an unfortunate consequence of book work, convention prepping and me being very ill. (I'm still doing the doctor circuit, hoping for some good news.)

On the book, the preoder has been delayed again, though the release date hasn't. Basically, I'm not taking your money until the book is already complete and ready to go. There will be no iffyness on this thing. I have a basic plan for the tiers I will be offering, though I might sneak in a quickie reader survey in the next week or so to gauge interest before investing in bonus goodies.  The big delay right now is not about the book being completed, but when I can put up the campaign page. If things go as planned, I'll be on the road for a large chunk of March, visiting friends and tabling at Fur The More and Furry Weekend Atlanta, so I just won't have computer time to sit down and type stuff out. It may take until early April before the campaign is proofed and approved for launch.

Also of note: Due to my two-cons-in-two-weeks journey, I will be shutting down the Precocious store during that time. I can't ship books on the road, and I'll have all remaining art cards with me at the cons for sale. This means if you want to grab some art or the books, do it now. My stock is running low, so I may keep the store closed until after Awesome Con DC.
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