So, first off: welcome back to Monday updates, everyone. As of today with this post, I'm returning to the normal three updates per week schedule. If you're wondering why this isn't a PAGE, I will say "yes, I am stalling, but no, this is NOT a hiatus." Chapter 11 WILL begin this week. ^_^
But let's get to the point here. What you're looking at above is the fabled Rain: Volume 1 (forgive the terrible picture quality, mind you). And it is SO real. Before you get too excited, I should warn you that I'm afraid it's not TECHNICALLY available yet. This is, however, a clear sign that it's coming!
A little bit of backstory: I'm self-publishing. Most comic publishers are apparently shallow as crap; according to what I've read, they're "not interested in well-written stories if the art doesn't meet a certain level of quality." And yeah, I have faith in my ability to tell a story, but I'm an exceedingly "eh, okay" artist at best. So, between that and the fact that and that none of the publishers I LIKE are accepting new titles at this time, it seemed like self-publishing was the way to go.
So, I had it assembled and listed privately so I could buy the first copy to see how it comes out. Having never done anything like this before, I didn't know what to expect. So I wanted to have the first copy in my hands to make sure everything is right in book form before making it publicly accessible to everyone. After all, I don't need so many people buying it, only to find something beyond my control got screwed up (like every page is cropped or the text illegible or something).
Honestly? It looks pretty glorious. It's black and white (color print is ridiculously expensive for no reason), but I think it looks classy, myself. There are a couple little kinks though. The blurb on the back cover is ever so slightly cropped. I have a table of contents, but I forgot to number the pages. I think I'd like to actually shade the front cover. You know. Little things. But yeah, besides that, this is REALLY close to being available.
So, what can you expect from this book and why would you want to buy it? Well, Rain: Volume 1 contains a whopping 222 pages (although I still have time to add more). This features the first six chapters of the story and all Rain Delays associated with them. Also, there's some bonus art (some of which can be found on my DeviantArt account, and most of which has NEVER been seen before). But probably most important is the 25-page exclusive chapter, titled "Chapter A: Ryan", which will delve a bit into Rain's life before she was... well, Rain.
So I hope this is exciting for you. I know it is for me. I'll be sure to keep you all posted on progress and the exact date that this will come out as soon as I know.
Yay for you! It's always nice to see something published.
...too bad I have no money :*(
@Quinis: I feel your pain. I truly do
Must not go deeper into the red ... Must not go deeper into the red ... Must not go deeper into the red ... screw that I want a copy
OMG I WANT IT SO BADLY ... but i have no money NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Wow, lookin' good! Too bad it didn't come free with my microwave D:
I like how you specifically chose the page where Rudy made fun of Maria fantasizing about Rain to showcase this book X3
Since this was posted a long time ago, im assuming that the books are now for sale? where can I buy them, and how much are they? I personally LOVE this series and would LOVE to have the books~! thanks~! please email me the response if you can, firstname.lastname@example.org thanks!!!
@Rainbow Black: just google it rain volume one and go to lulu.com