Hello everyone! Welcome to the official opening of the Orange Crows website!
First i want to thank everyone who has e-mailed me and come to my deviantart page to say how much they love Orange Crows and want to see more. I really appreciate your support! Because of you guys, i decided not to give up and continue the story! After it was first published, there were some issues with TOKYOPOP and Orange Crows volume 2 was put on hold. It was put on hold for so long it was tempting to just give up and let it be. But I really wanted to continue the story, and thankfully you guys and gals came by and showed me that I'm not the only one who wants this journey to keep on going!
Now, just to be clear, this is saying nothing ill about TOKYOPOP. I know that there have been a lot of horror stories, and some of you hate them and some of you love them. They are by no means a perfect company, but they treated me very well during the time on volume 1 and were pretty flexible with what I could do. It's just too bad that at the time they could not do a second volume with me(due to some behind the scenes business politics that i'm not really allowed to get into).
So this is how it's going to work. Starting off, volume 2 will be shown as a webcomic. That way you guys will get to see the next part of the story as soon as possible. Later on I will be looking into setting up Print On Demand copies for volume 2, so those who would like to have the books in their hand will be able to do so! I know that I for one love physical copies more than digital!
There is not a proper release date for the webcomic yet, but when there is this will be the first place to find out! While we wait for me to finish volume 2, I will be posting blog updates on the project. Starting off, there will be two kinds of posts. Either an art post, or a design post. An art post will of course be new Orange Crows art. A design post will show new character designs and sketches and show their progress. In these posts, i'll usually talk through my thought process when designing a character, and show you the concept art for them. It'll be some fun little behind the scenes looks but I won't be revealing everything because we still need to keep some suprises open for the actual manga itself!
Later on there will be some posts that explore some of the places in the world of Orange Crows in more detail, and of course there will be posts telling updates on volume 2's production as they become available. If you have any idea of what you want to hear from a blog post, please let me know and i'll see what i can do! So far, I can promise an update every other week (so every two weeks). If I'm able to then I'll definitely sneak in an update more often. For now, please enjoy a Halloween piece I put together that i posted in the blog.
Also be sure to check out my deviantart site for more of my art that's not Orange Crows related.
Thanks again everyone, and I'm really looking forward to communicating with you all and getting volume 2 out there!
The hard-boiled,soft-shelled artist and writer known as James Perry II aka gustredcloude. When he's not lounging around with the Strawhats he is building blocks to escape his nightmares or busy strengthening social links in order to boost his Persona's levels!