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Hey guys. Just saying that the first issue of my new comic strip is finished. This is totally my own thing - and by that I mean that I finally made something I haven't been paid or asked for, unlike the most of the stuff on www.mydirtydrawings.com. ...Well not exactly. I lied... TBH one of my patrons at https://www.patreon.com/mavis
asked me to draw bug bear having sex with beautiful red headed barbarian girl . This :
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/mavisrooder/bugbear-attack - and shortly after I received the request I have figured out that I already have a red haired character of my own. I created her firstly at 2013 but can't find the pinup of here anywhere around. Anyways. I just created an entire comic strip with her : Kyana - having sex with the bugbear. And it had to be in 5 pages in total - and to make the comic for less than a month.
Instead I made the comic longer, by adding more pages and changed the format of the pages. I used the map I made back in 2013 and started my story in Dourga. Check the map if you want - and started it from there.
The bugbear is original character speciment from dungeons and dragons, but I liked how he looks and included him into the story. However I've changed the name "bugbear" and named them "orgras" - and probably I will not use these characters in the next issues or ever again. Instead I might concentrate on creating my own monsters and creatures.
Anyway - instead of me to draw a fast 5 page comic - I started to write and make concept about religious beliefs based on the ancient religions known to the human kind: Greek and Roman gods. I was reading the scandinavian mythology and the gods of Egypt. Let's say I went a little bit deeper into that matter just to write 2 lines about non existing gods in my porn comic .... Yes, it's porn comic, but I didn't wanted just to make it pull in pull out - orgasm - the end. The sexual part is not the leading. It has to have a story - and the sex - is just by the way, but I believe it's good enough as a presense to it.
Whats the story about ? Kyana - the read haired girl - is telling the false story about the dead of a prince to his father - the king. The comic went about 8 pages in total with the size you will see on the samples I'm showing on my site here:
What I'm planning to do in there - except for the obvious sex stuff ?
I'm planning to add violence and gore - for battle scenes. I want this to be a barbaric world with warriors and wenches, monsters and wizards. Magic and steel. And here comes the mythology I made up.
I've added 9 more pages with "confusing" explanations about the myths and species on Altir - seen on the comic.
Orgrans /bugbear/ are nothing but mercenaries and some specific stuff about the Dourgans.
With all written the people should get the idea that Demigods are going to be the bad guys in my stories.
And that's all about the world of Altir.
Some more time took in addition, because I asked a friend to help me with the edits. English is not my mother's tongue and grammar is not my strong side, so Paladox - was kind to do a proof of reading.
Now, this comic I won't be showing it for free on my site as the other stuff I do.
I already charged the patrons for it - since I made the settings here : https://www.patreon.com/mydirtydrawings - charge for a finished comic strip - not by monthly pledge.
If you pledge here, but you want the first issue - you will need to pledge $5 or above on my other patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/mavis - so you can get it at the beginning of the next month. I know it sucks and it's a bit confusing. But the reasons are as follows:
1. https://www.patreon.com/mavis - the patrons are getting charged automatically at the beginning of the next month
2. https://www.patreon.com/mydirtydrawings - the patrons are getting charged by me, when I'm ready with the comic
Let's say if I need 3 months to make every comic strip: that's really a long time to wait and incredibly slow - keep in mind that I'm working on my other patreon as well and I work on commissions too, in order to earn money and to provide for mine.
If one guy pledges on my first account he will get the issue faster- within a month , but he won't be supporter of the comic strip itself. About this thing I will write in another post.
So if you pledge here $1 or $5 : https://www.patreon.com/mydirtydrawings - you will get the Upcoming comic strip - the one I'm currently working. What about the previous one or the one you haven't read but you want to get ?
To get the old issue, you will have to pledge $5 or $10 on my other patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mavis
and I will give it to you once the month is over and you are charged successfully by the patreon's system.
How all this mess can be fixed ?
Simple: if I get enough people to pledge and support me on this patreon : https://www.patreon.com/mydirtydrawings.
I already stated my goal in there - help me to reach it and I will be able to concentrate mostly on the comic and all that stuff with me working on several places like octopus will be over - I will be working on the comic strip mostly.
For drawing vaginas and penises. Well.Marked as mature means or does not mean dicks and vaginas ? Obviously not. Sad day today. I will be suspended for 24 hours.
EDIT : I got my account brought back.
Yet another patreon ! That's what you would've say and you'd be right on some point. The thing is that I will be doing my own comic strip stories in there. Independently from any opinions - just something that's really mine. And yes - it will be comics for adults patreon.
I already announced this in here: http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/mavisrooder/bugbear-attack
But I'm clarifying : Pledging is per finished comic strip. 1 comic strip should be having up to 5 pages /at minimum/ fully colored pages. It's a fantasy comic with monsters, barbarians, battles - with plenty of sex and foul language.
It will have violence , dialogues and story.
There are two pledging options /for now/. $1 and $5.
$1 - supporters will get the comic strip and access to sketches.
$5 - supporters - the same, but they have the ability to vote. So far I made just one poll - where I was asking my one and only patron / in fact he's the reason for me to start the comic and work on it/ what kind of "fetish" I should involve in the next following issue of the comic I'd do. It has been decided it should be monsters and girls :-)
Now to the point - what am I about to draw exactly. I have my own Universe - a land of Altir. I do have a map with places shown. Every place could be adventure and my original character Kyana is taking her way around these kingdoms. The $5 guys will be able to decide what will happen and where the adventures should take her by poll.
When the comic is finished - I will hit the "charge patrons" option and will provide them link with the files with the comic. If there's still patrons after this one - I will proceed work on the second comic strip - based on the decision from the poll.
Now to the point. The comic strip will be ready when I'm ready. It may take me weeks, month or more than month. During that time the pledge is there. Keep in mind that I'm working for the first patreon, I'm doign commissions, I have family deeds. This somehow is making this new patreon not so high in priority.
The goals are not specified, until I see that there's interest from people.
Like I already wrote : it may take me weeks, months - and at the end it may seems that I've been working a for $5 through that entire time. That's not so important for me right now. What's important is my story. I want to give life to it. I'm developing it. So far I made the lineart of two pages only. Fully colored the first one. Kyana and that monster - which name of it's kind I will have to change to something else.
When I'm ready I will provide it - and will take the pledges of my patrons. Not before I start work, but after.
Now - let's say I already have 5 comic strips(which I don't have yet). And People come and want to get the incoming comic and the previous ones. / I don't have a suitable option right now - but I will probably ask them to come and pledge on my first patreon and they will get the missed comic strip , and they will be able to get all the benefits that goes in there.
http://www.mydirtydrawings.com/support-me-at-patreon/ - please read it./ this is my first patreon, where I'm doing illustrations by requests of patrons / and cheaper commission prices for the same guys/.
Again - the theme is fantasy - swords and magic, monsters and wenches.
And this is Kyana - the main character.
Short Plot Synopsis: A thief is telling her false story about how the son of a king died. There's no magic in this first issue, but has some battle and mild bloody scene. The size for each page for this current comic is : 1000x3000px.
It is my decision, because I though that's important for the story. As you can guess - that will take me some time to draw, ink, colorize and letterize it.
Now I will be needing your attention, interest and support in there. Patrons can see the inks for these pages.
And this is my SECONDARY PATREON ACCOUNT: https://www.patreon.com/mydirtydrawings
Davis "Mavis" Rooder
Just made a small changes on the reward descriptions at patreon and made a brand new reward: Overseers.
http://www.mydirtydrawings.com/support-me-at-patreon/ - please read the details.
Yeah guys. Not the best gamer in world - but I'm there. Already playing "Zula Europe"- something like Counter Strike - and there's no many female characters in there to draw sex scenes with.
Started work on re-building the site the previous week. Comic Easel is the theme. Sadly all the tutorials with that are locked behind a paywall and those can be find inside only if you pay $5 or $30. I tried to do that - but for some reason the operation could not be finished. I spoke with the owner of the site : Brad Guigar - - a cool guy and surprisingly a fellow artist. He's also owner of very successful patreon account - so he tried to do all his best to help me with the paypal issue - but sadly nothing happened.
However I found /again/ : http://scorp29.deviantart.com/ - you guys probably know him from the links below the Shadman's page. I thought he's located in Belgium, but instead I was surprised to find out he's in another - much farther location. Much, much farther. And very, very exotic. So he currently helped me with pulling out the navigation.
I'm trying also to figure out how to work the categories with the comic easel - but that's still a dark magic to me.
Soon the much difficult part will come - re-uploading images and my useless tryouts to remember what was the story behind every each one of them.
Hello guys - those of you probably noticed my site is not online for more than 2 weeks. What happened ?
Amerinoc my first hosting provider had major crash of their hardware and my site was completely lost. They didn't had any backup and that caused me to start looking for another hosting provider. The price for that pleasure was $250 for a new host. I have opened cheap commissions with the pricing you see on top. And until Halloween I got my $250. You better believe - I'm fast AF - and I'm showing that on picarto. Anyway.
I saw some of the most popular artist is with HostGator - so I decided to go with them. Sadly for me /as a client/ I didn't get the necessary service even with them. Their support required time to respond, time to answer and and at the end none of what they said was helpful. I was with them for 5 days and then I asked for chargeback.
For these 5 days I found that their system was really great - however as a newcoming client I was expecting from their support to give me the necessary information for me to set up my site as quickly as possible. Like a tour of some kind. This is located here, that there. The CP can be found on that link. None of these happened.
As a new coming client is not my job to learn what is where located since the first day ! I would be a support myself if I should knew what and where is located on their site.
I've had issues with domain transfer. The initiation was slow and the e-mail on the system was wrong : instead of the e-mail that had to point to my old registrar there was mydirtydrawings.com@whois - and they were stating that the problem is on me. I had to complain about that and they posted ticket to themselves.
I've had question regarding the FTP settings : their support named "Jon" asked me - why do I need FTP settings if I already have WordPress installed and you see - my site is active ? - I had to give explanation to the support why do I need to have full control over my own website I paid $250 for. Then he said : you can find that on the CP. and that was it. Where is the CP ? Link please ? Can you help me out, assistance please ?! None of that.
Another thing was with installing a plugin for the backup of my site. It was giving a critical error. Their interface is giving option to the client to pick if they have certain problems in order to state that when speaking with the support. So my problem was Wordpress related. It looks neat and promissing when you start picking the form, right ?
Well - that is correct until you start chatting with their support. I see Fatal Error. And copy-paste it to the support who's saying: I don't see any error. You probably should start using another plugin or ask Wordpress about that.
Great. And conversation was over. The same day I found out that the settings I was trying to input on my FTP client are not working and I was given a Critical error. I didn't really wanted to get back and talk to the support about that - they would probably tell me to speak with the company who made FileZilla... And that all was on my day 4 with them. Later at night I just got on support chat - who by the way requires 10 minutes to load - and every support online with some small exceptions requires between 5-6 minutes to respond / like they are not happy of doing their own job and they just need their work day to end as soon as possible. So I said : I want charge back.
I made a ticket for them pointing all the issues that happened to me. I want my money back!
No one responded to any of these tickets ! They stay like that even now:
And there was that guy William. Who just started to speak. He was paying attention, responding at once , giving me links - helped me with the settings for the FTP. Noticed that the Wordpress lines are because there's a conflict with two plugins : that was enough for me . He quickly fixed the problem with the wrong e-mail - and then he made a ticket that should initiate the domain transfer. I was somehow happy with his help and I said that to him: he asked me to give him high score on the chat - and I did that. I felt extremely tired - and went to sleep. When I woke up I started to think what happened last night. William was great - but there are many others on shift who actually were giving me crappy service the past 4 days. If I should have issues with my site - and those will happen for sure - there's no guarantee that this William guy will be on shift when this should happen. Where is William ?!? He can solve all my problems with the host ?I slept only for 3 hours.I figured that I don't need that kind of support.
I asked the support for charge back and then I went to see the status of the ticket William posted. It was still on hold. I asked for charge back - this time for sure.
Those guys were making tickets for themselves and for the misterious and unknown figure of Administrator.. /capital A/. I got my money back pretty quick. And then I found a new host. I went with FastComet.
Their chat system was fast. Lisa was there answering at once. Extremely helpful. She sold me the hosting and made a brief review of the functionality - I didn't asked for that - but I was happy. She was offering me to choose. I didn't asked for that - but I was happy. I asked if I could get FTP access settings - she offered me to help with the settings and gave me link to the tutorial : Do you want me to help you do these or you prefer to make it on your own ? I didn't asked for that - and I was happy. Domain transfer - the initiation was set by her and made by her -- it took her 2 minutes - because I delayed her with checking my e-mail. I asked her about Wordpress - she said : Our support will help you with installation of it and any plugin if yo want. I didn't asked for this - and I said : I can do it on my own - but if there's an issue whom I have to ask ? Just bug our support - she said. They will be there to help!
I didn't asked her about anything of these - she was just shooting these and I was extremely happy - and she was extremely helpful. What host gator support did /or didn't do for 5 days - took Lisa less than hour . I'd say : simple tasks. Now the issue. If you type my name it still will show where it's pointing. I asked Lisa about that - and she said that I have to point the servers from my previous registrars - at Amerinoc. I did that 2 days ago, but still the site points at HG.
I checked their system - my domain was not listed in there - if it's not there - then why it is still pointing at them?
My first registrar is pointing at FastComet ? I spoke with the support of HostGator/again/- who responded the usual way: slow. The support girl said : your domain is still at your registrar - I have no power to control the transfer. And without waiting for any other response from me- she quickly turned the chat - as a polite form of "fuck off". I gave her 10 - because I'm happy for not being with them anymore. Still my site points at them.
I asked Lisa /from FastComet/ and she noticed that I'm concerned: Davis - please calm down - it will take up to 5 to 7 days for this to work. Leave that to us - and don't bother ! Get some rest. Wait for a week!
This was my personal opinion about Hosting Companies I dealed with - HostGator in person. I don't complain about their system or functionality - I didn't made to get to that - I'm complaining about their unhelpful, slow and inadequate support. The service quality of the companies depends on the employees. The performance of the employees depends on the management and attitude of their superiours towards them - salary, attitude, valuing the employees. From HG - the support was somehow afraid to make a bold move and help the client. Probably the pay there is low - and they don't care. Probably the flow of people who come and go is extreme . Most of the employees I met were having names like : Ranjeev, Krishna, Muaseem, Musa, Krishnamurti , Khaled, Ravindra...
All of them were extremely happy - not to help me by doing a simple work. Their work. They were different.
To some of you HG probably works perfect - and I'm NOT trying to influence ... Still it won't harm for you to make a little research before choosing a host . I didn't do it - and I'm here in this position.
So I'm waiting for my site to start showing with FastComet.
Until then - I'm curing my nerves by doing cheap commissions. Feel free to bug me on mail and ask for inquiry.