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artdecade monthly

A production blog for my site, and for whatever other projects I'm working. I'll be posting some manner of WIP a few times a week.

Adults only, please.

artdecademonthly.com
Oct 16 '14
Oct 14 '14
gaymanga:

Don’t reblog.
When you see a complete manga or comic posted by someone other than the original artist, please don’t reblog. It’s one thing to privately enjoy a bootlegged work and another to publicly advance its spread. I try to refrain from getting negative about piracy on this blog, but it saddens me when I see it directly affecting artists who I love. 
Seizoh Ebisubashi is a truly freelance, full time gay manga artist. He left G-men last year to pursue an independent career in this niche within a niche. Ebisubashi voluntarily shares a boatload of his artwork on Tumblr in an effort to directly reach fans. Recently, he’d noticed a surge of postings by other users sharing his comics in their entirety. Here’s what he wrote about the subject in a Tumblr post last week. Translation by Anne Ishii:

"Hi. Nice to meet you, this is Seizoh Ebisubashi. I have a message concerning the manga you recently published on your Tumblr. I’m glad you were able to enjoy my manga but when you post it for free for anyone to download it seriously damages my ability to keep up paid publishing work and has a direct effect on my life. If you could at least read it on your own and not make it public, I’d be grateful."
I sent the above message to a Tumblr account that posted one of my works in its entirety. It’s not like it’s the first time this has happened. My stuff has been published without permission before, but it’s been work from magazines and compilations, scanned and uploaded, which isn’t to say it’s fine, but at least it’s limited in scope, and I reason to myself, it might serve as some kind of publicity for my complete works. Whereas this is the wholesale publishing of an entire story by one person—three volumes—and if someone sees that it’s available for free they will think it only their due right to read it for free going forward. It cuts directly into my income and has a profound effect on my life. I just ask that anyone encountering this consider resisting the urge to download the work and suffice with the previews I offer on my own site. 
I’ve been publishing my work in JPEG format because I trust my readers not to exploit it, but if this keeps up I will have to publish in a non-downloadable PDF format that probably won’t be viewable on Macs [ed note: with a type of manga DRM that’s notoriously clunky and only works on certain operating systems]. At the very least, if you come across a free downloadable version, please don’t then spread it or publish it on your own site.

The posts he’s referring to tend to have hundreds of likes and reblogs. Once these bootlegs become ubiquitous, Ebisubashi stops getting paid for his work, and it becomes impossible for him to make art for a living. But you can break the chain! By just not reblogging. Reblogging a bootleg comic may seem like a small, meaningless gesture, but it directly counters the efforts of the artists whose work you’re enjoying. 
I won’t pretend that I can offer a complete solution to the problems of accessibility through our small (but earnest!) efforts at MASSIVE. Anne and I are passionately engaged in eliminating the divide between gay mangaka and English-speaking gay manga fans. We want to get so much more manga translated and published here— but it’s not a fast or easy process and we still have a long way to go.
In the meantime, artists like Ebisubashi are doing their best to offer their hard work to readers directly through sites like Digiket and BOOTH. Let’s support them wherever possible! 
♥ Graham

gaymanga:

Don’t reblog.

When you see a complete manga or comic posted by someone other than the original artist, please don’t reblog. It’s one thing to privately enjoy a bootlegged work and another to publicly advance its spread. I try to refrain from getting negative about piracy on this blog, but it saddens me when I see it directly affecting artists who I love. 

Seizoh Ebisubashi is a truly freelance, full time gay manga artist. He left G-men last year to pursue an independent career in this niche within a niche. Ebisubashi voluntarily shares a boatload of his artwork on Tumblr in an effort to directly reach fans. Recently, he’d noticed a surge of postings by other users sharing his comics in their entirety. Here’s what he wrote about the subject in a Tumblr post last week. Translation by Anne Ishii:

"Hi. Nice to meet you, this is Seizoh Ebisubashi. I have a message concerning the manga you recently published on your Tumblr. I’m glad you were able to enjoy my manga but when you post it for free for anyone to download it seriously damages my ability to keep up paid publishing work and has a direct effect on my life. If you could at least read it on your own and not make it public, I’d be grateful."

I sent the above message to a Tumblr account that posted one of my works in its entirety. It’s not like it’s the first time this has happened. My stuff has been published without permission before, but it’s been work from magazines and compilations, scanned and uploaded, which isn’t to say it’s fine, but at least it’s limited in scope, and I reason to myself, it might serve as some kind of publicity for my complete works. Whereas this is the wholesale publishing of an entire story by one person—three volumes—and if someone sees that it’s available for free they will think it only their due right to read it for free going forward. It cuts directly into my income and has a profound effect on my life. I just ask that anyone encountering this consider resisting the urge to download the work and suffice with the previews I offer on my own site. 

I’ve been publishing my work in JPEG format because I trust my readers not to exploit it, but if this keeps up I will have to publish in a non-downloadable PDF format that probably won’t be viewable on Macs [ed note: with a type of manga DRM that’s notoriously clunky and only works on certain operating systems]. At the very least, if you come across a free downloadable version, please don’t then spread it or publish it on your own site.

The posts he’s referring to tend to have hundreds of likes and reblogs. Once these bootlegs become ubiquitous, Ebisubashi stops getting paid for his work, and it becomes impossible for him to make art for a living. But you can break the chain! By just not reblogging. Reblogging a bootleg comic may seem like a small, meaningless gesture, but it directly counters the efforts of the artists whose work you’re enjoying. 

I won’t pretend that I can offer a complete solution to the problems of accessibility through our small (but earnest!) efforts at MASSIVE. Anne and I are passionately engaged in eliminating the divide between gay mangaka and English-speaking gay manga fans. We want to get so much more manga translated and published here— but it’s not a fast or easy process and we still have a long way to go.

In the meantime, artists like Ebisubashi are doing their best to offer their hard work to readers directly through sites like Digiket and BOOTH. Let’s support them wherever possible! 

♥ Graham

Oct 11 '14

mylittledoxy asked:

Just a quick question. What software did you end up choosing for your visual novel. The selection is pretty weak beyond coding it in flash\something else.

I’m using Ren’Py.  It’s pretty versatile, you can add your own python scripts and stuff.  It comes with default stuff but I’m making my own interface and everything from scratch.

Oct 11 '14

kaito90 asked:

Good morning! I hope you're doing well! I'm not sure if it has been asked before, but I have a small question: Besides having to sign up, will downloading the game cost something?

Nope! It will be available at no extra cost for anyone who signs up to the site.  It will also be available to buy at other online outlets for people who don’t want to sign up to the site.

Oct 11 '14

aidancal asked:

Just wanted you to know, that sack in the stream has me thoroughly cliff hangered. Now that it's open, I've been spending all week thinking about what's going to happen

Thank you, and thanks for reading, too!  I hope you enjoy the rest of the comic and where it goes from there.

Tags: aidancal
Oct 11 '14

gooberplex asked:

is Willy Bear Beach going to be voiced at all?

No voice, all text! Hiring voice actors would be expensive and I have a personal preference for text in computer games, too.

Oct 6 '14
Just having a little wank in the woods with pals!
This is from my site last year.  If you like my stuff, please consider supporting my work by subscribing to my site for a month or two (or more!)
http://www.artdecademonthly.com/

Just having a little wank in the woods with pals!

This is from my site last year.  If you like my stuff, please consider supporting my work by subscribing to my site for a month or two (or more!)

http://www.artdecademonthly.com/

Oct 1 '14
A Halloween themed YCH!Info and bidding is here:  http://www.furaffinity.net/view/14671507/(FA acct required, sorry!)

A Halloween themed YCH!
Info and bidding is here:  http://www.furaffinity.net/view/14671507/
(FA acct required, sorry!)

Sep 23 '14

willyslothbear:

Things are coming together more and more for Willy Bear Beach

These are just mockups and sketches, but they contain some finalized elements, such as the buttons, dialogue box, title logo.  Click the images for more info.

Willy Bear Beach will be released on http://www.artdecademonthly.com/ in November or December of this year.  Please become a member if you want to help support the creation of this visual novel game!

Sep 20 '14