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So me and my sis will be joining artsy nerd forces again and bringing our Bacon Bouquet art to Toronto Fan Expo. If you're going, stop by our table @ A164 in the artist alley. We'll be selling buttons, prints and stuffies. 
So I'll be at anime north again this year, table D2.
Bringing my massive button collection of course, as well as some of my digital painting prints and Juathuur comics.
So if you're attending, stop by and say hi!
Wow, been forever since I updated here. Must fix that ;P

Me and my sis are now officially running a commission shop on Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/deliciousnes… - calling ourselves "Bacon Bouquet", Because bacon is delicious. Mmmmm.
We're starting with vector custom portraits and will be expanding out from there. Business has been fairly lively so far, so aside from a few side projects already underway, the store will take up the bulk of my commission time. So if you're interested in commissioning me, please contact me through etsy or to our email at baconbouquet@gmail.com.

My comic [gatecrash.juathuur.com/] of course, is continuing on as usual :D

~Katie
Hi folks,
It's been a while, so to celebrate the Juathuur winter holiday of Thuusuuvilei as well as the release of the Juathuur: One Way or Another in print, I decided that it's finally time for another Juathuur contest! This will be a three-part contest and you may enter one or all of the contests as many times as you like.

The Deadline for all the contests is Midnight, Dec. 31, 2010.
To follow the progress of the contests or ask questions, visit the contest topic in the Juathuur forum at www.juathuur.com/phpBB3/viewto…

1. FanArt/FanFic Contest

Submit your best Juathuur-themed arts or fics!
Please send your entries to gammyun@hotmail.com with the subject line "contest entry" or something similar
Include in your email:
- your name or handle/alias you want to be known by
- the title of your artwork/fic
- if you would like a return credit link to be included with your submission in the contest gallery, please state the url or email address you would like me to link to.
- by submitting your entry, you agree to let me display your artwork in the eventual contest gallery in the forum. If for any reason you would rather keep your entry private, please let me know in your submission.
- First Prize for the winner will be a signed copy of one of the vols of the Juathuur: One Way or Another print series. There may be additional second or third prizes depending on the amount of entries.

2. Cosplay Contest

Dress up and take a photo of yourself, a friend, or even a semi-compliant pet as a Juathuur character. Photoshopping is allowed if you prefer a more digital approach. The character can be an actual one from the comic or simply juathuur-inspired (i.e. give yourself some crazy tattoos and go to town).
Please send your entries to gammyun@hotmail.com with the subject line "cosplay entry" or something similar
Include in your email:
- your name or handle/alias you want to be known by
- the name/alias of the person or animal in the photo if it is not you.
- the name of the character being cosplayed if applicable
- if you would like a return credit link to be included with your submission in the contest gallery, please state the url or email address you would like me to link to.
- by submitting your entry, you agree to let me display your artwork in the eventual contest gallery in the forum. If for any reason you would rather keep your entry private, please let me know in your submission.
- First Prize for the winner will be a signed copy of one of the vols of the Juathuur: One Way or Another print series. There may be additional second or third prizes depending on the amount of entries.

If the two creative options above don't suit your taste or abilities, you can also participate in the co-operative community contest below.

3. Sticky and Squishy's Community Challenge

Between now and the end of December, the intrepid cephalopod pair invites you to work as a community to solve a series of 14 quizzes, puzzles, and challenges. If all 14 of the challenges are completed you will be collectively rewarded with:

2 WEEKS OF DAILY GATECRASH UPDATES (that means 14 comic pages where you would normally get only 6!!!) It will be like the good ol' days of One Way again! If successful, these special update weeks will most likely happen sometime in January.
There may also be additional bonus prizes for certain challenges.

Each new challenge will be handed out after the previous one has been solved. Some challenges will have multiple parts. The first few challenges will be easy, then get harder as they go on.
I'm out of the hospital now and my Gatecrash comic is updating again at gatecrash.juathuur.com/
This has been a crazy time but I'm feeling much better now and should be able to return to work on the Feb 12th. I'll still have to have surgery sometime in the spring but for now they're managing me on blood thinners and such and I'm getting stronger every day.

I finally have a day without some sort of doctor's appointment, so I'm going to enjoy it and relax!
Notice: I am in the hospital and won't be able to update my Gatecrash webcomic site until sometime after I'm discharged.

Not to worry though, they're taking good care of me and figuring this out. I can breath without oxygen now and the blood thinners I'm on seem to be doing their job. At some point I still have to get surgery, but no word yet on when & where that will be.

Hope all my students are doing well on their exams/portfolios without me!

At east I can use the internet a bit now.
This year my webcomic is celebrating the holidays Juathuur-style. December 16th to 24th is the Juathuur festival of Thuusuuvilei and as a special treat I'm making a 9-page mini-comic.

Every night between December 16th and 25th I'll be posting a new installment of this little sidestory - these will go up at midnight each of those nine nights and will take the form of a TWC vote incentive then to be collected later elsewhere, probably the forum. In addition to this mini-comic, you are welcome to participate in some nightly activities.

1st night (Wednesday Dec 16th) - 5:00-12:00 am EST - Starlight Forum Vigil - hang out in the forum and chat down the hours with some good company. I'll be there handing out free sketches to regular posters. At midnight the first page of a special Juathuur short story will be posted.

2nd night (Thursday Dec 17th) - 9:00 pm to 12:00 am EST - In which we have some fun with tvtropes and/or paintchat. At midnight the second page of a special Juathuur short story will be posted.

3rd night (Friday Dec 18th) - all day - Juathuur Ultimate Quiz/Juathuur Meme. At midnight the 3rd installment of the Juathuur short story will be posted.

4th night (Saturday Dec 19th) - 1:00 pm to 12:00 pm EST - Juathuur Scavenger Hunt - Solve the clues, win a prize. At midnight, the 4th page of the special Juathuur short story will be revealed.

5th night (Sunday Dec 20th) - 6:00 pm to 12:00 am EST - Role Play Madness Masquerade - Come as a Juathuur character, come as your own character, come as your alter ego, come as Rudolf or that guy from Twilight... hang out until midnight when the 5th page of the special Juathuur short story is revealed.

6th night (Monday Dec 21st) - all day - Role Play Madness Masquerade continues... in case you didn't get your fill the night before. Keep the madness going until midnight when the 6th page of the special Juathuur short story is revealed.

7th night (Tuesday Dec 22nd) - all day - Word games. You know you love them. Play until the 7th page of the special Juathuur short story is revealed.

8th night (Wednesday Dec 23rd) - all day - Webcomic Caroling - Post a friendly, funny, or cheery carol on your favourite comic site, or join in a wandering caroling extravaganza. Post on tagboards, comments, forums, twitter, or wherever webcomic fans gather. If you're a webcomic creator, invite your readers along for the ride. Change a line or two of a classic carol to fit the comic you're posting on or make up your own. Have fun, the return at midnight for the 8th page of a special Juathuur short story.

9th night (Wednesday Dec 24th) - TBA - Stop by at midnight while you're waiting up for Santa for the final installment of the special Juathuur short story.

If you have any ideas to add to this, or want to help out - let me know! I especially need a good idea for how to ring in the 9th night ;)

Follow all the fun at gatecrash.juathuur.com
Check it out:

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Been a while since I posted Juathuur news here so I figured it was time for an all-around update.  As most of you probably know, Juathuur is nearing the end of it's storyline and will be wrapping up in late August.  I have plans for a sequel, but I'll be taking some time off to plan it and to get settled in the new job I'll be starting in September.  

A couple of things to remember as we sail towards the end:

Juathuur Summer Finale FanArt/FanFic contest - entries are being accepted until the end of August. The full rules and regs can be found on the Juathuur forum juathuur.free-forums.org/juath…

Juathuur in print - I'm currently refurbishing some of the old pages in anticipation of a print version of Juathuur.  I'm hoping to get the first volume together for the end of the summer.

Vacation Week - I'll be taking my usual vacation week from Aug 5 - Aug 12th.  Any nice people who would like to SUBMIT FILLER to be posted during this period are most welcome to do so.

Summer Schedule - The tentative schedule for the remaining chapters of Juathuur will be as follows:

Chapter 38 will run until Aug 4.

From Aug 5 to Aug 12 there will be a week break with no updates. This is the holiday cottage week I take every year where I lounge about in the land of no internet. Again, iIf anyone wants to volunteer to make filler to post during that week I would be most grateful.
So basically you will all have a week to stew over the dramatic ending of Chapter 38.

A short Chapter 39 aka the Epilogue will start Aug 13th and conclude sometime around August 22nd. I may decide to throw in an extra page or two, but I think I can wrap it all up in 10 pages and if I can, I will.

My plan is to do the Epilogue in colour and possibly some of Chapter 38 as well.
Today is Juathuur's 2nd anniversary, so be sure to stop by the site: juathuur.spiderforest.com. If the # of visitors goes above 3000 I'm going to reward everyone with a full week of colour pages :)

Other things you can do to celebrate 2 years of Juathuur:

- Come check out the Juathuur forums: juathuur.free-forums.org/ or hop on the tagboard on the main site and say hello

- I love feedback - got something to say, maybe an idea for the next contest I should run? Post me a comment or send me an email @ gammyun@hotmail.com
So Juathuur's 2nd anniversary is coming up on Tuesday, March 27th. That's right - Juathuur is gonna be 2 whole years old!
In celebration, I'd like to encourage everyone to make March 27th a promotion and Stats-o-rama day.
What does that mean? Well right now I'm getting an average of around 1600-1700 visits to the main site a day. On March 27th,
I'd like to see if we can push those stats above 3000.

If we can do that I promise I'll give you all ONE FULL WEEK of FULL COLOUR pages.
So spread the word and log on to the main site @ juathuur.spiderforest.com on March 27th to support Juathuur!
I'll be doing a nice big colour spread for the page that day to make it worth your while ;)
Since we've now entered a brand new year I thought I'd give you all an update of my plans for the near and far future of Juathuur.

I'm incredibly excited to have reached this stage of the story. You can imagine how far away it seemed when I first started! A lot is gonna be going down in the upcoming chapters and I hope you'll all stick around for the ride.

One thing I want to be clear about is that the story does have an end and won't be trailing on indefinitely (even I don't have that kind of stamina).  Exactly how long it will take to reach that end and wrap up all of the subplots... well, it depends how I end up pacing things - it could be as early as this spring, or maybe the end of the summer. I'm determined not to drag out the ending unreasonably (though it's gonna be ever so hard to let go!)

Will there be another story arc to follow in the form of a sequel? Tentatively, yes. Or at least, I hope so. I have a rough idea in mind but I haven't fleshed it out yet. All I can say is that it would feature some of the same characters but jumped forward in time a few years.  There will be some new settings and a lot more involvement with the gods.

Anyhoo, I'll try to keep you all posted and share some sketches and ideas related to the sequel. I'm debating making some format changes for it (the big one being going full colour) that I would love to get some opinions/feedback on.
Got myself on a wireless network so my internet is about 90% stable now... despite some minor frustration should be back to updating on DA now. I uploaded all the pages that I missed during the week and thus our regularly scheduled programming shall return ;)
Just a quick note - you may have noticed I haven't been updating here this week - the problem is I've moved to a new city and don't have a stable internet connection yet (using my tablet pc right now, which I haven't had a chance to transfer my comic files to yet). Hopefully this will be fixed next week and I'll load all the stuff I've missed - until then just keep track of the comic through the main Juathuur site, where everything has been pre-uploaded.
Today marks Juathuur's 500th page!
Celebrate with me,
check out the new forum: juathuur.free-forums.org/
and spread the word! :)
It's time for my yearly cottagin' vacation but luckily I've managed to arrange it so y'all won't have to miss a whole week of Juathuur updates - instead I'm taking two consecutive weekends off, but updating as usual during the week in-between. Since I'm off to the land of no internet I won't be updating on DA till I come home sometime mid-week, but you can check the official site juathuur.spiderforest.com Mon-Fri for new updates and some fab fanart filler during the weekends.
Okay, the basics of the new layout for the Juathuur site are up now. The archives will have to come a bit later. Enjoy today's page - I probably won't be able to upload Sunday's until late Sunday afternoon when I get back from sailing.

Also, just came back from seeing Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - OMG cliffhanger, but jolly good fun.  The 'shishkebob' scene was the best ;)
Yeah so if you haven't noticed, the main Juathuur page @ Spiderforest is down at the moment. Not much I can do about it - some sort of misunderstanding with the greater mysterious server host.  Hopefully it won't last too much longer but I will still be updating here in the meantime.  Spiderforest is considering switching to a new host, so if anyone has any suggestions of good ones we'd love to hear about them.
Congrats to :iconyahna: for winning the Juathuur 1st Anniversary Fanart contest with her entry: Faevv - Quietly Kickin Ass   You can see all the entries on the Juathuur Gallery Page
Juathuur juathuur.spiderforest.com has reached 400 pages! Enjoy a full colour, 2-page spread in celebration.