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Knite is now on Mangafox :DHey guys! I've been getting a billion messages from people telling me Knite is on Mangafox. No need to worry since I'm happy to have my story shared in multiple places
I know most of you have probably read Knite before, but if you have a Mangafox account, I would be grateful if you would rate it here http://www.mangafox.com/manga/knite/ Thanks!
For those who can't wait for ch4 to be completely finished, there are currently 64 beta pages of ch4 posted at :iconknites:
I will be editing and redrawing pages of 1000 Words for the next week or so in preparation for book printing so new Knite beta pages will be put on hold (again, I'm sorry ;_; )
And don't forget, :iconteam4d: is hosting a Year of the Dragon contest with Knite products as prizes. Check it out if you haven't http://team4d.deviantart.com/journal/Chinese-New-Year-Art-Contest-276238645
P.S. Super late Happy New Year to everyone!
Year of the Dragon
2012 is fast upon us and it is going to be the year of the dragon! In celebration, my publisher at 4th Dimension Entertainment :iconteam4d: is hosting a Chinese New Year contest! There are hundreds of dollars worth of prices in Knite and other 4DE comic merchandise My publisher was so happy with all the Halloween contest entries that he gave out extra prizes to everybody so you never know if he'll be extra generous again
For contest rules and details, please go to http://team4d.deviantart.com/journal/Chinese-New-Year-Art-Contest-276238645 The contest ends on February 6th, 2012, on the last day of the Lunar calender's celebration~
Current and Future ProjectsIn case anyone is interested in the graphic novels that I'm working on, here's a list of all completed, in progress, and future works.
Category: Slice of life / fiction
Description: A little girl seeks the help of an artist in hopes of mending her breaking family. (Read it here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/1000-W0RDS-126831037)
Publication: On sale at http://4de.com/product_details.php?pid=111
Category: Interactive narrative
Description: Walk in the shoes of a child forced to choose between mom or dad. (Play it here http://www.yuumei.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=0#/d3k5k6d)
Category: Nonfiction / biography
Description: The true story of my friend and her plight to be reunited with her father. (Read it here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/Father-264884676)
Coming OutIt's true, I am Chinese and I was born this way.
At a young age I began to notice this difference. I was attracted to neither boys nor girls. In middle school, I liked math, and in college, I did my homework all night long.
Being Chinese is not a choice, it is genetic. There are risks to being Chinese because society cannot accept the union between a human and a textbook. I have Chinese friends who didn't need sex because they could foreplay instruments and get screwed by O Chem instead. Now, they don't have a social life and are shunned by others.
But fear not, life will get better. I grew up as a Chinese and I am proud of it (just look at my tumblr user name Maid-en-China ). There is the LGBTC (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Chinese) community to help you be comfortable with your Chinese orientation.
1,338,299,512 people came out as Chinese. You are not alone.
April fools!!! ... Oh wait...
Update: Yes, this is obviously a j
See you at SF Cherry Blossom Festival!It was great meeting everyone in San Francisco last time! I'll be there again this weekend from April 20th to 21st in lower floor of the Japan Town mall right next to the Kinokuniya book store (just like last time). The hours will be from 9:30AM to 7PM on both days. I'll be selling prints and books as usual Come by and hang out!
I can't wait to see all the beautiful yukata!
In completely unrelated news, I went to the bank yesterday to get a new debit card, and before I knew it, the bank teller was showing me a complete list of people who shared my name so I could pick out which one is me. The list showed all of their address and social security number.
WTF, bank?! If I were a criminal, I could have memorized some poor victim's info and gotten a new debit card to their account instead and stolen all of their money. I will never feel safe again ._.
Tapastic PPP for Comic Artists!Hey guys! It was great meeting everyone in San Francisco last weekend!
In other news, there's a great new program for comic artists that I would like to share. It's part of Tapastic's Primetime Publishing Program (PPP) that pays comic artists based on the amount of page views they generate. If you are a comic artist, then you can make some extra money doing what you love. If you're not a comic artist, you can still check out all the cool webcomics on Tapastic.com and help support the artists that way
1000 Words books now at Amazon and SacAnimeThe full shipment of 1000 Words has arrived! Now you can order the books at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/1000-Words-Wenqing-Yan/dp/0981959997 or at 4DE.com http://4de.com/product_details.php?pid=111
For those who can make it to the SacAnime convention in Sacramento, California this Jan 4-6th 2013, we will also be selling the books plus other prints in the Exhibitor Hall at booth B20! http://www.sacconventions.com/?page_id=4961 Come by and check us out! (And it's the Vendors section, not Artist Alley because we couldn't get a table in time )
Thank you all for the amazing support for this book. If you have ordered anything from the 4DE.com and have not received your shipment yet, please e-mail sales@4DE.com and they will help you
Respect YourselfMy friend shared this video to warn other artists about how she was taken advantage of, and I believe this is a very important message that every artist should hear.
I've lost count of how many times someone, be it a big corporation or an individual, have asked me to illustrate for them for free. It will always go something like this "You draw this for us, and we will include your name in the credits. That's good publicity for you!" as if such a pathetic offer holds any merit.
There was one specific case where a guy wanted to use my drawing as a book cover but didn't want to pay. He said he might print up to 50,000 books, so that's like an amazing offer of 50,000 views for me right? Wrong. 50,000 is nothing. We live in the information revolution. Don't forget we have places like Deviantart, tumblr, and all those social networking sites. Sharing art, like sharing any information, has never been easier. You don't have to degrade yourself for some disrespectful publisher to get you art se
Knite Book 1 on Sale at 4DE.com and Anime ExpoKnite Book 1 is finally out for pre-order at 4DE.COM!
The first 500 pre-ordered will come autographed by me!
And if you're going to Anime Expo this weekend, you can get a signed copy before everyone else! There will only be 200 copies available at the con since the rest of the shipment has not arrived yet. My Artist Alley table is at A24 and A25. My other book, 1000 Words, and all posters will also be on sale at the con.
See you there!
"The night sky is black, shrouded with a fog of soot and toxins. The gears of China's industrial revolution turn, unceasing, manufacturing the wants of an entire world. The consequences soar upwards until the lights of the heavens have dimmed and vanished altogether…
But there will be stars this night.
The Knites have made it their mission bring the stars back to the night in China, hanging from the tails of k
Tapastic Winterfest!The winter holidays are quickly approaching and Tapastic wants to celebrate with you! Join our winter-themed contest for a chance to show your creativity, have fun, and win prizes. Don't forget to join our group or watch us for notifications of future Tapastic events and contests! (:
We are challenging you to create a minimum one panel visual story (ie. comic or manga) based on your own interpretation of these three words: fool, façade and clockwork. Because winning entries will have the chance to be displayed on our website, we ask that all artwork submitted to have a width of 780 px or be subject to picture cropping. There is no height restriction.
The top THREE ENTRIES will receive the following:
❖ One year premium membership OR the equivalent in points
❖ Entry and artist feature in this club
❖ Entry feature on the homepage of Tapastic.com
❖ A black and wh
Scene Contest!Hello Divergent Fans! It's contest time!
Thanks to some positive feedback and a number of good suggestions for themes on the previous journal, we're now running a contest. I'm sorry I could only choose one theme out of all the ones you gave!
Your task: In some visual form, present any one scene from Divergent or Insurgent (this means you can draw but also that photography/cosplay is accepted)
Deadline: 31 August 2013
Other handy details:
- You may submit up to 3 entries, but try for quality not quantity!
- Please mention the contest and link back to the group in the Artist's Description of your entry/ies
- SUBMIT your entry/ies by sending a note to this group with a link so I can find them!
- Please also submit them to the group gallery in the Scene Contest folder
Entries need to be new (submitted to deviantART no earlier than 6 July 2013, when this contest began)!
Prizes: To be announced
If you'd like to provide a prize of some sort (sk
CONTEST TIME :D [Deadline Extended AGAIN!]Edit: New deadline is October 31st ; v ;
THE FAMIRY CONTEST ; 7 ;
Hi everyone! My dA family (fae-ruCherryshMeridiculous-rabbitRaspberryJupiter) are officially holding a contest! We have LOTS of great prizes (art from wonderful dArtists, numerous watches and llamas, features, and even some points :iconohohoplz But if you would still like to donate any prizes, please note/message any one of us, we'll definitely add the prizes on >u< We appreciate every donation ♥
Oh and please help advertise for our contest :'> We'd love for a lot of people to join ♥ There will be more prizes if more people join as well! c:
SMALL CONTEST8D has some points! Super tiny fast contest time to earn some pointstimesauce!.
DEADLINE is february the 6th
so you dont have much time!
- MAKE me laugh!
- You can sketch! but include colors.
- choose one/some of my animal characters and draw what ever you think will make me laugh.
- Link to animal character folder http://griffsnuff.deviantart.com/gallery/24055808
The entry which makes me laugh the most wins!
There will only be one winner!
1st place winner gets
- One week feature on my page
Entries oh god xD Ilove you people
(open) Contest NEW dealine!Hi guys, well may some of you already know that I'm holding a contest. ^-^
if not you can read the original journal for all information's!
SO I wanted to announce some changes in deadline & prizes!
The deadline originally was 5th of November but I think it's a bit short so I changed the deadline into the 1st of December
also the prizes has changed a bit since some people were so kind to donate some prizes as well, I also will make more prizes soon~
here is the new ver. with changes of the contest text:
To take part in this contest you should draw one of my oc's means you can choose between Kyori & between Koeda
be creative! That's what I am looking for you should have fun by drawing ~
You can change their outfits a bit but please don't draw them in completely different outfits as the original. ^-^
you can have as many entries as you want You also can draw both together
On Graduating-Hey guys, I know for a lot of you graduation is coming up super fast, and it seems completely absurd that it's been almost a year ago since I was in that boat. I well remember the two options presented to me:
1) Get a studio job. Preferably close to home.
2) Move back in with my parents. Possibly get a day job or something.
I just wanted to remind ...whoever is reading this... that there are about a gazillion alternatives. In fact, any possible train of actions you can conceive of is an option. It's hard to think of options not presented to you as options, but you really can go anywhere and do anything. This is the only time in our lives when we don't have any greater obligations- we don't have a wife and kids to provide for, no company that would collapse without us, our bodies can handle sleeping on a springy old couch for a while. This is EXACTLY when you should take a gigantic risk because the only thing y
Christmas Contest!Because there are now nearly 1,200 members (OMG 0o) obviously there will be a christmas contest
The theme is (obviously) christmas. It can be anything so long as it's christmas related.
- Official Rise of the Guardians characters and OCs are allowed but the canon characters are preferred.
- Nothing graphic, racist or intensely sexual or pornographic please. Give warnings/censors when/if needed.
- Don’t fight, bully or harass each other.
- Don’t copy other people’s ideas.
- Don’t steal art.
- Collabs are allowed; if the collab wins then the prize will be split between the winners.
- Fanfictions are allowed.
- Any kind of art is accepted; traditional, digital, cosplay etc.
Prizes (coming soon)
The deadline is December 31st! If you do need more time note me and I’ll extend it a couple more days.
If there is anything I’ve left out or if you have a question, don’t be afraid to ask ^^
Contest: Midnight Summer Ball!Thanks to all of you who came to the group chat and everyone who suggested ideas on the journal! We debated and the winning idea was the Midnight Summer Ball suggested by Pipspook904
This contest will be split into two sections, Fanart and Fanfiction. Each will be judged separately and each section will have a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.
Draw the Guardians attending a Midnight Summer Ball! Make it as fancy or as casual as you want, the details are up to you! And you can have as many or as few characters as you want in it, and shipping is encouraged!
Write a one-shot of the Guardians attending a Midnight Summer Ball! There isn't a specific word limit, but please keep in mind that the judges will have to read all of these and keep them decently short.
-The artwork must be your own (so no stealing!)
-Please nothing graphic or mature
-You are allowed to use OC's, but at least one canon character from Rise of th
'Slice of Life in Winter' CONTEST - Epic Prizes!SPECIAL DONORS
TODAY!! December 7th 2012
January 28th 2013 (00AM PST/8AM GMT)
'Slice of Life in Winter'.
Draw moments in the ElephantWendigo's Original Characters lives that take place in wintry settings (fireplaces, cold, icy, snow, Christmas, mountains, warm clothes, leafless trees, etc.). These moments don't have to be 'routine actions' of a character's life but rather moments where ElephantWendigo's characters are protagonists.
THEME RULES and SUBMISSION RULES
Only ElephantWendigo's original characters are allowed (NO other OCs or fanarts).
You can find the list of the characters here -> http://elephantwendigo.deviantart.com/journal/my-OCs-l
Tapastic Contest with lots of Prizes!It's that festive season again! And my friends at tapastic-group are holding a winterfest contest!
Top 3 winners each get a 1 year premium membership or the equivalent in points, lots of features, and a black and white commission from feyuca.
Feast your eyes on her beautiful art. Now don't you wish you could win a commission from her?
The contest ends on December 31, 2012 so hurry over to :icontapastic-group: for more info on how to enter!
(And I should probably host a contest one of these days... maybe next year...)
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