Not a whole lot to say about the update. There it is up there. OKAY.
I've added some new milestones to my Patreon. For $500 a month, I'm going to finish my other comic, Parka Patty, and continue doing my horror/mystery comics on the site. You can read my other comics at introducingemy.com For $700 I'm going to start doing 2 new pages of Trying Human a week. If I don't reach that milestone after the second book comes out, I may just default to it because I'll have more time on my hands without Volume 2 prep work. I've also added a new higher tier pledge for $50 a month since some folks were asking for it. Let me know if there's something you'd like to see specifically as a Patreon reward. I'm still feeling my way through it.
In other news, Grandma Emy recently got games on her phone; I knew you could but I just never got around to it. I've really gotten into Ingress, a game where you walk around in your hometown (or wherever) and harness portals for your team. If you see the name 'IntroducingEmy' attacking your portals around SoCal, that's me. It's nice because I can listen to my true crime books on tape and stroll around playing a game. It's a good way to get out the house and visit interesting locations. I also got Pokemon Shuffle but I need more Facebook friends who play it. Add me on Facebook if you want to shuffle together. :P
Hue and Quazky are going to be running and screaming a lot until the end of the chapter. I've raised a couple of alien wusses.
As an aside (and a little bit random self promotion), check out my YouTube channel! http://www.youtube.com/user/IntroducingEmy/ I've gotten back in the habit of updating it now that I've returned from my trips. I have a Redline Tuesday episode going up today and a 100 Days of Making Comic vid sometime this week. The 100DoMC video is probably just going to be a lot of review of the work I've done on Trying Human Volume 2 but I'll try to get some more drawing on camera.
I'm back again! Pennsylvania was fun and the Steel City Con was very successful. I did better at it than I have my previous ones.
After I got home, I added some new stuff to the store but haven't had a chance to post about it. There are some new sketches up for sale: http://tryinghuman.storenvy.com/ I'm also down to my last 100 hardbacks and maybe like 20ish pins so get 'em while they're goood!
Tomorrow morning I'm leaving for my annual trip to Pennsylvania. While I'm there, I'll also be doing Steel City Con August 7th through the 9th. I'll be back home August 10th Monday evening but probably won't start working again until Tuesday afternoon. I'll be so exhausted.
Anyway, come see me in Pittsburgh, PA if you're free that weekend! We'll be selling books, prints, posters, and pins as well as some mini-prints.
I'm back from Roswell! It went really well and I made a lot of new friends. Here's some of the folks I met:
Tiffany Pascal of Femme Schism: tiffany-pascal.com
Devin Kraft of Dragon Slayer: cheshirecatart.com
Jake Ekiss of Sun-Dogs: jakeekiss.deviantart.com
I've already signed up for next year and hopefully it'll be bigger than ever. In just a few weeks I'll be at Steel City Con in Pennsylvania and then in November I'll be at the Lauglin UFO Symposium in Las Vegas. Unless something comes up really shortly, that'll probably be all the cons I do for the rest of 2015. I'm working really hard on getting the second volume ready for print while keeping up with updates, so my schedule is pretty jammed packed when I'm not traveling (and honestly I could use any extra time I can squeeze in).
Speaking of the second volume, if you'd like to make my life a little easier, you can always support my Patreon! I recently refurbished the tiers a little and added a new reward. On Saturdays, I'm going to have a private group draw on DrawPile just for my Patreon folks. You don't have to be an artist; you can just come and hang! :D