Happy New Year!

Hi everyone!

It’s been a long time since I posted anything here. Between changing continents, getting sick and starting a new job, my online presence had to take a back seat. I also have a new cat. 😻

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But personal news aside my art projects continue and I have a bunch of new plans and projects on the way, as old ones get concluded, we’re moving forward. As always check the Projects page to see what is happening to your favorite series, as I will be updating that soon.

In “short”:
Niels book 1 will end in 2-3 months, then hiatus while we work on concept art for the next books in the series. Jun will continue to make the lineart and we are looking for someone to help with the backgrounds. Email me for  details after we figure out the budget and follow this blog for news on that.

Ghibli town mod, official work will start after I finish the Niels book. So far, me, Trent and the rest have done some artwork and coding for it. Super happy Mermaid island worked so well, we’re looking forward to expanding to a full city. Mancer has kindly offered to make the music for it.

– Ernest and Erwin mini games are in the pipeline as well. We’ll start small with some side scrollers and puzzles and depending on the resources we have both time and money, we’ll let you know what gets done this year. Hopefully at least 1.

– I’m currently teaching manga and japanese courses at local art studios. But I do plan to finish the online tutorial series Team Mana UP has so graciously sponsored, and I do apologize that it got delayed. I’m really hoping to properly set up my mini recording studio soon. Renovating in winter is painfully slow.

– Don’t forget to continue supporting us at Kofi or the other usual platforms, as the more resources we have the more we can do and faster. And let us know what your biggest favorites are by subbing to the favorite series, leaving comments etc. The squeaky wheel gets the grease, as they say. And discord link: https://discord.gg/Q5MeNHX

Cheers!
Hisame

 

Happy new year!

Hi everyone and Happy New year! Hope you are all doing well! I wish you all a good year.

I know some of us have had it tough and we wished we had less bad luck, because sometimes your best is not good enough when too many issues pile up.

Some may think they have the best advice for you, how they would have foreseen or had been better prepared than you, I don’t think they say these out of malice but I just wanted to tell you something since I mostly see people giving poorly researched advice, and what I want to say is:

You probably did your best, nobody wants to fail on purpose, I think that is universal. If you explained to me what happened I’d probably understand, though I would also judge you because using  your judgement is generally a good thing. If all the people in the world had full bellies and rested heads our ability to make good judgement calls would be much better.

So don’t forget to take care of yourself if you can, I know it can be a lot to remember when everything is so busy and we’re constantly exhausted.

The reason I made Ernest was to share a bit of cozy comfort. He can keep a secret and you can tell him everything and his new year resolution is to be better pal for you and listen to your troubles, because in the end we’re all looking for a bit of sympathy and understanding. Even when we totally mess up and do every stupid thing we were told not to, it probably seemed like a good idea at the time.

That was my two cents on new year resolutions and I wish you the best!

club Ernest the blue bunny comics fun toghether

 

In other updates:

I finished my little trilogy Estranged encounter, if there is more demand for those types of stories I may ad more as I always have ideas for that type of bizarre narrative.

New Niels Feynman story pages coming up in two weeks and I’ve begun to look for representation for all my stories so in the upcoming months I’ll be looking  for a literary agent…or more, I write different genres and mediums so I’ll probably need more than one, not sure how this stuff works, but wish me luck!

Also I opened a discord server. After much deliberation I decided to get with the times and make my own discord server and hopefully create a cozy place for artists to get together, share and learn new skills.

If you wish to join us please do so with this link: https://discord.gg/Q5MeNHX

For a full view of all my current and future plans please go to my projects page.

Hugz,

Hisame

Stardew Valley MOD updates: Ghibli Gardener and Desert expansion

Hi everyone!

For those of you new to my work, I am a graphic artists and I make comics, games and tutorials and I’m also a big fan of Stardew Valley.

I wanted to do a vacation spot in the desert for when winter comes to Pelican town, but a lot of mods weren’t working and I wanted more space as well. So, while searching for other mods that may work I came across the desert expansion mod and it sadly seemed like it was abandoned.

I played with the idea in my head, of a desert expansion mod, for a while and people also kept telling me how they loved my farm and if, jokingly, I could be their gardener.

Therefor I started working on both mods, just the graphics, while still looking for code that worked and one lucky day I came across 13, a modder on the Chuckle fish forums, who was trying to maintain several abandoned mods that greatly expanded the SDV world and he was actually able to get in touch with Yama, the one who did the original desert expansion mod!

Click play to see the video about the two mods I’m working on.

So we are now working on a ridiculously big desert map and we have so many ideas, if we can get half done I’ll be super happy. When it’s done I will compile a list of who worked on the project and other things they did as well as who donated assets to us and helped us finish faster. I do recommend you go check my SDV mod list as well, there is great stuff there from very talented people. 

Concept art

And here is some concept art, now this will most surely change because of the following reasons:
– it didn’t fit/looked good
– the idea was scraped
– I didn’t get an answer regarding permission to use so we did something else
– it was a placeholder and never meant to be final, but only to get everyone on the same page
– we couldn’t get something to work
– we got a better idea etc.

Ghibli gardener mod

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Desert mod

Stardew valley desert expansion mod concept art

Stardew valley desert expansion mod concept art

Stardew valley desert expansion mod concept art

Stardew valley desert expansion mod concept art

Stardew valley desert expansion mod concept art

Stardew valley desert expansion mod concept art

Stardew valley desert expansion mod concept art

Stardew valley desert expansion mod concept art

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Stardew valley desert expansion mod concept art

 

HisameMerch giveaway – Sponsored by Teepublic

Hi friends! As you remember from last week Teepublic is sponsoring my Black Friday merchandise giveaway!
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I love giving gifts and I want to thank you all for your ongoing support for my projects and with their help I can give you a printed T-shirt, mug or notebook with one of my designs, at your choice! Bellow are some examples but you can go to the shop for the full list and if you like one of my design but can’t find it in my Teepublic shop let me know and I’ll upload it if it’s not available yet.

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In order to enter the giveaway make sure to go to my Gleam link and share the event! Each account share or subscription is a entry. The winner will be announced next week so follow my artist pages for updates.

I made a little video tutorial for you if you have trouble figuring out how the event works.

And if you have any questions or suggestions you can hop over to my Facebook event for more information and as always feel free to write your thoughts in the comment bellow.

Good luck!!!