Skraeling is what the Vikings called the Native Americans they encountered in Greenland and beyond. Scholars don’t seem to be sure where the name came from, but it’s probably not very complimentary.
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Someone mentioned I haven’t updated the regular part of the blog for TMK in a while and boy are they right! To be honest not much has happened to me that would affect TMK but I do have some plugs!
My Patreon is still going! You can pledge as little as a dollar per page to get rewards, and even see the pages as soon as they’re done! (Patrons can already see next week’s page, for example). Even though I’m not doing TMK full-time, every little bit helps!
TMK has a store! If you want to buy a physical copy of Volume One, and some other goodies, please check it out!
In non-TMK stuff, I recently caught up on a manga called Vinland Saga. It’s about…well, vikings. If you like TMK at all, you will love Vinland Saga. Trust me. Its success in the states depends on the sales of the upcoming volumes being released (I’ve already pre-ordered one of them), so if you think you’d like it (and if you enjoy TMK you will), please consider getting it through legitimate means (including your local library!). Kodansha gives it a very nice hardback treatment with two volumes in one, so it’s worth it. BUT a word of warning: it’s…violent. It’s rated Older Teen for a reason so just be aware of that. But it’s so good, ugh, I want more.
UH WELL that’s it I guess! Oh yeah I’m also looking to do more conventions! I applied to WonderCon and have my eye on a couple others but I’m open to more. If you guys know of any conventions that are especially welcoming to webcomics/indie stuff, please let me know! Super big cons like SDCC (and NYCC) don’t seem to be great for webcomics, but I know there are more out there! Bonuses for east coast cons, hahaha.
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My first SPX behind a table was AWESOME. I don’t have a lot to compare it to, but it was so great to participate in such a friendly, positive show! Our neighbors were friendly, the attendees were friendly, other exhibitors were friendly, everyone was just so friendly! It was amazing to be surrounded by so many people who were so eager and excited about indie comics and art. Quite a few of you readers showed up too, and I can’t thank you enough for stopping by! It’s so invigorating. It also cemented my resolve to get a trade of TMK out within the next year. I might even start a new Kickstarter within the next month! Would it be tacky if I just reused the same video?
Oh right, back to SPX! My friend Hannah and I tabled next to some awesome people. On one side was Ananth Panagariya and Yuko Ota of Johnny Wander, Tom Siddell of Gunnerkrigg Court, and Magnolia Porter of Monster Pulse. On the other side was Ben Fleuter of Derelict, Natasha Petrovic, and Cat Caro, and there was another guy I didn’t get a card from but was so nice I’m so sorry!!! Everyone I met was so nice and encouraging. I even found out Carla Speed McNeil reads (or has read) TMK, since she suggested it to one person to come to my table. I gave her a bonus comic in thanks, and she was so nice. EVERYONE IS SO NICE.
Just two days at SPX has invigorated me more than three days at AwesomeCon did. Everyone attending SPX was so excited about comics and art, they knew what to expect and they were eager to find new comics to read. It inspired me to keep going, to try harder, to look for other conventions to show at. It definitely lit a fire to get a trade put together, and try another Kickstarter. Keep an eye out for that, for sure. ;3
To all the readers who came by, and to any new readers who found me through SPX, thank you so much for reading! I love all you guys. <3