Hey Scuttlebutters! Things are heating up on the verge of summer and the verge of the con season! We’ve got a lot going on this year to say the least.

After nearly ten years of selling our fan badges, we’ve accumulated nearly 200 badge designs! Unfortunately that means our artiste alley booth has become pretty crowded and its becoming hard to find space for new designs. So that means for the first time, we are doing a big retirement of about 30 badges. What does that mean? Well, a couple of things. It means you will no longer be able to get these badges at conventions anymore. But what it also means is we’re clearing these guys out for cheap so it’s a great time to add them to your collection before they’re gone! All of these designs are available for $3 each through our online store ONLY.

Meanwhile, if you’re a collector of our badges, we’ve got something special for you. We have a lot of folks stop by the table who have so many badges that they can’t remember what they do and don’t have! So we’ve put together a check list to help you keep track of your collection! Now it’s a challenge of who will fill up their sheets first!

Why are we retiring so many badges? Because we have a TON of new stuff coming that we have to make room for! In the next few months you can expect a bunch of new designs, including more Supernatural, Sherlock, My Little Pony, Bioshock, Avatar and more. Something we’ve wanted to add to our line up is more Pokemon. But with so many options, we need your help to decide what to make! We want to start off by making some badges to honor some other badges — gym badges, that is! Swing over to our DeviantArt and put your 2 cents in on our poll about your favorite gym leader.

It’s another busy year on the road for us, so keep an eye out from coast to coast for our booth. There’s several cons this year that we weren’t able to make it into and folks have been asking — this year we didn’t make it into Acen, Anime Boston or San Japan. As for Fanime, we are on the waiting list. Keep an eye on our Twitter up until the con (and AT
the con) to see if we make it in and where to find us.

If you’re a fan of our comic, Mahou Shounen Fight, you know we haven’t been able to update for a while. We can’t apologize enough for that and we are just DYING to get back to work. This semester JD’s school has been a nightmare, requiring 2 all nighters a week. Needless to say, it’s pretty hard to get out comic pages when you’re working 50 hours a week. But the semester ends in just a few weeks so don’t give up on us yet!

While we’re away from the comic, we’re offering some other MSF-related goodness! First off, we’ve made Yuki and Alex’s backstory available on our website as an illustrated story! We’ve also opened a brand new Tumblr to share little nuggets of sparkly magic — Ask Mahou Shounen! Drop by and ask questions of us or the cast of MSF and we’ll respond with a comic or a doodle.

Thank you all for your support and your kind words about Shounen Fight, even when we have to be on break! For now, keep up to date with us via our Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or DeviantArt. We’ll keep you up to date on our latest developments and designs. See you at the cons!

Love Always,
Dusty + JD