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December 4, 2013

DustyJack
Mahou Shounen FIGHT! this weekend in Austin, TX


Greetings once again all you wonderful people! We are delighted to share with you that we have been invited to participate in the Webcomics Rampage this weekend at Dragon’s Lair Comics and Fantasy in Austin, Texas! We’ll be there with Mahou Shounen FIGHT! and some of our fan work and will be participating in a number of panels over the weekend. We’ll also be debuting a fun new set of Shounen FIGHT! magnets!

This is a super exciting event and we are so excited about meeting the other guests. There are some seriously big-name comics that will be there, including Artifice, Young Protectors, TJ and Amal, Girls with Slingshots, Dinosaur Comics, Questionable Content… what a line up!! Wish us luck and hope if you’re from the area you’ll be able to join us!

Not in Texas? Great news! Dragon’s Lair will be STREAMING the panels over the weekend! You can join us and all the other amazing artists on the Lair’s web site. Here’s our schedule this weekend in Central time:

Saturday Dec 7th

2:00 PM – The Writing Panel

Sunday Dec 8th

12:00 PM – The Art Panel

4:00 PM – The Business Panel

9:00 PM – The After Hours Panel

We hope we’ll see you in Austin or online!

 


August 10, 2013

DustyJack
KICKSTARTER MADNESS

WOW! A lot has happened since our last email, friends! First of all, we MET our $9,000 goal to print our comic, Mahou Shounen FIGHT! YAY!! Right now we have raised $11,213. We can’t thank all of you who’ve pledged enough, this is huge for us!

Now we’re on a crazy mission to raise ANOTHER $5,787 in the next SIX DAYS to bring us to a final goal of $17,000. If we reach that, we will be able to make PLUSHES of Mahou Shounen FIGHT!’s adorable and slightly horrifying animal mascot, TEACUP!

You can keep track of the project’s ultimate progress AND all of the voting, whether you are a backer or not here:

http://www.scuttlebuttink.com/msf/

So far, we’ve hit TWO of our stretch goals!

The first goal was for $10k where we would make an extra comic for the book that YOU would construct with us. If you are a backer, be sure to use the MAGICAL BACKER EXCLUSIVE VOTING MACHINE to pick the topic of this extra comic! It only takes a $1 pledge to vote so even if you can’t afford a book, you can take part in the fun!

The second goal we met was $11K. This means we’re going to be getting some guest art from an INCREDIBLE guy. Ben Juwono, creator of We’re All in this Together is one of the most talented people we know. Go check him out on Deviant Art and thank him for contributing to Volume 1 of Mahou Shounen FIGHT!

Ben’s also got a 2013 sketchbook out that is exquisite and you should totally order it. This guy’s skill and imagination will blow your mind. We are SO FREAKING EXCITED to see what he comes up with for our book!!

We are making progress, you guys! We really want to believe we can make it up to that $17K mark. We’ll be chained up in our studio for the next six days, trying to get the word out — AND working on the next page of MSF! which JD is inking right now!

We hope you’ll help us by spreading the word! One of the best things you can do is follow us on tumblr and REBLOG as many Kickstarter updates as possible!! The more often people see those reblogs, the more likely they are to give it a click! Likes don’t spread the word but REBLOGS do.

If you are a backer, keep an eye out for the emails about VOTING and if you haven’t voted already, check in the Kickstarter’s UPDATES to get instructions on how to get to our special members-only site.

Thanks for sticking with us through this, readers! SIX MORE DAYS!


May 5, 2013

DustyJack
Scuttlebutt Ink is thinning the herd! Get these badges before they’re gone!

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
ScuttlebuttInk.com
MahouShounenFight.com


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