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Hey everyone!

It's been a while, sorry! I wanted to discuss what all is going on in my life right now.

Primarily, my lovely wife Joy and I are focusing hard on creating new comic ideas for webcomic projects. We have 3 in particular that we are going to start production on. What does this mean for Magia High? Well, for now, it's paused. I don't want to say forever but it'll probably be a long time before I pick it up again. But we do have some AWESOME ideas down the pipeline! Two of which should update 2-3 times a week if we play our cards right :)

In other news, I've started a GoFundMe campaign to help fund my need for a new tablet. I want to be able to get this new tablet (a cintiq) so that I can start making comics and cartoons FASTER and BETTER QUALITY :) So please, give what you can here: www.gofundme.com/anniecintiq If you can't afford to donate, PLEASE share out the link and encourage your friends to do so! You can donate any amount but if you do $50 I will do a custom drawing for you!

Lastly, I've been getting a lot of questions from people about what conventions I'm going to be at this year and next year. Because Joy and I are making new comics, we are taking the next year and a half off to focus heavily on comic production. Particularly in webcomics. So we won't be going to any cons until 2016 aside from possibly SoKomics Expo in our hometown (Bowling Green, KY).

Thanks again and please donate to our gofundme: www.gofundme.com/anniecintiq
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I don't really post a lot here. Never have.

I've found Imgur to be a lot easier and more rewarding so I'll be doing most of my sketches on there from now on. Finished, more refined drawings will end up here :)

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Hey all!

For those that don't know, Magiahigh.com is officially live! The ENTIRE issue 1 is online! Pages update weekly :)

Be sure to check it out and like us on facebook at facebook.com/ioniccomics :)

--Annie 
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I have 5 slots open for commissions right now! If you are seriously interested, please leave a comment below or message me with a note! First come first serve!

Prices vary based on the project.

--Annie
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If anyone is interested,  check out these prints for sale! Message me with the print you are interested in buying! Proceeds will go toward getting issue 1 of Magia High reprinted as well as issue 2 printed!

www.facebook.com/media/set/?se…

Thanks in advance!

Trolls?

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 28, 2013, 7:47 AM
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So here's something interesting that's been happening to me since September. When I first started my kickstarter, things were going well. Then out of the blue on one of the last days, someone messages me on kickstarter calling me a horrible artist, a "fat whore", and telling me to stop posting on "their site". They claimed to be someone I knew (whose user name will not be mentioned) from Comic Vine. I had posted the link to my kickstarter on www.comicvine.com to hopefully get more backers. So the weird thing was that the person that this troll was claiming to be was someone who I was friends with there and, as far as I knew, hadn't had any qualms with. At any rate, I ignored it deciding that this person was NOT the same guy and was just a hater.

So then a couple days back, I posted some artwork on comic vine again on my artist show-off thread just for kicks because I hadn't posted there for a while. Sure enough today I get a message on comic vine saying I'm a terrible artist and a fat whore. They then linked me to their portfolio and said I should at least comment on their stuff "you fat whore". Out of curiosity I clicked the link and checked out the guy's artwork. The art was lovely and very well done. Here's the fun part though--different profile. The only difference in the user name was an "s" at the end of it. I also found that all of the comments to other people from the profile with the lovely artwork were comments that were polite, uplifting, and very sweet.

My conclusion, the same person from the kickstarter incident was yet again trying to get a rise out of me, this time claiming to be someone else. I guess their goal is to try to get me angry at these other artists and degrade their artwork?

Well, the joke is on them because:

1. I'm not that stupid.
2. If it really was those artists angry at me, I would NEVER dis someone's artwork out of anger or spite.
and 3. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law." - Galatians 5:22-23

Whenever trolls come my way this verse immediately pops in my head. I remember these words and am reminded that I should never sink down to some troll's level.

Good luck trollin' troll. You are not going to bring me down ;)

Roleplayers on DeviantArt?

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:18 PM
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So this is new. I didn't realize that there are roleplayers here on DeviantArt. But lately I've been getting favs on some of my old fanart by them and it just took me off guard. Anywho, I guess it's fine with me if roleplayers are on myspace faving my artwork. Flattering, even! Plus I don't have to worry about people not knowing who did the artwork since it always links back to me :)

At any rate, have fun guys!

Help me win a competition!

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 17, 2012, 8:38 AM
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Hey all!

I am competing in the Startup Weekend Lexington to try and make my comic book company Ionic Comics a legitimate money making machine! How can you help? First, "like" my page on facebook if you haven't already! Second, check today for when I announce the comic Magia High to go up for sale online as a pdf and purchase a it! The comic will be $2.99! Thirdly, share me, my comic, and this status out with your friends! If I can make 50 to 100 sales by tomorrow night at 4:30pm (Central Time), I could win this competition!

facebook.com/ioniccomics
facebook.com/magiahigh

Thank you so much in advance!

--Annie

I'd love some fanart!

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 12, 2012, 9:43 PM
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I guess it's against artist code to ask for fanart but if you're bored and want to take a crack at some Magia High fanart, do it and post the link here :)

Facebook Likes!

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 24, 2012, 7:50 AM
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Howdy y'all! If I can get 250 likes on my facebook page, I will post the official Magia High issue 2 cover ;)!

Help a girl out!

facebook.com/ioniccomics

Thanks!

Talking to the High Schoolers

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 18, 2012, 4:01 PM
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So today I talked to the BGHS art classes. It was an interesting experience. Honestly it was weird to talk to a group of people in which the majority didn't care about anything or just plain didn't want to be there. But it was nice to have a few students excitedly come up to me after I was done speaking and ask questions or express their own hopes and dreams of becoming a professional someday. My girlfriend Joy said that if at least 1 student got inspired because of me being there then it will have been worth it. Wishing I could have given away more comics to all the students but I am unfortunately too broke to give that many away so I ended up only giving away about 30 or so.

As always I'm self-conscious about my public speaking skills. I have GOT to stop winging it and write out some bullet points...

@_@...

Commissions and/or Comic Books for Sale?

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 14, 2012, 4:32 PM
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Howdy folks!

I am in DESPERATE need of commissions! If I can't get some commissions NOW then I'm going to be unable to pay bills this month which...would suck...


If anyone is interested, I am currently doing the following types of commissions:

Digital Doodles: $10

White Bristol Board: $15

Brown Paper: $20


Alternatively, you can buy a copy of "Magia High" for $5 or a "Magia High" sketch cover (where I draw whatever you want on the cover of the comic) for $25 (international buyers please allow extra money for shipping).

Message me for more details! Please consider helping me out for some fun artwork!

--Annie

Kickstarter!

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 10, 2012, 10:09 AM
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Support me by becoming a backer of my kickstarter project!

kck.st/PHP1aX

Draw a Stickman Epic!

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 29, 2012, 8:57 PM
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So to those of you who don't know, I work at Hitcents.com (the makers of www.drawastickman.com). We just launched a kickstarter for the new game we're developing: Draw a Stickman EPIC! I've played the demo level and am helping to animate some of the game elements. Anyway, check out the kickstarter page here (kck.st/KI9cik) and donate to the cause! If we want to get this done on time, we're going to need to be able to get more animators and such. Hitcents is nice enough to teach me flash which is what we're using to do this. I'm learning--but slowly. I can only do so much. There are 3 other animators aside from me that are FULLTIME ones and that's just not enough to get this game off the ground. So check out the kickstarter, read all the incentives, and decide how much you think you'd like to donate :)!

Thanks!

--Annie

Website!

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 4, 2012, 7:45 AM
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Check out my website ioniccomics.com :)!

Mother of Ponies...

Journal Entry: Wed May 16, 2012, 11:01 PM
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Premium members get ponies on their journals. Eeeeeyup!

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www.facebook.com/pages/Magia-H… LIKE this page for me folks! It'd help me out :)
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www.comicvine.com/myvine/crazy… Check out my comic con pics :) Comment here if you have any comments :D!
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Look--I'm no prude. I make dirty jokes all the time and I've seen my fair share of neked people (I'm an art student. What can I say?). But what really bothers me is the amount of fetish art and sexual content that is allowed to stay up on Deviantart. I realize they probably have A LOT to sort through. But something I've noticed is that of ALL the sexual art that is allowed to stay up, 95% (it seems) is women. I mean I hardly ever see any male nudity on the website that is not artistic and clearly sexual but the amount of images depicting women doing sexual acts is just...wth? Even when you go to report an image that is GROSSLY sexual (and I'm not saying playfully sexual like showing boobies, I'm saying like intentionally "let's do dirty stuff to this" type of images), the options to report it are erection, masturbation, or explicit sexual content. So when I reported an image once of a drawing of a woman with her ass cheeks pulled apart and her finger up her vagina for "explicit sexual content", I got a message back saying that the report was dismissed and the drawing allowed to stay...WTH?! If you're going to delete every image with a penis, you better start deleting all the tits and ass too. Because damn it all I'm tired of seeing a sea of female parts on this website that are clearly sexual and there's nothing being done about it but all the man parts are considered evil. There are sites that you can go to upload your porno art and when people wanna look for them there, they will find them there. Trust me I know. But there are some places where that type of art just doesn't belong and this website is one of them.

On the flip side of all this, I've seen times where art that clearly is NOT sexual or not AS sexual as others gets deleted within a day....this bothers me as well! If you can do something sexual without slapping people in the face with a penis or vagina, more power to you. Sexual themes can be great to work with if you can make it not so explicit on this particular website.

Why the management fails to see the difference between "art" and "porn" is beyond me.
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Was watching the news today...Topeka, Kansas no longer considers domestic abuse a crime and will not arrest/prosecute for it so they can save money. In addition to this, they are letting convicted sex offenders, murderers, and other criminals leave when their time is up without parole or supervision to save more money. All the while, marijuana is still illegal...the system is broken. Unless I am wrong for thinking that smoking pot is NOT worse than domestic abuse, rape, sexual abuse, murder, etc...