UTENSIL

UTENSIL

by pompi
U,T.E:N.S.I.L. is an experimental comic with light romance, random humor, and gag action.

And the story...? Well...
Ninja-wannabes are out to steal cakes. Love Triangle. Maybe drama.

Warning: Do NOT take this story too seriously... if there is one. It's an experiment, a learning tool for me. Critique is welcomed.
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UTENSIL

U,T.E:N.S.I.L. is an experimental comic with light romance, random humor, and gag action.

And the story...? Well...
Ninja-wannabes are out to steal cakes. Love Triangle. Maybe drama.

Warning: Do NOT take this story too seriously... if there is one. It's an experiment, a learning tool for me. Critique is welcomed.

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Take all the time you need. You can't rush great work. :D

Also the book concept sounds great. I can't wait to see what the extra comic will be about. I'll be looking forward to future news. :)
@hexephira Shipping would be based on location. I assume if you're within the country (USA) it'd be from $5-$8. Don't quote me on that though, since I don't have the book in my hands and have no idea how much it weighs. This is an estimate solely based on my experience with mailing books.

The closer you are to California, the more likely you'll end up with a cheaper shipping price.

I don't know if anyone international wants a book, but international prices could vary a lot.
Oh man that sounds awesome! I can't wait for the book to happen. Any estimates on how much shipping will be?
Hello!! Sorry for the delay in updates. I have been incredibly busy and barely had time to format UTENSIL for print. However, I am making a few changes to the UTENSIL book:

I will not be printing two versions. I will be printing a 400+ page book of UTENSIL containing selected filler comics in black and white AND color. So all the chapter covers will be in color, and chapter 10 will also be printed in color. I will put in selected fillers and add an extra UTENSIL comic at the end. I estimate the extra comic to be around 20-30 pages.

Plans to get it printed in July completely fell through, so I'm going to aim for a printing by the end of the year. It will probably cost around $15-20, not including shipping.

Let me know if you have any questions!

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On another note, I will be attending Anime Expo in Los Angeles on July 4-8. If anyone joined the contest and want to pick up their consolation prize of the UTENSIL pamphlet, let me know before July 2nd, and I'll bring it to con so you can pick up your copy.

I will also be selling a print of the above illustration and possibly coasters if they come in time.

I'll be at table A72 (sad, sad corner). Let me know if you're coming so I don't hide under the table for being unprepared. ;v;
OH,THEY WANT CAKE?Shove it in their faces.
Yuns
March 1st, 2013
Ow, my heart ;w;
Congratulations on ending the comic, Pompi! And most importantly, thank you for making it and sharing it with us. ;3; It was a wonderful read and I enjoyed following it from the start. The story evolved so much from the original idea (or so it seems), it was quite the journey. I must say, I'll miss these guys! This comic has been a part of my reading list for so long now, it'll feel weird not having any more pages to look forward to, but it's a nice feeling at the same time. I'm torn apart, haha. I'll be waiting anxiously to get my hands on the printed version, too!
Now, I'll be going to fill out that survey now. Once again, congratulations on finishing UTENSIL!
salis
March 1st, 2013
CONGRATULATIONS, POMPI!!! It's finally finished. It takes so much to complete a comic, so much that most give up before they've even started, but you did it, and you did it with style! Thank you, Pompi. Thank you for such an amazing read.

What a wonderful way to end UTENSIL! It didn't feel rushed to me at all, and I really enjoyed this last chapter. Now that it's over, I'm seriously going to miss this comic, but I'm eager to get my hands on the printed version, and looking forward to your other projects, too.

Now go celebrate! This is a huge achievement! And I'll definitely take my time to fill out all the questions in this survey to tell you just how much I loved this comic! ;)
salis
March 1st, 2013
Can't imagine a better way to end this comic. So perfect! That last panel with all of them captures so much.
salis
March 1st, 2013
With all of them together again, this feels so complete! Love the way you overlayed Deian's thoughts. Gah, you have me loving these characters so much, as I read it, I'm thinking, "Deian, don't worry! It's gonna be OK!" ; u ;
Kcici
March 1st, 2013
Congrats on completing UTENSIL pompi. :D

I can't believe that it's over. ;n; It seems too soon but it really ended just right. It was a great read and I loved everything about it. <3 I can feel UTENSIL withdrawal symptoms coming on and the only cure is to reread it in its completed glory. >D

I also want to give added thanks to all of those who helped pompi with coloring this last chapter and getting her through it. It takes me a while to complete a simple colored picture so I can only imagine how hard it is to color a whole chapter of pages. And of course I want to thank her friend for the alternative text pages that provided great side entertainment. xD Kudos to everyone and their hard work. It all showed in the end by having one awesome last chapter.


Now to get started on that survey~
pompi
February 28th, 2013
Also, I would like to thank everyone who helped me out with base coloring huge chunks of the last chapter. I seriously couldn't have done this without them! Shout outs to Alouaine, Choushi, Angie, and Miri. Thanks a bunch, guys! It was SOOO NICE having to just color backgrounds and shade. I was on the verge of ragequitting so many times. Every time I ran into a page badly base-colored, it was always one of the ones I did. OTL;;; You have no idea how much you've helped me, even if it was just a few pages. A million thank yous!

I won't set the comic as "[Completed]" until I get everything formatted into print, so I'll probably put up minicomics whenever I format a chapter, since I promised I'd put up chapter downloads up as I got them formatted.
pompi
February 28th, 2013
Thank you, guys! It's been a bumpy ride, but it's finally over. I may have rushed the ending a teensy bit, but I really want to move on to working on my other projects. I'm glad that some of you guys really enjoyed my comic experiment, but I hope you might stick around and look forward to my new projects as well.

UTENSIL has taught me a lot about making comics, and even though I kinda winged the story, it taught me a lot about story-writing as well.

ALSO. I have... a survey if any of you would be kind enough to fill it out. CLICK HERE

Basically, I just want feedback on the comic itself, maybe throw in a few criticisms of what you like and didn't like. Also it's really important to fill one out if you're interested in getting a print version of UTENSIL. I really need a headcount because I'm only going to print this once and never again.

The survey may be a bit long, but if you only do the required questions, it'll be pretty fast. (Though, I would appreciate if you took the time to fill all the questions out. ; v ; )

As a reward for filling out the survey, I'll send you the original concepts and drafts of UTENSIL as a .pdf . Don't expect much, since these are from 2006, haha.
pompi
February 28th, 2013
I actually updated earlier, but I had second thoughts about the text, so I deleted them, went to bed, and mulled over it a bit more.

There'll be another update later today. Hang tight!
salis
February 26th, 2013
So sweet! These two---!! ASDKHGKH, I LOVE THIS COMIC. <333
Kcici
February 24th, 2013
Is what's happening what I think is happening? *o* I feel so happy for Deian but so sad for Charon. x'D This comic gives me so many confused feelings but the general and most important ones are the warm, happy, and fuzzy feelings I get when it updates. <3
alouaine
February 24th, 2013
OOOOOH WHOAAAAAAAA TURNING POINT IN SHOWJOW
alouaine
February 24th, 2013
OH MY FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOD LAUGHING SOOOOOOOOOOOOO HARRRRRRRRRRRRRRD DEIAN'S GODDAMN EXPRESSIOSNDFNSFKASFAGAUJGEGOIT4HU3YJGIUREJ4RD89OIJNHFEUIJRK FLIPS SHIT!!!!!!!!
alouaine
February 24th, 2013
"Settle down, boy" WHAT KID SAYS THAT LMFAOOOO MELIAAAAAAAAA
alouaine
February 24th, 2013
Sweet jesus, Deian's blank stare after the "EXPLAIN!" panel just made me lose it HAHAHA
alouaine
February 24th, 2013
HAHAHAHA MELIA CHOKING HIM JUST MADE ME LOSE MY SHIT