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DanaBoBana
I enjoy making comics, crafting, cooking, baking and being outdoors. My favorite thing to do is sit outside with some drawing supplies and a cup of coffee while listening to jazz music. :3
  • Real Name
    Dana
  • Age
    34
  • Gender
    Female
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First page of 2019
Happy New Year everyone!

Since it's a new year, I got a new YouTube account! I had an account but only had like two videos and they were really old. I have a couple videos up, but I plan to post a video a week on drawing, webcomics, and talking about other stuff. :3

Here's >> my channel << and also a link at the top of the site.

Also, I realized that it's been a little over 10 years since I have been on Smack Jeeves! Apparently, I created this account back in December 2008. Man, time flies!
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! :D Now that I am done baking, shopping, wrapping presents, I can start working on more pages again. :3

@CAMLOST: Hope you had a lovely one! <3
@Sofysenpai: Aww thanks! Yep, I am glad to be getting back into this and moving this story forward. :3
DanaBoBana
December 24th, 2018
I will say I was excited when I logged on this site and saw a news post from this webcomic! :D Now I want to go back and re-read. I'm excited to see how this plays out! <3
For those of you who don't already know, I was laid off back in October. I was in HR for about 5 years, but now I am job hunting looking for something in the design field. While I am unemployed, I am taking on some freelance design work and of course working on this webcomic! I am working really hard, hoping that one day I can freelance and draw comics full time. I did, however, have the next several chapters written out, so expect updates! I am going to get back on a weekly schedule but really would like to start posting a few times a week.

I also have the first volume of OTBS on sale. There is a link on the right side of this webpage or through my shop link. Get a copy for yourself (or for a friend for Christmas!) and it'll help support me so I can keep this comic going. :3

Thanks, everyone! <3
Robits! (which is nothing like Chobits by the way! Ha ha!)

@makogun2000: It's going to be more of a Gundam kind of show. Although there are some cute moments, I think it would be a little too awkward for them to watch a show like Chobits together! XD She just gets bashful sharing her interests. :) And thanks! I do plan to reference/parody a lot more, because it's fun!
Gonna spend some quality time with these two. ^u^
The start of Chapter 6! Will be posting a new page later today. :3

**By the way, getting rid of the argyle/checkered pattern in the shirt she had in the last chapter. Waaaay to much work to draw and tone and also looked inconsistent each time I drew it. XP I will be going back over to tone the first half of chapter 5 anyway. Those tones unfortunately turn out distorted when they print out and I eventually want to get volume 2 printed. :)
At the end of chapter 5! This chapter is a little shorter than the others were, but I felt like this was a good place to end this one. Only took me 6 years to finish this chapter. XP

But here we are and I feel my art is continuing to evolve, so that's good!
Chase is such a good boy! :3
Did ya miss me??!!
Hey guys it's been a while! I really miss being on this site and updating. I am finally getting back in the game and updating again. I have the next several pages all sketched out and I am going to try and update weekly again (I am hoping Friday or Saturday nights). If you haven't seen the news I posted a few days ago, I have my website/blog I am working on as well, Moscaprint. I have always wanted a blog to share my experiences, how to's and other motivational stuff. I am really excited because I always loved writing when I was in high school. Once I graduated high school, I didn't have much of an opportunity and felt like I lost a lot of creativity, almost as if I forgot HOW to write. Anyway, glad to be drawing and getting back into writing. You can find the link at the top of the site and check it out! :3

Thanks everyone!! <3

@SoulRaider116: Aww thanks! It's good to be back! :D
@WindowMaker: Yes! Being back is like seeing old friends again. 11 Months seemed bad enough but 342 days makes it seem so much worse! Haha! Thanks for still hanging around!!
@CAMLOST: Thanks!! I missed ya!! <3
Thanks guys for such nice comments last week and thank you to those who just added this comic to your faves! ^u^ <3
Wow, so it's been a long time! I think almost a whole year. A lot has happened, last year I went through a pretty bad depression stage. Partially between my job, feeling like my art and story isn't good enough and constantly thinking about things in the past that I am learning to let go of with meditation. Starting at the beginning of this year though, things did get better for me. I moved out which I was really afraid of at first, but my friends and family were extremely supportive and I was blessed with a really awesome realtor. Six months later, I'm in a little perfect place that is just for me. I have a cool art studio room like I always wanted, and seems like a really great neighborhood. Now that I am mostly settled, I wanted to update this comic and also update Goddess Shariah.

I am still so grateful to see that you guys are still looking forward to updates despite me being absent for so long... and also very surprised to see a number of votes on Top Web Comics! I thank all of you so very much and I hope the next page won't take quite as long! :3


@makogun2000 Thank you so much for such a heartfelt message! It makes me happy to know that you enjoy it so much that you re-read it.. that means a lot to me! Encouragement definitely does help and it's helped me to keep going, but at the same time I do things like meditate and watch motivational videos, and it's helped tremendously. I do feel like when I draw these characters after a while, it is like visiting old friends, so glad you feel the same way. Thanks again for your support and I'll do my best to keep going!! <3
@SoulRaider116: Sounds like the both of you have a lot in common! I wrote Jacob from some of my experiences, as well so we may have that in common too. Depression is difficult to explain to someone, but there are people out there who do understand and I take comfort in knowing that I'm not alone and there are people in this world going through the same thing. So glad knowing that this comic is something others can relate to and know they are not alone. Thank you so much for such a nice comment, it really means a lot to me! <3
Oh dear, poor Teddy! (I'd be a little nervous too if someone stared at me like that, I can't take that kind of pressure! ><;;)

Totally love that middle panel!

Btw I think I mentioned this before too but Rose is awesome!
The dialogue in the last few pages and the next few gave me trouble, but I got them figured out for the most part. I'm getting to be a little quicker with drawing classrooms though. :3

@Kiiroi: Yes I am!! I missed you! ^u^<3
@CAMLOST: Yes! It's a pain trying to work through especially when under a lot of stress from life stuff. >< Thanks!
Okay, so I think I'm back for real now. All I can say is... the day job stinks!!

Aside from that, in a few weeks I will be at Intervention con, Sept 16th and 17th. I'm going to be visiting but I may have a temporary table that Friday. I will be bringing a few copies of OTBS with me. So if you will be in the area, stop by and say hi! I'm also going to attempt to get into Kotoricon here in NJ again (which will be in January), so I'll keep you guys posted. :3

@CAMLOST: Thanks!! <3 And I'm glad to see you're still active on here as well!
@MorgLeFay: They're such dorks. <3 Aww I'm glad! It makes me happy when others say reading this makes them happy too. Thank you! :)
@ssfgrgawer: Thank you so much for such a nice comment! I'm happy you enjoyed it so far! :D
Hi Everyone! Thank you guys who have been sticking around since the older versions of this story, and to the new readers who have recently fav'd this comic... thank you and welcome! I will say that things will be picking up veeery soon! :3
Awww he has such a cute sleepy face! <3 Just give in, Harmony!
Gavin's back! Missed drawing this guy.


@BakaMonMon: Yes I am happy I am able to update again! :3 Glad that you still visit every once in a while, I'll be following your comics on your other site too of course!
Hey Everybody! Thank you all for your patience for my lack of updating through all these months. So a lot of you may be wondering what's new with me? As for the personal life, not too much going on except still working full-time in HR. Since our department is short-handed, I'm busy non-stop. Kind of good that I'm kept busy all day, never bored at work and constantly learning new things in HR, but I'm mentally and physically drained at the end of the day. Seems more often I'm in bed passed out at 7:30pm. But a few good things happened within the last few months at work, so I'm a little more optimistic.
So I spent most of the time this past year working to get OTBS printed (one of the reasons for my lack of updating). All the work paid off, now OTBS Volume 1 is in print form and had it for sale back at Anime USA. I sold a few copies which really made me happy! Once they are available for sale online, I will let you guys know. ;D Since that big project is finally done with, I will be focusing on new pages.
Again, thanks everyone for still reading this thing!! <33


@MorgLeFay: Thanks!! Glad you're looking forward to more. :D Yes I love it! I approve of the "Melvin" as the ship name for those two! <3