Skwinky
  • Real Name
    Steph
  • Age
    27
  • Gender
    Female
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Well everyone, today is the day I'll finally putting a close to Final Arcanum. I've thought very long and hard about this, but especially with Acacitli's story completed and a few extra stories, it's time I start moving on to other things!

Final Arcanum is a project I started six years ago in college. While Acacitli was going on his journey to find where he belonged and growing as an individual, I did a lot of learning and growing with this comic myself. I can't even begin to describe all the great things I've learned in this process or the absolutely amazing people I've met while working on this project, and that's why this story has been so incredibly precious to me.

So much of myself has been put into this world and these characters, and that's why I am so incredibly thankful to each and everyone who has been with me along this journey. Thank you to everyone who checks back every week, ever left a comment, or said hello to me at a convention. Thank you both to those who has been with me since the very beginning and those who picked up this comic only yesterday. Thank you to each and every one of you who has ever passed this comic along to a friend, drew something, wrote something, cosplayed something, and shown love for this project. I can't even begin to describe how touched I've ever been and how much that means to me. Every single person involved in this project in any way has been so absolutely important to me.

Even with all that said though, Final Arcanum isn't over! Well, at least the story for these characters isn't-- I mentioned when the core story concluded that I'm planning a sequel! One of the reasons I'm going to stop updating is so I can put more time and effort into actually creating that, since I want the sequel, Aphelion, to be that much bigger than better than the project I did before! While there won't be updates every week for awhile, I am by no means am I ending the story here!

I also still absolutely plan on printing Volume 2 somewhere down the line. I'm not quite sure when, but hopefully within the next year or two!

If you want to follow updates for Aphelion, make sure you follow the twitter and blog! I plan on posting concept work as I go, and keeping you guys updated!

If you want to follow more of my work in general, since I do plan on doing some smaller projects in between now and the release of Aphelion, follow my personal twitter and tumblr.

Thank you all again for such an amazing journey, and I hope you stick with me for even more adventures and fun in the future!!
- Steph
Welp, looks like Iirer's halfway there in his plan for the 'new' arcanums.

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Yikes.

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Vote for Final Arcanum in TWC to see Iirer's new cast page image that I'll be adding later this week!
Man, Falk. Choices choices...

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Man, you'd think Falk would be more excited to see an old face.

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Vote for Final Arcanum in TWC to see a quick drawing I did of Iver and Iirer recently. Maybe I'll make a new print soon?
Good thing Falk's a seasoned bounty hunter who's seen some action, or else this big encampment of spooky guys in cloaks would be totally weird.

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Vote for Final Arcanum in TWC to see a map of Iirer's encampment, because lets be real, it's pretty obvious that's what this is.
That's not suspicious at all.
Hey everyone!! Sorry for the wait, but I'm back from Otakon and GenCon!! It was super cool seeing everyone there!! I always get super super happy when you guys come up to visit me. uvu

If you haven't noticed yet, I've updated the site's navigation! I took out the link to the blog (but there's still a link still in the footer!) and added a link to the Extras page! I'll be adding more fun illustrations, concept art, and sketches, and more stuff there later, but go check it out! Tell me what sorts of things you'd like to see!!

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Vote for Final Arcanum in TWC to see a sketch of Gil I did earlier this week!
HE SPEAKS

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Vote for Final Arcanum in TWC to see a design for a fun surprise at Otakon this year!!
Shame on you two. Spreading rumors is WRONG.
Man, it's been a loooooong time since we've last seen Falk. I actually missed him a ton! Time to see what he's been up to all this time, other than obviously kicking ass and taking names.

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Vote for Final Arcanum in TWC to see Falk's full redesign concept!
Like I could bypass an opportunity for more cute TyLu moments AND Alu without makeup.

I'm also always accepting new questions, so either tweet them at me or drop in a question here! I save all of them for future strips!


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No new vote incentive this week since I'm recovering from cons! Check back next week!
And with that, we conclude the second vignette!! This is one that was super important to me and I worked super hard on, so I'm glad everyone enjoyed it so far!!

Next week I'll be doing another little extra like this, then be launching into the next story!!

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No new vote incentive this week, but check back next week for more art!!
Early update because I'll be on the road during update time tomorrow!!

It's unfair arguing with Tyler, the guy barely says more than two words at once. At least he has the puppy look down.

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Vote for Final Arcanum in TWC to see a design for Acacitli since I'm planning a 1 year timeskip very soon. I'm trying out a new digital sketching style too???
This is a good example of what it's like to date someone like Alu.

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No vote incentive this week, but I'll be at AwesomeCon this weekend with a bunch of friends from Reverie Comics! Come swing by and say hi to us, we'll be there all weekend at our tables and panels!!

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So ordinarily my wonderful assistant Vanessa just does part of the coloring job for FA, but this week she's taken over full colors and has done a SUPER GREAT JOB, I mean dang girl. This means great I'll be able to put more time into pencilling and writing more exciting things for the future, so big shout out and thanks lady!!

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Vote for Final Arcanum in TWC to see a WIP photo for the next print I'm working on!!

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And remember, books are available online now too!!

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In case you wanted to know what Tyler's sass looks like, that was it.

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Vote for Final Arcanum in TWC to see what signed sketches in books look like!! I'm having so much fun with these, ty guys.....

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And remember, books are available online now too!!

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Hey everyone!! Super huge and cool news! Final Arcanum books are FINALLY available in the store!! Every purchase is going straight into printing Volume 2, so if you can, please support the comic!

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Vote for Final Arcanum in TWC to a Legend of Zelda-fied Acacitli. I was feeling Link this week.
Hey everyone!! So the way I actually plan on wrapping up each vignette is with a mini-strip to answer questions! I'm always accepting questions, so either tweet them at me or drop in a question here! I save all of them for future strips!

This time Alu is shedding light on the 'finer details' of magic.

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Vote for Final Arcanum in TWC to see a finished illustration of Iirer I did earlier this week!
And with that, this is the end of the first vignette!! It was a good pilot, I learned a whole bunch from it, and I'm super excited for more!

Shoot me some feedback on what you think in the comments or here on the blog, and even let me know what sort of short stories you'd like to see next!

I have an overarching plot I'll be launching into soon but I'm writing a lot of the vignettes as I go along and I'm interested in tailoring them to what you guys are interested in seeing too!

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Vote for Final Arcanum in TWC to see some updated character designs I'll be using for the next vignette. :'>