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pompi
Oh, hi there.
@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.
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;
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!
pompi
February 21st, 2013
@Denfy Aaah, thank you! That means a lot really! ; v ; I'll be drawing plenty more other comics, and maybe some extra shorts of the UTENSIL kids in the (very) distant future, so don't be sad!

@salis No worries! The brunt of the work has been done already. The chapter's been completely drawn and inked for about a year or two and was just sitting there, and the text and base-colors were all finished in January. ^^; All that's left is the easy stuff.
pompi
February 21st, 2013
Aiming for daily updates. There isn't a specific time of day when I release the pages, but I do my best to get in two pages before midnight. If you want to wait until it ends to read it all in one go, then come back at the very end of February.
pompi
December 3rd, 2012
READ THE AD LIB. By Lou again. It is the best.
pompi
November 8th, 2012
Let's just say Melia learned Oliver's name (and gender??) during their mission briefing in the equipment shed.

Also, I'm still gonna say it's Wednesday updates, but I think it's better for you to assume that I'll update on Thursdays. P:
pompi
October 24th, 2012
Gonna do my best to keep up with Wednesday updates from now on!
pompi
October 4th, 2012
AAAH GUYS I FORGOT ABOUT THE ALT TEXT BY MY FRIEND.
pompi
September 26th, 2012
We're going to aim for Wednesday updates. My wrists are getting better, but I can't stay at the computer as long as I used to. Let's hope I can keep myself in check.
pompi
September 18th, 2012
This is, of course, the best way to solve disputes... XD;

I owe you guys 5 more updates, and we'll be back on schedule with the weekly thing... hopefully. I really want to get back on schedule.
pompi
August 12th, 2012
@alouaine Thank you...!! X( I know I should spell check better but it was 4am.
pompi
August 12th, 2012
Page 44 alt text from friend. XD; Should I give a BL warning? Even though the other ones didn't get a warning... I guess from now on, all the alt text pages from this friend have a BL warning? 8V

Weekly updates will halt for a while due to wrist problems and life priorities. I struggled with this update using both my left and right hands to get you guys a not-so-terrible stopping point. Updates will return when things get better! x(
pompi
August 4th, 2012
My friend added some alt text for page 42, haha. She base-colors some of my pages, but she doesn't know the actual text. It's hilarious what she comes up with, I think. XD
pompi
July 30th, 2012
@disgaea4eva @surrube I-I don't deserve such comments. ;n; ♥♥ I mean... gosh seriously... thank you so much. T___T
I want updates. 8V
pompi
July 27th, 2012
Hi, guys! It's been a while. Update thanks to the people who've drawn me a little something to boost up my motivation. ;)

I'm going to aim for weekly updates again, probably Friday or Saturday, but it's still not set in stone. Stay tuned.
pompi
June 13th, 2012
@NekoKira It's not done yet... XD;;; I'd say we're only halfway through the chapter...