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Thanks for all the kind words, badges, and birthday wishes! The fact you guys took a few minutes to make me feel special today means so much, as always thanks for being awesome!
Got tagged by  RelativeEquinox, who specifically requested a meme about Ronnie.

Ronnie Among Leaves by Ellen-Natalie 

Let's do this!

RULES
1. Post these rules
2. Post 10 facts about your character.
3. Tag 8 other characters.
4. Post their names along with their creator’s name

***To those tagged, there is no obligation to participate. Just know I love your work!***

1) Ronnie's full name is Rhonda Leporidae

2) She is currently attending Fur Valley University in Utah. Though focusing on General classes for now, she's using her electives to get the prerequisite courses out of the way for a degree in Physical Education.

3) Ronnie's favorite activity is jogging early in the morning. It was something she and her Dad did together while growing up.

4) Ronnie's Mom died during childbirth. 'Rhonda' had been her Mom's top pick for a girl's name.

5) Due to her Dad's work, Ronnie moved from California to Utah just in time to start high school.

6) She currently lives in an apartment with two roommates - Dawn Doe and Catherine Feline. Ronnie ended up moving in a week later than the two of them due to a mix-up with her paperwork. She's never trusted the management since.

7) Ronnie and her Dad ditched her high school graduation ceremony, instead choosing to take a cross-country trip together before she started college in the fall.

8) Ronnie's current best friend is Vikki. Vikki instantly bonded with her due to them both being from California.

9) Her best friend in high school was Hayden. Then he was her boyfriend. He broke up with Ronnie after graduating with a sudden, blunt 'Dear Jane' letter.

10) Ronnie considers Vikki, Cat and Dawn true friends because she can trust herself to be happy around them.

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Thanks for the invite to play, RelativeEquinox! Now, here's eight characters I'd love to see ten facts about:

Otto, of Jupiter by DrZime
Kraal, of Aww Feathers by inejwstine
Juni, of Sometimes She's the Light by Naschi
Nina, of Zuzel and the Fox by PeterDonahue
Pippi, of At Tavicat by Tavicat
Michelle, of Nineteen-Ninety-Something by jbwarner86
Mias, of Mias and Elle by StressedJenny
Fawndolyn, of Toyetica by sadwonderland (Unless sharing ten facts would delay the release of the comic. Looking forward to it!)
First off, thank you guys so much, you are awesome as always!
I'm still getting supportive, encouraging messages from the last update about life outside of FE. Thanks for sharing your struggle and success stories, how much FE means to you, and your kind words. Been spending the past month seriously looking into what it would take to for art to be a full-time job in my life. Again, I'm hesitant to share about my personal life, (especially finances,) but I'm not the only one who wants to make a living doing what they love - and I hope sharing my experience will help others working towards the same goal.

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The first thing Husband and I did, as basic as it sounds, is review our monthly budget. Regardless of where the money came from, we needed to know the bare minimum I had to bring in so we could cover our monthly bills. The total came to be three times what my art income currently is.

Next step was to figure out how much time I had to increase the art income to meet our budget. (In this case, determined by how long our savings would last.) The maximum amount of time I had to triple the art income was two months. Even with the tremendous amount of growth FE has had in the past year, that's still a very short amount of time to generate a very large increase.

Because of this, I'm approaching the dream of a full-time art job in a different way: I've started doing temp work for a local call center, and using the art income to make up the difference in pay. My goal is to increase the art income while decreasing the temp income - this way I can work towards being a full time artist on a schedule that won't risk losing our savings.

(By the way, this is why the wrong page got inked last week - Call center was severely understaffed, and temps were asked to work extra hours. I ended up working several 10 hour days in a row, only to be told I didn't have to that. Temp work is strange.)  

So, this year I'll be trying out some new things and old favorites while working towards the dream of full-time artist. Keep your eyes open, and if there's a product or activity you'd like to see happen let me know!

As always, thanks for being awesome you guys. Here's to us all having a great 2016!
Been about six months since the Fan Comic Event, I should probably update this journal.
It's a long post, but I've had a lot to think about lately. I'll summarize in the comments at the bottom if you'd prefer not to navigate it all.

2015 was amazing. Just briefly looking over some of the highlights, so many things I wanted to do for so long happened within the last twelve months:


  • Got to see my family again after two years of moving around the country.
  • Published a collection of FE Comics
  • Published an FE Graphic Novel
  • Attended a Furry convention as a Dealer for the first time
  • Got FE books to be carried by a few retailers, including Rabbit Valley
  • Set up a crowdfunding campaign to fund future FE projects and help manage bills


None of those things listed would've happened if it wasn't for all your support. (Except seeing my family again. Maybe.) Whether you pledged on Patreon, bought a book, visited me at events, shared comic updates and announcements with your friends, or just kept coming back to the website when it updated -you helped make this an amazing year. Thank you so much! Reflecting on how far FE has come and how awesome you folks are is always an inspiration, especially after rough times like the last week.

I'm always hesitant to share details about my personal life online, especially not-so-great details. Everyone has problems, and I've always worked to make FE accounts a positive place on the internet. But when life events affect FE's updating schedule, like recently, I feel you're owed an explanation. This past week I was let go from my office job.

That may not sound like it's a serious problem. ("Aren't you making money from your art?") And you're right, thanks to all of you the situation's not nearly as bad as it could be. But it was a pretty big emotional blow. I really loved that job, the company itself, and the people I worked with over the years. Being told by people you trust and care about that you don't have a future together is a very specific kind of pain.

With my suddenly more open schedule and everyone talking this month about the new year and new beginnings, I've been taking time to figure out "what next?" Like the hypothetical question in the previous paragraph says, FE is starting to generate a steady source of income. I could try increasing it, becoming a full-time artist. It's the goal I've been working towards. But it's also a big risk, especially now - not just for me, but for my family. Is chasing my dream worth sacrificing their security? I've been applying to office jobs similar to the one I had, but they're all a considerable commute away. Is having even less time for art than I did before worth ensuring our financial future? Is there a middle ground somewhere so I can have it all like every girl was promised growing up in the nineties?

These aren't questions that can be quickly or easily answered. I can't shake the feeling the choices I make in the next few months are going to have a ripple effect over what place art has in the rest of my life. I can at least take comfort knowing no matter what happens, art always will be part of my life. (For my funeral, I'm having a 24 crayon salute. Preferably on the wall.)

And I can take comfort that no matter what happens, I'm going to keep updating FE. I care about its' characters and enjoy all your fine company way too much to stop. Again, 2015 was an amazing year. 2016 is already shaping up to be an interesting one, as well - I hope navigating it will prove to be a good experience.
The FE Fan Comic Event is back!

The first couple weeks in September I'll be traveling, so once again I'm asking FE fans to show off their comic-making skills! For those who remember the rules from the previous event, they're mostly the same (with some minor tweaks to the dates), and for new readers who are interested in participating I've copied the details below.

Each comic submitted will be featured as the latest page on the website between August 31st through September 14th for an equal amount of time. How long that time is depends on how many submissions are received. All comics will be removed from the archives when FE updates resume, but will be re-uploaded as a FREE digital collection on the website's Wall of Awesome page.

HOW TO ENTER:

Create a comic featuring any members of the Furry Experience cast. This comic can be funny, sad, thoughtful, non-sequitur, whatever your mind can come up with! (Within the formatting rules below) Any material can be used, including pencils, digital art, markers, puppets, etc!*

Comics must be only 1-2 pages. Entries can be two-page short story, or two single page comics. Pages must be sized at 800 pixels wide, but can vary in length between 800-3000 pixels. All submissions must be in .JPEG or .PNG format. MAKE SURE YOUR COMIC IS ALREADY FORMATTED CORRECTLY WHEN SUBMITTING. I will not be able to make adjustments after you have submitted, and comics which are not formatted correctly will not be posted.

Because these comics will be complied into a free digital collection on the website after the event ends, it is recommended to include a small watermark or mention of copyright somewhere on your page. Your ownership of the comic will also be credited at the end of the collection. If you do not wish your comic to be included in the collection, or have a specific alias/website you wish to be mentioned when credited, you must indicate such in your submission. Otherwise, you will be credited via the name I can find associated with you.

DEADLINE TO ENTER IS MIDNIGHT, AUGUST 23RD (USA Central Time) This comic is on a tight schedule (usually) and that deadline cannot be extended. Plan your time accordingly! Submit all entries to my email at: natalie.ellen87 [at] gmail.com

After submitting your comic, please do not post it elsewhere online until after it has been revealed on the Furry Experience website. (We don't want to spoil the surprise!) After your comic has appeared on the FE website, you may upload it online wherever you like.

RULES! Failure to comply will disqualify your entry.

If you have original characters, they may make an appearance. But you MUST have complete ownership of your original characters. If you have any concerns or questions about your character, send me a note.

You will be given full ownership credit for your characters if it appears in your comic. Be aware that by submitting to this contest, you are giving permission for me to post the comic on the FE website and FE's social media accounts.

All designs MUST keep a Safe For Work, PG rating. In this event 'PG' is defined as something you're comfortable showing your family, boss, and children. If you have an idea but you're not sure it will be appropriate, note me a description. Pornographic material will automatically be disqualified.

If you choose to upload your comic elsewhere after it has appeared on the Furry Experience website, you must give credit for the FE characters and universe to the creator (myself) by linking back or mentioning where they come from.

This event's been a lot of fun in the past years, looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

*My offer to trade swag for FE puppets still stands.
Thanks for everyone's kind words, llamas and birthday wishes! Looks like I'm lucky enough to get another year of drawing and sharing comics with you awesome folks, I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I'm planning to :D
I've noticed several people setting up automatic donation payments on Paypal to obtain the monthly wallpapers -and you guys are awesome for that! It's got me thinking about setting up a Patreon account, to help fund more FE ideas I've been wanting to try out. If you're not sure what Patreon is, here's a brief video explaining it:



Some of the Patreon rewards I've been considering includes creating exclusive avatars/icons, doing a monthly comic interview of FE characters, where donators can submit questions and even appear in the comic to ask their questions 'in person,' reserving a free copy of all future printed works, and creating a 'Wall of Awesome' section of the FE website where donators can be forever honored in name or sketched portrait.

What are your thoughts on Patreon? Is there a reward you'd be interested in seeing offered? Do you have experience donating to other Patreon campaigns?
Traditionally, New Year's is when you're supposed to think about how far you've come and what you want to accomplish in the coming year. But for me, this thought process happens in June. This is because my birthday occurs in June, and something about getting a year older gets me antsy to work on projects that sitting on the backburner. Between these feelings and wanting to dive back into making art after moving, this June is officially the Month of Doing Stuff I've Wanted to Do For Awhile Now!

As that title suggests, this month I'm finishing projects that have been on the backburner for too long. Keep your eyes open for details of the promised Badge Event, and I will finally be making the first set of Boop Buttons! ( Don't know what buttons I'm talking about? The original idea sketches can be found here: www.furaffinity.net/view/11844… )

Concerning comics, my goal is jumpstart progress on the side story Ice Queen, by having all 50+ pages pencilled by the end of the month. For those who've been waiting far too long for this story, you can read about its' progress and get sneak peaks at the artwork on the FE forums: furryexperience.forumotion.com…

As always, thanks to you all for supporting FE and being awesome in general!
You may have noticed hiccups in the FE comic's updating schedule lately. I've been curious about this, as well. So I donned my cape, grabbed a trusty apple sidekick, and went searching for clues. Our search over the past couple months uncovered boxes being assembled, wall hangings being taken down, and a list of potential apartments and homes. Turns out I'm moving again.

As the end of our lease gets closer and more of a reality, comic updates may get a little strange-but I still want to try maining regular updates. Some projects are currently on hold, (Remember the badge event?) but others I'm trying to keep up progress on-such as the Ice Queen comic. (Updates can be read on the forum: furryexperience.forumotion.com… )

Hopefully things won't go too awry during this move, but thanks in advance for your patience if they do.
Tagged by :iconraoaks:, and I'm always happy to do something for a friend :) Let's go!

Rules:

1) You must post these rules
2) Answer all the questions the tagger set for you, and create new questions for people you tag to answer.
3) You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
4) Go to their pages and tell them you have tagged them her/him on your journal.

Questions I was asked:

1) Where do you see yourself in a year?

In a new home. (Where, I have no idea.) At lease one new print comic completed and being sold. Hopefully, my husband and I will also have a puppy.

2) Which character from a book/movie/comic/etc. would you like to have as a roommate?

Harry Dredson, Chicago wizard. His protective wards are awesome home security, his apartment is always magically clean, and he has tons of books.

3) What would you fight about with/what would bug you the most about the character from question 2?

Never being able to have a hot shower or use my laptop at the apartment. Modern electronics don't do well around wizards. On the upside, no paying electric or gas bills!

4) Your thoughts on nail polish?

A good way to accent nail wraps, if done right. But I still apply nail polish with the same skill and dexterity as when I was eight years old.

5) We're doing karaoke right now! What's your go-to song?

Denn er kaempft immer gegen das Unrecht in der Welt!
Denn er kaempft immer gegen das Unrecht in der Welt!
Gegen das Unrecht in der Welt!


One of the few things I remember from German class. Also one of the best.

6) How long was your last nap?

Four hours. I hate naps.

7) What is your mantra?

Whatever it needs to be at the time, recited in sets of 3, 6, or 9 times.
 
8) Imagine you're given a month and a bunch of money to work on a giant project. Where would you go in order to be the most inspired/productive?

I'd buy a small, leak-proof house with a fantastic Google Fiber connection. Preferably somewhere with lots of trees and mild winters-not too far from a big city.

9) What would the giant project from question 8 be?

Self-publishing comics full-time, and growing a profitable studio from it.

10) How do you let people know you love them?


Hugs, kisses, and sharing food.

Questions to ask:

1) What's one of the first things you think of when you wake up?
2) What's one of the last thing you think of when falling asleep?
3) You won an all-expenses paid vacation to anywhere. Where will you go?
4) Which series do you watch marathons of over Netflix/Redbox/Other viewer?
5) It's been a rough day-how do you unwind at the end of it?
6)
Describe a life goal/ambition you've achieved.
7)
Name something you like about yourself.
8) What food is associated with one of your favorite memories?
9) You get to say one sentence everyone in the country will hear. What is it?
10) What would you do if you knew you'd be successful?


People I'd like to hear these answers from (though they may never see this) are:
:iconjbwarner86::iconpikachao-omega::iconscottyartz::iconthe-lore-of-paradice:
On December 14th, 12pm - 3pm, I'll be promoting my Perky Goth comic at Mr. K's Bookstore by handing out free sketches! To practice, I'll be hosting a Request Livestream this Sunday at 4pm (Eastern Time) at this link: www.livestream.com/ellennatali…

The stream will last for at least a few hours. If you wish to participate it will be hosted the same way as last time: do NOT post your request in the comments or send me notes-such requests will be ignored. Instead, have a link with an image of your character ready to present in the livestream chat. To avoid spamming in the chat, post your link only ONCE in the chat unless asked otherwise. After each sketch, new links that have been posted (if there are any) will be added to those already collected, and the character to sketch will be chosen by singing lottery. I apologize in advance for this, but it seemed to be the only fair way.

Participants can have more than one request, but to ensure everyone has a fair chance of getting a sketch only one request can be submitted to the lottery at a time. Only after your request has won a lottery may you submit a new link for the next lottery.

As it’s been stated earlier, when selecting an image to present for the lottery keep in mind this stream is practice for creating quick, black and white sketches in a family-friendly store. Images that are provocative or fetish-related won’t be accepted. Trademarked characters and non-fur characters will be accepted. After the stream, all the sketches will be uploaded so you can download a digital copy of your favorites.

I’m testing the equipment/setup to make sure everything runs smoothly, so I apologize if anyone catches weird camera angles. See you guys Sunday!
Before getting into the great stuff planned for this month, I wanted to thank all you guys concerning the last FE arc!  It's always nerve-wracking to post comics with potential flame war topics like religion, but not once here or on any other of FE's social media accounts did I see people arguing or being negative to each other. Once again, you've proven how amazing the FE fans are~way to be awesome!

On to announcements-the December Donation Wallpaper has been posted, and can be purchased on the front page of the Furry Experience website! For those who aren't aware, each month you can get an official FE wallpaper by donating $1 or more. Once the transaction is finished, simply click the prompt to return to the website. (www.furryexperience.com) You'll be transferred to the page where you can download a folder with the wallpaper in a variety of sizes. The current wallpaper features Dawn and Brian trimming a tree, the way only they could. ;) If there's characters or sizes you'd like to see featured in future wallpaper collections, don't be afraid to request them!

Another big change to be excited about-I finally, FINALLY was able to purchase a personal laminator! This means commissions will be opening up again later this month, kicking off with a first-time-ever badge special! Keep following news updates for more details.

And the biggest event planned for this month, I'll be giving away free sketches at Mr. K's bookstore in the Johnson City location on the 14th, between 12pm-3pm. More details will be posted next week, but we all know how busy this season gets-so mark your calenders now! If you're not able be in Johnson City on that date, I'm also doing a livestream of requests this weekend for practice. I'll be posting the time and details tomorrow, so start finding your reference pictures!

TL;DR: December Donation Wallpaper is up, commissions are coming back, Livestream this weekend, Free sketches at Johnson City's Mr. K's on the 14th, and you are amazingly awesome.
  • Listening to: The 'Frozen' music looping in my head
  • Reading: Flight Anthology, Volume 2
Last month seemed to go by super-fast. Hopefully everyone had a great October! Thanks to everyone who followed my updates in the October Game-it was an amazing challenge. I finally got to draw some comics that had been in my head for awhile, along with collections of work I thought I'd never have time for. My entire month's gallery (along with several other great artists' work) can be found at the official website: www.theoctgame.com/artist/view…

Now that I've proven to myself I do have time for extra projects, a new feature has been added to the FE website~donation wallpapers! Each month, you can get a brand-new, official FE wallpaper simply by donating $1 or more. Once the transaction is finished, simply click the prompt to return to the website. You'll be transferred to the page where you can download a folder with the wallpaper in a variety of sizes. The current wallpaper is a creation from the October Game, and an example can be seen on the official FE webiste: www.furryexperience.com If there's characters you'd like to see featured in future wallpapers, don't be afraid to request them!

As always, you guys are all awesome~thanks for your continued support of Furry Experience!
  • Reading: 'Chocolate Dipped Death' by Sammi Carter
  • Drinking: Lots of fluids
October is upon us! It's a time to celebrate the hard work of the summer season and prepare for the coming winter months. FE had a great, productive summer, and it's thanks to all your support~I hope winter's going to be just as much fun!

Settling in Tennessee's been going good, so far. All of our boxes are unpacked, and we've been exploring the local comics community. One of these places is Atomik Comiks in Johnson City. They've got a wide selection of hard-to-find comics, and are now carrying issues of 'Perky Goth' on their shelves! If sales go well, they might be willing to carry my furry themed comics in the future. So if you're in the Tri-City area, check them out!

To celebrate this, and make room for new products, my Etsy store is having a clearance sale of artwork and comics on sale for 30% - 50% off their original price! If you've been eyeing a comic or art piece, it's your last chance to own it. The sale can be found at this link: www.komiku.etsy.com/

For upcoming print projects, the FE Side Story 'Ice Queen' is still in the works-the script is finished, and I'm working on character designs and thumbnails. Updates of progress are being posted to the FE Forums ( furryexperience.forumotion.com… ) If there's in-progress work you'd like to see, now's a great time to request it!

There's also another comic project in the works, but it's top secret at the moment. All I can say is it's something that's been requested a lot, and after some experimentations and research I think it can finally be done. I don't want to get hopes up, so I'm not confirming anything until I'm certain this will work.

And if that wasn't enough comic news, this month I'm participating in the October Game with other local artists! It's a challenge to make one complete work of art a day, for the entire month of October. I'm using this challenge to draw a story I've been wanting to for a long time, doing one comic page a day: "The Golden Windowpanes." My gallery page in the game can be found at this website: www.theoctgame.com/artist/view…

So to recap, this month will have Perky Goth in Atomik Comiks, clearance sale in the Etsy store, Working on Ice Queen, The Golden Windowpanes, and a top secret comic project on top of FE and Imperial G.E.L.F. updates. Will I survive? Only if we clap our hands and believe! ;)
We arrived in Tennessee last week, and now we're working on settling into our new home. There's actual cabinets and drawers in the bathroom! 0.0 What will I do with that space? Hope everyone enjoyed the FE Fan Comic Event while I was traveling! If you missed the event, not to worry-it's been uploaded onto the website's (www.furryexperience.com) side story page to read for free~

Since we didn't want to take separate cars across the country, my husband and I opted to have our belongings shipped in large moving crates. We had timed our arrival to our new home to coincide with the crate's delivery, but apparently the best laid plans of mice movers oft go astray. Upon our arrival, we found out the the crates had still not left Utah. Fortunately they're now on their way and should be arriving soon.

However, this puts a kink in my comic-making schedule, since the majority of my tools are still packed up. The solution to this-for the next while I'll be making comics completely on my laptop-as opposed to drawing the panels traditionally and scanning them in for inks and colors.

Since this requires me learning skills most digital artists mastered over ten years ago, the next few pages for FE will be a simple arc, showcasing the ambitions, fears and other quirks of one of the comic's most popular characters, Cat. Hopefully by it's completion I will have mastered digital sketching and have my art supplies back. :)
Thanks for all the great submissions to this year's Fan Comic Event! This year will feature even more fun new perspectives of Ronnie, Cat, Dawn and their friends.

This next week will be three updates, featuring reader's questions about the FE world answered! Between the 12th-24th, the Fan Comics will be updated nearly daily while I'm moving to Tennessee. After the event, the comics will be added to the Side Story page to read for free anytime.

Again, thanks for everyone's support of Furry Experience. This comic has awesome fans, and I hope you enjoy the event!
Back for a second year, it's the FE Fan Comic Event!

Between August 12th-24th, I will be moving across the country. During this time, FE fans get the opportunity to show off their comic-making skills! Some requirements have been updated based on last year's experience, so if your interested in participating be sure to read over them.

Each comic submitted will be featured as the latest page on the website between August 12th-24th for an equal amount of time. How long that time is depends on how many submissions are received. All comics will be removed from the archives when the comic resumes on the 26th, but re-uploaded as a FREE digital collection in the Side Story section of the website.

HOW TO ENTER:


Create a comic featuring any number of the Furry Experience cast. This comic can be funny, sad, thoughtful, non-sequitor, whatever your mind can come up with! (As long as it follows the rules and format requirements listed below.) Any material can be used (again, as long as it follows rules and formatting) including pencils, digital art, markers, puppets, etc!*

Comics must be only 1-2 pages. Both two-page short stories or two single page comics will be permitted. Pages must be sized at 800 pixels wide, but can vary in length between 800-3000 pixels. All submissions must be in .JPEG or .PNG format. MAKE SURE YOUR COMIC IS ALREADY FORMATTED CORRECTLY WHEN SUBMITTING. I will not be able to make adjustments after you have submitted, and comics which are not formatted correctly will not be posted.

Because these comics will be complied into a free digital collection on the website after the event ends, you will be required to include a small watermark or mention of copyright somewhere on your page. Your ownership of the comic will also be credited at the end of the collection, as well. If you do not wish your comic to be included in the Side Story collection, or have a specific alias or website you wish to be mentioned when credited, you must indicate such in your submission. Otherwise, you will be credited via whichever name I can find associated with you.

DEADLINE TO ENTER IS MIDNIGHT, AUGUST 3RD (Mountain Standard Time.) This comic works on a tight schedule (most of the time) and that deadline cannot be extended. Plan your time accordingly! Submit all entries to my email at: natalie.ellen87 [at] gmail.com

After submitting your comic, please do not post it elsewhere online until after it has been revealed on the Furry Experience website. (We don't want to spoil the surprise!) After your comic has appeared on the FE website, you may upload it online as much as you like-but make sure you mention the contest it's for, or include a link to the webcomic/my DA or FA account. If the site you're posting on prohibits links-backs, a brief mention of Furry Experience will be fine.

RULES! Failure to comply will disqualify your entry.

Last year, the FE universe could not be altered-but this year, it can. If you want to change the setting, time, or anything else about the FE world, it's up for grabs-as long as it keeps the PG/SFW rating.

If you have original characters, they may make an appearance. But you MUST have complete ownership of your original characters. (No relatives of Renemon or personified pokemon, etc.) If you have any doubts or questions about your character, send me a note.

You will be given full ownership credit for your characters if it appears in your comic. Be aware that by submitting to this contest, you are giving permission for me to post the comic on the FE website as I see fit.

As mentioned before, all designs MUST keep a Safe For Work, PG rating-something you're comfortable showing your family, boss, and children. If you have an idea but you're not sure it will be appropriate, note me a description. Pornographic material will automatically be disqualified.

Also mentioned before, if you choose to upload your comic elsewhere after it has appeared on the Furry Experience website, you must give credit for the FE characters and universe to the creator (myself) by linking back or mentioning where they come from.

Last year's submissions were great, and I can't wait to see what comes up this year! Let's make some comics!

*I am still willing to trade swag for FE puppets.
For those who may have missed earlier announcements, my husband and I moving across the country this August. Over the past couple months we've been getting rid of a lot of things that won't be moving with us-including artwork I've created over the past four years.

To help find new homes for the more completed works, starting Sunday I'll be hosting a Mystery Envelope Moving Sale over my FA account. (Found at furaffinity.net/user/ellen-natalie ) Each day, a new collection of artwork will be posted in the gallery, available to purchase for $15 each. ($18 for orders shipping outside the US, shipping costs are included in prices.)

Why are these collections being called "Mystery Envelopes?" Because when posted, only two of the fifteen sheets will be shown in each collection-the rest will be a surprise when they arrive! Each envelope will have a diverse collection of colored works, inked pieces, and original sketches used in the comic pages. These pieces will come from various projects over the past four years, including Furry Experience, Black Dawn, Sin, and art classes.*

Payment details will be included with each post, but for now be aware that buying will be first come, first serve-so if you're interested in original artwork at a low cost, ($1 each!) keep your eyes on the gallery this week!

*Black Dawn and Sin are previous webcomic projects I've participated in. They can be found at these links:

black-dawn-chronicle.deviantar…
sincomic.smackjeeves.com/
I've said this before, but thanks again for everyone's participation in the Free Comic Book Day events last month-it was a great experience, and hopefully next year's will be even more enjoyable! If you haven't downloaded the free wallpapers yet from the Facebook contest, the links to download them can be found at this submission: ellen-natalie.deviantart.com/a…

Another exciting thing that's happened since then-my husband was officially accepted into Grad school! I'm so proud of him-this is a goal he's worked towards for years. This also means in August, we'll be moving to his new school in Tennessee.

While I'm trying to not have this move delay commissions or comic updates, there unfortunately won't be a livestream for the next few months - since most of that equipment is being packed up. There will, however, be another Fan Comic Event in August. (Details will be posted in July, but those who like to work ahead can get started!)

Also, while packing I've come across large piles of artwork that will not be moving with us. If you've ever been interested owning original artwork from FE, keep your eyes open this month for collections of it available at a low price.

Hope your summer is filled with fun and exciting changes, and thanks for your continued support of FE ~ You're all awesome!
Saturday was fantastic! I've said before FE has awesome fans, and it's been proven again. As mentioned in the last twitter post, so many people showed up I was drawing for about eight straight hours. Several of you drove in from all over, and waited patiently when a line started forming. I took as many pictures as I had time for, (wish I'd had time to photograph you all!) Which as been uploaded to this Facebook album: www.facebook.com/media/set/?se…

I can't thank you guys enough for all your help with this event-those of you able to come down, attend the practice Livestream, and spreading the word through liking/sharing the cosplay flyers. Speaking of which, here's the results of the Desktop Wallpaper contest:

Storm Dawn: 26 total
Raven Ronnie: 25 total
Cardcaptor Cat: 22 total
Adventure Time Vikki: 15 total

So around the end of this month, a desktop wallpaper of Storm Dawn will be available to download for free! Unfortunately the goal of 500 followers wasn't met to get all the cosplays as wallpapers, but we did reach 375-exactly 3/4 of that goal. So, I'm also going to release a second free wallpaper, featuring all the cosplays.

So again, much thanks to everyone-FE has awesome fans!