On OH-NO Comics Monday i made a blog post revealing reasons why there have been no recent comic updates. (I did it all in pirate speak for ITLAPD) One of those reasons was that modern computing no longer supports my version of Adobe Creative Suite. I of course discovered this AFTER I upgraded my operating system to Lion (Mac OS X 10.7). Lion is a 64 bit system and, well Adobe CS1 is only 32 bit. SO, I went online and downloaded a free trial of CS5.5 and happily used it for longer than the trial was supposed to last for. Then I had to reboot and my trial was over. Now I am stuck. The only way my comic gets online is with Photoshop and the only way I can make my books is with InDesign. Both are part of CS5.5.
So about the title to this news post. If I sell 100 books, I should be able to afford a student version of Adobe CS5.5 Design Premium and get back to making comics again (yay) and if I sell more than that, perhaps the Adobe Master Collection. The minimum I would have to sell would be 75 to get design standard.
Please help me make more comics. If you already own my books you can help spread the word AND/or buy something else in the shop, every penny counts. My shop can be found HERE (http://blueberryarts.com/shop/).
To buy ARTIST EDITIONS ($20) of my books go HERE: (http://blueberryarts.com/shop/books/). Artist Editions are signed and drawn in. I have a limited number of these, so only order from my shop if you are getting the artist edition.
To buy the REGULAR BOOKS ($12) shipped directly from the printer go HERE: (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/blueberryarts)
Now here is a little secret about these books. If all goes to plan, these books will be discontinued sometime in 2012 making them collectors items never to be sold or printed by Blueberry Arts ever again. Plus if you bought one of the regular books from Lulu and want it signed, just find me at a convention or art fair and i will gladly sign it for you.
Thanks for your help folks, tell everyone you know!
P.S.: Here is a link for donations if you choose to go that route.