Nov 122012
 

It’s been waaay too long since my last blog post and I’ve had to deal with a number of personal issues, including various health problems and my recently successful KICKSTARTER campaign for my upcoming A GIRL CALLED ANA TEACHES KITTENS HOW TO DRAW graphic novel. And as usual, many of you out there have had various obstacles to deal with, too. And then there were numerous technical problems involving the submission dropbox thingie…arrgh!

So anyhooz, we decided to go ahead and extend the deadline for volume 4 all the way to FEBRUARY 7TH, 2013. This gives us time to figure out why some people are having trouble getting their submissions to upload, as well as giving some sugar ninjas extra time to finalize their pieces.

With this new deadline, the SWEET and SPICY books of SUGAR NINJAS VOL. 4 should be ready for printing sometime near the end of February,  in plenty of time for next year’s convention season. Sounds like a plan, eh?

Gally will be in touch with those of you who have written about problems uploading artwork. For basic info about the submission process, click on the JOIN THE SUGAR NINJAS button on the front page. Remember, this is our first Read More

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Jun 042012
 

It’s been half a year since our last Sugar Ninjas update about the release of volume three. Why the long delay, and whatever happened to the interviews with Sugar Ninjas creators that were supposed to be posted many, many moons ago. The truth is that I was simply exhausted from three straight years of working on Sugar Ninjas, writing and illustrating my soon-to-be-completed graphic novel (ANA TEACHES KITTENS DRAWING AND DESIGN), and searching for another school interested in starting up a comics-based Sequential Art program. Despite being unemployed for the past three years, I still managed to fall victim to overwork and the dreaded “s” word: stress. Coupled with the relatively poor printing quality of far too many copies of volume three, I found that all I could do was temporarily shutdown and hope my batteries would recharge with time…and so they have!

My trusty assistant editor, Gally Articola, has been working with me to produce another version of Sugar Ninjas volume three, which will soon be made available at Amazon.com. Unfortunately, we couldn’t use the 9 x 7 inches format, so we had to settle for 8.5 x 8.5, which was just as tricky as you can imagine. But the superior Read More

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Dec 132011
 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Did you receive a book with sub-par print quality? Do the blacks not look solid, but like they were rubbed off? Unfortunately, we’ve run into this problem ourselves, and we’re very upset about it.The ninjas do their best to make these books look awesome, but we cannot control what goes on when Lulu sends your order to print. If you got a bad book, don’t settle! Complain to Lulu directly by going here to Lulu Customer Support.

Navigate to “Email” (right below Customer Support). You will need to sign in. Then choose “Help with my Order” and be sure to select “Item has a print defect” next to “What’s the problem?” Mention the bad print quality, nobody should have to stand for ugly books.

Needless to say, we’re very unhappy about this and apologise profusely, even if Lulu should really apologise to you. We’re working on making the books easier to buy (no more Lulu) with better quality for the same low price we promise (bottom line cost-to-print), but in the meantime, we’ll have to continue to use Lulu.

Please let us know if you got a bad book, and/or what the outcome was after you Read More

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Nov 182011
 

It took us much longer than we’d originally hoped, but Gally and I have finally finished uploading the files for the third volume of SUGAR NINJAS, including both the SWEET and SPICY books. This volume features art and stories by many returning ninjas, as well as a large number of brand new ones. Each book can be ordered for less than ten dollars and they would make great Christmas presents for some lucky girls, especially young girls interested in becoming artists themselves.

Many, many thanks to any of you girls… Read More

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Jul 232011
 

Well, it’s the 23rd. Ladies, if you haven’t already submitted your work, you’re just going to have to wait another year.

We had an amazing number of submissions and we’re STILL going through all of them! You girls are amazing, and thank you for all of your equally amazing artwork!

Now we’ve got the daunting task of actually putting this book together and making it available for purchase (at the cheapest possible cost to you) ASAP! Keep an eye on the website and the Facebook page, because we’ll be announcing the release date of Volume 3 there!

Thanks again, everyone!

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Jul 222011
 

Well, only a few more hours left until the submission deadline for Volume 3!

Ana and I are really happy with everyone’s work. The Sugar Ninja inbox is overflowing with amazing art. It’s awesome to see some new faces (and some lovely ladies from Vol. 1 and 2, of course) and brand new illustrations, comics, and stories. I don’t think it’s far-fetched to say that Volume 3 is going to be the best Sugar Ninjas volume yet!

Oh, and for those girls who were Sugar Ninjas from the start (good old Volume 1), and wondering when you’ll be able to get it again, fear not. Ana wants to go back and re-edit it so your art can look as good as ever! Stay tuned for more info on that, but Volume 1 will definitely be available to purchase again.

So, what do we have left?  About 2 hours before midnight here? Well then, I’d better get back to cataloguing all these submissions and if you haven’t done so yet, you better send something in! It’ll be another year before we open submissions back up, you don’t want to spend all that time looking at these cool books and wishing you were in them.

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