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Journal Entry: Thu Mar 20, 2014, 8:31 AM


I have most totally not put a journal up here for about a million years or so. I'm spending every moment I can working on The Firelight Isle, so I've been super pre-occupied, and I don't have many random drawings to post!

So if anyone's still watching and interested in The Firelight Isle, I've launched a campaign on a website called Patreon (which totally sounds like a Pokemon) to try and find support while I work!
Patreon is a service a bit like Kickstarter that lets fans become patrons of their favorite creators. Unlike other fundraising services, which raise for a single big event, Patreon is for creators who create a regular stream of work that they give to fans for free, and need ongoing support.

If you're interested, you can donate as little as $1 a month, and get perks for donating! Perks include your credit on the website, advance previews of new work as its finished, and copies of printed editions! Click here to see more details on my Patreon page!

If you're looking for support for your own project, I'd also recommend setting one up for yourself! It's a lot more hassle-free than Kickstarter, and there's not as much confusion over whether the people donating are in it as consumers or as philanthropists. Pretty much everyone who takes the time to sign up just wants to help out, and perks are more of a thank you from the creator to the patron than the driving force behind the campaign.

  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Pyramids
  • Reading: Yotsuba
  • Watching: Space Brothers
  • Playing: LA Noire
  • Eating: Strifry
  • Drinking: Alpro Chocolate Drink! Yeah!

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Paul Duffield
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Comic Book Artist, Illustrator and Animator, currently living in Oxford, UK.

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icetree13 Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG ! Your art is amazing! If you're interested, please take a look at my contest! It is a Winter Holiday-themed OC Contest!

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IvyRave Nov 19, 2013  Student Writer
Hey just dropping by to say that Freakangels is amazing. I'm doing a presentation as part of a Creative Writing Degree tomorrow and it's been a great read. The art is spectacular.
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spoonbard Jan 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
:D Awesome, thanks! Hope the presentation went well!
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dream-and-imagine-7 Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hi I'd just like to tell you that i read through Freakangels in 3 nights, and I plan to buy them all.  

i loved the writing and the art and I conclude that you and warren ellis are a combination i almost don't want to see again, because you are bad for my sleep patterns and general health. 

that being said i would love a sequel or epilogue of freak angels, if only to see if Alice ever gets to see them again. or at least communicate somehow. 
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spoonbard Nov 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!  Unfortunately I doubt that there will ever be a sequel, but I've got a new webcomic that I'm launching next week!
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spoonbard Nov 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey ^_^ Thanks so much about my work - wish I had time, sounds like a fun contest.
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HalHefnerART Oct 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Paul just wanted to say how much I love your work. It's really inspiring in a world of mediocrity because it stands out and feels alive. Looking forward to more of your art and ideas. 
Best - Hal
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spoonbard Nov 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, thanks! High praise indeed! ^_^ Hope you like what's coming!
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HalHefnerART Dec 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Of course I will! Your art is inspiring! Just out of curiosity, are you a fan of the Rene Laloux, film, Fantastic Planet? I sometimes see elements in your art that remind me of that movie. I like to think you and I are from the same mindset as my art is inspired by animation whether it moves or not.
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spoonbard Jan 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Very strange you should say that! When you mentioned it, *thought* I hadn't heard of it before, but when I watched a clip online, I got a distinct memory of seeing it as a child! Very odd!
In general, though, I'm deeply inspired by animation - perhaps even more so than comics.
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davids-sketchbook Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could you make me some album art?
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Nazgullow Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday, Paul!
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:iconjamesgunner123:
...a very happy birthday to you sir...=3
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Talliya Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
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