A Roller Guard update after a year:
It's time to drop down and let you all know how this has been going. It's been a mess and the dust has finally settled, and it doesn't make me upset to talk about it right now.
Some of you know the specific details, some of you don't. The tldr is that there's been a huge IP conflict, creative direction issues, and all around massive social fallout on top of back-to-back health and life tragedies. My publishing team settled on an ongoing dispute, and Roller Guard will be taking a different marketing direction from here on out.
The good news: Roller Guard merch will be released in full force for 2018. New prints, standees, stickers, charms, and all sorts of exclusives across Project Sleeve. All your favorite characters will be given new life as a diverse merchandise brand through both me and Project Sleeve. It was determined that this route in marketing is much better than the one we were on, and will help establish much better comic funding options in the future as well as building much better hype for the potential of a comic.
But Kerrts, you may be asking, "Potential of a comic" has some implications! And you're probably right on target. :/
The bad news is the comic will be on indefinite hiatus for at least a year. Instead of killing myself on a comic or the lack of motivation to work on it entirely, I determined I would be better off moving to a more "Hello Kitty" approach to my brand and trademark. I will be building the brand up over time with character development and merchandise as a way of saying "Sorry I let this one slip" to all of those who have been loyal and patient with the process. Your girlies are still the same magical alien ass-kicking derby bitches they have been, but instead of focusing on their backstory medium, you'll be able to connect with them through short summary and character development over time until I'm ready to get back into the comic again.
I feel like I need to apologize for not being clearer on this one, but paired with divorce, multiple life-threatening surgical procedures, and severe abuse problems within my family, it was very hard to find the right time to discuss it. 2016 was a goddamn trainwreck for all of us and 2017 is the same shit but with a mask on. My kids came first, and I decided to wait until I knew for sure what direction I was going in and had a solid strategy and future plan.
Thank you for everything. Thank you for your support and patience. The comic will happen, just not right now. For now, I'm going to make you some of the most kick ass and adorable merch you've ever seen for 2018, and I hope you all like it.
A big thanks to my sponsors at Gamers HQ, Capital City Crushers, and Astrokitty At GameNut. Thank you for your support, and I'll be forwarding you guys some neat shit on the regular in the upcoming months.
-Kerrts le Cat
Kickstarter project incoming - Primary: An Original Artbook Collaboration
“Red is the color of fire and blood. Associated with energy, danger, strength, power, courage, determination, and passion.”
I’m working on an entry for the Pixel and Graphite kickstarter artbook, featuring a self portrait visual representation of Dissociative Identity Disorder, Clawsie, and N'Terra. This art entry will be print exclusive for this book, and I plan on making it one of my yearly achievements in demonstrated skill. When the kickstarter campaign launches, announcements will be made. Please support this kickstarter and buy yourself a wonderful artbook featuring many other wonderful artists. All content in this book will be 100% original, so buying it will likely generate maximum happy feels for everyone involved.
After the campaign, if successful, I plan to sell copies of the book through my own storefront. However, you’ll be missing out on a lot of the great bonus content you’ll have access to in the initial funding phase. So pleasepleaseplease buy it through KS if you can. I may sell the standalone print on my own afterwards, but I’m not sure yet. Please note that previews of the finished piece will only be available after the campaign ends!
Endnote: Always support original artists and content - we work very hard to bring you new and innovative stuff and it’s very important to foster those efforts, as everything you like comes from somewhere new.
2017-05-01 18:18:39 by Kerrts
Need some existential crisis-inducing "Chapters" swag in your life? Here's the sh*t for you! This gorgeous daisy man is available as your very own sad daisy keychain that you can hang on all your materialistic bullshit possessions~
Each keychain comes with a sturdy spring clasp and the scent of my tears packaged in a beautiful visual specimen, perfect for showing all your friends that you religiously follow a skilled and depressed artist who just wants life to be okay.
Support your local artists and buy something depressing af!
Legit like check this shit out: http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/kerrts/pke-ilx-aftershock
I've got mixed feelings about this. On one hand, I got a feature so hell yes.
On the other hand, I literally ripped those texts straight off my phone and cried the entire time. I have no idea what possesed me to make that gif but I did and here we are.
It's been a not so great 2016 and the celeb deaths had nothing to do with it. It was plenty f*cked off for myself. I'm in a safe place now but everything just kinda hurts a lot and I can't even hardly function outside of my new home. I enjoy that my presence here is appreciated but I have so much emotional healing to do.
Sidenote: My convention schedule is forming up for 2017. Incoming February is Visioncon @ Branson MO Convention Center. Come get ya some sweg because fleeing an abusive home kinda wrecks your bank a bit and I am in a pretty uncomfortable financial pinch.
Lace those skates up and get on the floor, ladies: We're gonna burn up the rink with a new comic featuring roller derby, catgirls and super monster-fighting action. <3
I'll be releasing lots of new character profiles, remodeling old content, and crafting new booth merch for the upcoming 2016 convention season. New cats, new monsters, lots of heck yes. Stay tuned tonight and tomorrow.
Sorry guys, I've been pretty inactive here lately. It'll jump back up soon, though. I've been working my foxy buns off designing the new site and getting merch designs done for upcoming conventions. I got a little overwhelmed but I'm mostly back on track now. Also the whole medical bill thing.
Oh yeah, I had an emergency back surgery three months ago. Don't know how I keep forgetting about that. Everyone's pretty okay though so wheeeeeee! A whole lot of stuff has been going on all at once. Yeah. Ugh.
I need your help guys! I'm wanting to enter a local art contest for "Bold and Bright" works, and I can only afford to send one (or MAYBE two) works to the competition. Which one should I take? I can't decide. ;-;
Be sure to view them in my gallery to make sure you've made the right choice. Each is hosted here on newgrounds, and my gallery is still pretty small so it shouldn't be too hard to find them. :3
Thank you and happy Sunday!
Just wanted to let you know that as of yesterday, I have started recording my streams to make into speedsketch videos for those of you who wish to watch the streams but don't have the time to watch several-hour long sessions. The video quality is still a smidge low, but it *will* improve as the test run was a success and I'll be investing in better equipment as soon as the taxes come back. For now, I'm just getting into the habit of the process.
Feel free to leave constructive feedback on the videos, specifically in regards to the techniques I use in SAI and my drawing habits, because I ALWAYS have room to learn better and more effective methods if I can. As far as rating things like music choice and recording tools, that's irrelevant and I really don't give a shit since it's mostly for archival and technical purposes only.
*** Also, I'm looking to collaborate with music artists who would like their songs featured in the videos, as my pool of musician friends is still a smidge shallow. Feel free to pm me if that's something you're interested in. I'm not necessarily looking for "skill" or specific genres as much as rising artists who just want another way to be heard.
I'm heavily considering tying up loose ends as far as webpages go. I'm probably about to abandon and close my FA, HentaiFoundry, and Weasyl accounts. Nobody really goes there anyways so I doubt you're all gonna miss it. I'll just start posting my NSFW content here for archival purposes (none of it wil be available in the Art Portal) and link them to e621 if somebody doesn't beat me to it.
Heads Up: If you don't like super gross porn of unlimited topics, simply turn off your Adult category when you browse my gallery (I exclusively post questionable content there only). Don't bother leaving a comment telling me how much you don't like it because it's "too gross", because you have a filter option and that makes you look a little off. I know some of you don't care for extreme smut, but that's what the filter categories are for: If you don't like looking at gross things, then don't.