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Yes!
It must seem surreal that I suddenly pop up to announce that Myre is finally ready for print! :D

I'm trying to keep this as concise as possible so you won't be overhelmed with a massive amount of text. During all the time I've been gone, inbetween the scarce updates I made here, I've been working fully and tirelessly on the graphic novel. The making of the book has been a journey in itself. Since I decided to go the path of self publishing, I had to face everything that this process encompasses. Not only is this the very first graphic novel I completed, it's also the very first proper book product that I will bring out to you. And, at last, I can give you more information on what the first volume of Myre will look like.
Right after I completed the very last page inside the book, I had the chance to work together with my amazing and dedicated beta-readers who focused on pointing out continuity bloopers and helped refine the legibility and style of the fonts for speech and onomatopoeia. Sometimes, by own personal choice, I discarded whole colour concepts or entire pages to replace them with some that match the flow and story better than their previous ones. The steps I took after finalising the page art took me another three weeks to pound through. After I was given green light on the art and font editing process, I sat down to work on the front cover. Right after I completed the front picture for the cover, I called my friend, CruzRobin, to come over to my place to finalise all files for print. I wanted to make sure that I have someone else who will help with with the prepress and the colour checkup to make sure everything fits and sits perfectly. Both of us have been working through the week, every day until early in the mornings, until we came to the conclusion that everything gets green light for the print production. In spite the amount of work, I never lost my joy of making this project happen.
Today, I was given notice by the printer along with their quote, which I accepted!
I was in touch with the printer to get some more of my questions answered today as well. I requested a press proof date for which I want to be around to check on quality and colour for the final print production. The press proof will take place sometime around December. We're expecting one to two weeks from now. The print company is currently running wild due to Christmas business. They said that Myre "...is an incredible book for which we want to dedicate more time! We absolutely don't want to rush that!". So after I checked on the proof print in the following next weeks and got green light, the print production will take place.

Since it's such a large run of two different book types (Hardcover and Softcover), offset print and stitched binding instead of glueing, the production will go into January. The stitching progress for the run of both products can take up to two weeks. Myre won't make it under the Christmas tree, unfortunately, but this production is going to be hand tailored to ensure the best stability that will last for a very long time. I presume that shipping will take place around the end of January but I will be able to make a full update on the proper date when the production is running. I'm really happy that they want to take their time and focus on making the books and they don't want to rush Myre. They're looking forward to the project itself and sounded really excited about Myre as well, which is something that makes me even happier. It builds a connection and trust between me and the people who will turn Myre into a book.

As for the print products themselves, I decided to go for a large custom format of 33 x 21 cm (13 x 8 inch), 172 pages, full bleed offset with a matte finish. I didn't realise how large the book will be in its physical form until I held something else of similar format in my hands. Needless to say that I'm now rather overwhelmed and even more excited! Prepare for a large book series! :)

As you know by now, Myre - Chronicles of Yria is going to be a long series of which the first book marks its pilot. The story and its events for the following episodes have already been written. This part is something that has been worked on inbetween the making of the pilot graphic novel. This ensures a seamless transition from project to project for myself.
Never did I believe that one day, I will make this very announcement. Hard work, passion and dedication can make dreams come true. Never give up on them and always believe in yourself!
I'm really looking forward to sharing the story with you soon!
Thank you so much for the support throughout the years. You are some incredible people!

I will keep you updated about the print progress around here and on my social media accounts such as Twitter and Instagram

If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask. I'm still very busy at the moment but I will make sure to read all comments and respond to all of your questions.
To make things easier for you, here are some FAQs regarding Myre:

Q: When and where can I purchase a copy?
A: Myre is in queue for the print production. The book is expected to be released by mid- January in 2017. I will open for orders as soon as copies have been shipped to my Indiegogo campaign supporters.
As soon as I open for online orders, I will provide you with a link to my online store.

Q: Do you ship worldwide?
A: I certainly ship worldwide! There is nothing that will hold me off from delivering the lores of Yria to your front door. :)

Q: How much will a book be?
A: I haven't yet estimated the final price for a copy of "Myre" but I will make sure to update you on that as soon as I open for (pre-) orders!

Q: How do you even pronounce "Myre"?
A: The Yrian language pronunciation is a blend between German and English. Phonetically, Myre is being pronounced [ Mɥː ɹ 'ə ] (English: "Meer-uh")


That's it for now! :D
See you soon!

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MYRE Proof Print Arrived Today! by AlectorFencer
MYRE Proof Print Arrived Today!
The press proof for Myre arrived today and everything is looking awesome! Myre has finally the green light to go into full print production! :D
The second picture is me losing my composure and starting to run around the house like a maniac. 8D Achievement unlocked!
You can also estimate the final size of the pages inside the book as the proof prints came in the original size. It's going to be pretty big. :D

Thank you so much for all the comments and favourites on the last few pictures! I'm still extremely busy but I make sure to read all of them! <3

More updates and art will follow very soon. :D
Find me on Twitter: twitter.com/alectorfencer
And Instagram: www.instagram.com/alectorfence…
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Samyel - Chronicles of Yria by AlectorFencer
Samyel - Chronicles of Yria
A big character commission that was a perk in my "Myre - Chronicles of Yria" crowdfunding campaign two and a half years ago.
From a list of 14 different types of Yrians, the ones who pledged on "Champion of Yria" could choose one style to have their character drawn in the style of my graphic novel. Many of my commissioners wanted to be a merchant. This one was especially fun to paint because I took the chance to design a new desert dwelling creature for Yria along with it. :)
This one is for :iconsamuel-1925:

I'm greatful for my supporters' immense patience with me. I'm currently waiting excitedly on the first proof prints of "Myre"! It feels so strange to be doing single pictures instead of pages that contain several sequences.
This is one of the character illustration perks from my kickstarter. The ones who pledged on those perks will see their character, drawn in the style of my graphic novel. :>

Read the newest update regarding the print of "Myre - Chronicles of Yria 1": alectorfencer.deviantart.com/j…

Thank you for looking! <3

Find me on Twitter: twitter.com/alectorfencer
And Instagram: www.instagram.com/alectorfence…
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Yes!
It must seem surreal that I suddenly pop up to announce that Myre is finally ready for print! :D

I'm trying to keep this as concise as possible so you won't be overhelmed with a massive amount of text. During all the time I've been gone, inbetween the scarce updates I made here, I've been working fully and tirelessly on the graphic novel. The making of the book has been a journey in itself. Since I decided to go the path of self publishing, I had to face everything that this process encompasses. Not only is this the very first graphic novel I completed, it's also the very first proper book product that I will bring out to you. And, at last, I can give you more information on what the first volume of Myre will look like.
Right after I completed the very last page inside the book, I had the chance to work together with my amazing and dedicated beta-readers who focused on pointing out continuity bloopers and helped refine the legibility and style of the fonts for speech and onomatopoeia. Sometimes, by own personal choice, I discarded whole colour concepts or entire pages to replace them with some that match the flow and story better than their previous ones. The steps I took after finalising the page art took me another three weeks to pound through. After I was given green light on the art and font editing process, I sat down to work on the front cover. Right after I completed the front picture for the cover, I called my friend, CruzRobin, to come over to my place to finalise all files for print. I wanted to make sure that I have someone else who will help with with the prepress and the colour checkup to make sure everything fits and sits perfectly. Both of us have been working through the week, every day until early in the mornings, until we came to the conclusion that everything gets green light for the print production. In spite the amount of work, I never lost my joy of making this project happen.
Today, I was given notice by the printer along with their quote, which I accepted!
I was in touch with the printer to get some more of my questions answered today as well. I requested a press proof date for which I want to be around to check on quality and colour for the final print production. The press proof will take place sometime around December. We're expecting one to two weeks from now. The print company is currently running wild due to Christmas business. They said that Myre "...is an incredible book for which we want to dedicate more time! We absolutely don't want to rush that!". So after I checked on the proof print in the following next weeks and got green light, the print production will take place.

Since it's such a large run of two different book types (Hardcover and Softcover), offset print and stitched binding instead of glueing, the production will go into January. The stitching progress for the run of both products can take up to two weeks. Myre won't make it under the Christmas tree, unfortunately, but this production is going to be hand tailored to ensure the best stability that will last for a very long time. I presume that shipping will take place around the end of January but I will be able to make a full update on the proper date when the production is running. I'm really happy that they want to take their time and focus on making the books and they don't want to rush Myre. They're looking forward to the project itself and sounded really excited about Myre as well, which is something that makes me even happier. It builds a connection and trust between me and the people who will turn Myre into a book.

As for the print products themselves, I decided to go for a large custom format of 33 x 21 cm (13 x 8 inch), 172 pages, full bleed offset with a matte finish. I didn't realise how large the book will be in its physical form until I held something else of similar format in my hands. Needless to say that I'm now rather overwhelmed and even more excited! Prepare for a large book series! :)

As you know by now, Myre - Chronicles of Yria is going to be a long series of which the first book marks its pilot. The story and its events for the following episodes have already been written. This part is something that has been worked on inbetween the making of the pilot graphic novel. This ensures a seamless transition from project to project for myself.
Never did I believe that one day, I will make this very announcement. Hard work, passion and dedication can make dreams come true. Never give up on them and always believe in yourself!
I'm really looking forward to sharing the story with you soon!
Thank you so much for the support throughout the years. You are some incredible people!

I will keep you updated about the print progress around here and on my social media accounts such as Twitter and Instagram

If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask. I'm still very busy at the moment but I will make sure to read all comments and respond to all of your questions.
To make things easier for you, here are some FAQs regarding Myre:

Q: When and where can I purchase a copy?
A: Myre is in queue for the print production. The book is expected to be released by mid- January in 2017. I will open for orders as soon as copies have been shipped to my Indiegogo campaign supporters.
As soon as I open for online orders, I will provide you with a link to my online store.

Q: Do you ship worldwide?
A: I certainly ship worldwide! There is nothing that will hold me off from delivering the lores of Yria to your front door. :)

Q: How much will a book be?
A: I haven't yet estimated the final price for a copy of "Myre" but I will make sure to update you on that as soon as I open for (pre-) orders!

Q: How do you even pronounce "Myre"?
A: The Yrian language pronunciation is a blend between German and English. Phonetically, Myre is being pronounced [ Mɥː ɹ 'ə ] (English: "Meer-uh")


That's it for now! :D
See you soon!
Myre - Let the Journey Begin by AlectorFencer
Myre - Let the Journey Begin
Yesterday, I completed the last page of Myre - Chronicles of Yria I and still don't know exactly yet how I feel. :) This isn't the last page but one random frame from within the book.
The journey begins for you very soon! I'm currently sitting on the editing process of a few selected pages that need some refining work to do. Right afterwards, the files will be sent out for proofreading and then readied for the print. It's only small steps from here to when you can read Myre and I will definitely keep you updated frequently about it.

You can also find me on Twitter and Instagram for more frequent updates on Myre from now on:

Twitter: twitter.com/alectorfencer

Instagram: instagram.com/alectorfencer

Thank you for all the support!
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Myre - Ready Soon by AlectorFencer
Myre - Ready Soon
By tomorrow morning, I will be working on the very last page of Myre! It's been a crazy busy time and such an immense project but I feel so happy seeing all the characters come to life! I'm looking forward to sharing the story with you soon!

You can also find me on Twitter and Instagram for more frequent updates on Myre from now on:

Twitter: twitter.com/alectorfencer

Instagram: instagram.com/alectorfencer

Thank you for all the support!
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JadeMere Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Amazing art!
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TheHappy3 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I think I fav'ed half your gallery after having been inactive on dA for a while!
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Amazing! Thank you so much! \o/
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Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
What an incredible gallery you have!
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Aww thank you! :blush:
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ericshawn Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016
Hi! Trying to hire you to create a full color painting. Will pay top dollar, hope to hear from you soon.
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alexandersinnelius Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Hello, do you mind sharing some art tips?
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Platyadmirer Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Hello there! I was browsing through your deviantart profile and absolutely love your work! I'm curious, do you livestream at all?
I'm also very interested in knowing more about your graphic novel. I know it's not available as a webcomic, but is there a way we can view it or see a preview? Is it buyable? 
Oh, and do you have your own website too? I'd love to see all the work you do and know what you're up to as an artist ^^
Can't wait to see more of what you do! :D
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Faerie121 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU'VE BEEN HUGGED!!

Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)

RULES:
1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 6 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!

Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1.
If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!

1-3 you're bad friend
4-6 you're an ok friend
7-9 you're a good friend
10-& Up you're a great friend
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firefysh1140 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016
You do some fascinating work.
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