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PREORDER OPEN - Swiftkill Figure 2018 by KayFedewa
Im very excited to announce my first new figure in 10 years! If these sell well this will also be the first in a whole new line of figures, one for each main character in the new comic!

If you would like to pre-order a figure, please visit blackbloodalliance.com/store/i…

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me!

Thanks so much for the support :)
~K
Hi friends,
I just wanted to send out a small update to let you know that the health problem that started in June turned out to be much more serious than I initially thought. It rapidly progressed since June, crippling my functionalities in various ways. These days have been the most difficult time of my life.

It is certain that my life will never be the same as before. It does not seem possible that I will ever be "cured" but there are a couple treatments for my condition that have put people into remission. The last 3 weeks my entire time has been consumed by working with a support organisation and learning about my condition from other patients, going to a lot of doctors, many in different towns, trying to get help and opinions.

Just Monday August 21 I started an aggressive treatment that I have a lot of hope for. I have already seen some signs of improvement in a few areas.

I don't really like to talk about this stuff publically but, because I have basically vanished from being online, I worry people will interpret my disappearance as me giving up on my art. I cannot live with that assumption because nothing is farther from the case. In fact completing my comic for you is my #1 life goal. All of my efforts to get well will be so that i can get back to the place where I can make art every day. That's all I want to do.

Today I feel well enough to log on to DA and post this. And then I'm even going to do some drawing on the newest page. I feel like I'm on an upswing, but improvement may not be linear and may look something more like an advancing spiral, where good days are followed by bad, then good again, etc.

I'm sorry if this is a disjointed post. My head has been really foggy and even forming cohesive thoughts provides a challenge sometimes.

But all of this to say, I feel that I will be back to functional, hopefully in the very near future, and will be able to spend less of my time at doctors and more time focusing on creating.

It has been so many years that you have supported me and my work on BBA. I wish i could find the words with which to express my appreciation.

~K
Hi all!
The BBA store is finally open and can be found at blackbloodalliance.com/store/
many items are limited quantity. I will be able to restock some but not all (like vintage comics and figures).
I will also be adding new items to the store periodically, including new Swiftkill figures at the end of the year.
Thanks for taking a look!
Hi all!
There has been a lot of interest in ordering a new Swiftkill figure. If you want to be sure you have the opportunity to grab one before they sell out, please sign up for the mailing list HERE:

 Bullet; Green blackbloodalliance.com/?page_i…Bullet; Green 

I will ONLY be sending email updates pertaining to this figure order or other BBA merchandise opportunities. I will not be sharing the email addresses with anyone else. Signing up does not obligate you to purchase anything. 

Figures will be 5 inches tall, made of resin, handpainted, and around 65$ USD plus shipping. 

Thank you!

Swiftkill Zbrush Model UPDATE read by KayFedewa
I've recieved some amazing gifts of art lately from really kind people and I feel compelled to display it some place besides my favorites! Check out some of this stuff!! 

Sweet moves- KayFedewa fanart by animeWolffreak23 Now We Can Hang Out! by FlannMoriath SPARKLE QUEENS!!! by ADAxel Just listen to teacher by slightlyangryunicorn .:Swiftkill:. by GerraFox77 Don't Blame Me for Your Problems by EATRY SPARKLE PRINCESS!!! by ADAxel

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Hi All!
I know it's a ways out for both of these conventions, but I wanted to give you a heads up that I have booked my trips to both Anthrocon in Pittsburg (www.anthrocon.org/) and Furfest in Rosemont (www.furfest.org/) for this year.

At Anthrocon I will be set up in the Artist's Alley on July 1-2 selling BBA merchandise (Posters, stickers, charms, enamel pins)

At Furfest in December, Im hoping to have a Dealer's Den table (I have applied for a table, but will not know whether or not I will receive one until later). Im also hoping to have the new Swiftkill figures ready in time for furfest to sell the first of them at my table there.

If you follow the comic and are planning to attend either of these cons, I would love for you to come by my table and say hi! 
Hi all!
 A couple things I wanted to update you about!

Bullet; Green First off I want to mention that I have brought on :iconnaviira:, known as Naviira, to help out with BBA environment work. This will free up :iconfablepaint: to focus on BBA storyboards, their other professional work, as well as their own personal work. (They are working hard on a comic called Umbagog, which can be viewed here: www.umbagogcomic.com/ )

You should definitely check out :iconnaviira:'s DA gallery, but here is a sample of what she's doing for BBA:

Frame 1 Page 18 by KayFedewa 

The next comic page (page 18) will be the first page to feature Naviira's environments. I think they work very well, and if you loved :iconfablepaint:'s work (who doesnt?), then you'll love Nav's as well.


Bullet; Yellow  Secondly, as we are transitioning to work with a new team member, we are still figuring out the pipeline and time frames. Previously, we have always uploaded every Monday. During this transition we will be continuing to upload Weekly - and will be shooting for Mondays, but there will likely be times, like this week, that we will be be uploading at a later day of the week.

I'm trying not to work myself or other team members too hard - we are all adults with full lives and responsibilities - so a "soft" deadline of Monday, with an acceptable upload range of a day within that week, will probably work best to avoid stress.

I hope you understand, and I thank you for your patience, understanding, and continued patronage - not only during this time but throughout my history of creating the BBA.

~K
Hi all!
Just a brief notice that I've posted the BBA on a couple sites for better mobile viewing.
Tapastic: tapastic.com/series/The-Blackb…
WebToons: www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/…
Hey guys - Im going to be active on twitter n stuff. Follow meeeeee! :) twitter.com/TheZebrafox
a quick message, as I'm still traveling - I'm in Burbank with Fable. We attended the CTN Animation expo today and will be going again tommorrow if anyone else on DA is going to be there and wants to meet up for lunch. Hit me up!
Hey all! A couple updates I want to share:

Bullet; Green CONVENTION -  :iconfablepaint: and I will be attending Midwest Furfrest the first weekend in December in Illinois, if you want to come meet us! The convention homepage is www.furfest.org/ and our facebook event page where we will be using to coordinate our location is at www.facebook.com/events/179009…  You should stop by and say hi, maybe commission a badge, then art jam with us in the evenings!

Bullet; Pink MERCH - At the convention I will be selling some bba items that I had made (lapel pins, charms, and posters). These will also be offered as rewards to Patrons ( www.patreon.com/blackbloodalli… ). I didn't order too many, because 1) Im broke and 2) I dont have a good read on demand yet, but if there are any leftover after the convention & giving them to backers, I'll put them online and post a link on DA so you can check em out.

Bullet; Yellow  COMIC - I hope you are enjoying the comic as much as I am enjoying making it. After I post page 13 on Monday, we are going to take a brief pause in uploading pages because I'm going to be doing some traveling next week. We may extend this no-upload break throughout the holidays to give us some time to just produce a bunch of pages, creating a "buffer" of premade pages that will allow us to continue with regular future updates without having to stop every time one of us goes on a trip/gets sick/etc. I'll keep you updated on that.

As I've always said over the years - I couldn't (and wouldn't) be doing any of this without your support. Thank you so very much for your interest in our humble wolf comic and for taking the time to read the above.
Take care!
:heart: -K
Hey!
I don't know if anyone still uses Facebook, but I finally got around to making a page where you can follow the comic updates, as well as news relating to the BBA (merchandise announcements, convention meetups, etc)

It's at www.facebook.com/theblackblood…

:iconfablepaint: also put their solo comic up on FB today. It's at www.facebook.com/umbagogcomic
****This auction ends tonight!!*****

:iconfablepaint: and I want to do a commission together. :iconfablepaint: is the amazing environment artist who does the backgrounds for the BBA comic.

You pick your original character(s) (ONE OR TWO) that you want drawn, describe the scene idea and the type of environment, and we will work together to make it look like a frame from our comic. Can include dialogue/speech bubbles!

You are bidding on one fully rendered panel with 1-2 characters and background (optional speech bubbles/dialogue)

We have never offered this before and is a rare opportunity to own a collaborative piece from us!

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bidding details:

Starting bid 60$ USD - (Paypal or Venmo only)

minimum bid increments of 10$

bidding starts HERE  comments.deviantart.com/1/6419…

Auction Closes tomorrow 10/25/16 at 7pm EST

We will split payment 50/50.
blackbloodalliance.com/forum/
Just want to link to the Roleplay forum I own. It's managed and moderated by some volunteers who have been putting a lot of work into it. Stop by and say hi!
blackbloodalliance.com/forum/
Hey guys! I just wanted to tell you about a project :icondroemar: is doing that you may be interested in if, like me, you really dig animal stories!

It’s a novel called Mark of the Conifer, and it’s about DINOSAURS!

Right now it’s on Kickstarter, so she can raise the money to print the book! www.kickstarter.com/projects/9…

The book has over 100 full color illustrations, and you can get it in three formats: ebook, paperback, and hardcover. If you donate to the Kickstarter, there’s all kind of rewards: stickers, bookmarks, and dinosaur prints!

I’ve pledged to it because I've been super excited about this project for a long time. Go check it out!
hey all,
I've had a design for a shirt in my head for a while. I made a redbubble shop so I could print the shirt for myself. I think it's pretty funny though so in case any of you are interested, here's the link.
www.redbubble.com/people/kayfe…

Once the comic really gets going I think I'll do a few BBA shirts also.

Hope your summers are going great :)

~K
It's been sooooo long. But finally I've got stuff to show for the long preproduction grind. 

I'll be posting the first page of the comic Monday! I've posted it already to my patreon for donators www.patreon.com/blackbloodalli…

I can put a page a week up for a while because I have a number of pages ready. I hope to be able to keep that pace, as I'm working full time on this project. Thats right, I'm 30 and I gave up my cushy, well-paying studio job to make this talking wolf comic! 

I apologize for the long wait. I know this is a year and a half or so overdue. All the writing, rewriting, concepting, reconcepting, was a result of intense pressure, self-doubt, and as always external life issues that needed dealing with. But, you stuck with me! And your support is what fueled my fire and kept me moving forward, even when i felt hopelessly stuck in the mud.

 I hope you'll find it to be worth it.

:heart:~K
50$ for a drawing of your character. That price includes optional design consulting as well (can help you update/edit your characters design or design a whole new one). Note me if youre interested!
For a limited time, I'm opening commissions. 
Im reserving slots for people, but I won't be taking any payment until the work is done or almost done, at which point I'll contact you to arrange payment before I deliver the image.

If you're interested in a drawing from me, they're 50$ each. Send me a note to reserve a slot!
Check out my most recent deviations for examples of what you'd get.

Thanks!
I'll be at Anthrocon next week!
Let me know if you want to meet up. You can DA note me
I'll be wearing a swiftkill ears/tail and her green face paint markings.

Im also arranging a forum-specific meetup for people who hang out at the official BBA forum
blackbloodalliance.com/forum/

Im not going to be doing artist alley or the dealer's room, I'll just be cruising around and chilling in the zoo, but i'll be taking commissions if you find me
Come have a drink with me, or just say hi, or get me to draw you a wolf etc
should be fun!