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Journal Entry: Sun Aug 9, 2015, 9:19 PM


How long have you been on DeviantArt?
- Almost 12 years
What does your username mean?
- It is the name of my Mary Sue/Gary Stu. He's... been "fixed" over the years. XD
Describe yourself in three words.
- Loyal, Trustworthy, Direct
Are you left or right handed?
-Right
What was your first deviation?
- ohhh... I don't want to answer this, but here she is. XD Light-show Call-girl by MaciaPaladin
What is your favourite type of art to create?
- I make "manga" and "anime" styled comics and art
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
- sketch rendering. I used to be decent at it, but the skill has atrophied
What was your first favourite?
- Apparently this one: +Liv Tyler by phoenirius Kinda fits in with my whole "pencil rendering" theme from the earlier question. ;)
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
- Anime girls. I'm a smut artist who specializes in that style. I'm hopeless!
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
-Right now, it's :iconprettio:. There are many favorites, but she's been very inspirational and a great friend.
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
- All of the artists I have hired over the years. You've all been great.
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
- Mostly by helping me realize my dreams of being a great producer and writer. It's still a long way from being complete, but this is a great community.
What are your preferred tools to create art?
- Pencil, Paper and digital tools such as Photoshop, SAI and Manga Studio
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
- I need a large, flat, round table. Somewhere quiet with my headphones on.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
- Fighting against trolls who were crapping on an artist who did not deserve their hate. Made a new friend in the process.

#DeviantArtistQuestionnaire

  • Listening to: Bravely Default OST
  • Reading: Credit Card Statements... always and forever
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Hyrule Warriors

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Hello DeviantArt lovelies! I'm seeking a colorist for my adult series Peppermint Saga. I'd like to state up front that this is a work-for-hire situation where all work is ultimately owned by me and the so-called "studio" (self-styled vanity name I give to the aforementioned "operation"). It's paid, but the scenario we are looking at here is somewhat "entry level" on price. So, I just wanted to be fair up front about what I am looking for.

The series is anime themed, both in style and content. So I am hoping for a solid approximation of cel shading like they use in animation. Not too exotic. On some occasions, you MIGHT have to add magic effects since it is fantasy based. All artwork will be drawn, inked and ultimately the dialog will be lettered by me. I am actually a fairly capable colorist and have done so professionally once or twice before. But I hate it. HATE, HATE, HATE. That's why I am looking for you.

After the TL;DR, here is the skinny on the gig:

* weekly webcomic, adult themes, mild comedy violence, pornographic content in each "episode".
* Updates once per week on Saturday, we will not begin posting until there is a 4 page backlog. (this is more for my lazy ass than you. Keeps me honest about updates)
* simple cel shade with occasional lighting/magic effects. (no "burn and dodge", I won't accept that)
* If Patreon earnings dictate, possible updates 2x per week. Per page salary increase likely to follow.
* Starting rate: $15 per page. If you respond with "My commission rates are...!" I know you didn't read this. Possible negotiation within reason. Note me. The worst I can say is no. But it's a high risk webcomic with no clear revenue stream besides Patreon. So... please be gentle.
*Payment via PayPal is the only option. I will cover the fees since the pay is jack shit. I can do weekly or monthly. Whatever works for you and keeps you motivated. It's a fun series. I'm just too stressed and overworked to carry all the water myself right now.
* I'll let you post slices of the work for your "portfolio" if you want, but I think we're mostly adults here. DA has rules about content and linking, so be smart for your own benefit, because I've been here 12 years, and unless I tragically die, I'll be here 12 more. I don't want to see someone get screwed over terms of service nonsense.

I'm a pretty straight shooter, but once we've worked together for some time, and I am comfortable with your work, you will find me extremely approachable. So don't hesitate to ask me questions. I've been doing free adult comics online since 2007, so while I'm not a millionaire, I do have a generally positive rep in the community and I like to keep it that way. Unless you want to talk politics with me. Then we can't be friends anymore.

Anywho, Unleash the hounds?

~Mace

DeviantArt Questionaire

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 9, 2015, 9:19 PM


How long have you been on DeviantArt?
- Almost 12 years
What does your username mean?
- It is the name of my Mary Sue/Gary Stu. He's... been "fixed" over the years. XD
Describe yourself in three words.
- Loyal, Trustworthy, Direct
Are you left or right handed?
-Right
What was your first deviation?
- ohhh... I don't want to answer this, but here she is. XD Light-show Call-girl by MaciaPaladin
What is your favourite type of art to create?
- I make "manga" and "anime" styled comics and art
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
- sketch rendering. I used to be decent at it, but the skill has atrophied
What was your first favourite?
- Apparently this one: +Liv Tyler by phoenirius Kinda fits in with my whole "pencil rendering" theme from the earlier question. ;)
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
- Anime girls. I'm a smut artist who specializes in that style. I'm hopeless!
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
-Right now, it's :iconprettio:. There are many favorites, but she's been very inspirational and a great friend.
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
- All of the artists I have hired over the years. You've all been great.
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
- Mostly by helping me realize my dreams of being a great producer and writer. It's still a long way from being complete, but this is a great community.
What are your preferred tools to create art?
- Pencil, Paper and digital tools such as Photoshop, SAI and Manga Studio
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
- I need a large, flat, round table. Somewhere quiet with my headphones on.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
- Fighting against trolls who were crapping on an artist who did not deserve their hate. Made a new friend in the process.

#DeviantArtistQuestionnaire

  • Listening to: Bravely Default OST
  • Reading: Credit Card Statements... always and forever
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Hyrule Warriors
I should point out that one of the MAJOR reasons I don't post much art anymore is that almost everything I am drawing these days is hardcore pornography or commissions for patrons. But, I am not dead, for what it is worth.

We Need Help to Make this Happen!

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 5, 2015, 2:52 PM


First of all, this is not life threatening, but it could be Earth shattering. So please don't turn away from my click-bait! Our friend :iconprettio: is working hard on Ship in a Bottle (I can't link it, sorry ;p) and we've asked her to do an episode of Peppermint Saga: Blue-Gray Rhapsody (also can't link it, sorry ^^; ). But in order to do that, we need just a little something extra. And that something extra comes in the form of our one-time Indiegogo for funding the episode. Click the link below and watch my video for details!

www.indiegogo.com/project/pret…

~Mace

  • Listening to: Bravely Default OST
  • Reading: Credit Card Statements... always and forever
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Hyrule Warriors

Blergh...

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 25, 2015, 11:39 PM


God dammit... why am I so sleepy lately? I dropped down from working 67 hours a week at two jobs to just working 39 at one that pays considerably better (usually), you would think I could get my fucking shit together. Technically, I'm even sleeping better than I did years ago when I had this same job full-time. Lately, I get home, and I just keep nodding off in my chair while I am trying to write or draw, and it's very frustrating as I have two commissions due. Anywho, you probably don't care about my whining. Get back on your fucking Patreon work, Mace. lol

Over and out.

~Mace

  • Listening to: Jamie listening to FF6 on YouTube
  • Reading: Credit Card Statements...
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Dragon Crown

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Michael C. Prokop/ Mace Paladino
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Current Age: 35, Current Residence: Tucson, AZ, Favourite genre of music: AOR, 80's, J-Pop, Favourite photographer: Darkmatterzone, Favourite style of art: Manga, Operating System: Windows XP and OSX BIOTCH!, MP3 player of choice: iTunes, Shell of choice: Meh., Wallpaper of choice: ^^, Skin of choice: As much visible female skin as possible, Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny (Anime are NOT cartoons.), Personal Quote: I'm not in denial, but even if I was, I wouldn't admit it.
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:icondukewolfendoom:
Dukewolfendoom Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
May I ask a question?
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:iconmaciapaladin:
MaciaPaladin Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Yes?
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:icondukewolfendoom:
Dukewolfendoom Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Juuuuust outta curiosity, if the comic doesn't get funded, does the comic like, well, end or does it continue but at a slower pace of updates?
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MaciaPaladin Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
It's problematic for Prettío not to be able to work on a schedule. So if Ship in a Bottle does not stay above $200/month, I will still offer stuff on Patreon, but the comic will stop. BGR will stop after Chapter 10 if we do not get to $800/month or greater. However, we are trying to pre-fund the pages for Chapter 10 now with Indiegogo. We had HOPED that showing consistent updates with amazing art would entice more folks to contribute, but they don't seem to be flocking to our Patreonas of yet.
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neko-rulz Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondevwatchthankyouplz: for the watch!
You have a pretty gallery, will take a look for sure :iconyaytigerplz:
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MaciaPaladin Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
Thanks! I started watching you because I like your gallery, and we've talked before. I was the guy looking for artists for my "moe catgirl" thing a while back. XD

I may talk to you about... other things. XD
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neko-rulz Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconazunyan-nekoplz:
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:iconmaciapaladin:
MaciaPaladin Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
Sent ya a note about it. It's not urgent, but take a look and tell me what you think about those things when you get a moment. :)
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CrimsonSnows Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Student Artist
Thank you so much for your watch! I really apreciate <3
Your support means a world for me :,) <3
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MaciaPaladin Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
Glad to be of service :)
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