Book announcement
by ReinderDijkhuis
July 21, 2012: This is about a storyline that's available on the main website, but won't be rerun here for another two years. However, it is big news that I want to share with everyone. I just posted the following on the main site:

The Rite of Serfdom remasters are now done, at long last. All 342 existing episodes have been given a makeover, with new lettering, new more organic looking gutters, a size upgrade, a colour depth upgrade and more. "More" varies from little bits of touchup here and there to a complete redraw of a whole page or even a sequence of pages. One thing left to do is the addition of one page to a redrawn sequence, because upon rereading, the scene seemed to shift too quickly. That will get done in the next week or so.

And then it'll be time for the next stage of this big project! I will have 343 high-res, full-colour master files with lettering, plus one cover illustration done years ago that was never included in the archives. What am I going to do with them? Why, I'm going to make a book! With the help of Aggie Janicot, who is now interning at a graphic design shop to bring her expertise on digital publishing and printing up to date, I plan to release The Rite of Serfdom in multiple formats, including both ebooks and print. We still need to figure out a lot, including such burning questions as "What's possible?" and "How can we make it work without breaking the bank?", and we still have a lot of work ahead of us, but we are pushing ahead with this, one way or another. If you want to read more as we work on this, and if you want to find out more about our other work in progress, join the Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan Facebook page or follow RoguesClwydRhan on Twitter; both channels are updated very frequently with the latest news.

This is a very exciting project for us to be working on. All we have at this time is the materials, a tentative release date and the sweat of our brows. We will keep everyone posted as we work past each milestone for the release.
ROCR facebook page
by ReinderDijkhuis
If you want to keep up with the latest on Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan, why not join its Facebook page? It's not listed on these pages, but it's been around for a while. I mainly use it to post updates for the giant remaster project that I've been working on for the past two or so years, and now that that's approaching completion*), chances are that I will start gearing up to post new updates again. If you want to hear about those, join the page!

There is also a Twitter feed for ROCR, which is also used to announce remastered and new updates.

*) For a certain value of completion. The Rite of Serfdom is nearly done, and that's a massive undertaking. There's always more work to be done, though.
X!Gloop Lives!
by ReinderDijkhuis
My third webcomic on ComicFury, The Lives of X!Gloop, started today. This is an old one that I started drawing in the late 1980s, but crude as it is, I'm still very fond of it. It's ....hard to describe, but there's an About page that tries.
Spun Off now live
by ReinderDijkhuis
For those of you who would like to see some more recent work from me (ROCR is currently running comics from the early 1990s on this site), I have a new webcomic called Spun Off up on TheComicseries. Read the adventures of naked faeries whose tongues are NOT, I repeat NOT, served up in aspic whenever the Green Knight is throwing a banquet.
Vote on Top Web Comics (May 2012)!
by ReinderDijkhuis
It's that time of the month again! Vote on Top Web Comics to help get ROCR into the top 100 of that fine, fine ranking of webcomics, which gives me... oh, a dozen links each month. Last time, we got the comic to # 67 at the time I got out of bed to check, so that's the number to beat.

As a vote incentive, you will get to see, at the end of the process, a page in progress that I finally went to work on today, after leaving it in my drawer for a year. It's a page that's intended to be inserted into the storyline The Rite of Serfdom to make one scene transition a little bit smoother. As such, it's set well after the events in the storyline you're seeing right here, right now.

In fact, I had redrawn that entire sequence already, in 2011. That was a slow, slow process, and by the time I finally got around to drawing that extra page, I got frustrated and gave up. Now that I've found a new location that I can withdraw to in order to work on my comics and other art without interruption, I've finally picked it up again. And while the page is still in a very early stage, it is moving forward again, at last.