24-hour comic!
by Reinder Dijkhuis
I took part in 24-hour comics day on Saturday, October 20. As more or less expected, I failed to reach the goal of writing and drawing 24 pages in 24 hours, and I failed pretty badly at that, finishing up with only 11 pages drawn. However, I do think the material I came up with was worthwhile. I had had an idea in my head for a while, and this 24-hour comics served as a pilot for it. Set in the same world as Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan and Spun Off, it is nonetheless very different in tone from both of them.

The pages are collected on my latest Comicfury website, Reinder's 24-hour comic for 2012, so named because I went into the event without a fixed plan of what I was going to do. I ended up simply piloting an existing idea, but I could have gone a number of other ways. Unlike with most of my comics, the home page has the first comic page on it instead of the last, so you can read the comic in order from there.
August voter incentive
by Reinder Dijkhuis
It's August 1, and there's a new ROCR voter incentive over on Top Web Comics. Vote for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan to see a preview of the cover art for the book of the Rite of Serfdom storyline. This 343-page story has not been published on this ComicFury site but has been on the Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan main site for years, and we're now finally getting it into print.

When you vote, you will be asked to identify a comic character in an image. This does not mean you're voting for that character; it is merely how the Top Web Comics system verifies that you're not a bot. When this little hurdle is completed, you will have voted and you will see the image.

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Book announcement
by Reinder Dijkhuis
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 Reinder Dijkhuis
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 Reinder Dijkhuis
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.