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In case you haven't noticed yet, this account is like totally inactive! I've moved most of my operations over to Tumblr and Twitter. I've been incredibly busy this past year with professional projects, working on comics for Adventure Time, Regular Show and Bravest Warriors! Unfortunately, I haven't had a lot of time to update Sakana. You can still read it over at the Smackjeeves site, and it still updates every now and then when I get some time to myself! 

Sakana on Smackjeeves >>> sakana.smackjeeves.com/

My Tumblr >>> mynameismad.tumblr.com/

My Twitter >>> twitter.com/madelinerupert

I will also be going to Otakon this weekend! I'll be at Table K-06, and have lots of Sakana and published comics merch with me! Check my tumblr for more information! 
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Hey guys, sorry I haven't updated since July! Since then I've turned 24, got a dog, and am waist deep in the Regular Show comic miniseries I'm writing and drawing. I have a lot of deadlines to keep up with now (like 22 thumbed, penciled and inked pages in just 12 days THAT WAS FUN) so as you've probably noticed there's been a great lack of Sakana updates recently. Paid work comes first, so I've had to put it on the backburner for a little while. I'll still be able to put up a strip every now and then, but there's no telling when I'll get the opportunities. 

But here's some COOL THINGS TO KNOW REGARDING THE REGULAR SHOW MINISERIES!! 

1. The first issue will be out in comic stores and wherever they sell floppy single issues on NOVEMBER 6th (so I've been lead to believe). You will know which one is mine because it has Skips the yeti screaming on the cover. I've done literally everything for this comic except the coloring, so it's kind of like my weird regular show baby. If you pick up a copy, consider contacting the company to tell them how you like it and maybe I'll get more jobs like this in the futureeeeee :'V. I'm working under the name "Mad Rupert" instead of my full name, "Madeline Rupert". 

2. Because of the miniseries and everything else I've done for the Regular Show/Adventure Time comics, I got invited to NEW YORK COMIC CON!!! I'll be working and drawing sketches for people at the BOOM! STUDIOS booth! If you're going, stop by and say hello!! (I'll be the really short lady with really short brown hair.) If you've got a few bucks to spare, you can commission me to draw a Regular Show or Adventure Time character on a blank comic cover! 

3. I might not be posting a lot of artwork but I'm PRODUCING A WHOLE LOT OF ART. I just can't post it yet :u

Thanks everybody for your patience! Remember, if you're feeling a lack of Sakana in your life, the SAKANA STORE is always open~ mynameismad.bigcartel.com/
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Hey first off, it's my birthday on Sundayyyyy!

Secondly, I'm going to be at Otakon this year, selling in the artist alley! YOU SHOULD COME VISIT ME!! I'll have the new eevee print, the buttons, some new buttons, and all the Sakana stuff (books, posters, etc.) that I normally have! Stop on by!
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I'll be attending Katsucon 2013 next weekend right outside of Washington DC! COME SEE ME.

I'll have new copies of both Sakana volumes, my usual posters and character badges, and also a BRAND NEW POSTER

Here is a preview:



See you thereeee~
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SINCE THE DAWN OF MY COMICS CAREER (roughly five years ago) I've amassed tons of personal comic pages. And I'm not talking about the current 216 pages of Sakana, I'm talking about ALL THE OTHER COMIC PAGES I've managed to accrue in that time.

And I've been thinking for a while that I'd like to bring all those together in a big ol' fun book of stupid one-shots, minicomics, class projects, and series that never really got off the ground, or are still waiting for that fabled day far in the future where I will have the free time and financial stability to just sit down and draw every single comic I ever thought up.

SO ANYWAYS the big news is that I've begun pulling old pages out from under my bed, and leafing through my old portfolios, and scouring my external harddrive for anything that I've ever done that even resembles a comic (and some are pretty janky, lemme tell you) because I want to PUT THEM ALL IN A BIG BOOK. AND SELL IT.

If you're a fan of my webcomic Sakana, perhaps you'd like to see the one-shot graffiti-centric minicomic I did three years ago? Or one of the very first comics I ever drew: where two men scream at each other until one of them turns into a banana and the other eats him? Or the first ten pages of two other series that are still waiting to be drawn? OR SLUT-FACE MCGEE, THE GREATEST COMIC I'VE EVER MADE?? OR LIKE A WHOLE HELL OF A LOT MORE??

MAYBE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE THESE THINGS????

If you would, I'm going to be holding MY FIRST EVER SUPER AMAZING WOW SO COOL KICKSTARTER TO FUND THE BOOK. Obviously there will be lots of fabulous incentives, and obviously the only reason anybody follows me is for Sakana so there will be LOTS OF SAKANA THEMED INCENTIVES. Which is a good thing for Sakana fans because IF THE BOOK GETS FUNDED, THERE WILL BE MORE SAKANA THINGS TOO HOORAY GOOD DEAL.

I'm going to be putting up more information about the book itself and the eventual Kickstarter in the next few days, but if you could help me spread the word and drum up a bit of pregame excitement, I would be super grateful!! The only reason I can even think of doing something like this is because I have the most amazing fans in the entire world, and I am so thankful for your support every day! Even if you don't have the moolah to throw at some small lady you kind of half-know on the internet cuz she draws fish people so often, I would still appreciate a reblog, AND I STILL APPRECIATE YOU <33

Thanks everybody!! :'D

-Mad
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Just a heads up:

Sakana Volume 1 and 2 are back in stock at the store for a limited time (PERFECT FOR LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY GIFTS??) I have about 20 copies of each right now, so they're gonna go fast!

I also added the newest poster to the store!

ALSO EVERYTHING IS $2 OFF FOR THE HOLIDAYS

ALSO ALSO YOU GET A FREE YUUDAI AND TAISEI MINIPOSTER IF YOU BUY TWO OR MORE ITEMS
SAKANA Miniposter 1 2012 by MyNameIsMad


GO TAKE A LOOK!
>>> mynameismad.bigcartel.com/
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Gonna be out of town visiting :icongforgannon: for the next week! Updates will resume after thanksgiving!
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maybe you'd like to stop by?

www.livestream.com/mynameismad
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HEY GUYS GUESS WHAT, after an unprecedented swamp of book orders, everything is FINALLY ON ITS WAY AND INTO YOUR LOVING ARMS, WONDERFUL SAKANA FANS OF MY HEART. Which means if you don't receive your books within the next several business days PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

Again I'd like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding while I floundered around like a headless chicken, ordering more books and trying to find a reliable postal service (pro tip: fedex is awful and you should never use them.) I know what it takes to have a successful sale and provide quick, quality turn around time now, so the next sale is guaranteed to be 100% more satisfactory.

AND SPEAKING OF THE NEXT SALE.

Since the books are all wrapped up, I'll be adding some posters to the store. Look out for an update in a few minutes!
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HEY EVERYBODY!

If you have AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL TASTE (and also had some money to spend a few weeks ago) and purchased one or both of the Sakana books, your items should arrive in about a week or so! I was originally hoping to have them all shipped by the end of October, but I VASTLY UNDERESTIMATED the amount of orders I'd get, and have had to reorder new books twice now :u

BUT REST ASSURED if you paid for a book, by george you will get a book no matter how many times I have to pester my printer for new batches. So please bear with me for a bit while I get this all sorted out! NEXT SALE WILL BE BETTER AND MORE PROMPT, I've learned a lot from this one, thank you all so much for your patience <3. AND THANK YOU ALL FOR PROVING TO ME THAT THIS COMIC IS MUCH MORE POPULAR THAN I REALLY THOUGHT IT WAS.


AND GOOD NEWS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL THINKING ABOUT BUYING: I have a new ENORMOUS order of books on its way right now, so I should have plenty left over after I've finished sending out the rest of these outstanding orders.

~CONSIDER PURCHASING ONE TODAY~

>>>> www.mynameismad.bigcartel.com <<<<
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THIS WEEKEND!!

WITH enenkaydoodles.tumblr.com/ !!!

COME FIND ME!!!!
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SO, bad news first: my summer job has come to an end.

I am 'in the process' of 'trying to decide' when to move back down to Savannah with my friend Liz Kuped and this puts a damper on things as I am now jobless when I had hoped I would have a little more time to save up. NEVERTHELESS, I am still planning on moving, because Savannah has a lot more to offer me socially and artistically than a tiny town outside of Philadelphia (aka I am so starved for human contact I think I will put my head through this computer). And I think it's about time I got really serious with this art thing and tried to make it into a full living rather than half a living.

Which (GOOD NEWS) means more art and more Sakana for all of you! But in order to facilitate this switch, I'm going to be holding a few sales of original art and prints when I get back to my house on August 15th (gonna be away from tomorrow till then). I don't often sell original art, because I am stupidly sentimental and also paranoid that I will lose files, BUT SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA PUT IT OUT THERE. So if you ever wanted a one of a kind inked original, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE HURRY BEFORE I CHANGE MY MIND AND HOARD THEM LIKE BIG FLAT PAPER-SHAPED DIAMONDS.

Furthermore, I will also probably be opening up commissions. ~COLORED~ commissions oooooo.

Further furthermore, I need to start thinking about printing the next volume of Sakana. SO LOOK OUT FOR MORE INFO ON THAT AS SEPTEMBER APPROACHES.

So just a heads up! Big changes for me, so I'm kind of freaking out a little bit. If you really super like Sakana and wanna help support it a bit, please keep this in mind for next week! Thanks!!
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A fun an lucrative time was had by all



Traveled and hung out and was generally really obnoxious with :iconkuped: !!

Stayed with :iconconcentrationmoon: and :iconadriofthedead: in their swank apartment!!

Tabled with :iconevui: and :icondragonbeak: !!

Hung out with :iconzeroxtb: and others!!

Met :iconan-jing: and :iconrockaaar: and re-met :iconhamletmachine: and :iconbunkun: and :iconmeeleena: AND A TON OF OTHER PEOPLE!!!!

ALSO WAS APPROACHED BY MY FIRST REAL-LIFE-RIGHT-IN-FRONT-OF-MY-EYES-AT-THE-SAME-CON SAKANA COSPLAYERS, YOU WERE GORGEOUS ;A; <333

ALL IN ALL A VERY GOOD TIME!!
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KIND OF A LAST MINUTE JOURNAL BUT, I will be selling all kinds of goodies at Otakon this coming weekend in Baltimore! I'll be at table W08 near the exit!!

COME VISIT ME

COME WISH ME HAPPY BIRTHDAY ON SATURDAY

SATURDAY IS MY BIRTHDAY

I'M GONNA BE 23 OH NO ;A;
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I have some friends who just had some space open up in their hotel room, and they're looking for some people to fill it. Let me know if you're interested and I can give you more information!!
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LET'S JUST TALK ABOUT HOW THIS IS THE BEST SHOW

AND I AM SO HAPPY THAT IT'S A THING THAT EXISTS

best show

forever
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Hey everybody! I'm gonna have a table at Heroescon with my good chum :iconboneitis: !

I'll have Sakana books (and order forms in case I run out like last convention :V), some minicomics, all the posters ever, and some other miscellaneous goodies. I'll also be doing my ever-popular $1 SKETCH OF ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING deal. $1's worth of effort for anything your heart desires. (please note that you'll have to give me references of specific characters or I'm going to approximate like nobody's business (although I've found some people actually prefer that more?)) Furthermore, I'll be taking actual commissions, so if you've ever had a hankering for my inky spin on one of your cherished characters, please do stop by!


Here are some of my wares:

POSTER DRIVE 2011 by MyNameIsMad SAKANERS POSTER DRIVE 2 by MyNameIsMad SAKANA Miniposter 1 2012 by MyNameIsMad GOT 99 PROBLEMS by MyNameIsMad VOLUME 1 WRAPAROUND by MyNameIsMad (sakana book) GOT 99 ZAWAS by MyNameIsMad SAKANA: VOLUME 1 by MyNameIsMad (vol. 1 poster) KIDS BOOK: pgs 25-29 + cover by MyNameIsMad (scariest monster minicomic) SAKANA BABBYS by MyNameIsMad (stickers!!)


Here are some of my commission examples:

Specialty commissions: MORE BADGES. by MyNameIsMad Majestic Spirit Guide by MyNameIsMad

Original character commissions: mynameismad.tumblr.com/post/20…

And here's an example of a $1 commission: 24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lsb…


Here's where I'm going to be!




And here's what I look like!



okay no but seriously




EVERYBODY COME VISIT ME <3
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In an effort to relieve stress on my fans and kick myself in the booty, I have decided to enact A NEW AND EXCITING AND PERMANENT SCHEDULE FOR SAKANA UPLOADS. So now when you haven't seen a new strip in a while, you are free to come and hassle me about it BECAUSE I PROMISED.

The new schedule is as follows:

MAGNIFICENT MONDAYS: One or Two new strips, depending on how the weekend went!

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS: One new strip!

FANTASTIC FRIDAYS: One new strip!

So that means 3-4 strips per week! LET'S DO IT.
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I will be away for a week staring on Monday, so if you haven't gotten your orders yet they will most likely arrive sometime after the 17th. Just trying to keep everybody updated!

Still open for new orders, but I have to have some more posters printed! YOU GUYS REALLY SEEM TO LIKE THE POSTERS <333
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I'm planning to pencil up a strip here, and ink it for the livestream. So if you can stop by, that'd be awesome! It won't go on too late because I have work at 7am tomorrow (FURNITURE TRUCK DAYYY) so pop on in and say helloooo~

www.livestream.com/mynameismad

HEY GUYSSSSSS, STREAM HAS BEEN MOVED TO 8:45 PM.

EVERYBODY GO DO HOMEWORK FOR THE NEXT 45 MINUTES, NO EXCUSES
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