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5C to restart today! 3 a week.

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 7, 2014, 5:05 AM
So I decided that i will  post the next batch of 10 pages at 3 a week like it's been. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Right now I have page 60 to be drawn and shaded.

12 pages is not impressive to me at all for the duration of time, but i have a lot of personal and family pressures right now that demand attention. I went to NJ for two weeks and ended up getting sick there which postponed the return which cost me time. Renovation, and Dad had a stroke as well so I visit him every two days since he's paralyzed. It's about 40 km away, so it takes time as well since visiting hours are in the day only. I have a lot on my plate right now, needless to say.

I only mention that to excuse my slow progress. I wanted to have  double the pages done, not only 12. I will continue to work throughout April on the book and hopefully get to 20 pages, or at least page 70. I took all of your comments and suggestions and right now I am just taking a final look at the pages before i post the first three of the new batch this week.

5C pages 49 - 60:

To summarize, the next part of the book has more story and some more risk taking. I'm taking my time in this story and am in no rush. I enjoy working on it so much and really wonder how I will work on other stuff past this point.

Will Commissions open?:

After this batch of pages are up, say till page 70, I will do a commission run and see if I can buy another month to work on it. I want 100 pages this fall, and to make a book so that next year I can have something for the conventions. I might open for commissions in June and will have a wider range of options starting at 225USD shipping incl for original art and tons of prints.

Ill have more details, and for the folks who donate/commission me for over 1000 USD/CAD they will have something in the book named after them (Like a company, street, city, mayor), or their likeness appear etc.  I will have more details as to incentives and the commissions need not be 5C related.

Any 5C commissions will go in the book I intend to make.

Is 5th Capsule still free?:

5th capsule as an online story will always be free before any book is released. I said this is a gift, you don't have to buy anything if you don't want. As much as I can, I will work on it because I love it. The book and any merch is only to buy time to work on it, but the story will always be free right here on the largest art community web site. If dA ever closes, I will still offer it somewhere online for free, easily found, and accessible .

I only ask you to read it is all.

Your comments:

Your comments matter, I derive a lot of motivation from them and your insights. If the question you ask is answered in the story, I will not answer the comment, or if it will be a spoiler I will say so.

So just sit back, I am almost done my round of edits and then i will post something before noon!

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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redskullrudd Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
As glad as I am to see 5C and GG back, I think it's more commendable that with so much going on you still can keep focused to your goals and craft. It's an admirable thing to be dealing with personal life events and still keep pages coming. 
Just really sets the bar in professionalism and determination and the interactions you have with the readers on here just make the book and characters more meaning. 

5C is awesome and there's certainly nothing else like it I'm reading. Keep fighting the good fight. I was jazzed to see more pages posted, just amazing how consistent the art and writing is on it 
Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot for that hommes.

I really have to be careful not to let my art be an escape from reality to the point I ignore life. If I didnt have my wife and kids, i would become obsessed.  The dealing with wife kids and life make the story writing richer and more relateable.

Over the past  14 years doing this I learned to be very careful what to worry about as it ages you and not all things turn out as bad as you thought. For me, Islam has everything to do with how i handle big issues and problems.
redskullrudd Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
It's good to have a distraction when things are high pressure. Family keeps you grounded, and the creative process and Islam it sounds like keeps you stable in the chaos. It's all how you balance it I guess. 
Personally i've gained a lot as a person from your posts and outlooks and your work's a good distraction for the rest of us from the daily stresses. 
Over the years I've had both horrible and great dealing with artists but in that you've always stood out as a true professional who raises the quality bar. 

Anyways, looking  forward to the next battery of pages, what surprises are around the corner and how more complex el GG gets. 
fslazurite Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
YES! Bring it on, good sir! w00t! 
DrawingGuy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
I'm glad you put your hard work into this and I hope you find it a blast! The story and the characters have been engaging thus far, and I find myself itching for more. Life may get in the way, but I have much more respect for a man that puts family first than one that locks the door for art and ignores them. I wish you well in that regard!

I also see that you worry about the coming and goings of your fan base - I personally say fret not. The numbers may not be what you saw with SF and Sakura, but the ones you have here are here for YOU. And 5th Capsule is your art and your story. You giving it to us for free is a gift I deeply appreciate, and look forward to the day I get to hold it in my hands as a book. 

I'm also excited for the time you open up commissions! My desire for a beautiful (and sexy *cough*) traditional art piece of GG and Jess has not ebbed, and I will lurk your FB and DA until it happens... though if swimsuit car washing isn't your thing, we'll figure it out when the chance of winning your personal markermanship presents itself. :D
Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks man.
PhillipBA Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
I really appreciate your effort, it's great that it's free because a lot of people like students can't afford it. If I had money I would totally support you, anyways thank you!
DavidKrigbaum Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Good to see you back!
Stickfigure5000 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional
Incredibly excited about it's return! I love me some 5C
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
well good luck friend.  the series is fun and good luck with your family pressures.
Alvaria-Eleven Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I've been away from DA for too long, I've missed all of your recent updates. Anyways, I'm sorry to hear about your father and I hope he's doing well. Its understandable if you slow down a little bit on 5C, family is important and above all else. I'm still excited for the next batch of 5C since my MonWedFri hasn't been the same since it ended :) 

Looking through your "End of an Era" update I noticed that you feared you lost some of your fans new/old. Just wanted to confirm that I'm still around and will be a fan for life, BTV 4 LIFE MAN.

Stay strong Omar and good luck in the future.
Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for that!
AdorkableINK Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student General Artist
aww, im sorry to hear about what you are going through :( and don't ever think you have to explain yourself to us! we are just your humble viewers ;p no matter how long it takes, 5C is really worth the wait :happybounce:
Kyuuen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Keep on going, I love this series.
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