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15-02-2017: Tapastic, F+S, new old comics

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 15, 2017, 2:57 PM

Just a quick journal to go over some thoughts I've been having regarding my artworks, some of which I've already covered in my blog, I just want to elaborate on it a bit further.

Recently I was directed to a site called Tapastic, which is a site for hosting webcomics, and what is really interesting about it is that you can apparently make revenue on hosting webcomics there, through allowing ads to be shown alongside the comics. My good friends Granitoons and TopperHay have already started hosting their comics there (many thanks to you both for suggesting this), and I am seriously considering following suit - however, if I decide to do this, it means I will no longer be uploading comics to DeviantArt, instead it will be preview images with links to the comics on Tapastic. Don't worry though, this doesn't mean I'll be leaving DeviantArt, as I'll still be posting single pictures and photos here.
That brings me onto my next point - I would like to upload all of my old comics to Tapastic, but quite frankly with a lot of the early comics, especially Bob & Flyer and AMT, my art really wasn't up to scratch - I have thought about re-making those comics into my current art style, just so it all flows better, but at the same time I feel that doing that would be very counter-productive when I could be making new comics instead, so that's a huge maybe.
Last but not least, I have finished the script for the first Fyfe & Sparkplug comic, I hope to start illustrating it very soon - as always, watch this space for more. ;)

That's it for now - as always, peace out. Peace

P.S. A couple of shoutouts, ZookieDragon has compiled her brilliant "Zookie the Dragon" comics into a book, they are now on sale at - please go check out her gallery and website, you will not regret it. :)
Also, my brother WhiteBlazingPhoenix has posted a chapter of his in-progress novel "Love's Knight Zero" on his FictionPress account, it is well worth a read - check it out here:…

UPDATE: I've joined Tapastic, come visit my page here: (Comics coming soon!)

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Mark Appleyard
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Previously known as appleyard86 (31/03/2005 - 20/05/2012)

Nationality: British
Favourite genre of music: A bit of everything but I mostly like rock/metal
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: Windows Media Player, Winamp
Wallpaper of choice: A sunny beach
Favourite cartoon character: Too many to mention
Personal Quote: Such holidays in the sun don't come without sacrifices.

If I were to invite people to make a guest comic short for one of my comic series, would anyone be interested? 

39 deviants said Yes
2 deviants said No


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Harejules Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Happy Valentine's day! 
Club-Dreamiverse Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Hello, Bluebottleflyer! How was your day? Also, here's the link to a bunch of commercials called Animate Your World, which came from Cartoon Network to encourage creativity:…
maskedsmurf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made one drawing for your Birthday too, I hope you like! ;) (Wink) 
acla13 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Professional General Artist
IrishBecky Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday, Mark! :party: :cake:
Hope you have another great year!
Chopangigante Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Pleased Happy Birthday buddy!!!! birthday cake 
PierreAndAndre Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday my friend. Had to say it here, too. :D :nod: :cake: :party:
patemvik Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy late birthday!
Club-Dreamiverse Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Hi, BluebottleFlyer. I am Club-Dreamiverse. I like your characters. Care if I put your characters in my fanfic?
BluebottleFlyer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks - you can include them, only as long as you credit them to me though.
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