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I know right!? Like finally!

http://www.stampedethewebcomic.com/

http://www.stampedethewebcomic.com/archive/

If you are up to date, new pages start here: http://www.stampedethewebcomic.com/comics/1922630/page-144/

Phew cant believe its already been three months since I updated the webcomic version.
Anyways, I’m now drawing every night. Which is why I’m up at 5:11am. My eyes hurt but I was so desperate to get this out and finished. I will rest later. Appreciate my nocturnal friends being around, one of them helped me decide on sound effects for this update. Drawing these pages was pretty challenging. Sovereign vs Stampede fight, has dragged on because of my absence.. but its reached its conclusion now.

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Hey all! Just wanted to say thanks to all those that visited my table and brought a my comics, merch etc Thank you, thankyou 🙂

I really appreciate the support, hope to see you all again soon!

I have a few regrets like not being as friendly as I perhaps should have been to people. (Tiredness had gotten to me in the end sorry. If you saw me staring at you angrily/rudely please dont take it personally it really wasnt intentional lol.) >.>  Some pics of the event. Me on sat cosplaying the vocaloid Luka. (I’m also a cosplayer.):

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Me on Sun, with my friend Neelam. I was cosplaying Sovereign from Stampede. Also Ela from Stampede is based on my friend Neelam: 

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Also got this artist fan art pic from one of my fav comic artists Shazleen Khan

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😀 Overall Mcm expo was a great event, Ive attended it many times before but this one was my second time selling. Hope to do it again sometime! ^.^

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Some improvements have been made on the webcomic version of Stampede…

Firstly it has a new url: www.stampedethewebcomic.com

And I have added a character page:

http://www.stampedethewebcomic.com/Characters/

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And a gallery page: http://www.stampedethewebcomic.com/gallery/

Also I have now added Stampede issue 3 to my online store.

So if you would prefer to buy it, its available here:

http://www.comicsy.co.uk/eternalbeliever/store/products/stampede-jessicas-story-issue-3/

Oh and also got some Stampede keychains to sell at london mcm expo but I will add one of these for free for each comic purchase from my store. Just let me know what keychain you would like before checkout! Or note me after that is if you have a preference. It will also be given away for free with any brought purchase of my comic at mcm october london expo. xD

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I added 7 pages to the webcomic version today. Can be read here http://stampedegirl.thewebcomic.com/ BUT-

*STAMPEDE (ONLINE VERSION) IS NOW OFFICIALLY ON HIATUS FOR ABOUT A MONTH AND THREE WEEKS.* (meaning no new pages will be uploaded online not until June)

While I get the print version of issue 2 (chapter 2) sorted… The print version is going to be out in May!!!

Once the print version is out and mcm london expo is over I will upload the rest of chapter 2 online and then roll on chapter 3. ^^

Mcm london expo is on the last weekend of may I will be selling Issue 1 and 2 of Stampede there.

Thanks so much for reading this comic!

Much love to you all xx

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I will be attending London mcm expo as a comic exhibitor for the first time ever! 🙂 I will be selling Stampede issue 1 and other related Stampede stuff! I’m also aiming to get Stampede issue 2 out in time for expo, hopefully I will be able to! http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/  Looking forward to this! ^.^

I’m also sharing my table with another exhibitor called backwards burd. (My uni’s illustration society.)

Also I’ve updated Stampede recently, feel free to check it out here: http://stampedegirl.thewebcomic.com/ 😀

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That will help inspire the next generation.

To let them know that they are not inferior and that no human is more superior than the other.

Superiority is poison. It has ruined thousands of lives. Time to let it go.

Ok where am I going with this?

I was thinking about the sort of comics I’d like to create in the future. My fav comics are the uncut realistic ones. The comic series Love and Rockets by Jaime Hernandez is a perfect example of that. I’ve only just started out with Stampede, by basing it in my home town. What I’ve noticed about mainstream media is that they dont care about accurate representation. They only care about appealing to the masses. Which is understandable. This is why I love the indie scene, indie comics, indie hip hop you name it. Indie artists are there to fill in what the mainstream is lacking. Cant deny that people are getting sick of the mainstream now. Most people are turning to the internet to look for something different. Something diverse ..something that will accurately portray them and their lives. Something they can relate to at least, you know.

I must admit I’m always looking for something out there that can give me insight into other people’s lives regardless of gender etc whatever. However sometimes I want to see something that I can relate to or even something as simple as seeing a character who looks somewhat like me. For example my fav web series ”Awkward black girl,” fulfills that desire for me every-time. Personality wise I don’t have much in common with Awkward black girl but I can relate to her awkwardness, being black and the inter-racial dating parts especially. 

I really appreciate it and it has made me think…I want to create a number of comics in the future that people of all cultures, race etc can relate to, too.

That leads into racial representation. In the future I want to make comics portraying people of all sub-cultures, races accurately. Nothing heavy of course, just stories about people that other people will be able to relate to. Even if it is based on something as simple as race. The character’s skin.

This should not be a controversial thing to do. I suppose those “colour-blind” people will get a bit annoyed about this because they dont see why there’s a need to single one race out. ¬_¬ To be honest, I dont get why race is such a controversial subject either, its there and we keep brushing it under the carpet. Yet everyone talks about it so secretly now. In fact if I was to make a comic with a black cast only I dont see why it should put anyone from another race off from reading. Especially if you read japanese comics all the time.

I grew up in an extremely multi-cultural part of England, yet grew up confused about where I stood racially, my mum never bothered to explain the ridiculous concept of race to me or how it would effect me. Despite being brought up english I did not feel english, those people/actors, presenters I saw on tv did not look like me. Comparing yourself to others is human nature. Growing a healthy black identity took a long while, and I had to help my sister as well. Surprisingly enough Japanese comics/animation helped me alot by distracting me from all the confusion. Those terrible hip-hop videos I was forced to endure while growing up did not help at all. Rather it made me realize how sexist society was as well. I compared myself to the cartoons I was seeing rather than real people instead.

Alternative media is needed. Seriously. More and more kids with the same background as me are growing up here in England going through the same bullshit and confusion I went through. I want to be a role-model for them and I will do whatever it takes to be one. 

Dont ever be ashamed of your skin, or where you are from. Dont ever let anyone tell you that you are inferior and not equal. Every part of you is unique and everyone has a unique story to tell. That’s what us writers, creators,musicians etc are there for, to show/portray that uniqueness in all of us. This is why I want to continue to make realistic stories just like how my fav Japanese manga artists do. Keep it real, keep telling it as it is. Tell people they are not alone and that each of us is connected.

Every pain, every hurt, every scream I feel. Every suffering…I cant save everyone. We cant save everyone, but each of us can make a small difference. If we reach out often enough. I cried while writing this because I feel that strongly about it. Please wish me luck for the future!

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