dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

FBorFW Newsletter, July 2011

Here comes the July newsletter for your viewing pleasure. The banner reads "News about our latest kids' book, 2012 wall calendars, a new expanded character page and a new giveaway. Happy July!" so we have an idea of what to expect.

FBorFW Studio News
For the Month of June 2011

Our website can be found at www.fborfw.com.
You can read the strip online here daily.
We post our major news items in our News Blog.
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Search an archive of FBorFW strips here.

July greetings!
We hope all of you in the northern hemisphere are enjoying your summer!

New monthly contests:
Want to win cool FBorFW stuff? Scroll to the lower half of the newsletter for this month's challenges.

Have you seen Lynn's strip notes? Since September of last year, Lynn's been writing mini-memoirs underneath each daily strip. They've been getting rave reviews - check 'em out!

Last month we shared a photo from the Reuben Awards, which are the Oscars of the comic art industry, and which Katie and Lynn attended at the end of May. Here's a roundup of photos from the Reubens, including a few more shots of Lynn.

Farley And The Lost Bone, our brand new children's book, has been published and is now available from our shop. We've also bundled the book with a plush Farley at a $5 discount. Check out our kids' books here, and don't forget to look in the Steals and Deals part of this newsletter for a coupon code!

Our 2012 wall calendars are now available! We know it's early, but the print runs are really small and we wanted to make sure we ordered enough for everyone! Get yours now, before our supplies run out.

We've started making expanded character pages! In June we created John's. Explore John's life through his relationship with other FBorFW characters, and re-read some of the milestone events he's experienced. We've now covered Elly, John and Michael and Elizabeth's page is coming this July!

Katie, Kevin and Lynn are working full days to get the next treasury book done (to be published this fall!) They're almost done!

Lynn recently attended the Humor Project in Saratoga Springs NY. It's an annual event designed to bring humorists together with people from all walks of life - particularly those who work with students, patients or staff. She had been asked to make a small presentation, but mainly was there to reunite with some dear friends and enjoy the beauty of Lake George. Our studio pic for this month (below) shows Lynn with her friend John MccPherson who draws a cartoon called Close To Home. To read more about Lynn's trip, check out our News Bite blog.

We've just filmed some new podcats! Watch them right on our website - we post a new one each week, and there are more coming. They're available for download through iTunes free of charge!

Have you joined us on Facebook yet? As soon as we reach 5000 "likes" we're giving away five signed prints. Want a chance at winning one? Be sure to join us and invite a couple friends.

We keep getting asked "How do I get FBorFW by email?" Universal Uclick offers two types of accounts on GoComics.com - paid (Genius) and free - and both allow you to get comics by email. Sign up for your free account here. You can also learn more about the difference between services and upgrade to Genius level if you wish.

Which character would you most like to be, if you could be part of the FBorFW world?

Tell us whom you'd choose and why and we'll choose one winner to receive a surprise FBorFW gift.

Next month: a different challenge and a different prize! Thanks for joining in!

Use coupon code SUMMER2011 for $5 off orders over $10 this summer! This coupon is good until September 1st!

Something Old, Something New is now available!

Colour Me Well - Lynn's colouring book!

Kids' Book and Plush Toy Deal

2012 Wall Calendars are here!

Boochikwanishi - dragonfly

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The thing mostly speaks for itself save for one thing: Lynn's congratulating herself on how well the prep work for "In the Beginning, There Was Elly turning the commonplace into a huge-ass crisis of world-threatening proportionsChaos" is going. Perhaps when it shows up on our book-shelves, we can congratulate her on how her poorly-constructed mess of a book calls to mind life in the Pattermanse.

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