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Old 31-01-2010, 08:59 PM   #1
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sweatdrop Sweatdrop Studios turns EIGHT!!

Sweatdrop Studios turns a whole EIGHT years old this February!

...and we have a special celebration event in the shop!

What started as a small group of friends sharing the cost of a con table has grown into an independent registered publisher. Floppy single issues became plate-printed volumes. Members who started out as amateur hobby-creators have gone on to become professionals in design, publishing, comics, games and journalism. We've seen some amazing and talented members come and go, and some have chosen to stick around so that they're equally as old in Sweatdrop years as poor ol' Sueto herself.

Through all of this, Sweatdrop has kept two goals at the forefront of everything: Make comics and encourage others to do so!

No one can deny the changes in the UK comicking scene over the last few years; especially in the manga orientated section: More creators, more enthusiasm, and more opportunities.

To revel in and celebrate eight years of comicking, sweaty-style, Sweatdrop is happy to announce a birthday extravaganza: the SD Tombola! To stand a chance of winning some SD goodies for the mere cost of a tombola ticket, follow the Tombola banner at the top of the forum to purchase a ticket in the shop. Then sit back and wait for the lucky numbers to be drawn.

As always, Sweatdrop wouldn't be Sweatdrop without the support we receive from you guys. And the forums have grown into their own animal - something far beyond what we set out to create. Thank you one and all for helping us reach our 8th birthday and good luck with the tombola!
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Old 31-01-2010, 09:27 PM   #2
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*Happy 8th Birthday for Sweatdrop* !!

this ticket-drawing sounds intriguing!
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Old 31-01-2010, 10:37 PM   #3
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Happy birthday Sueto-chan!
Here's to the next eight years ... And beyond!!!
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Old 31-01-2010, 11:11 PM   #4
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Happy birhtday!! soon be double figures my how uve grown!! xd
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Old 31-01-2010, 11:14 PM   #5
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Whoa, happy birthday Sweatdrop! Thank you so much for every year of encouragement and inspiration for all of us
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:04 AM   #6
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Happy Birthday Sweatdrop Studio!
Thanks for the lovely comics that bring sunshine to my eyes.
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:23 AM   #7
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Happy birthday! Keep them comics coming. XD
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:57 AM   #8
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Wow, eight years of Sweatdrop! And you've been getting bigger and bad-asser all the time. Here's to the next eight years!
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:59 AM   #9
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Amazing. Eight years of making us grin, eight years of providing fun at cons across the country and eight years of proving that you can make manga no matter who or where you are.
Thanks everyone!

Here's to another eight years!
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:59 AM   #10
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Yay! Congrats and happy birthday!!! \^_^/
(Also: Holy crap has it been 8 years since Animecon?! Wasn't that where you guys met? )
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:16 PM   #11
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Yeah AnimeCon 2001 it was The site launched at the end of Jan/start of Feb in 2002 Though a bunch of us were making comics before that time, either in print and/or online It *was* that con that was a mega-catalyst though!! *Points finger to sky*

woot!! Thanks for the comments everyone, this sweaty-oldie feels super-happy that's for sure!

Tuck into the tombola, take a look around the store too!
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:37 PM   #12
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It's hard to believe, eh? Longer than I've ever had a job, that's for sure! hahah XD

Thank you, everyone.
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:44 PM   #13
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Wow, guys. Happy Birthday! That's an impressively long time and a whole mountain of excellent comics to prove it!
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:53 PM   #14
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So, do you guys have stats for ....

How many founding members are still active members today?
How many members have you had in total over the years?
What's your total number of comics and books produced altogether so far?

Because it's always more fun with statistics.
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:31 PM   #15
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Ooooh, let's see!

List of every member ever - please don't let my brain forget someone, haha! (purple = present member).
I know I'll have missed someone here, but we've been so lucky to have such an amazing set of members, past and present ^_^
I think this is in a vague order of joining...but I'm probably entirely wrong on some of the middle section, eheh! I think Keds, Fred, Selina and I all joined around the same time. Second wave, desu!

Dock - (founder)
Laura Watton(founder)
Foxy - (founder)
Subi - (founder)
Ade - Monkey X
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Keds
Selina Dean
Emma Vieceli

Hwei
Denji
Bex
Morag Lewis
Sonia Leong
Joanna Zhou

Caz
Cin
Nikki
Rik
Wing
Ness
Yan Ryu
Ecco
Mary
Marbles
Wandering Muse
Ben Palmer
Yuriko Kihara
Faye Yong
Wyldflower
Irina Richards


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and as to amount of books - GAH....we'll need longer on that one, haha. I know at our 5th bday we were using the copy 'over 100 titles' in our ads...ehehe.
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:11 PM   #16
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We also had Hwei for a very brief moment very brief.

We currently have 155 available products in the shop.
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:12 PM   #17
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Gah! Knew I'd forget one, and I adore Hwei's work!! thanks, fred ^_^
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Old 01-02-2010, 04:42 PM   #18
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Happy Birthday wishes to Sweatdrop! No need of saying that having to watch SD going from strength to strength for a few years I am now insanely proud of being part of it ^^

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Gah! Knew I'd forget one, and I adore Hwei's work!! thanks, fred ^_^
Didn't you use to have a member called Yuriko as well?
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:38 PM   #19
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Ah! Yuriko!! Well done. I'd got confused and had the wrong name for her up - gah - doing well, Emma

Well, too much awesome to get clear in my head obviously!
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I'm at the top! Because I spam the forums??

IMO technically Dock should be #1 on that list coz it was his brainchild, and a bunch of us were also physically present at AnimeCon 2001 and agreed to go for it IRL with the Sweaty group But yep we're all ze founders and early members were around at the same time, just electronically - a lot of us, still kicking around
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