Tuesday, June 15, 2010

IITS and Comic-Con 2010!

Hey Everyone!

I got some great news to share...we were approved at the last minute for a table at Comic-Con 2010! Genevieve and I will do our best to switch gears and create some new content for our readers for this Comic-Con even though we were thinking we'd only be at APE this year for our final 2010 show. The table fee has been mailed, hotels and flights booked, and things are looking great for us at Comic-Con International 2010! See y'all there!

Hey, look! APB Kayli and her 20 foot tall statue heard the news too and they're super pumped!

- Joseph

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Kayli in APB!

Hello IITS Readers!

So I've been dying to share this with you all because I think it's very neat...but I honored the NDA that Real Time Worlds had on the Closed Beta Testers for their upcoming PC action game, APB or All Points Bulletin. No, it's not a remake of the classic...it's basically large scale Grand Theft Auto gameplay from the father of GTA, Dave Jones. Well, the NDA is effectively over since anyone and their grandmother can join the Key to the City event right now...

The game is a lot of fun and that is in no small part due to the fact that you can create your own character in almost any way you can imagine. Naturally, I made Kayli and she turned out pretty neat. The first two shots below are when I was with the Enforcer faction (cops) but after the servers wiped, I remade Kayli as a criminal and created a cool custom tan line job for her. If anyone has watched any anime or read any manga in the last ten years, you might recognize the outline of a one piece, Japanese schoolgirl swimsuit. =)

All the decals, designs, and lettering are custom work...made using a system similar to what you might see in the Forza series of games. So you can't actually import any art...you gotta make it yourself from "primitive" shapes, a little masking, and a lot of creativity. I'm certainly not the best artist in the game but I'm the only one who came up with the idea to use tattoos as a means of faking a tan line for my character.

Anyway, it's vaguely IITS related in the sense that it's Kayli in the APB game...hope y'all like it.

- Joseph

The monster hoodie is two circles for each eye and triangles for teeth.
Even the striped socks are custom. Seriously, guys? No striped socks?

The theme was "rookie cop on her first day on the job who forgets
to put her pants on before she leaves the police station locker room".

Close up detail of the Central Islands icon on Kayli's shoulder
as well as her cheek tattoos. I think they turned out great.

Here's the front view of the tan lines. It's actually made up
of thirty unique shapes that are translucent "tattoos".

Here's a view of the tan lines from Kayli's back. I'm a little sad that
they don't allow for bigger butts but at least you can enlarge the hips.

Here's a close up...if you look closely at the wrist on the right,
you'll see a small, gray seam where the tattoos didn't quite match up.

You can tag the city with you graffiti and so I used the Central Islands
icon and posed in front of my handiwork for this shot. =)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

We're on Facebook now!

Now that we've crawled out from underneath the rock we've been under, we've discovered this thing called "Facebook" and though it seems like a fad that'll die out in the next few weeks, like the return of "trucker hats" (gosh, I hope so)...we decided to create a Facebook page for IITS anyway. We will continue to update the blog site but since some people prefer to just use Facebook for everything...we'll keep that site updated as well. There's not much to see right now but we'll try to put something up soon. In the meanwhile, please join our Official Islands in the Sky Central group on Facebook and leave us a note on the wall!

- Joseph

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

IITS Store Update!

Hey Everyone,

As it turns out, I might have accidentally broke our IITS Store awhile back so if you've tried to make a purchase recently or in the past, I apologize for the store being broken. Everything should be good now and in the process of fixing all the broken PayPal links, I decided to go ahead and add the Kayli Boobs Mouse Pads to the store!

We are offering the "Savory" (clothed) and "Sweet" (nude) versions for $40 each + tax & shipping and you can pick up both for just $75 and no increase in shipping fees! What a deal!

What are you waiting for? Head to the store now and buy one for all your friends! =)

P.S. If you have any problems with the store, please send an email to iits.store(at)gmail(dot)com.

- Joseph

Kayli Boob Mousepads Have Arrived!

Hey Everyone,

I received my very late order of Kayli Boob Mouse Pads from the manufacturer yesterday evening and all you awesome people who "pre-ordered" your Mammary-O-Ergonomic pads at Fanime should be receiving them very soon. They were shipped out today via USPS Priority Mail. Turns out the shipping is actually almost exactly $5 for a single mousepad so I won't need to send out any refunds for that. I personally checked each one before shipping them out but if there are any problems, please let me know.

For those of you who weren't able to make it to the show but would like to pick up the mousepad, they will be available on our IITS Store site in just a few days in both flavors, "Savory" (sounds better than "Salty") and "Sweet"...keep an eye out for 'em!

- Joseph