Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Franken Fran chapters 58, 59, Phase 20 chapter 2, Porno Graffiti chapter 2

Hello, it's been a while!

Yes, I'm aware that I quit. No, I am not back for good.

The story: I am basically on temporary unemployment until January 16th, so to fight boredom, I asked Hox for some work to do. While Fran 58 was already done by the new editor, I was assigned Fran 59, Phase 20 chapter 2, and finished up Porno Graffiti chapter 2.

Also, Hox is behind the Great Firewall of China and is currently unable to update his site with these releases. Rest assured that they're legit, but you won't find them on his page for a while.

Here are some handy download links, and like last time, please remember that Porno Graffiti, as its name suggests, is adult content. It's porn. Keep away from it if you have no business looking at it.
Fran c58
Fran c59
Phase 20 c2
Porno Graffiti c2

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Franken Fran chapter 57

We apologize for the delay.

It is with a heavy heart that I announce I have made the decision to step away from Fran. In reality, I probably should have done it quite a while ago, but I suppose I am getting stubborn in my old age of 25.

When Hox and I first started this project, I was a vital component. I was the only one doing scans, and without those, Hox couldn't translate. However, my well of usefulness dried up when he belted out all of the available tankouban material like a machine and we had to find someone to scan magazine raws for us.

That man was Vexed, to whom we are eternally grateful. Vexed probably could have done all the editing himself, and he could have done it much better, but as I said, I had become a bit stubborn. I'd developed an emotional attachment to the project and wanted to keep doing it.

When I really sit down and look at it, that emotional attachment of mine is what hindered our progress at times. While I still love Fran as a series, I have fallen out of love with it as a project. I'm willing to turn it over to a different (and probably far more capable) set of hands.

Fran will continue under Hox's watchful
EYES OF THE GODS, but I do not know who will be editing from hereon. If you head over to Hox's lovely place, I'm sure he'll keep you informed in the future.

Almost a year and a half, and 38 releases. A year and a half and 38 releases further than we were when we started. I'm okay with that.

Without further ado, Franken Fran 57:
Chapter 57

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Franken Fran chapter 56

I won't lie, this should have been released last week. However, there were "scheduling conflicts" when Deus Ex Human Revolution was released. I didn't ask for this.

Anyway, what we have here is Rolling World 2. Enjoy your mascots!
Chapter 56

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Porno Graffiti

WARNING: For once, the title is not misleading. Porno Graffiti is actually porn. If you're sensitive to such things, or can't legally look at such things, do me a favor and stay away from it. END WARNING.

Hox asked for my assistance in putting out english versions of Naoshi Onizuka's "Porno Graffiti," so we have done our first chapter. Included below will also be a rar containing chapters 4, 5, and 10 of the volume done by different groups.

Chapter 1: Isn't It Alright To Fall In Love?
Chapters 4, 5, and 10: "Scar Tissue," "Girl's Collection," and "People Can't Survive On Nothing But Love."

Friday, August 5, 2011

Franken Fran chapters 54 and 55

Franken Fran chapter 54 and 55, two great chapters that taste great together-- because that's how they were meant to be!

Chapter 54
Chapter 55

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Franken Fran 52 and 53

Fact: chauvinism is always funny.

Well, here we are. That time of the month and with a double release! Now, we found a guy in Japan uploading his own scans to Share, so Hox snagged them and we're using his raws for now. Since 52 and 53 were tankouban scans, we decided to go with those even though Vexed had already scanned chapter 52 from his magazine. It saved time on cleaning in the long run.

We don't know how reliable this moon-man will be, so Vexed could very well return for raw-providing duties in the near future. I personally know what a pain in the butt it is to scan page after page after page, so head over to Vexed Scans and thank him for all of his help. Without Vexed, our effort on scanlating Franken Fran would have been hindered greatly.

Also, thanks to Hox (for translating as always, dur) for giving me his personal mediafire links for these chapters. I was having internet trouble tonight.

Chapter 52
Chapter 53

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Franken Fran Chapter 51

I apologize for the delays. Go ahead and spank me if you must. I accept my punishment.

Anywho, more Sentinel craziness this month. Enjoy.


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Katsuhisa Kigitsu's Survival of the Dead

As I mentioned last week, Kigitsu, author of Franken Fran, had done another oneshot aside from Phase 20 called "Survival of the Dead."

It's a bit short and was done to promote the Japanese theatrical release of George A. Romero's film of the same name. Because of that, the ending's a bit anti-climactic, but if you've actually seen the film, you'll know exactly what happens! I didn't, and I don't!


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Franken Fran chapter 50

You guys all remember that Cingular commercial, right? ...Right?

Anyway, time now for some more Fran. Releasing at a much later time of night than usual because, well, I was doing absolutely nothing aside from watching a Ninja Warrior marathon. I can only watch Nagano fail so many times-- Get your head in the game, man!

I do believe this chapter is where we finally get caught up with the most recent magazine release. 50 is a pretty good number to take a look back and realize that we've actually surpassed the amount of chapters originally scanlated by Snoopycool, if my count is right. How time flies!

I think we're also going to be releasing another oneshot by Fran's author, "Survival of the Dead," sometime soon. I mean, we made poor Vexed scan it for us, after all. He tells me that it was done to promote the Japanese release of the film of the same name.

Download your steaming loaf of Fran right here:

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fran volume 6 extra, chapter 49

Another week, another Fran.

I wish the schedule was that simple.. Anyway, here we have the long overdue volume 6 extra, along with the similarly overdue chapter 49. Enjoy your Gavrill.

Volume 6 Extra:

Chapter 49:

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fran 48 and Phase 20

Here we go, Fran chapter 48, and a oneshot by the same author called Phase 20 which Vexed was also kind enough to scan.

Sorry this took so long. There were an infinite number of delays. Hox was busy was school, and then I was busy with moving among other things. And Vexed? Vexed just stood there and let it happen..

Fran 48:

Phase 20:

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lucky Star Comic a la Carte

Well, I've decided that I've gotta drop this series. I thought it would be fun, and I gave it "the old college try" (I have never actually been to college,) but it's just not for me. Unlike working on Fran, or my short stint working on Kurosawa, where I have/had a lot of fun and say/said "FUCK YEAH!" through each chapter, I find myself asking "Please, is it over yet?" while working on this. The small bit of joy I was able to squeeze out of it was limited to editing panels for the credit pages.

I made the mistake of taking on a series that ultimately wouldn't hold my interest. Not only that, but I took it on at a point in my life when I just don't seem to have as much free time as I used to.

So, I apologize to Hayate and the readers (all four of you!) and I hope that the project gets back off the ground..Er, where it fell when I dropped it. If you're interested in editing it in my place, contact Hayate at hayaterocks(at)gmail.com.

Before I put this down for good, chapters 5 and 6 can be obtained below.

Chapter 2:
Chapter 3:
Chapter 4:
Chapter 5:
Chapter 6:

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Franken Fran 47

Sorry, bronies, but it's true. We're infected. Our love of poni is a disease.

Anyway, here you go!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Franken Fran chapter 46

Another month, another Fran. Slightly later than usual because everyone had their own holiday stuff to take care of right around the magazine's street date, but not too shabby.

This chapter was an experiment in basically automating the cleaning process by including some filters and other effects into a set of actions. I'm mostly happy with it, save for page 18 where it really muddied up the grays. If anyone has any tips on how to prevent that without changing the look of the other pages too much, I'd be happy to hear from you.

Switching to this process is mostly to save time. I'm working for a new company now, and no longer have the amount of free time I used to.

Blah blah blah, here's your download, chilluns:

[EDIT] Had to fix a typo and reupload the .rar. If you downloaded the old one, get this instead. It was a very small fix. [/EDIT]