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Mahou Shounen FIGHT! Fan Badge -- Preorder Freebie by ScuttlebuttInk
Mahou Shounen FIGHT! Fan Badge -- Preorder Freebie
IT'S HERE!! We are officially taking preorders for the print version of Mahou Shounen FIGHT! issue #5: Drip Drip Drop. And there's so many goodies!

The freebie you get for preordering on this round is something we've been wanting to make for quite a while... a Mahou Shounen FIGHT! fan badge!! And here it is. We'll be taking preorders for book 5 for TWO WEEKS and if you order in that time, you'll get this shiny sparkly blinding new badge for free.

JD is doing a hand full of sketches for these books... ONLY TEN SKETCHES! You can add a bust sketch to your book by including the sketch item in your order.

We also have a bundle where you get all 5 issues, 4 glossy prints of the boy's transformation sequences and the MSF! fan badge for $30. Click on through to place your preorder~

PS - Are you in the Austin area? Dragon's Lair Austin has all five books in stock! Thanks for picking them up ahead of time for Texans at Webcomics Rampage, guys!
MSF CH5, Epilogue 2 by ScuttlebuttInk
MSF CH5, Epilogue 2
Derp de derp.... posted the chapter cover without finishing posting the chapter! Way to fail at DeviantArt. 

We really love Chloe. You'll definitely be seeing more of her as the story continues.
Mahou Shounen FIGHT! Issue #5 Cover by ScuttlebuttInk
Mahou Shounen FIGHT! Issue #5 Cover
Hello everyone! Hope the start of the holiday season has been treating everyone well. We've been dealing with the continuing adventure of real life but have been slogging through the dregs of our big Kickstarter book. It's as challenging as ever given our recent circumstances but things have been getting a lot better for us lately. It's amazing the difference it makes when one has a job and the ability to pay bills.

We've got our issue #5 about to go to print!!! Yes, we've got the Kickstarter book coming with five chapters and lots of extra content but as completionists ourselves, obviously we have to keep putting out single issues or the first 4 would be lonely. This here is the front cover. Check out that delicious cupcake.

We'll be taking preorders for the new issue next week and as you know, we always include something special for readers who preorder. And this round we're really excited about the incentive -- because we've finally made a Shounen FIGHT! fan badge. You may have run into us on the road in the last ten years where we've been traveling to conventions to do artist alley. And our thing is fan badges: fun little pieces of art that can be worn around the con to show off your favorite loves. (You can see what they look like through our Storenvy.) And we've wanted for ages to make an MSF badge. And here it is! Next week when the preorder goes up, you'll get this badge for free. (
And you can see the art here.)

In the meantime, we're on the road again this weekend! We are so excited to be going back to Austin again this year for the Webcomics Rampage event at Dragon's Lair: an absolutely incredible comic shop. There are is an awesome number of webcomic guests this year, including our dear friends Alex Woolfson, creator of Artifice and Young Protectors and EK Weaver, creator of TJ and Amal. (Right now we're at the airport hanging out with Alex and Dax Tran-Caffee, creator of Failing Sky waiting for our 5 hours delayed flight...) Check out the Dragon's Lair web site for details about the event and if you're in the Austin area or can make the trip, we hope we'll see you there! They'll be fun drawing panels and an after dark event with a panel of all the creators. It's a super fun experience and we're so glad to be coming back.

We have a small number of the new book #5, Drip Drip Drop at Dragon's Lair (and you'll get the badge if you pick it up there) and after the Webcomics Rampage, Dragons Lair will have the book in stock (though you won't get the badge after we're gone.)

We'll be back next week with some new art and a new book! Thanks as always for your patience and support as we work through these hard times in hopes of giving you lots more Shounen FIGHT! in the future.
MSF CH5, Epilogue 1 by ScuttlebuttInk
MSF CH5, Epilogue 1
We really left you guys on DeviantArt hanging earlier this year with Shounen FIGHT and for that we apologize! There's four unposted pages of Mahou Shounen Fight that we'll now be getting around to posting.

Forget where we left off? Easily catch up again with chapter five on our web site!…


JadePrince + DustyJack
United States


Mahou Shounen FIGHT! is not a dead comic! Promise!

We must apologize very deeply for our lack of new content this year. 2014 ended up being a very difficult and stressful one for us two Scuttlebutts. We don’t often talk about our personal life but this year was going to be a big change for us -- At the start of the year, Dusty got a new job (a project done on spec) that lasted for about six months and went pretty disastrously and painfully, ultimately ended and set us very far behind in our finances and on MSF. We were left scrambling to find some conventions to make it through the summer which unfortunately went pretty poorly. We’re still trying to regroup and get ourselves back on our feet while putting as much effort into Mahou Shounen FIGHT! as we can. Thankfully three months of nearly SOLID travel have come to an end and we’re finally getting the chance to get back on track with this project.

A large challenge of getting the book put together has been the extra content we promised with our Kickstarter campaign. This has been a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, the extra 2 comics and illustrated stories we’re putting together are nearing completion and have turned out great so far and we’re super excited about sharing them with you! As an addition to the book, these extras are a good 2 chapters’ worth of content. The problem being that a. we took on a LOT of work with these (the foibles of learning the Kickstarter game) and b. we’re not great at keeping things short/loose/uncomplicated. (Did you know that MSF! started as a black and white comic?)

The tl;dr version of this is that the book is going to be awesome and we can’t wait to share it with you and thank you so much for being so patient.

So let’s talk about what will be on DeviantArt in the upcoming future. We've realy neglected our DeviantArt in the last year and now that we've got the time for doing some housekeeping, you're about to be inundated with a backlog of art, DA users. We've got the 4 epilogue comics for chapter 5 of MSF! and a TON of badge and print art. 

As we’re coming to the close of getting The Book together, we’ll start sharing some of the art from that, like cover art and previews of the extra content from the book. As far as our update schedule and when we’ll be back to comic updates with chapter 6, that we are not 100% sure of especially while we’re hunting for day-job work to get by. But we will be in touch as a realistic timeline reveals itself.

But please don’t worry about whether or not MSF will continue! We’ve got this story planned out at 15 chapters so you can’t get rid of us that easily!

Until, then here’s some fun stuff!

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We had a Teacup plush prototype get lost in the mail on its way to the manufacturer so that set back the plush project quite a bit. But at least the new prototype to replace it came out even better! Many thanks to our friend at for designing the plush! We’ll keep you up to date on how the process with these goes as well. At the moment, you can pre-order the plush and the book on our Storenvy and once the book is out, you’ll be able to purchase a digital copy as well. 

Next year we will be cutting WAY back on convention appearances. On our about page you can see our tentative line up of convention dates. For those of you who collect our Scuttlebutt Ink badges and prints, we’ll probably be clearing out a lot of our stock of convention goodies for cheap this winter.

We are thrilled to announce that we’ve been invited back for the Webcomics Rampage at Dragon’s Lair Comics in Austin, Texas! With any luck they’ll be simulcasting the panels again since last year was quite fun. Once we have a finalized date for the event, we'll let you know!

Thank you all as always for reading Shounen FIGHT! and for all your supportive messages and not giving up on us! We’ll see you again soon.

We're going to make some badges featuring Pokemon gym leaders and their teams! Which would you like to see first? (If it's not here, tell us in the comments!) 

113 deviants said Cerulean City - Misty
82 deviants said Saffron City - Sabrina
70 deviants said Pewter City - Brock
55 deviants said Vermilion City - Lt. Surge
55 deviants said Forget gym leaders! Gimme some Elite Four!
32 deviants said Ecruteak City - Morty
31 deviants said Blackthorn City - Clair
29 deviants said Celadon City - Erika
23 deviants said Violet City - Falkner
19 deviants said Forget gym leaders! Gimme some badges of other Pokemon characters! (do share!)


Thanks for going to Kumoricon!! I got some great badges!
Sun Sep 8, 2013, 7:48 PM
I just got two of your badges last weekend at NDK!!
Sun Sep 23, 2012, 1:35 PM
Oh. We'd love to have you! We'd greet you at the door! XD
Thu May 17, 2012, 5:49 PM
I don't really know what the point of the shoutbox is, just a place to type at us, I get! We'd love to go to Canada for a con sometime-- but at the moment it's too expensive for us unless we're invited as guests. D:
Wed May 9, 2012, 6:04 PM
How do these even work? Do you get "shoutout" messages in your inbox or something? Plus, are you ever going to visit Vancouver BC for any anime cons/comic cons etc.?
Sat May 5, 2012, 12:11 AM
THANX 4 the :+fav: ~
Fri Apr 13, 2012, 6:27 AM
Ffff I don't even know to be honest... never gone to one before! Uh, oh God um, Armageddon? I think?
Tue Dec 13, 2011, 8:26 PM
OH my god, we'd LOVE to go to New Zealand one day! What cons do you have there?
Fri Dec 9, 2011, 1:06 PM
Come to New Zealand! I'd go to a con in NZ specially for you!
Thu Dec 1, 2011, 11:11 PM
Brace yourselves, the Yuki posts are coming.
Thu Sep 22, 2011, 11:33 AM


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animefan1394 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Hi! I just wanted to say that I love your badges and I bought like 20 of them at A-Kon this year. I swear you're slowly making me go broke each year. Lol. Your badges are freaking epic though. I hope to see you at A-Kon again next year!
1-800-Alix Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry if my inquiry has been explained in a previous post, but did you guys remove your fanfiction from livejournal?
ScuttlebuttInk Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
We did for now but we'll be moving it to a new location when we have time and we'll make an announcement on LJ
Xxyaoi-loverxX Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Is there anyway to read the 3rd chpt of 'Princes for a day'?
Miya-Sakura-Uchiha Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No Nan Desu Kan for you guys this year?
ScuttlebuttInk Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Sadly, NDK is pretty much the hardest con to get into! We hoped maybe we'd win the poll for fan favorite and get to come back that way, but ALAS. 
Miya-Sakura-Uchiha Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aww well missed you and a lot of Vendors when they saw your badges missed you too.
Megano2525 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student General Artist
It was great to see your awesome work at Kumoricon again this year!! Good luck!! : )
ScuttlebuttInk Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Aww thanks so much! We always love Kumoricon. :) What a great show.
HizukiNoriega Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I saw your booth at japan expo and fangirled over all your fan badges! Idk if u remember me, but I was the short girl in the red t shirt :]
ScuttlebuttInk Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
I'm so sorry I don't remember! But don't take it personally, I am TERRIBLE at remembering faces AND names. It's a curse I tell you! Also, to be honest, I was a little checked out at that con because it was so slow! Seemed like there was hardly anyone there! But thank you so much for coming by our table anyway!! :D
HizukiNoriega Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, that's okay, and even though it was my first con, from what I hear, it was pretty small compared to others...
JepMZ Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Have you ever  read Strangers in Paradise? By Terry Moore? Just wondering, haha
ScuttlebuttInk Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
To my great shame, I have not yet read Strangers in Paradise. But it's on my to-do list!

YameMishina Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Oh my god.... I met you guys at the last SacAnime and I just found your Mahou Shounen today and..... Oh my god. I can't believe it. Wow. Awesome.
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