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Troublefaker Stories: The First Demo 

Heya, it's me again. I am feeling SO much better this week! I guess I needed to slow down a bit.

If you missed any of my past stories I put recaps here on the WCB Blog. AND if you missed an email because you're a fan of the comic just let me know and I'll send you an mail with the ones you missed.

Continuing the story, I did skip a bit and put the Battle of the Bands before the demo. Whoops.

So we needed a demo. Studio time was a bit expensive so we got creative, hashing out the plan to record drums at my…

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Troublefaker Stories: A Conversation 

Hey, how are you? I wish I could say I was doing okay. This week has been brutal health-wise, and keeping me away from my workdesk. I posted something about the delays on my Facebook page and my Instagram (still figuring out how to love Twitter) - did you see it? Anyway, better late than never. Even through my struggle, I enjoyed creating this comic for you. 

Because I've been struggling I just don't have it in me for a history lesson this week and won't be writing a lot. After we finally got away from…

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Troublefaker Stories: Battle of the Bands 

Oh hey, it's me, your friend Wynne C Blue. I know I keep saying that but I think it's my thing, wanting to let you know I'm your friend. Cheesy? Heck yeah it is. Moving on... 

I have this list on my whiteboard to keep me on schedule for the comics I'm sending you. It keeps me on track and allows me to work on them a little every day. For the last couple of weeks I've been sending you things a little out of order, but they're all really close in the Troublefaker timeline. I'm not going to jump around too…

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Troublefaker Stories: First gigs at The Workshop 

Hey! Again, I hope you're enjoying these stories as much as I'm enjoying writing and illustrating them. I'm still astounded at the amount of people who write to me or approach me to let me know what they think! This email list was never this active before, not in sending and certainly not responses. 

Still, it's a way to process the end of what was basically the driving force in my life for nearly 14 years. Some memories are good and some are not. I will try to save you from the not good ones when I can…

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Troublefaker Stories: The Band Gets a Name 

Hey, how are you? I've been thinking a lot about what to write about this week. I know in my last message I said I would tell you a bit about the first Troublefakers gigs (if you missed it you can find it in the archive at WCB Blog), but I don't think that makes a lot of sense. 

Wouldn't you like to hear where "The Troublefakers" came from? I mean, how does someone come up with a goofball name like that anyway? Okay for one -- Troublemakers is a really common band name. Be that as it may we weren't looking…

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Troublefaker Stories: The Pumphouse 

Hey! How'd you like last week's comic? I got a lot of great feedback on it and the first chapter of Troublefakers Stories and hope you enjoyed it, too. If you missed one, scroll back through the WCB Blog to catch up. 

Man, am I glad I archive my cell phone photos - there are some things about band life back in 2006 that I had almost forgotten about! Like how a band grows as a family unit when the right people get together. 

First, I have to issue a correction (gasp!) for my last email to you. As it turns…

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Troublefaker Stories: Wynne Meets Ethan 

So this is new for me, this whole honest-and-personal email content email thing. Is it working for you or am I oversharing? I guess time will tell since this is three weeks in a row of writing to you... I do like writing. 

Since the Troublefakers retired I've been going back through photos from the first months as a band. Ethan approached me in 2005, but the band didn't settle into its first lineup until 2006. 

Everything started with the Wednesday Jam. A group of software engineers from the Fortune 500…

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Troublefakers Stories: Prologue 

First of all - thanks for reading. I said I would write to you more and I meant it!  I know it's a bit lengthy. I post these things on my blog because well, they're basically emailed blog entries. You should bookmark the blog, btw... 

Anyway, the show went really well and I am very satisfied with the closing of the Troublefakers chapter of my musical career/life. 14 years, four albums, and ten bandmates later I was ready and not ready - I didn't know I was ready until reality set in and I was standing by…

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Pre-sale tickets on sale now for April 6! 

I did mention last week that I'm going to pay a bit more attention to you from here on out, and today's email is proof. I may not be performing again for a while but I can at least hold your attention, right? Well, I hope so. 

But first, I still have to plug this weekend's show. I'd love it if you attended - gotta go out with a bang and make it count. Get your pre-sale tickets at the link until midnight Friday, April 5 - after that you'll pay a few dollars more at the door on the night of the show. 

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The End and The Beginning 

Hi, I know it's been too long since I've written you. I've said it before that I will get back to a regular schedule and I mean it. Truth be told I never know quite what to write. I have made a habit of saving emailing and blogging for show announcements and random developments in my band lineup. All that is fine and well and good, but not terribly engaging. 

That said, I do have news: My last band show with my Troublefakers is Saturday, April 6. We will be joining Katrina Charles, Julia Francis, and KiSMit…

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