Sunday is catching up, and we open with Willow news: She will be at the Japan Expo in Paris, July 7-10! She’ll be at the Collectif Pin Up booth (Hall 6, booth Q678), with two other talented artists, Pikila and Galaxyspeaking! They’ll have lots of goodies for sale, including the shiba dog charms I showed a while back, and Willow’s debut graphic novel The Journey Of Earth. If you’re going, stop by and tell Willow that Michiko and Beth say “hi”! More info on Japan Expo here, and more after the cut. Continue reading →
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Last week, I shared some work from three good Francophone artists. There are a lot of them out there, though, so I’ll be sharing three more…after the cut!
First, from Belgium, is AD_e. Her style is unabashedly and unapologetically cartoony, and an absolute delight. The drawing I’m sharing comes from her DeviantArt page, but she seems to be on Facebook the most. And she is always supportive of younger artists and willing to chat; there may not be a friendlier artist in all of western Europe! (Unless cats from Hell are involved.)
Next is France’s Rosy Clockomaton. I discovered her work through Willow, and I am amazed by it. Her work is influenced by steampunk, and she has a great eye for color, character design and costuming. I think I like this Alice better than the ones from the recent movies! She’s also on Facebook, but her Tumblr blog seems to be the best place to keep up with her and her work.
And I’ll close today with Enalizarine. She’s really come along in the last year or so, and I’m eager to see her continue to grow as an artist! She’s on Facebook and Tumblr. I hope she enjoys her time off!
The good is that the final draft is almost done. I need to expand one or two scenes, and then nitpick the draft from first page to last, but when that’s finished the book will almost be good to go.
The bad is that Willow’s tendinitis is taking longer than expected to heal, and work on her thesis is taking up a lot of her time anyway. At this point, I’m going to have to assume she won’t be able to complete the cover until September, which means that the book won’t be out until this fall.
I hope you’ll forgive me for this delay. Sometimes, life does get in the way. All I can do is make The Crown Of Kylthena the best book I can, take the extra time to improve it and make it worth the wait…and I will.
Thanks for your patience, your understanding and your support.
Sunday means catching up, and here we go! First, and you’ll have to forgive me for the short notice, The Doubleclicks are holding another one of their great livestream shows today, starting at noon Pacific / 3:00 PM Eastern / 8:00 PM GMT / 9:00 PM CET! This one is going to be on Twitch instead of YouTube, so click here if you’re on a computer or download the app if you’re using a smartphone or tablet, and make sure to set up an account before the show starts. Prizes, possible surprise guests, and the chance of seeing a grown woman dressed as a banana! More after the cut.
Tomorrow is the official release date of the hardcover collection of Teri S. Wood’s Wandering Star comic, and she’s got a fun promotion going: Buy the book, leave a review on Amazon, and you can win one of more than 50 sketch cards! You can get the full details on Wandering Star and the contest here.
The great nerd-folk trio The PDX Broadsides have just released a new song to go along with the release of David D. Levine’s upcoming novel Arabella Of Mars. The song is called “Take The Air”, and you can hear it on their website and download it on Bandcamp. It’s free, which is way cool, but you can also leave a tip, which is also way cool. And check out their music – I like it quite a bit. (They were behind the “Miyazaki Dreams” song and video I linked to a while back.)