Look at me not posting for months! Even though I promised a Spectrum wrap-up post! Well, my seriously fraught move into DC has finally kinda-sorta resolved and now I have something awesome to talk about which does not involve terrible surprises!
And that is… this thing my friend Brandon made and released at SPX! (if you follow me on twitter, there was an indiegogo campaign for it). It’s a mini comic anthology collecting stories from a bunch of us artists who had transformative and/or embarrassing stories to relate about our teenage encounters with anime.
Who else contributed? Oh, just a bunch of seriously talented and internet-famous comic artists who make me feel all woobly to have work beside…
Somehow, my comic ended up being first.
I have a beautiful brown paper package tied up with string by Brandon himself, all full of copies. So if you’re jonesing for one of your own, go ahead and drop me a line! A whole world of teenage anime experiences, all for just $8 + shipping!
Tomorrow morning Evan and I hit the road for Kansas City, and Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!
I’ll try to blog while I’m there, but chances are that I’ll only have time for twitter. Trip synopsis when I get back!
And if you’re going to be there? Please find me! It’s going to be a great time.
In the meantime, for all of you I won’t be meeting there, have a tiny teaser of the last piece I managed to finish before packing.
Should you ever find yourself hoping for a copy of one of my pieces, either on your wall or on your apparel: you are in luck! Just amble right on over to my Society6 shop and have a look around.
And if the particular piece you want is not available in the format you need? Drop me a line! I’ll see if I can’t help you out there!
Just look at that beautiful stack! Booth 521 everybody, don’t forget!
Just a reminder that in less than a month, I’ll be exhibiting at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live (number 2)! I’ll be sharing booth #521 with Evan Jensen and Galen Dara, and we’ll all have art prints and postcards and great big grins on our faces.
You should totally stop by and say hello! >:D
Oh! Oh! Well, I’m still super busy (yet more work has come my way, which is of course a good thing) but I forgot to mention…. Fireside Magazine is out!! And you can get an e-copy at my favorite of all digital bookstores, Weightless Books!
Only 5 days to go on the Fireside Magazine Issue 3 Kickstarter, and we still have more than $4,000 left to raise. If you’ve been thinking about throwing in a donation, now’s a really great time to do it! Help support great art, fiction, and fair pay to contributors!
Issue Three will include short stories by Daniel Abraham, Elizabeth Bear, and Mary Robinette Kowal, as well as one by Lucas J.W. Johnson… We’ll have a comic written by Rachel Deering and drawn by Christine Larsen. And our artist for the issue is Lisa Grabenstetter.
And if you contribute anything, you get a copy of your very own! Pretty damn exciting, yes?
An illustration I had to scrabble to finish after returning from Canada is online already! It’s for a story on AESciFi (The Canadian Science Fiction Review) by Michael Hodges about a strange little critter and the nebulous give/take relationship it has with the narrator.
I decided to experiment a little on this one, and it’s the first illustration I’ve inked entirely by brush. I really like how it turned out, I have to say, and it was so much quicker to do than with a dip pen. I obviously didn’t go for as fine a line as I normally do with a pen (not everyone is as proficient with single-hair brushes as Niroot), but I think the effect worked for this subject. Working on another quick personal piece at the moment to see whether I feel like sticking with this method. I’ll report back.
Oh and a reminder! The Fireside Magazine funding drive has 17 days to go. Donate $25 and you’ll get a signed high quality print of the cover art, by me! *hint hint*
I’m ridiculously thrilled to announce my involvement in Fireside Magazine issue 3!
For those who haven’t heard of it yet, it’s a robust multi-genre literary magazine that focuses on good good storytelling and great treatment of its creative elements. Issue three will contain fiction by Mary Robinette Kowal, Daniel Abraham, Elizabeth Bear, and Lucas J.W. Johnson. And I get to illustrate all that! Plus the amazing (I am not kidding) Christine Larsen is illustrating a comic by Rachel Deering for the issue, which should be absolutely gorgeous.
But yeah, I get to contribute four illustrations (including the cover). Can I reiterate how thrilled I am?
If you need to catch up on the back issues, you can do that either by heading over to Weightless Books or by throwing at least $9 to the kickstarter (you know which one I’d recommend…) I’ve read them both, and give a hearty reader’s endorsement.
This thing called Spectrum Fantastic Art Live happened for the first time this year, and because I didn’t really know what it was going to be like I didn’t put much effort into going (though I had the poster up on my fridge for months. Crowbot!) Then I heard that it was amazing and everyone had a really great time there.
So I will be at the 2013 SFAL! In fact, I will be sharing an exhibitor’s booth with Evan Jensen and Galen Dara. More info when I get it!