Submitted by Faith on October 26, 2008 - 10:22
The newest volume of Monster (vol 17 of 18) was supposed to come out on the 21st, so I rushed over to Strange Adventures to pick it up. Disaster! For some reason it hadn't come in, and wasn't on their ship list for next week either. So I did a horrible traitorous thing and went by Chapters (Canadian big box book store, for the Americans), and weirdly enough, they had two volumes in the series. Number 5 and number ... 17. Yeah, it didn't make sense to me either, but whatever.
Submitted by Faith on October 24, 2008 - 12:31
Front and back covers for The War at Ellsmere. Nothing with this book came easy, and I think I drew and redrew and composed and recomposed this cover about a billion times (not an exaggeration). I was about ready to shoot myself when this particular composition popped into my head, and was fortunate enough to get the bloody thing down on paper before it took off. Ye gods, was this thing hard.
Submitted by Faith on October 24, 2008 - 11:53
I thought I would update this LJ to let those of you who just read it (as opposed to my personal LJ) what's going on with me and comics and future plans for Ice ...
First of all: The War at Ellsmere is done! Yes, it's very lovely. It's exactly sixty pages longer than Zombies Calling (yet drawn in the same amount of time, go figure) and has grayscale shading and lots of other lovely things. I've just now finished the front and back covers for it, so here you go:
Submitted by Faith on October 17, 2008 - 13:00
SLG and I are having a War at Ellsmere contest! You can win original artwork from me and/or a signed/doodled-in copy of the book. It's totally fun and exciting and doesn't require drawing skills to take part in, so go here and find out more about it. If you're like me and you enjoy getting free things, this is a great way to do it. I should enter more contests ... I do so like free stuff.
Submitted by Faith on October 14, 2008 - 20:23
Today Leisl and I went to a private school in the city to teach children ages 11-14 about comics. Or cartooning, or both. It was nerve-wrackingly fun, in that kids make me kind of nervous because I don't deal with children very often, and I'm always worrying that I'm boring them. But I really like talking to kids about comics and seeing their enthusiasm. We got them all designing characters and tried to get them drawing, although some of the kids seemed very stressed about things looking 'perfect,' and I kind of understand their frustration.
Submitted by Faith on October 2, 2008 - 15:50
Coupla notes: There's a gigantic ad for The War at Ellsmere in this month's Previews magazine (October, obviously), on pages 203 and 204. Seriously, it is so gigantic it scared me. I think it's even a "featured item" in the graphic novel section, but I'm not really sure what that means ... still, it's very nifty. Too bad I wasn't able to get the final cover ready in time. O WELL. Anyway, please please pretty please ask your local comic shop to order it in. My lovely editor Jennifer and I are trying our best to get it out by December 3, so hopefully that's when you'll have it.
Submitted by Faith on September 30, 2008 - 11:00
I can't take Heroes any more. I watched twenty minutes of it last night and then switched it off to play Mariokart. I dutifully downloaded and watched the premier last week and watching it was a chore. Every "earth-shattering" plot twist made me groan. Every line of dialogue made me roll my eyes. I don't like cringing while watching a TV show. And I say this as someone who enjoys (still!) the heck out of Masters of the Universe. There is bad entertainment, and then there is baaaad entertainment.
Submitted by Faith on September 29, 2008 - 10:10
My awesome friend Leisl made me some incredible Zombies Calling cupcakes for my birthday (which is today, but we had the party Saturday). Are they not the shit?
Submitted by Faith on September 25, 2008 - 11:09
(The following is a poorly thought out ramble. I hope you enjoy it.)
Submitted by Faith on September 24, 2008 - 08:51
There's a rather horrifying article/interview here about Lynn Johnston which touches briefly on the financial ramifications of her divorce (it alleges her ex-husband made off with a chunk of her money after leaving her), something I found ... well, horrifying. I think it illustrates very well the importance, especially if you're a woman, of being financially responsible for yourself, and having/making your own money, perhaps separate from your partner.