Website update + Word on the Street Halifax
Submitted by Faith on September 5, 2008 - 09:45
I updated/revamped my webpage the other night. I desperately needed to get that old artwork (from 2006!) off the front page, and put up something that was a little more representational of how I draw now. Yeaaahhh. It's really only half done. I need to update the personal page, the galleries, I haven't yet made a little page for Ellsmere (the link just takes you to my blog post about the comic), but I don't have the time right now to keep working on a website as I have comics to draw, so I put up what's done, and hopefully will be able to get to the other stuff later. One major thing I did is that I made a separate gallery for all my goofy short comics, the good ones like the Zombies Calling strip I did for the Coast, and the stupid ones like my semi-autobiographical doodles. So at least that's nicely organized. And I updated the links and the faq as well.
I also have an upcoming thing! Yay! Word on the Street, a cross-Canada literary festival is coming up, and I will be at the Halifax version with Strange Adventures, and I'm even on two panels: a "Making Comics" one with fellow comic person Mike Holmes, and a Webcomic panel with fellow webcomickers Leisl Adams, Andrew Power, Mike White and Tim Larade. ... and maybe more people, I don't know. Basically, anyone in Halifax who did a webcomic at one point gets to be on that panel. :D
So: Word on the Street is on September 28th, a day before my birthday. The Making Comics panel is at 11 AM and the Webcomic panel is at 4 PM. I'll probably be there all day, since I loooove Word on the Street, and I'm sure Strange Adventures will have copies of Zombies Calling for sale, so come by, get a copy and I'll draw in it for you. I also have a few more deadtree previews of The War at Ellsmere, so I'll hand those out too.
I'm really looking forward to this festival. The very first year I went was three years ago, right after I'd moved to Halifax, and it was also right after I'd completed my Zombies Calling pitch package, and was waffling mightily about whether or not I should send it in to SLG. I'd finished the package in about a month, and then it took me another three months to get my shit together and mail the sucker. I remember when I went to the Festival I hadn't yet written my cover letter, and wasn't quite sure how to proceed with that. Luckily Word on the Street helped a lot, as they had a panel with various editors at various local publishing houses talking about submissions and what they like to see in cover letters (talk a little bit about yourself; if you have any experience relating to the thing you're pitching, mention it in the cover letter). It probably gave me the final push to finally get my butt in gear and send my ZC pitch in to SLG. Which ... good thing, huh? Yeah.
Anyway. Hope to see you there!