Happy Inktober!

Happy Inktober to one and all! For those not in the know, Inktober is a month where many artists decide to challenge their inking skills. This’ll be my third year participating, and hopefully my first year finishing!

The theme for this year is Rowlet (my favourite Pokemon). Except for today, I’ll be doing weekly roundup posts on the blog to showcase the Inktober drawings. If you want to keep up, I’ll be actively updating:

I hope you all enjoy!

Commission: Family Cats

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L to R: Boots, Jersey, Moth, Smokey (RIP), and Spooky

A long time ago, I was commissioned to draw the family cats for my mother-in-law to use on stationary. She commissioned me again to draw Spooky, an adopted feral who came to us last winter. 

Anyone who has been following me will recall a series of progressively worse happenings: my tablet drivers not working, Photoshop crashing repeatedly, and the inability to run most of my programs. The commission got put on hold.

In the meanwhile, Spooky gave birth to five kittens. One was adopted almost right away, but the other four stayed with us. We chose to adopt Moth initially, and then Jersey, picking them both up in July. Boots and Smokey were left with Spooky.

Then: my computer went through a mauling. It was an HP all-in-one and so if something happens to one part of the computer, it happens to the WHOLE computer. The monitor had gotten pushed and smashed into a water glass, which in turn spilled all over the dang thing. My mother-in-law covered the costs of the new computer, so to thank her, I finished the commission and did the four kittens still in the family.

So, in summation, we should all applaud my mother-in-law for not only being a generous soul, but also for enabling me to progress my career as an artist! She’s a fantastic person and I’m looking forward to seeing how she utilizes her stationary!

Casual Friday: Stylish Neksenzi Students Minizine

Hey all! I have a new zine that will be available exclusively to read here! It’s a limited edition of 1.  Casual Friday is dedicated to Jaimie’s webcomic, Miracles of Neksenzi Point. I’ve been following their comic for a long time and I am absolutely in love with the characters! Not just the characters, but the lore and the story-telling as well. There is so much to learn about such a meticulously crafted world–there’s even a few whole new languages being used!

Just click through the cut to read!

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Website Changes and New Zines Incoming

Hey all! My website is undergoing a transformation that may take a little bit, and I’m upgrading my website plan to make a better shopping experience for everyone!  I’ll also be trying to figure out the best approach for showing the zine pages because I have like…three different gallery plug ins and all of them are kind of fart-y in one way or another?

On the upside, I’ll be posting up a couple zines next week once I get everything scanned! One will be available only for patrons on my Patreon and the other will be another free download. In October, I’ll have another free and paid zine planned all ready! 

Last thing: I’ve finally updated my about page!! It’s got stuff! And a short list of things I’ve done in the past!

New Free Minizine: Minizine Madness

Minizines are super easy and super fun to share, so I thought I’d share how quick and easy it can be to fold a single sheet of paper and get going. You can read it down below!

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If you’re interested in owning your own copy, you can download the PDF for free from gumroad. The printable version for you to practice folding (and, you know, owning a shipping-free version of this zine to pass around to your friends) is 50c.

If you’re interested in getting printables for free in the future, there is a $5 tier on my Patreon that unlocks all $5 and under zines for FREE as well as all printables for free! Not bad!

Alternatively, if you’re feeling generous and you’d like to support the zine machine, I also have a tip jar here!

ATC gallery updated!

I updated the ATC gallery! I’ve been working on ATCs and I had fallen behind on posting them because I couldn’t edit them down (Photoshop problems, y’all!). You can hit the ATC gallery for the full tour, or check out the 37 pictures below to see only the new ATCs. 

I say “new”, but they’re not really new–some are from mid-2016!! It wasn’t until I got a new computer that I could finally run Photoshop and fix them for posting. Now that I have more up and running, people will be able to see more of what I do!!

Remember, if you are a $50 patron on Patreon, you can get a customized ATC every month!

PATREON launch and KO-FI started!

I’ve started a Patreon to hopefully gain an income from what I make or people that support me!

I’ve sorted it into 5 tiers:

$1/month: Patron blog access and the ability to vote on what I’m working on next

$3/month: Access to monthly autobiographical comics

$5/month: All zines under $4.99 are free, as are all the printables for the free zines in the future

$30/month: Your name in the credits of my zines over 8 pages, and all my $10 zines and under are free

$50/month: A custom ATC sent in the mail to your address

I am also open for suggestions on offers and how to change things to accommodate more people who want to support my work. Lots of what I do is free online, so I hope that some people are able to show their support in this way. Of course, there is also an alternative if you aren’t interested in supporting me monthly!

I made a ko-fi, which is a little tip jar that lets you drop in money whenever you please.

Here are the links!

PATREON | KO-FI

New Minizine: Postage Due #2

Have I got a thing for you!! Today’s minizine release is educational: how to address envelopes. You can click [ here ] to go and download the PDF and printable!

You can also read it online here!

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Okay, so I bet you’re wondering, “Why about addressing envelopes? Doesn’t everyone know how to do that?”

Well, no. Come back down to earth for a second: they don’t teach this stuff in school as often as they used to. A lot of kids rely more on email or text because of the convenience it offers, and it’s just something some people learn as they go. I did notice, though, that in my three years of working in the post office…people got creative. We also fielded questions from the front about how to address an envelope, so–why not? This serves as a great reminder for adults and a good basic guide for kids.

So, once again, you can download the minizine for FREE off of gumroad!