Cover for Book 3 of “Fabled Kingdom”!

Hi all! Long time no update – I’ve been busy, and this weekend, I’ll be heading off to ComicGong in Wollongong. Check the sidebar for more details on that – it’s going to be my first time at this con, so it’ll be interesting.

Fabled Kingdom v3: Well, here’s the cover. It’s a departure from the first 2 books (hey, it’s daytime!), but I like it. It may have a few changes before going to print, but it’s unlikely they’ll be big. Progress-wise, book 3 is still scheduled for December 2016, and I’ve currently finished Chapter 17 (out of 21). So, 4 more chapters left until the end!

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The BentoNet Presentation @ ACAF in Canberra

I’ve been talking about “The BentoNet”, which is my online comics retail hub for Australian Comics for a while now. This weekend, I finally get to give a live demonstration at ACAF in Canberra!

The talk will be FREE, and it’s on Saturday 20th February @ 4:30pm – 5:30pm, at the Novotel Hotel in Canberra.

 

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The BentoNet is online now and works fine (the picture above is of the main page, shrunk down from its original size so you can see more in a screen cap), but the idea of live demonstrations freak me out a bit. In case things go wrong, I’ve got the system installed on localhost on my laptop, which will be on standby. Let’s hope everything works out fine on the day, and that the Gods of Tech will be smiling on me.

Legally Comics: Apart from that, I’ll be on a panel about comics and legal issues with a group of distinguished guests (Julie Ditrich, Bruce Mutard and Jason Franks). This panel will be for professionals and amateurs alike, and we will tackle all issues relating to copyright, contracts and professional rates thereof. This panel is on Saturday 20th February @ 11:30am-12:45pm, and it’s $30, so make sure you book your tickets!

Sunday Markets: Sunday will be market day, where I’ll be shilling my books at my table. Drop by and see what I’m up to!

 

Chapter 14-15 of “Fabled Kingdom” is out now!

Well, well. This has arrived quicker than I thought. I’ve powered into book 3 of “Fabled Kingdom,” and I have about 6 chapters to go. I’m halfway through Chapter 16 as we speak. SInce book 3 is due at the end of this year (December 2016), I’ve certainly got plenty of time to do the book. Books 1-3 of “Fabled Kingdom” is a self-contained story, so it’ll be neat to get it done and out!

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Chapter 14-15 of “Fabled Kingdom” is out as a PDF: You can buy it on Smashwords. It’s an odd book because Chapter 14 belongs to book 2, while Chapter 15 belongs to book 3. Either way, it doesn’t matter. Interestingly enough, SW has also upped

Working the Self-Publishing Tutorials: I’m SLOOOOWLY getting this done, and SLOOOOWLY putting up a bunch of tutorials on DeviantArt. I’m doing a self-publishing workshop on Saturday the 13th February 2016 for the Sydney Comics Guild, which is from 11:30-1:30pm at ArtSHINE gallery near Central Station. It’s an “Intro to self-publishing” workshop, so it’ll be pretty basic, but valuable to those who may not know much about the subject.

Attending ACAF: As you may know, I’m currently working on an online retail hub for comics, and I’ll be showing the system off at the Australian Comic Arts Festival. The ACAF is at the Novotel Canberra, and runs from the 20-21st February. I’ll be there talking on a number of panels, but most of all showing off the BentoNet, the name of my system.