Sketches for “The Dreaming: Perfect Collection” books!

In the last post I made, I mentioned that I’d imported 20 copies of “The Dreaming: Perfect Collection” to sell at Brisbane/Sydney Oz Comic-Con (and later, at Ashfield Con). I managed to sell out all of my copies that month, and as promised, I did sketches for each of these books – 20 in total.

 

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The photo quality isn’t great, unfortunately, but I no longer own any of these books since they’ve been sold, so this problem can’t really be amended. I’ve also totally taken to snapping photos of my drawings on my iPhone and uploading them onto social media, so I guess that questionable photo quality isn’t going away any time soon.

The good news is, there’s a lot more work-in-progress shots of what I do, which I post up on my Facebook Account, but also on the Sydney Comics Guild, a comics club based in Sydney whose members seem to like my WIP drawings a lot (and keep wanting to see more).

 

Fabled Kingdom News: Well, what do you know? Book 2 is done! Everything from the covers to the chapter covers to the table of contents. What ISN’T done is the proof-reading that I’ve hired someone to do – I’m still waiting for the proof-read chapters to come back from the proofreader(s). The good news is that I’ve got Book 1 proof-read too, and all the new corrections for book 1 are now up on Lulu and Amazon. I’ve also tweaked the covers for books 1-2, and I’ll post pictures up when I get book2 printed, which will be after I get the proofread version of it back.

“The Dreaming: Perfect Collection” For Sale at Oz Comic-Con!!

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Hi all! I’ve imported 20 copies of “The Dreaming: Perfect Collection”! I’ll be selling them at Oz Comic-Con Brisbane/Sydney, which is this weekend for Brisbane and the next weekend for Sydney. I’m selling these books for $30 each, so drop by my table if you’re going to the shows!

As you all probably know, ever since the collapse of TOKYOPOP, these books have been near impossible to get in Australia without frightful shipping costs. I’m now looking into ways to fix this since there’s a demand for the books – so fingers crossed!

Fabled Kingdom: I’ve been working hard on “Fabled Kingdom”, and I’m now halfway through Chapter 14, which is the last chapter of book 2. I was hoping to get book 2 done before Oz Comic-Con in Brisbane and Sydney this year (see “appearances” above), but oh well… I’m not behind schedule, so no need to rush. Book 2 is still coming out in December this year, so no big deal.

 

Comics-Prose Tutorial Finished!

 

Hi all! The Comics-Prose tutorial is finished! I finally sat down after finishing Chapter 12, and just wrote the whole thing out, complete with pretty graphics.

It’s only available on DA for now, but I’ll eventually reproduce it on this website. I think I’ll get it done when I finally overhaul my website after book2 of “Fabled Kingdom” is done at the very least.

The tutorial covers everything from inception of an idea through to laying out a comic-prose page, so it’s quite extensive. It even covers how to lay out a comic page, because comics-prose is created by reverse-engineering a normal comics page (see the graphic below).

 

 

After this tutorial, I’ll be working on a self-publishing tutorial as well, so I expect this will take another 7 months.

Anyway, I’ve now started on Chapter 13, and is about 6 pages into it. It’s a 28-page chapter, so I’m on schedule and all. Also, I’m going to several events next weekend, including a panel on Women in Comics and to SMASH convention in Sydney. Please check above for the details!