We survived a detour through California’s agricultural heartland, intensely bad traffic outside San Diego, even worse traffic inside San Diego, craziness with the convention shuttle buses, and a magic treasure hunt to find our badges. But we are NOW HERE! Up bright and early, heading on over to the convention hall to check out the Lego “Hobbit” figures. Archaia signing at 10am. Wish me luck!
Here’s my current signing schedule for SDCC 2012. There will be three Fraggle Rock signings and one for the Vampire Academy graphic novels. Here’s the current schedule:
Fraggle Rock signings @ the Archaia booth (#2635)
10:00 am – 11:30 am
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Vampire Academy Graphic Novel Signing @ the Penguin Booth (#1117)
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
For the Vampire Academy signing especially – please do come by! I’m a huge VA geek and I would love the chance to yap with other fans about Richelle’s books. I’ll probably drag along my sketchbook and see if I can doodle up a few more VA chibis.
I will update/tweet as I get more information.
I’m going to be in the forthcoming Ship issue of Womanthology: Space, which will be published by IDW. Womanthology is a collection of stories produced by all women writers and artists – more info here at the original Kickstarter. I’ll be providing the art for a story written by Jennifer de Guzman. Here’s a rough sketch of the main character:
A page from a project I’m preparing for the Persephone’s Kiss anthology, which is being edited by Shirl Sazynski:
This is for a 10-12 page story written and drawn by me. I’m juggling a lot right now, so I’m hoping I can get this short finished in the fall.
The first page of the short comic I’m working on in Manga Studio EX 4. I’ve been using the pen tool for sketching, as opposed to the pencil tool – I just like the feel of the pen tool more. I love being able to work on different layers! Each layer is assigned its own pen color, which makes it really easy to remember what’s on which layer.
Over on the softcover list, there are two premieres of graphic novels based on prose novels. One is Vampire Academy, at No. 4, which is based on the best-selling series by Richelle Mead about a private school for the undead.
I’ll be over here dying of happy now.
*The geek in me feels the need to point out that the Academy is NOT a school for the undead. The Moroi are LIVING vampires, after all! :) *geek geek*!
I’ll be attending a signing for the Fraggle Rock Vol. 1 hardcover at the Archaia booth on Saturday, April 2, alongside fellow Fraggle author Sam Humphries. The signing is between 1:00pm and 2:30pm. I’m really excited, so if you’re a Fraggle Rock fan and you’re planning on attending, be sure to come on by with your books! :)
I’m going to be in an art show! The show is being curated by Shirl Sazynski and will open in Albuquerque March 1 through the 31st. I’ve submitted prints of several of my comics pages and digital paintings, and I’ve matted and shipped four of my Marvel Cards. The prints will be for sale, the Marvel Cards are just for show. Shirl has done an amazing job getting everything together. This is the first time I’ve been invited to be part of a show like this and I’m thrilled.
A page from the Sam Kieth project I’m working on. It’s about half done. Whoo, my process, you can see it!
Here’s a sample panel from my one-page submission to TGT Media’s Cookbook Project:
What started out as a simple idea of doing a cookbook based around webcomic characters has blossomed into a full fledged campaign to help raise money for the hungry in North America. “Webcomics: What’s Cooking?” is that cookbook that will feature dozens and dozens of recipes from popular webcomic creators showcasing a variety of recipes from Breakfast to Dinner and a few things in between!
They’re currently open for pre-orders and they have quite the line-up of creators, including my fellow Gammers Karen Luk and John Peters. I’m excited to be a part of this, so I hope you order a book and let me know what you think of my recipe.