Reviewed by Bitten By Books.
4 out of 5 again!
Here’s the write-up for my story.
“Cinder Sister” (5/5) – Leigh Dragoon tells a darkly entertaining look at Cinderella through her sister’s eyes. The stepsister is not as evil as we would believe but actually another pawn of her mother’s machinations. My only complaint is that it was too short. I wanted more!
;_; This just makes me so happy! I put a lot into that story, and I’m glad it’s getting a good reception.
My cat Ash, a little 30 second doodle to test out Sketch Pad.
Final verdict: I prefer Corel Painter Sketch Pad to Autodesk Sketchbook Pro. I think Sketch Pad has a more user friendly interface, and its pencil tool mimics a real pencil better, while also being easier to make adjustments to, than the pencil tool in Sketchbook Pro. If you sat me down and told me I only had enough money for one of the programs, I’d choose Sketch Pad, hands down.
I’m going to post a sketch a day. It’ll be good exercise. :)
I can finally talk about this! The Jim Henson Company and Archaia Press have teamed up to create a Fraggle Rock comic book series. I was invited to pitch for it, and I’ve written the lead story for the second issue of the series.
I can’t really express how proud I am of this story, and how grateful I am to have had the chance to participate in a project like this. It means so much to have someone like Brian Henson say he thought my story was great. It was also a wonderful opportunity to work with my original Faerie Path editor, Tim Beedle, and to reconnect with characters I loved as a child. I watched something like 15 hours of Fraggle Rock while I was working on this — praise be to Netflix Watch Instantly! I’ve been bursting with excitement about this for awhile, but I didn’t want to announce anything until I was sure it was all right to do so.
Here’s a splash page from the first issue — the art is by the same artist who will be drawing my story!
I have some sad news on The Faerie Path front. Harper Collins has decided to discontinue Book 1 and not release Book 3. Luckily, they have decided to release Book 2. It was looking like maybe they wouldn’t for awhile there, and I felt terrible for Alison, because she had completed all the art. If you want a copy, I’d advise you to order one while you still can. Maybe drop Alison a line, too, and let her know what you think. The quality of her artwork consistently blows me away.
I’m disappointed, but I can’t say I regret the experience. The editors I worked with, both at Harper Collins and Tokyopop, were amazing, and I learned a lot from them. Plus, all the checks cleared, and that’s the most important thing of all! :D
Stumbled across this on the hard drive. I don’t even remember drawing it. Man, 2008 was a bad year.
Twisted Fairy Tale Anthology is now on sale!
It’s on Amazon, too, in eBook format.
My story, Cinder Sister, is on page 110.
Playing with Manga Studio EX’s inking tools.
The website promoting the Twisted Fairy Tale Anthology is online!
I painted the illustration. The anthology will also contain one of my short stories, a twisted retelling of Cinderella. I’ll let everyone know when the book is actually released.
I’ve been tapped at my day job to contribute some illustrations to a book we’re producing about rabbit care. I’ve been doodling, getting loosened up. This is some of what I sketched today. FatBunny is my favorite. ;)