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So for the past 5 years I have been working on this graphic novel called Unexplained circumstances, which is a not-so-much sequel to Psychedelic Circumstances.
Being longer and with the daily caring of my daughter who is now five, I just now see a horizon. I have just a few more pages to draw and ink and a dozen to color.
then comes a shit load of bubbling, editing, and setup for production.
Thank you for your patience. I hope to get out there more with my art soon and will be looking for venues and promotion.
Is GoFundMe the best current crowd-funding site?
I was thinking to use something for pre-ordering the graphic novel to get funds to buy copies.
  • Listening to: The Knife
  • Reading: American Gods comic
  • Watching: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Playing: with legos (still)
  • Eating: Fried Fish
  • Drinking: more coffee
Why make America hate again? Is that what Jesus would say: Love your neighbor but not if they are black, Muslim, Hispanic, gay, trans, or assumed to be a SJW, hippies, protesters, etc?  Why the rebellion just in the name of hating political correctness? Why the extremism on either side? Why see each other as our side vs theirs? 
Why stand up for the right to hate?

Why hate the progressing of technologies and wanting to keep oil, coal and fracking which are horrid for the environment? Why destroy our wildlife like the killing of wolves? Why stand up for the rich mans pocket book? Why not accept global warming exists? Why not make this world a cleaner and better place? Would it be all for nothing if global warming didn't exist? Why
I don't understand?

WHY CHOOSE A PETTY MAN WHO HATES ALL OF THESE WONDERFUL THINGS THAT MAKE US AND AMERICA GREAT? AMERICA IS GREAT BECAUSE OF OUR NATURAL BEAUTY NOT JUST OUR FLAG. The only thing I hate is HATE! No I don't hate the person filled with it but I am not going to stand by and tolerate it in the name of pretending all is peaceful.

Good night. maybe I can sleep now...
  • Listening to: The Knife
  • Reading: Christine
  • Watching: This world become hateful
  • Playing: with legos (still)
  • Eating: Turkey
  • Drinking: more coffee
www.tumblr.com/blog/shadymeado…
  • Listening to: King Crimson
  • Reading: American Vampire
  • Watching: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Playing: with legos (still)
  • Eating: strawberries
  • Drinking: coffee

Conventions

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 7, 2014, 12:08 PM
Hello all who still follow me on DA.
I just had a table at Emerald City Comicon which went pretty well.  Not having drenching rain and a parking ticket could have helped though :)
 I got to meet lots of interesting people though, one being:  EK Weaver whom I adore her graphic novels TJ & Amal
:iconbigbigtruck:bigbigtruck.deviantart.com/


I also had some great table neighbors this year: jiuge.deviantart.com/
and the geeky girls from Radioactivenerd.ca

I will be also having a table at Bellingham Comicon October 18th for those close to home.

If you are interested I still have 3 books left for sale of Psychedelic Circumstances. $20 each
(Full color, 80 pages & Comes with a free print of your choice)

If you are interested in prints I price them at:
$5 for 8.5x11
$10 for 11x17
Plus $3 shipping unless you can meet me in Bellingham.

I will be doing a reorder of my graphic novels for Bham con


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  • Listening to: Imagine Dragons
  • Reading: How to take care of a Toddler
  • Watching: The Game of Thrones
  • Playing: with legos
  • Eating: Chocolate Everything
  • Drinking: gin n' juice

Life Update

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 14, 2013, 9:00 PM
So ECCC was fun but short due to my baby teething.  It felt weird not having a table there.  I will be going to Sakuracon though with my sister at the end of the month.

Pepper is now 10 and a half months old and am already starting to plan her first birthday.  She is crawling, pulling up and getting into everything. Also  I'm doing a a lot of cleaning so that she doesn't put various particles into her mouth.  She is becoming quite a handful but well worth it.  

Last week our family dog, Mercury,  passed away. He was old but it came as a surprise nevertheless. It's odd not seeing him at my parents when I come over.

In daily routine i am cooking more and trying to keep up with my arts.

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  • Listening to: Fleet foxes
  • Reading: Too many Grumpy cat memes
  • Watching: The Game of Thrones
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Chocolate Everything
  • Drinking: Juice w/ 7-up

Emerald City Comicon

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 25, 2013, 9:35 PM
Anyone else going to ECCC? I'm going to be down there with the family this Friday.

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  • Listening to: Cake
  • Reading: Too many Grumpy cat memes
  • Watching: The Game of Thrones
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Chocolate Everything
  • Drinking: Juice w/soda
Anyone else going to ECCC? I'm going to be down there with the family this Friday.
  • Listening to: Cake
  • Reading: Too many Grumpy cat memes
  • Watching: The Game of Thrones
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Chocolate Everything
  • Drinking: Juice w/soda
Anyone else going to ECCC? I'm going to be down there with the family this Friday.
  • Listening to: Cake
  • Reading: Too many Grumpy cat memes
  • Watching: The Game of Thrones
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Chocolate Everything
  • Drinking: Juice w/soda

Art Trade Anyone?

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 17, 2013, 1:02 PM
It has been awhile since I have done an art trade with anyone. Looking to do a single character color trade with the first person to reply to this. Any others interested I will get back to you when I have more time :)

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  • Listening to: Butthole Surfers - Pepper
  • Reading: The Harry Potter series again
  • Watching: Futurama
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Chocolate Everything
  • Drinking: Juice w/soda
Hello! With Mike working, I have been taking care of our little girl who is now almost 3 months old.  To afford a caretaker, etc., would be meaningless in that it would cost me the same amount that I worked.  So I am hoping to be able to work at home whether it be on commissioned artwork, graphic design or just simply do typesetting.  Money is getting very tight for us. Please let me know what you would be interested in and I'll give you a quote.  Below I give basic pricing but all is relevant! Please check out my portfolio: shadymeadows.daportfolio.com/&… you!

SINGLE CHARACTER/OBJECT INKED SKETCH: $5-$15
MULTI-CHARACTER/OBJECT INKED SKETCH:  $15-$25

SINGLE CHARACTER/OBJECT COLORED PICTURE: $20-$40
MULTI-CHARACTER/OBJECT COLORED PICTURE:  $40-$75

SINGLE CHARACTER/OBJECT ACRYLIC PAINTING: $40-$60
MULTI-CHARACTER/OBJECT COLORED PAINTING: $50-$100

GRAPHIC DESIGN /TYPESETTING: $15 A HOUR
  • Listening to: Butthole Surfers - Pepper
  • Reading: The Harry Potter series again
  • Watching: Futurama
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Chocolate Everything
  • Drinking: Juice w/soda
My little cutie: Pepper Marie Curtiss-Devine has now joined me in this crazy world.
She is my first child, born 6lb 5 oz, 19 inches and perfectly healthy.

So I'm going to be busy for awhile :)

See her photo here: shadymeadows.deviantart.com/ar…
  • Listening to: Butthole Surfers - Pepper
  • Reading: More Sookie Stackhouse series
  • Watching: Random Documentaries
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Chocolate Everything
  • Drinking: Juice w/soda

Mmmmm Premium Goodness - So many changes...

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 19, 2012, 2:00 PM
I was looking for an excuse to get rid of my old text but I was holding tight to my vine-skin from my old membership.

A lot has happened to me since I last updated mid-last year. for those who not yet know, Mike and I are going to be having our first child. A little girl due at the end of April. I am quite excited but still have a lot to do to prepare. Finances being of course the biggest issue.  On the brighter side, we know a lot of people with good free or super-cheap resources.

As you have probably seen from pretty much all I have submitted this last month, is that my wonderful kitty, Scooby died Dec. 14th and It really put me in a confused and depressed loop. Even though it still chokes me up every day I feel I'm getting better at moving on and becoming productive again.

I have been attempting to go fully into my self-employed at home work ethic but as everyone knows that can be tough and unpredictable.  
I would really prefer getting to work while taking care of my little girl rather than sending her to a daycare.  So far I have gotten some pretty good commissions and freelance although usually its not the artistic work that pays very good.  I've gotten most my profit setting up newsletters and doing website data entry work.  Working at print shops for the past 5 years really helped me know proper layout for print and online.  

Well, It felt good to rant! Thanks and until I finally update again,
~Shannon

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  • Listening to: MGMT - Congratulations
  • Reading: Sookie Stackhouse series
  • Watching: Beavis and Butthead
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Chocolate Everything
  • Drinking: no alcohol :(

Y!Gallery

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 15, 2011, 11:08 AM
For those who may be curious, I am back on the Y!Gallery! My love is more evenly spread there than here.  One can actually feel more like a big fish in a small pond.  I feel that I can't even make it to the surface here sadly.  I'll keep trying though... yaoi.y-gallery.net/user/sshady…
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So far this year I have been really slacking on updating my Deviantart account and for that I'm sorry.  I have been focusing on comic pages for my new series: Unexplained Circumstances which is a vampire mystery staring my Vincent with Lucas, Fargo & Sunshine as backup. I will post these when they have text but I'm finishing the coloring first.  I should have a couple pictures posted here soon though :)'

If anyone is interested I am going to start selling web ad-space on my Psychedelic Circumstances site for $10 a year. This would be for a 230 x 70 space (see examples on my site) and I would work out offers for anything bigger than that. Just let me know!
www.psychedeliccircumstances.c…

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  • Listening to: of Montreal
  • Reading: Love in Vein
  • Watching: yet more Bleach
  • Playing: with a little minature space needle
  • Eating: waffles
  • Drinking: lambic

Strange end to a year

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 31, 2010, 10:26 AM
Besides going though two months of hell at work and having issues with my taxes, I was having a fine time I suppose.
But now I am in quite some shock...
My 8 yr old niece's father is a murderer...
(my significant others, sisters ex-bf)
He stabbed & killed his father, trying to kill his mother and his 13 yr old niece..He inflicted himself with multiple stab wounds before running away and was found bleeding in a neighbors yard.
I have had multiple conversations with this guy; this murderer. Of course I would have never figured. It's hard to imagine anyone going through such violent trauma.  I have meet his parents too.  They have supported him even though his meth problems. Only when he stopped taking his medication for schizophrenia and was going on religious rants did they feel that they had to kick him out of their home.  One month later and you can read in the Bellingham news on his retaliation...

There are a lot of people in my thoughts right now.  I bet they can't wait for the new year..

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  • Listening to: of Montreal
  • Reading: Love in Vein
  • Watching: yet more Bleach
  • Playing: with a little minature space needle
  • Eating: waffles
  • Drinking: lambic

Jet City ComicCon Seattle Washington

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 19, 2010, 12:25 AM
Saturday the 25th! I'll be there, will you!?  xD
See me at Table 007

Roller Girl, Lydia by ShadyMeadows Lenior Fails Again by ShadyMeadows Guardian Identities by ShadyMeadows
Hidden Crystal by ShadyMeadows Daren's Roots by ShadyMeadows Welcome to Wonderland Colored by ShadyMeadows

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  • Listening to: my desires
  • Reading: others thoughts
  • Watching: my back
  • Playing: hardball
  • Eating: out
  • Drinking: in life

Premiering NMWaters

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 26, 2010, 10:50 AM
Premiering :iconmwaters:

Mature Content

Not Because You're A Superior by MWaters

Marel by MWaters
American Boys by MWaters

Mature Content

My Hero by MWaters

Samael by MWaters
Our Savior Bender lineart by MWaters

Yaoi Noir Submission: Secrets by MWaters

Apparently "Thumbnails" are not supported in groups unless you have a "Group Subscription" whether if you have a personal subscription or not..

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  • Listening to: Scissor Sisters new album
  • Reading: Love in Vein
  • Watching: Bleach again
  • Playing: hard
  • Eating: coffee
  • Drinking: soup

Emerald City Comic Con!!! Special guests included!

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 12, 2010, 5:02 PM


I am now off to Con! Yay! until monday, my glorious friends and watchers; unless I see you there! *Hint Hint*
~Shannon

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For those who do not know, I and my comic partner, Stick :iconstickwilde: will have a booth this coming convention, March 13-14 and will be premiering our first comics (now in print) for sale.  I truly would love to see anyone who could possibly make it there. Let me know.

If you want to find out more about ECCC such as that Jhonen Vasquez, Leonard Nemoy & Stan Lee will be there in person check out:
www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/

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  • Listening to: Vampire Weekend
  • Reading: Dead until Dark
  • Watching: Olympics-duh!
  • Playing: hard
  • Eating: coffee
  • Drinking: soup
I was banned last year for not turning in a friend  who had previously been banned But I never thought that I should be the one to turn him/her in. I really didn't think it was anything serious and I don't think it is really the job of the people to monitor sites and turn in your friends. Well they never accepted me back this Seasonal Forgiveness and I truly can't even see why.  I had several people even confront me on how they were positive I would get back on. And yes for those who tell me to get over it and that YG isn't so great; I am truly trying but it is been really really hard on me. They were the ones who got me into posting my art at all! So for those who are willing and my behalf who can't even be allowed to contact someone there, please let them know how you feel about my absence...
  • Listening to: Vampire Weekend
  • Reading: Dead until Dark
  • Watching: Olympics-duh!
  • Playing: hard
  • Eating: coffee
  • Drinking: soup

COMIC CONTEST - UPDATE

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 18, 2010, 10:55 PM


LAST DAY FOR SUBMITTING WILL BE JANUARY 31ST ~ Thanks!
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I am doing a contest related to my comic; Psychedelic Circumstances. I'm seeking those interested enough to bs about it with me for a little while. The person who makes me laugh or think (or both) the most will win.

WHAT TO DO: a simple fanfic or fanpic scenario (even just a detailed comment or quick sketching) of your own idea or conception having to do with one or more of my characters in Psychedelic Circumstances.  

This can be in the form of a comment, posted as your own work, with a link to me, or emailed to me at: shadymeadow@ymail.com

PRIZES PRIZES PRIZES!!!

1ST PRIZE!
    A Free drawing/inking commission of anything you want. I can do an original character, fanart, portrait, etc. With a laser-printed version printed and mailed to wherever you are.. Plus 2 Additional prints (8x10) from my gallery & free secret swag included.

2ND PRIZE:
    3 nice laser prints of any of my pictures in my gallery sent to wherever you are (8x10) with secret swag included.

To all who to Apply including the winner: Will get premiered for a month on my front page Journal with the piece they did for me along with 3 of their own pieces. And if you come see me at the Emerald city Comic Con booth you will be sure to get some free swag xD

Thank you for your time
-Shannon

MY NEW CLUB, YOU WILL JOIN NOW!!!!
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OTHER CLUBS I AFFILIATE WITH:

:iconuniform-fetish: :icondiabolical-animals: :icontwisted-teacup:



:iconcat-club-cat: :iconkittycatcult::iconcat-lovers-anon:

I give all of my clubs, full permissions to display the deviations I have submitted to their gallerys, and in News Articles within DeviantArt.



:thumb65540008: firefox by urbanAR7 I love CSS Stamp by GillsDigitalWorld I love magical Trevor by Azarin
So I decided to upload the complete grayscale version of my comic here. It took a couple of Mikes' to convince me but decided that it truly couldn't hurt, lol.  So I apologize my watchers & friends if you have seen these pages before, for I hope you won't feel bombarded.  I will be uploading apx 3 a day for the next week.  Part 2 will be available on my website only for now though.

I will be printing out colored versions with extra prints for Emerald City comic con this March 13-14, and will have a PDF download version available on my website by next month: www.psychedeliccircumstances.c…

Thank you for your consideration xD
  • Listening to: MGMT
  • Reading: Weird Washington
  • Watching: Half Blood Prince
  • Playing: hard
  • Eating: leftover xmas candy
  • Drinking: More Mochas obviously