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Mavis and the Romance Heroines by suburbanbeatnik Mavis and the Romance Heroines by suburbanbeatnik
Here's one of the illustrations I did for "Beyond Heaving Bosoms: the Smart Bitches' Guide to Romance Novels," which is out now! It's a hilarious book by Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan, and you can buy it here: [link]

The drawing features Mavis, the stereotypical frumpy cat-lady romance reader (complete with fanny pack), in a used bookstore, surrounded by the ghosts of heroines past. The bookstore cat is naturally very startled!
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causticgit Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
I read this page just yesterday! And I stared at it for a good long time, because it was so lovely.

I thought a search for "Beyond Heaving Bosoms" would get me some fanart, I didn't expect the original! :) Your illustrations add a great, fun element to the book. They compliment Sarah and Candy's sauciness.

As a long-time Smart Bitch fan, kudos!!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the lovely comment! I just told Sarah about it, and she was thrilled. Hopefully all the artwork I did for them will be up on the SBTB website soon... I'll keep you guys posted when it goes live.

Thanks again!
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LadyDameDoctorBritt Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
I really like your style. 8D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! XD
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savivi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I can't wait to get this book. And I just love the illustration. Haha, the fanny pack rocks.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like the fanny pack! :XD:
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
The title of that novel sounds really good. And the titles in your drawing, too! :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, it was fun coming up with goofy romance novel titles! :XD:
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rockpunk92 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
HEAVING BOSOMS!! Well this intrigued me, and the "bitches" in the title lol.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It's a cool book... they actually had a poll on the blog, asking people for the best title, and "Beyond heaving bosoms" won. You should definitely check it out! :)
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rockpunk92 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
I think I shall if I see it in Barnes and nobles lol. I always use the term "heaving bosoms" to describe those romance books lol.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Here it is on B&N.com! [link]
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rockpunk92 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
omgosh! ha! But damn it the website wont let me read the first chapter!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Really? Which website did you try? You can check inside the book on Amazon now, I think.
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rockpunk92 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
I went on barnes and nobles.com. hmm must check amazon.
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Danni-Marie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
How cute! Her imagining! I love the fashion! I would be dreaming too! ^__~ Well done.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Danni-Marie Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Your welcome!
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goonmann-85 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
I looooooove this! The faces and the hair and the GOWNS and the awesome frumpy lady are all really beautifully done!
That's great that you got that job, it sounds like a really funny book! If it comes out down here I'll be sure to check it out!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thanks! I don't know if it's going to be coming out in Australia, but I'll keep an eye out for you! :)
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goonmann-85 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Yay :D
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Historybuffy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Very epic. ^.^ I like the girls on the left and the right.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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cYan-tEntacles Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
so pretty! I like the cat. You know, I've always liked your work a whole lot. Must be the awesome, unique style. yeah, that's probably it.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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