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Why hello. Meet Jane!
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CYBER MONDAY SALE
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I have a new novel out, and commissions are open!
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So I just saw Maleficient
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The Queen's Cavaliers Kickstarter is live!
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Why hello. Meet Jane!
Hello everyone! Yes, it has been an age since I last wrote a journal entry. 2018 was very busy, and I unfortunately never managed to find the time and/or energy to do that Disney lady and villain. BUT! I do have a few sketches to show you. Here's Jane Porter! Once I remembered my plans for the character, it was pretty easy. Jane's costume isn't too crazy by Disney standards-- her costume is a mish-mash of 1880s and 1890s sporting styles, and I decided to go with the bustled look, since that would be more recognizably Jane than an 1890s shirtwaist and tailored skirt. I'm sorry again about the delay. I hope you guys enjoy the sketches! Once
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CYBER MONDAY SALE
EDIT: NEW PIECES ADDED! Hey guys, I'm selling a LOT of my old artwork. It's priced to move, so buy it while it's here! Message me if you want a particular piece. Also, for my Cyber Monday sale, all commissions are 30% off!!!! I have a few slots available in December, so make sure to put your name in soon. Another holiday treat: I will be illustrating one NEW Disney lady and villain, to be debuted on December 15th! Anyone who buys anything from me for the Cyber Monday sale or commissions a new piece from me will get a special sneak peak of the preparatory sketches. (Addendum: many of the art pieces from my site portfolio is also on sale--
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I have a new novel out, and commissions are open!
Hi guys! It's been a long time since I've checked in, but I've got good news. I have a new novel out called DOORS. It's a parallel universe romantic adventure, and a follow-up to to my time travel romance A QUESTION OF TIME! Jackie Karam always knew her friend Orne was a weirdo, even before he enlists her help in opening a door to an alternate dimension. His theory is that if one could find a book one lost, a book one loved but can no longer remember anything about, it might open a door to another world. Jackie just happens to have such a book in her past. A science fiction novel her high school teacher had recommended to her before he died
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So I just saw Maleficient
And it was pretty awesome! Wow, Angelina Jolie. She was AMAZING in it, and drove it with her acting prowess and seemingly effortless charisma. I wasn't sure if I could buy the whole "Maleficent is a misunderstood anti-hero" idea, but I think they pulled it off. While it was something of an AU fanfic of the original Sleeping Beauty, it worked on its own terms. Maleficent didn't feel angst, she was dignified, she had a pretty cool arc, and I loved her evolving relationship with Aurora. AND NEITHER LADY ENDED UP WITH A GUY AT THE END which was just... wonderful. I was even okay with Stefan being the heavy. Other than the occasionally tiresome ca
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The Queen's Cavaliers Kickstarter is live!
Hey there guys! I am super excited about The Queen's Cavaliers, a game I'm illustrating that's currently up on Kickstarter. Inspired by The Three Musketeers, it's a baroque clockpunk tabletop RPG sent in an alternate 17th century France. So there's swashbuckling ahoy, with dangerous ladies and complicated men, along with all other sorts of Errol Flynn type shenanigans-- and more fancy baroque fashion than you could shake a rapier at! We were recently featured on the No Pun show, and also on io9. If the game takes your fancy, I hope you'll consider supporting us; I'd love for the book to look as gorgeous as possible.  The Kickstarte
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