- Listening to: Imagine Dragons
- Reading: Work Stuff
There are a lot of things going on right now so I figured I would do a little journal update . Especially since the last one was basically a drunk text to the internet. While entertaining I'm sure it was not very informative.
I have been very busy lately and I am very excited to announce why. On July 27th my very first published work of illustration will be out. It is the first installment of a illustrated chapter book series for young readers written by a local Iowa author B.J. Schwartz. The series is about a young boy and his two giant Alaskan Malamute pups, 'Lil Maxx and Bear. It is a follow up to B.J.'s other childrens book series the Adventures of Max and I where the same boy raises the pups' father. Two of my favorite things about working on this project have been:
'Lil Maxx and Bear are based on the author's real life dogs, whom I get to spend time with regularly. I would claim it's for inspiration in drawing them, but really it is because the are the most beautiful and sweetest dogs in the world.
The books are written entirely in beautiful verse. They promote not only an appreciation of poetry but the importance of an expansive vocabulary in young readers, which is something I find great joy in assisting.
The books have quite the following here in town and in less than a month we will have our release and book signing (ME?! AT A BOOK SIGNING?!?!? *faints*), which the pups will be joining us in order to place their paw prints of approval in the books of any who want an autograph. I am super excited, for obvious reasons, the least of which is that my dream of being a published illustrator will soon be a reality and I have only been out of school for a YEAR! *faints again*
In all seriousness though, if this has piqued your interest at all the preexisting books can been found here www.etsy.com/shop/Malamutemax and mine will soon join them.
The other part of this announcement is... HOLY SHIT, my first book is for sure coming out in a month and for some reason we thought it would be a good idea to try to get my second project (A book of B.J.'s more mature poetic works) out by the SAME DAY. Frack. This time, no fainting. I have too much to do to faint... somebody get me a drink.
Well this devolved quickly.
I supposed the long and short of it is that I will still try to bring you the Adventures of Matt -n- Nae as often as I can manage but paid work takes precedence and all. Also my nerves will thank me for choosing to focus.
So stay awesome and kick ass wonderful people!
Busy night right?
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Now back to work that will be completely un-usable in the morning.
Sloppy drunk kisses,
In a world, where having powers is less than ordinary, four heroes will rise up in it's darkest hour to face their deepest fears, desires, and kick evil in the f-ing face.
A creation of me and will begin its official weekly updating from the beginning on its own dedicated DA page on Labor Day weekend. If you would like to stay abreast (hehe, breast) of what's going on in the comic watch us (creepily if possible) over at our new dedicated page.
I was then I was forced to remember Rainbow Heart, the leader of my own My Little Pony toys when I was a little girl. She was a bad ass. She led her friends Candy Cane, Princess, and the Pound Purry Snowflake on adventures against evil kings, monster truck monsters, and on treks across the giant desert known as "The Sandbox". The slayed dragons, exposed murderers in the barbie house, and overturned the government. I still have Rainbow Heart in storage somewhere, and even know I can remember all the details of some of her greatest adventures. Those toys meant so much to me, them and the games I played all by myself because, well I didn't much care for anyone else around me.
For memories sake, I said, and for the pretty animation style. Surely it can't be as girly as the old cartoon was, and if it's too cute I can always stop...
For your information... no you can't. That show is RIDICULOUSLY cute, but in the same way I'm sure my mom found me screaming at my toys about the corruptions of society fucking adorable. This show it all about little girls, but real little girls, real characters, with goals, flaws, and dangers both magical, physical, and social. And it's soooo cuuutee!!!..... I- ah, I mean... the animation is fucking pretty ok.
~The Evil Nae
Not any particular someone... just someone. I want to get in a fight. Maybe I've been watching too many super hero movies/shows/cartoons (yay netflix!). Or perhaps its listening to this song www.youtube.com/watch?v=g39fGm… WAY too much. In any case I want to get in an all out brawl. I have only punched someone once in my entire life... APPARENTLY it isn't something girls are supposed to do. It was awesome, he deserved it, and if people hadn't stopped him from hitting me back he wouldn't have pulverized me... but it still remains one of the biggest adrenaline rushes in my life. Though now that I think about it wasn't actually the punching/near death experience that made it so memorable. It was the fact that in jabbing my little girl fist into his temple and making him cry kept him from hurting someone else.
Oh look, here I am drunk and coming to a realization about myself.
I love superheros. The concept, the stories, the whole thing... cuz I want to kick a bullies ass. Ha! The Nae's first words were profound and brokenly hilarious. Good night everyone!
~The Evil Nae