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Upcoming Author Appearance: Heroes Resource Fall Festival!

Up in Northern Washington State and looking for a fun free event this weekend? Check out Heroes’ Resource’s Fall Festival.

Heroes’ Resource is North Whatcom County’s game and comic book store. They offer Comics, Novels, Board and Card Games, Card Games, Toys, Apparel, Models, Modeling Supplies!

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There will be fun Halloween games and over at the Pioneer Museum there will be artists, novelists, pod casters and more–including me!

Fall Fest Raffle_2Though it’s official debut is Jet City Comic Show, at my table, I will have Out For Souls&Cookies #4 The long awaited Christmas Special!

We will be having a raffle for this original 8.5 x 11 Halloween sketch of Lord Fluffcakes! (Yes you have to attend to enter the raffle.)

We will also have free bookmarks and stickers for Other Systems.

I hope to see you there!

Flash Sale: Other Systems is just 99 cents this weekend…and giveaway!

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If you have been thinking about checking out Other Systems, this is the weekend to do it. FRIDAY through SUNDAY, the e-book is only .99 cents on Amazon. Talk about value for your money! 460 pages for less than a dollar! AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Other-Systems-ebook/dp/B007QQDU94

Also anyone who likes either the Other Systems FB Page or my Author Page will be eligible to enter to win an OTHER SYSTEMS PRIZE PACK!

8 x 10 Cover Art Print of the new cover!
8 x 10 ORIGINAL inked drawing of Abby and Rover by me!
Button pack which has 2 1-inchbuttons: Revelation Chi and Planet Kipos!

Good Luck!

Rover, Abby, and Rockford!

Rover, Abby, and Rockford!

Other Systems FLASH Sale and Giveaway!

If you have been thinking about checking out Other Systems, this is the weekend to do it. FRIDAY through SUNDAY, the e-book is only .99 cents. Talk about value for your money! 460 pages for less than a dollar!

Also anyone who likes either the Other Systems FB Page or my author Page will be eligible to enter to win an OTHER SYSTEMS PRIZE PACK!

Rover, Abby, and Rockford!

Rover, Abby, and Rockford!

8 x 10 Cover Art Print of the new cover!
8 x 10 ORIGINAL inked drawing of Abby and Rover by me!
Button pack which has 2 1-inchbuttons: Revelation Chi and Planet Kipos!

Good Luck!

Faminelands #3 Mareton’s Curse has been released into the big wide world

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Faminelands Mareton’s Curse is available starting today! You can buy it in our store.

Sequalization of the Webcomic has started!  From today until sometime next year, each Friday by noon PST, I will be updating Faminelands.com with a single page of the story. Page 2 is up now. If anyone wants to get caught up The Carp’s Eye and Living Stone are also there, just hit double back and you can go to the beginning.

Note: I use the physical page numbers on the webcomic. Also though I know I am doing it backwards, I actually finish and release the book prior to the webcomic since I never write anything in order.

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If anyone is in Seattle, Maria and I will be at Emerald City Comic Con this weekend at Booth 1006. Stop on By! We will be raffling off the original inked image of Lark to the left and continuing our Like to Win ZB Publications Facebook Page giveaway until March 3rd at the close of the Con. We hope to see you there!

What I listen to when I create Faminelands

Like many artists and authors, I listen to music while I am working. I cannot listen while I am editing or talking to my characters, but every other step is set to music. I also find sometimes when I want to write a specific scene sometimes music that has the same feeling helps me write.

LarkmapsksHowever generally, while I am writing or drawing panels, I listen to Cold Play We have every album they put out so that’s quite a list. I also like The Bravery, Maximo Park, Radio Head, or Muse.

Sometimes I just listen to The Bravery Station on Pandora.

Now when I am coloring, I need faster music. Yet something with a story. I listen to Billy Idol Cyber Punk and his self titled album, Deltron 30,30 Juno Reactor quite a bit.

Now when I am lettering, I need soft music. And it is genera specific. Since Faminelands is fantasy, I need ambient techno such as Single Cell Orchestra. or I need celtic music such as  Clannad or Talizman They are a local band that I heard at Folk Life Festival.

I know others like music when they are working, what do you listen to?

Faminelands #3: Mareton’s Curse Update: it’s gone to press!

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As you can see from the title Faminelands #3: Mareton’s Curse has gone to press. I got it back last Friday from the last beta reader who is also my grammar nazi. She said she found it impressive. I went through it again, so now it is on its way to Ka-Blam to be printed.

This has definitely been one of the harder titles for me to finish up. Specifically because there were subplots that had to be closed in this book. As my readers know I believe in believable characters, but my  writing is plot driven. When I read books, I need to have a satisfying ending, to be a satisfying read and I write that way as well…or at least try to.  I am very proud of the artwork in this book. I felt more than once I stretched my artistic ability.

As I said before it will be released on March 1st. You can pre-order it here. Maria and I will be shipping pre-orders on Feb 26th.

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What do you do when you are stuck?

Here are some of the things that I do when I am stuck on a project.

Feel free to add your own suggestions too.

 

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