The LNF Winter Fanart Contest is still going on! Get your entries in before January 31st for a chance to win cool Love Not Found goodies!
Year end review: I have to say, 2016 was rough. We had lots of medical things going on throughout the year, we were still adjusting to the move across the country, oldest kid started school, and a general sense of feeling like I was never getting anything done. Then I tallied up everything I did this year and it turns out that I didn’t do half bad!
In 2016, I did all this:
The past couple days I’ve been trying to map out what I want to accomplish in 2017. I think I’ve got a good, realistic handle on what I can complete. I had to put some project ideas off until next year, but I’ll be way less stressed thinking I can do it all. I also tried to consider some projects that could also roll into rewards for Patreon members, so it can take care of multiple areas that need attention all at the same time. All in all, I’m excited for this year!
Let's have some fun this holiday season with a Fanart contest! (Don't worry! We'll be having another sort of contest for those who don't draw soon!)
The winter holiday celebrated in the future world of Love Not Found is Jolly. One of the traditions of Jolly-tide include big, family-style stew feasts with friends and/or family. And sometimes couples and date-mates exchanging holly wreath crowns. Draw your favorite Love Not Found couple or friends celebrating this holiday! You can do something with the two traditions above or celebrating the winter holiday in another way.
There will be three winners selected from qualifying submissions. Prize package includes a Love Not Found print edition hand-signed by the artist, a bookmark, bookplate, and a super cute sticker sheet! Winner can choose to receive a Love Not Found lunchbox in exchange for the print edition book.
By participating in the Contest, Entrant grants Strawberry Comics the royalty-free, worldwide right to publish and display their Submissions online for the purposes of this Contest, including, without the limitation, the right to publish the Submissions on web sites such as youtube.com, facebook.com, twitter.com, instagram.com, tumblr.com, deviantart.com, StrawberryComics.com, and LoveNotFound.com. Entrant retains the right to display Submission in any online or offline media for non-commercial purposes only.
Do you need gift ideas this Holiday Season? Want to give someone a smile? Here's a list of comic books sure to delight!
CALVIN & HOBBES is a classic series and is just as relevant today as it was when it was in the daily paper. Watterson is a master of childhood and deftly delving right into the deep stuff. This is a mighty shiny collection. Heck, I even want it for myself!
YOTSUBA &! is series that manages to capture the wonder of childhood, the exploration, and the newess of the world to a four year old. Yotsuba's energy and enthusiasm is infectious and I always walk away from a book feeling better.
Just need to do a little shoutout post to the modern ladies of sci-fi (Star Wars, Ghostbusters, you know I'm talking to you). They are shaping and encouraging the young children (of all genders) of today to be smart and brave, to stand up for yourself and what you believe, to help others, to step up.
Passing on some holiday gift reccomendations for the little ones. These are a few family favorites for the kids!
Interstellar Cinderella - Once upon a planetoid, amid her tools and sprockets, a girl named Cinderella dreamed of fixing fancy rockets.
Rose Revere, Engineer - Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer.
The Most Magnificent Thing - She is going to make the most MAGNIFICENT thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. All she has to do is make it, and she makes things all the time. Easy-peasy!?
I've been reading the Princess Jellyfish omnibus books recently. It's such a cute series. I am so glad they are releasing it since the anime ends abruptly with no conclusion. I find that the characters are easy to relate to for so many reasons (they are shy, geeky girls).
One of my favorite little details about this series is that the main character wears glasses and when she takes them off she can't magically see (which is a nice change of pace). I love the dress and costumes in this series (folks who like the clothes from Love Not Found will probably dig them as well).
The thing that I really liked while reading the second Omnibus was when the crossdressing younger brother has the realization that he is feeling entitled to the main character (a nice guy). He realizes what he's feeling and addresses it. Very impressive for a shoujo manga series!
Looking for a good inking brush pen? The one I use and recommend is the Zebra Brush pen! It is pretty slick. While I've found that the Pitt brush pens fray quickly and look a little faded in color, the Zebra is dark and the tip has never frayed on me! It can get dulled a bit after a whole chapter of inking which makes it harder to get in find details, but it takes a lot of use to get there. Overall, a very nice pen. It made me fall in love with hand-inking again.