May.10.17 at 02:44 pm

Had a lovely reader reach out today about how this page was personal for them. In the discussion I talked about how this page was rather personal for me as well. My grandmother passed just this January. She played a big part in raising me and she’d been in slow decline from Alzheimer’s over the last decade, must worse in the last five years. I feel like I’ve been grieving for a very long time, knowing that this strong, kind, amazing woman was losing herself slowly and surely. And that this decline would not cease until it was all over, until her body forgot even how to function and she was gone.

I think while I don’t generally do autobiographical comics, there are parts of my life that leak through into my stories. They say you write from life and experience and I have to agree. These things shape you. And there may always be a little place inside that still grieves. And that’s okay.

Apr.30.17 at 11:37 am

WHAT HAPPENED: Hello dear readers! My whole family came down with Strep Throat this week. It has been pretty harsh and were mostly bedridden. I was able to notify readers who follow me on Facebook and Twitter, so always good to check there when an update is late/missing. There's usually a major reason it hasn't shown up by the end of the update day (hurricane, bedridden with sickness, etc).  I am so sorry to have left you hanging in the story and to have left the main site without updates.

WHEN THE COMIC WILL UPDATE: We are starting to feel better with the meds from the doctor, but I am not sure yet if I will be well enough/strong enough to get Monday's page completely finished. I might try to get just the inks up even if I can't get the whole page colored right away. I will have a better idea of what's what later this evening. I will keep you updated.

Thank you ALL for your patience, support, and understanding. I know you are all such wonderful readers always wishing me well when I get sick (it has been a rough year for health for us since the oldest kid started kindergarten) ^_^

Apr.18.17 at 12:43 am

The wonderful Erin Burt from Hiveworks worked her awesome coding skills to make the new layout design a reality! I am thrilled for this update for several reasons. The first is that the site now feels more personalized to the series. I designed the menu sidebar to look like an ImageGlass and have the menu and nav bars to glow when hovered over. The new presentation shows off the features and sections of the site better as well.

And finally, the fun little teaser in the left sidebar (the one of Miel x Abeille). That, my dear readers, is a comic slated to begin its run starting at the end of April!

Apr.05.17 at 02:05 am

Every artist has go-to tools for different creative endeavors. Some of those tools end up being invaluable! I've made a list of some of the items I use in my day to day work in comics.


Portable Drawing Board
This board has been amazing! When we were moving out to Portland I grabbed one of these and I was able to set up whenever we stopped over in a hotel for the night. It also helps in a pinch when I can't get to my office to work. I can just set it up on the dinner table for an hour or so and then fold it back down to tuck away until later.


Zebra Brush Pens
I've mentioned this before, but I love these brush pens! The Zebra brush pen made be fall in love with traditional inking again after a long break from the art form. These pens can give you a beautifully thin line if you use a delicate touch. Generally, I use these for my broad lines and Sakura Microns for the super fine details.


Drafting Ruler
Ever since my husband gave me his drafting ruler, I have never used another. There's this cool roller on the underside that makes parallel lines SO easy. (Functions as a compass, horizontal ruler, straightedge, protractor, circle template and angle template multipurpose drawing instrument that lets you measure in inches and centimeter.)

 

Mar.10.17 at 02:07 pm

Thank you everyone who entered the Love Not Found Winter Fanart Contest! Every piece I received brought a huge smile to my face and after such a rough winter those smiles were even more appreciated. And now, without further ado, I am delighted to announce the winners of the contest. Please check out their sites and the sites of all of the other awesome artists in the fanart gallery!

 

(EDIT: Fixed the broken links below.)

 

Swan Shaped Cream Puffs - http://creampuffart.weebly.com/

 

Athena Warner - http://athenapallas87.deviantart.com/

 

Scomicmaker - http://scomicmaker.tumblr.com/

 

Thank you all!

 

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