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[Dragonmun Studios] Welcome to the 'bers!

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The Sandman has been on repeat in my house since my last email. I love this adaptation! We're out of August and into the 'bers! Pumpkin stuff has taken over everything and some of us are pretending that there's a hint of cold in the air (which is a total lie in Florida and why I'm going to go visit some mountains at some point). Sensory Overload lived up to its name and might have traumatized me and my kid some (I'm honestly proud of the political artists that threw down hard this year! Well done!). We recovered by eating doughnuts at the awesome shop in the Orlando Library 's garage - which is something I recommend everyone go do when they're visiting the CityArts Factory . The two things just compliment each other so perfectly! Like CSoH coffee and Spooky Empire … which I'll be at again this year! This October will be my first time running an art table all my own there and I'm actually kinda nervous about it. I'm a fantasy author/artist ! W

[Dragonmun Studios] Thank you for writing weird.

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One of 5 hand-embellished, glow-in-the-dark, giclée's hanging at Sensory Overload this month. Well, July totally didn't go as planned. Right there at the end of it, my daughter and I caught covid and I had to cancel my plans to go to Tampa Bay Comic Con. In an effort to recoup lost income, I set the online store to free shipping for the weekend, but then just fell off the effort because the virus really did a number on me. Event-wise, I don't usually have much planned for August. It's when the runt goes back to school and I spend time reorienting my workspace for the next year. I do still have some really cool artwork (that glows, using paints I made myself!) hanging up at Sensory Overload , where it will be until the 13th, but that's the only live thing I have planned until October - when I'll be vending at Spooky Empire . In this week where I existed as a lump on the couch, I watched the entirety of Umbrella Academy - which I enjoyed immensely. This now mak

[Dragonmun Studios] OMG, It’s Starting to Look Like a Book!

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This month's newsletter is late because something really exciting was on a mail truck, heading to my house, and I wanted to share it with you all! Right there, in the image at the top of the newsletter, is the printed draft of the Sivoa : Zenith manuscript! I'm going to attack that brain baby with so much red ink in what will be the first of many rounds of book editing. I'm so excited! Unfortunately, this does not mean that I have a release date yet. Editing is a process that takes a long time, and that's before I send it to my editor, Patty . What it does mean is that sometime in the near future I will likely be offering the ability to beta-read the thing to those on Patreon (this will be a separate thing from the raw preview snippets). In the meantime, I'm still doing Sivoa art stuff . This month features Sensory Overload - a charity exhibit that I like to participate in, if for nothing else, because I like to showcase the new and weird things I do to embellishe

[Dragonmun Studios] Photographic Evidence

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Remember that resolution to try and be more active about capturing memories? Well, I both did and did not remember to do this. I've successfully remembered to capture personal moments (like my daughter getting her summer haircut), but I've really slacked when it came to MegaCon . To be fair, I did commemorate the adoption of one of my original brain babies and I did snap WiP photos of the red dragon that I was working on there, so it didn't go by totally undocumented. That convention was intense. I heard a rumor that 150,000 people attended and, while I'm hesitant to agree because they use a turnstile counting system, it certainly felt like it. My booth was slammed from open to close, day one through day four. Then, two weeks later, Russell and I had a collaborative art show at FAVO ! Mixed Fantasy was a two-night event that showcased our combined fantasy styles - which I did document ! Whoohoo! Next up is Anime Festival Orlando , which is in two weeks. There I'll