It'll be featuring some of my hand-embellished Sivoa prints and a couple of watercolor dragon originals. I'll also be recording a walk-through of the opening for the Twitch channel. To join me in this very fun evening, head over to the City Arts Factory in downtown Orlando this July 15th! To catch the Twitch stream about it, go to http://twitch.tv/dragonmun on July 21st at 8pm EDT.
This will likely be my big public event for the next couple of months or so… because I bought a house! Holy moly! I'm a homeowner! Ahhhhhhh!!!!
Getting everything ready to move in and then actually moving in is going to eat up the rest of my summer, which is fine. My next set of live events won't start until the fall - when I'll be traveling the furthest away from home I have ever traveled!
I'll be tagging along to assist my friend Elk at Rose City Comic Con in Portland, Oregon! That is literally the opposite end of the country from me! If you can, you should totally come and check out her artwork there with me. I love her stuff! 🥰
Speaking of helping friends with their creative endeavors, I'm also participating in an author newsletter book swap. Savanna Rae featured Sivoa on her blog and I'm returning the favor by dropping mention of her book, "Stockholm," here. TBH, it looks pretty intense! It's definitely caught my attention.
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I never get tired of opening boxes like this. While I didn't technically "win" the NaNoWriMo again this year, I've been extremely successful with it. Sivoa: Zenith now has as many words as Sivoa: Sunrise and the ending is actually written. I just need to fill in some plot holes and write in some scene connectors before it's onto the editing phase. I forgot how exciting it is to be this close to the finish line! Heck, I'm feeling this on two fronts! The children's book I've been working on is approaching completion and is looking like it'll make its deadline of February! Y'all, this story is so stinking cute! It's about 5 little goblins just barely not failing at puppy sitting. Stylistically, it's like a hybrid storybook and comic, which helps to keep it timeless. 🥰 Being on the production side, I do not know what launch procedures for this book will look like, but if you want to be kept informed about release and ordering information
As I'm typing this, I'm preparing to leave for Rose City Comic Con , in Portland, OR with my BFF, The White Elk ! This is the first convention I've ever attended on that side of the country and I'm excited to see, like, s o many online friends ! Then two weeks after that I get to see even more at Necronomicon over here in Tampa, where I will be vending . I really kind of need this after last month. August was very rough for me with the kiddo starting school back up (in Florida, where everything is insane) and the passing of Jarvis , my (but then Daniel's ) cat. She meant a lot to me. More than I think I'll ever be able to explain. I did manage to get some art done though! Two children's book pages, a Sivoa illustration (with another coming out on Tuesday!), and two Sivoa sketches! All of which can be found on the Patreon member Discord channel ! I also got a ton of writing done. 😁 If you already follow me on Patreon (it's free!), these monthly emails
and everyone is having them! It's festival season and because all walks of life had paused their events until now, there are just… so many! I've gotta say, going full-on back to in-person conventions has been a weird experience. To keep things short, Rose City Comic Con was so vigilant with making sure attendees had been vaccinated and wore masks, that it felt completely safe to be in that big hall, even with the huge crowds. Necronomicon , on the other hand, said that it was unreasonable to expect them to enforce any such policy, and as such, the convention was empty. I know that correlation does not equal causation, but numerous people replied to Necronomicon's facebook group, saying that they didn't feel safe to go because of health concerns... so they didn't. I guess the TLDR of this is that making the public feel safe seems to be a good business move. It's certainly becoming a factor in my decisions on which events I want to attend in the future. Yes, I kn