turtlesoup: a green-haired girl in a collared shirt & vest holds her fingers up to her head like devil horns (magic is shiny - collaborative)
my SPX haul!

So hey, here's a quick SPX roundup post! Quite late, but I lingered in Bethesda an extra day and then nearly immediately headed up to Maine for my best friend's wedding (and extended activities), so ... what can you do. :) But oh man, I had a fantastic time at the show. Check out my haul, above! Mostly trades, plus a few extremely worthwhile purchases, hooray.

Hereby hangs a ramble. )

Hee, sorry, I feel like I don't have the time to be concise right now, if that makes any sense at all. (Honestly, that's how it is.) I have books and such to prep, because this coming weekend I'm back behind the table for another Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo; my first convention and always a favorite! If you're in the Boston area you should really come check it out. I'll have copies of Queerotica (hurry, that first printing's going fast!), as well as Asylum, Tiny Dynamo: DEMOS, my Heartburn anthology (which may go permanently out of print when I sell my stock), and Fruitless. And I'll be tabling completely on my own for the very first time!

News about upcoming projects, as well as online sales for both Queerotica and my solo work, coming soon! In the meantime, as this is also wedding season, apparently ... here's an invitation I designed for my other closest friend, who's getting married soon as well! I don't do this sort of illustration work often, and I'm rather proud of it. )
turtlesoup: a green-haired girl in a collared shirt & vest holds her fingers up to her head like devil horns (goodness knows - life on a small scale)
Hmmm, so much for that plan - I announce that I'm going to start making regular weekly blog posts, and then completely disappear instead! My apologies, folks. I took on a number of deadlined projects for the next couple of weeks, and between those and the Thanksgiving holiday, I've had less time than ever.

I'm really starting to learn what it's like to do comics/art like a second job, at least in terms of production. (One day, perhaps I'll also get paid!) I need to learn to also space projects out a bit better. At this point, I think regular recommendation/link posts will commence beginning with the new year.

In the meantime, if you're local to or visiting the Boston area this holiday season, I encourage you to check out one of the many fantastic holiday fairs in our area. The Boston Comics Roundtable plans to attend three of them. I won't be there personally (except perhaps as a shopper), but if you stop by our table, we'll be selling Inbound 5: The Food Issue, holiday minicomics packets (including my very first effort, "Fruitless") and a variety of other treats. There may even be comic strip wrapping paper!

"Fruitless," which is the my robot/snowman CCS application comic, will also be available at local comic shops and online fairly soon; I'll post some information then. :)

I'm not sure about the status of the comic strip wrapping paper, but I thought I'd share my contribution to the project. It comes from an old, rejected holiday card idea of mine (it just wasn't quite inclusive enough for that), and features characters from what I hope will be my first long-form comic project, Goodness Knows.

Luce almost falls out of a Christmas tree

(Oddly enough, she is.)
turtlesoup: a green-haired girl in a collared shirt & vest holds her fingers up to her head like devil horns (goodness knows - life on a small scale)
So I've been meaning to post a few silly musings about NEWW (which was almost two weeks ago now, eep), but I've been a little swamped with finally finishing my CCS application and such. I have a bunch of deadlines stacked up in the next few weeks, I'm behind on my correspondence, and my apartment's a mess ... but this week, I've really needed a break.

The con babble will probably be up this weekend, though! Also, I plan to start posting sets of comic recommendations (print and web-based, variably) and perhaps other things weekly, on Sundays, while I don't have regular comic projects to post. I've been promising various people recs forever, and a schedule like that should hopefully motivate me at last!

In the meantime, here's some fanart I drew for fun, for the always scintillating Jen Vaughn, who I met on a visit to CCS last March. Jen makes comics about menstruation and mermaids, respectively, so those are the themes reflected below:

She's a mershark, see? ;) The anatomy got a little messed up, but that still felt pretty damn good. (I miss drawing fantastical things. I need to come up with some kind of fantasy project at some point! Or, you know ... make time for my guardian angel story already.)
turtlesoup: a green-haired girl in a collared shirt & vest holds her fingers up to her head like devil horns (other art - the big picture - miscellany)
I love my (new) journaling service.

Someone with a grudge keeps reporting Dreamwidth to their online payment processors. They are unable to use Paypal and now Google Checkout because they refuse to alter their TOS to fit those services' demands. (Google is actually insisting that they should ban all adult content.)

I must remember to write up a check for a paid account this week. I love Dreamwidth's principles, and I'm grateful that they're standing up for them against this kind of pressure. I really want to see this site survive.

I don't have any erotica of my own to post, alas (maybe I'll try that sometime - non-Turtle related!), but in the spirit of things, a recommendation: Jess Fink's Chester 5000 XYV is some beautifully drawn comic steampunk robot porn. (That link is VERY NSFW!) Enjoy.
turtlesoup: a green-haired girl in a collared shirt & vest holds her fingers up to her head like devil horns (Default)
Okay, I give up. I really do prefer LJ-format blogs after all . . . and clearly, dreamwidth is the place to be. I like their attitude, even though there are not so many people here yet. (Plus, my username was taken on LJ, so you know.)

Coming soon: art posts and random musings. Etc. Also real icons (I felt naked, but I'm without Photoshop here), and probably a custom header image.

(So yeah, I'm setting this blog up to replace my website! Because I don't like having it anymore, I don't know. I am nuts or something, and will wind up having to host all my art on flickr or photobucket. Well, I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.)


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