Sick Day

I did that stupid thing where I kept working during a busy week at my day job even though I was coming down with a cold, and I ended up developing bronchitis. Whoops. I’m dumb. :< And so close to the end of chapter two, too.

I’ve posted these sketches on my Tumblr before, but I’ve never shown them here, so… here. Silly ideas I had when I was first fascinated with the ISS and rockets last year. I dreamed up a Canadian tikedi astronaut chick and never named her, but had some fun with the idle idea. I probably had the most fun with the press conference sketch and the one of her sleeping with limbs all floating.

I did get the majority of this week’s comic done before I got sick, so next week there should be something, at least. But sorry guys. D:

The Endless Art Sale at Storenvy: Round 2!

There’s some new artwork up for sale (and Balta and Shanka still hanging out from the last round; their time will come =P ) in my Storenvy shop! If you’ve been watching my Tumblr, it’s mostly art that you’ve seen pop up on Tumblr in the last little bit.

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Commence: Round 2 of the endless art sale! FIGHT!

Prophecy of the Circle Wiki

Another quick news post here. Once upon a time this site was home to an encyclopedia, but I ended up getting rid of it because I couldn’t take care of it well enough. I’m happy to report that there’s a new one now, maintained by the readers, for the readers, over at this link here:

It’s very much in progress, but it’s already off to a promising start. :) Again, I’ve got to thank you guys for being fabulous and always so helpful and supportive. In this case, especially thanks to J. N. Squire, who’s also the translator and administrator for the French version of Prophecy of the Circle, for starting the new wiki and putting so much work into it already.

I have to craft a little logo for the sidebar so that there’ll always be a permanent link to it, and I’ll aim to have that up by the end of the week. It’s a great project, and I’m super thankful for it. =D

Happy New Year!

A few days late, but I really wanted to clear that hiatus message off of the top spot here. We made it! Another year ahead. I hope 2015 treats all of you extremely well. :)

Yesterday, January 4th, was also a rather nice anniversary for Prophecy of the Circle. It’s officially been five years since I started publishing this story online. I try to mention this wherever it’ll fit, but I’m definitely going to say it again: its been a fabulous ride so far and that’s all thanks to you guys. I will never stop being amazed at what a caring, engaging, wonderful group of people you are. You’re all so constructive and enthusiastic and although I’ve never met the vast majority of you, I know if I ever did, you’d all feel like great friends. You all need to feel wonderful about yourselves, because you are, and you make me feel wonderful.

When I started this five years ago, I had zero confidence in my abilities as a writer and artist. I was as self-conscious as self-conscious can be with a lot to learn. I still have a lot to learn, but I’m not nearly so afraid of the journey because I know all of you just want to see success along with me. You’re so helpful. Hooray. :)

So here’s to at least five more years of great adventure (very likely more!). I’m looking forward to it. All of you make it so worthwhile. =D

P.S. And for extra bonus fun: today is also the birthday of my big brother Liam, also known as the original creator of good ole Stiggs and Aurorin. :) All the good anniversaries all at once. Best.

Short Hiatus

I hate doing this, but I’m only halfway through painting next week’s comic and I know I won’t have the ability to finish it. There’s been a lot going on in my personal life and it’s beginning to affect me very negatively, so I need some time just to handle it.

I don’t really know what else to say, except that if I’m quiet, it’s because my energy levels are low at the best of times, and when they’re not… I just don’t know how to explain all of this.

It’ll get better. I’ll be back. Things are just kind of bad right now for creativity.

I’ll try and post a doodle for Monday at least, but I don’t think I can guarantee even that bit.

Holiday Art Sale Part II: Store’s Open!


All right, there are only four little paintings up for now. Three are 8″ x 10″ and one’s about a millimeter shy of 9″ x 12″ because I had a brain fart while prepping the paper and trimmed it to the wrong dimensions (9″ x 12″ is the dimensions of a comic page, in case you’re curious), then failed to notice until it was already inked. Oh well! Bonus. That’s the Calterra one.

The comic is always my priority number one, but when I have spare time in the future more things will appear in the shop. Keep an eye on my Twitter, Tumblr, and/or Facebook and you might get to see progress shots of some future offerings before I finish them. :) I might experiment with some different media in the future, too. Not just watercolors. We’ll see how things go!

For now, check it out. =D

Holiday Art Sale

I’ve never done this before, but since I’ve got most of a week left in my vacation from my day job (I just took some time off to de-stress at home) I thought hey, my To Do list is swiftly getting whittled down. I have the time. It’s a good time of year. Why not get brave and offer some art for sale?

So I’m thinking I’ll do just that! Let’s see how this goes.

I’m not the sort of artist who’s mastered doing commissions and staying sane, yet – I’ve tried a few times and I rapidly turn into a nervous wreck who can’t even draw stick figures when I realize that another human being might be depending on me for something – but I’ve come up with an alternative that still lets me offer you guys something. With any luck, this might build my confidence a bit, too.

The plan, so far, is to do up a few 8″x10″ watercolor pieces featuring one or two of the characters from Prophecy of the Circle. Since they’re quickies (kind of like an extra super big comic panel; only a couple of hours worth of work each) I’m setting them at $30 USD a piece, with $7 shipping on top of that, and they’ll be first come, first served, for one of a kind original pieces. I’m thinking I can get between 3 and 5 done by the weekend, and I’ll keep making more in my spare time as time allows. I get crazy nervous about making things that people would pay actual money for and shipping them out into the wider world, but ’tis the season, so…. I’ll give this a shot. :) If you ever wanted to own something I made a pretty artistic mess on (or better yet, gift it to a fellow fan!), now’s your chance.

My goal is to post the first couple of these on Saturday. I’ll have more news closer to then (gotta make a few of these things, after all!), so keep an eye on this spot.

If you’re interested in the possibility of a specific character, let me know in the comments. =P No guarantees, especially for the first test batch, but it’ll help me figure out how to prioritize who I draw.

Update: I’ll be going through Storenvy to sell these, and so accepted payments’ll be through Paypal. :) I’ve done some sorting and shipping prices are set at $5 within Canada, $7 for the states and $10 for everywhere else.

Update 2: Sneak peek slightly fuzzy (my hands shake; it’s a delight) iPad photo of what I’ve completed so far. :)
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