Chapter 15, Queen of Swan updates! A dissatisfying revelation

Chapter 15, Queen of Swan updates! A dissatisfying revelation #fantasy #webfic #serial


New readers: 
Explore a fantasy world full of the fairy tales that you only thought you knew. Start with Volume 1: “Red Riding Hood” here or consult the “Guide for New Readers” above.

Continuing Readers:   I think Edmund wants to punch this owl right about now. Chapter 15 Part C is up. The answer proves dissatisfying.

Store in testing/preorder mode: So I have removed the “hidden feature” on the…

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In which an owl needs handling. Update to “The Queen of Swans” plus shiny new charms!

In which an owl needs handling. Queen of Swan updates+shiny new charms! #serial

New readers: Explore a fantasy world full of the fairy tales that you only thought you knew. Start with Volume 1: “Red Riding Hood” here or consult the “Guide for New Readers” above.

Continuing Readers:  The owl gets ditzy before he gets serious. (And he finally gives his name, that darn owl.)  Chapter 15, “Queen of Swans” resumes

Books and stuff: So, I’m sure by now I’m a broken record and so…

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Off the Mountain, landed in art…

Tales of the Big Bad Wolf— Update, Off the Mountain, land in art http://wp.me/p3cCaG-1BJ #serial

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New readers: Explore a fantasy world full of the fairy tales that you only thought you knew. Start with Volume 1: “Red Riding Hood” here or consult the “Guide for New Readers” above.

Continuing Readers:  I rolled off the mountain I was on last week for work and did not recover all that well.  I will come back next week hopefully less confused and with a new update.

  • If you haven’t yet done so,…

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sparklermonthly:

Sort of belated update? It’s our girliest cover yet, courtesy of the fabulous Jamie Lynn Lano, who I got to meet at San Diego Comicon last week! 
Anyway, Sparkler Year 2, Issue 1 launches August 4th—as of this month, we are switching from weekly Friday updates to one monthly update (just like a real magazine!), on the first Monday of the month—so you’ll get all your regular Sparkler goodness then. Including the first chapter of Jen Quick’s new series!! 
In the meantime, we hope you enjoy (and share!) a special Year 1 sampler issue, compiling the FREE first chapters of all our multi-part series. You can read them all on the site here, or download a PDF of all of them here! 300-plus pages of original, girl-oriented comics and prose, all for you! 
Thanks for an amazing first year!  
<3 The Sparkler Team

Get your free sampler :)    
Awake is fantastic and “Dusk in Kalevia” is my personal favorite of the prose offerings!

sparklermonthly:

Sort of belated update? It’s our girliest cover yet, courtesy of the fabulous Jamie Lynn Lano, who I got to meet at San Diego Comicon last week! 

Anyway, Sparkler Year 2, Issue 1 launches August 4th—as of this month, we are switching from weekly Friday updates to one monthly update (just like a real magazine!), on the first Monday of the month—so you’ll get all your regular Sparkler goodness then. Including the first chapter of Jen Quick’s new series!! 

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy (and share!) a special Year 1 sampler issue, compiling the FREE first chapters of all our multi-part series. You can read them all on the site here, or download a PDF of all of them here! 300-plus pages of original, girl-oriented comics and prose, all for you! 

Thanks for an amazing first year!  

<3 The Sparkler Team

Get your free sampler :)    

Awake is fantastic and “Dusk in Kalevia” is my personal favorite of the prose offerings!

Do not feed the animals, Queen of Swans, Chapter 15!

Do not feed the animals, Queen of Swans, Chapter 15 is up! #serial

New readers: Explore a fantasy world full of the fairy tales that you only thought you knew. Start with Volume 1: “Red Riding Hood” here or consult the “Guide for New Readers” above.

Continuing Readers:  Chapter 15. Ah. For once, I did not zig when I should have zagged.

If you are behind a week (as some of you seem to be), psst. Paperbacks and paperback/ebook bundles are up too at the Sparkler…

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On a journey north to visit her ailing grandmother, Elanore Redley encounters the reclusive Count Wolfram while fleeing a monstrous pursuer.
As the mysterious Wolfram draws her into his magic-filled world, her childhood friend Edmund must come to terms with his own feelings towards Elanore and his identity as a hunter.
While the world slips into darkness and the threat of monsters looms, Wolfram struggles against a fate that would force him to live out a famous but decidedly unpleasant fairy tale.
“Red Riding Hood” is the introductory book to “Tales of the Big Bad Wolf”–an epic fairy tale world full of romance, mystery, and self-discovery.
PLUMSPEAK:
Hi all — it feels like it’s been a long time since I’ve posted any art. I’ve been focusing a lot on this project the past six-eight months!  This is the cover of the paperback version compiling the “Red Riding Hood” arc from “Tales of the Big Bad Wolf,” which is a weekly serial that has been running since 2010.
The art from this cover actually is part of a larger piece I did featuring the three major characters. However, by going for a cut-off view of the lead, the sense of drama was amplified further.  
In any case, I will try NOT to spam you too much but I wanted to share that the paperback was made available at Sparkler Distro this past Monday!  It represents a year of me going through multiple proofs and trying to improve my Microsoft-Word-fu. ha!
The neat thing about this is that you can read the pre-edited version for free! Just follow the link now for the books and more information http://sparklermonthly.com/product-category/big-bad-wolf/
And since I have like no tumblr presence here (other than the random viral posts involving cosplayers and Labyrinth), I do appreciate any sharing/reblogging you can do :).  

On a journey north to visit her ailing grandmother, Elanore Redley encounters the reclusive Count Wolfram while fleeing a monstrous pursuer.

As the mysterious Wolfram draws her into his magic-filled world, her childhood friend Edmund must come to terms with his own feelings towards Elanore and his identity as a hunter.

While the world slips into darkness and the threat of monsters looms, Wolfram struggles against a fate that would force him to live out a famous but decidedly unpleasant fairy tale.

“Red Riding Hood” is the introductory book to “Tales of the Big Bad Wolf”–an epic fairy tale world full of romance, mystery, and self-discovery.

PLUMSPEAK:

Hi all — it feels like it’s been a long time since I’ve posted any art. I’ve been focusing a lot on this project the past six-eight months!  This is the cover of the paperback version compiling the “Red Riding Hood” arc from “Tales of the Big Bad Wolf,” which is a weekly serial that has been running since 2010.

The art from this cover actually is part of a larger piece I did featuring the three major characters. However, by going for a cut-off view of the lead, the sense of drama was amplified further.  

In any case, I will try NOT to spam you too much but I wanted to share that the paperback was made available at Sparkler Distro this past Monday!  It represents a year of me going through multiple proofs and trying to improve my Microsoft-Word-fu. ha!

The neat thing about this is that you can read the pre-edited version for free! Just follow the link now for the books and more information http://sparklermonthly.com/product-category/big-bad-wolf/

And since I have like no tumblr presence here (other than the random viral posts involving cosplayers and Labyrinth), I do appreciate any sharing/reblogging you can do :).  

Get your Paperback! | Queen of Swans updates!

Queen of Swans update | Order your Red Riding Hood Paperback! #serial #fairytales #fantasy

book_squareNew readers: Explore a fantasy world full of the fairy tales that you only thought you knew. Start with Volume 1: “Red Riding Hood” here or consult the “Guide for New Readers” above.

Continuing Readers:  Chapter 14, “The Moving Shadows” of “Queen of Swans” concludes! 

And here’s the best part of this post.  The “Red Riding Hood” will be available (later) tonight at Sparkler Distro’s storefront at 

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Chapter 14 of Queen of Swans continues

Flying objects. Mud tornadoes. Chapter 14 of Queen of Swans continues! #amwriting #fantasy

New readers: Explore a fantasy world full of the tales that you only thought you knew. Start with Volume 1: “Red Riding Hood” here or consult the “Guide for New Readers” above. Thank you for stopping by!

Continuing Readers: Naughty powerful beings. Flying objects. Mud tornadoes. It’s all incredibly bizarre and frightening at the same time in the land of Swans.  “The Moving Shadows” (Chapter 14)…

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"Bonjour Montreal" or s-girl makes another video on her phone.

From a trip, May 2014

In this case, took the 40 second clip made in splice+imovie and then exported it out to the Mac version of imovie which has a few more transitions and titles options. Also changed the soundtrack from the first one since I was adding more content via additional pictures and video.

I have been looking forward to seeing how Kiriska was going to write up her weekend here in Atlanta with me for Momocon.  You can tell my big-sister side was totally coming out… there are TONS OF FOOD PICTURES from the places I made her eat at xD.  

Also, lots of shots of my booth by accident because of all you cosplayers.

But no shots of me because I’m secretive like that >_>

artistblack

artist-black:

Alright so this is what happened at Fanime 2014

Two staff members came to my booth and told me that one of the dealers in the Dealers Hall was selling my DMMD print. We went over to the dealer’s booth, and staff immediately confronted her, asking, “Where did you get this print?” The dealer did…

This unfortunately not the first time I’ve heard of such a practice. Saw this at Megacon a few years back and the con staff did try to hunt the vendor down but he or she left before they could be confronted.

This was also reported at Japan Expo several years back:

http://tavington.deviantart.com/journal/STOLEN-ART-AT-MCM-EXPO-Lookout-this-weekend-305116737

http://tavington.deviantart.com/art/art-thief-314416729  

Edit: Sacanime as well: http://silencedrowns.tumblr.com/post/59753142373/t1mco-art-thieves-at-sacanime-this-is-pretty

Some general precautions for artists — watermark your work. Not just once,but several times (subtle and not so subtle). Don’t post high-res images to the web. Drop the dpi. 

The artist did the right thing in this case — and that was to work with staff and friends to document what was going on as well. 

Guest art! Wolves, Swans, and Elves

Guest art, Queen of Swans! Wolves, Swans, and Elves #momocon #serial #fairytales

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New readers:  You may wish to jump in with Volume 1: “Red Riding Hood” here or consult the “Guide for New Readers” above. Thank you for stopping by!

Continuing Readers: No new update this week but convention sketches from other artists below. In case you still need to catch up, read last week’s entry in which one member of the party reveals something he’d rather not. Queen of Swans Chapter 12…

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News: Starter Serials Enters the Fray and other “serial player” changes

Online Novel News: Starter Serials Enters the Fray and other “serial player” changes #serial

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Hi guys – Back from a fan convention with a few stories to tell whenever I can recover from all this traveling and crazy convention prep!

The end of May marks the soft launch of StarterSerials.comby Drew Hayes and his posse.  (The man doesn’t sleep apparently). He had written me via email to solicit my thoughts about “what’s needed in the indie community” and where a new webfiction or web serial…

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