I thought I’d better post a quick update, lest anyone think I’ve vanished.
Some of you may have seen an earlier comment about my truly awful December, some of you may not have. The short version is my long-term boyfriend passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly, and I decided to do something I’d been thinking about for a long time, but never quite worked myself up to doing: moving back across the entire width of Canada.
I had moved to Nova Scotia in 2005 to go to art school, and ended up meeting someone and staying after I graduated, but I’m originally from British Columbia (though I’ve actually lived in a lot of different places around North America). My mom made room for me in her house on Vancouver Island, and I’m here now, putting my life back together and figuring out what next.
I hope to get Fey back on track, but I’ve used up most of my buffer pages, so things might continue to be a bit irregular, especially what with having to find a job and make a living and all that. 😀
Thanks hugely to those of you who’ve kept checking for updates over the last little while, and who’ve kept reading despite the not-always-closely-connected side stories. You guys make me want to get this story out in a more timely manner.
Anyway, I’m posting one more short over the next few weeks, and with luck, the main story will resume after that.
I’ll be at the Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival in Dartmouth, NS again this year. It’s this coming Sunday (August 16) at the Alderney Landing ferry terminal (just across the water from Halifax, and you can use your bus pass/ticket/transfer on the ferry). If you’re in town, please stop by and say hi. I’ll have copies of chapters 1-3 of Fey, plus minicomics, Aeryn Daring comics and serial chapters, 3-d paper dragon kits, and prints of some of my fantasy art. Also, free Aeryn Daring letterpress-printed postcards.
So it’s October, my favourite month of the year. And that means it’s also Inktober, and since I haven’t been drawing as much as I’d like lately, I’m going to try to get going again by doing Inktober, drawing a little every day. If you want to follow along, I’ll be posting my doodles to Instagram, which will feed into my Twitter. I’m anagramforink on both.
Yay! I’ll be taking Fey (and a few other things I’m working on) to the Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival in Dartmouth, NS (that’s across the harbour from Halifax for you non-Nova-Scotians).
It’s at the Alderney Landing ferry terminal, so it’s super easy to get to via public transit (ferry fare counts as bus fare, so you can use your bus pass or transfer if you’re coming from the Halifax side). It runs from 11 am to 5 pm on August 17th (that’s a Sunday), and the best part is, it’s totally and completely free to get in.
At my table, you’ll find copies of Fey chapter one, and hopefully chapter two (maybe chapter three, but I’m not sure how likely that is). I’ll have a brand-new mini-comic (not related to Fey), plus a couple of older ones that are Fey-related. I might have a few copies of my prose novels, depending on how ambitious and rich I am, and I’ll have stickers (fairies!), prints (Fey things, dragons, satyrs), 3D paper dragons and kits, and maybe a few other odds and ends).
Now I have to go spend the rest of the day scanning monster images and pages of Fey.