I’m illustrating a new book written by Reimana Yee, published by Singaporean publisher Difference Engine. http://differenceengine.sg/sneak-peek/
Timid artist Nadia is in awe of her new teammate. Priya’s a gamer, she’s smart, and she knows how to code—so this environmental video game they’re building should definitely win the top prize at the Science Fair, right? But Nadia and Priya soon discover that there’s a lot more to making a game than coding and sprites. Will the girls be able to overcome their differences or will it be game over for them far too soon?
The Makers Club is the start of a new series set in Pangolin Secondary School in Southeast Asia. The lighthearted series focuses on friendship, inclusiveness, and the importance of creativity in STEM that is sure to inspire kids to explore, experiment, and have fun!
Last week I entered my and Gabi Mara’s graphic novel UNICORN SWORD , in #PitMad. Pitmad is a Twitter pitch contest in which participants must fit their entire book pitch into a single Tweet under the #PitMad hashtag (and additional hashtags as appropriate). From 8 am to 8pm Eastern US time, literary agents and editors trawl the hashtags for possible submissions. A Like from them indicates they’d like to see more, and is considered an invitation to query them.
It was incredibly fun- I love writing synopses, really! And the challenge to condense 150 pages of dialogue (the equivalent of 200 comics pages) into 140 characters- this is the thrill that writers live for (I guess. In a parallel universe).
Anyway! Lots of favorable responses, and a very exciting 12 hours. We’ll see where this goes!
Oni Press’s fall catalog is out and one of my books is on it! Check out this article from The Hollywood Reporter with a quick blurb from writer Mat Heagerty. More news as the release date draws closer.
Mat Heagerty on words and story
Mike Amante on colors
Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou on Letters
Robin Herrera as general editress and boss lady
I’ve been hard at work completing a graphic novel script called Unicorn Sword, for pitching in January 2019! Just inked the final part of the script last Saturday. The six sample pages are currently being colored. Here’s a sneak peek:
Whew! The long journey is over ( entirely my fault though). Unplugged and Unpopular, the book I’ve been drawing/ working on and off for two years, will finally be seeing the light of day in one year! Oh, and it’s written by the indomitable Mat Heagerty, edited by the verbose Robin Herrera, lettered by the punctilious Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, and colored by the scintillating Mike Amante. I can’t wait for this book!
Special Thanks to Deb Aoki and Brigid Alverson for openeing the doors!
Almost at the eleventh hour of the Cautionary Fables and Fairytales Kickstarter, my reward tier for commissions has been unlocked. This means you can commission me for a piece of digital art AND buy the book aND support some great artists from all over the world.
Click the pic to follow to the Kickstarter!
Hello! I haven't updated since forever so I'm just stopping by for a quick update on what's been happening! Here are some previews to upcoming works: I can't really go into them in detail but they've been keeping me busy these past few weeks!
Also, Cautionary Fables and Fairtyales: Oceania has been fully funded. thank you! You should be seeing that story soon!
Cordless/ Unplugged and Unpopular has been also been progressing rather well! I'm preparing to start on the final doozie of a chapter!
Paolo Chikamco and I contributed a story to an anthology called Cautionary Fables and Fairytales: Oceania, a collection of regional myths retold! Our story's on the steampunk/ science fiction-y side, so I hope you'll join us for the ride! Here's a link, click on the miage to check out the Kickstarter. FOR JUST FIVE US DOLLARS you can purchse a digital copy of the book!
A two-page previews from our story:
I've just submitted a pitch I've been working on for ten years! I'm not the fastest draw on the block, unfortunately. Oh well, let's hope this gets the ball rolling! On with the future.
In 2013 I illustrated a graphic novel written by Hope Larson. I've added samples from the book here! Of course, it's still available in its entirety from Amazon, if you'd like to read the whole thing!
Made a rough comic years ago about dealing with my issues surrounding my physique. Two sisters, one fat, one ugly, and wrapped in more than fat. Does her ugliness isolate her, or is it her anger? Anyway it was never finished, but I'd love to pick it up. I found it on an old hard drive. If you'd like to see it, I've placed the thumbnails here: Warning: There is body-shaming and fat-shaming!
Thanks for looking!
I've been gearing up for a couple of anthology submissions, one of which is still in production, and one abut to launch soon on Kickstarter hopefully. A brief interlude between pages of Unplugged and Unpopular! With the anthology submission, I've been going for a 'Van Gogh' inspired look : layers of opaque colors stacked on top of each other to create an organic, almost moving image. Was I successful? Here's a brief preview: