Welcome once more to my night, lost souls. I am pleased to announce that I have been quite infected with a new tale. It is unfurling in my mind like a soft petaled cereus and has been filling my head with such evil musings. A word of warning... this story is not mine, but Godslayer, which belongs to Nathan Baker. That means you can expect a bunch of steam punkish trippy crap from me for a while and that's not a bad thing at all. Anyways, my child is still the devil... my husband still patiently waiting for me on the couch... and I have nothing very interesting to say except for an update of events.
Today we got the shots from both graveyards for Am I Immortal. This means I have the shots for The Crypt as well as all the graveyard shots for Coast to Coast (which is book 4). I will still need shots from the marina, the highway, the alley behind the radio station, and for the running sequence in mystic. I know that sounds like a daunting amount of images... but it's not and could all be taken care of easily in one day. Whilst in the big graveyard in mystic, we came upon a chestnut tree that was ripe, so we looked up a recipe to roast chestnuts cause we wanted to see what they tasted like. I mean if it sucked they would not have made a song about it at all. Then it occurred to me that we would be eating chestnuts that came from a graveyard.... is that wrong? It's the ultimate form of recycling. Would that be the vegetarian version of cannibalism. Hmmm. My my who would have thought that getting a few photos would lead to such a scandal. Well, if anyone does have an issue... I WRITE ABOUT VAMPIRES... and any woman who doesn't enjoy entertaining a light snack from time to time is just... a nun!
Next comes the drawing part. I have pencils completed through page 11 now for Am I Immortal: The Crypt. Normally that would be anticlimactic but I know that I already have page 16 and 24 done...so that means I'm over half way there. I have the physical cover art completed as well, but was going to make a digital version for the cover itself. When (yes I said when) I have a gallery opening in the future, you will be able to see Blood River. I told you about that last week so time to move right along.
Girl parts!!!! My son has a riding lesson on Thursdays and every time we go they have more bones for me. There was a doe who died there and now she's spread all over the field, but when they find her bones they give them to me. Right now I have her skull and some of the major bones from her legs. I really hope for a couple ribs and some vertebrae, or a hip...man that would rock. Why am I a hoarder of this girl you ask? Well, she is not my first set of bones. She however is the first that wanted to be something. I am going to give her wings and fit the parts I have so that she can become something again. I rarely work in sculpture and have been moved by her to give her what she wants, to be made immortal. So look forward to that sometime in the future.
I also managed to write a few more pages of Am I Immortal: The Runaway. I think I know what the character looks like and I'm really excited about it. I need to clarify it in my mind a bit more before I attempt to make it. I mean it took me about 3 months of thinking before I put the goth king down and he turned out OK. I think this rugged runaway will come faster, but we'll see.
Last news is the Logo. You see it actually... to the right with my last name over it. I know, pretty sweet huh? Shame this blog thing insists on microscopic. So my work will now have that logo on it even if I am signed cause that's how I roll... or I just really like my logo, LOL. Also, any other creator whom I work with who wants to be under my umbrella will have that marking, but with their name over it... obviously. I'll have to see what they are turning out but, I have faith in those I run with. On that same note I had wanted to mention Liz Ortiz's first book, Rasgal, will bare the mark in it's next printing. The book is really good (I have a copy of the first printing) and I am so happy that she has been able to push and make her dreams a reality... and in record time! Congrats Liz on #1!!!!
So with that my darlings I must go about the rest of my evening. Next week I may only be by once as I have a convention in Vermont. Bakuretsucon. I love that con. It's like a vacation cause we all know each other. Should be great times. Stop by if you're in the area!