Check out this marvelous preview of Recipes for the Dead: Issue 2: Apricot Asylum drawn and enchanted by the frakin’ awesome Allison Strom. This crazy thing was painted using the Copic markers that those wonderful people sent to her as a present. Between Allison’s artgenius and Copic’s generosity, I feel like Hannukah has come a full week early.
2010 marked a lot of changes for me. It was a very scary and very exciting year during which I’ve grown and learned a lot and also realized yet again how much I need to learn. Some processes will never end, and for that I am thankful.
Some things I did in 2010
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Excerpt: It reads like a disturbing Sandman story, with gods and goddesses playing at their games, and this time they are more vicious with each other than they are with their human chesspieces.
I’ve been baking my heart out these past few days, trying to make the best cookies I possibly can for NYCC for promotional purposes for Recipes for the Dead. I’ve also created a packaging that I feel is very pleasing to the eyes as well as the cookie is pleasing to the palate. Seriously, check out the prototype:
Recipes for the Dead is a story of a baker who discovers a cookbook with magical recipes. Each recipe explains exactly what it can and will do upon its baking and consumption. I based my cookie recipe off of Veronica’s first recipe; Dark Delight with Cranberries. It’s a bit spicy, a bit sweet, and most likely will compel your friends to ask for a bite. Veronica loves baking these when she feels lonely.
I had a wonderful time in creating this recipe! But no time to look back, I’ve finished writing Issue 2 and with it comes yet another recipe! This next one will be more dangerous.
3 months ago, I tentatively wrote a short comic book script about a neo-Victorian girl named Veronica. Two days later I managed to attach an amazing artist, Ein Lee, to the project. A few days after that, we started fundraising campaign to make money so we could: pay Ein so she can draw in peace and not in pieces, print the books, buy necklaces for the super-donors, and invest in ingredients for an actual recipe in the book.
In a delicious turn of events, an amazing collection of fellow visionaries, and 3 months later, today, we raised a lot more OVER than the amount we asked for.
I cannot even begin to express my gratitude, my pride in the project as it is being created, and the shiver that goes through my organs whenever I even think of what these lovely people had done for me.
The real work is beginning now… and my soul cannot possibly wait another second.
One of my bestest friends, the red-haired glamqueen Kseniya Ivnitskaya, is a brilliant photographer. To help build up her portfolio, I pose for her in my spare time. A little bit ago, I donned my favorite neo-Victorian white dress, my fleur-de-lis stockings and my steampunk goggles and traveled with her to Innisfree Park.
More photos under the break.