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RocoCookie Shop Promo Ad

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.

Happy New Year!

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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Newsarama Reviews To Stop Dreaming of Goddesses

Scroll down for it: http://www.newsarama.com/comics/best-shots-reviews-101228.html

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.

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To Stop Dreaming Flyer

Pretty , isn’t it?

Cookies!

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.

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Recipes for the Dead: An Indie Comic Book Project

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.

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Photos: Innisfree Park

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.

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