Literaphobia

Families aren’t always formed by blood.

Whoops, this again.
Since more people seem to use it and be comfortable with the checkout process there, I now have some prints available on my Storenvy.
http://literaphobia.storenvy.com/
For those of you unfamiliar with the character in the second image, she is the main character for my original comic project, Ozymandias: King of Rats. It’s a story about a girl raised by rats (and a ghost), who goes on an adventure to learn what makes a good king, and to rediscover things lost to time, including her own history. The comic is going live on April 15th!

Character lineup for the weird kids.

Character lineup for the weird kids.

Hey guys!

If you missed out on buying something you were interested in at this past katsucon, I’m selling leftovers in my Square shop!

There’s plenty of everything left, and I can always have more rush printed if there isn’t. I’m going to update this as time goes on, but in the mean time, what’s left from Katsu is going up here.

Also, FREE SHIPPING! The shipping and tax are included in the item cost!

I started doodling something non-specific in Alchemy with the touchpad and I sort of ended up with Rapscallion?
sort of. eaugh, dat body.

I started doodling something non-specific in Alchemy with the touchpad and I sort of ended up with Rapscallion?

sort of. eaugh, dat body.

Iris likes to dress up and has a huge collection of hats and hair accessories.

It makes Tori jealous because her feathers are too short to wear most clips or anything. But, she can still wear hats and headbands that Iris shares with her.

Iris likes to dress up and has a huge collection of hats and hair accessories.

It makes Tori jealous because her feathers are too short to wear most clips or anything. But, she can still wear hats and headbands that Iris shares with her.

Hi everyone, and in particular, hi to any new followers or people reading this after being redirected from my website.

As you’ve noticed, I haven’t updated my website/portfolio since August or September of 2013. On the front page are a lot of promises for new original content that I never followed through on.

This is because
A) I am as irresponsible as I am ambitious, and
B) I am easily discouraged if I think nobody will care about anything I do.

In spite of being online for so long and being a fairly sociable person, I still don’t really feel like I have a really significant following. Most people who know my art and my characters are people I know or have chatted with/befriended online. But it seems rare that I have strangers who like my artwork, my characters, and my stories, unless it’s fanart. And I don’t draw a whole lot of fanart. I’ve never drawn a lot of fanart. So I didn’t think anyone outside of my friends and relatives would really be excited about what I made.

Being at Katsucon this past weekend has been a greatly encouraging experience, and also surprising. I had 5 big prints, 4 of which were fanart. Out of those 5, the one which I sold the most of was the one featuring my character Ozymandias, with the words ‘Be kind to all things, especially to rats’ next to her. People kept asking about her. They liked her design. I got the feeling that some people REALLY liked her with only seeing that one image. On top of that, the first table commission I had at the con was a bigger version of a sketchbook drawing of a Trawler. People asked about the Trawlers, too. Some of the buttons with the Trawler drawn on them sold, and a couple of buttons with the Windie on them sold, too.

The fact that there were people who liked my original art enough to buy it, and that some of it even got favor over some of the fanart I had, tells me that if I put myself out there, people will be more than happy to embrace my work. This makes me REALLY happy. I’ve always been more critical of my own stuff and had this feeling that I keep had to change and refine it, but I never really finished anything completely and put it out there. Now I want to actually do that, more than just making sure everything is perfect.

So, Ozymandias: King of Rats will start being posted weekly in March. Knowing that people would actually be interested makes me want to work on and finish my projects, and Ozy is a great place to start.

Thank you, to everyone, old and new, for all of the encouragement and support. It means the world to me that people like what I do.

literal-ghost:

This was the last commission I squeaked in today before the Artist Alley closed. I had a lot of fun and really enjoyed myself! I think I have to make this a regular thing now!

Oops, meant to post this here.

literal-ghost:

This was the last commission I squeaked in today before the Artist Alley closed. I had a lot of fun and really enjoyed myself! I think I have to make this a regular thing now!

Oops, meant to post this here.

Also, my second Katsu commission was Barrett from FF7 (who is really drawn and cosplayed disproportionally less than anyone else in the game.)

Also, my second Katsu commission was Barrett from FF7 (who is really drawn and cosplayed disproportionally less than anyone else in the game.)

It’s the last day at Katsucon.

This was my first con ever selling at! It was very nice to meet some new people, and all of my cards disappeared from the table by the end of Saturday night, so it’s been good exposure, if anything else.

I would want to do this every day, if there was enough coffee in the world.

It’s the last day at Katsucon.

This was my first con ever selling at! It was very nice to meet some new people, and all of my cards disappeared from the table by the end of Saturday night, so it’s been good exposure, if anything else.

I would want to do this every day, if there was enough coffee in the world.