CATS: The Sketchbook is NOW LIVE on Crowdfundr!

this is the header for CATS: The Sketchbook, now on Crowdfundr. We see the title card witha paw print in the A of CATS. We also see a cat man with tuxedo-patterned fur in a pinstripe blue suit, bowing and winking to the viewer.

They’re cute, cuddly little goblins who steal your food and your hearts. It’s CATS!

BEHOLD! I have put together an art book full of cat sketches I drew during the Inktober challenge of 2023!

WHY

I got the idea at Small Press Expo when someone came up to my table and spotted The Stars of Fantasyville (my 2022 Inktober sketchbook). They saw Duchess, my black cat character on the front and flipped through it. And they said, “Oh I thought the whole book was cats.”

And I said, “That’s my NEXT book!” So I made it happen.

I had been meaning to make an art book of cats for a while, anyway, and that was the signal I needed to make it happen.

HOW

With YOUR help, because I don’t have the budget to print these books on my own.

Thanks to a generous patron on Ko-fi, I DO have about $70 saved back for this project. Which is enough to cover the books getting shipped to me. Here’s a breakdown of what we still need to make this happen:

this outlines our stretch goals for CATS: A Sketchbook on Crowdfundr. At $105 raised, we can print and ship 20 books. At $155 we can print and ship 20 books PLUS get a new book display. There are two other goals outlined

I’m not getting an ISBN or barcode for this book to keep the circulation small. As cute as the idea is, I don’t expect this book to pop up at Barnes & Noble or something similar. CATS is more of an art zine. Let it be a collector’s item!

As for shipping to backers, Crowdfundr has shipping costs as a separate line item in the budget. So I can just ask for the goal, but still get the funding needed to ship stuff because it’s handled separately! It’s kooky compared to KickStarter, but it works.

“Who’s printing the book?” you might ask.

We’re going to the same folks who printed The Stars of Fantasyville to print these CATS books…MIXAM! For art books, their print and paper quality is *chef’s kiss* marvelous. Plus they’re fast and budget-friendly, and their customer service is stellar.

WHEN

This campaign is only open for ONE WEEK and ENDS on Jan 18. For reasons why it’s so short, I go into it on the campaign page.

If you can, please consider pre-ordering your copy of CATS: A Sketchbook! We also have other rewards available, which you can pick and choose a la carte to make your reward bundles! Many of these rewards are digital, too, so if you’re international, I have you covered.

Broke? Share this campaign far and wide! Sharing is caring and helps more than you know.

We have UNTIL Jan 18 to make this happen!

That’s all for now. Thank you for your time and support!

You. Are. Awesome.

The Holiday Pop-Up Shop is Coming to Aistear Nov 25, 2023

a collection of art from the Fantasyville Holiday Pop-Up Shop frames the announcement, that The pop-up shop is coming to Aistear Brewing on Nov 25

This Saturday, November 25, 2023, The Fantasyville Holiday Pop-Up Shop is coming to Aistear Brewing in Bowling Green, OH!

So look. The Fantasyville Holiday Pop-Up Shop is on Crowdfundr, yes. We can ALSO have it for one day on location at Aistear Brewing. There are no rules saying we can’t!

If you’re in need of indie comics, prints, and even tote bags for the holiday season, join us in person at Aistear Brewing in Bowling Green, OH during open hours. I’ll be there on November 25 (that’s THIS Saturday) with all the rewards available in the online shop – but in person! With the goods!

Can’t make it in person? No sweat. The Crowdfundr will stay open UNTIL DEC 1. You have until then to place your orders. That way we can ship them in time for the holiday season.

Support indie comics and their creators. Get unique gifts. And support not just one, but TWO local businesses. Win-win-win, yo.

That’s all for now. See you in person! Or online.

Thanks for reading. You. Are. Awesome.

NOW OPEN – The Fantasyville Holiday Pop-Up Shop!

a nine-panel grid shows off comic books and original art available at the Fantasyville Holiday Pop-Up shop

The first-ever Fantasyville Holiday Pop-Up Shop is…

We’re accepting orders from now until Dec 1 – just in time for some online Holiday shopping!

Now, you’re used to seeing work from me. This year, I wanted to highlight other indie creators I think you might like! To get a taste, you can check out this YouTube live stream.

This year, we’re featuring work created by…

  • Mel Sealy (Read All Over)
  • Chloe Rose (various prints)
  • Ben Wright-Heuman (Family Business)
  • JM Hunter (You Don’t Gnome Me)
  • Blake ‘Gio’ Mathias (Tukk & Rol)
  • Caroline Manley (My Husband Is A Space Alien!!)
  • Sean McGavin (Danse Macabre)
  • Kate E. Lore (Melancholy Evil Pop Tart)
  • And more!

I’m also including pre-orders for my newest work – CATS: A Sketchbook, collecting this year’s Inktober sketches, all about cats!

So head on over to the shop and check out what’s in store! And stay tuned – new products will get switched out every week.

If you’re broke, share this news with your friends! Sharing is caring and helps more than you know.

That’s all for now. Thank you for your support!

You. Are. Awesome.

Keychains and Select Pins on Sale Now Until Sept 30

Good news! Keychains and select pins are on sale in my Ko-Fi shop, from now until Sept 30, 2023!

Right now, I have no plans to do any more conventions for the rest of 2023. But I’m still sitting on a lot of keychains and pins – so I’m marking them down!

Use the code CHAINS to get 15% off these keychains and choice pins. (Alternatively, by using this link the discount is automatically applied).

Here’s a small selection of what’s on sale!

picture of a blue dragon keychain held in the palm of a pale hand.
a picture of two keychains, both identical. They show an arm flexing and a roller skate with pink wheels. Text and stars decorate both, saying "Macho Mujeres Roller Derby"
a pale hand with long fingers holds a keychain. The keychain is a baby dragon painted in the colors of the Philadelphia LGBTQ+ Pride flag.
a pale hand holds a holographic keychain. It depicts a biblically accurate cat angel.

Be sure to use the code CHAINS to get 15% off these keychains and select pins. They’re in my ko-fi shop under “misc” as a category.

You have until September 30, 2023, to get these at this discount!

Fun fact: folks on my email newsletter got this discount first before you did. If you want early bird discount codes, you can sign up for free here.

That’s all for now. Thank you for your support!

You. Are. Awesome.

Find me at Small Press Expo!

Find me at Small Press Expo this weekend! Sept 9 and 10, at the Bethesda North Mariott in Bethesda, MD. They have a TON of events, artists, and more (all listed on their site), and I’m one of those artists!

What will I have there? What won’t fit in the suitcase? Well, you can watch the replay of my livestream below for some clues!

Can you make it? I hope to see you at the show! To repeat, find me at table D8, side B.

If you can’t be there, I have an online shop you can browse. All orders will be shipped once I get back home.

You also have the option of pre-ordering new Mr. Dino LGBTQ+ Pride merch on Crowdfundr! I’m accepting pre-orders until September 30.

That’s all for now. Thank you for reading and watching!

You. Are. Awesome.