For fans of Kiki’s Delivery Service, The Owl House, and all things cats – it’s Toe Beans and Broomsticks, the latest RPG from Fantasyville Productions!
Play as a cat, who is also a witch, in this Saturday-morning cartoon game. Practice magics like Neko-mancy, cast spells like Purr-suasion and Meow-maturgy, and defeat the Madam and her forces of evil with your friends.
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AT LAST! My roommate and I found a new apartment! We are signing the lease in the next week and a half. So, in the meantime, I’m getting ready to move.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
For one thing, this means a new, re-designed studio space. I’m clearing out the supplies I don’t use, and getting ready for new stuff. Like a new office chair (because Mister Moony the kitten has torn the crap out of my old one, which wasn’t in the best of shape to begin with).
This also means more creative time! The new apartment is closer to the office where I work, so less commuting time = more drawing time!
Unfortunately, this move also means that a lot of schedules are going to get disrupted until things settle down. So…
HERE’S MAY’S UPDATED SCHEDULE
New Punk Signal updates on the Tiny Dinos Discord are going on hiatus until June 6.
The Legend of Jamie Roberts will update as usual on Wednesdays. (Behind-the-scenes content for the Clubs will also continue as normal). I will clue you in if this changes.
TikTok will update sporadically, if at all (same as right now). The same is true for Instagram and Tumblr. I am NOT on Twitter anymore because Twitter is broken AF.
Validation on Instagram is going on hiatus until June 5.
Validation on Webtoon is going on hiatus until June 5, as well.
Vanita and the Demon King will update as usual on my email newsletter. (Behind-the-scenes content for the Clubs will also continue as normal). I will clue you in if this changes.
Any blog updates will be saved only for big news, like a convention appearance being booked or needing to extend the hiatus.
Email newsletter updates will continue updating once a week on Fridays, so readers can get the latest from Vanita and the Demon King in their inboxes. Also, Subscribers to my Clubs will continue getting Sunday updates.
YouTube videos are a special case because some are already in the pipeline. One video is going live this Friday, and I hope to get the other one done before May 15. (It’s halfway done already). Don’t expect regularly scheduled updates, though.
I appreciate your patience while I’m moving to a new home. With any luck, I hope to resume things as normal around June 1.
Yo! I wanted to give you an update. Because you might be wondering, “Kelci! Do you have any upcoming campaigns for KickStarter or Crowdfundr or something?”
Short answer: not yet.
My roommate and I are getting ready to move to a new apartment in May. Fingers crossed that everything works out there!
Because of that, though, I’m not going to do a campaign for any new products until after May 30. I don’t want the stress of running a campaign at the same time that I’m moving to a new home. The exception for a campaign is anything for my Subscriber Clubs.
It came about because Star Prichard announced they’re making How to Webcomic version 2.0, a book they made about how to create and publish webcomics in 2023. (Go back it on KickStarter if this is something you’re interested in.)
The thing is, I had the thought of doing something like this before, but I’m glad that Star is doing the labor for that, not me.
But it got me thinking, “What can I offer that hasn’t been brought up before?”
Because here’s the thing – there are tutorials and how-to books all over the place about how to write stories. Heck, it’s not just How to Webcomic – There are also books about world-building, screenwriting, and the “hero’s journey.” Heck, I started drafting a book about how to write better characters. But I wanted to offer something else.
Then it hit me last night.
I thought, “Has anyone written a book about Queer Storytelling?”
A LOT of how-to books about writing focus on the same story beats and story types, claiming that they’re “universal.” But they’re “universal” to straight men. Stories made for women and LGBTQ+ people have different end goals, different story beats, and different aesthetics.
I thought about my own background in writing, especially in nonfiction. What I wrote in college focused a lot on social deviance (if it wasn’t focused on African Art History). And in our culture, LGBTQ+ people are considered social deviants, because they don’t fit the Straight mold.
That train of thought got me thinking – “A lot of stories exist to prop up OR challenge social expectations. So what do queer stories look like?”
Now I’m inspired to work on this book.
I’m gathering sources already, I have books from the library to start with, and I have an outline written.
This book is NOT going to be immediate. Heck, it will likely not come out for another year. I need to research, gather sources, and take lots of notes, and that’s even BEFORE writing the dang thing. It’s going to be like writing a research paper, but longer.
I’ve done it before, though. It’s been years since I did, but I think I can do it again.
If there are queer stories you would like me to look at (for research purposes, of course), shout them out in the comments, yo.