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Blind Follies Announcement

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 8, 2014, 11:36 AM


Oh, man! It's been one hell of a week!

First of all, Emerald City Comicon in Seattle was AH-mazing! There are reasons it's one of my very favorite cons. And this time, I even got to stay a little longer and explore a little of what the city has to offer. Let me tell you, my hobbit-heart was quite content, because I ate WELL. I also made a ton of new friends, both in front of my table and behind their own. I simply can't wait for next year!

I also got the opportunity to talk to two wonderful ladies who helped back BIRDLAND #1 on Kickstarter. (On a side note, Shane and I were really hoping to have the issue lettered and formatted in time for ECCC, but we decided to instead allow ourselves more time to pour over the proofs and be sure the book is just right. We are looking to a May release, possibly premiering in time for Free Comic Book day at Empire's Comics Vault in Sacramento.)

Those same two ladies have been following my work for some time, awaiting my long-promised mythology-fairytale comic BLIND FOLLIES. After discussing with them my plans and feeling out to be sure I don't disappoint any of my precious few fans who have been awaiting this project, I finally feel confident in making an announcement...

Work has begun on my latest comic endeavor Blind Follies: The Flower and Death.

The Flower and Death is my version of the story of Hades and Persephone as told in the fairytale-inspired world of Blind Follies, as a prequel to the Eros & Psyche story I have been developing these long three years. The two stories will be linked, with events in The Flower and Death leading up to and playing directly into Eros and Psyche.

While I always loved the story of Hades and Persephone, it always struck me how Persephone was more of an object than a character. She was a fixture tossed around and affected BY the story, rather than making her own decisions to AFFECT the story. I want to change that. So, I've spent the past 6 months working on the story for a 3-4 part series that tells a slightly different tale, one about a runaway, rumors, and the relationship between death and bebirth.

And now, with the permission from what I saw as two people who really believe in me, I have completed the script for the first 24-page chapter. And, once I am finished with my overdue commissions leftover from my bout with depression, I will begin storyboarding and concepting with much excitement! Having something to look forward to also gives me motivation to tackle my work and has revived me and my spirit.

*In other good news, I made it through juried selection and will be exhibiting at Fanime-Con in San Jose (May 23-26). Can't wait to see you all there!


Current Projects
-Lettering the BIRDLAND #1 BW Edition
(before starting work on the 'Technicolor' Edition)
-Illustrations for two more titles by Three Sages Games
-Catching up on overdue 'Lily' & convention commissions
(hoping to have them wrapped up by the end of April, May at the absolute latest)
-BLIND FOLLIES: The Flower and Death comic (storyboarding)

Upcoming 2014 Conventions
-Fanime: San Jose, CA - May 23-26 - Artist Alley
-Sac-Con: Sacramento, CA - Jun 1- Small Press Zone
-Anime Expo: Los Angeles, CA - Jul 3-6- Artist Alley
-SacAnime Summer: Sacramento, CA - Aug 29-31- Artist Alley #119


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  • Mood: Excited
  • Drinking: tea (always and forever)

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SarahRStraub Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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DarkDragon247 May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B-Day! :squee: Enjoy it! :woohoo:

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! :squee: Genieß ihn! :woohoo:
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SarahRStraub Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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artshell May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love your work here. I can't wait to meet you and see your work in person at Kintoki Con where I will have my table there too ^^ (I'm Shelly btw)
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SarahRStraub Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you so much! I just noticed we were both at Fanime and I could have stopped by your table then too. Bummer I missed it! Will have to wait til Kintoki Con.
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artshell Jun 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh no no that's okay. Actually, I knew you and many artists will be at the con, but because of unexpected turn of events, I had no chance to meet anyone. I didn't even get the chance to chat with Gisu, nathan and michael who sat on a table right next to me!
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SarahRStraub Jun 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Unexpected turn of events? Hope all was ok! But yeah, I was bogged down with commissions and when I could leave my table I had to run specific shopping errands, so not much visiting other artists either.
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:iconmoogleborg:
Happy birthday Sarah! :D
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SarahRStraub Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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SpencerBingham May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I saw your work at Fanime. Great stuff!
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SarahRStraub Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aw, thanks so much! :)
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DysFuncReal May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It was so great meeting you in person at Fanime Saturday. I hope the rest of your con went well and I wish you and Lily all the best!
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SarahRStraub Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! I had a lot of fun at the Con. And I hope she'll be ok too.
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I'll be looking forward to seeing you at Fanime next week, I'll be cosplaying as Big Macintosh. How's your cat doing?
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SarahRStraub Jun 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Not sure if I saw you at Fanime, but Lily is doing ok. She's all better after a painful recovery and is finally able to run, jump, and play with our other cat again. I may have to take her back in to get another small lump looked at. I suspect this one might be a stitch left behind that was healed over, but we'll see.
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