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Journal Entry: Sun Jan 11, 2015, 9:14 PM


Ever since I was a kid, whenever anyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always said, "I want to be an author and illustrator." Though I could barely form the words, the weight of their truth remained with me through the years.

I used to spend hours upon hours writing stories, accompanying them with illustrations on each page. When most kids were grounded from playing outside or visiting friends, I was grounded from writing. My parents used to have to take away my floppy disks (remember those?) just to get my head out of the clouds long enough to complete my homework. (It didn't work.) Little did they know, I still kept copies of the disks and printed copies of my stories so I could write with a pen on the sly. (So rebellious.)

Following high school, I was left with a treasure-tome of hundreds of pages of incomplete books, uncounted chapters leading to nowhere, binders and binders of outlines and notes, portfolios and sketchbooks of characters and illustrations, and dozens and dozens of discarded ideas... But now for the first time in my life--from beginning to end--I have actually FINISHED a story!

The script for my graphic novel BLIND FOLLIES: The Flower and Death is finished!


Two-hundred-and-seven planned comic pages; fifty-five pages of typed text; seven total chapters; one script...

Words can't describe what it feels like to see the full arc in its entirety. I also can't say how daunting it is looking ahead at the world of work that waits for me. But I am all the more excited for the journey now that I have the road map! It's bound to be a long learning process. Wish me luck!



2015 Convention Schedule
-Sac-Con: Sacramento, CA - Mar 1- Small Press *New location!*
-Emerald City Comicon: Seattle, WA - Mar 27-29- TBA
-Wizard World: Sacramento, CA - Jun 19-21- Artist Alley
-Anime Expo: Los Angeles, CA - Jul 2-5- Artist Alley
-SacAnime Summer: Sacramento, CA - Sep 4-6- Artist Alley *NEW*


(CSS Journal Coded by FleX177)

  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: Pinesong - A Fine Frenzy
  • Reading: The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle
  • Watching: Galavant
  • Drinking: tea (always and forever)

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Sarah René Straub
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Freelance illustrator, mythology buff, hopeless romantic, self-proclaimed 'hobbit,' amateur floriographer, vintage gamer, cat enthusiast, & lover of tea...

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:iconashigaru:
ashigaru Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the :+devwatch: Sarah! :D
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SarahRStraub Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Of course!  I didn't even know you HAD a DA!
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ashigaru Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I've been around here for quite a while. :D
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angelxarchive Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
your art is soooo amazing!!
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SarahRStraub Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Aw, thank you so much!  That's very sweet.  :)
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angelxarchive Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh thanks, sorry I just really enjoyed it.
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SarahRStraub Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Don't apologize!  Really, thank you.
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JonathanWyke Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013   General Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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SarahRStraub Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
You're welcome! It was a beautiful page.
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Icefire11 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Happy birthday~
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SarahRStraub Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Thank you!
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DarkDragon247 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Thank you very much!
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artshell Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
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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