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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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:iconspyrofan1310:
No pictures with me so far. But if you look at my deviantart ID picture, my Big Mac cosplay is right there, so you'll know who I am if any pictures of me DO get posted, or if you passed me in the convention center.
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:iconspyrofan1310:
I'm terribly sorry. I had no idea where the art gallery was because it wasn't in the convention center this year. But I'm glad your cat is better now. Although I may be in some posted pictures of the MLP FIM gathering, I haven't checked yet.
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SarahRStraub Jun 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah, they were supposed to post tons of signage directing traffic to the artist alley and not only did they not do that, but we weren't even on the official map of the convention! So that was pretty upsetting... I'm sure I'll see you at another convention eventually. :)
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:iconuneclipsed:
I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty! I hope she's okay! :/ Spending money we don't have on our little babies is worth it.
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SarahRStraub Apr 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks. And yeah, the cost hurts, but not as much as it would hurt to lose her. Gotten a lot of support though, so I should be able to slowly work off the cost.
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:iconericathefuschia:
A little late, but i wanted to say how awesome it was to see you at Emerald City! I started following you last year on DeviantArt after seeing you there, and to see all the new concepts you had for 'Blind Follies' made me so happy! Best of luck with your job, and hopefully a turn-around after what sounded like a pile of bad stuff last year.
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SarahRStraub Mar 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aw, it's never too late to offer some encouragement! :hug: I really appreciate the kind words and will continue trying to work on the comic. The beginning of this year has also had it's obstacles, but I'm still truckin' on through!
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faerylight Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the lovely rabbit pic at ECCC! It's going up on my wall! :D
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SarahRStraub Mar 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are so welcome! It was a pleasure. And I'm so glad you liked it! :)
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:iconbleedingrose911:
Thank you so so much again for the commissions from the ECCC! They look amazing and I spent so long just staring at them because they are so cute!!! :D
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SarahRStraub Mar 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are very welcome! I always love making chibis. They are so fun to draw. :)
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xDarkChibi Mar 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hehe yeah thank you !!!! <3 I can't believe how spot on you got both of us :)
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AM-Nyeht Jan 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You've been tagged: [link] just a bit of fun!
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SarahRStraub Jan 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sorry! I didn't follow all the rules, but [link].
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AM-Nyeht Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Its all good! So happy you did it.
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