I'm a UK-based comic artist and writer. This is my corner of the web and you are very welcome. Please take a look around, pull up a beanbag, have a cuppa ^_^
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emma.vieceli@gmail.com

My Agent

Watson Little Ltd.


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Tuesday
Jun112013

Make it then tell everybody...

I'm so behind on blogging and I have so much to talk about! But I'm going to start with one of the highlights of the last few weeks for me.
I love Dan Berry's work and I love his podcast. Always inspirational and featuring an amazing list of creators, it's a show I was super nervous to be a guest on. Talk about tough acts to follow! But, with our epic breakdown of why the word manga has become damaging in places, how I make arts, and Dan's stunning reveal that he used to wipe old people's bottoms for cash...I think we pulled it off!

Monday
May202013

Exciting stuff in the post!

Today I received this beautiful copy of the sketchbook prop used in Bates Motel. I wasn't expecting such a lovely thing, and I'm just over the moon to have been thought of. Signed by some of the cast and everything. I'm so happy to have been a part of this. It's wonderful seeing up close the skill with which my art was transformed into this thing of awesome! ^_^

Wednesday
May082013

Springtime!

Busy, busy, busy. Where to start? Okay, so today's task is to continue inking Shadow Kiss, book three in the Vampire Academy graphic novel series.
It's all moving along nicely now, but if you want to keep up with snippets and news on VA and my other projects, check out my shiny new facebook home, linked from the banner above. ^_^
Next up: I rather excitingly got some special advance copies of Avalon #2 through from the wonderful Oni Press yesterday! It's due for official release in July, but these special copies mean that I'm able to sell a limited number of the book at some upcoming conventions while stock lasts. It's super shiny and gorgeous~! =^_^= So, where can you find me to get an early copy?
First up is the MCM in London, in just a couple of weeks. I always have a blast at this show. ^_^
And hot on Expo's tail is the fabulous 2D in Derry. Such a friendly show and I can't wait to get back there again. Also in that banner is mention of the brand new Lakes festival in Kendal! I mention it because news has just been released, and I'm excited about being part of the curated Comics Clocktower in this new and awesome-sounding event.
Last, but not least, I was a good half-way through penciling Alex Rider: Scorpia at the point when I switched back to finish up on Shadow Kiss, and I can't wait to share this new chapter in Alex's comic-life with you all. I've been blown away by Anthony Horowitz's response to my new designs and Antony Johnston's script is a great adaptation! I'll be back to Alex when inks on Shadow Kiss are done. ^_^
Blimey. I think my poor brain needs a spring-clean ^_~

Tuesday
Apr232013

Interview at The Beat ^_^

Vampire Academy, Alex Rider, Avalon and more (plus dragons)...Thanks to @stevewmorris at The Beat for such a lovely and fun interview. ^_^

Tuesday
Apr022013

Bates Motel: Jiao's sketchbook.

As illustration jobs go, this one was pretty damned exciting. ^_^

For those that are still catching up on the series, in A&E’s “Bates Motel” airing Mondays @ 10/9c, Norman Bates discovers a sketchbook hidden underneath the carpeting in one of the rooms at the Bates Motel. Inside, he finds Chinese writing and manga sketches, immediately becoming captivated by the drawings. Norman, along with his classmate and friend Emma Decody, begin to dig deeper into the story behind the sketches and stumble upon a bigger mystery than either of them could have imagined. As the season unfolds, more characters from the manga are introduced and more secrets exposed; this book is the story of one of those characters...

Wednesday
Mar132013

New look!

With thanks as ever to Fehed Said, my website has itself a new banner! I think this one sums me up a little better these days. ^_^ (He has a new indiegogo campaign running, btw - well worth a look if you're a writer or a reader. ) With a new banner, I HAD to make a new post!
So what's new with me? Gawd, so much I'd love to say more about! One particularly exciting job will come to light in the next few weeks. It's not anything to do with book publishing...or even Richard III...so I'll leave you with that for now. But yes, very soon, I'll be able to spill the beans. ^_^
Here's one I CAN tell you about. I've seen the lettered pages for the Avalon Chronicles #2 and it's lovely! I'm so excited about it coming out, and I hope you are too. You can pre-order the book RIGHT NOW! I do recommend you let your local shops know you want it to be sure it's in stock on release.
Meanwhile, there's a short pause in Shadow Kiss inks while I wait for notes, but I'm over half way now!
And if you click the banner of ink previews, you'll see that some French Vampire Academy fans have been super sleuths! Yep - looks like a French edition of the GNs is on its way in June! Passionnant!
Okay, that'll do for now. Look out soon for a list of my convention appearances this year. It's going to be a busy one!

Monday
Feb042013

News for 2013

So much is going on and I've been so slow to update here! My tumblr and twitter accounts are much more up to date, at least ^_^
First up: Vampire Academy has seen its main three characters cast for the film version! Click the banner to be taken to my tumblr post on the subject. So exciting!
The Avalon Chronicles Volume 2 is now available for pre-order! Do let your local shops and libraries know the good news, and be sure to order yourself a copy. (Cover design is not final) Previews code: FEB131089 Banner leads to Amazon.com.
I have also received Antony Johnston's script for Alex Rider: Scorpia...and it's going to be an exciting book, blimey! I've made a start on character designs and will share them once we're all approved. ^_^

Friday
Dec212012

Season's Greetings 2012

If you're following me over at tumblr or twitter, you'll have already received some festive cheer posts from me, but the time has come to wind up the studio for Christmas...so it's about time I posted here at HQ ^_^
It's been a pretty amazing year for me, with releases including: Frostbite and The Avalon Chronicles, as well as a reprint of Dragon Heir:Reborn and a short piece appearing in the Thought Bubble anthology. As well as that I've been working with a couple of television companies and seeing my work connected with some very cool programmes - more news on that in the new year! Then there was Richard III's leap into the public eye, a medical comic that I hope will save a few lives, and, of course, I've been to lots of convetions and met tons of amazing, friendly people who make me proud to be part of comics.

All in all, it's been a positive year work-wise, despite being a very sad one personally. I've lost a few too many family members this year and sincerely hope for a healthier happier year for my nearest and dearest next year. And work-wise? I look forward to diving into the world of Alex Rider with my new collaborator, Antony Johnston. We've been waiting for a chance to wreak havoc together in comics, and Alex Rider has given us our chance! We even have the amazing Kate Brown joining us on colours for the title, so - as you can imagine - these books are going to rock. ^_^

So, in 2013 watch out for Alex Rider news, Shadowkiss (the third Vampire Academy graphic novel), The girl and the unicorn (part two of the Avalon Chronicles) and a few more suprises! Have yourselves a wonderful festive season, everyone. xx