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Entries in Vampire Academy (32)

Monday
Jan062014

2014 is here.

It's a new year, best wishes to all! ^_^So - Shadow Kiss the Graphic Novel was release in the US and Australia last week, and did some fancy moves on the charts before stock shortages started to be reported. Hang on in there, guys! If you've not got your copy yet, keep at it. x Richelle Mead tells you why you need the book here ^_^

I'm still waiting on notes back from Walker, but as soon as they come in - I'm set to dive into 170 pages of action packed inks for Alex Rider: Scorpia.Last up,  I've been using the wait to finally get started on BREAKS; a new series written by myself and Malin Ryden about two young adults struggling to consolidate their pasts, deal with their present lives, and plan who the hell they expect to be in the future. It's an emotional drama romance with some strong language and grit thrown in. The current plan is to release a single issue prologue this year, and launch a webcomic with it. Exciting, no?! ^_^

Tuesday
Dec172013

December I love you.

Busy month! First up, tomorrow sees the release of issue #14 of Young Avengers.
The tumblr post that banner leads to tells a little more, but I'm so happy to be a part of this!
Yesterday I opened up limited commission slots, and had a lot of fun with this Fenris piece.
The Shadow Kiss graphic novel hits the US & Aus Dec 31st! (UK gets it in January) ^_^
Last up: Steve Morris over at Comics Vanguard cunningly picked up on a few teasers I posted regarding BREAKS; a new series that I've been co-writing with author, Malin Ryden, for a very long time. Written originally in prose form, we've decided we'd really like to see how it pans out as a webcomic! I think you'll like it ^_^

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 ^_~

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. ^_^

Thursday
Oct182012

Back from New York

And fighting off jetlag and con-lurgy, huzzah. But, boy, was it worth it! I'll slowly be writing up parts of my trip as life settles,  but for now you can find a few mini-tumblr posts:
This new and shiny tablet and software set combines Wacom and Manga Studio - two of my favourite things in the world.
Some photos of New York City - I'm already missing it!
My Vampire Academy signing at the comic con was amazing! Thank yooooo!
More to come, but I met and caught up with so many amazing people, my head is still reeling. A wonderful time, wonderful place, wonderful friends. ^_^

Thursday
Sep062012

Autumn Madness

I've been a little quiet on the updates, but things have been on the manic side! Apologies. ^_^ First of all, I recently finished a small and fairly unusual comic for a client who isn't a comics publisher. Next week I'll be able to say more, but I really enjoyed working on something so different, and having the awesome Paul Duffield on colours helped the whole thing look shiny :)
The big news this end is that I have of course made a start on Shadowkiss pencils. This will be the third book in the series of Vampire Academy adaptations that I'm the artist on. Shadowkiss was my favourite book of the series. So much happens! Graphic novel adaptations are always pretty fast paced, and I hope that readers finding the series via the GNs will be tempted to check out Richelle Mead's amazing novels as well, but - as always - adapter Leigh Dragoon has done an amazing job of picking out the highlights and making the whole thing work for comic format. It's early days so far and I'm only ten or so pages in, but the script is already making me smile. Be sure to follow my twitter for the occasional update on how I'm doing, but in the meantime, I'll leave off with another shot from my short comic, coloured by Paul Duffield. It's late, and I agree with the off screen character - coffee is a good idea! :)
My tickets are all booked for NYCC, so I hope to see people there! ^_^

Thursday
Jul052012

Getting ready to switch projects again...

In the space of a couple of months I attended about ten comic events, phew! I met and spoke to so many lovely people and generally felt enthused about this wonderful industry I'm a part of. Of course, all those events meant that my work schedule hit the roof, haha. The price I pay for coming out of my cave ^_~Schedule-wise: I'm currently just two weeks away (if all goes to plan) from finishing my work on Avalon Chronicles part two for Oni Press - huzzah! I've had the amazing Nana Li helping me out on tones and the book is of course scripted by Nunzio DeFelippis and Christina Weir, about whom I can't say enough nice things.  Book one is out now (banner), available from pretty much anywhere. Book two won't be out for a little while, and book three's story is shaping up to be verry exciting, but I needed to get my role done for now so that I can move back into the world of Vampire Academy before I return to Avalon.Yes, Shadowkiss is going ahead, and the script from Leigh Dragoon should be reaching me very soon. (She'll be at SDCC, btw, so do go say hi!) Going by the mails and comments I've seen already, I know a fair few of you are looking forward to it, and I'm pretty excited about drawing it for you. Thank you for all the lovely comments and feedback re Frostbite, despite some of you having to wait longer than planned for your copy to arrive. I think the publisher was pretty overwhelmed at the orders, so thank you, thank you! xx Frostbite has now been reprinted and should be available ^_^It's always nice to squeeze in something a little different, and I was honoured to be asked by ThoughtBubble to contribute to this year's anthology. I was offered a page on which to do whatever I wanted (for a family showXD)...which was actually a bit overwhelming, haha. But I had some fun with it and I hope you guys like my contribution. Going by last year's production, this year's will be something I'll feel super proud to be a part of!

And lastly, I have finally joined the world of tumblr. I don't want to clutter up my work blog here with too much random stuff as it's mostly informative. So, if you're interested in seeing warm up/wind down sketches or want to generally share some inane internet banter that's longer than 140 characters (@emmavieceli), come find me at http://inkytasty.tumblr.com/