My first Wine & Canvas show is this month! October 23, 6-9 PM at the Armada Bar on S. Central St, you can come learn from me how to paint a Green Fairy for your home in this absinthe-themed night of fun!
It is $35 for a night full of fun, you can register for the class HERE and come see me teach my first class!
I also have exciting news for "Jannah Station" - we will be featured at Educator Appreciation Week at our local Barnes & Noble this October 17 at 4 PM. We'll be doing a kids workshop on character development, and how to bring your graphic novel script to life. You can also purchase a copy of "Jannah Station: A Soft Murder" if you haven't already. If you have read it, stop on by Amazon, and give us your honest feedback in a review!
Lastly in October - Fall Fest at Farragut Primary School is October 18, and I will be face painting there again, as well as offering a piece, "Pangolin Sun" in the silent auction, so bring the kids by for fall fest fun!
It's That Time Again...
Yes indeed, folks, it's that time again - time to support your artists and back one of my latest projects. As a new member of Dynomighty, where you can buy those groovy indestructible Tyvek wallets, I get the chance to put my artwork on a wallet and put it out for your judgement. Quite literally, as my wallet design only gets printed if 30 people back it within 30 days. However, if you back it for only $15, you get the wallet for your trouble, and the wallet gets a full production run (as well as putting some moolah into my own wallet). You may be familiar with the artwork on this wallet - it's from my self-written, self-illustrated, still in-progress book "The Vanquishing of Darkness" that you can see spreads of over HERE. So spruce up your pockets with a cool new wallet pre-order "Vanquishing of Darkness" by clicking HERE.
And the Murderer is ...
Well, if I told you who the murderer was, you wouldn't have to read my graphic novel, would you? The final chapter in the 4 part series "Jannah Station: A Soft Murder" is now published on Amazon, and you should all check it out by clicking the awesome cover art to the left. It's only $2, and it's digital, so you have it immediately and can carry it around forever. Now comes the fun part. Over the summer months, I'll be coloring the interior pages, and once that is complete, the entire "Soft Murder" book will be published in trade paperback, for those (like me) who prefer a physical book to carry around and dog-ear to their heart's content. Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy the conclusion of "A Soft Murder."
Doodle It Up
On and off for the past year, I have been interning with illustrator Violet Lemay on her series of Doodle Books from DuoPress. I just got today "Doodle Texas" and "Beach Doodles", the first of her books that I've worked on, as well as her "Chicago Baby" board book. These doodle books are awesome for car/plane/train trips and the creative-thinking kid, I think I may do a little doodling in them myself. I can't wait for the next books I've worked on in the series to come out!
...and now for these updates!
In order to make myself work, and make sure you still have work to follow, an update on several projects:
I met author C. David Conner at AdventureCon last year, and was commissioned to create an interior illustration for his upcoming novel, featuring the vampire Vimala, who appears in his other book, Bloodbourne, which you can check out on Amazon.
Working with fellow Einstein employee and graphic designer Chris Pack, we are creating a series of posters and promotional materials for local band MendingWall. This is the first draft of the poster, with more imagery in a similar style to follow, after our meeting next week.
More on these, and a new project involving dinosaurs and trading cards, next week!
The Story Continues...
Book 3 of the "Soft Murder" series is out now on Amazon, please check it out! And if you haven't yet seen Book 1 or 2, I highly recommend them. Of course, I am a little biased, but only a little, because this story will keep you guessing till the end. Go here to buy, here to learn more, and comment anywhere you can about it.
Only 5 Days till Christmas!
Every year, Christmas comes upon me so quickly that I barely have time to notice anything about the season, but this year I came prepared with Christmas cards! "Winter Spirit" is available now on my Society 6 page as a print, iPhone cover, pillow, etc. However, if you are interested in getting a card this year, and aren't one of the lucky few who already received one, hit me up with your address here and I'll send you a little season's greetings.
Also coming out, just in time for Christmas, part 3 of "A Soft Murder" will be released on Amazon this weekend. As always, it is a mere $2, and will make any lover of graphic novels delighted. As a special sneak peak, here are some of the panels from the upcoming novel.
Twas the Night before Convention...
Tomorrow is AdventureCon, and just in time, because Part Two of Jannah Station: A Soft Murder is now available on amazon.com! Yay! And I will have a table at AdventureCon tomorrow, equipped with real-life limited edition copies of both Part One and Part Two for sale! For those who love both comics and art, I will also be selling postcards, prints and stickers of my illustrations. Everyone who stops by will get a free wristband that you can proudly display to all your friends and co-workers, PLUS, mention this blog post and get a free piece of swag of your choice!
AdventureCon tomorrow! 9:30 to 5:30, Saturday Oct. 13!
Be there, and show off your geek pride!
New Art and New Job
Created from colored pencil and charcoal, a travel collage about the romance of Roma. Also, exciting-ness! I have secured a summer internship working with my (soon-to-be previous) professor Catherine Fruisen on a doodle book all about the state of Texas. By the end, I'll have gained invaluable knowledge on the importance of levels, grey scale, and flecks of black where they shouldn't be. :) But I am very excited to be on board with Catherine, and can't wait to see the final product, and share it with all of you.
Tale of Wonder
I have rubbed my fingers to the bone, slept on a sofa and eaten far too much food, but this was the best Parents Weekend ever, perhaps obviously considering this was the first time my parents actually came down for Parents Weekend. We hung out in the park on Saturday for the 31st Annual Sidewalk Arts Festival, with my entry being the piece above, about the wonder of reading. I've gotten very much into depicting reading and books in my art, because it is so crucial to who I am, and so important to continue on with every generation. We sat in the shade of the big oaks, and saw really awesome art, and even though I didn't win the contest, my parents bought my groceries, so there's a bit of win right there. In a short five weeks, graduation will be upon me, but this weekend, my senioritis blues were pushed aside and I feel refreshed and ready to tackle my last few weeks of school.
I'm Elizabeth Kidder, freelance illustrator currently located in Knoxville, TN. Please enjoy the site and Contact Me with any job inquiries or questions.