Next Friday, April 4, is my First Friday show at New South Collective on Gay Street. This will also coincide with the Dogwood Arts Festival's Art on the Block, so there are a TON of reasons to be downtown that Friday. You can join the event on my Facebook page by clicking the picture above, and if you do stop by from 6-9, there will be food, drink and tons of awesome art to buy, from prints and paintings to totes and trading cards. You'll also be entered to win an Elizabeth Kidder: Illustrator Swag Bag, which will include postcards, buttons, prints and a signed copy of Jannah Station: A Soft Murder. The winner will be chosen at random at the show, so you must be present to win. You can check out a list of the pieces and formats that will be available at the show on my First Friday page. Hope to see you all there!
With all the show and novel prep, I've (ironically) had to draw back on my artwork. But I couldn't resist sketching out this little guy - a pangolin, the cutest armored mammal since the armadillo. The watercolor and ink is a welcome return after all my digital work, so I'll try to do more as the weeks go on, no matter how busy I am.
Old Sins, the publishing company that puts out "Jannah Station," and Elizabeth Kidder: Illustrator will be at Marble City Comicon April 11-13, with our own cool booth for you to come by and check out. We'll have lots of cool artwork from both "Jannah Station" and my latest upcoming graphic novel, "Despina" as well as personal work, including the ever-popular "Reading is Sexy" tote bags, which will come in handy for carrying all your con swag. Be sure to buy your tickets now and come check us out!
Thanks for reading, be sure to check out my work on Society6 and look for updates on my Facebook page.
Happy 2014 everyone! I hope you all had lovely holidays. I'm excited to be back at my artwork, and have some new work to show off, as well as some in-progress work and upcoming shows.
Did you see the preview above on my Facebook page? The latest in the "Sexy" series will be premiering later this week on both my Facebook and Society6 pages.
A variant of the "Sexy" series, "Tous Femme" #1 and #2 are available on Society6. And just in time, because there is free shipping on all my products till midnight on January 15. Just click HERE for your promo code.
In preparation for my cousin's first baby, I spent the last days of 2013 painting my most recent mural, "Owlovely" in little baby Hayden's room. I'm also opening up my freelance business to include murals, so if you have a room that needs something original and exciting, please contact me through email or form.
Last but not least, some preliminary character sketches for the leader of the Wulfgard in my upcoming graphic novel series. It's still in development, but I hope to show you more finalized characters as time goes by.
Just so you know, there is another First Friday show in the works for sometime this early spring. As that progresses, I'll let you know, and hopefully you'll be able to make it out for some great art. Have a good rest of your week, and be sure to Like me on Facebook!
In the DragonCon aftershocks, I've been busy, and I'm now ready to show you what I've got in store for you. After meeting several wonderful comic artists whose work I read in serial format online, I realized that as much as I can talk up my graphic novel Jannah Station, the best way to convince you, is to show you. So, every Monday, a new page of the first issue of "Jannah Station: A Soft Murder" will be uploaded for you, the viewers and readers. Feel free to follow along and share with your friends, and if you want to read ahead, you can buy all four issues digitally on Amazon. If you are looking for a physical copy, I am pleased to announce that ZaPow!, an illustrator's gallery in Asheville, NC is currently selling them, along with prints from the comic, and my own art. Ready to read? Just click the Robot Moses below!
(Or click on the Jannah Station tab in the menu bar.)
DragonCon 2013 was a success! I got to finally see Artist Alley, where I met Yale Stewart, of JL8 fame, and attended a comedy seminar where I met Bill Corbet, of MST3K fame. I even got to be a part of a panel, "Raising the Robot" where I did a live-drawing session of robot sex and robot religion. :)
Life after the con has been a tumultuous up-and-down elevator (I don't like roller coasters). I've been offered a First Friday showing at the store Bliss downtown in December. I also sliced off a chunk of my middle finger and had to be taken to the emergency room for my first stitches ever. Don't worry, it was my left hand so, while awkward, it hasn't stopped me from my work, which includes a new series I'm developing to hang in my gallery in Asheville. I'll give you a hint - the theme of the show is Day of the Dead. More images to come next week, hope everyone had a sans-hospital Labor Day!
Yesterday, in addition to it being my six-year anniversary with Aaron, and the NY Giants winning yet another game, the internet seemed to be hopping as visitors to www.elizabethkidder.com on October 21 soared past all previous records to hit 129 views! And as a thank you to all my amazing visitors, I'll be giving away leftovers from AdventureCon, including but not limited to - postcards, prints, stickers and some adorable wristbands. All you have to do is comment on this blog post, or on the link on my Facebook page, and tell me what you did on October 21, 2012. Just for posting, you'll get an www.elizabethkidder.com teal wristband you can wear proudly, in support of me. The ten responses I like most will receive a special grab bag of merch! You have all week to post, but it will only last as long as the wristbands hold out, so post fast, and post well! As those who have played Apples to Apples with me can attest to, funny always wins with me. :)
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