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!
Latest update! Two weddings at once is a lot of work (don't worry, they aren't both mine). So I apologize for the lack of updates in the past month. But that time has been well spent on preparing for my latest endeavors.
First - check out my store at elizabethkidder.storenvy.com. It's where you can buy my original artwork. The more I sell, the more I have to create to fill up the Wall o' Art again.
Next - if you don't have a few hundred to drop on an original painting, why not become a patron? Check out patreon.com/ekidderillustrator where, for as little as $5 a month, you can become a patron of my work and support me in creating new artwork, releasing new pages from my graphic novel, and fund a permanent space in local galleries.
Finally - waiting for the next installment of Jannah Station? I have begun work on the first chapter in Jannah Station: Academic Suicide. We've also printed a limited run of the Omnibus of Jannah Station: A Soft Murder, with exclusive content and a new cover at only $15. Contact me to purchase. We'll also be releasing the first issue of both A Soft Murder and Academic Suicide as a weekly online serial comic. Stay tuned for the first page!
Let's Make This Short and Sweet...
Friday, April 4 - First Friday show @ New South Collective. Join the event HERE for more info.
Friday, April 11 - Sunday, April 13 - Marble City Comicon. Stay tuned to the Old Sins Facebook page for more info.
Latest Art Pieces:
Baking is Sexy
Snapshots from Haiti:
Soccer and StoryTime
Last Thoughts: Like Me on Facebook, hope to see you at First Friday and Marble City, and if you'd like to order some of the Snapshots from Haiti, email me at email@example.com.
Hello again, I've missed you all! January decided to pretend to be December, and bring back all of the life changing obstacles that I thought were behind me. But don't worry, I never truly left. I've just been hunched over a desk exploding new art onto paper, and I'd like to share some upcoming events.
First off - Valentine's Day is coming up, and whether you're experiencing Arousal, Attraction, or Attachment, the "Stage of Love" series has something for everyone.
Pick your favorite, and buy them as a print, card or phone case to send to your loved ones. And as a Valentine's Day gift from me to you, CLICK HERE to receive Free Shipping on your order! Hurry, it expires February 9th at midnight.
Next up - the omnibus of "Jannah Station: A Soft Murder" is tantalizingly close to physical publication, which means you can finally get all four parts of A Soft Murder in a fancy paperback version, hopefully this month. If you just can't wait, the omnibus is already available in digital format on Amazon. If you want to try out Issue #1 before you buy them all, you can still purchase the individual issues in digital format on Amazon too.
April showers bring Friday shows! My next First Friday show is set for this upcoming April, as long as all the chips fall into place. It'll be held underground at the New South Collective on Gay St. downtown, and I'll be showcasing the Sexy series, prints from Jannah Station, and new art and pages for my upcoming graphic novel, Despina. It'll be released on my website as a serial, with a new page each week, but until that starts up later this month, here is the teaser first page of the book.
First Friday Aftershocks
First off - a great big thank you to all who attended my first First Friday show this past week! Two of the pieces on the wall have sold already, and I had an impromptu interview with WBIR10, due to the nasty weather. The show will still be up the rest of December, so make sure to stop by to do some artistic Christmas shopping! If you aren't in the area, but want to see what is available, check out my First Friday page on my website for specs and prices.
Next - "Journey to Vapourri" is still going strong on NeonMob, so go check it out, as well as the spiffy new layout of their website.
Then - be sure to check out my Society6 page. Everyday there is a new special offer to celebrate Christmahanukwanza. Today - $6 off all t-shirts. Also, free shipping on orders over $50 ends Friday, so check it out soon.
And now - only the front cover is left on the color omnibus of "Jannah Station: A Soft Murder." Check out the rear cover on the Old Sins Facebook page, and read issue #1 for free at OldSins.com.
Last but not least - my friend William Nunn did a review series of the last two seasons of Sherlock, as well as speculation on the upcoming season, and invited me to join him on the Season 1, Episode 2 review of "The Blind Banker." Caution: SPOILERS ahead, but you should really should have seen the series by now anyways. You can see our review here, and check out the others in his series as he uploads more.
That's all for now, but as always, check back every Wednesday for a new post, and check out my Facebook page for the latest updates on projects.
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!
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."
We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming To Bring You This Important News Bulletin!
If you're looking for your sketch-a-day, you may be surprised to see an image for Jannah Station. For those not in the know, Jannah Station is a graphic novel written by local author Joseph Cadotte that I have been illustrating for the past six months. The first story arc, "A Soft Murder" has three parts completed, and I'm beginning the fourth, but before we can go any farther, we are seeking donations on Kickstarter to get the necessary funding to continue publishing our books. Please go check out our project, hear our story, see the interviews and pictures, and then give, give, give, because we only have three days left to achieve our monetary goal! Thanks again to my followers!
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.
I'm Elizabeth Kidder, freelance illustrator currently located in Knoxville, TN. Please enjoy the site and Contact Me with any job inquiries or questions.