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Journal Entry: Sat Dec 7, 2013, 6:34 PM


Hey all,

Did you know I work on a comic called Erstwhile? Did you know it features comic adaptations of lesser known Brothers Grimm stories?

And did you know we're running a Kickstarter to get the second volume printed in beautiful hard cover? 

Please go here to check it out and consider making a pledge. If you enjoy it and my work, there is a package that allows you to commission me to draw your favourite characters from the comics!  And if you missed Volume 1 of Erstwhile you can get that, too.


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Update Time

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 24, 2013, 7:12 AM


I thought I should clear that old journal entry because it references a site I have since put on hiatus (no time to manage it).

Anyway, I've been working on art, but mostly comics.  It's been very quiet.

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Legend of Zelda Comics

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 14, 2013, 6:07 PM


Wanna read some of my fan Zelda comics? I'm posting anything that wasn't on Indie Zelda (you can find those at historyofhyrule.com ) on my new site: www.lozcomics.com/

Updates Monday to Thursday.

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New Zelda Comics For Sale!

Journal Entry: Mon May 27, 2013, 12:34 PM


I'm back from Anime North and I've got new Zelda comics for sale. Please visit my store over at velharthis.com: velharthis.com/store/

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New Comics For Anime North

Journal Entry: Thu May 16, 2013, 6:37 AM


Anime North is next week. I managed to finish two new Zelda comics in addition to some stuff I didn't have for Anime North last year:

Zelda: Dark Mirror V Sample by ladyjenise

Alert Status Red - Zelda Comic Sample by ladyjenise

To see my new prints for Anime North, go here: ladyjenise.deviantart.com/art/…

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New Prints for Anime North

Journal Entry: Sun May 12, 2013, 4:27 PM


I have five new prints for Anime North. Here they are!

Sailor Moon by ladyjenise :thumb370925635: Cortana by ladyjenise She-Ra by ladyjenise Daenerys by ladyjenise

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New Erstwhile Comic!

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 15, 2013, 9:25 AM


Hey guys!

I've got a new comic starting up on Erstwhile. It's called The Worn Out Dancing Shoes. Go check it out!  www.erstwhiletales.com/

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Anime North+New Site!

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 11, 2013, 9:11 AM


I am going to Anime North in Toronto May 24-26. More info on the show here: animenorth.com/

I will be in the Comic Market. When my projects for the show are closer to completion I'll post about it.

Also, I am posting up my Queen of Hearts comics here: q-of-hearts.com/  If you wanted to check out the comics before buying, go read that site. Updates every Friday for now.

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Advice

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 30, 2013, 1:54 PM


Looking for some input on what is the best way to go about selling off my watercolours. These aren't prints: they're actual, one-of-a-kind watercolours. Was thinking Etsy, or eBay or something like that.

Anyone done this before? What were your experiences like?

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Housekeeping Notice Re: Tumblr

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 24, 2013, 8:26 AM


Before it becomes a thing, I have done some housekeeping over at Tumblr and decided to separate my fan art there from my original stuff.

My original account on Tumblr, om-nom-berries, is now my portfolio site for my original stuff. You can access it from www.om-nom-berries.com

I've created a fan art Tumblr at ladyjenise.tumblr.com/

I'm mentioning it here in case people see my art cropping up on these two accounts and people are all like, Hey wait, she said om-nom-berries was her Tumblr! and thinks someone is pretending to be me. Both are me. Yay!

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2013 Projects

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:56 AM


Another year over. 2012 was not as productive as I would have liked, but no year is, especially when you work full-time and move and all of that.

I took time to do a little bit of travel that I always wanted to do. Visited my good friend chronentity in Dallas, and spent Christmas in Cuba, and got to go camping for the first time in a few years. That side was productive and I needed the year to reset because I had a lot of change, good and bad, to take care of. I don't want to get into it here, though, because I keep this journal mostly for art and try not to comment on my personal stuff or politics or drama (both in life and on the site here).

Moving on, here's a run-down of what I'm working on in 2013:

-New Erstwhile comic
I'm working on The Worn Out Dancing Shoes, though I prefer the other title Twelve Dancing Princesses. This time I also wrote the adaptation. I am trying to finish it for the end of February, though I lost time during December between being sick, being on vacation, and just work tiring me out.

-New Queen of Hearts
I'm working on a third book in the series with the subject being Vicky (Victoria), Princess Royal (1840-1901). I felt my last comic in the series was weaker than the first. I hope this one will be better and do justice to poor Vicky.

-Next Dark Mirror
Time for Dark Mirror 5, the next in my Ocarina of Time (Legend of Zelda) series. I was nearly about to say I had no new Zelda stuff in 2012, but that's not true because I did do the Skyward Sword comic. This series will be 7 volumes total (one for each sage). It means I won't be completing the series until probably 2015. I started it in 2007. Crazy, huh? I will eventually be handing over digital copies of this comic and my other Zelda stuff gradually to historyofhyrule.com to archive and host, as I

-Complete my Twilight Princess series
My other Zelda series, which will be a total of four books, and this is the last. I've had the script finished for over a year now, but had no time to work on it. Hoping to finish it, then get some compilation copies printed.

-New Suddenly Sentai project
I have a group of friends I me through Anime North, and we decided to form a comic group called Suddenly Sentai. We did our first comic last year, titled This Tastes Funny, a food comedy available for purchase here: www.suddenlysentai.com/books  We are planning a new comic this year, so I've penciled that in.

-New Filthy Figments project
I penciled in time to work on a new project for the Filthy Figments site (adult content). I wanted to do better than my initial offering, which I feel is vastly inferior to all the other work on there. So I've penciled that in as well and hope they will be able to accept it.

All these projects should bring me to the end of 2013. For 2014 I have roughly scheduled to work on another Dark Mirror comic, some original comics that are not either fantasy or historical, and continue on with the most important personal project I have scheduled this year:

-The Triumphant Return of Velharthis!
This is the big enchilada. My original goal of relaunching in May 2012 went bust because I pissed away a lot of time in January and February this time last year. Then I wanted to relaunch November 2012, and that didn't work either because I moved in October and that was nearly more than I could handle. However, since that time I've hunkered down some, mostly because I figured, "How many times will people tolerate me pushing the date back?" I wouldn't tolerate once, honestly, but I did, and then I did again.  I'm happy to say I'm in the midst of toning the new chapter 1. I'm also formatting it for later release in print (ooooh!)

While you wait for the relaunch, I'm posting stuff on Facebook and Tumblr. Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Velhart… Tumblr: om-nom-berries.tumblr.com/

...I'm so hungry now. I shouldn't have called it an enchilada.

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What's Happening: Buy Stuff

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:08 PM


It's been a while since my last update!

I've been just working and moving and trying to rest when I can. Moving is very hard.

Some things:

1) Please buy my comics for Christmas!  You can buy Erstwhile Volume 1, which is a collaborative set of Brothers Grimm comics, over at Gina Biggs' shop: redstring.strawberrycomics.com…  It's $20 people! And you can have a free preview over at www.erstwhiletales.com/

I've also always got my store up at: velharthis.com/store.php  It's pretty easy to order there now thanks to Paypal. You just order and it sends me an email, and then I email you once I ship out the comics. I can send this stuff faster if you need it a rush. Just pay a little extra! Email me! louisa@velharthis.com

2) I have a Tumblr. Not much yet but go check it out: om-nom-berries.tumblr.com/

3) Still working on Velharthis. The first chapter is inked and scanned. That means I already have one chapter nearly ready for the May relaunch! This is significant because I didn't have anything back in May 2012 or in November 2012, my two previous launch dates. This means this is happening!

4) Here's my Christmas 2012 card design:

Christmas 2012 by ladyjenise

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Hi all,

I've reopened commissions.  No sales or anything.  Plan to keep it open for a little while.

Otherwise, not too much to report.  I have been working on comic projects that are not complete yet, including Velharthis.  I hope to have some pieces and samples to post soon!

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Comics are always for sale, but I just updated my store on Velharthis with ALL my comics, including my Zelda ones.

Check it out: velharthis.com/store.php

New this year:
Skyward Sword Comic
My new comic based off of Legend of Zelda, Skyward Sword!

Preview:
Skyward Sword Comic Preview by ladyjenise

B&W, 40 pages, gag and serious stories.  Link, Zelda, Groose, and Ghirahim stories.

I also added Zelda: Dark Mirror 4 because it wasn't on there!

So please buy!  It's really easy with my Paypal buttons!

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Anime North starts tomorrow (May 25th).  It seems so far away and then suddenly it's time.

Again, I'll be at table A05 in the Comic Market (which likely means absolutely nothing to anyone without a map, so here's one with my location: aka-shiro.deviantart.com/journ… ).  The Comic Market operates out of the main building, the Toronto Congress Centre.  Also make sure to visit Gallery Momiji and the Crafter's Corner, all in the same general area.

I will also have a display in Gallery Momiji with my watercolours, most of which will be available for purchase.  Every piece of mine in the gallery comes with a frame as well!

New for 2012:

Skyward Sword Comic
My new comic based off of Legend of Zelda, Skyward Sword!

Preview:
Skyward Sword Comic Preview by ladyjenise

B&W, 40 pages, gag and serious stories.  Link, Zelda, Groose, and Ghirahim stories.

Queen of Hearts 2
I actually debuted this at Otakuthon in Montreal last year.  It was supposed to be new for Anime North 2011 but there was a mix-up with my printer.  Oops!  So this will be the first year for it at this convention.

Preview:


B&W, I forget how many pages, a serious story with some comical bits.  About Princess Isabella of Parma, who married the heir to the Holy Roman Empire.  Daughter in law to Maria Theresa of Austria and sister in law to Marie Antoinette.

New Prints!
:thumb303893222: Skyward Sword by ladyjenise Zelda by ladyjenise Ghirahim by ladyjenise Zuko and Katara by ladyjenise The Avatar Korra by ladyjenise Link :3 by ladyjenise Early-Mid Tudor by ladyjenise Blue Lady by ladyjenise

Prints come in two sizes: 11x17 and 8.5x11.
New this year, I'll also have a number of my print designs as postcards, which are about 4x5.5 and come with a plastic sleeve for protection.

See you soon!

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I mentioned in my last journal that a Kickstarter project was ongoing in order to raise funds to print Erstwhile, a collection of lesser-known Grimm stories in comic form that I and :iconstrawberrygina: and :iconelleskinner: have been working on for a few years.  You can read them online here: www.erstwhiletales.com/

The Kickstarter project page is here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…

We have met our target but the project still has many days to go.  So if you still want to use this project to preorder a hardcover copy of this book, please do so!  A minimum of $20.  Depending on your pledge level, you can get many extra goodies as well!

Also, I am a few days late but they sent out the seating plan for the Anime North Comic Market.  I'll be at table A05.  :iconaka-shiro: has made a map of where everyone we know is so far:

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I'm going to obviously make a post about Anime North later and what I'm selling.  Just not yet.

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Hey all,

I'm still attending Anime North, and working on stuff for that and basically getting my life in order.  So I haven't been posting anything because I don't have anything to post yet!

In the meantime, I could use your help.  For the past little while, I've been working on this project called Erstwhile.  Basically me and :iconstrawberrygina: and :iconelleskinner: have been taking Grimm's fairy tales and adapting them into comics.  We're actually trying to keep them as accurate to the original tales as possible.  You can read them as we post them online here: www.erstwhiletales.com/

We want to get them printed and sell them.  We've sold some of them in the past as one-off issues, but we'd like to sell them as collections, and we've started a Kickstarter campaign to get them printed.  Basically you pledge a certain amount.  Depending on the amount you get a gift (or two or three or more!) if we raise enough funds by a specific date.  If we don't raise enough money, then nobody gets anything.  Kickstarter is a nice, safe way of micro-investing in a project you believe in.  So, if you like our stuff and want to help, you can do the following:

1: Pledge!  You can seriously pledge as little as one dollar, but check out our chart of what you get if you pledge a minimum of $10 or more: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…

2: Repost the link to others who like comics and may want to pledge: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…

Even if you have like zero money, just passing along the link to a friend who may be interested is really really helpful.

I thank you for your kind support of our work.  :)

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So I did get a table in the lottery.  

I'll be attending Anime North in Toronto the end of May.  More details closer to the event.

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Just a quick journal to say I am in the lottery for an Anime North Comic Market table, so my attendance is still tentative at this point. It's the only show I have planned for this year, so fingers crossed everyone!  If not I'll be begging for a half table I guess!
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If you are waiting on a request, please forgive me.  I woke up sick on Thursday.  :(  Lost some time.

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