Ahoy an update! My apologies for the many months of radio silence. I have been busy plugging away at a variety of semi-secret projects as well as getting used to a creative schedule while balancing a full time job that I started back in March. But now I'd like to share some announcements and excerpts from my latest illustrated field guide/zine!
- I've updated my ABOUT page on this site with a list of upcoming events I'll be present at to sell my work or give talks and the like. I've closed up my online shop temporarily as I'm preparing for some upcoming shows but also because I'd like to explore some different platforms for selling my work. My biggest upcoming show in the fall so far is going to be Small Press Expo . There's going to be a few more events that I'm very excited for and will announce and add to the page as dates are finalized. As usual keep an eye on my twitter for updates as well!
- A Patreon is coming soon! To be clear, the content on this site will always be free. However, I've thought long and hard about how I want to share and distribute my work and process with everyone. At the moment I feel like I'm holding a lot of projects really close to my chest either for creative, monetary, or legal reasons. And while I want to open some means of sharing my works in progress with people, I don't feel that this site is the right platform for it as I would prefer to keep Dumpling Heart as a collection of finished work. At the same time, I find myself hitting a repeated cap of limited funds to meet demands for my printed work. That's where a Patreon comes in! With your help, I can devote more time and finances to expanding my stories and products. So please keep an eye on that upcoming announcement, thank you!
Eidoughlons: A Field Guide For the Aspiring Dumplingmancer
This was a short project I finished in between larger comic projects. I was inspired by Dungeon and Dragons Monster Manuals and well as Pokemon to create a world where dough products inspired magical creatures roamed and dumpling based magic-manipulators could interact with them. The world of Eidoughlons takes place in the same universe separated by hundreds of years as Half Moon Heroes; it is a world that I plan to expand upon in comic form very soon ;-). I self-published this guide as a debut for TCAF and VanCaf, and will have more copies for sale at Small Press Expo in the fall as well! Here are a few excerpts: