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How I Prepare for NaNoWriMo

here are plenty of NaNoWriMo prep guides and blog posts out there but this is how I do it in 5 easy to follow steps. Step 1: Sign Up Go to http://www.nanowrimo.org/en and sign up. Then go to your My...

DITM Visual Novel Update 3

Due to various delays the production time of the Daemon in the Mist visual novel is taking a bit longer than expected. Books bring worlds to life through word but translating that world into a visual medium is a whole different thing entirely. When I wrote Daemons in...

The Graphic Novel Challenge

KatGirl Studio will be running a 26-week online Graphic Novel challenge. People of any age or skill level are welcome to participate. We will have plenty of how-to's, articles and resources on the official site to help you along the way. If you’re like me you’ve...

HyperCon 2011

HyperCon August 5-7, 2011 San Mateo Event Center 1346 Saratoga Dr. San Mateo, CA 94403 KatGirl Studio will be in the Artist Alley at HyperCon Aug 5th-7th. We'll have our usual assortment of artwork, matted prints and shirts as well as a few surprises. Aside from all...

Knowing Your Weaknesses and Inventing Your Own Path

I have dyslexia; in fact I have all three forms. Bet most of you didn’t even know there were three. The most common one is the reading one, that’s the one most people are familiar with it’s also the one most kids have. (Me, not so much with that anymore.) Another one is the writing one. (This is the one I have the worst.) When I write sometimes I move letters or words around out of order. And no matter how many times I read it back half the time it will still look correct to me because my brain is auto correcting it for me.

Book Signing at Heroes & Villains

Hi Everyone I will be doing my very first book signing at Heroes and Villains Comics in Pleasanton on Aug. 13th ! I will signing my debut novel Daemons in the Mist as well as answering any questions you might have about the book, my art or anything, really.

The True Power of a Good Story

“It is my great strength that gets me where I want to go but it is my flaws, my weaknesses, that made me who I am.” Sometimes I am so determined in my need to succeed that I forget just how much I have accomplished and just how far I have come. I don’t like to dwell on things I can’t change or things that I have no control over. Instead just keeping moving forward towards the goals I set for myself. Even as a child I never liked to compete against others, it made me feel sick inside. Instead I always just competed against myself. And I think it’s that kind of drive that gets people farther in the end.

Midsummer Night

This week's Illustration Friday word was Midsummer Night and this is the first thing that came to mind. Inuyasha has got to be one of my all time favorite animanga's and so it's only fitting that my first anime fan art piece should be from the series. Also because...

Daemons in the Mist Now in Print

Hi viewers and KatGirl Studio fans, guess what came out today? If you said Daemons in the Mist then you are correct! My debut Young Adult novel Daemons in the Mist is now available in a paperback book edition for only $14.99. That's right you can now enjoy this story...

DITM Visual Novel Update 2

Hi everyone it's been two months since I first mentioned the visual novel for Daemons in the Mist. This is because due to an overwhelmingly booked schedule, we pushed production back on this project by about two months. But this is what did happened in the last two...

Cosplay Photos

Hello cosplayers of Fanime! Your photos have been uploaded to the KatGirl Studio Facebook page. Please feel free to tag yourself, share and re-post your pics and thanks again for visiting us at KatGirl Studio. [button...

Daemons in the Mist Now Available

Hi viewers and KatGirl Studio fans, guess what came out this weekend? If you said Daemons in the Mist then you are correct! My debut Young Adult novel Daemons in the Mist is now available in e-book form for the Kindle and Nook for only $2.99. That's right, you can...

Fanime 2011

KatGirl Studio in Artist Alley KatGirl Studio will be at Fanime again this year! You can find us in the Artist Alley at tables 80 & 81. We'll have our usual assortment of artwork, matted prints and shirts. We will also be giving away a free comic and Daemons in the...

Bottled

This week's Illustration Friday word was Bottled and this is the first thing that came to mind. The original image is from this piece I painted on Monday for my upcoming picture book The Koi Who Cried Wolf, the second picture book by author Katina Lawdis I am...

DITM Visual Novel Update 1

We started production on the Daemons in the Mist Visual Novel this past week. The novel engine was designed by the fantastic team at CWS Software and with their help I will be creating the vast majority of the Visual Novel myself. Yes you heard that right, I will be...

Stir

This week's Illustration Friday word was Stir and this is the first thing that came to mind. This is Nualla Galathea one of the main characters from my debut novel Daemons in the Mist which is now available. She's missing her horns because this shot is from Patrick's...

Guest Spotlight for LM Preston

Here is a re-post of the interview I did for LM Preston's blog Tell us about your upcoming book? Some of your other projects? I actually have three upcoming books if you can believe it. Two picture books and my debut novel Daemons in the Mist. Daemons in the Mist is a...

The Making of a Picture Book 5

Art Eating Bindings Don't forget you illustration's end result will be a bound book and thus some of the image in the center of the spread where the binding is is going to get lost. If an item goes into the binding it should also come out the other side. It's more...