Tuesday, July 7, 2020

St. Agricola coloring page preview


This is one of the coloring pages newly made especially for The Day-by-Day Coloring Book of Saints, Volume 2, which contains saints for every single day of July through December. It's available here or from Amazon.

St. Agricola was bishop of Avignon. Once he warded off a swarm of cranes which would've ruined the crops.

Volume 1, which has January-June, is available here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

St. Melchizedek coloring page preview


This is one of the coloring pages newly made especially for The Day-by-Day Coloring Book of Saints, Volume 2, which contains saints for every single day of July through December. It's available here or from Amazon.

Melcizedek, Priest-King of Salem, offered bread and wine in a prefigurement of the Eucharist. Today is the Feast of the Precious Blood of Jesus! St. Melchizedek's day is August 26.

Volume 1, which has January-June, is available here.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

St. Lydia coloring page preview


This is one of the coloring pages newly made especially for The Day-by-Day Coloring Book of Saints, Volume 2, which contains saints for every single day of July through December. It's available here or from Amazon.

St. Lydia was a cloth merchant who gave shelter to St. Paul, whose feast it is today! Her day is August 3. 

Volume 1, which has January-June, is available here.

Monday, June 29, 2020

St. Hedwig/Jadwiga coloring page preview


This is one of the coloring pages newly made especially for The Day-by-Day Coloring Book of Saints, Volume 2, which contains saints for every single day of July through December. It's available here or from Amazon.

St. Hedwig, or Jadwiga, was king of Poland. That's right, she was officially "king" even though she was a woman, or girl rather, at her coronation she was 12 years old! Her day is July 17.

Volume 1, which has January-June, is available here.

Friday, June 26, 2020

The Day-by-Day Coloring Book of Saints, Volume Two


Happy octave day of the Sacred Heart! I was happy to hear that Jesus with His Sacred Heart exposed would be the central figure on the cover of the second volume of The Day-by-Day Coloring Book of Saints, which is now available here or on Amazon!

(It's actually been available for a while now, but I missed posting because I've been offline for the past couple weeks for my sister's wedding!)

It has illustrations by me and text by Anna Maria Mendell, and includes saints for every single day of July, August, September, October, November, and December.

I'll be sharing samples of a few of the pages over the next few days, and Volume One, which has January-June, may be bought here or here.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Paper Doll Veronika plans


My webcomic, Paper Doll Veronika, has just reached its first milestone, the conclusion of Part I - Forest! If you've been reading it, thank you very much! If you haven't, you can do so here.

There will be an interim before I start posting Part II, but I will not be spending that time not working on Paper Doll Veronika, nosiree! (As well as all my collaborative projects, thank you for your patience) Here are my plans to expand it during this time:

Firstly, I will build up a buffer of prepared comics for Part II. As you may have been able to tell, I was frequently riding last minute with the updates.

I will go back and add unique ornamentation to each chapter cover;

I will prepare bonus materials, some of which will be for all to see:

- More chapter bonus art
- More character profiles
- Character portraits

And some will be for Paper Doll Club members (I'll also put together some graphics to describe and promote membership):

- The first of seven short "Animal Story" comics, about what the creatures are doing back at the mansion;
- Printable paper dolls of special characters Rosila and Burton;
- Printable outfits that have been featured in the comic, plus others;
- Complete gallery of backgrounds;
- Outfit-themed bonus art; and
- An ongoing map of Veronika's journey.

And that's what I want to do with that. By the way, I stumbled across a little sort-of review of Paper Doll Veronika! Very exciting to see!

I readily admit the criticism has legs, especially when it comes to being unclear what was happening with the tree. Clarity of movement is definitely something for me to concentrate on improving! And I'm so glad they enjoyed it overall!

Paper Doll Veronika update


Paper Doll Veronika has updated; Chapter 24, "For want of the odious mountain" is posted, and this concludes Part I, "Forest".
The chapter begins here.
The story begins here.

There will be an interim between this and Part II, with many expansive plans for that time. I'll post more information about those plans shortly!

Veronika Bosch, who's never left her father's estate, has to go on a journey when envious animals kick her out. Half collage, half puppetry, it's the traditional media equivalent of an elaborate sprite comic.