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ElizabethWatasin

'Tis Nyte! by Elizabeth Watasin

Gothic Steampunk, Noir Sci-Fi, Diesel Fantasy. Bringing You Uncanny Heroines in Adventuress Tales.

Currently reading

The Bombshell Manual of Style
Laren Stover, Ruben Toledo
The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
Gavin de Becker
Xenolinguistics: Psychedelics, Language, and the Evolution of Consciousness
Allyson Grey, Diana Reed Slattery
In The Eye of The Beholder: A Novel of The Phantom of the Opera
Sharon E. Cathcart
The new Charm School Graphique Vol 1 cover (front and back)
The new Charm School Graphique Vol 1 cover (front and back)
part of page 1 from Charm School #1 (first published by SLG Publishing)
part of page 1 from Charm School #1 (first published by SLG Publishing)
WHEN we used to paste in dialogue by hand (must erase the shadows from pasting)
WHEN we used to paste in dialogue by hand (must erase the shadows from pasting)
WHEN we used to apply screentone by hand :) cut with an X-acto.
WHEN we used to apply screentone by hand :) cut with an X-acto.

What I'm working on: It took quite a while for me to figure out how to republish my (old) indie comic series, Charm School. First published by Slave Labor Graphics (SLG Publishing) in the form of 'floppy' comics, the first 3 issues were then gathered into a graphic novel.

 

But when I asked for the property back, I knew I was going to publish all 9 issues, plus the 10th, which I'd yet to finish. But how would I like it to manifest? What kind of Charm School book do I want on a shelf, to take down, hold, slowly page through, and enjoy?

 

Would my gorgeous book be in the traditional (American) graphic novel size, which is about 7x10? Or should I go for the 'dream' size, the European graphic album (8.5x11)?

 

I went for the 'dream' size. :)

 

Two issues per graphic album, plus extra matter, *front* matter (which I love), and I am contemplating tiny cartoons running along a margin (or 'gutter' as it's said in sequential art), with a very nice surprise in the lower right corner. It will become clearer when I get to those ideas and make them real.

 

I wish POD (print on demand) had the capability to print on the inside front and back, then I could do a really nice inside pattern (like endpapers---though not that, exactly). But offset printing is a dream for another day. 

 

The digital version of these comics is a different story. One where the boggling question of 'what do digital devises want from me?' needed answer. So I've a great formatter working with me on that. Thing is, just as I was prepping images for digital, HD devises came out. >_< So---yay! Glad I didn't have to dump too much work already done. ;)

 

More, later. ^v^