Planet ComiCon 2016!

THAT’S RIGHT! You heard it here first (maybe).

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Never say never when you put your name on a mailing list for the largest comic book convention in your city. After totally writing off Planet ComiCon since their waiting list HAD to be gigantic, what with George Takei, Jim Butcher and STAN LEE attending. Still, I went ahead and hoped, then promptly forgot.

Got an email this morning while I was on the computer saying they had a handful of spots suddenly available! Oh, you bet I jumped on that bandwagon as fast as humanly possible!

So, not-so-long story short, Simply Kitts Illustrations will be attending Planet at the end-ish of May! I’ll be splitting a book with my amazing artist friend over at Moon-Shuttle Studios (No, really, you want to click that link– her work is WONDERFUL) and will let you know where to find us soon as we know it!

Can you believe how exciting this year is turning out to be? I sure can’t😀

Super Bear!

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, it’s a Super Bear!! Who’d have guessed?

Been working on more and more merchandise for the upcoming conventionS (That’s right, PLURAL!) trying to keep my head as we go. So much to do and I suddenly have so very little time! Ahh!

It’s very exciting, though, doing all of this for the first time. The “partner” piece to this will be up next once it’s complete, while I continue progress on a few more sets of stickers and, most importantly, my Gnome Coloring Book.

P.S. I would just like to point out that while Superbear’s fussy expression was not entirely intended, it is my favorite. The end!

Greeting Card Cluster

I still do greeting cards! Are you surprised? Of coarse not– They’re too much fun.

Both of the Valentine’s Day cards up here are my absolute favorite. You can actually purchase a variety of fun stuff with these characters on it over on my RedBubble PageI’ll admit, I have a walrus t-shirt… He’s just so cute, how could I resist?!

The “party animals” birthday card was another fun exercise using limited colors. From what I was told, the gal it was commissioned for absolutely adored it, which was wonderful to hear. I’ve reworked a version of the card for my own purposes that removed the “beautiful” text from the card to make it a little more user friendly.

Last card that needs explaining is my favorite neon yellow crocodile. If you ever miss someone and you know they think you’re kind of annoying from time to time? That’s the one you should send.:)

I’ll have more cards up for you in the near future, including the super fun Easter card I created this year. It was interactive, AND had stickers– how could you go wrong with that?

Easy answer: You can’t!

KWK Comic App Work

Hello! Some more catching up today! These stills are a few examples of the work I did for the KWK! Comic app available for Android, iPhone and who knows what else. It’s a great project I was approached for a little over a year ago where you can create your own fun little comics using provided imagery, purchasing kits like mine for more diversity, and using your own photographs! It’s a neat little idea and the kids love it, so if you’ve got any of those, you should take a peek.

It was a very different job, and I have to admit that it was a lot of fun!  I would be open to doing more app work in the future.:)

There Is Always Time To Play Poster

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Such fun! This was a piece I did for my brother as both a birthday and Christmas gift, I believe. Mind you, his birthday is in JULY. Obviously, it took forever to try and get finished, but the end product was worth the wait. All the text is hand drawn around the playtime-ready Dalmatian at the center.

Have to admit, the hardest and funnest projects I take on are those for family and friends. With all those inside jokes and stories from 20+ years of being together, it’s difficult to pick out the ones that would make sense thrown together in a single image. I eventually managed to combine a little splash of myself along with plenty of him into a piece that was very well received.

Even if it is very yellow.

Catch up time!

Goodness, gracious! It has certainly been a long time since I’ve posted any work up on this blog! I hope you’ll bear with me in recapping an entire, what… year and a half of inactivity?

A mind is a terrible thing to lose! What a busy two years it has been.

A few quick notes, then:

  1. I’ve revamped my website, so hopefully a revamp of this account will be in the works shortly. Two days of website building and I’m pretty much wiped out!
  2. I am still creating all kinds of works, even if I am not so good at posting about my latest pieces here. If you like to follow in progress work, I insist you look me up on Instagram, Facebook, or even Twitter where I keep up with that work MUCH more regularly.
  3. I’ll be opening a shop separate from Etsy before long! I hope to leave Etsy behind in the near future, but we’ll see.
  4. Biggest News of ALL: I’ve been accepted and will have a table at KCCC (Kansas City Comic Con) in August! Very excited as it will be my first convention ever! So, if you’re in the area, please come by! It’ll be fun for the whole family.

Alright, I’ll have some art works up soon, everyone, and thank you for your patience!

The Magician & The Red Rabbit

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One of my most recent gifts for my friend over at Mythic Skies Art. It was a fun experiment, lost of things learned and played with– And he seemed to enjoy it. Onto my Christmas gifts, now!