6 Days Left – You didn’t know Woolmancy had a limited palette

Day 6 in our 10 day countdown to the Woolmancy pre-order Kickstarter, launching on October 16th, 2018! To kick this launch off, I wanted to count down 10 kooky things you didn’t know or realize about Woolmancy.

Fact #6 – Woolmancy has a strict color palette

It’s true, though it doesn’t seem like it. When you start with a limited (and this is a pretty wide set of colors, let’s be honest, but any expansions were blended from the base colors) color palette, you can vary the final appearance of them by overlaying one of the other colors in the palette on top in an interesting way.

Some people just choose to stick to the limited palette without mixing and I someday want to try a full project this way, but I still haven’t made the leap!

 

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Things You Didn’t Know About Woolmancy – 7

Day 7 in our 10 day countdown to the Woolmancy pre-order Kickstarter, launching on October 16th, 2018! To kick this launch off, I wanted to count down 10 kooky things you didn’t know or realize about Woolmancy.

Fact #7 – GABUZZ! There are several types of lightning in Woolmancy

We encounter a few different glows and lightning patterns in Woolmancy.

Mirin’s final lightning is a pure white, which is granted to her. Quite magical. Then again, it’s Woolmancy, and we’re dealing with weaving magic and lightning sheep. Speaking of the sheep…

The beta rams often have redder lightning, though this isn’t a rule, as you can find the full range from red, through yellow, into white. White is usually found in the alpha rams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New to the Woolmancy project? It’s my new graphic novel about a best-friend breakup in a land of magical weavers and lightning sheep!

Things You Didn’t Know About Woolmancy – 8

Day 8 in our 10 day countdown to the Woolmancy pre-order Kickstarter, launching on October 16th, 2018! To kick this launch off, I wanted to count down 10 kooky things you didn’t know or realize about Woolmancy.

Fact #8 – This math isn’t correct… but I’m correcting it now.

Mirin is the analytical main character of Woolmancy. Pictured above is a Minotaur. They interact in a forceful way, and Mirin, not wanting to become a splatter pattern, calculates whether her nutty idea will work. 

The truth is, and you’ll have to read to know why, this problem is a little more complex than I’d imagined, so I have a team of mathematicians working through it with me! I’m a total STEAM nerd, but it’s been a while since I’ve worked through equations of my own.

The answer will be included in the endnotes of Woolmancy.

 

New to the Woolmancy project? It’s my new graphic novel about a best-friend breakup in a land of magical weavers and lightning sheep!

Things You Didn’t Know About Woolmancy – 9

I’m excited to announce that the pre-order Kickstarter for Woolmancy launches on October 16th, 2018! To kick this launch off, I wanted to count down 10 kooky things you didn’t know or realize about Woolmancy.

Fact #9 – Hair Down Mirin Didn’t Really Exist

In the final design for Mirin, her hair was always up, until the catalyst that launches her into her quest (aka when her change begins). Of course, silly me decided to change things around and move the chase scene where she loses her hair clip closer to the beginning. Additionally, the chase ends in the rain.

So what was I to do then? I was stuck with a significant amount of time with Mirin in her normal getup, with her hair down. Luckily, I had this sketch. This. One. Sketch. to reference. Thank goodness for exploring around during the design process!

To clarify, there were other sketches from old designs, but none of final Mirin. I was cutting it close!

 

New to the Woolmancy project? It’s my new graphic novel about a best-friend breakup in a land of magical weavers and lightning sheep!

Here’s a free preview 

Things You Didn’t Know About Woolmancy – 10

I’m excited to announce that the pre-order Kickstarter for Woolmancy launches on October 16th, 2018! To kick this launch off, I wanted to count down 10 kooky things you didn’t know or realize about Woolmancy.

Fact #10 – Hands

Did you know, Woolmancy contains over 800 hands?! If you want to get better at something, practice drawing 100 of them right? Well, it seems I’ve blown that count out of the water!

New to the Woolmancy project? It’s my new graphic novel about a best-friend breakup in a land of magical weavers and lightning sheep!

Here’s a free preview 

Woolmancy Cover

It’s been pretty silent at the trading post, as I’ve been scribing my way through the script of Woolmancy, bringing it to life for all to enjoy.

Well it’s finally ready! This is the standard cover, with a special variant cover on the way for those who pre-order.

Want a free preview of the first scene? We’ve got you covered: Woolmancy preview

Ready to snag yourself a copy? Just hang on a few more weeks! Pre-orders are set to launch October 16th.

Most Featured Character – Week 8

 

This week we highlight the four seasons. Currently a story is being recovered from the archives, but it involves the entities that govern spring, summer. winter and fall, facing a terrible evil. It seems to be a myth explaining Kanvala’s mild winters and springs, but further details are still unclear.

To see past Most Featured Characters, head here.

 

Woolmancy – Silent Edition

I’m breaking down the pages of Woolmancy one at a time in webcomic format for my patrons on Patreon! Join us for behind the scenes content, explanatory videos, downloads and even prints!

Most Featured Character – Week 7

This week we roll back to Satski. She belongs to a secret(ish) guild called Lightweavers. She’s pretty new though, so she has to learn and practice. In secret. During her off hours. Can we say “overwork?” This girl is on overdrive, but still takes the time to be kind to her friends.

To see past Most Featured Characters, head here.

 

Woolmancy – Silent Edition

I’m breaking down the pages of Woolmancy one at a time in webcomic format for my patrons on Patreon! Join us for behind the scenes content, explanatory videos, downloads and even prints!

New in the Shop: Press-Ready

I’m happy to announce a new item in the shop!

Press-Ready is the compilation of 31 informational articles on the process of making books and getting them ready for print.

In this 68-page PDF, we cover:

– Why you should or shouldn’t become a publisher
– Branding your work
– Quick chat about the legalities of becoming a business
– Editors
– An efficient writing method
– ISBN, UPC, LCCN, etc.
-Choosing printers
– Print-on-Demand
– Making a production time table
– Book feel
– Paper selections
– Helpful software
– Elements of book interiors
– Copyright pages
– Pre-press markup

And more!

This book actually comes with a bundle, including the slides from my most popular pre-press talk and the breakdown of running my first Kickstarter and achieving success.

Have a look at the shop listing

 

Pssst, want more pre-press goodies? Here’s a free pre-press checklist