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

Most Featured Character – Week 6

 

I thought I’d feature the dark side of Woolmancy today. Karmin-ji are the minions of Karmin-vas, the Monarch of Shadows. The are released in the mid-phase of opening the portal to Dreamworld as a precursor to Karmin-vas. The portal itself is opened by weaving a specific shadow weave patterned cloth.

Didn’t know Woolmancy was about that, didja? Stick around, we’re about to go on a wild journey!

See past weeks here: MFC Round-up

 

Woolmancy – Silent Edition

We’re up to page 17 in my webcomic serialization of Woolmancy without speech balloons. For each page I talk about the creation, challenges, roadblocks, and hidden messages featured. It’s great fun!

Check the webcomic out here

 

 

 

One last thing… have you seen my free pre-printing book checklist? It’s editable, so you can change it to suit your project.

Download it here

MFC – Week 5

Mirin is… stubborn. She’s pretty sure she can do everything for herself, which is a good trait as a protagonist. She insists on tacking problems alone and soon… well, you’ll see!

See past weeks here: MFC Round-up

 

Woolmancy – Silent Edition

We’re up to page 14 in my webcomic serialization of Woolmancy without speech balloons. For each page I talk about the creation, challenges, roadblocks, and hidden messages featured. It’s great fun!

Check the webcomic out here

 

 

One last thing… have you seen my free pre-printing book checklist? It’s editable, so you can change it to suit your project.

 

 

Download it here

 

 

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Coming Up This Month at the Trading Post

First off, some news, Press-Ready Days 8-31 have gone poof! They are no longer available, as promised. The ebook is almost entirely put together, just need to do a few more posts and proof reading. There’s a chance of a live Q&A later in the month. I also put together a 5-question quiz to see what kind of publishing you should go for:
 
REWARDS:
 
Apprentices! You’ll be getting 9+ pages of Woolmancy – Silent Edition, breaking down the process, thoughts and Easter eggs behind each page.
 
Journeyers, you’ll get 1+ process videos in addition to that! There are a few really long ones coming up, and I’ll be doing a bit of voice over, talking about painting rain.
 
Colleagues, with all of that, you will also receive a digital download of Press-Ready!
 
Masters, the next print will be out at the end of June!
 
In other news, I may be adding another tier for those who want to do one-on-one mentoring calls with me! News on that later.
Think these rewards are awesome? Join us over on Patreon! You’ll get cool stuff and be responsible for helping my to live a healthier life as a freelancer.

Woolmancy Page 11 – A Pattern is Revealed

Today’s page of Woolmancy – Silent Edition is up!

About three times a week, I’ve been posting a page of Woolmancy, without the speech bubbles, and explaining the process behind the page, the thoughts and themes behind it and inviting dialogue about how they can be improved!

Head on over to see today’s page

 

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