Tomorrow we launch a nerdy, sheepy graphic novel!

That’s right all, the day is tomorrow!

I have one more fact for you before we launch: The Bad Guy Doesn’t Matter

So we’ve seen this image throughout the promotion for Woolmancy, right? The main character, Mirin, vs the Monarch of Shadows, Karmin Vas.

Well, not only is this one of those flashy movie trailer moments that doesn’t show you the whole story behind what’s going on in this moment… It’s kind of irrelevant.

As I mentioned before, Woolmancy is a story of the dynamics of friendship over time. I knew, going into writing the final draft of this story, that there had to be a pressing external conflict, but that the real story took place in apologies. Conflict resolution. Letting yourself trust.

That is the heart of Woolmancy.

Stay tuned for the Kickstarter link tomorrow to pre-order a copy.

And, by the way, the first backer at a physical level will score the original artwork for the Woolmancy book plates!

2 Days Left!! – Don’t know? Look it up!

Day 2 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 #2 – The characters utilize research and libraries in order to solve their problems

 

I love libraries and books (which is why I insist on offering a print copy of my comics), therefore my characters are equally fond of research in order to find answers.

At one point, we get to see one of the rooms of the weavery’s grand library. You can imagine that this was not my most favorite thing to paint! Nonetheless, ’twas important to me that it be included!

 

 

 

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3 Days Left – It’s All About Friendship

Day 3 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 #3 – There’s no romance!

Woolmancy is about a best-friend break up. It’s right there in the tagline of the book. It’s an exploration of trust, loyalty, hurt and forgiveness. And frankly, why does everyone have to get together in the end? Sure, it tidies things up neatly in some circumstances, but I also think it’s really nice when friends just get to be friends!

 

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4 Days Left – Animals are Important!

Day 4 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 #4 – Some animals have human-level communication and cognition

Because of the magical current running under Kanvala, some animals have the ability to live among humans and interact in a way that is understandable to us. No, they don’t speak “human.” That’s just silly!

 

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5 Days Left – Woolmancy: From Murder Mystery to Adventure

Day 5 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 #5 – Woolmancy started life as a murder mystery

Not only did I draw the opening sequence to Woolmancy three separate times within one year, I went through about 8 full drafts of detailed story synopsis before hitting upon the final script. For at least half of those scripts, Woolmancy was a murder mystery. But don’t worry, no one actually died. Mirin went to get the fleece at the beginning of the story to win a bet, and the effects of it drove her a little crazy. But, from the beginning, her pal Satski dragged her out of the crazy.

It’s still a good story, just muddier than the final draft. I must say though, I do miss that kitchen sequence from the second try at the opening. Mirin’s tea set is the coolest tower thing. Still drawing up plans to make one.

 

 

 

 

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!

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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!

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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!

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