Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It's All Tied Together With ART

And we're back to mish-mash blog posting...but it's all artwork related. Well, mostly.

First, notice the page make-over? I was getting a bit tired of the old look. I went with simple this time. Have no idea how long it will last, though....

Second, I attended the NECRONOMICON this past weekend. It's a sci-fi/fantasy/horror/gaming/anime convention. Lots of fun stuff like costume contests, science panels, writing panels, and games. I won a tote bag and gift card to "Think Geek" catalog by playing "rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock." If you're unfamiliar with that game, check out this clip of "The Big Bang Theory." (No, that's not art-related, but this part is...)

My drawing made the cover of the program for the Necro:

I had no idea until a few days before. Since I thought it hadn't been used I made matching t-shirts for my friend and I to wear. They have the same image, but with the black and white reversed. Also, the T's say, "ZOMBEETLE" and "cerebrum devouricus."

(Check out the scrolling thingie to the right and you can find the above t-shirt and other stuff with my artwork for sale on Zazzle. And right now, you can save $5 on any t-shirt by using the code OCTSHIRTSALE.)

Third, I'm still waiting on the decision from a small press that is looking at both my manuscript for Finding Angel and a short story. I'm trying to not get my hopes up too high. I'm trying not to be nervous. Trying. Hm. (Okay, that's not technically artwork, but I will most likely be doing some drawings for this press as well, in the anthology that will hopefully contain my short story. There, now it is art-related.)

Fourth, my latest drawing will soon be out for all to see on the cover of Nor Iron Bars a Cage by Caprice Hokstad. This is the sequel to her book The Duke's Handmaid, on which you'll find my rendering of a key.

Here's the cover to The Duke's Handmaid:

And here's the cover of Nor Iron Bars a Cage. The shackles are my handiwork. (Not a statement I ever thought I'd be making....)

This will be releasing next month, and I will of course let you know immediately :).

And to finish off, since I haven't posted a notebook nugget for a long, long time...I'm including one of my favorite quotes (by one of my favorite authors):

" is no more than an investigation of a miracle we can never explain,

and art is an interpretation of that miracle..."

--Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles


Jeff Chapman said...

Shackles, keys, and zombeetles. Hmmmm. Does your pastor know about this? : )

Congrats on the art work successes. Did anyone at the conference ask where they could get your t-shirt? Good luck with the proposal and story submission.

Kat Heckenbach said...

LOL, Jeff! Actually, I go to a rather large church, and my pastor doesn't know I exist :P. Hm, maybe better that way, hehe.

A few people at the conference commented on the shirt, but no one asked where I got it, and only one person seemed to connect the shirt with the program. Which pretty much shows how much people pay attention to program covers. They fold them open to the schedule and never even see the outside. Oh, well. Maybe next year I'll land the official t-shirt design for the con.

Thanks for the well-wishes.

Diane M Graham said...

Excellent artwork, Kat. As you know, I am a fan. Waiting with you. =)

Lum said...

LOL @ Zombeetle. It makes me shudder from here! So...that means great work. ;) Also love the latin name for it...