Friday, March 3, 2017

Fun Things in the Works!



Hello Friends,
I hope your 2017 is off to a good start!  After such a busy season of travel in the fall I’ve been happy to have a season of rest.  

 
Coming Soon:
-Penguin & Peep – Little Moments Kickstarter

 Now, I’m gearing up to run a Kickstarter to have Penguin & Peep’s comics printed in a book!  The book will have all the comics that are up on www.PenguinPeep.com now, plus more that I’m saving as a special surprise! 



I’ve set up a separate e-mail list for those who’d like to be notified when the campaign starts and when the book is available to purchase afterwards:  http://eepurl.com/cEEfU5
It would mean so much to me if you’re able to check out the campaign and share it with anyone you think would be interested, once it starts!

The comic collection will feature little moments from Penguin & Peep’s lives, so in honor of their Little Moments, let me share with you one of mine:

A Funny Moment…
Over the holidays I received the longest box I’ve ever been shipped from amazon.

I was mystified when it arrived knowing that I hadn’t ordered anything so large… and so light weight.

I looked inside… only to find one little kids book I’d ordered, no padding! 

The book arrived safely, but that’s got to be the most ridiculous packing job I’ve seen!  LOL It really got my imagination going over how this box might have been packed… I wonder!

News:





Easter Lilly
The latest children’s book I illustrated, “Easter Lilly” is now available from the publisher!  Written by the same author (Frank Ellis) as Christmas Eve: https://anekopress.com/product/easter-lilly/



Crazy Cat Lady
Meko Card Games who published the Farm Game featuring my illustrations will soon release another game I had the pleasure of working on- The Crazy Cat Lady Game!
 


Upcoming Events:
San Diego Comic-Con July 2017! 

Thanks for reading!
-Monica

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Happy Holidays!



Greetings friends!

Thanks for subscribing to my updates!  This fall I’ve had a busy season of teaching, learning, traveling, and creating.


Penguin & Peep have been enjoying the sites with me in Munich to visit a dear friend, Rome for a conference, and even Burbank, CA for the CTN animation expo!

I’m excited to announce that my site has been revamped and is now mobile friendly!  I’ve even loaded up my online shop with great items for gifting, and am offering a special discount code just for you!  Use the Code: HOLIDAY at checkout for 25% off until Dec. 31st
In other news...
Meko Card Games has recently published The Farm Game which features hand-drawn characters I enjoyed coloring a more traditional way using copic markers.  It’s available for purchase here:

What next?
Penguin & Peep’s little comic moments will resume in December, and I will be working towards self-publishing a compilation of their stories next year.  Visit: www.penguinpeep.com

San Diego Comic-Con here I come!  I am so over-the-moon excited to announce that I’ve been accepted into the Small Press area at SDCC 2017, so if you're going I hope to see you there!

To all who met me at CTN-X it was a pleasure!

Blessings on you all this holiday season,

-Monica

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Exciting News!

Hello Everyone!

I’m excited to announce my design for the Star Trek 50th Anniversary T-Shirt Design Contest through welovefine.com has won the Red Shirt Runner up award!

http://www.welovefine.com/feature/star-trek-50th-anniversary-contest-winners-463.html
Thank you all for supporting me, for sharing, voting, and commenting on the design!  I am absolutely blown away!  This is the first design contest I’ve ever won a prize for and this is my first design for sale printed on t-shirts!  You can even get it in three different colors.

Men’s Sizes:
Women’s Sizes:

 
In other news...
Penguin & Peep are having some sweet little moments in a new comic!
www.penguinpeep.com
If you want to read the comic in your inbox, you can subscribe here:
Updates will be weekly, most likely on Thursdays.



Upcoming Events:
Eau Claire Artist’s Drawing Night June 16th

Kansas City Comic Con 2016 August 12th & 14th



Soon to be Released: Colombian Adventures
This Children’s Book I illustrated will be released on June 15th.  I just received a special copy ahead of time today!
 
 
Thank you all for sharing in my artistic journey!

-Monica