I was going to write a spring time post to give everyone an update on conventions and whatnot but then… Well, I’d like to say it was the global pandemic’s fault, but it really wasn’t that. I just got caught up with other things and forgot that I actually hadn’t posted anything.
I will say that the whole thing with Covid-19 freaked me out at first, but then my coping mechanisms kicked in. What are my coping mechanisms you might ask? Well apparently part of it includes doing a live action readthrough/edit of one of my dad’s manuscripts. If you are interested in listen to me claw my way through reading and stumbling over simple words you can find me on Twitch and my username is Beth At Twitch (all one word and all lowercase), just look for the purple dragon.
Another part is focussing on finishing both Tedieval and A Grotto of Poppies webcomics, both of them are on a monthly schedule and I will be taking a brief hiatus beginning in June/July while I work on scripts for the next stories. Finally, in order to maintain a sense of accomplishment, once a week I’m going to do a sketch and a short story (which could be anything from microfiction to a true short story).
One final thing before I wrap things up, please be aware that my store page is currently broken. If you are interested in purchasing anything from me, please feel free to email me and we can make arrangements from there. Sorry for the inconvenience everyone! If you are interested in giving a one time donation, please feel free to head over to my Kofi page where you can buy me a kofi (it’s basically a tip jar).
As we head into February, it’s long past due that I update this website! I don’t really do New Year’s Resolutions but I do set goals, my goal for this year is to do more regular updates on all of the sites.
I’m working on a bunch of editing projects at the moment, so I will be giving more updates on the process, but I’m going to start posting more interesting things like Character Sketches, facts and tidbits about the worlds that I am exploring.
So basically I’ll be attempting to make sure everything is updated at the very least once a month but we’ll see how it goes.
As we are wrapping up Fall and heading into winter soon, it’s time for another update.
I’ve been bouncing back and forth a lot this year as I am still trying to get used to shifting between writing, editing and comic creating. It’s been a slow go, but I now have a plan on what I am working on.
These are the easy area because I have been self-publishing them for so long. However, I have been missing a lot of opportunities here. I have just finished up the comic pages for this year’s webpages. In November I will be working on the pages for the first part of 2019 and then settling into some script writing as well as adapting some scripts from novels. Then in December (which I have affectionately nicknamed Digital December) I will be formatting my comics for some new digital and print markets! I’ll let you all know about this as I finish them.
I’m currently working on an outline for The Sword of Justice as part of structurally editing the manuscript. As of this writing, I am currently a quarter of the way through. Once I’m done outlining I will be sending it off to my editor and then it’s going to go on the backburner for a couple of months while I work on scripts and editing other pieces. In my pie in the sky hopes, I would like to be able to release an anthology of short stories. Although, realistically, it likely won’t be ready until Spring of 2020.
So that’s pretty much what I’ve been working on and what I will be working on until the end of the year. I hope to be able to give you another update soon as I head into winter, talk to you soon!
Can you believe that it’s already summer? I’ve completely lost track of time again. Funny how that happens sometimes. Anyway, I have a few things to check in with, so let me go down the list:
On June 19th my newest webcomic, Tedieval.com will go live! Join Theodoro on his wild all-ages adventures.
For adult audiences, visit A Grotto of Poppies for the next update in the webcomic detective thriller. It updates on the 20th of the month.
On the Writing Front…
I just got the edits back from my editor and will be reworking the novel The Sword of Justice. There will be a lot of work ahead of me but I’ll keep you all updated on that. For more details and writing bits and bobs, visit The JP Wagner website and read about my progress.
Where I’ll Be:
The next event I’ll be at will be When Words Collide in August. It’s not just a conference for writers, it also celebrates readers and there will be lots of books and authors there. So if you are in Calgary on August 9th to 11th, come on out!
Hi all! So it looks like what was supposed to be a monthly check-in has turned into a quarterly check-in. I’m going to work on trying to improve that but giving a monthly update on what I’m doing.
Comics and Artwork
So I’ve been working on updating websites and getting a couple of sites ready to launch (one having launched on May 1st and the other one set to go live in June)
On May 4th I was a part of Free Comic Book Day at my local comic store, Taz Comics. It was busy as always and I was selling fan art, comics, and doing commissions. The best part was seeing the amount of young readers who came out to discover comics! Because that’s what Free Comic Book Day is all about.
On May 18th I will be walking around VANCAF saying hi to people and promoting my webcomics. If you are in or around the GVRD, I highly recommend stopping by the Yaletown Roundhouse Theatre to check it out. Admission is free!
Then on June 1st I will have a table in Calgary at the Panel One Festival. This festival is reported to be like VANCAF, I can’t wait to see what it’s like and to get a chance to meet other comic creators from the Calgary area.
So this is my update for now. I have a lot of different things going on in different parts of the Studio, so stay tuned for future updates!
That’s right! Tomorrow is the Pancake and Booze Art show! I’m exhibiting a couple of my sketches and will be selling postcard and tiny artcards, so if you like booze, pancakes and art then come on down to the Fortune Club in Vancouver, BC!
So I’m a bit late with my blog post about what I’m going to do this month so instead I’ll let you know what I’m currently working on.
This month I am working on two new webcomics which I will be launching in the next few months. I’ll give you more details as I get closer to the launches.
There’s another thing that I am doing but I can’t talk about it at the moment (Don’t worry, once I have been given the all clear, you will all know about it because I won’t shut up about it)
At the end of the month I have an art show that I will be showing at and me being me, I want to have new work to show at it so I will be creating three new pieces to show. What? Of course I’ve already started work on them! If you are in the Vancouver area you can check it out:
It’s time to dust off this old blog and get the cogs moving. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking over the past few years. Mostly, I’ve been trying to figure out what direction to go in. You see, this blog started off as a personal blog that spun out of my Livejournal back when that was a thing. As I progressed, it turned into more of an art blog with the occasional comic, but my main art blog was actually my free account at bethwagner.wordpress.com and this one just sort of died off. I now have several websites that I update on various schedules and I have decided that this website will be my central news site. I’m going to try to start out with Monthly updates here to give you an idea of the various projects that I am working on. Once I get going, I would like this to be my weekly general news site with links to my other websites and projects. Having that, stay tuned for my next update involving all of the projects that I am working on at the moment.