Lookee, Blog, it’s the first in our series of posts featuring friends of mine who’ve discovered cool ways to express themselves creatively. We’re calling it “Artist of [Undetermined Timeframe]” (A.U.T.) because I’m not willing to commit to of the week or of the month or any other set thing. Flexibility is key, don’t you think, Blog?
And how inspiring this is going to be? Yay!
A.U.T. #1 is my pal and collaborator, CC Rogers. CC introduced herself to me two years ago, when she sent me an email expressing her fandom of my romance books, including a piece of fan art. It was based on a short story of mine and wow, blog--I couldn’t believe how well it captured what had theretofore been only in my own head!
We became fast friends and together got to try what you know was a personal aspiration of mine: the creation of comics. We started with this two page excerpt illustrating a scene from my short story “As Commonplace as Rain”:
Bloodchained vampire romance series of books. Even though it’s offered free online, it amazes me how many people have bought the print version. Well, not really...the thing is awesome-looking.
CC’s current project is a full-length graphic novel work called Rune. She’s making amazing progress on it, too. Below is a favorite panel of mine, and you can peruse all the completed pages HERE.
And let’s not fail to mention she’s writing Rune herself! Wow.
Seeing as I haven’t got the skill to do a graphic novel myself, Blog, I’m definitely living vicariously through CC. I hope we can collaborate again some day, but in the meantime, we have a blast supporting each other’s creative lives.
Which, as you well know, Blog, is what our Artist of [Undetermined Timeframe] is all about!