Strange Adventures in a Deviant Universe

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Coming soon… Strange Adventures in a Deviant Universe – WPAD Science Fiction.

From the creative minds of the members of WPaD (Writers, Poets, and Deviants) comes

Strange Adventures From A Deviant Universe

With stories from Michale Haberfelner, Marla Todd, Lea Anne Cutler, Mandy White, Diana Garcia, James Cooley, David X. Hunter, Jason Kemp, Debra Lamb, Samantha Nocera, James Turley, Chris Benedict, AND Skeet Beecham.

Cover by Jason Kemp

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Coming soon. Stand by for lift off (and cats.)

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Proof of Life on Mars!

Patterns at Rest

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This morning I found a stash of old pen and ink drawings. Not 1880’s this time, but 1980’s. From artist Marla Todd.

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

Take this with your (on a shirt, a phone cover, a pillow, a scarf and more…. go to http://www.redbubble.com/people/marlatoddkings/works/14705619-marla-patterns

Bela: The Art of Jason Kemp

I’m proud to share this wonderful portrait of Bela Lugosi as Dracula by Jason Kemp.

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Jason, who also goes by J. Harrison Kemp, works and lives in Toronto, Ontario.  Among his many works, Jason also illustrated the cover art for the WPaD anthology Goin’ Extinct – Tales from the Edge of Oblivion.

Available in paperback and electronic ebook versions on Amazon, Good Reads, Barnes and Noble and other fine online booksellers.

Available in paperback and electronic ebook versions on Amazon, Good Reads, Barnes and Noble and other fine online booksellers.

My favorite Bela Lugosi film is not Dracula but The Body Snatcher with Boris Karloff.

Of course my favorite drawing by Jason Kemp is all of his drawings. I hope to feature more of his work in the future. Jason’s writing can be found in all of the WPaD anthologies.

 

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

Always check the cat…

When you’re at a loss for words…check the cat. Always check the cat.

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Artwork 2013 Juliette Kings aka Vampire Maman

Illustrating One’s Self – Vampire Maman Logo Sketches Round One

Last night my daughter said “Why don’t you make some Vampire Maman logos, you know like bands do.”

Good idea. What have I gotten myself into.

Fast Designs. Rule ONE – don’t spend too much time on anything or over think it. NEVER OVER THINK ANYTHING CREATIVE.

I made one quick sketch and outlined it with a fine point Sharpie. The Sharpie tip with thicker than I would have wanted and it wasn’t even the sketch I wanted but it was a start. The kids are too young and there are other assorted problems. Since I have NO attention span for anything that takes more than 10 minutes (make that 5 minutes) – I quickly scanned the drawing and took it into PhotoShop where I colored and tweeked it a bit into several different versions – a work in progress. I know how to use Illustrator but I don’t find it fun so I’m going to keep drawing by hand.

I tried a few fonts. This is far from done and not well thought out but like I said, it is a start. I’m not sure I like the image, but it is growing on me. Not loving the kid faces, but I can fix that and redo it and start over. No problem starting over on something I’ve only spent 3 minutes on (on the pencil sketches, add two minutes for the PhotoShop work etc).

I thought I’d better stop for now until I can get some paper with a decent finish, the right pens and do this up proper. I also should not do my drawings on the kitchen counter where water and other unidentified substances are on the counter and being soaked up by the paper.

 
But this is how I work and how the creative process, or at least my version of the creative process makes things happen.

 
When you are a mom, especially when you are a working mom, you have to make things happen FAST. FAST is the key or nothing will get done. OK not all of that is true – I use the kids as an excuse – it’s really my husband who eats up all my time (HA HA HA just kidding – they all do).

 

So I’ll keep you updated on my Vampire Maman logo ideas. By the way…I love to draw. More than almost anything. I just don’t spend enough time doing it.

The moral of this story…find time, have fun, that’s all.