We Are Seven is a one-woman art studio currently producing books, comics, and graphic novels. This blog chronicles my progress.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

It has arrived.

Yes, after a long wait, Pleiades has arrived.

I was immediately disappointed to see that it needed another correction.

I was also so displeased with the quality of one of the illustrations, that I intended to remove both of them. My editor disagreed with me on this one, and we debated on it for a while. I acknowledge that I might have a more critical eye than anyone reading it, but said that I'd never be able to rest easy knowing that 'poor quality' image was included. I argued that it didn't look like something that would come from a proper publisher (though in hindsight, I take that back). Finally he said, "don't let perfection be the enemy of good."
He really liked the illustrations, and thought I'd be diminishing the quality of the book by removing them, not improving it.

So I conceded, provided I could put a frame around the image to seperate the illustration's "white" background from the white of the page.

So here's hoping the next "final test" will be the last one, and that it won't take 52 days to get here.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Two New Faces

I've got two newly finished heads to show you, from the BJD webcomic Emmy: Self-Titled.

The two most major characters besides Emmy herself: Dr. Mike Saterlee and Morgan.
Morgan, profile

They've got finished bodies (except for Saterlee's feet...) too. All that remains is to put some paint and clothes on them and finish the set, and I'll have another few pages to put up on the web SOON.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A delay in Pleiades

Well, as those of you following the Facebook or Kickstarter pages already know, Pleiades has been on hold pending the arrival of the final proof in the mail. Yesterday I emailed Lulu (they request you wait up to six weeks before reporting an error) and let the know I hadn't yet received it. This morning I received an email apologizing for the wait and informing me that they were sending out a new copy today.
Finally... I'm really looking forward to being able to send this out! Hopefully it won't take more than another week.
Until then... we wait.

But in the meantime, it's time to continue work on Emmy.

I'm living in my parents' basement temporarily (so long to my lovely little house...), and have my workspace set up again. I want to complain about how hard it is to keep things up to date when I'm moving around like this, but I know the story of Lotte Reiniger, who managed to produce 12 of her revolutionary stop-motion paper puppet films in 11 years while on the run from the Nazis. So I can't whine. It's actually rather inspiring.

Thank you for staying tuned. I promise I'll have a worthy update for you very soon. I'm dying to show you the comic... it's going to be so cool (if I say so myself).