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

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Love Song

In case you missed it, the studio's new comic, Love Song, is now available to read online.

Love Song is beautifully rendered through the use of shadow puppets. Each frame is full of light and texture.

Love Song, Page 4

The hand-cut sets capture the allure of St. Augustine, Florida, a city rich in history and bygone charm.

Love Song, Page 1

The story itself centers around Dahlia and Carmine, two strangers who share a centuries-old love.

Love Song, page 5

Interested in seeing more? Click over to Love Song at Comic Fury to see the story. The comic is ad-free and always free to access. Its creation is supported via Patreon.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Updates from The American Spinster

Have you been keeping up with our sister blog, The American Spinster? In addition to two new comics, this new website has started putting out Spinster How-To guides and Spinsterly Reads.

 Spinster How-To

The Spinster How-To section provides helpful advice on tackling the daily struggles of "adulting" on one's own.

Want to rent an apartment without looking like a n00b? The American Spinster has you covered. Check out this new guide series every Monday.

The American Spinster Book Reviews

Spinsterly Reads, posted every Friday, offer some weekend reading that pertains the the spinster lifestyle.

 The reviews here cover the selected book's basic synopsis, and delve into why it's of interest to the single, childfree woman.

The American Spinster: Comics

 And like I mentioned, there are two new comics. If you've ever caught yourself thinking, "The internet really needs more handcrafted paper doll comics addressing the unmarried adult demographic," this comic was made for you.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

We're on Patreon!

Behold the beautiful Patreon site: Lilli Blackmore on Patreon

If you're unfamiliar, Patreon is a crowd-funding website that works on a recurring donation basis. Rather than donating a lump sum to a particular project, patrons fund artists with small monthly donations. In return, they receive rewards from the artist.

The shadow-puppet comic, Love Song
My Patreon supports The American Spinster comics and my darling Love Song. In the future, Emmy: Self-Titled will be funded this way, as well as all future books and comics.

Why is this so wonderful? Because for a single dollar per month, you can help artists create the things you love. Musician and writer Amanda Palmer receives about 33.5k from almost 7,000 patrons for each thing she produces (be it a song, album, or book), and keeps whatever funds are left over (after the cost of actually producing whatever it is) as profit. And for the low price of $36 per year, I get access to all of her art. It's a sweet deal for all involved.

So what does this mean for you? If you choose to support me on Patreon ($1, remember), you'll get more frequent updates of Love Song, The American Spinster, and all future projects. Browse around this amazing platform and see all it has to offer. I think you'll be impressed.

Monday, February 1, 2016

The American Spinster Website

Yes, it does exist. Again. TheAmericanSpinster.com.

The American Spinster Comic
This site includes the American Spinster comics, as well as the blog, including two new post series called Spinster How-To and Spinsterly Reads.

The blog is updated every Monday and Friday, and new comics are posted every-other Wednesday.

This new-and-improved site is built using Wordpress, because I finally decided that coding everything myself wasn't making me look impressive, but it was costing me way too much time and hindering the site's success.

So I now present you with The American Spinster. Enjoy.