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I am so SICK of myself sometimes jesus

I was stuck in a rut with work and out of nowhere there’s this Italian artist who came to me to ask if I could be her scriptwriter; I check out her work, it’s quite good

So we chatted, and I thought, I wanna do something with Mongols, and I could make them gay Mongols, but also let’s add a whole bunch of politics and conspiracies because I love that shit, right

So I imagine a first storyline that’s quite simple because I haven’t gotten down to reseach yet, and i try to explain it to her via Skype, and I don’t know if it’s a problem of language or what but she says she understands nothing

I tell her, it's okay, maybe you'll understand better once I've written it down

And now I'm stuck again and I have zero motivation to work on the fucking thing -- I also have zero motivation to work on the rest of the stuff I have to do

Why does everything have to be so hard

I need people who feel excited by the stories I invent for them, that's what motivates me, but if I have to fucking drag their weight around as well I just lose all will to do anything, give me SOMETHING to get fuel in my tank fucking hell, I NEED ENCOURAGEMENT I AM AN ARTISTBABY CHANGE ME MY ARTISTNAPPIES

Where's my Akaashi when I need him I want one get me one

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Answered all the questions in this meme on tumblr, cos why the hell not

1: What did you do in 2015 that you’d never done before?


-Working as an au pair (for three months)
-Negotiating two publishing contracts at the same time.
-Buying dresses online
-Taking care of a plant

2: Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?


Let's see, my resolutions last year were:
-ask for my French nationality -- didn't happen but I did ask for a 10-years immigration permit
-write and create more easily -- well these past months have been quite good in terms of doing my job and not in a too painful way, so yeah, one point for me
-read more books -- that didn't happen. Last year I read about 30 books, this year it was around half that.
-pay my debts -- I only started doing that, but didn't clear my slate entirely (I'm actually far from that)

Futures tricked by the past )
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Le boulot a repris sur Rhapsody tome 3 dont voici une page de rough. C'est la première série qu'on me permettra de finir, et comme toute conclusion, c'est délicat à écrire. Mais j'ai des trucs sympas en réserve pour Cassandra et Adrien; notamment la question du genre d'Adrien, que je vais essayer de traiter de la façon la plus respectueuse possible.
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So I went to see Kingsman: The Secret Service for the third time in two months. Colin Firth kicking arse in a good suit. Greek love and mentor/protégé relationship. Did I mention Colin Firth in a good suit (fuck me but that man is delectable and just keeps getting hotter and hotter as the years go by)? So yeah. I might have a really HUGE thing for spies and spy movies, actually.

Anyway, nothing to do with anything, second volume of my comics series Rhapsody came out in France today, and Kappou drew my favourite character to celebrate:



Cassandra is an ex-child singer who tries to make a comeback on the entertainment scene and regain her past glory. But when she meets and ends up befriending Adrienne, the other main female character, she realises there is more to herself than just "being famous".

I really really love her; she's ambitious and driven and absolutely unapologetic about what she wants in life, but she's also not as shallow and ruthless as she likes to pretend she is. Anyway. She's my baby and I love her. I ship her with Adrienne, and since I'm the author, my ship is canon.
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...llevo en el alma un camino destinado a nunca llegar
[...] volando vengo volando voy
de prisa de prisa
a rumbo perdido


Yet another new project, one that's a bit funny and a bit sad.
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Cover of the second volume of Mytho, due to come out on the 15th of April in France. The focus of the story is on Martial, a little fat kid destined to be Ares the Greek god of War. We've also thrown in a bit of Athena (hiiiiii <3 I love her in this book, she's a magnificent villain) and robot minotaur -- it's awesome.

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And another project with Zimra (same artist as the one who did the cover above) about a little chef called Sauge (which means "sage" in French), it's going to be cute as hell
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Et voici la version finale de la première planche, je trouve que ça a vraiment de la gueule. Le dossier a été envoyé, et maintenant il ne reste plus qu'à croiser les doigts. J'ai besoin d'argent alors croisez-les avec moi!
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F-list, I need you!

I'm looking for an Irish pen-pal for research purposes -- I'm currently writing a novel that's partly set in Ireland, and I would like to exchange e-mails with someone who grew up there to tell me about their experience and what contemporary Ireland is like to them (nothing political or too personal if you're uncomfortable about that, even a general overview would be fine). I've never been to Ireland and I would like to avoid clichés if possible; I'll do my own research of course but I feel that a personal testimony of an Irish person (or at least someone who grew up or spent most of their lives there) would be precious.

If you know an Irish person who would be interested to share, please give them my contact: kama_apsara at yahoo dot fr

If you want to know a little more about me, I'm Maëva, I'm a 29 year-old female comics author who lives in Paris and whose main language is French; I love mythology, food (cooking and eating and reading and writing about food), comic books and action flicks. I have written short stories as well as comic books published in France and now I want to try my hand at an urban fantasy novel.
There is not a lot of retribution I can promise for your help, but you will be thanked in my book, and if you want I can draw you something of your choice (here's a sample of my drawing style: http://chibilou.deviantart.com/ )

Don't hesitate to signal-boost this post, any help is immensely appreciated!
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Final version of Rhapsody volume 2's cover, with a few things changed

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And the title page. IT'S FINALLY DONE! And it's coming out on the 25th of March in France, what a beautiful baby <3
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Les C4 de Rhapsody sont TROP PUTAIN DE SWAG tu peux pas test (celle-ci est la C4 du tome 2)

Pour rappel et juste pour le plaisir des yeux, la C4 du tome 1:



Sérieux je suis très très fière du boulot accompli.
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Sauge ch3 p3-6

God I'm so happy to be creating again. I feel revived, like I haven't been breathing for a very long time.
(up above is four pages of storyboard for yet another new project, this time with my old accomplice Zimra. Together we're INVICIBLE)
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J'aime mon job.
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Back to work. This is coming along nicely.

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First page (in rough) of one of this year's comics projects with my friend Fred helming the drawing part

Interestingly, this page has very little to do with the rest of the book or even the main subject.
Fingers crossed, I really hope this project will get us far!
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Let me tell you how much I fucking love comics

I wanted to work on a children's book project because I thought it would be a quicker way to get money with my writing than working on another comics project because those take an enormous amount of time even to put together you have no idea

I thought, it's still writing, it still involves visual art, and it will allow me to work with another person so it's more or less the same, except quicker

And when I used to think about that project in a children's book form I thought, yeah, that could work, in my head the project is quite okay, it's good, I just have to get down to it and write it

But then recently I started thinking that there are comics for small children too, so I got to visualising what the same project would look like in comic book form and suddenly I was like

HELL YEAH THAT'S AWESOME OH MY GOD I HAVE SO MANY IDEAS AND VISUAL STUFF IN MY HEAD MAN IT CAN TURN OUT TOTALLY RAD AND AMAZING MAN I REALLY WANT TO WORK ON IT NOW

Children's books, sure, I can write them
Or even like, just books without pictures, I've published one before, they're okay

but man

I REALLY FUCKING LOVE COMICS AND THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO DO WITH MY LIFE

Storyboard

May. 21st, 2014 02:15 pm
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Back to Paris, back to business, and I've done a bit of storyboarding for one of my comics series today; I like this page.

Sauge

May. 5th, 2014 10:25 am
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sauge

New project coming up, I'm very very very excited about it :D
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Hey LJ,

I miss you. This place sure looks abandoned, what with the advertisements and the same icon everywhere when I used to change it with each new post and the banner that hasn't been changed since forever either. It needs a bit of brushing-up, true.

Not that it's news or anything, but I'm working a lot. Not very good or fulfulling work, at that. Need the money to eat, et cetera. So I need to regroup a bit, center myself, and this is the place to do it, isn't it? Always been. Tumblr is fun and all, but my true heart belongs to you, LJ (sucks for you, I know, Tumblr gets the mindless fangirling and you get the long whining posts).

Hey, did you know I went to Italy for my holidays? For the first time, too. All on my own, fifteen days. Just came back. Naples, Rome, Florence, Lucca, and Venice. And I saw Pompeii. God, Pompeii is so fucking incredible. And so is Venice. Such gorgeous places, such impossibilities. I still haven't quite come down from that particular high yet I guess, I just hope I won't crash too hard when the inevitable return to earth will come.

Anyway. In an attempt to "center myself", I wanted to post pictures of the wall behind my desk, which basically serves as a mood/inspiration catalyst, and represents quite well my state of mind as well as my aesthetics. Sort of.

Cold night, strange dreams, memory stuck like glue )
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*pterodactyl noises*

Rachel is working on the pages of the first scene from the second volume of Mytho, featuring a new character and my darling beloved Martial whom I love a little too much for his own good (that means I will make him suffer a lot because that is how I show my love as a storywriter apparently)


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Trying my hand at digital inking between bouts of writing and episodes of Teen Wolf. Hmmmm.

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