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  • Listening to: Disturbed
  • Reading: Sailor Moon S art book #2
  • Watching: Sailor Moon SuperS
  • Playing: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • Eating: Strawberry Yan Yan
  • Drinking: McDonald's Chocolate Chip Frappe
Weather migraines have me fighting through writer's block lately. Usually when I am in a slump, I like to take a step back and go over my art books for inspiration.

I have art books in many different styles, ranging from manga to live action models, but lately, I've been going over my Sailor Moon art books. I'm amazed at how Toei Animation was able to at a sort of three dimensional shading to their characters with only two or three different colors per body part. A few soft, geometric shapes and you have an otherwise flat image looking alive. It's amazing how this works.

So I've been indulging my inner eleven year old lately by trying to draw the things I wanted to see back then. You see, I started watching Sailor Moon when I was eight, reading season summaries and spoilers online at nine, photoshopping and playing with website coding at ten, and at eleven, I started making up tiny fanfic ideas, but I just never really drew them the way I wanted the to look until recently. 

So that's why you're suddenly seeing a spike in my Sailor Moon artwork. I've been inspired by Marco Albiero to try different shading ideas as of late. Some of them are also popping up on my Facebook Group for Sailor Moon.
  • Listening to: Disturbed
  • Reading: The Hand Behind the Mouse
  • Watching: Holiday Inn
  • Playing: Sailor Moon R on SNES
  • Eating: Cookies N' Cream Pocky
  • Drinking: Coffee
As I type this... I'm preparing to move AGAIN. I think I've fainted. It's a long story, but suffice to say that the last few months really ate into my writing and my artwork big time. I'm just NOW working on Ki-Chan's 3rd book and my websites need my attention too. 

BUT! 2017 wasn't without merit. Ki-Chan's 2nd book just came out in October, and I'm starting to receive feedback on it. And so far.. it's actually more positive than the first book! Love I was so worried, YAY!!

Since the second book deals with Ti-Chan suffering through sexual harassment from the new demon (yes folks, this DOES happen girl on guy too) I was really worried about how people would take the story, since it dropped the same week that the whole Harvey Weinstein thing blew up. I did not want this to look like I was jumping on any bandwagons, as a bulk of the story was originally written when I was a child. But it seems that it's being accepted well, and it's encouraging readers to speak up about their own experiences with harassment. But the main things that I'm getting praise for are the added action segments and the more human interactions of the characters, so I feel more confident going into Book #3, which will focus more on Ki-Chan's friends.

Now Amazon has the prices on the color books jacked up for some reason. It was NOT my call, but fortunately, we have a solution. I have released budget friendly Black and White versions at $8 and $10 each:

On Amazon:
Book #1: amzn.to/2fpDEc9
Book #2: amzn.to/2lfj5SO

Barnes and Noble:
Book #1: bit.ly/2ChfU4X
Book #2: bit.ly/2q13QiC

You can order them in person at your local Barnes and Noble store, or you can grab them on Amazon and get the Kindle copies for FREE after purchase. Whichever way you choose, be sure to leave me a review and send me your feedback. I want to know how I'm doing and what you like in my books.
  • Listening to: Disturbed
  • Reading: The Hand Behind The Mouse
  • Watching: WWE Great Balls of Fire
  • Playing: Project DiVA Colorful Tone
  • Eating: Cookies N' Cream Pocky
  • Drinking: Pepsi
So it's been a minute since I've posted anything here, right? My bad! Sweating a little... 

So the last few months, I have been really busy. For starters, I launched my own publishing company: Koriander Publishing! I'm expanding my publishing reach on Amazon, so if you know of anybody who is looking to (cheaply) get a story published, send me an email.

What books have I published you ask? Well why not check them out here, I categorized them by who wrote what.

That reminds me.... Ki-Chan: Demon Hunter is now on Barnes and Noble not just online, but the ACTUAL STORES carry it now too!! Be sure to ask for your copy today!

Speaking of Ki-Chan, I've got some more news over here that I've been wanting to share with you all. :D (Big Grin) As I type this, I'm working on the last chapter for Book #2 and if you haven't yet, please check out the prints in my gallery, they will be in the book!

Years ago, before I got married (when I was Koriander Ake) a ton of people knew me for my wrestling artwork. You can see some newer wrestling stuff here and as I type that, I'm watching the WWE PPV. Check out my "Current Projects" section for all the new stuff I've been working on!

Thanks for checking out my journal today. Keep checking back!
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  • Eating: Strawberry Pocky
  • Drinking: Ecto Cooler
Greetings Deviants!
  So as of November 3rd, Ki-Chan is now available in four different formats. I'm still working on making this a graphic novel, but for now, the first story exists as a light novel.

Check out my trailer: t.co/10r1OKfsDR

You can grab Ki-Chan: Demon Hunter Book #1 on Amazon:
Full Color Paperback: amzn.to/2fpy1ei
Black and White Paperback: amzn.to/2fpDEc9
Color Kindle: amzn.to/2dXxgYu
Black and White Kindle: amzn.to/2f7KdMP

Synopsis:
Kiana Chan (Ki-Chan) is an American born orphan, living in Japan, who has a supernatural energy and a dark past. After watching her parents being murdered by demons, this yellow-capped kid suffers from PTSD, aggravating her budding powers.

But after she comes across a rag-tag group of college kids who also have super powers, Ki-Chan finds herself in the fight of her life.

Alien Gods? Demons? Sprinkle on top first love, college entrance exams and a heavy speech impediment, and you have the recipe for chaos!

Join Ki-Chan and her gang for an action packed
adventure through Chichibu!

Oh yeah, off topic, I also have a wrestling book: amzn.to/2fk7fih