Small Press Expo this weekend was a blast.
It's the best place to discover high-quality work, hunt for amazing books, meet their creators and connect to amazing artists.
We had the change to showcase our work to a lot of diverse and interesting people. We were humbled and inspired by their stories, their passion and their goals.
We thank those who showed interest and passion for our books and took a piece of our story home.
As a husband and wife duo, it was fun and an honor to present Heir of Scars. The epic fantasy novel project by Jacob Falling (my husband's pen name for this project) that started all. American author in search of art for his cover hires Portuguese artist girl!
389.. 390... webcomic episodes later, I am proud to present my first NotFromBrazil.com paperback that covers the first year of our relationship with tips on how to survive a long distance relationship and travel alone without stress. Also... the debut of volume IV of Polly and the Black Ink. This volume speaks so much to me. Only one left to finish the first Arc of Polly and the Black Ink series.
You can find all our books and kindle editions here.
Ode to the departed...
One of my grandmother's name was Anita she taught me to fight to the last breath. The other was Claudina she taught me to reach higher. My American grandma Libby taught me humor... ... and that we should print funny cartoons the size of posters and hang them on the bathroom wall.
Here is one of them as a doll. It's a hobby to help me take a break from work until I start fighting again.
I use scraps, rags and anything I find that I don't want to wast.
You can see more dolls here.
Ode aos que partiram...
Uma das minhas avos chamava-se Anita. Ela ensinou-me a lutar ate ao ultimo folego.
A outra chamava-se Claudina e ensinou-me a alcancar mais longe.
A minha avo americana Libby ensinou-me humor...
... e que devemos imprimir comics em tamanho poster e pendurar na parede da casa de banho.
Aqui esta uma delas em boneca. Um dos meus passatempos para descompressar and fazer uma pausa antes de comecar a lutar outra vez...
Podem ver mais bonecas aqui. Eu
tento usar retalhos e tudo o que eu poder apanhar para nao desperdicar nada.
Happy Lollipop Day!
Aunt Sarah came up with new recipes for the most delicious and brand new Pollypops named after Polly!
Make your Pollypops with this template. Share your work with us.
Polly can't wait to see it!
DIY templates here.
Beyond the Cliff & Courage
This is the first chapter illustration of my next project (epic fantasy novel of little insects with giant courage).
They are fearful and they will finish their quest no matter what.
Working really hard on three projects at the same time.
Finishing formatting Notfrombrazil Volume I to print this next August with new characters and comic pages never published before. If you were part of our story in the first years of our relationship you will be a character in this book. Others will show in the next volumes.
Final edits on Polly and the Black Ink Volume IV and starting to illustrate the chapters of my next novel.
You will be able to get these books on amazon or grab them from me personalized signed copies with secret gifts.
Polly Mason Cross Stitch Art! What a delight!
Cross stitch is a very delicate work of great detail and perfection when creating an image stitch by stitch in aida canvas.
Carmen Simões owner of Retrosaria Pontos Cruzados executed this work with such perfection as she always does with all her commissions growing her business around the world.
I have been following her art for quite a long time and I'm so glad that she surprised me with this amazing gift.
A version of Polly and the Black Ink Cover Art embroidered.
Would you like to embroider your own Polly Mason? Now you can. Find the pattern here and the list of supplies.
I will be adding more poses and soon so don't miss out and stay close. Paws next?
Don't hesitate to share your work with me. It would mean the world to me.
You can send it directly to my email: email@example.com or post on the social media (Facebook and Instagram) and tag me (@vanessabettencourtart).
Polly is excited to see what you can do and so am I. I love all kinds of art and craftsmanship.
I wish to see my characters executed in all sorts of different medium.
Summer might be one of the times that I work the most during the year. Planning and executing all the new projects for next September and keep old projects going.
Here's a W.I.P of what's to come. Redrawing, coloring and adding extra new (never published before) cartoons to NotFromBrazil that will be available as a First Volume next September.
If you were part of our life in the beginning of our story, you will be definitely a character in the first volume or next.
Stay close! Don't miss a thing!
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