This page features outsize dimensions. A viewing space for smoothly viewing the entire image has been made available here, a gracious gesture courtesy NofNA reader Andrey Gribkov. This space features the ability to drag the image around on the screen as well as zooming in and out with the mouse’s scroll wheel.
Due to its distance from the Nature of Nature’s Art world, the story Pika has been relocated to its own subdomain, located at the following address:
MoCCA, now a subsidiary of the Society of Illustrators, will be holding its annual festival at the 69th Regiment Armory (68 Lexington Ave, in between 25th and 26th streets) on April 6th and 7th, 11AM until 6PM. I will be attending on both days, situated at table #153 and a half, down isle E.
More information can be found on the MoCCAFest website, at http://www.societyillustrators.org/Mocca_Event.aspx?id=8605.
The second edition of 10%+ has been completed and is now released for sale. Please visit the NofNA bookstore for more information.
The current NofNA story, Solar System, will not update as I work on compiling the new edition of 10%+. Updates will resume when the books have been completed and sent to the printer.
Recompiling the books will take an unknown amount of time, but there is not much to be changed. The books will be condensed into 3 volumes from the old 6-volume format and will feature new covers. Thanks to modern printing technology, the RGB colors as shown through a computer monitor will be reproduced more accurately in print.
See you soon.
The 10%+ Addendum, a print-exclusive sequel to the main story arc 10%+, has been re-mastered into a new format, now with RGB coloring that more closely matches the way I originally drew it.
The Tortoise and the Hare is a new, compact tale from Nature of Nature’s Art. Drawn with traditional media, this is a retelling of the original fable by Aesop, in which the Tortoise and the Hare agree to a race. The tortoise proves to remain the victor, although, as with other NofNA stories, not in the way you might expect.
As with other on-demand titles, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
My father died on Saturday. He had terminal brain cancer and fought the psychological reality of that for about 3 years. I was with him for a large portion of the final year, and I was able to witness his last breath. He did not die easily. His disintegration was a disturbing and confusing phenomenon, because it was difficult to tell which sections of time were occupied by “Dad”. But I’m glad that it’s over, for him and for me.
He was buried on Monday.
I’m not sure what is going to happen next, but after I settle all of his affairs, NofNA updates will attempt to resume to a normal schedule.
I’ve returned from the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival for 2012. Every year I have a lot of fun. Many people stopped by my portion of the festival to have a glance at the books on display and to chat a little bit. Toby, Amina, Michael (who I later remembered bought a book from me at a festival prior), even Suzanne–Flash–from SR (I missed Jen though!).
The experience made me want to create more content for the festival next year. As a result, I don’t think I’ll be updating NofNA as much as before. I plan to update only once or twice a week and use the rest of the time to finish old projects that should have been finished long ago, including the reissuing of the 10%+ books.
My father, who is terminally ill, is also requiring more and more care as he nears the end of his life. I feel that this schedule will further benefit him as well.
Until next update, thank you for reading.
Barring any more medical emergencies, NofNA will be at MoCCA fest again this year. I hope to see you there. Simply look for the banner to the left.
MoCCA Festival is held at the 69th Regiment Armory, which is located in between 26th street and 25th street, on Lexington Avenue. Hours of operation this year are:
Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29. Both 11am-6pm. That’s one weekend from this weekend.
I will have copies of 10%+ and Secretary‘ to display, with the books Untitled and Wild Style for sale. I will also be doing free sketches, so you should drop by and ask for something.
Secretary Prime, the second edition, has been released. This is a budget release that should be easier to afford. It’s the regular edition of Secretary Prime that was originally canceled a year ago. The quality isn’t as luscious as the special edition, but it’s still very nice, with something even the special edition didn’t have: laminated covers.
Printing is being handled by the independent comics printer Ka-Blam. This means that orders won’t be filled by me directly, so I can’t send out postcard sketches. Shipping also can’t be free this time, but the full set shouldn’t cost more than $75 if you live in the contiguous 48 states of the US.
As each book is printed to order, please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.
The re-issuing of 10%+ should be next. However, due to the medical state of an immediate family member, this work may be delayed.