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Sorry for the long radio silence, guys-- this last year has been crazy busy. I'll be posting some new artwork soon, honest!
I'll have a new story out very soon too. It's a SF version of Rapunzel I've co-written with DA stalwart Kat Laurange (aka Capn Flynn. More about that soon!
For the meantime, my publisher Champagne Books is having an extended Black Friday sale-- with the coupon code CYMON13, you can save 50% off all books in the new store until 11/6 at noon. Been meaning to buy my critically acclaimed novella A QUESTION OF TIME?
- My website: www.joannerenaud.com
- Listening to: NPR
- Drinking: COFFEE holy god
How HAS it been going with the cosplaying?
I haven't started the Aurora dress yet though because I want to wait and get a whole historical princess group, so I figured I'd wait until you have the time to do more of the designs. Just so people feel like they have more to choose from I guess. But who knows, I might just make it even without a group. And now I want to make the Elsa dress too. That image you found of the concept art for Elsa and Anna's family was great, I wish they looked more like that in the actual movie but oh well.
Right now I'm making Anna's dress for Katsucon. I really liked it because of the braids and because it sort of vaguely looks like a dirndl(even though I now it's not, it whatever traditional dress they wear in Denmark or Norway, but it has that German feel to it so whatever). I thought Aurora would be my first Disney princess costume, but somehow I wound up doing this instead. I'm still definitely going to make the Aurora dress you designed though, I love it too much not to.
So, as you know, I can't do as many princess designs as I would like because of my day job and freelance work, and most fans don't have the funds to commission a whole piece from me. However, I think I have an idea. What do you think of using Patreon to patronize/crowdfund me into doing a more regular stream of Disney heroines and villains? If a lot of people gave me a few bucks every month, that would really help, and I could better justify taking the time to work on the fanart series.
I'd love to hear what you think!
I think you should try to do crowdfunding on that site. I think you'd get a lot of money if you did. And I think making one on like Gofundme or something is worth a try too. People get funded for things like a trip to go to Arizona from NYC, with 5 cosplayers, to take some photos for a week and basically have a vacation. You're creating art- of beloved characters. People will definitely fund you if you try these sites. I think you should go for it.
An SF themed Rapunzel tale next?? Rapunzel is one of my all-time favorite fairy tales (I've had a Rupunzel project for at least 6 years haha) so can't wait to hear more!
We're looking for a early spring release for the anthology in question, which is called GRIMM FUTURES. Kat and I are planning on doing some artwork for it too!