Here is the cover art for Ignition Zero Volume 3, if you didn’t already see it on Patreon!

I got the proof copy of the book earlier this week and it looks GORGEOUS! I will be having a Kickstarter to fund printing Vol. 3, and to reprint Vol. 1 & 2, in December. Keep an eye out! I’ll be posting tons of reminders for it here.

If you need to save up, Volume 3 will probably be $30 + shipping. Getting all three books will have some sort of discount to it, so probably around $70-75 + shipping (all three books separately would be $90). Everything is ready to go, so hopefully I’ll be shipping them out in early February if the campaign succeeds!

Now every single crack every penny that I pass,
Says I should either leave or pick it up
But with every single buck I’ve made
I’m saddled with bad luck that came

The moment I was baptized
Or when I found out one day I’m gonna die
If only I could find my people or my place in life
And when they came a'carolin’
So loud, so bright, the theremin
Will lead us to a chorus
Where we’ll all rejoice and sing a song that goes:

Oh, be calm!
Be calm!
I know you feel like you are breaking down!
I know that it gets so hard sometimes.
Be calm!
Take it from me, I’ve been there a thousand times.
You hate your pulse because it thinks you’re still alive!
And everything’s wrong!
It just gets so hard sometimes.
Be calm!

from “Be Calm” by fun.

The colorful squiggles were provided by my two year old son.

What new YA books release this week?

What October YA books release this week? We have a list of this week’s new YA books! For more lists of weekly releases and all things YA lit, visit our website, follow us here and on Twitter, and subscribe to our weekly newsletter!


Hold by Rachel Davidson Leigh
Publisher: Duet Books
Release date: October 20th
When, in a moment of frustration, Luke hurls his backpack against the wall, something life-changing happens: the backpack never lands. Luke Aday has just discovered that he can stop time.

Apologies to Rachel Davidson Leigh for missing Hold in last week’s round-up!

Branded (Inked #2) by Eric Smith
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Release date: October 25th
No longer a sheltered farmboy, Caenum is caught in the crossfire of the rebellion he ignited. As the final battle with the Citadel approaches, he must choose his own destiny one last time…

A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release date: October 25th
While visiting Kuramagi, a historic village preserved to reflect the nineteenth-century Edo period, Reiko finds herself slipping back in time into the life of Miyu, a young woman bent on revenge.

Glitter by Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: Random House
Release date: October 25th
Outside the palace of Versailles, it’s modern day. Inside, it’s the eighteenth century. The palace has every indulgence, but for one pretty young thing, it’s about to become a very beautiful prison.

How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You by Tara Eglington
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Release date: October 25th
Sixteen-year-old Aurora Skye is dedicated to helping others navigate the minefield that is teenage dating. Aurora lives and breathes Self-Help. As Aurora discovers, however, Self-Help is far from simple.

If I Fix You by Abigail Johnson
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: October 25th
When sixteen-year-old Jill Whitaker’s mom walks out—with a sticky note as a goodbye—only Jill knows the real reason she’s gone. But how can she tell her father? Jill can hardly believe the truth herself.

Illusion (The Heirs of Watson Island #3) by Martina Boone
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: October 25th
Caged by secrets all around her and haunted by mistakes that have estranged her from Eight Beaufort, Barrie Watson is desperate to break the curse that puts her family in danger.

Midnight Hour (Shadow Falls: After Dark #4) by C.C. Hunter
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: October 25th
Being a dyslexic witch is a curse in itself, but just as Miranda Kane’s finally mastered her powers and is preparing to graduate with her friends, a near-death experience threatens to ruin it all.

Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: October 25th
Kara has the perfect life. She gets perfect grades. She never messes up. Until now. Because perfection is an illusion, and Kara has been struggling to maintain it for as long as she can remember.

The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: October 25th
When Nico Walker’s older sister mysteriously disappears, her parents, family, and friends are devastated. But Nico can never admit what she herself feels: relief at finally being free of Sarah’s cruelty.


Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Release date: October 26th
Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of the station captain’s pampered daughter Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.


Hey all! During the two months, I freelanced some 2D Animation with the awesome french studio, Studio La Cachette. The thing that kept me sort of busy during my off times is now publicly online (and now I can bring it up!). It’s for the worlds 2016 event for the League of Legends tournament! It was my first time animating in a sort of Sakuga style of animation since I’m more used to a generic style of hand drawn animation. I had to look up the animation styles of Takeshi Koike and You Yoshinari (since that was the style they were aiming for), so it was a wonderful learning experience for me.

I wanna thank Ulysse for the great opportunity, and the wonderful team (Which was a blast to work with by the way). It was a lot of fun, and I’d love to work with these guys again!

Here be some of my roughs!


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