name that book cover

Me & Kook's First Meeting

Jungkook: Hello, What’s your name?

Me: I'am your Noona show me some respect.

Jungkook: *Doesn’t believe me and is suspicious*

Me: Well would you prefer me to call you Oppa then?

Jungkook: *Jungshook*

Me: Yeah that’s what I thought.

My lovely wife bought me a book on Al Parker, who was a prominent 60’s illustrator for all different types of media (book covers, movie posters, print, magazine illustrations… You name it.)

He did some really striking work.

I’m always trying to do new things when it comes to my art, so I gave a limited palette and super sketchy, straight to inks approach a shot.

It was a good time.

Anthology Opportunities

With the submissions for the Valentine’s anthology now in the polishing stage, it’s time to put out a call for the other anthologies I hope to organize this year.

These anthologies are intended to help fandom authors who want to make the leap to mainstream publishing but aren’t quite sure where to start. You get to start building your ‘author brand’, get to have a Book you can tell people you contributed to, and you can have an actual PAPER book on your shelf as well with your name on the cover.

The first anthology in the series, Stocking Stuffers, is out now on Amazon (and doing okay in sales, but not spectacularly). I’m still figuring out how to market most effectively, but we’re definitely getting better as we go along!

If you want to know what sort of standard of work we are expecting, please get yourself a copy of Stocking Stuffers and have a read. It’s 99 cents on Amazon until New Year.

Below you will find the details of the anthologies I am planning for the coming year, with dates that the first draft will be due. Each one has a link to a Google Form where you can sign up - this is an expression of interest at this stage.

Please read CAREFULLY the information at the top of the form. I strongly suggest that you save this information for your own reference. Other deadlines are included in the forms.

LGBTQ Anthology - first draft due 1 March 2017

Summer Heat Anthology  - first draft due 1 May 2017

Halloween Anthology - first draft due 1 August 2017

Christmas Anthology - first draft due 1 October 2017

Valentine’s 2018 Anthology (take note, those of you who didn’t make this year’s deadline :P) - first draft due 1 December 2017

Form submission closes 1 week before the first draft is due, but please get in early so I have an idea of how many participants I may have!

Please share this post with your favourite fandom authors. You know the ones. The ones who write so well they really SHOULD get paid for it. This is their chance to hopefully ACTUALLY get paid for what they love doing!

we can even touch the stars

Summary: Of fate, names written inside book covers, and the space between fairy tale and reality. A Whisper of the Heart AU.

For the lovely anon who asked me for headcanons for this AU (sorry I went a bit overboard), and for @witchymomo because I love her and hope this helps her spirits lift!

Nico makes the connection for the first time the summer of his senior year, on an afternoon that’s sloppy with the kind of heat that makes breathing a chore.

The name is a simple one. Unassuming. Will Solace, written in the scrawling, fanciful letters of the head librarian. It’s not the kind of name that’s made to be noticed.

Nico notices it anyway.

Keep reading

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Made these book covers for @badwhalenikki ’s fanfic ‘The Cute Flower Shop Girl’. (A voltron au)
Which you should go read it!!! https://archiveofourown.org/works/7891789
Also you should check out her other fanfics: https://archiveofourown.org/users/Badwhalenikki/pseuds/Badwhalenikki
She is an amazing writer and all her works are amazing!!!!

Ten Prompts to Help You Break in Your Journal.

It can be difficult to get over that initial feeling of “this journal is so clean and new I don’t want to write in it”. These prompts are designed to help you break in your new journal so that it feels like a part of you and not a part of the store you bought it from.

1) Use paper and tape to make tabs to mark sections. Ex: class notes, written journal entries, quotes, etc.

2) Glue different ribbons along the sides of some of the pages so that they can be seen when the book is shut.

3) Paint a few two-page spreads with solid colours so that when you find things to Glue into your journal, they will have a nice background ready for them.

4) Write your name, address, and phone number on the inside cover in case the book is lost. Underneath, record the description of the journal you were using before, so that they can be read chronologically.

5) Paint the edges of the notebook, I like to paint them gold.

6) Bend the cover and spine to loosen them, open the book far enough that the covers touch.

7) Cut a few things out of newspaper that represent the day you started the book. This helps put your thoughts and experiences in context. Ex: Your horoscope, newest scientific findings, an article that mentions current government leaders.

8) Add pockets to the front and back of the book. This can be done using envelops, paper bags, or cardstock.

9) Draw a picture of yourself in your favourite outfit, with an expression that matched your general mood. List what you are wearing in the picture and how you are feeling. This helps to provide context for who you were when the journal was created.

10) Make a page to document the stationary you will be using throughout the journal. Include samples of your favourite pens, pencils, paints, and papers.

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My copy of the KanaMari doujin anthology book came in two days ago and the contents inside is amazing, especially Ooshima Tomo’s and Saku Takano’s. The back cover of the book are the names of the artists who contribute to making the book. This doujinshi is perfect for any KanaMari fans out there.

Apparently there’s a new series of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s coming out soon? It’s a comic series called Mikro Chasers and a bunch of the main characters get turned back into kids by the Cyprian Malachai. So basically will this mean we will get to see baby Caleb? I really want to see baby Caleb that would be so adorable

This comic book issue of the Scooby-Doo Archie comics features the gang in their style and age in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo! I’m still trying to find this issue for myself but I can’t wait for the day I get it!

the book
  • Kakashi: Has anyone seen my book?
  • Naruto: What book? Is it a cool book on how to be Hokage? Is it? If so, can I borrow it?
  • Kakashi: You don't even read books Naruto.
  • Naruto: I know! But maybe they'll make it into a movie.
  • Kakashi: *sighs and walks away* HAS ANYONE SEEN MY BOOK? It has my name inside the cover. Sakura?
  • Sakura: Don't look at me. This is my medical book.
  • Kakashi: Sasuke?!
  • Sasuke: ... No.
  • --
  • Boruto: Old man! I know where your book is!
  • Kakashi: Really? Tell me! No, in fact, bring me to it!
  • Boruto: Okay, come with me!
  • --
  • Kakashi: *horrified* SARADA! PUT THAT BOOK DOWN!
  • Sarada: I must say, Kakashi-sama, you have terrible taste in reading material. I can write better fanfiction than this.
  • --
  • Ghost Jiraiya: Wow, rude.
Day 13

Something important to me. 

Day 14 & 15 are delayed because their prompts were impossible to fulfill at the moment. (Book with my name on the cover [might require a visit to the library or book store], and sunshine or icicles since we have neither at the moment.)


Time for Sherlock and Victoria!

My sister stole something from me when I was a child so I stole it back yesterday and now my family has declared world war three because I took a baby book that had my name written in the inside cover. I’m fucking screaming

a true story

teacher: class, do you believe there is only one universe?

*silence*

teacher: you may remember the beloved children’s book series known as the berenstein bears. it seems that thousands of people, myself included, clearly remember them being called the berenstAin bears, with an A. there is no doubt in my mind about this. they were my favorite childhood books, and i can picture the name–berenstAin–on all the covers, clear as day. but every shred of evidence in the world shows that it has always been berenstEin. i, and many others, are now beginning to suspect that this is due to a ripple in the space-time continuum. i, and everyone else who experienced the berenstAin bears, may have actually come from an alternate universe that merged into our own, in which everything was exactly the same except the name of this book series and its authors

student: you’re a dumbass

teacher: what

student: you’re a dumbass. it’s always been berenstEin, with an E. you and everyone else who thinks otherwise just read it the wrong way when you were kids. wake up


as you may have already guessed… that student… was albert ainstain