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Poison Apple Cover by sadwonderland Poison Apple Cover by sadwonderland
I will finally be selling The Poison Apple Book of Stories, in adorable ashcan format, at MangaNext and AnimeUSA. Also on my Etsy!

Don't know what an ashcan is? It's an older term for mini-comic, a DIY indie half-size comic or booklet, much favored by part-time and professional artists as a fun, inexpensive way of sharing stories and media. I prefer them to expensive Lulu-style online book publishing because they're easier to make, cheaper for the buyer and faster to restock. You can read more about their history here: [link]

We made them all the time in SCAD as part of the comic book curriculum, or just for fun and to trade with other students...I still have my final project one that I made my senior year, as well as few others traded to me by others in my class.

I love ashcans, as they're a great way to get exposure for your art, they're fun to make, free of any size or printing restrictions and only limited by your imagination.

I hope you'll enjoy The Poison Apple Book of Stories when it finally comes becomes available on my Etsy!
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:iconvividdreams13:
VividDreams13 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist
I love the traditional meets modern design! I especially like the leg sneaking out the dress ;-)
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anjuxboogiekun2 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011   Writer
When are these going to be on your Etsy?
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:iconsadwonderland:
sadwonderland Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
They've been on my Etsy for awhile now! However they're currently sold out...I'll put up some more for sale this week! :3
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anjuxboogiekun2 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011   Writer
Okay and thanks!
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:iconamurana:
amurana Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
I adore the image! It embodies fairy tales. XD
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:iconkh4l:
kh4l Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Such Beardsley...
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:iconviolet-violence:
Violet-Violence Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Looks interesting.
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:iconlittleblackbird79:
LittleBlackBird79 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student General Artist
It reminds one of Aubrey Beardsley.
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:iconkay-auss-sama:
kay-auss-sama Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
i love those patterns! i wish i could draw patterns... sigh...

how do u publish ashcans?
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:iconsadwonderland:
sadwonderland Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
with a magical PHOTOCOPIER!
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:iconpinkiepie382:
PinkiePie382 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
really awesome !!!! love it dear!
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:iconthedreamingdreamer:
TheDreamingDreamer Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
YESH!!! >.<
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:icondragonflytears:
DragonFlyTears Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
neatooo!
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:iconfreelana:
Freelana Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow. a bit more demented. . .i like it xD
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:iconblackbrumby:
blackbrumby Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Oh I love this style, it kind of reminds me of art deco/nouveau :) Can't wait to buy this!
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:iconyzabel:
Yzabel Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really dig out this design - the flat colors, the way the title is presented, the patterns that make up her dress. It also has a somewhat Aubrey-Beardsley feeling to me (except that it's not in black & white).
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:iconkaytlynes:
KaytlynES Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best book cover ever.
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:iconvioletjadegypsy:
violetjadegypsy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:D totally want this.
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:iconblackkrogoth:
BlackKrogoth Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
MMMMMM NOUVEAU IT IS DELICIOUS
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:iconeerie-innocence:
Eerie-Innocence Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Loveliness as always....
I'll definitely try to get my hands on this ashcan of yours! :heart:
I never knew about such an item until now!
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:iconthederangedsidekick:
thederangedsidekick Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
The lines... the lines!! Gorgeous all around! I mean, the frame alone is just so sexy~
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:iconmommacabbit:
MommaCabbit Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010   Traditional Artist
my head just exploded due to the awesomeness of the texture here.
imma sue you for a gazillion dollars.
also, do
I detect a hint of Beardsley in this style?
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mihoshigurl Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
oo this looks so cool...can't wait to read it...
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blackrrose2 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow i wish i could get it. i love your manga. to bad my librarry cant gt it if it isnt sold online T^T
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:iconnatamon:
natamon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
..Somebody likes Aubrey Beardsley.... ;)
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TheAngelofHavoc Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
OMG! I remember hearing about this a couple of years ago! I'm so glad it's finally coming out. Can't wait to snatch up a copy. Congrats!
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H-Johanna Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the abstractness and the patterns in here. Very nice.
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:iconyekrutslover:
Yekrutslover Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconaleximclachlan:
AlexiMcLachlan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! Glad to finally see this come to fruition! Now if only I were going to AnimeUSA or MangaNext. =(
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lightningbug Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
oh wow! this is wonderful! i lovelovelove all the patterning
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:iconpaisley:
paisley Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
I'll totally be picking up a copy of your ashcan at A*USA. This is gorgeous work.
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nekonezume Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Loving the design work. Can't wait to buy one; I've been waiting for you to release the book and was worried you'd abandoned the project. :)

I'm self-publishing myself, soon, so I'm going to look into the ashcan-style. It would actually probably suit my work better, as it's written in a journal-style format. Thanks for the info, as I was originally planning to use Lulu. :)
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Lulu blows dude, LONG HANDLED STAPLER and a stack of printer paper for the win!

I never abandon projects, I just put em on hold for yeeeaaaaarrrrrs. XD
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:iconnekonezume:
nekonezume Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Where do you get your printing done? At office depots?
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:iconsadwonderland:
sadwonderland Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Staples!
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Neveresque Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Ohhh... Did not know there was a proper name for what most artists I know have been doing. A giant stapler becomes your new best friend.

D: Might have to get an etsy account now
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:iconsadwonderland:
sadwonderland Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
haha, yeah, ashcans or minis have been around as long as there's been copy machines. XD
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NatakuXeden Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll be ordering one from you as soon as I have the monies. Seriously. I really love your work, MAlice! ^_-
Also, when I do get around to ordering it, can I have you and the fish sign it? Haha! ♥ I loved him at AD 2010 And again, thanks for keeping those two boys occupied - their parents sent me a thank you email and mentioned you. They say "...Thank her so much for making our boys happy. They loved the fish! And sorry about all the eaten business cards."
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Haha! Sure, fishy can sign it! he will sign it JUST FOR YOU. just remind me when I send it. Sorry I didn't get back to your note yet, I been so busy and under the weather since AD.

Those kids were so awesome, they made the weekend that much better. And all my bizniz cards are super fine so no worries!
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NatakuXeden Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad to hear it! And don't worry about the note - get to it when you can or whatever (I can't even recall what I wrote haha!) I hope to be able to see you agian someday (preferably soon!) so let me know if you're ever planning any Disney trips! ^_-
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AlmightySponge Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
This looks awesome! I hope I'll be able to purchase a copy at some point~ Your art is beautiful as always, Marty~
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Chitter-Box-Kat Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
I like the looks of it so far! The attention to detail is staggering, as always~
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Owl-ninja-fan-girl Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
looks awesome
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Numbe-Del-Cielo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the cover!! I totaly want one!!!

And now i know what an aschcan is... definitely have to look into that :)
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slight-obstruction Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so cute and beautiful and dark and intricate and wonderfulllll :heart:
I am now interested in this little ashcan.
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RainpathofShadeClan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
This is such a cool design!
YOU PWN.
Now go make some more amazing comics.
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:iconjamethial:
Jamethial Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am totally going to buy it when it's available on your Etsy. It's beautiful! :heart:
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:iconarantitacrazy4ever:
arantitaCrazy4ever Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Very cool :D
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:iconandichan04:
Andichan04 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
wow, this is really cool, I like the design! :heart:
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Vashtastic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010   Digital Artist
freaking sweet! i can't wait!
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