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I'm in Los Angeles airport right now, after a long business trip to meet with top US toy companies about merchandising and animation opportunities for Toyetica. "SO excited" is NOT even enough of a phrase for it!! I'm STOKED! Many exclamation marks!!! 

I'll have updates on this as soon as they occur!  in the meantime, please check out the brand new, just started Toyetica production blog, which will feature art, videos, tutorials, animation and other neat stuff for you!  I hope you'll enjoy it!
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Two exciting bits of news!  One: I'll be headed west to LA next month to talk with toy companies and some tv/film guys about possibly turning Toyetica into a show! How great is that?!

Other cool thing: At KATSUCON 2016 (this February) we'll be doing a big big BIG Toyetica cosplay group, and taking photos of cosplayers to use as alternate covers for the Toyetica comics!  So if you come dressed as a Toyetica character, you may just end up on the cover of the comic!

Don't worry, the comics will actually be out by then, so you'll be able to read them and decide who you like best XD

That's all for now...and that's a lot of good news! YAY!

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Hey all!

I'll be New York Comic-Con in October (OMG MY BIRTHDAY WEEKEND!), with Action Lab Entertainment at their booth (booth #3044).  We'll have AWESOME Toyetica promotional posters, plus all sorts of stuff from the new Soft Spots US toy line I'm working on, including the first of a tie-in comic series!

Also I'll be dressed as Bunnard from Toyetica.  That's how you'll spot me.  Look for the bunny boy with a stuffed rabbit on his head.

I hope to see you there!!
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A lot of ppl have asked exactly what my new comic series Toyetica is about, so here's a quick summary!

Here's the lowdown: in this world, humans and a tiny race of people 8 inches tall called Toys co-exist. The Toy people used to be captured and abused by humans, kept as pets and playthings for their children. Now, in the modern world, the Toys have a kickass union and an agreement with human toy companies that any doll made for human children MUST be based verbatim on a real Toy person, to ensure employment for them. So Toy people go to school to become more "toyetic," aka more marketable to toy companies. They try to get the best accessories, develop a gimmick, find their demographic niche and compete for a coveted spot on every toy store's shelf.

Trixie Tangle is one such Toy, and has a hard time living up to her sister Traci's success in the 80's as the ultra-hot "Traci Fitness Star" doll. Together with her other less-than-marketable friends at Dollington Academy, she strives to find her place on the shelf, win over the toy company executives and make her mark in the world!

Along the way, Trixie and friends blow up a gazebo, battle giant bees, go to a dance, accidentally devalue the entire Accessories Guild, kidnap a horse, name a rabbit Napkin, fight the Man, start a band, live large and do what toys do best: have fun!

There's also a subplot about Block, a school sport that one of my friends called "Doll Quidditch, but way more fun."  We've almost totally ironed out all the rules to the sport of Block, and I fully intend to get a life-size real match of it going one day for posterity's sake. :) Just need to get one of those human-sized inflatable balls a bunch of lacrosse/jai alai sticks.
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Hey everyone!

Whew! So it's been a long time getting back on DA, but I come bringing LOTS OF NEWS regarding things and stuff!  So hopefully this post will answer all your Qs!

ITEM ONE: Bizenghast!

I'm very pleased to announce that a BIZENGHAST BOX SET is coming out next year!  Featuring awesome art on a decorative display box, the set will be available for purchase with the entire book series included (for those who don't have it)...OR, as an alternative for those who do, you can JUST buy the display box, to put your own books in!  Limited boxes will be sold autographed, so stay tuned! 

I'm also in talks to do a second season of Bizenghast manga, but that is a VERY BIG IF, so don't get too crazy!  It would be fantastic to do the Riddle Road series as actual graphic novels, but we will have to see!

Speaking of which, the Riddle Road ashcan series of Bizenghast is almost finished!  Volumes 8 and 9 are the LAST installments and will be coming out soon!  Check out the series in my Etsy shop:

ITEM TWO: Toyetica!

I have a NEW comic series coming out from Action Lab Entertainment called Toyetica!  It's SO fabulous and I love it muchly. I think you'll love it too!  You can see a few samples of stuff from it in my gallery.  What's especially neat about this series is that we want to release a line of exclusive TOYS along with the series! OMG ACTION FIGURES AND DOLLS, SO EXCITING!!  Please stick around for more news about that!

ITEM THREE: The Elephant Book!

I know it's been a while since the first Elephant Book came out and I haven't had the backing or funds to create a sequel yet. Booooooooo lame.  But the first book will be soon serialized on a new comic-reader app called POP Comics, and a support function will allow people to support the series with Patreon-style funding.  If there's enough backing for the series, I'll be able to start serializing the rest of the series online!  So that's VERY cool and I hope it does well!

ITEM FOUR: The Party Princess Handbook!

Did you know I wrote another book recently?  It's the first and only industry handbook for becoming a party character performer!  Everyone from princesses, to pirates, to fairies, to mascots, to superheroes!  It teaches you absolutely everything you need to know to get started and succeed in the party performing business!  It's already getting rave reviews from the industry, as you can see in my shop:   Why not check it out for yourself?  Use the special deviantart coupon code "SPACEUNICORN" at checkout to receive a whopping 20 percent off! :)


In addition to the millions of other freelance things I do to make a living, I now have a pretty cool part-time job as a toy designer for a large toy brand agency!  Soon you'll see toys that I designed, on shelves at Toys R Us and other stores!  It's so exciting!!  Hopefully I can eventually use this new job to make enough money to fund all my zillions of side projects, and not work a bunch of jobs at once! XD

ITEM SIX: My cats

They're still lazy and fat. No change there.

That's all I can think of for now...I hope you'll stick around for all the incredible things that are going to happen this and next year! I'M SO EXCITED I CAN'T FEEL MY FACE!!!


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Got more poster art and possibly NEW NEWS on the whole comic book creation homefront, which I cannot share yet, but will definitely do so later!

On a related note, are you following my dumb face on facebook?  Every so often I give out stuff to followers, so hit that biz up with a Like to get in on the action!

That's all!

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We have only SEVENTY-TWO HOURS LEFT on the Party Princess Handbook Kickstarter, and we only need 511 DOLLARS!!  THAT'S ALL!!

If you'd like to pitch in, PLEASE DO IT NOW!  You'll get oodles of cool backer rewards, the satisfaction of feeding a Marty for the next 5 months, the production of an awesome book AND THE ELEPHANT BOOK ONLINE WEBCOMIC!  These are all great things to have!!

   And thank you so much!!  We're so close it's unbelievable!!

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The Elephant Book- Volume 2 by sadwonderland

OH MY!!!

So it's been a long time coming, but I wanted to be sure I had everything in place before I discuss the future of The Elephant Book series.  I will say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has purchased copies of the first book...we've almost totally sold out of the entire first print run! Wooo! I'm glad you enjoyed it! XD

Now, you may be wondering why I'm currently doing a Kickstarter for another book, aka the Party Princess Handbook, and NOT for TEB2.  Well, I figured since we already did a KS for TEB 1, it'd be no fair to do another one for volume 2!  Besides, I want to do a completely different thing with the second volume, and that's turn it into a MONTHLY WEB COMIC.

Graphic novels are all well and good, but they take so long to make, and you have to wait such a long time to buy them because of that!  With the current success of the Bloggerghast daily blog, which documents the daily goings-on of the town of Bizenghast, I thought a similar set-up would work well for The Elephant Book.  The chapters would be released on a monthly basis, and every seven or so chapters would then be collected into a graphic novel, so people can read along with the story on a regular basis, and then collect the books if they like.

But how to go about setting this up?  I can't just take a few months off from work to make this happen. I need material to start the webcomic up!  That's where this new kickstarter comes in:

Even though this Kickstarter is for the Party Princess Handbook, if it succeeds, it will ALSO give me time off to start up The Elephant Book online!  The money raised on the kickstarter will free up a good chunk of months for me to stay home and not only research and write the party princess book, BUT also have time left over to do TEB2!  This is a good thing on top of a GREAT thing, and I'm all for it.  Best of all, I'd only have to raise a fraction of the money required to fund a completely new graphic novel!

So how do you help make it happen?  Just back The Party Princess Handbook, that's all!  You'll not only be backing a cool book AND getting backer rewards, but you'll ALSO be backing The Elephant Book online!  Woop woop!

The new Elephant Book webcomic will be patreon-funded, so you can pay to support the comic and get access to patron-only content...or you can read it for free!  And don't think it will be TEB only...although monthly chapters are the main focus, this webcomic site would also be the new home for all-new Amazing Comics, Every Day Today, Mr. Boxstacker and other short comic favorites!  With the patronage of monthly backers, SO many more daily comics can finally become a reality!!

Did I mention that when you back the Kickstarter project for ten dollars or more THIS WEEK (aka by this Saturday afternoon), you'll be entered in a raffle to win one of three TEB posters...or the grand prize, ALL of them and a signed copy of book 1?  OH IT'S TRUE. READ HERE FOR DETAILS

So I hope you'll consider backing this newest'll be getting something good, making something better happen and contributing to help THE GREATEST THING!  We've got only ten days to make the project happen, but we're 2/3rds of the way funded and I KNOW we can do it!!

- M!
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Hey guys!

Sorry to be away so long, been working on a lot of different projects. I will have some updates for you on items such as TEB2, the BZG video game and other stuff....BUT FIRST.  You know what time it is!

DECEMBER DOODLE TIME! Welcome to our 9th annual December Doodles!

Yes, it's that's time of the year when :iconotakutre: and I post one MS Painty drawing a day during December, based on a silly list of themes.  This year's themes are as follows!

Every Day
Hot Cocoa
The Moon
Your Dreams
Elf Protection Unit
Ninja Time
A Shrubbery
Holiday Shopping
Roast Beast
The Annual Snow Ball
Winter Wonderland
Your Best Friends
Star Trek
Taco Tuesday
Presents Galore
The Imminent Heat-Death of the Universe

Play along with us, won't you? :)
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The Kickstarter for my new book, titled "The Party Princess Handbook!"  Its name is what it is!  

Check out the post about it:  birthdaypartyprincess.tumblr.c…

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Hey y'all!

Sorry I've been gone for so long!  I've been sorting out some stuff on how I want to proceed with some new projects (and yes, doing the Eniri/Elala question comic!).

You may recall that in earlier posts, I mentioned doing an ongoing web-comic serialization of The Elephant Book (to be collected into regular graphic novels, so you can own the books as well), with some other original features mixed in (including a new online-only series called Dark House, and the occasional Amazing Comic, Every Day Today, Mr. Boxstacker, and all your favorite DeviantArt short comics)!  I've been running some numbers and trying to set something up through Patreon, but at the moment, I just don't have enough backers to my regular princessing blog ( to make doing a regular webcomic a reality right now.  Sitting down and doing an in-depth comic every week, as opposed to short comic strips like a lot of webcomics do, just takes LOADS of time that I don't have, because I don't earn enough money to be able to free up enough time in my week to do it!

So I thought a fun way to raise money for this new comic series would be to add a new blog, called BLOGGERGHAST, which will be a blog containing the daily work records of the Mausoleum of Bizenghast.  Dinah, Vincent, Edaniel and Edrear will all record their routine goings-on, as they do their jobs for the afterlife.  The records are an up-to-date, right-this-moment kind of blog, with the events of The Riddle Road series (currently serializing by ashcan in my Etsy store) having taken place just prior to now.  Special guest recorders like Bali-Lali, and even archived records from Eniri and Elala, will also be featured, as well as anything else the guildsmen feel should be included in the official records...floor plans of various places in the Mausoleum, discoveries of new secret passages, new adventures with new human agents, the ongoing Prank War, flyers, notices and collected human items from the town, etc!  Various story arcs will develop as you follow along with the up-to-date records of what's going on in the town of Bizenghast right now!  And the best part is that it will be updated EVERY SINGLE DAY, at the same time (7:30 PM, Eastern Standard time).   

Like my princess blog, it's TOTALLY FREE to read.  But it's also a blog that you can support, by donating a dollar or two every month through Patreon.  You can set how much you want to back the blog for (anywhere from 1 dollar a month, to 20 dollars), and your level of donation will give you access to cool backer-only privileges, including being able to ask questions of the guildsmen and correspond with them!  I will keep the blog going continuously, and when we finally reach the monthly goal of Patreon support for it, I can begin the online webcomic series! :)

----------------------->Don't want to wait for your daily dose of Bizenghast?  You don't have to, because Bloggerghast has ALREADY STARTED.  BAM!:  Tune in EVERY NIGHT at 7:30 PM (EST) to see a newly updated record!<------------------------------------

Want to support this frankly awesome project, AND help fund the new web-comic site as well??  Go to and sign up as a patron TODAY! You'll get all sorts of awesome rewards for being a patron, plus the mad warm fuzzies of being a proud patron of independent art and writing!  Woop woop!
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Hey guys, so I AM going to post those Eniri and Elala qs! Just had to finish up work on the operetta I'm costuming AND get Riddle Road Five set up for printing and shipping! But I haven't forgotten! XD
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RIDDLE ROAD VOLUME 5 IS NOW ON SALE FOR PRE-ORDER! Ships on the 11th, and the first fifty buyers get a free mystery character card!

For real, you do NOT want to miss this issue.  INSANE HAPPENINGS and REVELATIONS.  Everything in the world, turned up to eleven.  ELEVEN!

**ALL RIDDLE ROAD BOOKS ARE ON SALE RIGHT NOW!** Pick up the series for less!…


Use this journal to leave your thoughts on the Riddle Road series thus far!  I'd really like to know everyone's thoughts, find out what they think of the story at this point and where it might be headed.  Review away!

SPOILERS MIGHT BE AHEAD, so don't read the comments if you haven't caught up yet!
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First twenty people to ask questions on this journal will have Eniri and Elala answer them, with drawings!

THESE ANSWERS ARE FROM THE PAST.  Since neither Eniri nor Elala are presently...present, they can't answer present questions about what's going on right now!  Any questions like that, such as "Where are you right now?" will be ignored.  Consider these answers from a time before Eniri did the Very Bad Thing.

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First twenty people to ask questions on this journal will have Edrear answer them, with drawings!

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First twenty people to respond to this journal with a question for Edaniel will have it answered, by Edaniel, WITH DRAWINGS.

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Hey my little snakey pals!

"Where the crap has Marty gone?"  Sorry to be so far away from DA for awhile, but I was RIGHT in the middle of sorting out costuming for the new kid's Aladdin shows and a show for an operetta in NJ, so I have been VERY BUSY.  Also busy working on a project to create a new web-comic series!  SHUT UP, a web-comic, no way!  I'm thinking we start serializing The Elephant Book, volumes two and three, in monthly online installments, supported by donations through!  But what do YOU think?  Would you rather start off with a few short comics and things, before jumping into TEB?  Or more BZG, or what? Maybe alternating monthly?  Sound off on this journal and let me know!  I'm up for anything, but I'll need to gather some patrons before I can start, cuz it's going to be very time-consuming and I'll need a little start-up cash if I want to be able to to take the time away from regular paying work.  You dig?

I am ALSO a guest at A-Kon in Dallas, TX next week, HOO-AH!  I hope you'll come to my panels and to my AWESOME BOOTH in artist alley, which is only going to be the most extravagantly awesome booth!  Seriously, I've been planning it out for a while.  It's rad.  June 6-8th.

Who is excited for the new TMNT movie? I know, we've all gone BAWWWWW at Michael Bay and the early script and all that, but as a number one turtles fan, I'm actually kinda stoked about the new previews!  I like all different interpretations, and I'm going into this movie with an open mind!  At least they dropped the "aliens" plotline.  Too bad Megan Fox is April though, blegh.  She looks nothing like her.

Also, I am busy designing a new dress for A-Kon. THE ULTIMATE PRINCESS MARTY DRESS.  I know what you're thinking, and you're wrong.

It won't be pink.

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So whaddya know, the Bizenghast game kickstarter didn't exactly meet its goal!  But you know what? That's OK!  Not just because we now have outsider interest and some contacts to talk to about getting it made anyhow, without KS funding, but because we got to see just how MUCH Bizenghast means to everyone! 

We raised 50 GRAND, an enormous sum for a video game on Kickstarter that isn't well-known already!  Most successful Kickstarter video games only raise 20 grand or less!  We DOUBLED that amount!  And that's an amazing thing!  More than that, I got letters from new fans, people who had never heard of the series until this campaign, who read about it on the sites that promoted the campaign and later went to buy the series for themselves...and really loved it!  A whole new group of happy fans were made just by this campaign.  And the fans that already exist?  Well, we learned just how generous and dedicated you guys can really be! 

So thanks EVERYONE!  Thank you all so much for your dedication, hard work and creativity in supporting this project!  And if you want to keep up to date on all the news about the game as it stands now and where it's going in the future, please sign up for our mailing list!  Click here to sign up!:

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