Jessica Rabbit

Jessica Cosplays: fan art obsession

Janine Van Moosel Uncategorized

When I started drawing Jessica Rabbit in cosplay costumes I never expected it to continue on as long as it has.
Jessica Rogue Colour

I have my good friend Pauline to thank for the idea of doing them in the first place!
When she said “Draw Jessica Rabbit!!!” a light bulb went on! So I drew her first request, Rogue from X-men. (which she has the original of)

Jessica Mystique Colour

The early images varied in style.  I quickly ditched the pencil shading for cleaner and quicker colouring methods. I experimented with darker comic book inking shades and background styles.

Jessica Super Girl

Eventually, I found a style that worked! I started editing all the older images to match in.

You can see here below how one was re-worked to fit in with the final style I decided on!

Jessica Black Cat

Jessica Black Cat

I have a pretty fast system for firing them out now.
I sketch them up on trains or when sitting in comfortable company! Many of them have been drawn at the aforementioned Pauline’s house. She still enthusiastically messages me character ideas too!

My gals even went a bit viral!
It was the Jessica Jack Skellington that started the ball rolling. After posting to Facebook the shares went into the thousands and suddenly articles started appearing showing my series! I was so excited!

Jessica Jack Skellington

My stomach churned when I got an email from Her creator, Gary K. Wolf (YES he is still creating stories with these fab characters! He’s a very nice bloke and you should check out his site!).
I thought he was going to ask me to stop but he didn’t!
He just liked my fan art and emailed to say so.
The response has been humbling.
People have had the drawings tattooed on themselves and all sorts!
I am really grateful to everyone that shared the images and has supported me so far!
I have even had some really fun commission requests! (I am always open to suggestions.)

Jessica Austin

Jessica Gunn

Jessica Hogan

Jessica Michaels

Jessica Ultimate Warrior

There are just so many of them now and I keep doing more!
So here they all are so far up to date.

How many do you recognize? 

If you want a print, click on the image, it will take you right to the web shop.
If you just want to have a good old gander at them, here they are!
Enjoy!

Jessica Rabbit

Jessica Alice

Jessica Tinkerbell

Jessica Ariel

jessica Evil Queen A5

 

Jessica Megera

Jessica Snow

Jessica Bride of Frankenstein

Jessica Lily Munster

Jessica Morticia Addams

Jessica Elvira

Jessica Powergirl

Jessica Super Girl

Jessica Catwoman

Jessica Catwoman

Jessica Poison Ivy

Jessica Suicide Harley

Jessica Original Harley

Jessica Wonder Woman

 

jessica storm

Jessica Marge print

Jessica Edea

Jessica Jessie

Jessica Lara

jessica Tifa

Jessica Vampirella

Jessica Chun Li

Jessica Cammy

Jessica Jury

Jessica McDonald

Jessica Black Cat

Jessica Sally

Jessica Jack Skellington

Jessica Rogue Colour

Jessica jinx

Jessica Smurfette

Jessica Angel

Jessica Cheetara

Jessica Rainbow Brite

Jessica Rainbow Dash

Jessica She Ra

Jessica Evilynne

Jessica Blackwidow

Jessica X23

Jessica Mystique

Jessica Leia Slave

Jessica Leia Consulate

jessica Tank Girl

jessica Mary J

Hades and Maleficent

March 2016 Update

Janine Van Moosel Children's books, Comics, Conventions, illustrations

Well, It is looking to be a busy few months ahead!

Last month was pretty busy, and I had no time to post.
Valentines day came and went, but I made a special Disney homage fan art piece of my two favorite Villains, Hades and Maleficent – because baddies need love too!

Hades and Maleficent

What is new this month?

Well… First off, our City of Lost Souls Kickstarter was successfully funded!
That is pretty exciting stuff, making CoLS volume one my first official Trade Paperback release, it is off to the printers as I type!

City of Lost Souls vol 1

City of Lost Souls vol 1

The cover art by Rob Daus is tasty, and with this project out the way, I am focusing on finishing off Superbaby, CoLS issue 4 and Soon to be starting some work on Untitled and 13 too!

My latest Jessica Cosplay’s Prints are in… and I have T-shirts coming soon to the web shop!
The print quality is fantastic, locally sourced and I am hoping to make more images available as t-shirt options. You can always make requests!

Creepy girls

This image is available on Men’s and Women’s t-shirts. White works best!

Jessica Sorceress Edea

Jessica Sorceress Edea

Jessica Tinkerbell

Jessica Tinkerbell

Jessica Rainbow Dash

Jessica Rainbow Dash

Jessica Rabbit

Jessica Rabbit

Jessica Suicide Harley

Jessica Suicide Harley also available on T-shirts

Jessica Lily Munster

Jessica Lily Munster

Jessica Morticia Addams

Jessica Morticia Addams also available on t-shirts

Jessica Elvira

Jessica Elvira

Jessica Bride of Frankenstein

Jessica Bride of Frankenstein

Jessica ursula

Jessica Ursula

So Overall, I have been a busy beaver, and it doesn’t look like it is slowing down!

5 March Little Shop of Heroes Dunfermline ComicCon
12/13 March
 MCM Liverpool ComicCon
19/20 March MCM Birmingham ComcCon
2/3 April HeroCon Edinburgh ComicCon
9 April DeeCon Dundee ComicCon
16 April BGCP Comic and Craft Fair Glasgow
30 Ap/1 May Granite City ComicCon Aberdeen
7 May BGCP Comic and Craft fair Glasgow
2/3 July BHP Glasgow ComicCon

And more to be confirmed later!

jessica Mary J

January 2016 Update

Janine Van Moosel Children's books, Comics, Conventions, illustrations, interviews, News, reviews

It has been a busy winter, with no signs of slowing for spring 2016!

Our Kickstarter for Untitled sadly failed, but we have applied for funding, and are relaunching at the end of February splitting the graphic novel into 3 parts making producing it more viable and achievable! The Rot now has it’s own Facebook page which is cool, We are hoping to get it printed in an anthology soon, or maybe just alongside Untitled.

City of Lost Souls issue 4 is a little behind Schedule but I can confirm James has completed the scripting for the full story, it will be 6 issues now instead of 8, and we are releasing our first collected volume! I have been working like a mad thing editing and formatting, and adding some grey tone dimension to the artwork as well as reformatting the lettering so that the quality is uniform throughout!

The Kickstarter for that is actually live now, and we zipped past our halfway mark in the first 24 hours! Check it out, totally worth backing if you enjoy the comics, this will be even shinier and look great on your shelf. We also have a secret guest artist in to do the cover SHHHHH! So excited as he is one of my favorites! (Sneaky Gender Leak)

You can find that Kickstarter HERE:

The work for Ed Wickes latest book (collected adventures of Superbaby, title as yet unconfirmed)  is coming along and I will be doing a little competition at the East Kilbride mini ComicCon on February the 6th with the children attending, I will be choosing the best rendition of Superbaby on the day to go in the book! The winner will also get a copy of Wicked Tales 4 where Superbaby makes his first appearance, and from which I will be doing a reading on the day! I love reading stories to kids, it is one of my favorite things!

I have also reviewed a few comics over at The BGCP, though time for reviews has been short with work load as it is.
Salvagers Volume 1 by Bob Salley of Think Alike Productions
Vatican #1 by Dan Barnes of Dead Bride Comics

And Interviewed a few lovely peoples!
Kathryn Briggs artist and writer of fantastical Fine Art graphic novels
Patrick Scattergood of Dark Pond Creations
Dave Cook of Card Shark Comics

Also I have been doing more Jessica Cosplay’s Pin Ups! (They are live in my Shop)

jessica Tifa Lionheart

jessica Tifa Lionheart

jessica Tank Girl

jessica Tank Girl

jessica storm

jessica storm

jessica Rainbow Brite

Jessica Rainbow Brite

jessica Misa Misa

jessica Misa Misa

jessica Lee Loo

jessica Lee Loo

jessica Mary J

jessica Mary J

I have a good few tables booked for conventions in 2016 too, I am so excited to be getting out to them so if you want to see me I am confirmed at the following places –

FEB 6 BGCP’s Mini ComicCon East Kilbride
FEB 13 BGCP’s Comic and Craft Fair Glasgow
FEB 27/28 Capital SciFi Con Edinburgh
MAR 5 Dunfermline ComicCon
MAR 12/13 MCM Liverpool (Table assisting the fantastic Bunny’s Beads, Her stuff is awesome!)
MAR 19/20 MCM Birmingham
APR 2/3 HeroCon Edinburgh
APR 16 BGCP Comic and Craft Fair Glasgow
APR 30/1 Granite City ComicCon Aberdeen
JUL 2/3 BHP Glasgow Comicon

Untitled Front cover

Untitled graphic novel Kickstarter

Janine Van Moosel Comics, illustrations, Uncategorized

With Our Kickstarter for Untitled in full swing, I thought I would do a little feature about it and let folks know what is up for grabs!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1487137742/untitled-1

Go right to the kickstarter page in this link here – >> www.kickstarter.com/projects/1487137742/untitled-1 <<

 

Untitled by Mike Gillan is the story of a writer looking for his muse at the bottom of a bottle. The trouble is, he finds it – a cantankerous, drunken imp that has found itself in the real world, confused and eager to escape back to the imagination.
The chaos ensues when our writer, Ryan Sharpwood follows him there and ends up stuck in his own mind, a dark place in which the Muse reluctantly guides our writer through his past works in hopes of finding inspiration, and a way to get him back home before the drunken pair get into real trouble.

Untitled Front cover

Untitled Front cover

Untitled page 1

Untitled page 1

The beauty about the way the story is written, is that each tale allows for a different artist with their own unique style to put their stamp on the graphic novel, whilst the story continues fluidly between. This is where I come in! My sections are the real world scenes, the parts in which we cut to the artist working on the story the writer is trying to create. Becoming more confused and frustrated with his journey, it builds to a climax in which the writer and artist clash.

There is so much symbolism in the tale:- the depression of being stuck for ideas, the grating self doubt at looking over your past works, the frustration when collaborating and the potential collisions in creative minds.

The artists we have on board are amazing too! So much passion, and we wanted to allow as much creative freedom in their rendering of the story as possible.
I love seeing the variety in the art styles on the same characters!

Nick Muse Promo

Nick Wright Muse

Gary Kelly Muse

Gary Kelly Muse

Muse Concept

Janine van Moosel Muse

Kathryn Muse

Kathryn Muse

David Muse

David Muse

 

The first story and artist we run into is Gary Kelly in the Knights and Dragons section.

Gary Kelly - Knights & Dragons Promo

Gary Kelly – Knights & Dragons Promo

I love his style, probably one of the closest to traditional comic book art and inking of all artists involved.
I met him through comic conventions and when we were looking for an artist, he just happened to be at the same event at the right time!
Initially we had a very different artist down for the section but he had to pull out due to his own work commitments. We almost gave this section to Dani Smith too, as she only has one page in the Sci-Fi section but again because she is so busy I think she was quite relieved when we brought Gary in on this one.
There is something wonderful about the way the artwork devolves into more obscure illustration styles as the Muse takes Ryan further into his stories and closer to his current project. This was entirely unintentional but somehow it just fell into place this way.

As the story follows into the Western section, Helmut Racho’s art changes subtly into another style of traditional comic book art.

Helmut Promo

Helmut Racho Western Promo

Whilst both artists ink beautifully, Gary’s work is crisp and strong lined, Helmut uses his ink like watercolours, a mix of strong lines and soft shading. His style is quite eye catching and really stood out to us, so we knew he was right for the project!

What’s more, when we told him that it was a western style section, but he could put his own stamp on it, he came back with this wonderful concept, bringing a post apocalyptic feel to the character!

It is this level of creativity and freedom we hoped would emerge from our artists, after all – why have a story about collaboration and creativity if you don’t allow that freedom?

It has served us well on the images we have seen so far!

The Third section is the longest, the Zombie apocalypse. Nick Wright Brings his unique ball point pen style.

zombie concept

zombie concept

He answered an advert we placed on the group connecting comic book writers and artists.

His inking works as a further devolution into wastelands, and a step away from what people expect from art in comics. It is delicious and Nightmarish even!
It didn’t fit with any of the sections we had in mind, but we loved his style so much we really wanted him on board, so we put him in for the Zombie section which had initially been pegged as my section.

I had previously done a short zombie comic The Rot with Mike and we had planned to keep the art style the same, after all The Rot actually follows on from the Zombie section in Untitled and we were aiming for uniformity.

But this worked out for the best, not only does his style flow beautifully in the story telling, but the 23 page section is a bit too much for me to take on with my current work load!

>> More about The Rot at the bottom of the article <<

With a jarring sidestep away from the styles set up so far, Dani Smith blows in for a single splash page in Full colour!

We don’t have her art as of yet to show, so follow the link HERE to see her page and artwork!

www.facebook.com/danismithcomicscreator

The sudden leap into full colour is the first sign that things are changing… something is coming. It leads wonderfully into the next and final section, where the artist has finally had enough nonsense and decides to take control of the situation.

Kathryn Briggs was the perfect choice for this part.

Kathryn Promo

Kathryn Promo

As an artist with a masters degree in fine art, her work in storytelling and graphic novels made her the perfect choice for the disgruntled artist section, where Ryan and the Muse find themselves in the artists own post apocalyptic world. This to me fuels and strengthens the visual representation of stagnation and the loss of ideas, the writers block. The artists mind versus the writers. In full collage and water colour she brings symbolism and much imagery into the section.

wolf sample

wolf sample

crow snippet

crow snippet

Here She helps bring the story to it’s climactic end… but you will need to read the darned thing to find out just what that is!

Finally we have our high school student David Sadler who we brought on board for his work experience, but also because he is a super talented kid. The whole idea behind this project is collaboration, creative freedom, passion and supporting artists and creators in making a project that not only inspires others, but pays them too. The indie scene is supportive and wonderful to anyone willing to put in the work and dedication, but often projects are unpaid or hard slog that can end in waning interest. So many projects fall by the wayside due to funding – and we want to combat that! It also brings artists from varying degrees of experience together, providing support and advice as well as inspiring one and other.

David Sadler Promo

David Sadler Promo

Gary Kelly Concept

Gary Kelly Concept

So, the best thing about our graphic novel, is all of the artists are being fully credited, paid by the page and being given license to try out things that they may not otherwise get the chance to. With Geeky Comics backing and publishing us, we are all geared up for getting our story out to you all around the UK, and hopefully soon around the US too!

There are promotional prints, original pages, commissions from some of the artists and more to come up for grabs! The comic will be in digital and print form and backing on our Kickstarter is affordable and sensible!

Story telling is our passion, and we hope we deliver it to you well.. so please, please do look over our kickstarter – www.kickstarter.com/projects/1487137742/untitled-1 and if you can’t back us –  share us!

And on that note, as promised more about The Rot.

The Rot page 1

The Rot page 1

This is the style that the Zombie section would have been in had we not found Nick. The story is set during the same time as the section in Untitled, but it really supposed to be read before, even though it follows on from the point Ryan leave the main character.

On this note, we are releasing a page of it for web view for every £1000 we hit on the Kickstarter, but also sending out FREE digital copies to all that share our kickstarter page on social media!

That is right, just private message us via our Untitled Facebook page, or email me with a screenshot or link to your share, and your Email address for sending you the file 🙂

Once again, the link to our Kickstarter is :->> www.kickstarter.com/projects/1487137742/untitled-1 <<

Thanks for listening and all your continued support, we love you guys and we hope you enjoy what we deliver xxx

 

city of lost souls 3 cover

A long awaited Catch-up

Janine Van Moosel Children's books, Comics, Conventions, Film, illustrations, interviews, News, reviews, TV

See, the trouble with being  a ‘bit enthusiastic’ is that time is a rare commodity.

I have been up to so much, it is difficult to know where to begin on my update – but let’s start with some exciting commission work!

My episodes of ITV’s Lewis have now aired, I believe it is somewhere in the first two episodes of the current season that you see my charcoal drawings! ( I have not yet seen the episodes… I need to find a copy!)

I have completed some drawings for an up and coming film! This I am not certain how much I can say, but it has that really pretty lass from Ouija in it!

Issue 3 of City of Lost Souls is now a long time released, and work has begun on issue 4!

city of lost souls 3 cover

city of lost souls 3 cover

city of lost souls 3 page 3

city of lost souls 3 page 3

I have started work on a new book with Ed Wicke, Super Baby!

Work on 13 with Dave McCluskey continues shortly

I did my first ever colour and lettering job with Cult Empire Comics ( usually I only colour and letter my own) Very exciting – you should check out Horror Story, issue 2 is now out!

Not to mention a host of interviews for the Big Glasgow Comic Page, including Patrick Scattergood of Dark Pond Creations, Kathryn Briggs, Kitsune Windsor and soon a few more to come! There have been reviews too, though not many due to my busy schedule!

I also have so many new Jessica Cosplay’s, and a good few on the to do list! Here are some, all available in my web shop!

Jessica Maleficent

Jessica Maleficent

Jessica Megera

Jessica Megera

Jessica Leia Slave

Jessica Leia Slave

Jessica Leia consulate

Jessica Leia consulate

Jessica Lara

Jessica Lara

Jessica Catwoman

Jessica Catwoman

Jessica Powergirl print

Jessica Powergirl print

Jessica Harley Print

Jessica Harley Print

Jessica Marge print

Jessica Marge print

Jessica Dawn Print

Jessica Dawn Print

Jessica Chun Li Print

Jessica Chun Li Print

Jessica Harley Print

Jessica Harley Print

Jessica Cheetara Print

Jessica Cheetara Print

Jessica Blackwidow print

Jessica Blackwidow print

Jessica Alice Print

Jessica Alice Print

 

Our project ‘Untitled‘ is now in Kickstarter and we are excited about the release, providing we get the backing! This one is coming along nicely, all artists are pumped and ready to go, there is just over a month left to raise £7000 which pays for all the artists and prints the graphic novel, which is over 80 pages for just a tenner, not shabby!

Lastly I have been hitting up the MCM’s, Glasgow and Birmingham so far, as well as Edinburgh comic marts and my beloved BGCP <3

My table is confirmed for the following events, all with hyperlinks!

Geekmania Dundee 5th December 2015
True Believers Cheltenham  6th February 2016
Capital ComicCon Edinburgh 
27th/28th February 2016
Dunfermline ComicCon
5th March 2016
Edinburgh ComicCon 2nd/3rd April 2016
Granite City ComicCon 28th/29th May 2016

I have probably missed a ton of news, but I am busy, and I am making art ‘n’ stuff so Nya Nya!

 

Up and coming events (and why I am so busy)

Janine Van Moosel Children's books, Comics, Conventions, illustrations, News

Hi guys!

Events are all pouring in just now – This is what my schedule is looking like currently.

MCM ScotlandSecc Glasgow 26/27th Sept
Big Glasgow Comic and Craft Fair: Trades Hall Glasgow 3rd Oct 2015
Nottingham ComicCon: Conference Centre Nottingham 24 Oct 2015
Big Glasgow Comic and Craft Fair: Trades Hall Glasgow 31st Oct 2015
Big Glasgow Comic and Craft Fair: Trades Hall Glasgow 16th Nov 2015 (TBC)
Big Glasgow Comic and Craft Fair: Trades Hall Glasgow 28th Nov 2015 (TBC)
Geekmania 2: Abertay Students Union Dundee 5th Dec 2015
Capital Sci Fi Con: Medowbank Sports Center Edinburgh 27/28 Feb 2016
Hero Conventions: EICC Edinburgh 2/3rd April 2016

And these are just the ones I have confirmed/applied for! That isn’t including all the illustration and comic work I have been working on!

So, the last few months have been hectic… but by no means Hell!

– I have completed City of Lost Souls #3 which can be ordered from www.moomac.bigcartel.com
– I did colour and lettering work for Cult Empire for their up and coming Horror Story; a fabulous compendium of short stories by George Lennox and had the privilege of working with the artwork of the talented Norrie Miller.
– I have done some more sketch work for television, a pilot coming up soon which I as of yet don’t know the name of
– I have been working on a short story for the successfully funded The Grime which is an horror anthology brought out by James McCulloch in which I am penciling a story for Dave Cook of Bust which will be inked by the superb Garry Robertson!
– I have taken on a new book from Ed Wicke which I am really excited about!
– Still working on 13 with David McCluskey and am soon to get sunk back into this!
Untitled by Mike Gillan is coming along and we are waiting on the delayed release of the Kickstarter.
– Soon I will be starting work on City of Lost Souls #4
– There is a couple of new Jessica Cosplays to add to the site (when I have time) and available in time for MCM
– Lastly I have a good few personal commissions in place too!

If I missed anything here then that is because I am so busy!

Busy, busy, busy!

But this is what it is like being a freelance Artist. your time is precious and you have to be sensible about the projects you take on. If this is your job, you really can’t do anything for free – you can’t afford the time!
I have taken on too much… this I am aware of, but I am also aware that sensible scheduling of time means it is all achievable.

In the mean time I have had to postpone my comic reviews, and I have made sure not to burn out by having some lovely company in between work.
I have taken on table buddies for conventions, a small commission based sales pay means they will make as much as they can sell.. and it frees me up to network, peruse and take breaks.

You may notice from my list of work above that I have also broken down my work into sections for paid comic work!
Pencils, colours and Lettering are my favored sections – I enjoy inking my own work but feel it is not my strong suit so that I prefer to leave to other artists. Whilst I like to work on all of the comic aspects in a project… one writer, one artist: it is time consuming and not practical for earning. Those projects which I do this with are limited to the ones I really really want to work on, and I only take on work I feel inspired by if I am already busy.

In all honesty, if you were looking to work in comics, I would tell you straight. It is satisfying, but it is not well paid. Not for the level of work involved, so do this if it is you passion!
Regular illustration work and commissions pay far better and selling your work as prints is financially more viable. Being a freelance artist means hard work, and making sure you don’t let people down. Making sure you don’t burn yourself out. Making sure you value your skills properly and realistically.

But mostly, being friendly and sociable. Networking is very important and supporting your fellow creators is far more valuable than seeing them as competition.

 

 

Portrait of 3 Children

Things I find exciting

Janine Van Moosel Comics, Conventions, News, Uncategorized

Okay… So this could be quite a broad category.
I am excitable by nature – but this is cool stuff I found that deserves a look!

First exciting thing, comic Blood Red Moon through Geeky Kid Comics is an open kickstarter right now. By gosh it looks pretty! I am backing it, the art is fantastic and it has been doing well in its first few days.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/74937344/blood-red-moon

Second exciting thing, Issue #3 of Wart is also on its kickstarter! I loved the first two issues, it is a fun and dark Lovecraftian adventure. the art is super and it is highly engaging. Again, check it out, with 23 days to go and less than £50 to raise I am sure they will make this one!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1929822973/wart-book-three-of-the-cosmic-horror-comic

Thrice exciting is that there is the event on August the 1st at the Dreadnought in Bathgate!
It is a charity event, with lots of fun goodies to win in raffles, music, bands and cool stuff!

£10 a ticket if you can make it, I sadly can’t as I am previously booked that day (see next item) so I donated two signed prints, Elvis and Monroe!

Elvis

Elvis

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

https://nrscot.ticketlight.co.uk/ for tickets 🙂

Last super fun exciting thing is that I am all geared up for the next month of awesome weekends!

This weekend 25/26th July Rewind Music festival with my Dad and Step-mum where we get to see live bands from the 80’s! You will probably not be able to contact me!
Next weekend 1st August Geekmania at the Dundee Abertay Students union. Geeky themed craft fair on my home turf!
August 7th -10th I will be visiting my very good friend in Glasgow, and on the 8th is The Big Glasgow Comic and Craft Fair in the Trades hall. Good times ahead! Come see my extended comics lovin’ family, Cosplay, enjoy the music and atmosphere!
August 15th, my sister is having her hen party, and the 22nd… Wedding day! Woohoo!
Now obviously as much as I am excited about the crafty events and stuff… Nothing tops my wee Sis tying the knot finally with her partner Robert, after a very long time and two kids together! Owen will officially be my Nephew (and sister’s stepson) and My sister becomes one of the McMahons.

So… If I am busy, distracted or don’t get back to you asap, please forgive me but this is a month of SQUEE! and running from Bridezilla. Just kidding, she organized it all in less than 3 months notice… so proud of her xxx

Oh, did I forget to mention our own comic project Untitled is coming soon to Kickstarter? it is a one off Graphic Novel about a writer who sinks into alcoholism to find his muse. Imagine his shock when he does. Literally, and the Muse is not what he expected!

Joker and Harley Kiss

Latest prints

Janine Van Moosel Conventions, illustrations

What’s New folks?

Well I am firing through City of Lost Souls #3  at a good pace and have been doing a lot of stuff for comic fairs and comicCons.

My latest additions to the prints are the Joker and Harley from DC’s Batman below;

Joker and Harley Kiss

Joker and Harley Kiss

And I have been really enjoying doing these little Jessica Cosplay fan-art pieces when I have found the time! I have a good few more planned and should be picking up the print order containing all of these next week, so they will join the web shop then too!
I have a good few Ideas to continue with too, but for now I am back to the CoLS graft.

Jessica Super Girl

Jessica Super Girl

Jessica Rogue Colour

Jessica Rogue Colour

Jessica Red Sonja

Jessica Red Sonja

Jessica Poison Ivy

Jessica Poison Ivy

Jessica Mystique Colour

Jessica Mystique Colour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Ariel Colour

Jessica Ariel Colour

 

 

Skullkickers #33

Latest news and appearances

Janine Van Moosel Conventions, News, reviews

Hello lovely peoples!

Some News and updates on what I am up to and where you can find me over the next wee while!

To start with, my latest review is up on The Big Glasgow Comic Page – check it out on the link below!

Skullkickers #33
http://bigglasgowcomic.com/review-skullkickers-33/

I am getting souped up and ready for the Big Glasgow Comic and Craft Fair this Saturday (18th July 2015) at the Classic Grand. Looking forward to seeing my convention/mart buddies and hanging with two of my very good friends for the weekend!

I am firing pages of City of Lost Souls out at a steady pace, and hoping to have them ready in time for MCM Glasgow near the end of September too! (Not to mention a ssssshhhhh project with the awesome Dave McCluskey of Dammaged Comics.

There is also a little craft fair in Dundee on August 1st at Abertay Student’s Union I will be attending.

So, Quick recap –

July 18th BGCCF Classic Grand Glasgow
August 1st Abertay Union Dundee
August 8th BGCCF Trades Hall Glasgow
September 26/27 MCM Glasgow
October 31 BGCCF Glasgow

I will let you all know as more dates are confirmed 🙂

Much love =^-^=

Signiture

Wicked Tales 4 Illustration 7

Artists Buzz

Janine Van Moosel Uncategorized

Wicked Tales 5 Illustration 17

Wicked Tales 5 Illustration 17

You know, I like to keep myself busy.
I procrastinate a lot too – sure, but I work away like a little bee.
The trouble is, there are so many flowers that I want to shove my face into!

I take on too many projects and juggling all of them means that sometimes I get so distracted I forget things. A lot of things.
So how does a scatty artist manage herself and still be able to stay on top of the projects?

I am learning a diary is essential. Avoiding things that have no gain such as xbox or app games helped too. I use travel time for sketching, crochet, reading and watch trashy films as I work, or listen to audio books (this way I can still take in books when I have little reading time).

I don’t feel doing this that I am over working either, because I do take days out to spend time with my best friends and those I can really relax in the company of.
So far, this has been working for me!

I have learned to not get over excited about projects I can’t provide time for, and not to take them on when I just have no more room for them. This means for the future being very selective about the projects you commit to. I am lucky to have some good writers under my belt that I enjoy working with. It is spending time with them and working with friends on images that keeps me going.

I try to encourage everyone. It is never a competition, inspiration is a two way street for me and there is no room for jealousy or putting yourself down if you love creating things.
The buzz I get from discussion of ideas and excited rambling conversations makes me want to continue. It isn’t about money, it is about creation; but we have to make a living too. Far too many of my extended creative family really sell themselves short and this has been something I struggled with for years. How do you put a price on your work?

Mostly, in managing my time and trying to keep on top of things, just getting it done is the key. Sitting about and thinking, ‘I want to do this, I have an idea’ but not acting on it is a waste. I teetered at the edge of the garden for years admiring the flowers and sniffing their scent on the air, but until I dove in face first and started snorting all that lovely pollen I was going nowhere.

Now I got so much honey coming out my butt that I just wanna share the love before I drown in it!

Buzz Buzz!