Every year we get a little better…

At least we hope we do. I’ve gone through lots of changes over the last couple of years. Trying to learn to live as a chronically ill person, adapting to a new industry, really just learning and deciding what I want to do. I’m getting ready to leap forward into a new year of Cat Dragon Comics, a new year of stories, a new year of art and a new year of meeting wonderful people who love words and pictures. 

I spent a lot of my time this year going to conventions and meeting some really great people, but I didn’t spend nearly enough time on my own projects and what I wanted to do. I think I had this idea I had to be everything, a freelance artist, a print artist, a comic creator, a writer, a young voice yearning to be free… okay maybe not so much that last one. I’ve learned a lot about what makes me happy and what I want to spend my time on. In the new year expect to see lots more comics, plenty of original art and a ton more original stories. I’m going to spend more time going to Zine Fests and smaller more local conventions. I love fan art, but really, it isn’t for me. I am so much happier making my own things, creating my own characters and reveling in my own weird little worlds.  So, you’ll see a lot more of that in the future. 

Speaking of which, I’m announcing two new projects one is slated as an ongoing comic strip and the other will be a graphic novel coming in 2020!

{Spell.HEX} – The workplace hijinks of Zizoxx Invocation Inc.’s finest (and not so finest) magic technicians and leyline administrators. An ongoing web comic coming in February 2019! Magic and technology explode into a fiery ball of workplace comedy, read it on LINE Webtoon, coming soon. 

Valaneth: Queen of Dragons – A shapeshifting teenage dragon has to find a way to heal the wounds of the past and unify the land before the last of the tentative peace crumbles. Dwarves, Elves, Humans, and cat gods conspire to make this one wild adventure to the throne. A graphic novel in PDF and dead tree form coming in 2020. 

I need to get back to work now to get all this writing and drawing done! As soon as I can I’ll get my schedule up for conventions in 2019, I’ll also be working with Cat Dragon Studio (crafts, jewelry and more)  to appear at Art Markets all over Atlanta. 

See you around the Internet

-Belle Dragon