it's been a while and I have no idea whether anyone is still watching me, but if you do, I'm sorry for the silence.
Unfortunately DeviantArt hasn't felt like "home" anymore for quite some time, and I'm so busy with so many other things as well, so I can't really say I cared enough to upload much, or write a new journal entry.
While I was DA-MIA (huh..!!) SO MANY things have happened to me, but won't really bother you about them right now.
All I want to say is that if you're interested in buying a copy of my latest self-published works, you can order a copy from my bigcartel shop valiumcomics.bigcartel.com/
I have 'DreamCatcher' a fairytale by Mo Ali (story) and myself (art)
DreamCatcher - A fairytale
"A young girl, named 'Eboni Sky', chases an escaped nightmare.
They both fall from the sky one night like shooting stars; the nightmare is a human-shaped form of light, wily and dangerous and edges bleeding into our reality, jumping from mind to mind, causing havoc inside the head's of young children. Eboni, a Dreamcatcher, is in relentless pursuit, using objects and help from the children's heads in her hunt to stop the nightmare and send it back to its home on the dark side of the moon."
Story: Mo Ali / Art: Valia Kapadai
40 pages, full colour
Praise for "DreamCatcher":
"[DreamCatcher] Reads like the Beowulf poet time-travelled to the 21st century, mainlined some Freud and Dr. Seuss, and sat down to write a new epic."
Mike Carey (Lucifer, Hellblazer, X-Men, Crossing Midnight, The Unwritten)
"This somnambulistic fairy-tale
Is beautifully brought to life.
Mo and Valia's DREAMCATCHER
is a lush moonlit delight."
Lee Grice (www.smallpressbigmouth.blogspot.com)
Jennie Gyllblad (Clockwork Watch, Skal, Bayou Arcana)
"Miss Kapadai draws like a dream and colours like a dream, abilities that make her more than perfectly suited for this wisp of a story, a story that comes and goes as quickly and as logically as a dream. One of my favourite artists up-coming, she gives swirling, wonderful life to the streets of Bristol, where, I can assure you, there is none."
Reggie Chamberlain-King (www.thequietus.com / www.thestuffedowl.co.uk)
"DreamCatcher is what every fairytale should be...it's simply magical"
Row Bird (Heart of War)
and I also have my first Stinky Sketchbook !!
All of the sketchbooks are signed and accompanied with a stinky sketch on a piece of toilet paper (not used) !!
That's all for now, I might be back soon !!
MY BEST !!