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Sonia Leong 2016 Events! by sonialeong

I’ve made a handy list of all the public events I’m attending so far! Tell your friends and family and everyone in the UK in case I'm heading their way!

Here it is again but with URLs for you to click on and follow if needed:

Birmingham Comics Festival, 23 Apr 2016
www.thecomicfestival.com/

Oxford Shakespeare, Story Museum, 30 Apr 2016
www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticket…

London MCM Comic Con, 27-29 May 2016
www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/

Comic Con Leicester, 4-5 Jun 2016
www.comicconleicester.co.uk/

London Anime Gaming Con, 2-3 Jul 2016
summer.londonanimecon.com/inde…

Shrewsbury Int Comic Art Fest, 15-17 Jul 2016
www.thecomicsshow.co.uk/Shrews…

Manchester MCM Comic Con, 30-31 Jul 2016
www.mcmcomiccon.com/manchester…

Preston Comic Con, 6 Aug 2016
www.prestoncomiccon.co.uk/

Cardiff Anime Gaming Con, 20-21 Aug 2016
www.cardiffanimecon.com/

Melksham Comic Con, 27-28 Aug 2016
melkshamcomiccon.com/

(Obviously, I do not advertise any private bookings I have with a school etc, so please don’t freak out if you think I’m coming to your event and it’s not here!)

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  • Listening to: Comanche - In This Moment
  • Watching: The One Show
  • Playing: MHU4
  • Eating: CURRY❤ (Lamb Jalfrezi)
  • Drinking: Sparkling water

Convention-ad-mcmlondon by sonialeong

I'm at this weekend's MCM Comic Con London in the Comic Village with the Sweatdrop Studios stand 3261! Please support our work, we have plenty of things to tempt you

Of course, loads of comics and books written and illustrated by yours truly, included my light novel debut 'A Brush With Magic' (which has received great reviews from NEO Magazine and elsewhere online) and its accompanying artbook 'The Colours Of Magic'. Since May, demand for these titles has blown me away, so this is another chance to pick this up!

We have also reprinted our most popular fairytale anthology, 'Telling Tales' and we're offering a special discount at this event, £1 off the cover price!
We have some beautiful new print designs at very competitive prices (they're not gonna stay this low for long!) and we will happily sign them too.

I am also offering a limited number of my well-loved sketch commissions, £10 for pencils or £20 for inks/shading on A4. If you want me specifically, GET IN THERE EARLY! Not taking pre-orders due to my high workload at the moment, so you have to grab your chance at the event!

Please come to us and say hi, AND BUY 🎶
(Please note, Saturday tickets are sold out, I strongly recommend reserving your Friday/Sunday tickets now!)

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UPCOMING EVENTS I AM ATTENDING:

London MCM Comic Con, 23-25 Oct 2015
Doki Doki Manchester Anime Festival 7 Nov 2015
Thought Bubble, Leeds, 14-15 Nov 2015
True Believers, Cheltenham, 6 Feb 2016

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PLEASE NOTE I'm not on dA all the time.
I ♥ your +fav // +watch, I reciprocate when I can!
If you need me urgently please email me [sonia@fyredrake.net]
You are also very welcome to follow me on...
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Tumblr - sonia-leong.tumblr.com/
...as I often post work in progress pictures and chat a bit more about life and my thoughts in general

  • Listening to: Walk The Moon - Aquaman
  • Watching: Police Interceptors
  • Playing: MHU4
  • Eating: LAMB STEW
  • Drinking: TEA

Sonia Leong and Sweatdrop Studios at Kitacon! by sonialeong

Myself and Morag Lewis of Sweatdrop Studios will be at Kitacon next weekend! WILL YOU BE THERE??!!

I will be giving these talks / appearing on these panels:
Saturday 11.00am Panel Room 2: Making Art Pay (hosted by Tab Kimpton)
Saturday 1.30pm Panel Room 3: Creating Manga - origins, styles and processes
Sunday 2.00pm Panel Room 1: Drawing Manga Characters - live demonstration
I am taking A4 sketch pre-orders for this event - if you want pencils/inks and colour, it's £10/£20, and I take Paypal. Requests during the event will be VERY limited due to how often I am away from the table.

I will be selling my latest books, A Brush With Magic and The Colours Of Magic!

Finally - some lucky attendees will have a copy of Sweatdrop's Monster anthology, Drop Dead Monstrous already in their con bag, but if not, you will get a FREE copy with any comic purchase from our table! (while stocks last)
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Chronicles of Ciel web advert by sonialeong
Please remember that you can buy ’A Brush With Magic’ and ‘The Colours Of Magic’ and the 'Signed Pack With Print’ FROM THE SWEATDROP STUDIOS ONLINE SHOP! PLEASE spread the word, every little sale direct through our Studios' own store really makes a huge difference :) Thank you all so much for your patience and following me on this journey ❤ We take cards, Paypal and ship internationally! GO GO GO GO GO!
www.sweatdrop.com/shop/series.…

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UPCOMING EVENTS I AM ATTENDING:

KitaCon, Birmingham, 31 Jul - 2 Aug 2015
HiiroCon, Reading, 22 Aug 2015
Melksham Comic Con, 29-30 Aug 2015
Scotland MCM Comic Con, Glasgow, 26-27 Sept 2015
CollidaCon, London, 2-4 Oct 2015
London MCM Comic Con, 23-25 Oct 2015
True Believers, Cheltenham, 6 Feb 2016

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OFFICIAL WEBSITE ~ W W W . F Y R E D R A K E . N E T ~ fyredrake.net/
PLEASE NOTE I'm not on dA all the time.
I ♥ your +fav // +watch, I reciprocate when I can!
If you need me urgently please email me [sonia@fyredrake.net]
You are also very welcome to follow me on...
Facebook - www.facebook.com/sonia.leong.m…
Twitter - twitter.com/sonia_leong
Tumblr - sonia-leong.tumblr.com/
...as I often post work in progress pictures and chat a bit more about life and my thoughts in general

  • Listening to: The 1975

A Brush With Magic’, ‘The Colours Of Magic’ and the 'Signed Pack With Print’ ARE NOW LIVE IN THE SWEATDROP STUDIOS ONLINE SHOP! We take cards, Paypal and ship internationally! GO GO GO GO GO!

www.sweatdrop.com/shop/series.…

A Brush With Magic now for sale online! by sonialeong

PLEASE spread the word, every little sale direct through our Studios' own store really makes a huge difference :) Thank you all so much for your patience and following me on this journey ❤ 

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UPCOMING EVENTS I AM ATTENDING:

Melksham Comic Con, 29-30 July 2014
London Expo, TBC Oct 2015
True Believers, Cheltenham, 6 Feb 2016

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OFFICIAL WEBSITE ~ W W W . F Y R E D R A K E . N E T ~ fyredrake.net/
PLEASE NOTE I'm not on dA all the time.
I ♥ your +fav // +watch, I reciprocate when I can!
If you need me urgently please email me [sonia@fyredrake.net]
You are also very welcome to follow me on...
Facebook - www.facebook.com/sonia.leong.m…
Twitter - twitter.com/sonia_leong
Tumblr - sonia-leong.tumblr.com/
...as I often post work in progress pictures and chat a bit more about life and my thoughts in general

  • Listening to: The 1975

I had an awesome time at London MCM Comic Con this weekend. Thank you so much, all of you who came by the Sweatdrop Studios stand in the Comic Village to say hi and buy my work!

To everyone who bought ‘A Brush With Magic’ and/or ‘The Colours Of Magic’: HUGE THANKS TO YOU! Your support has been so important 

To everyone who has already told me after reading it that they enjoyed it (and for that matter, those who have enjoyed any of my other books like ‘Draw Manga’ and ‘Manga Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet’): I LOVE YOU. YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH IT MEANS TO ME THAT YOU LIKED MY WRITING/ART. You are the reason I do what I do. All I have ever wanted to do is to make other people feel the same love and excitement that I do when I read a book/comic that I love.

Links to how to purchase my latest books will follow soon, but in the meantime, OUTFIT SHOTS!
Valkyrie1 by sonialeong  Valkyrie3 by sonialeong

Valkyrie2 by sonialeong

My black/gold feather headdress is from Fairytas. The cheongsam I wore on Friday was made by my uncle. On Saturday, I wore a black coq feather shrug from Lovechild Boudoir  and corset from Axfords. On Sunday, my dress was from Haenuli.

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UPCOMING EVENTS I AM ATTENDING:

Melksham Comic Con, 29-30 July 2014
London Expo, TBC Oct 2015
True Believers, Cheltenham, 6 Feb 2016

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OFFICIAL WEBSITE ~ W W W . F Y R E D R A K E . N E T ~ fyredrake.net/
PLEASE NOTE I'm not on dA all the time.
I ♥ your +fav // +watch, I reciprocate when I can!
If you need me urgently please email me [sonia@fyredrake.net]
You are also very welcome to follow me on...
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Twitter - twitter.com/sonia_leong
Tumblr - sonia-leong.tumblr.com/
...as I often post work in progress pictures and chat a bit more about life and my thoughts in general

  • Listening to: Bon Iver

I will be going to this weekend's MCM Expo London Comic Con! www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/

Abwmexpoad by sonialeong

Who's getting excited about going to London MCM Comic Con this weekend? I AM! Launching my two latest books, the illustrated fantasy light novel 'A Brush With Magic' (£6.99) and its accompanying full colour artbook 'The Colours Of Magic' (£10) at the event, get your copies from the Sweatdrop Studios stand 3233 in the Comic Village all three days Friday 22 - Sunday 24 May 2015!

NEO Magazine says: 'Painting rich scenes just as effortlessly with words as she does with her pencil, Leong has created an engaging, lively and entertaining story... Interspersed with full page artwork,this is in the best tradition of Japanese light novels, mixing prose with illustrations... this short novel will have you begging for more. 4/5 STARS'

If you arrive early enough to get the free booklet, you can read an extract from the novel in the official MCM Show guide!

Both books will be available to purchase online after the show, from Sweatdrop Studios online shop: www.sweatdrop.com/shop

I will be offering my usual Event Sketches!  They can be portraits, fan art, original characters, so long as I like the request! COST is £10-£20 for A4 in either pencils, inks or full colour and can take around 30mins - 60mins depending on how busy the event is and whether I get interrupted a lot! BUT - if you want this sort of sketch from me you better come by my table early as this time, I'm only offering a very small number of slots due to my new book launch, I can't devote too much time to sketches.


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UPCOMING EVENTS I AM ATTENDING:

Melksham Comic Con, 29-30 July 2014
London Expo, TBC Oct 2015
True Believers, Cheltenham, 6 Feb 2016

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OFFICIAL WEBSITE ~ W W W . F Y R E D R A K E . N E T ~ fyredrake.net/
PLEASE NOTE I'm not on dA all the time.
I ♥ your +fav // +watch, I reciprocate when I can!
If you need me urgently please email me [sonia@fyredrake.net]
You are also very welcome to follow me on...
Facebook - www.facebook.com/sonia.leong.m…
Twitter - twitter.com/sonia_leong
Tumblr - sonia-leong.tumblr.com/
...as I often post work in progress pictures and chat a bit more about life and my thoughts in general

  • Listening to: The Goo Goo Dolls

I will be going to this weekend's MCM Expo London Comic Con!www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/

Attending MCM Expo London Comic Con this weekend! by sonialeong

On Friday I will be at the Toyota stand, promoting the new comic I made for their 2014 Aygo car  blog.toyota.co.uk/toyota-aygo-…ic-con#.VEeWh_lRP3A

And I will also be giving some art demonstrations and talks at the NEO Magazine stand on Saturday 4.30pm and Sunday 12.15pm and 3pm as part of their 10th anniversary celebrations! www.neomag.co.uk/

At all other times, I will at the Sweatdrop Studios stand 572, smack dab in the middle of the Comic Village. I bring you LOTS OF NEW PRINT DESIGNS (Check out the super gory Rua dripping with blood!) and a reprint of my most popular Cyborg Butterfly design ^^


I will be offering my usual Event Sketches!  They can be portraits, fan art, original characters, so long as I like the request! COST is £10-£20 for A4 in either pencils, inks or full colour and can take around 30mins - 60mins depending on how busy the event is and whether I get interrupted a lot! If you want this sort of sketch from me you better come by my table early as the slots sell out FAST.


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UPCOMING EVENTS I AM ATTENDING:

Thought Bubble, 15-16 Nov 2014

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PLEASE NOTE I'm not on dA all the time.
I ♥ your +fav // +watch, I reciprocate when I can!
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You are also very welcome to follow me on...
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...as I often post work in progress pictures and chat a bit more about life and my thoughts in general

  • Listening to: The 1975

Hey all, just wanted to let you know where I will be at this weekend’s London MCM Comic Con! I will be with Sweatdrop Studios, which has been attending since 2005 and we are pleased to always be there!

We are SMACK BANG IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COMIC VILLAGE.

(www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/att…

STAND 482: please see the map here!
(sonia-leong.tumblr.com/post/86…)

We will be there on all three days, so please do come and say hi and buy (if you likey). Loads of our books will be on offer as well as prints and sketch commissions from some of the attending members.

I will personally be there all three days with my two massive How-to-draw Manga books released last summer, AND some new print designs! Grab them in A5, A4 and A3 for only £2, £3 or £5 respectively, from our stand!

MCM London Comic Con by sonialeong

I will be offering my usual Event Sketches!  They can be portraits, fan art, original characters, so long as I like the request! COST is £10-£20 for A4 in either pencils, inks or full colour and can take around 30mins - 60mins depending on how busy the event is and whether I get interrupted a lot! If you want this sort of sketch from me you better come by my table early as the slots sell out FAST.

I will also be cosplaying Satsuki from Kill La Kill on Saturday and Sunday, so you are very welcome to swing by the table and grab a quick photo with me if you like, hehe.

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UPCOMING EVENTS I AM ATTENDING:

London Expo, 23-25 May 2014
Melksham Comic Con, 30-31 Aug 2014
London Expo, 24-26 Oct 2014
Thought Bubble, 15-16 Nov 2014

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OFFICIAL WEBSITE ~ W W W . F Y R E D R A K E . N E T ~ fyredrake.net/
PLEASE NOTE I'm not on dA all the time.
I ♥ your +fav // +watch, I reciprocate when I can!
If you need me urgently please email me [sonia@fyredrake.net]
You are also very welcome to follow me on...
Facebook - www.facebook.com/sonia.leong.m…
Twitter - twitter.com/sonia_leong
Tumblr - sonia-leong.tumblr.com/
...as I often post work in progress pictures and chat a bit more about life and my thoughts in general

  • Listening to: The 1975

New facebook page + mini Winter 2013 update

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 10, 2013, 1:02 PM
Buy my books:
Sweatdrop Studios
Amazon

Next events:
No events planned due to Maternity Leave
Possible London MCM Expo Oct 2013?


Hi everyone! Just wanted to announce that I have set up a new official facebook page to archive/organise various artworks, work in progress, and to give any notice of events I'll be attending etc. I am on facebook more often than on deviantArt, so it is well worth a quick "like" if you want up-to-the-minute information from me.

My Official Facebook:

In other news, I am working on MANY little projects, I will be announcing them shortly as I get confirmation and public stuff to show you online. Having a little baby makes things ten times longer to deal with, but I'm slowly getting there, LOL. Please be patient and stick with me, I have so many nice things to get out!

In case you missed out my recent publications , please check out my previous journal entry for links and descriptions! Here: sonialeong.deviantart.com/jour…


~♥~

OFFICIAL WEBSITE ~ W W W . F Y R E D R A K E . N E T fyredrake.net/
PLEASE NOTE I'm not on dA all the time. I ♥ your +fav // +watch, I reciprocate when I can!
If you need me urgently please email me [sonia@fyredrake.net]

Summer 2013 Update

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 21, 2013, 8:49 AM
Buy my books:
Sweatdrop Studios
Amazon

Next events:
No events planned due to Maternity Leave
Possible London MCM Expo Oct 2013?


Welcome to my deviantArt if you are new! I've noticed quite a few new watchers, thanks so much! Unfortunately (or fortunately?), I'm on maternity leave until February 2014 so I've not had much time to come on here or reply to messages etc. quickly.

My little son Kris is now 10 weeks old and still taking up 90% of my time, LOL. If you would like to see pictures of him, plenty on my Tumblr account (just view my diary entry from my page and the links are in the navigation bar). I'm not going to bore you all on here with too many details about him as everything I need to say is there!

If you have any art/work enquiries, please head on over to my group, Sweatdrop Studios and email my colleagues, they should be able to help you. www.sweatdrop.com/

My latest books and work schedule:

Draw Manga: Complete Skills is my latest how-to-draw Manga book and comes with links to video tutorials I made to accompany the book! Please check it out, I'm very pleased with how the book came out as it covers EVERYTHING. Musculature, weaponry, publishing, you name it! It also features art from many of my skilled friends and colleagues. www.amazon.co.uk/Draw-Manga-Co…

101 Top Tips From Professional Manga Artists is out now and has received great reviews so far! I collaborated with a fabulous bunch of artists to produce this book, primarily aimed at intermediate artists. Go buy it! www.ilex-press.com/books/101-t…

My fortnightly tutorials for Letraset's blog on drawing Manga Characters will still continue for the forseeable future. letrasetblog.com/author/sonia/

'A Brush With Magic', a fantasy light novel I wrote for NaNoWriMo 2012, I'm fully illustrating it and hope to get it out within a year. If you want to find out more about it and read excerpts or view related artwork, head to my Tumblr 'brushmagic' tagged posts. sonia-leong.tumblr.com/tagged/…;

I also intend to get volume 2 done of Love Stuffing (www.sweatdrop.com/shop/id54_Lo…) , and to pick up FujoFujo again! (fujofujo.com/)

Remember to check out my ongoing deals: BUY AYA TAKEO vol.3 FROM THE SWEATDROP ONLINE SHOP! www.sweatdrop.com/shop/id100_A…
Also, you can buy Once Upon a Time for only 5.00 from Sweatdrop's store! www.sweatdrop.com/shop/id53_On…

Remember that if you want to keep up-to-the-minute with anything I do, make sure to check out my Twitter, Tumblr, links in the above navigation bar! To catch up on past news, please read my Tumblr #fyredrake-news entries. sonia-leong.tumblr.com/tagged/…


~♥~

OFFICIAL WEBSITE ~ W W W . F Y R E D R A K E . N E T fyredrake.net/
PLEASE NOTE I'm not on dA all the time. I ♥ your +fav // +watch, I reciprocate when I can!
If you need me urgently please email me [sonia@fyredrake.net]

Spring Update 2013

Journal Entry: Wed May 1, 2013, 2:56 AM
Buy my books:
Sweatdrop Studios
Amazon

Next events:
No events planned due to Maternity Leave
Possible London MCM Expo Oct 2013?


So much has happened in my life over the past few months; most notably swelling up to the size of a whale as I await the imminent arrival of my SON AND HEIR! Yes, I'm OFFICIALLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE UNTIL January 2014, WOOHOO!!! So only personal/fun projects from now until then. If you were hoping to hire me for work/commissions etc. very sorry, but I will probably be too occupied with a little baby to be able to help you if it's urgent. Please head on over to my group, Sweatdrop Studios and email my colleagues your enquiry, they should be able to help you. www.sweatdrop.com/

I've been pretty busy 'til now though, as I've got several books out! More announcements to come as we get closer to release dates, but 101 Top Tips From Professional Manga Artists is out now and has received great reviews so far! I collaborated with a fabulous bunch of artists to produce this book, primarily aimed at intermediate artists. Go buy it! www.ilex-press.com/books/101-t…

My fortnightly tutorials for Letraset's blog on drawing Manga Characters will still continue for the forseeable future. letrasetblog.com/author/sonia/

'A Brush With Magic', a fantasy light novel I wrote for NaNoWriMo 2012, I'm fully illustrating it and hope to get it out in October. If you want to find out more about it and read excerpts or view related artwork, head to my Tumblr 'brushmagic' tagged posts. sonia-leong.tumblr.com/tagged/…

I also intend to get volume 2 done of Love Stuffing (www.sweatdrop.com/shop/id54_Lo…) , and to pick up FujoFujo again! (fujofujo.com/)

Remember to check out my ongoing deals: BUY AYA TAKEO vol.3 FROM THE SWEATDROP ONLINE SHOP! www.sweatdrop.com/shop/id100_A…
Also, you can buy Once Upon a Time for only 5.00 from Sweatdrop's store! www.sweatdrop.com/shop/id53_On…

Remember that if you want to keep up-to-the-minute with anything I do, make sure to check out my Twitter, Tumblr, links in the above navigation bar! To catch up on past news, please read my Tumblr #fyredrake-news entries. sonia-leong.tumblr.com/tagged/…

~♥~

OFFICIAL WEBSITE ~ W W W . F Y R E D R A K E . N E T fyredrake.net/
PLEASE NOTE I'm not on dA all the time. I ♥ your +fav // +watch, I reciprocate when I can!
If you need me urgently please email me [sonia@fyredrake.net]

Merry Christmas 2012 and Happy New Year 2013

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 25, 2012, 8:34 AM


Hello everyone! Hope that you all have had a great Christmas day and all around generally good holiday season. I'm in Thailand at the moment, visiting family (we're not Thai, we're actually Chinese-Malaysian, but they live/work in Bangkok) and stuffing my face and getting totally spoilt. Part of it is of course, due to some very big news...

I'm pregnant with my first child! ^^ The baby is due in early June 2013.

This is wonderful for my personal work, as I'll be taking a year off from working for others to do stuff purely for myself and the child. But not so good for convention stuff! I will be doing a couple of events in 2013, but will be stopping from April onwards to be a full time mother. So you will see me online PLENTY but in person at events, not so much XD

Anyway, in case you missed my Christmas 2012 artwork, here it is:
Merry Christmas 2012 from Silas and Rua by sonialeong

And of course, if you want to keep up to date with me more regularly, you can always view my Twitter (twitter.com/sonia_leong). My Tumblr (sonia-leong.tumblr.com/) is a particularly good place to see my Work-In-Progress shots, as I tend not to upload them on dA.

All the best to everyone and wishing you a great 2013 ^^

~♥~

OFFICIAL WEBSITE ~ W W W . F Y R E D R A K E . N E T fyredrake.net/
PLEASE NOTE I'm not on dA all the time. I ♥ your +fav // +watch, I reciprocate when I can!
If you need me urgently please email me [sonia@fyredrake.net]

SWEATDROP STUDIOS AND I ATTENDING LONDON MCM EXPO

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 27, 2012, 10:51 AM


Sweatdrop Studios will be attending the London MCM Expo, as usual! 26-28 October 2012. We will be found in the Comic Village section and will be there Friday, Saturday and Sunday! www.londonexpo.com/

Members who will be attending include:
Rebecca Burgess (bex)
Hayden Scott-Baron (dock)
Irina Richards
Morag Lewis (Sunkitten)
Shazleen Khan (+Shiny)
Sonia Leong

Head to www.sweatdrop.com/about-us/ to read more about us and see which comics and books we made! Please come and say hi to us at the table - we only have 2-3 friends/spouses acting as sales assistants so if you speak to someone at the Sweatdrop stand, most likely it will be one of us, the creators behind the books ♥

We will also be offering lots of stuff aside from books! Badges! Keyrings! Lucky packs/BROKEN BISCUITS! (old comics or small defects) Original Art Prints in A5, A4 and A3! www.sweatdrop.com/forum/showth…

and... EVENT SKETCHES/COMMISSIONS!
Several of our members will be happy to do sketches for you if you ask! We are all very individual though, so our styles are very different, we may use different sizes of paper and offer different finishes (pencil, inks, coloured markers). Our prices ranges from £5 to £20 depending on the request. Always subject to availability, as our members need time off for food and shopping too


LETRASET MANGA SCHOOL SESSIONS!
Some of Sweatdrop Studio's members will be involved in running teaching sessions for Letraset at this October's event! They are happening over Saturday and Sunday. Keep checking their blog to find out more details, or enquire at the stand on the day and drop in! letrasetblog.com/
Morag Lewis will be running sessions on Manga Storytelling and Preparing For Print.
Sonia Leong will be running sessions on Head Construction & Design and Drawing Hair & Choosing Styles.

We hope to see lots of you there!!! For further discussion and updates, please head to our official forum thread: t.co/PIcZMgGu

~♥~

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If you need me urgently please email me [sonia@fyredrake.net]

A Very British Summer

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 7, 2012, 11:08 AM


What a summer it has turned out to be! I have been kept very busy with events for most of the spring, then after that I've been knee-deep in project work with various publishers. But I've tried to pull back from going to too many conventions for the purposes of health and sanity XD Instead, I'm trying to have more fun, relax more, play more video games, and do more fun outings for real. Latitude Festival, Reading Festival, going to the Olympics, doing another fashion shoot, seeing my favourite Japanese rock band, L'Arc~en~Ciel, live at the O2... it's been great! I have done some artwork here and there... not as much as I would like (for example, I really need to do more pages for FujoFujo!), but as always, when you do this for a living, you have to prioritise the paid stuff and there's a lot that I can't show you until the books are formally published! I will let you know as soon as something is out ^^ If you want to keep up with what I do day-to-day, check out my twitter/tumblr!

Try not to get rained on too much, everyone! Love to you all ^^

P.S. I decided to play with some Journal skins :3 I customised it with my own imagery, but please view the credits link above and show them some love!

~♥~

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If you need me urgently please email me [sonia@fyredrake.net]

Hello 2012 :D

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 6, 2012, 3:24 AM


Sorry for not updating my journal for a while, I have been busy working~  but as you know, if this is your job, you can't always show your works in public until a later date.

Travelling really took over last autumn so I got quite behind on a lot of professional and personal works. I'm not out of the water yet - even over Christmas and during some of the bank holidays I was trying to catch up! I do want to get back into putting some more new and properly polished stuff up here soon though, I'm aiming for something nice for Chinese New Year and something nice for Valentines that I missed out on last time XD

Many thanks to all my new watchers and friends, hope you all have had a good new year and I wish you all the best for 2012 :)

~♥~

OFFICIAL WEBSITE ~ W W W . F Y R E D R A K E . N E T fyredrake.net/
PLEASE NOTE I'm not on dA all the time. I ♥ your +fav // +watch, I reciprocate when I can!
If you need me urgently please email me [sonia@fyredrake.net]
Did you know that I have a Tumblr account? My user name is sonia-leong, direct link is here sonia-leong.tumblr.com/

I use it purely as a blog (for my art, life, fashion and writing) rather than interaction, so I may not follow you back, as I prefer to keep up to date with my nearest and dearest via other means (mainly Twitter, or Facebook).

Speaking of which, do you follow me on Twitter? Very similarly, my user name is sonia_leong, direct link is here twitter.com/sonia_leong

See you there!

~♥~
OFFICIAL WEBSITE ~ W W W . F Y R E D R A K E . N E T fyredrake.net/
PLEASE NOTE I'm not on dA all the time. I ♥ +fav // +watch, I reciprocate when I can!
If you need me urgently please email me [sonia@fyredrake.net]
I've finally started broadcasting my work on livestream!

LIVESTREAM LINK:
www.livestream.com/sonia_leong

Currently I'm working on:
Cambi, new mascot character for CamCon

I will save the videos I make, so far I've planned only casual "watch me as I work" stuff rather than full video tutorials.

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OFFICIAL WEBSITE

W W W . F Y R E D R A K E . N E T fyredrake.net/


NOTICE TO ALL VISITORS:

I'm sometimes away for several weeks from dA due to work. I truly appreciate it when you +fav or +watch/friend me, eventually I will get through my inbox and visit your pages too! If you need me urgently please:
email me [sonia@fyredrake.net]
visit the Sweatdrop Studios forums www.sweatdrop.com/forum/
leave a comment on my livejournal sonia-leong.livejournal.com/
TODAY IS THE LAUNCH DAY of the comic! Fujo Fujo! (link below)

www.fujofujo.com/

This 4-koma webcomic is about a normal girl who has moved into a house full of female otaku.

I will be adding more stuff to the website shortly, but be sure to check out the site every Tuesday and Friday!

If you have a handy news reader, you can also subscribe to the RSS feed on the website.

I will be introducing a twitter hashtag on my twitter account (sonia_leong) to remind people about the comic - #fujofujo

If you managed to nab one of the limited edition hand made booklets at Expo, GOOD FOR YOU! You got one of the mere fifteen I ended up making *shock horror*

I will post up a compilation of some of the original sketches I gave away in each of the books, sooooon

But yeah!! YEAH!! Comments and shizz appreciated, website traffic needed, spread the word AND ALL :love:

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OFFICIAL WEBSITE

W W W . F Y R E D R A K E . N E T fyredrake.net/


NOTICE TO ALL VISITORS:

I'm sometimes away for several weeks from dA due to work. I truly appreciate it when you +fav or +watch/friend me, eventually I will get through my inbox and visit your pages too! If you need me urgently please:
email me [sonia@fyredrake.net]
visit the Sweatdrop Studios forums www.sweatdrop.com/forum/
leave a comment on my livejournal sonia-leong.livejournal.com/
Sorry for my absence yet again! I've entered LudumDare #20 - a videogame competition where you have to make a game from start to finish in less than 48 hrs!
I made a Ren'Ai game, "Let Me Save You! Your Faithful Companion". You can read more about my entry and view images and see a video and you download it and play it too, just head to my deviation for more info: fav.me/d3fexxj

Otherwise, I hope everyone has had a nice weekend ^^

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OFFICIAL WEBSITE

W W W . F Y R E D R A K E . N E T fyredrake.net/


NOTICE TO ALL VISITORS:

I'm sometimes away for several weeks from dA due to work. I truly appreciate it when you +fav or +watch/friend me, eventually I will get through my inbox and visit your pages too! If you need me urgently please:
email me [sonia@fyredrake.net]
visit the Sweatdrop Studios forums www.sweatdrop.com/forum/
leave a comment on my livejournal sonia-leong.livejournal.com/
Recovering from quite a bad 'flu as well XD but all the frolicking in the snow was worth it for these shots!

A mini collage on dA here: fav.me/d3a7isv
And if you want to see larger pics on FlickR, go here: www.flickr.com/photos/sonia_le…

Enjoy :3

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OFFICIAL WEBSITE

W W W . F Y R E D R A K E . N E T fyredrake.net/


NOTICE TO ALL VISITORS:

I'm sometimes away for several weeks from dA due to work. I truly appreciate it when you +fav or +watch/friend me, eventually I will get through my inbox and visit your pages too! If you need me urgently please:
email me [sonia@fyredrake.net]
visit the Sweatdrop Studios forums www.sweatdrop.com/forum/
leave a comment on my livejournal sonia-leong.livejournal.com/