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2015 Convention Schedule

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 20, 2015, 2:01 AM
January 29-31: Salt Lake City FanX - Salt Lake City, Utah - CONFIRMED
February 7 & 8: Dallas Sci-Fi Expo - Irving Convention Center, Irving, TX - CONFIRMED


March 7 & 8: STAPLE! Austin, TX - CONFIRMED
March 20-22: Heart of Texas Comic Con - Waco, TX - CONFIRMED

April 4-6: HavenCon - Austin, TX - CONFIRMED
April 10-12: Megacon, Orlando, Florida - CONFIRMED

May: Dallas Comic Con - CONFIRMED

June: Amazing Vegas Comic Con - TBA

July: San Japan - TBA

August 7-9: Texas Comicon San Antonio - TBA
August: Dallas Fan Appreciation Day - TBA

September: Amazing Houston - CONFIRMED
September: Sale Lake City Comicon - CONFIRMED

October: Dallas Fan Days - TBA
October: Geek Girls Con -  Seattle, WA  - TBA
October: RealmsCon -  Corpus Christi, TX - TBA

Conventions 2014

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 28, 2014, 10:15 AM
CONVENTIONS 2014:
February 8-9:  Dallas Sci-Fi Expo - Irving, TX
February 22: Dragon's Lair Con - Austin, TX
March 21-23: Megacon - Orlando, FL
April 17-19: Salt Lake City FANX - Salt Lake City, UT
May 16-18: Dallas Comic Con - Dallas, TX -
June 20, 21 & 22: Texas Comicon 2014 - San Antonio, TX
July 18-20: San Japan - San Antonio, TX
August 1-3: Wizard World San Antonio, TX
August 9: Fan Appreciation Day - Dallas, TX 
August 29-31: Amazing Houston Comic Con
September 4-6: Salt Lake City Comic Con - Salt Lake City, UT 
September 26-28:  Alamo City Comic Con - San Antonio, TX
October 2-4: Wizard World Austin - Austin, TX </strike>
October 17-19: Dallas Fan Days - Irving, TX 


Sketch Book Auction is up!

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 7, 2014, 6:13 PM
Sketch Book Auction! by NikkiWardArt

Do you want an entire sketchbook full of drawings of your choice, created by me?  Because apparently sketchbook auctions are a popular thing right now!

You'll get to choose the content on the inside!  And, yes, I'll draw the hell out of some Alice vs. ALICE for you!  Also, sexy stuff.

To see the rules and start bidding, head over to my Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/NikkiWardArt

Happy bidding! <3

Sketch Card Commissions open!

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 23, 2014, 10:52 PM
Hey, all!

I'm opening up sketch card commissions for a limited amount of time.  If you're interested, please send me a note, and I'll get to work!


Sketch Card Commissions OPEN! by NikkiWardArt


CONVENTIONS 2014:
February 8-9:  Dallas Sci-Fi Expo - Irving, TX - CONFIRMED
February 22: Dragon's Lair Con - Austin, TX - CONFIRMED
March 21-23: Megacon - Orlando, FL - CONFIRMED
April 17-19: Salt Lake City FANX - Salt Lake City, UT - CONFIRMED
May 16-18: Dallas Comic Con - Dallas, TX - CONFIRMED
June 20, 21 & 22: Texas Comicon 2014 - San Antonio, TX - CONFIRMED
July 18-20: San Japan - San Antonio, TX - CONFIRMED
August 29-31: Amazing Houston Comic COn - CONFIRMED
September 4-6: Salt Lake City Comic Con - Salt Lake City, UT - CONFIRMED
October 2-4: Wizard World Austin - Austin, TX - CONFIRMED
October 10-12: Dallas Fan Days - Irving, TX - CONFIRMED


  • Listening to: The Dark Tower: Wizard & Glass audiobook
  • Playing: Wildstar

2014 Update and Convention Schedule

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 7, 2014, 1:30 PM
Hey all!

Hope the New Year is treating everyone well so far.  I've been exploding with art, which is good news considering how many conventions I'll be at in 2014.

Last year I had a lot going on.  I was focused on planning a Disneyland wedding, getting married and then trying to find a job that could sustain me both financially and not make me want to throw myself off of a bridge.  It was a tumultuous year for me (minus the week of my wedding, which was wonderful) and I was saddened to look back and see that I didn't really do any art in 2014, save for the button/pendant designs I knocked out and lip balm labels for the products in my Etsy store.  

So, this year, I'm going to re-focus.  You'll see a lot of new art coming out of me, mostly in the form of prints.  For those of you waiting on more Alice vs. ALICE, I super appreciate your patience and sustained enthusiasm for the whole thing.  It's staggering to think that the last Alice vs. ALICE piece I did was almost a year ago.  To be honest, I don't know how much longer I'll be continuing the series.  I have thumbnailed the 9-page script for getting the girls out of Disneyland, and I don't have much planned past that.  I've had an idea for an original webcomic in my head for some time now and that may need my attention more than AvsA, simply because it will be something of my own design and creation, not using someone else's characters - as much as I love the girls.  I hope all the fans who have loved and followed AvsA will understand, and know that it isn't the end, but it's certainly going to be tapering down after the girls find their way out of the Disney park without getting arrested.

I think I should also take a moment and recognize those individuals still waiting for me to fill my end of the deal for my Kickstarter - there are some of you who have not received your rewards, and I know all your names by heart.  They're sitting here right in front of me, on an Excel spreadsheet pinned to the cork board by my computer monitor.  I haven't forgotten, and I promise you'll all get what you were guaranteed.  I bit off way more than I could chew with that Kickstarter, I didn't realize the sheer amount of custom work that had to be done and was not prepared for it.  That's nobody's fault but my own, and I'll be rectifying it this year.

I'd like to close out by posting my convention schedule for the year:


February 8-9:  Dallas Sci-Fi Expo - Irving, TX - CONFIRMED
February 22: Dragon's Lair Con - Austin, TX - CONFIRMED
March 21-23: Megacon - Orlando, FL - CONFIRMED
April 17-19: Salt Lake City FANX - Salt Lake City, UT - CONFIRMED
May 16-18: Dallas Comic Con - Dallas, TX - CONFIRMED
June 20, 21 & 22: Texas Comicon 2014 - San Antonio, TX - CONFIRMED
July 18-20: San Japan - San Antonio, TX - CONFIRMED
August 29-31: Amazing Houston Comic COn - CONFIRMED
September 4-6: Salt Lake City Comic Con - Salt Lake City, UT - CONFIRMED
October 2-4: Wizard World Austin - Austin, TX - CONFIRMED
October 10-12: Dallas Fan Days - Irving, TX - CONFIRMED


Anyhoo, sorry for the wall o' text that is this journal entry.  I'll try and keep it to less gabbing, more artsing next time =)  Thanks all for your time, hope 2014 is good to you and yours.

<3 Nikki


  • Listening to: Florence & the Machine
  • Watching: Fringe: Season 7
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Hey all!

Been a while between updates.  I've been insanely busy trying to find full time jobs that supported my financial needs and didn't spike my anxiety through the roof.  Unfortunately, I failed at that, so I've decided to go freelance.  I've launched a whole new line of geek-themed lip balms using my artwork, as well as revamped my Etsy store.  In December, I will be taking art commissions, which make great gifts by the way!

Check out my new Etsy store here:  www.etsy.com/shop/GeekFireLabs

I'm also showing at Austin Comic Con this weekend!  So if you're in the Austin area, don't miss out.  It's going to be great.  Last year was, and they have even more celebrity guests and incredible artisans this year.  I'll be showing with my friend, Jeena ( jpepart.deviantart.com/ ) , at table D14!

Here's the MAP:


Drop by and see me if you can!  If you can't, check out my Etsy store.  Almost everything I sell at conventions are sold there! ^^

<3 you guys and gals.  I'll try to update more often on here!

<3
Nikki

Hi all!

Many of you are aware of the Alice: Otherlands Kickstarter.  For those who aren't, I would like to make you aware of it!  American McGee has acquired film rights to the "Alice" property and is ramping up for a series of animated short films featuring our favorite tortured, blood-soaked heroine.  The Kickstarter is within its last 66 hours of funding and needs your help to become a reality!

Please visit the Alice: Otherlands Kickstarter page to check out the video, and throw money at it!  If you are unable to fund then please at least pass on the message to friends and other fans.

I love ALICE and the world that American McGee and Spicy Horse have created, and I hope they reach their target goal - we need more madness in this world!

<3
Nikki

Comics, Conventions and Commissions

Sat Jun 15, 2013, 7:52 AM
I feel like I've been so out of touch with my Watchers all year, probably because I've been eyeball-deep in planning a Disney wedding (which was utterly exhausting but  awesome, yay!) and then jumped straight into a full time job after.  I'm sorry I've been absent!  I've worked out my schedule to the point where I will hopefully have more time for my art.  

As of today I'll be inking my next installment of Alice vs. ALICE, which will be a 4 page comic.  I'm also working on a few prints and buttons for my Etsy store and future conventions.


Speaking of which, I have a convention schedule!

San Japan: August 16-18  San Antonio,TX
Artist Alley - PENDING - Doesn't look like we were able to get a table at the resale =/

Dallas Fan Days:  October 4-6  Dallas, TX
Artist Alley - CONFIRMED

Austin Comic Con: November 22-24  Austin, TX
Artist Alley - CONFIRMED

Ikkicon: December 29 - 31  Austin, TX
Artist Alley - CONFIRMED

Megacon: March  Orlando, FL
Artist Alley - CONFIRMED


I've also decided to open a few sketch card commission slots!  If you would like a hand-drawn piece of original art from me, now is a great time!  Examples of my sketch cards can be seen here:  nikkiwardart.deviantart.com/ga…    Full color sketch card commissions are $15.00 USD plus shipping, depending on where you are in the world.  Sketch card commissions will be accepted and completed on a first come, first serve basis.  I have 5 slots available at this time.  Please comment on *this journal entry* to request a slot.  If you get a slot, I'll Note you about your commission and to request your address and gather payment info.  Payment is respectfully requested before the work begins, Paypal only, please!


COMMISSION SLOTS:
1.  MistyRydia - COMPLETE
2.  MistyRydia - COMPLETE
3.
4.
5.


Thanks, everyone!  <3



  • Listening to: Big hair 80&#039;s bands on mah spotify
  • Reading: A Storm of Swords - George R R Martin (again)
  • Watching: Fringe
  • Playing: League of Legends, Sona plz &lt;3

MAWWAGE!

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 6:04 AM
Heading to Disneyland to get married!  Be back on the 6th, and then you will start to see a ton of new art come out of me!

Till then! <3

<3 ~ Nikki

  • Listening to: &#039;I See The Light&#039; - Tangled Soundtrack
  • Reading: &#039;A Feast for Crows&#039; - George RR Martin

First Journal of 2013

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 9:17 PM
No matter how much I stress and prepare, the end of the year always ends up kicking my ass and I need about three weeks to recover.

I've been MIA for a while due to several annoying bouts of illness, travelling and planning my wedding in April, but I've not been idle!  I've been working on Kickstarter art (I'm embarrassingly behind on that, but bound and determined to deliver each and every reward to each and every backer).  Ikkicon was good, and it taught me that anime cons are a lot different from comic cons but still fun!  I'm so out of the loop on which animes are popular right now.  Just started watching Black Butler and Soul Eater.  So far they do not make me want to rip my eyeballs out, but neither do they make me want to create fan art.  So there's that  =/

BUT I do have some new stuff coming out.  Ponies, Adventure Time and Pokemon are all on the list for pendants and pins.  I have some pony pendants for sale right now in my Etsy store right here - please check them out:  www.etsy.com/shop/SpiralMoonSt…

Also: Pokemon X,Y, you guys.  Omg.  So excited.  Must get a Nintendo 3DSXL.  Just take all my money already, Nintendo.

I have the next 5 pages of Alice vs. ALICE penciled out and ready for ink and color.  However, I have several other pressing commitments that need tending to before we can get the gals out of the Disney park.  Sit tight, it's on its way, it just may be a month or so more before my schedule clears and I can devote an entire week to the process.  My wedding and my Kickstarter backers come first, and that's as it should be.

And I'm planning on having a table at several conventions this year: (I'm still waiting to hear back on some of these.)


Dallas Comic Con: May 17-19, Dallas TX
Artist Alley - CONFIRMED

A-KON: May 31 - June 2, Dallas TX
Artist Alley - pending

Anime Overload:  July, Austin TX
Artist Alley - CONFIRMED

San Japan: August 16-18  San Antonio,TX
Artist Alley - pending

Austin Comic Con: November 22-24  Austin, TX
Artist Alley - CONFIRMED

Ikkicon: December 29 - 31  Austin, TX
Artist Alley - CONFIRMED


Aaand, yeah, that's all I can think of right now!  

<3
Nikki

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Commissions - Closed by SweetDuke No Requests by SweetDuke MLP: Friendship is Magic Stamp by ecokitty American McGee Alice Fan Stamp by Annortha Disney Stamp by Disney-Love Thank you for the favs Stamp by violetsteel

  • Listening to: Beatles &#039;LOVE&#039; soundtrack
  • Reading: Harry Potter &amp; the Goblet of Fire - rereading!
  • Watching: Sweet Genius on Food Network

Etsy Black Friday/Cyber Monday SALE!

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:21 PM
Hi everybody!  Just a quick update to let you know that I'm having a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale over at my Etsy Store!  It begins on Monday, Nov 20 and ends on Monday, Nov 27.

Use the promotional code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout to receive 15% off on your ENTIRE purchase!  Button pins and mini prints make amazing stocking stuffers and gifts for yourself or friends!

Here is the link to my Etsy store:  Spiral Moon Studios

<3
Nikki

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Commissions - Closed by SweetDuke No Requests by SweetDuke MLP: Friendship is Magic Stamp by ecokitty American McGee Alice Fan Stamp by Annortha Disney Stamp by Disney-Love Thank you for the favs Stamp by violetsteel

  • Reading: 'Divergent' - Veronica Roth. It sucks.
  • Watching: Star Wars trilogy
I have returned victorious from Austin Comic Con!  What a great time, you guys, seriously.  I was blown away by the amount of support I received.  Thanks to all of my Kickstarter backers for making this possible, and to all of you who drove out to see me.  Means the world!

So now I am jumping straight into Kickstarter reward mode, but before I disappear into the magical land of sketch card commissions and shipping rates, I have just a couple of quick announcements.

~ My Etsy site has been revamped, and I have added a ton of new prints and pins and the like left over from ACC.  So if you've ever wanted an Alice vs. ALICE print or your choice of Pony pins, now is an excellent time to grab 'em!  Here is the link to my Etsy store.

~ I now have a Facebook page for my art!  Please feel free to head over there and 'Like' the page for frequent updates and a future giveaway!

~ A heartfelt thanks to :iconmcat711:, :iconviolet1202:, :iconthe-other-mooncry:, :icontombraider4ever: for participating in the Alice vs. ALICE Halloween contest over at :iconalice-vs-alice-fc:!  You guys and gals rock my socks, I hope you know that.

I believe that's all for now!  Off to art!

<3
Nikki

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Commissions - Closed by SweetDuke No Requests by SweetDuke MLP: Friendship is Magic Stamp by ecokitty American McGee Alice Fan Stamp by Annortha Disney Stamp by Disney-Love Thank you for the favs Stamp by violetsteel

  • Reading: Good Omens - Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
This weekend doth fast approach, and with it comes Austin Comic Con.  Me an' my ARTner in crime, JPepArt , will be at booth #2401.  This would not have been possible without my amazing Kickstarter backers.  I hearts each and every one of you and can't wait to send out the surveys and get to mailing your reward goodies to you.  :)

Here is a handy-dandy map so that you will not get lost on your way to saying hi to me at the convention.  

ALSO, Just a friendly reminder that the Alice vs. ALICE Halloween Fan Art Contest is drawing to a close.  Pun seriously intended.  October 26th is the last day to enter.  So, rev up your spooky art engines and submit your doodles for a chance to win custom art prizes drawn by yours truly!

ALSO ALSO, if you happen to be in downtown Austin this upcoming Friday night, and you see a crazy-looking chick dressed in an American McGee costume passing out business cards and being filmed, then please scream, "HI, CRAZY-LOOKING CHICK" because that will be me.

ALSO ALSO ALSO, you should definitely follow me on Facebook now. :D

See you all on the other side of the convention!


<3
Nikki

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Commissions - Closed by SweetDuke No Requests by SweetDuke MLP: Friendship is Magic Stamp by ecokitty American McGee Alice Fan Stamp by Annortha Disney Stamp by Disney-Love Thank you for the favs Stamp by violetsteel

  • Listening to: Touch the Sky - BRAVE soundtrack
  • Reading: Good Omens - Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
  • Eating: The 18 lbs of candy from Disneyland Halloween :D

Feature: JPepArt

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:25 PM
I would like to interrupt my usual ramblings with a feature that is long overdue.

In two weeks I will be sharing a table at Austin Comic Con with :iconjpepart:, who is a friend and also an incredibly talented artist.  I met Jeena a year before I actually met her, through her sketchbook.  She'd left it near the desk where I used to work.  I picked it up, fell in love with its contents, and promptly left her a creepy stalker message on a sticky note inside.  'Bout a year later we wound up on the same work team and, BAM, insta-friends!  That is how we roll.

So, I want to share her art.  If I could, I'd shout it from the rooftops because it constantly floors me.  Her style, details and colors are just lovely.

Check out her beautiful work, watch her, gives her some lurve.  <3


Pumpkins by JPepArt    Poison Ivy ACEO by JPepArt         

    Queen Chrysalis by JPepArt    Princess Luna MLH by JPepArt      

Marvel Lineup 1 by JPepArt    Luv for Tigers by JPepArt    Lark by JPepArt    Narwhal! by JPepArt


<3
Nikki

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Commissions - Closed by SweetDuke No Requests by SweetDuke MLP: Friendship is Magic Stamp by ecokitty American McGee Alice Fan Stamp by Annortha Disney Stamp by Disney-Love Thank you for the favs Stamp by violetsteel

My Kickstarter project ended last night and was funded 802% of the original $400.00 goal!  I am still in shock.  I probably sound like a broken record right now, but thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. You have literally kick-started my independent art career and have made it possible for me to shoot for a dream I've had since I was a wee Nikki. Your love, encouragement and support means the world to me. I won't let you down ♥

So, what happens now?  In a word: ART.  Lots and lots and lots of art.  I have been working every day on prints, pins, keychains and all the necessary accouterments for my table at Austin Comic Con.  The convention is October 26, 27th & 28th (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) in downtown Austin, TX, so if any of you are close by please consider swinging in!

One last note regarding the Kickstarter:  Thanks to the overwhelming support, I will now also have an Artist Alley table this year for Ikkicon 2012 in Austin!  If all goes well there, I may also be at Dallas A-Kon in June of 2013 as well.  Honestly, a dream come true, you guys!

And nowww, I want to take a moment to tell you about out a contest that's going on over at Alice-vs-Alice-FC - It is their first contest and the theme is Alice vs. ALICE: Halloween!  There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, which include a sketch card and 8x10 character commissions drawn up by yours truly!  So put your spooky pants on and doodle up the Wonderland gals!  Here is the link to the Alice vs. ALICE Halloween contest!

All for now, I'm off to work on prints!

<3
Nikki

OH I ALMOST FORGOT!  I now have a Facebook Page!    You can follow me here!

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Commissions - Closed by SweetDuke No Requests by SweetDuke MLP: Friendship is Magic Stamp by ecokitty American McGee Alice Fan Stamp by Annortha Disney Stamp by Disney-Love Thank you for the favs Stamp by violetsteel

  • Listening to: MUSE
  • Reading: The Hobbit
  • Watching: Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Playing: Mists of Pandaria - DON'T JUDGE MEH :P

Catching My Breath!

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:21 PM
Sooo, yeah.  Holy burritos, you guys!  It's been one very mind-blowing week!

My Kickstarter project was funded within 24 hours and just continued to skyrocket from there.  I couldn't believe it, still can't.  I'm shocked, excited and - well, humbly grateful, really.  Once I picked my jaw up off the floor I started formulating a solid game plan for how I will use the funds to help my independent art aspirations, what I will set aside for Ikkicon this December, etc.  Here's some random good news:  I can get a button maker for all my pins - which, as I found out, is a great investment and cheaper in the long run than ordering them from other companies!  Whooo knewww?

I also came up with a stretch goal for $2,000 (because stretch goals are the things to do on Kickstarter!)  If we hit $2,000 it firstly means that someone will need to grab a defibrillator and zap me back into the waking world, and secondly it means I will be able to print the first volume of my Alice vs. ALICE comic!  At this time, I estimate that it will be a 20 page, full-color, stapled comic, complete with comics, sketches and possibly an art piece or two - maybe some fan art, we'll see. Backers at the $30.00 level and above will receive a signed copy and EVERY backer will receive a .pdf copy! Please note that if this stretch goal is met then the mini-comics will most likely not be shipped out until December 2012 or January 2013 due to the time it will take to format the pages and send them to print.

Also, since we blew past the $1,700 mark, I'm excited to say that backers at pledge level $15.00 and up will be receiving a 3" UBERPIN featuring original artwork that nobody has seen yet :)

Long story short, there are still 22 days to go on this Kickstarter project, and I'm about $189.00 away from being able to print the first volume of AvsA!  So, if'n you feel like it, please feel free to toss a couple of bucks into the pot, or pass it along to your friends and family :)

Here is the link to my Kickstarter project and video! 

And just as a heads up, I'm going to be kinda MIA for the next 6 days.  Heading off to see some family and do wedding dress shopping and have my wedding shower!  The theme of my shower is Mad Bride's Tea Party and I made tiny Mad Hatter hats for the guests to wear.  Directly following that is my niece's My Little Pony party, for which I made My Little Pony cutie mark cookies!  I'm going to try to knock out some Sketch Card commissions in the evenings while I'm out there, but we'll see how crazy things are.  Regardless, a buttload of art is on its way to my gallery and I am going to be tethered to my Cintiq till Austin Comic Con....I LOVE IT!  It's honestly what I've wanted to do for so long, a literal dream come true!  :D

Also:  I am working on the hundred dollar Alice vs. ALICE doodles that you all voted on.  Here's what you can look forward to:
$200.00 doodle - A Cheshire cat play-date!
$300.00 doodle:  - Drunken Japanese Kareoke!
$400.00 doodle: - Battle the oncoming zombie squirrel horde!

TL;DR Version:

If you would like to see the first volume of Alice vs. ALICE printed, then please consider becoming a backer of my Kickstarter project!  Also, I'm going to be gone for the next week doing weddingy things but after that there will be an asston of art!  And I also love you guys.  HEARTS <3



~Nikki

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Commissions - Closed by SweetDuke No Requests by SweetDuke MLP: Friendship is Magic Stamp by ecokitty American McGee Alice Fan Stamp by Annortha Disney Stamp by Disney-Love Thank you for the favs Stamp by violetsteel

  • Listening to: Dog Days - Florence & the Machine
  • Reading: Too busy to read right now!
  • Watching: Been too busy to watch anything!
  • Playing: Been too busy for video games! :O
  • Eating: I haz a sammich
  • Drinking: Milk again! I am SUPER hardcore!

Kickstart'd!

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 6:30 PM
I swear I'm not dead.  Quite the opposite, in fact!  I have been busy with my newest brainbaby: a Kickstarter project.  Lil' A and ALICE have generously agreed to be my spokesladies throughout this whole endeavor:

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For those of you who don't know what Kickstarter is, it is a crowd-funding website for creative projects.  Kickstarter has funded a diverse array of endeavors, from independent films to art books to comics to journalism.  In my case, however, I am trying to get to Austin Comic Con, but I need your help to make my first Artist Alley a success!

Click HERE to check out my Kickstarter page and video! 

Also!  For every $100.00 I raise towards my goal, I will release an Alice vs. ALICE doodle.  I will have a poll up on my main DeviantArt page that will let you vote on what weirdness you want to put the Alices through!  Also, once I reach the $300.00 mark, I will release a blooper reel to all my backers that will feature me making an ass of myself - trust me, you don't want to miss it.  :P

In addition to that, I will be updating with a few new sketches, pin designs and finished print designs.  Yay!  *Kermit flail*

So, please, consider backing!  Even $1.00 will help me towards my dream of kick-starting my career as an independent artist.  If you can't fund right now, then please pass it on to your friends, family, co-workers, obscure cousin, etc.  Word of mouth really helps me out!

As always, thank you guys for reading.  You all really are the best!  <3


~Nikki

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Commissions - Closed by SweetDuke No Requests by SweetDuke MLP: Friendship is Magic Stamp by ecokitty American McGee Alice Fan Stamp by Annortha Disney Stamp by Disney-Love Thank you for the favs Stamp by violetsteel

  • Listening to: Little Talks - Monsters & Men
  • Reading: Been too busy to read! :O
  • Watching: Been too busy to watch anything! :O
  • Playing: Been too busy for video games! :O
  • Eating: I AM totally having a cupcake, though...
  • Drinking: Milk...!

San Diego Comic Con and Beyond

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:10 PM
SDCC was so much friggin fun, you guys.  I got to hang out with some good friends, and my fiance and I ran around being super-geeks together.  I think the highlight of my trip was randomly meeting Lauren Faust, aka :iconfyre-flye:,  the creator of My Little Pony, while she was at the Milky Way & the Galaxy Girls booth!  See, look look look!!  sta.sh/0149fw88t5ts

She was so amazingly nice, she drew a doodle in my sketchbook and signed it.  Seriously, my biggest goal for SDCC was to meet her, and I did.  So now I can, you know.  Die happy.

And THEN, as if my MLP shenanigans could not get any better, I found Tara Strong, voice of Twilight Sparkle, signing autographs & taking pictures!!  sta.sh/010gyndwdx4m

I also picked up my commissions from Amy Mebberson, ( :iconmimi-na: ), whom I've followed and admired for years.  She drew Alice and ALICE for me, and I will be hanging them side-by-side on my art wall by my computer :D  You can see the commissions here:  sta.sh/09bxt06xhek

I snapped a picture with her, too: sta.sh/0z4o0gyevnx

Also, this happened, so expect to see some Copic work soon:  sta.sh/01lrgw1f8oq3

All in all, a truly epic Comic Con.

Sooo getting a job is my next priority, especially since I have a wedding coming up in April.  I'm also going to start pumping out prints like there's no tomorrow for Austin Comic Con and Ikkicon, because the more headway I can make on those, the better.  I may also re-open commissions in a few weeks.  We shall see.

For those of you waiting to snatch up some of the pony pins from my set, I have sent them away to print.  They should be ready late July to early August.  I will be selling them on my Etsy site. ( www.etsy.com/shop/SpiralMoonSt… )

As a side note, the money I earn from commissions, pins or other purchases will automatically be put towards my wedding gown.  I've gone back and forth on whether or not to post that information, honestly.  But I've made it a goal to purchase my own dress, so any support shown towards my pins & artwork is deeply appreciated in a very personal way. :)

ALSO, just a note on Alice vs. ALICE.  I know you guys have been waiting a long time for the next comic.  I have it all written & thumbnailed.  I just have to sit down and sketch, ink & color it.  It's a bit intimidating because this next one is going to be the longest one to date and there are backgrounds.  BACKGROUNDS, you guys.  So that may be why I've been putting it off, but it's on its way, I swear!  Thanks for your patience!

Anyhoo, that's all I can think of for now.  Hearts, all!  <3 <3 <3


~Nikki

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Commissions - Closed by SweetDuke No Requests by SweetDuke MLP: Friendship is Magic Stamp by ecokitty American McGee Alice Fan Stamp by Annortha Disney Stamp by Disney-Love Thank you for the favs Stamp by violetsteel

  • Reading: Finishing up 'Storm of Swords', again.
  • Watching: Dark Knight Rises, tonight hopefully.
  • Playing: Pokemon Soul Silver. The addictionnnn....

Commissions OPEN!

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 10:36 PM
Commissions - Open by SweetDuke

As of 6/26/2012, commissions are once again open!  Lemme draw something for ya!  

First, check this image to see what types of commissions I'm offering:


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- Commissions will be accepted and completed on a first come, first serve basis.

- I have only 3 slots available at this time due to Comic Con coming up.  Please comment on *this journal entry* to request a slot.

- If you get a slot, I will Note you about your commission and will have you fill out a short and painless order form.  After we iron out the details, I'll send you the total amount due.  Payment is respectfully requested before the work begins.

- Then, you can sit back, relax and chill while I make zee art magics for you!  If you have any other questions, please ask!

Thanks, everyone! <3


Also, if you missed the memo, my Etsy shop is now open! :D  Check out all my goodies here: *****  www.etsy.com/shop/SpiralMoonSt… *****


Commission Slots:

1. :iconhopelesslydaft: - Commission - Nightmare Pony by NikkiWardArt - Complete 7/2/2012
2. Blade - 4'' round cutesy red Dalek drawing - ink & color - Complete 7/10/2012
3. BabyBluesNV - Color Busts x 2

  • Listening to: BRAVE Soundtrack
  • Reading: 'Storm of Swords' again.
  • Watching: Dr. Who, Season 4
  • Playing: Diablo III

Etsy Shop Open!

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 7:45 PM
Thrilled to say that I've opened up my Etsy shop where you can find button pins of my chibi & Alice vs. ALICE work.  Soon, I'll have prints up of my Alice vs. ALICE pieces!  In the meantime, though, I've created a pretty sweet button set to show your A vs. A pride. ;)

Check them out at my shop here:  www.etsy.com/shop/SpiralMoonSt…

I am working on one more commission for the wonderful HopelesslyDaft and then I'll probably open up 5 more slots, so keep an eye out for that upcoming journal entry <3


<3 Nikki

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MLP: Friendship is Magic Stamp by ecokitty   American McGee Alice Fan Stamp by Annortha   Disney Stamp by Disney-Love   Thank you for the favs Stamp by violetsteel   Korra Stamp by chrisdog203

  • Listening to: Paramore
  • Reading: 'Storm of Swords' agaiiiin...
  • Watching: Dr. Who, Season 4
  • Playing: Diablo III