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Hey, folks. Just wanted to let you know about a new comic I'm doing...Dustship Glory.
What's that? Well, Short Version, here's how I've been pitching it at conventions:

"It's about a possibly crazy guy who builds a ship in the middle of the prairies during the Depression...AND it's based on a true story!"

Here's some sample pages I've posted here on DA: 

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You can get a PDF of the comic for 99 cents here: gumroad.com/l/eMwG
Or a real print version for $3.95 plus S&H here: lookstraightahead.bigcartel.co… (Maybe I'll even throw in a free sketch & button, if you like? :V )
It's a really cool & suitably weird story...if you dug Look Straight Ahead, you'll most likely dig it. :)

Long Version: Dustship Glory is a novel by Andreas Schroeder originally published in 1986 that I'm adapting into graphic novel form (with his blessing, don't worry).

This novel is based on a true story, about an incredibly strange guy from Finland named Tom Sukanen, who settled in Saskatchewan during the Depression and built a large ocean-going steamship in the middle of the prairies, hundreds of miles from any ocean.

To this day…no one really knows why. Not to sail back to Finland - a Cunard Line ticket would have gotten him there in less than a month for $88. And, this being the Depression, when everyone was struggling to keep their farms and grow something - anything - everybody thought he was a nutcase.

…or was he? He genuinely seemed to know what he was doing, and he also built a number of other inventions, including a machine that puffed wheat, a sled with a motor (before such a thing existed), and a clock powered by falling drops of water.

The genius of this story is that YOU REALLY ROOT FOR THE GUY, BECAUSE HE WORKS SO DAMN HARD ALL THE TIME…and gets no respect, because the thing he works so damn hard on is a Pointless Passion Project (and he also really lacks social skills). Yeah...I...can...sorta relate to that.

Once again, if this all sounds cool, get the PDF here: gumroad.com/l/eMwG
Or the real print version here: lookstraightahead.bigcartel.co…
(Saskatoon folks - and I know there are a couple of you here - can get the print version from all 4 comic stores in town)

I'm really excited about this comic and I hope you'll consider tossing a dollar my way...much love!! :aww:

I may have mentioned this a time or two - but you can now pre-order a print copy of Look Straight Ahead from Amazon! Clicky: www.amazon.com/Look-Straight-A…

If you don't want to wait until October, you can get one from me directly right now: lookstraightahead.bigcartel.co… And for a limited time only, I'm including a FREE sketch and button of your choice with each book! Huzzah! :)
No longer a secret - I'm an OFFICIAL TCAF exhibitor and the print version of LSA is OFFICIALLY debuting there!!! Holy frickin' moly!!! Check it out: torontocomics.com/news/tcaf-we…

Here's a map showing where you can find me: lookstraightahead.tumblr.com/p…

Hope to see you there!
So hey guys

I guess I'm gonna be at TCAF after all, at the Alternative Comics table - with some print copies of LSA in tow.

See ya there!

If you can't make it to TCAF I'll have copies available through my site within the next couple of weeks. Watch this space. :)
It'll be available "officially" (ie through comic shops) in October and also digitally through Comixology if all goes according to plan.
The Webcomic Overlook just gave LSA a 5-star review!

webcomicoverlook.com/2012/12/1…

Hot diggity dog! Thanks, Larry! :D

(Please do check out the rest of the site as well, he's a fantastic writer and puts a LOT of hard work into it!)
Thanks to everybody for the birthday wishes!! :aww: :thumbsup: I had a good one.

I'm so very very old :V

-- E
i won a Xeric award ( www.xericfoundation.org/ ) for the last ever grant review

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Thank you for the DD. :wow: I wish I had time to respond to all of your comments, they mean the world to me - seriously. You cannot know how much this means to me. Thank you. :wow:

Once more, you can read Look Straight Ahead here, if you feel so inclined: www.e2w-illustration.com/lsa.h… It's got rather large archives, but you don't have to read it all at once - it is split into chapters. :) If you like it, tell your friends, spread the word.

EDIT: Other places you can keep track of me -

Tumblr: lookstraightahead.tumblr.com (Includes rejected pages, soundtrack songs, and other very fun things!)

Blogger: lookstraightahead.blogspot.com

Twitter: twitter.com/#!/ElaineMWill

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Look-St…

I post a new page every Monday, and I cross-post it to all of these locations as well as to the site itself. :)

If you prefer to read comics via RSS/Google Reader, you can also subscribe to the LSA RSS feed right here: www.e2w-illustration.com/lsa.r…

Thank you again for all your support - I would not be here without you.

Peace out,

-- E
Proper website is here:

www.e2w-illustration.com

My comic Look Straight Ahead (nominated for a Joe Shuster Award!) is here: www.e2w-illustration.com/lsa.h…

Go nuts, have fun, enjoy. Peace out.

-- E.
Hey folks, it's been a while since my last journal entry. I'm not sure if anyone is going to be reading this, but if you are, I just wanted to let you know I'm probably going to start uploading some more of my comics here pretty soon - thereby mustering up the courage to actually show them to people. I'm graduating from college in July with a BA in Illustration, so it's inevitable that I will have to show my artwork to SOMEONE at some point. I've put it off as long as possible, silly girl that I am.

Right now I'm working on a graphic novel called "Look Straight Ahead." It's about a high school kid who has a nervous breakdown (and eventually recovers). You can read what I've done so far on this site: lookstraightahead.blogspot.com…

Hope you enjoy...I'll see ya soon.
  • Listening to: Caribou - Swim
  • Watching: "Mental" on BBC4
  • Drinking: coffee, coffee and more coffee
Thanks to everybody who faved "The Dalek Invasion Of Mobius"...holy crap.

Sketchblog is still up at e2w.blogspot.com , for anybody who's actually reading this...i MIGHT start uploading here again...MIGHT...
Augh!! ANOTHER sketchblog??

I'm afraid so. I got one on Blogger because I wanted to be able to upload pictures right into the blog...instead of having to link back to them on Photobucket. Plus, I get way more space to store pictures that way.

Anyway, it's here:

e2w.blogspot.com

Old never-before-seen comic pages and (forthcoming) vector doodles galore! Go see!