Illustration and comics from New Zealand. Howdy.

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Contact/talk to/hire me: strangelykatie(at)gmail.com

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maneatingsnail asked: Can I make a fanart of Princess Princess? I just discovered it today and i think it's the most adorable thing. I promise to credit you, I just want to draw them so bad, they're so cute. *ugly sob* I didn't see this question on your FAQ, maybe i'm just blind, i'm so sorry if i missed it.

oh my gOSH THAT IS TOTALLY OKAY!!! ;w; fanart is the cutest nicest thing!! if you tag it StrangelyKatie I’ll be sure to see it and totally froth at the mouth over it

strangelykatie:

mock-up of a princess vs princess page
shoujo style spontaneous flowers GO

OMG!!! ;____; thank you everyone who has reblogged this/helped it reach 200k notes!! THAT’S TOTALLY CRAZY!!!!!!! It means SO much to me that people like the girls and their story and that so many people have read it!! also insanely grateful to that one person who added a link to the comic itself, people who source are ANGELS!!!

strangelykatie:

mock-up of a princess vs princess page

shoujo style spontaneous flowers GO

OMG!!! ;____; thank you everyone who has reblogged this/helped it reach 200k notes!! THAT’S TOTALLY CRAZY!!!!!!! It means SO much to me that people like the girls and their story and that so many people have read it!! also insanely grateful to that one person who added a link to the comic itself, people who source are ANGELS!!!

Here’s the full version of my first cover for Crystal Cadets, a really cute and kinda kickass magical girl series from Lion Forge! Issue one is out now, written by Anne Toole, coloured by Paulina Ganucheau and lettered by Erika Terriquez! You can pick it up here!

Here’s the full version of my first cover for Crystal Cadets, a really cute and kinda kickass magical girl series from Lion Forge! Issue one is out now, written by Anne Toole, coloured by Paulina Ganucheau and lettered by Erika Terriquez! You can pick it up here!

roarcomics:

Crystal Cadets #1 is out today! Here’s a preview! 

Crystal Cadets is written by Anne Toole, drawn by Katie O’Neill, colored by Paulina Ganucheau, and lettered by Erika Terriquez.

Buy the first issue here! 

Hey guys! The first issue of Crystal Cadets is out! I’m doing the character design, pencils and inks on this and you can see, I have the privilege of working alongside a team of killer talented ladies. It’s a super cute comic for girls with some cool messages in my opinion, so I hope you check it out!

If you haven’t read Vattu, I highly recommend you do! It’s beautifully written, takes place in an amazing world and has one hella adorable protagonist. 

If you haven’t read Vattu, I highly recommend you do! It’s beautifully written, takes place in an amazing world and has one hella adorable protagonist. 

strangestarcomics:

Here are some more sketches from the development work of MSBC! By “development” we mean “drawing these two dorks a whole bunch”. It’s really hard picking out things that aren’t major spoilers, so please enjoy general smushiness.

I guess I’ll post this over here also! Adiane from TTGL! which I’m watching for the first time with Toril! I love it!!!!!

I guess I’ll post this over here also! Adiane from TTGL! which I’m watching for the first time with Toril! I love it!!!!!

couple of things from twitter lately! top is reffed from flickr!

Anonymous asked: Hello! Sorry to bother, but I've just been through your tumblr for the 1st time and am loving all that you do. If it's not too much trouble, could this extremely crestfallen comic artist ask for a few words of wisdom/advice/etc? It has been a VERY bad year for me artwise and I'm so discouraged. It has gotten to the point where I have failed so many times, it is hard to even try anymore. Have you ever been there? You seem a very kind, upbeat sort and I would greatly value your input :) cheers!

Hello!

I haven’t actually been in that exact situation before, but I’ve definitely had low periods with my art, and on occasion, felt like I’ve failed somehow. Of course, everyone knows the advice that you should just get back up again and keep trying, and it’s completely true, but I think what’s forgotten is that it’s also okay to stay down for a while. Like you don’t have to jump back up immediately into making comics/drawing. You could stay down for a few months, a year - even more. It’s a time to breathe, and think about things, and maybe look at how you feel like you “failed” and your definition of “failure”. You can spend the time studying things you want to learn to draw, or reading and collating ideas - or neither of those things! You can just take a break.

Failure is in no way a bad thing, because it means you were giving your all to drawing in the first place! Which is absolutely what you need to do in order to succeed. You do need to keep trying, but it can be good to sort of pull back and think about why you’re drawing at all. I guess this is easy for me to say because I don’t rely on my art to live, and depending on how you mean by “failure” this may not be the case for you. But I’m all about taking as much pressure off yourself as possible, and creating a more positive mental space to draw in! Maybe spend some time on studies or drawings for fun where you can’t fail, you can only grow!

I hope that helps at all, and I hope you feel better soon anon!

strangestarcomics:

Hello~

Due to popular demand, we’ve made our TAKE 2! zine (which is 34 delicious b&w pages of character designs and development sketches from our upcoming webcomic Mahou Shounen Breakfast Club) available for purchase as a .PDF for $5!!! You can buy it here!

MSBC is a slice of life & romance story about a bunch of voice actors living and working Tokyo~ thank you for your continued support!

 Katie & Toril

Thank you SO SO MUCH everyone who has bought the zine so far!!! For those interested, a pdf version is now available!

Some grown shounens and their shoujo flowers
From Mahou Shounen Breakfast Club which is an upcoming project between the lovely Starlock and myself! ❀

Some grown shounens and their shoujo flowers

From Mahou Shounen Breakfast Club which is an upcoming project between the lovely Starlock and myself! 

In a surprise to absolutely noone, I made a mixtape for Gomi from Mahou Shounen Breakfast Club! You can listen to it here~ ♫
If you enjoy gentle electronic remixes of pretty songs, you may like it!

In a surprise to absolutely noone, I made a mixtape for Gomi from Mahou Shounen Breakfast Club! You can listen to it here

If you enjoy gentle electronic remixes of pretty songs, you may like it!

strangestarcomics:

We’ve been asked a few times about our collaborative process and how we came to know each other, so we thought we’d share two short bio comics from the back of the Mahou Shounen Breakfast Club zine! 

(Katie is the demon, Toril is the triangle)

You can buy a copy of our zine here! Your support helps us make comics and mega travel plans~ thank you!! 

Here’s a lil preview from the zine, an omake style comic! Thanks to everyone who has already bought a copy, you’re helpin us do great things!!

Kenta and Gomi as demons, because that’s a thing I do. (They’re from Mahou Shounen Breakfast Club which you can find more of here if you’re interested!)

Kenta and Gomi as demons, because that’s a thing I do. (They’re from Mahou Shounen Breakfast Club which you can find more of here if you’re interested!)

strangestarcomics:

The comic will spend a lot of time in Gomi’s room and even more in Kenta’s flat, so the other day we sat down to solidify their floorplans~ 

Kenta has lived in the same (fixed rent) apartment for ten years and hasn’t quite finished unpacking. The only types of books he owns are manga.

Gomi lives with his grandparents and hosts his own midnight radio show. His room is much more civilised, at least in terms of cleanliness.

I read some really good advice from Kevin Dart that you should consider background environments to be a character in themselves, so we’ve tried our best to achieve this!