Quick Update 1/22/17

The galleries have been updated, and new announcements are coming soon!

I’ve been working hard putting together an online store to sell prints and possibly merchandise as well. I’m also setting up my schedule for the year, so there will be several conventions that I plan to attend and I’ll list them soon.

I hope everyone’s having a great 2017 so far– and if you haven’t heard, check out my new writing on wattpad!

 

~Maegan

Happy Holidays!

For everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving: I hope you had a wonderful one this year!

I’m super excited to announce my first ever Black Friday Savings Event; please click the link to see my projects on sale at lulu.com, including some of my ebooks that are free! (THIS WEEKEND ONLY)

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/MaeganC

 

I’ve also taken the last poll’s results into consideration, and have been looking into vendors to sell art prints online. I’m trying to mix cost and quality to provide the best options for people looking to order prints. I hope to have it up and running in time for Christmas orders, so that’s pretty high on my to-do list, second right now only to NaNoWriMo, which has devoured my November.

So, essentially the first week of December is going to be a lot of grinding for the website/projects/prints. Not to mention, getting my Christmas card design drawn and ordered for this year. For those of you that follow me on instagram¬†(@jiko29), you’ve probably seen the prelim sketch already. ūüôā

I’m also debating, if I can wrap up everything that’s waiting on the drawing board¬†in two weeks, maybe offering up 12 days of requests for Christmas, where you can chime in on twitter or instagram¬†what you’d like me to draw. It’s just a thought, for now; we’ll see how it goes. Anyway, I hope all of you out there have a fantastic weekend!

 

~Maegan

P.S. if you want to comment on any of my upcoming projects/ideas, or find out how to be added to the Christmas card list, please drop me a line:

LAST CALL FOR FALL!

Hi everyone!!! Today is the first day of fall, and I’d like to announce that my commission list will be closing soon, so if you want to¬†get something drawn by me, shoot me a message via the contact me! page, or on facebook (@MaeganCookcreates).

As we wrap up September, I am still playing a glorious round of catch-up with #sketchtember2016 (check out the tag on tumblr or instagram, so much talent!!!), but I’m only a day behind right now, so that’s not too shabby. I’ve been on the fence about doing inktober this year since life’s a little crazy atm, but I found a fun prompt for witches, and will make a concerted effort to participate. ūüėÄ

In the interim, please help me out by taking a second to share your opinion in my poll so I can see what I should be working on, going into the new season:

What would you like to see me focus more on?

Setting up a patreon page
selling prints online
setting up a store with merchandice
fun stuff like inktober, posted to social media
compiling sketchbooks/selling originals

My IQ Test

Projects and Going-ons

Hello everyone!

It has been a wild & crazy summer so far; I hope some of you made it out to the shows I’ve attended this year and got to say hello!

I just wanted to post¬†a quick-update to let you guys know I’m totally spread all over my work like a fried egg. Er– well, maybe not the best of analogies, but I hope it kinda gets the point across. Here’s the run-down:

 

Recently Completed Projects

Bug Band Jamboree:

Jug band jamborees started long ago in the mountains of Tennessee. Musicians gathered in the moonlight to make joyful noise on washtubs, washboards, kazoos, banjos, tambourines, and drums. Bug Band Jamboree follows the musical adventure of one such band, Wilhelmina Jean and the Thumpers. Bug Band Jamboree captures the loose, foot-stomping rhyme scheme and lyrics of traditional American jug band music. Readers will love the exuberant pace and delight in the folksy atmosphere of the Deep South. This is a lively, lyrical story about the power of music and the power of compromise.

A 32 page children’s book written by Precious McKenzie with artwork by Maegan Cook.

(MY FIRST CHILDREN’S BOOK! WHEEE!)

Steven Universe Bust set:

I’ve got all the main gems, but I feel like Lion, Connie, and the fusions might need to be added one day. Lol. So many characters!

Website Updates:

Yes, this counts as a project. I went through and updated the galleries so they’re better organized, as well as separating the published/project section so if you’re looking for particular work I’ve done, it should be easier to find. I’ve also launched a mailchimp account, and you can sign up for updates & newsletters to be directly sent to¬†you from the Contact Me! page.

 


 

Projects In Progress

 

Firefly Darkness

Yes, the novel that consumed my November last year is still not done. It’s sooooooo close though. So close! I’ve finally reached a point where I can reschedule working on it between other freelance projects. Then, out to my eager beta readers for a draft overhaul, and onto editing.

Zine/Anthology Submissions

This is something I’ve been on the fence about announcing, but it’s getting close to publication time, so I’ll throw it up: look for some upcoming announcements as my work has been accepted in a few publications that I’ll be able to share when they come out!

Short Stories

In an effort to boost my writing, I have started churning out some short stories. A few of them will be available on wattpad for reading, as well as a couple that will be published by the end of the year. :3

Art, Art, and more Art!

On top of all that, there is more! Hahaha. I’ve also been working on some commissions and client work that while I can’t share yet, is pretty¬†cool. Hope to making a lot more announcements soon!

 

P.S.– if anyone is wondering, Chapter 5 of TWND is in progress at last, subscribe on tapastic for updates!


That’s all for now! Good luck to those going back to school already, and happy remaining summer to everyone!!! *begins to dream about pumpkin spice and ¬†s’mores*

Summer! Lovely Summer!

It’s Memorial day, and for me, that marks the beginning of what’s probably my favorite season: SUMMER!

The days of fresh vegetables, pool living, and sweaty seats. Ahhhh…. at least there’s ice cream and A/C to get us through the hottest part in a few months…. but, I digress! Summer is also the season for Comic Conventions!!! I’m happy to announce I’m locked down for two events this year (sorry it’s not more– but project production and all, y’know?) and here are the respective cons:

JUNE 11 & 12

Harrisburg ComicCon

AUGUST 13-14

Twin Tiers ComicCon

I am also open for commissions through September/October and will be taking commissions in person¬†at the shows as well, so make sure you check out the FAQ page to get an idea of my pricing and what I draw; if you have any questions– don’t hesitate to shoot me a message on Facebook or email me at maegancreates@gmail.com!

 

2016 Is Shaping up to Be Busy!

Happy March!

 

Three months into 2016 already. Wow. Well, I’ve posted the Star Wars vs. Star Trek piece to the site gallery, make sure to check it out!

If anyone is interested in prints of anything, I’ve reopened my redbubble page until I can find the time to hunt down a decent online store to use (suggestions welcome). Here is the link.

In the meantime, I don’t have a lot to report. I’m still trudging along with Firefly Darkness; and I’m finishing up on an art ¬†project I’m keeping hush on¬†until the kickstarter ūüėČ

I also sat down and did a project map for this year. It’s the first time I’ve tried this approach, hoping it’ll help me keep production on track.

Also, Chapter three of the World Next Door is complete, and Jessica is working on Chapter four, with hopefully updates to resume later this month! ūüėÄ

Hope everybody has a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

Star Trek Vs. Star Wars Art Show

Hello everyone!

I’d just like to take a moment to announce that I have a piece that will be in an art show in Syracuse, NY!

The show looks fantastic, an eye candy blend of fanart and paintings from many talented artists! Check out the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1093838033989710/

The opening event is today, but the show will run through March! If you’re in the area, I highly recommend checking it out (and of course, find my contribution hiding in the walls¬†of talent.)

Happy end of January! There’s many more projects to come. 2016 is definitely shaping up to be a busy year.

Happy Holidays!

Hello everyone!

It has been a very busy few months. This year, I participated in Nanowrimo! It was an amazing experience and I’m about halfway through the novel I’ve been working on thanks to the marathon of a month November was.

I’ve also been invited to an art show and a couple of anthologies for next year, so keep checking back for updates, because I will be posting news as those dates and projects get closer.

In the meantime, I wish everyone very happy holidays; stay safe, and have fun!!!

Announcement!

Sorry for the lack of updates, I’m still figuring this out– but I think I have a handle on it now… and I have that announcement about a certain large con happening in the Twin Tiers area of New York… I’m talking of course, about T2C2!!!
if you’re in the area in August, Come find my table! I am going to spend all Summer getting ready for this show!
http://www.twintierscomiccon.com/