Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Wishes Cost Too Much


So this looks like it will happen soon. My publicist (me) suggested I wait, but the marketing team (me) thought it was best to create some interest before the official press release. Waiting on final edits from the publisher.

Stay tuned for more shameless self-promotion.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Thursday, October 31, 2019

It Has Started

"It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish." ~J. R. R. Tolkien

So, I've been thinking about this for a while.  Now I have started it.

I will be publishing, as the mood strikes me, art and vignettes about the Land of Salvania.  I hope you like them.

Eventually, I hope other fantasy artists and writers will come play in my sandbox and start their own Salvania works.

My first two vignettes are here:

~Mick, S.D.G.

Friday, September 27, 2019

In Use, Baby!

Gwinnett County Public Library added two more of my children's books to their collection, so I checked them today...

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Space Art Video

I am working on a space art book for the Rocket Team series.  It is suitable for all ages, even adults.  In fact, at least one member of the Russian space agency (Roscosmos) asked for a print of one image.

The art, like the Rocket Team, celebrates international cooperation.  It includes fanciful imagery of many nations exploring the solar system.  The video below is a small taste of the art coming in the book.  It's already over 32 pages.

~Mick, S.D.G.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

New Friends Through Art

I am working on a space art book tentatively titled "Ramone's Space Art." As with all Rocket Team books, it illustrates international cooperation and includes artwork that represent many countries.

I shared an advance copy with Roscosmos, the Russian space agency. Oleg Bolashev, a press liaison, shared these words for my young readers:
"Space exploration is one of the greatest tasks for humankind. The International Space Station has become one of the most important international efforts and outposts for humans in Earth’s orbit. I acts as a true symbol of international cooperation.
Space exploration and colonization continues with automatic spacecraft and rovers being sent to various planets of the Solar system. No doubt, the coming years will see world scientists create new ways and methods to send human colonists to extraterrestrial objects – just like the Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus set off to discover new continents, or Polish-Russian geographer Nikolay Przhevalsky, a renowned explorer of Central and East Asia.
Today NASA (USA), Roscosmos (Russia), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe, including 14 member countries – Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland), and CSA (Canada) are acting in the same way to ensure the future of space exploration and presence of humans outside the comfortable Earth environment – and you might become a part of it, or even be among those people pictured in this book. Go for it!"

This is a sample page from "Ramone's Space Art" that I sent to Roscosmos
to show my appreciation for their attention and comments.

~Mick, S.D.G.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Patreon Is Percolating

Things are in motion on the Patreon page.  I have re-configured the pricing tiers, added new rewards, and added/revised my goals.  I tend to dream big, so I added a super-stretch goal with my dearest desire...
​When I reach $300 per month, I'll solicit deserving artists to showcase their space art - for pay - in an upcoming compilation.  This will help them gain recognition and income for their efforts.

​The compilation will be created once a year, and an electronic copy will be free for patrons at level 2 and above. 

​A printed copy will be free for patrons at level 4 and above.

More here: https://www.patreon.com/RocketTeam

~Mick, S.D.G.