I don’t know why every Irish character I ever write is evil. It’s just my way I guess. My way of DISRESPECTING MY HOMELAND.
How lovely is Jordan Gavaris, and how jealous am I Cassie got to talk to him? (Answers: very lovely, deeply jealous.) It is lovely that he liked the True Love and also the Family Relationships! It was super fun to write avec Cassie a not-so-heteronormative take on a very heteronormative (and yet I love ‘em) genre—rom-coms. We tried to bring the rom and the com!
Jordan Gavaris definitely brought both.
But WHEN will my oppression of the Irish end…?
I’ve been feeling a bit in a rut lately. Not that I haven’t had ideas on what to draw, or that I haven’t had the energy to draw. I have plenty of all that. But more like my art is beginning to all look the same. Usually it’s times like these that I am suddenly spurred to develop and get better. Because I don’t want my art to feel stagnant, or to get too comfortable with my work. So I sit down and collect the artwork of all my favorite artists together and stare at it and think “what is it about this person’s linework that I love so much?” Is it more variety in line weight? Am I attracted by the amount of hatching they use? Are their lines smoother or messier than mine that draws me to it so much? What do I need to play with in my own work to make it fresher to me? These are all things artists should think about sometimes. The changes in your work may end up very subtle, but it will feel so much more exciting to you to draw.
Hello! Cute boy got your attention? I am zipping by in the middle of editing to announce that Jordan Gavaris of Orphan Black will be reading the next of the Bane Chronicles. If you haven’t seen Orphan Black, Jordan’s character Felix is one of the most fantastic things about an already fantastic show with amazing performances, and we’re so happy to have Jordan reading what might be the funniest of the Bane Chronicles installments: What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything. In which Magnus angsts, calls Ragnor, and seeks advice from a tentacled demon about his love life.
Look out for an interview where I chat with Jordan about reading the Bane Chronicles and also angle for Orphan Black spoilers. (If you aren’t watching it, you should be! Sarah RB turned me onto it and I am grateful enough to forgive her for the stunt she pulled in Italy with the bat.)
Welcome, Jordan. :)
A thought suddenly came to my mind about Magnus’ childhood. Compared to Catarina and Ragnor, his Warlock’s mark is only his cat eyes. Only his cat eyes, and he was treated as if he’s completely a monster. :C
So yeah, I felt like doing a despair comic. 8D
“To die would be an awfully big adventure.” - JM Barrie
'The Shadowhunter's Codex' - Why Do People Become Shadowhunters by Magnus Bane
Simon Teen has shared their third sneak peek at The Shadowhunter’s Codex by Cassandra Clare and…
The Badass Trio. 8D
I love them too bits. Like… I need more of them in The Bane Chronicles.
Characters (c) Cassandra Clare
More calendar art! So the beautiful Cassandra (NOT me, Cassandra Jean) and I have been collaborating to create a calendar of the TMI/TID/TDA/TLH boys — Men of the Shadowhunter Universe, I guess — and while I don’t know what we’re going to do with it yet, here’s Magnus/Alec as February 2014, celebrating Valentine’s Day*. More soon!
*But not, like, the way Valentine celebrates it.
I went looking for pictures of Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood on Vampire Diaries) and most of them were shirtless (not that I judge, I do not) but a shirtless picture didn’t seem the best way to say that Michael is narrating the audio of Saving Raphael Santiago, the next of the Bane Chronicles! It was much fun to cowrite a novella about a character as enigmatic as Raphael, and we add Michael to our ever-growing list of HOT GUYS NARRATING THE BANE CHRONICLES! Though Sarah and I are both in France, we are forward to seeing behind the scenes pics from the recording and getting an earful of Michael’s fantastic narration when the audio goes on sale next week along with The Rise of the Hotel Dumort read by Stephen Lunsford (Teen Wolf). I’m told both actors did a great job in the studio! Can’t wait!
Raphael, Magnus saw with an ever-growing sense of unease, was looking at that blazingly bright hole in the ceiling.
“They’re all dead,” Raphael repeated, slowly. “And I am dead, too.”
It’s that time again, Magnus Bane fans! The Midnight Heir, the fourth installment of The Bane Chronicles series (co-written by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan) comes out July 16, but the cover is here today. Here’s the official description for Heir: “Magnus thought he would never return to London, but he is lured by a handsome offer from Tatiana Blackthorn, whose plans—involving her beautiful young ward—are far more sinister than Magnus even suspects. In London at the turn of the century, Magnus finds old friends, and meets a very surprising young man…the sixteen-year-old James Herondale….”