Worldcon Members, Nominate Nordguard for a Hugo!

It's Awards Nomination Season, including the Hugo Awards!

Nordguard: Across Thin Ice is eligible to be nominated this year for the Hugo's "Best Graphic Story" category!

This is really pretty awesome. The category is a relatively new addition to the Hugo Awards, and as such, the "underdogs" have more of a chance of getting noticed and included.

So what does that mean? It means I need you fine Worldcon members to nominate Across Thin Ice!

To nominate, you must either currently be, or have been, a member of either a 2011, 2012 or 2013 Worldcon. (If you are not a Worldcon member and want to become one, you may join Chicon 7 or LonStarCon 3, the 2013 Worldcon, before January 31st 2012 to be eligible.)
The deadline to nominate is March 11th, 2012!

The Hugo nominations are being handled though the Chicon Hugo Nomination Website. You can submit a ballot either online (click here!), or mail-in a paper ballot (more info!).

If you happen to be a Worldcon member and you haven't yet cast your nominations, we would greatly appreciate the moment of your time to include Nordguard: Across Thin Ice on your ballot!

The pertinent information you'd need would be:
Catagory: Best Graphic Story
Title: Nordguard: Across Thin Ice
By: Teagan Gavet/Tess Garman
(For "Magazine," I'd say: Publisher, Sofawolf Press, ISNB 978-1-936689-10-1,

You can put up to five names down for each category on the Nominations Ballot, so you can give all your favorites from 2011 a shot at being nominated this year!

Thank you very much!

It's been a whirlwind kind of year so far. Really, thank you everyone who's gotten a copy of Across Thin Ice, left kind comments, shared the book with friends, penned great reviews, sent nice emails, or simply just said at conventions "I can't wait until the next book!"
Being able to write and make comics is truly a dream realized for both of us. It's exciting, and encouraging at how well the book has been received, both within and outside of the fandom. Thank all of you guys for that! :]

Now, back to sketching the next Nordguard book I go...




I painted this tiger for Furry Weekend Atlanta's charity auction to benefit the Conservator's Center in NC. They were kind enough to supply me with some photos, and this tiger is based off a few of them. If I have time this spring, I hope to paint another one of their many animals for the auction as well! :]

The original painting will be sold at FWA's charity auction this March! All proceeds of the auction benefit the Conservator's Center!

Acrylic on wood, 9.5x14"

Finishing Touch

"Finishing Touch"

Here is the 2011 holiday card we painted for a pair of friends, marking this the sixth year we've had the pleasure! :]
It's safe to post now, since all of the mailed out cards should have reached their destinations!

You can see the cards from previous years here!
Great Contemplation

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

If you're still stuck on gift ideas for the holidays, I've got a few suggestions for you to consider! :]

2012 Werewolf Calendar
You're in luck! There's still some available, but don't wait too long! The remaining supply will probably go fast!
Click here: !
Lots of beautiful art from a variety of artists, and would make a great gift for anyone!

Comics and Books!
Across Thin Ice, Dogs Days of Summer, and all the other fine Sofawolf Press products! Click here to browse!
Sofawolf's domestic shipping cut off for the holidays is December 19th, so don't wait!

Nordguard Patches!
Yup, I've got 'em! Well, at least, the 3.5" white bordered ones!
I set up a site to make it nice and easy to order! Click here...

Lastly, the ultimate stocking stuffer, Scratches Vol. 5!
Drop me an email screwbald[at] if you've been wanting a copy!

For the Nordguard patches and Scratches CDs, you'll have to order between now and the 16th to get it in time for the holidays (if shipping within the US--I fear it's likely too late to say things will get overseas in time.)

Everything will be shipped by the 16th by USPS First Class (typically 3-6 days.) I can't guarantee 100% things will arrive before the 24th, but I can guarantee everything will be in the post by the 16th.

There's a ton of great stuff fandom-wide, too! Feel free to suggest anything from other folks (or yourself!) in comments on the FA Journal--here! :]
For instance, Con*Tact Caffeine. Caffeine+soap. Two things people will always need-- in one!

Thanks for looking!




Gaily I lived as ease and nature taught,
And spent my little life without a thought,
And am amazed that Death, that tyrant grim,
Should think of me, who never thought of him.

~René Francois Regnier


Juniper; The Up-Coming Weeks

[Click the image for a larger version]

I painted this as a surprise gift for two friends, as a thanks for having me over last week, and also to help replace some of the art they lost in the Binghamton floods last September!

8x10 Acrylic on Wood

Things are finally starting to slow down, travel-wise, at least for a little bit. I just got back from New York, and NYCC, and have to say--I had a stunningly hella wicked* time. Before that, I was on the west coast for RainFurrest having a great time, and driving all over the mountains and forests in between. This weekend, I'm catching another flight, southward. No rest for the wicked, they say...

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