Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sales & Downloads

Just a quick update - according to, "LOLITA: The Artwork" has been downloaded 431 times & 16 physical copies have been purchased!

Don't forget to take your copy with you and spread the word if you're attending an event for International Lolita Day. (photos are awesome, too!)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Links and Blog Posts

In this post I'll be collecting other links people send me that they've written or posted about the book:
EGL post is located here.

Art Full of Frills and Lace
Scream of Existence
the mustache lady
Lolita Tips
RainyIsle Sketch
Lemon Tree
wiiv (thank you Laiferr!)

Thank You!!

I want to thank all the contributing illustrators for your artwork and help throughout this process-this would not have happened without such a supportive community!

I know a lot of lolita events are scheduled for June 2nd (International Lolita Day) so it would be awesome if people are able to purchase copies to show off and talk about if you're attending an event. I know I'll have my copy with me at the Oregon meet-up.

I said at the very beginning of this project that I'd be sending out signed thank you art cards to all the artists who contributed-so if you'd like a thank you post card please email me your mailing address by May 31st. You'll receive a signed post card with one of my own drawings on it.

Please help me to keep speading the word about the book, this is not necessarily the end of this project! If you have photos you'd like to share of events/meet-ups concerning the artbook send them my way and I'll compile a blog post with them. If you buy a copy, I think it would be really fun if people took a photo with their copy of the book.

Also, feel free to snag any photos off this blog to post on your own facebook/tumblr/blog etc. They're open to anyone who would like to use them.

And again, a HUGE thank you to everyone!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

"LOLITA: The Artwork" Available Now

I am so excited to announce that "LOLITA: The Artwork" is finished and available for purchase now!

The book is set at cost (meaning no profit is being made, all money goes towards Lulu for the printing process) and is $28.50; I would liken the quality of it to a mook, rather like the Gothic Lolita Bible or AliceDeco. What you will be getting is a large, 8.5x11 glossy paperback book with 115 pages of full-color artwork from lolita artists across the world.

The following is the list of artists and illustrators you'll find inside the book:
Amanda Garcia
Becky K.
Chrystina Chan
Donni Smith
Ewa Z.
Francisco J. Corona N.
Jeannette Krause
Jenny McClure
Jessica Unda
Judy Chung
Kat Herbert
Kitty Berry
Linda T.
Livija Dale
Louisa Eleftheriou
Lucretia Hoagland
Lulu Wu
Maike Gerstenkorn
Maria Trofimova
Molly B.
Natalie Sketcher
Nora K.
Panda Princess Alamode
Rachael Herb-Neterer
Rebecca Lusher
Sarah Makdad
Shauna L.
Skinniwini Hung
Sylwia Slowikowska
Valina Eckley
Yoshi Marshmallow
the Zen Thing

Monday, May 14, 2012

Proof Copy Photos

The proof copy arrived much earlier than I expected, (yay!) so I took some quick photos with my phone to give everyone a sneak peak. There were some minor edits that needed to be made, but I definitely think the book should be ready in time for International Lolita Day.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Proof Copy

Just wanted to let everybody know, the book has been uploaded to Lulu (it's not viewable on the website yet, still set to private) and the 1st, and hopefully only, proof copy has been ordered! It should be here by sometime late next week.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Page #s

There has been some confusion about illustrations and their respective page #s. Do NOT go by the page # that Google Docs puts on the left-hand side of the document in the scroll bar area. To get your correct artwork page # you need to look at the artwork itself, where the # is on the bottom right-hand corner in pink, in a white circle.

I didn't realize when I uploaded this that Google Docs would append it's own page #s to the document; again please look for the # in pink on the page itself like in the screenshot below:

(click for larger view)