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Mar102011

Eliza & the Focused Writing Session

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Apologies for the hiatus. A lot has happened in my life since I last posted. One of the most significant: I got a book deal. I'm illustrating Michael Ian Black's new picture book, I'M BORED, which is coming out from Simon & Schuster next year. HOW COOL IS THAT?

I've also been taking my illustrating and cartooning far more seriously, and have been drawing a lot more. I've been posting daily doodles on my revamped DebbieOhi.com page, and settling into an illustration style. I used to draw in a ton of styles -- all fun, but it meant that I wasn't really improving in any of them. So I've decided to focus on the loose sketchy style that publishers and art directors seem to like (and frankly, is easiest for me).

One of the reasons I've taken so long to get back to Will Write For Chocolate is because I've never really been happy with that old, tighter style. I -know- it's a big no-no to change illustration styles in the middle of a comic strip but I figure hey, I'd rather change than shut down the comic strip altogether. So welcome to the revamped Will Write For Chocolate! This looser, sloppier style feels much  more natural to me, which means I'm more likely to post more often. :-)

 

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Reader Comments (9)

Woo Hoo! You're back! Welcome, I missed you. Love the new style, really fun and funky which I think suits the characters.
I have seen other comics that evolved the drawing style over time, or are written by the same person for years but working with a few different illustrators in that time. They're great and so is WWFC. Change is good and can feel like a breath of fresh air. Thanks for the fresh air today.

March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHired Pen

this is SO me. glad you're back. i've missed your funnies.

March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Gregory

Yay! Will Write For Chocolate is back. I am very happy about that. Congratulations on the book deal! That's awesome!

March 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter"Eysiel the Elf"

Welcome back!

March 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSandra Odell

Glad you're back and with such great news! Huge congrats!

March 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKwana

Haha this is me right now! I was working on a paper, had to look up one or two things for the book I'm writing about, and I ended up everywhere but the site I needed to check XD
Glad that you're back!! I really missed this comic : )

April 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKat

Thanks for the support and encouragement, all. :-)

April 25, 2011 | Registered CommenterDebbie Ridpath Ohi

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Love your "Write for Chocolate" title. And the cartoons make me chuckle in any style.

October 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary Pfeiffer

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