Franklin Street is ON FIRE!! Weekly Bazaar to begin June 21

farmers market local homegrown artist crafter bazaar

As if EDAC wasn’t awesome enough, the Franklin Street Events Association is now gearing up to do the same thing EVERY SATURDAY in Summer. It will be a farmer’s market with all locally grown produce, planning to accept EBT/SNAP so that everyone can have access to good food, and in addition it will include several artist and crafter booths! In short, Franklin Street is establishing its very own weekly Bazaar that will have wonderful fresh food, local art, and crafts all summer long. It’s an amazing initiative and an local event not to be missed!

They’re finalizing their plans now. The last planning meeting is scheduled for June 7th, at 9am. Here’s the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1437911746457875/

And the Bazaar itself is set to begin on June 21! Here is the event for that: https://www.facebook.com/events/496237040502190/

The killing of Dreams now available IN PRINT

the killing of dreams by heather landry on indyplanet

Here it is! http://www.indyplanet.com/front/?product=109508

44 pages printed, all color, with pin-ups, $5.99. I am incredibly thrilled about this and pleasantly surprised. I FINALLY have it in print, online somewhere for people to buy. Who knows what approach I’ll ultimately end up taking with my comics, but I finally took my first big step getting this one out there!!

A note about the IndyPlanet digital download pricing:

You may notice a $0.99 digital download option. That was entirely my fault, I didn’t notice the “digital download” field when I set up the listing. I actually intend for all digital downloads to be $2.99 to be in line with the Kindle listing, where a comic of The killing of Dreams’ file size can’t be listed for such a low price. However, several comics have already sold at $0.99 so I’m in a rather interesting position at the moment! The only solution I can think of that will confuse the least amount of people (hopefully) is to honor this price mistake until my comic goes off the front page of IndyPlanet. So feel free to take advantage of my mistake! Don’t worry I’ll still be making a bit of money so you’re not ripping me off or costing me money.

tkod on INdyPlanet

Press Release for The killing of Dreams

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: 05/05/2014

Contact: Heather Landry, sandpaperdaisy@gmail.com

Local artist publishes horror/dark fantasy comic, “the killing of dreams.”

Heather Landry’s 42-page comic one-shot explores forbidden love and coming-of-age themes as well.

Evansville, IN – Award-winning artist Heather Landry is extremely active in the local art scene, recently helping to organize the wildly successful 2nd annual Franklin Street Earth Day Art Crawl. Her work has been featured in numerous local shows and galleries including the Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery and a solo show at PG Gallery and Cafe, and her light-hearted autobiographical comic “Things Fall Apart” appeared in the local entertainment magazine News4U from 2004-2008. An active member of the Arts Council of Doom, a local counter-culture art movement, Landry is exploring darker themes with The killing of Dreams.

“Most of my artwork is based on my own dreams and this comic is no exception,” says Landry, who goes by Sandpaperdaisy online. “The killing of Dreams began with a nightmare I woke up from one morning in 2006. Now almost a decade later, I’ve finally been able to realize my dream in concrete form and offer it to others.”
The comic preserves its nightmarish feeling through the use of limited colors and heavy shadows, a stylized “painterly” approach and a closed-set feel leaving the reader feeling uneasily trapped with the disturbing events unfolding before their eyes. The story centers around two girls, Claire and Else, who find their tenuous relationship threatened by deadly forces beyond their comprehension.

Landry is new to publishing and her humorous article “Everything I did wrong when I tried to make a digital comic file” offers an unblushing perspective–as well as helpful pointers–to anyone interested in the rigors of self-publishing in the digital age. This article as well as information on her new book and all her other shows and projects can be seen at http://sandpaperdaisy.com. Right now Landry is finishing a new project to debut at Cincy Comicon, coming up this September 5-7. After that she will be working on several new comic projects including Dog Street, a compilation thematically centered around childhood and the horrifying and nonsensical wonderland associated with it. Her published comic short The Ruby Machine will appear in this compilation and is available to read online.

You can also find Landry on Twitter as @sandpaperdaisy and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SandpaperdaisyArt

Her new book “The killing of Dreams” is available on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K1WBM3Q and is available in print from IndyPlanet here: http://www.indyplanet.com/front/?product=109508

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The killing of Dreams comes to Kindle

the killing of dreams comic by heather landry is now available on amazon kindle

Yes, after two solid days of wading through the conversion and publishing process, I finally managed to slap my comic up on Amazon. And let me tell you, I had to have made about 6 .mobi files and changed my book info about a jillion times along the way. The Amazon folk (or more probably, the Amazon robots) must hate me by now.

That link again: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K1WBM3Q

Incidentally, I think my next post might be “everything I did wrong when I tried to make a digital comic file.”

In the meantime, I’m waiting on my comic to (fingers crossed!!) be accepted for Comixology. In any case I shouldn’t have any trouble getting it into IndyPlanet. Both of these offer digital comic publishing (kindle or otherwise) and IndyPlanet additionally has the option of purchasing the actual paper comic.

My digital comic is 42 pages (the back cover appears as a page), $2.99 USD no matter what site you get it from.

My paper comic is 44 pages, $5.99 USD (it includes 3 extra pin-ups you can cut out!) I’ll update when it hits Comixology and IndyPlanet!

[Edit: Available on IndyPlanet here: http://www.indyplanet.com/front/?product=109508%5D
[Final Edit: Available on comiXology here: http://cmxl.gy/1jREVom%5D

I posted wips of this comic before, here’s a couple of pages to give you a taste of the finished product. It’s horror/dark fantasy with some surreal and lbgtq/coming of age thrown in. Or as I described it once, “cannibal schoolgirls.” (Not really…well kinda?)

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Comics are finally coming!

one girl clutches another to her chest and swears nothing will separate them in this black and white comic panel of the killing of dreams

I’ve been spending the past few days wading through the policies, requirements and so on of various comic publishers and have finally settled on the right fit for my mood/horror comic, The killing of Dreams. Digitally, I will be making it available on Kindle and Comixology. “Paper” comics will be available on IndyPlanet.

I’ll announce the links once they’re up! Now I’m in the arduous process of preparing the files so they’re in the right format for each place. But I’m incredibly flattered to say I’ve now had several inquiries to the effect of “how do I buy your comic?” and it finally got through my thick skull that I should…actually make my comic available for sale…

Gee! What a thought!

I’m trying, guys…

At the Franklin Street Earth Day Art Crawl!!

evansville, indiana earth day activities poster

The day has finally come. If you haven’t come out yet, come join us on West Franklin Street for a day of family activities starting with the color run and including the outdoor art sale, a sidewalk chalk competition, two art shows, a free concert, and a huge kids’ setup with zorb balls, inflatable bounce-houses and art and science stations. I’ll be doing my thing along with more than 60 other artist booths on the front lawn of the park surrounding the West Branch Library, between the Wabash and 12th intersections. Here’s the Event Page for the whole schlemozzle: 2nd annual Color Me Fun 5K, Earth Day, Art Crawl and FREE concert on Franklin 4/19

Hope I see you there!

Sandpaperdaisy Dot Com!!

Great news! Last night this site finished mapping to sandpaperdaisy.com! From here on out you can get here using the new, shorter address! (And all those sandpaperdaisy.com watermarks you’ve seen on my images here will no doubt finally make sense.) Even better, you’ll be meeting the folks who were already familiar with sandpaperdaisy.com. Now we’ll all be one happy family!

No need to update your bookmarks, sandpaperdaisy.wordpress.com will always work. You’ll experience no disruption, but the folks following sandpaperdaisy.com before will be treated to a whole new range of functionality that the old site lacked.

Welcome to the new sandpaperdaisy.com, everyone!

Art in the Wild Lineup Part 3: Skeletons vs. The Flood!!

Following on the nature theme of Art in the Wild [tomorrow!] and the recycling theme of the Earth Day Art Crawl, I was going to make more animal skeletons! I still might, but last night my creative process was curtailed by massive local flooding and I’ve been bailing water, moving possessions, disinfecting contaminated textiles, and shoveling mud all last night and today.

However, I can certainly show you the process by which I construct my skeletons.

I cut each individual bone from white card stock left over from hand-trimming all the digital prints I sell. Then I decoupage them into the form of a skeleton onto materials like recycled metal and plastic lids and pieces from broken furniture!

Art in the Wild is tomorrow…can’t wait!!

Art in the Wild Lineup Part 2: Buttons

1 inch pinback buttons for art in the wild featuring adorable animals like owls raccoons foxes and rabbits

You’ve seen the designs, now here are the completed nature-themed buttons for Art in the Wild and Earth Day Art Crawl including my cute fox and origami-paper flower buttons!

I sadly do not have a picture of the origami-paper buttons because they’re already packed up, but basically they’re the same size as these and are made from cutting circles out of floral origami paper and making them into buttons. They’re very pretty!

Art in the Wild lineup Part 1: Prints

I figured I’d use the next couple of days to show off the nature-themed art that I’ll be taking to Art in the Wild on April 5th and then to the Earth Day Art Crawl outdoor sale on April 19th! First up are the prints, both digital and traditional, that I’ll be bringing. I have 4×6’s and 5×7’s for $3 each, 8×10’s for $5-$10 each depending on medium, and 11×17’s for $7 each.

And no those prices are not an April Fool’s joke, they are REALLY that low!

aiwprints2

You might notice two bird skulls cut out of paper mounted on lids on the far right. These are from an earlier show, there will be new animal skeleton art later this week!

Instagram and Pinterest

That’s right, I am now on Instagram and Pinterest.

Just getting started up on these, although I am finding them to be very helpful for an artist! Rather than feeling like I have to keep up with two more social media accounts, it actually feels like these two platforms are helping me streamline things a bit better. Especially with browser plugins and things like that.

My username for both is of course sandpaperdaisy. So on Instagram that’s http://instagram.com/sandpaperdaisy

sandpaperdaisy on instagram

And on Pinterest that’s http://www.pinterest.com/sandpaperdaisy/

sandapaperdaisy on pinterest

Feel free to go check them out!

Franklin Street EDAC Outdoor Sale!!

Saturday, April 19th we’ll be having a huge, awesome art/jewelry/craft sale from 11am to 4pm. The sale will be on the front lawn of the lovely West Branch Library at 2000 W. Franklin Street, Evansville, Indiana. There’ll be food and children’s activities as well including bounce palaces, zorb balls, and an art and science station, all followed by a free concert in the park at 6pm. COME ONE COME ALL! The map of artist tables (pink), children’s events, food and the concert stage is below.

After you’ve seen the art crawl, check out the dual fabulous art shows Wormwood and The Big Lebowski in Little China!

WEST BRANCH LIBRARY plan

Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art) group show!

a group show by the arts council of doom at the bower-suhrheinrich foundation gallery

My man Gary Logan Hobdy‘s event promo art is mind-blowing as usual…I love this man!

Event details here

From the Event Description:

Back for the second year in a row, The Arts Council of Doom in conjunction with the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana brings it real and brings it big again to the Bower Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery’s lofty halls. Twelve months ago we invaded and this October we continue to occupy the finest gallery space the Tri-State offers with our notorious mix of low-brow high-art and expansive boundaries. A larger variety of media will be featured, including a growing 3-Dimensional cadre and some new faces alongside some OG cohorts.

The opening reception takes place on Friday, October 18th from 7pm to 9pm in the Bower Suhrheirich Foundation Gallery and yet again displays the deejay talents of one Mr. Tony Solo, back again to drop science on your faces. Refreshments of the gnoshing variety will yet again be provided, and beer and wine will be available for purchase to those of age – but don’t sweat it if you don’t have a baby-sitter, this is an all-ages show open to kiddos large and small alike.