Series Review: Made in Abyss 1-7 by Akihito Tsukushi – Post Twenty-Two of Stay Home Order

Welcome to Epic Fantasy Week as part of my participation in Wyrd & Wonder!

My first review fits nicely into epic fantasy, so that’s what I’ll be focusing on this week with my regular posts. Reviews won’t always fit my planned focus, but I’ll work them in as I can 🙂

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Birthday Haul! 2018

Last week was my birthday, and I just want to share the lovely presents I received from friends and family 🙂

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I totally picked out everything in the above photo, but my lovely husband purchased it all for me as I couldn’t decide on what I wanted.  Both of these manga are amazing, and I can’t wait to start trying out some watercolor techniques.  Plus 3 new copic colors for those projects!

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My first ever OTSP Secret Sister sent me this lovely Tamora Pierce themed birthday package!  Lady Knight is full of her personal annotations, and I can’t wait to read what she thinks 🙂

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This is obviously not a book, but I was delighted when I found this pre-made ice cream cake with icing dragon at my local Dairy Queen when I went to pick one up for my birthday 🙂

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This is also not a book but a present to myself 🙂  This is a fun little dragon-fly with sunset moth patterning.  Jessica Douglas (one of my favorite artists) was asking for suggestions for warm up paintings in a live stream and since I was the first person to jump on, I was able to make this suggestion and watch her make it!!  I then purchased it because it is beautiful.  Thanks so much!

 

January 7-13, 2018 Book Haul

This week brought so many books!!  First off my Boxer Day sale from Book Outlet arrived.  I filled in a full holes and picked up a couple interesting titles.  Then I had a bunch of library books come in all at the same time 🙂  A book trade came through, and finally, I went to a used book sale at a local public library today, where paperbacks were only 50 cents!!  How could I say no to anything that looked even remotely interesting?

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Review: Doodletopia: Manga: Draw, Design, and Color Your Own Super-Cute Manga Characters and More by Christopher Hart

Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 21st 2016 by Watson-Guptill
When I saw Doodletopia: Manga as one of the options for review on Blogging for Books, I was reminded of my early foray into drawing manga.  Christopher Hart has contributed quite a few series to this area and has chosen to feature  several different artists in each work.  And while I don’t care for his personal, simplistic manga drawing style, I appreciate his support of the art and the young artists reading his books.
Manga Mania: How to Draw Japanese Comics

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