Ok, so I probably should have mentioned that I was going to be in Florida and wouldn’t be posting Wednesday or Friday. (oops!) No matter.
This week I’m making you a fan of…Niki Smith!
So Niki is actually one of my good writing buddies whom I have just loved getting to know. She is represented by Colleen Lindsay–a name I know a lot of you will recognize–and both writes and illustrates graphic novels. A girl after my own heart, right?
Why you should love Niki: For one, she tells some pretty edgy yet literary stories through her artwork and words. For two, her site sometimes hosts a feature where she makes cool cover designs for aspiring authors. So…you know….maybe if you ask nicely…
But what’s most important is that she is a Finalist in a contest run by DC Comics (yep, that’s the publisher of Batman and Superman) through Zuda Comics. If she and her co-creator win, they’ll receive a contract to continue their story. And guess what? They are in first place! But I need you to go vote for her. That way when she hits it big you can act all superior because you’ll have totally been into her work before she blew up and we all know how important that is.
In all seriousness, her comic In Maps and Legends is great and I know you will WANT to vote for it when you see it. Go for her and then comment here and tell me you did so that I can virtually blow you kisses. Great prize, yeah?
If you’re able to help, just do the following:
(Err, and if you’re confused by the instructions, there’s a how-to
graphic here: http://niki-smith.com/about/in-maps-legends)
1. Register on ZudaComics.com
2. Verify the account via your email.
3. Sign into ZudaComics.com and select “IN MAPS & LEGENDS”
4. Read the comic!
5. To the right of the comic, please press the VOTE button, rate the
comic five stars and ‘add as favorite.’ The vote is by far the most
important of these three things.
6. Have your family members and friends do the same before the end of November
Once you are a fan, feel free to stalk Niki within any of the following mediums:
Or through Colleen: http://theswivet.blogspot.com