Book Art: Expansion Expression as the Scorpion

Book Art: Expansion Expression as the Scorpion

I’ve self-bound the first four books of the series. It was a fun, creative process in which I learned about book-binding and experimented with different mediums. After the first four were done, I took a pause…why…well, I was busy so that was part of it. But it was also because I was debating on how to experiment further with making creative, artistic copies of the Primordial Essences Saga books. They concern four iconic artifacts…four artifacts that I wanted to model...

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🗓 05 May 2020
📁 Media

Containment Collapse Print Cover

Containment Collapse Print Cover

Containment Collapse is massive. So massive, I had to increase the size of the book to fit all the pages in it—either that, or decrease font-size which I didn't like. So it's the largest size Lulu offers. It had to use white for the page color which was meh but not foreign to me. Also provides funny contrast with Expansion Expression as you can see below! All of the books in the Primordial Essences saga Crazy increase! TCOD/CC are inverted...

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🗓 08 Jul 2019
📁 Updates

Expansion Expression Foreword (+ Recording!)

Expansion Expression Foreword (+ Recording!)

And now I'm currently all caught up with forewords/afterwords. Here's the foreword/preface for Expansion Expression, which sort of kicks off the vibe for the novel and the series moving forward. It's definitely lighter than the other ones. As always, I enjoyed writing and recording it.

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🗓 30 Jul 2017
📁 Media 📁 Personal

Expansion Expression Print Copy (or My Journey with Lulu)

Expansion Expression Print Copy (or My Journey with Lulu)

It took me awhile, but I got my act together in making a print copy of Expansion Expression. After my exciting divorce with Amazon, I decided to try new things with medium. Yada yada. I bound my own book. I pimped out my e copy. Who cares? It's very froo-froo. What's the basic version of this freedom? Well. That's where I went looking. I still wanted simple print copies of the series to put on my shelf/shrine. That used to...

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🗓 02 Jun 2017
📁 Publishing 📁 Updates

Expansion Expression Cover

Expansion Expression Cover

I bring to you what I've mocked up as the e-cover for Expansion Expression (Book Five). It's very minimalist–most of the power comes from the art. Like How to Stop Wildfire. The process of how I made this one: To start, I used water colors to give the paper a yellow-y-coppery background. Then, once it dried, I took oil pastels and sketched out the 'Scorpion' (the orange pincer). I used two different types of pastels and I smeared them all...

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🗓 02 Apr 2017
📁 Updates