Singularity – Robot Anthology

A few months ago I was lamenting that there did not appear to be anyone making a robot anthology. Robots are a concept that is very near and dear to my heart. I find so many things interesting about robotics that I have a billion different story and illustration ideas swirling in my head. So many that I don’t think I’ll ever have time to get to all of them. I’m forcing restraint by not delving into my adoration further.

I’ve often heard that if there is content you want to see, you should make it. Sure, but I didn’t want to be the only person making robot comics and art. I presented the idea of a robot anthology on twitter and was surprised by how many people responded positively. While the notion of making an anthology was daunting, I wanted it to exist so badly.

Slowly but surely, I started to make timelines, running ideas past friends, writing guidelines, saving up money, contacting artists, and overall bracing myself. If no one else was going to make my idea I was.

After many months of a lot of work both by myself and others, I’m happy to present Singularity: A Robot Fanzine. Well, it’s technically two zines, one to house all of the all ages content (contraption) and one for the *ahem* adult content (convergence)

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This is the first anthology I have ever put together as an editor/art director. And boy was it a learning experience. I mean that in the absolute best way possible. So many amazing and talented artists worked so hard to make this possible. I seriously cannot be happier. I even made a nine page comic for Convergence.

Both zines are available now for digital purchase on Contributing artists get a cut of all digital sales.

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Moar Colors


For the past year I’ve been working very hard on improving my watercolor painting technique. For the longest time I have simply painted on top of inked art work. A few weeks ago I thought I would try to do something different: use watercolor instead of ink for the line work. Thus so far I have been very pleased with the results. My art is much more colorful and the lines blend more softly into the colors as opposed to sticking out.

Here are two two finished pieces I did recently using absolutely no ink. It’s all watercolor pigment. I’m looking forward to seeing where this revelation takes me.


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Gumroad: Small Product Lab

I am participating in this month’s small product lab from gum road. Basically, you have nine days to create some kind of product. Everyday you get some kind of assignment to do. Usually it’s about learning how to promote and market yourself. It’s pretty interesting so far and I’m getting a ton of ideas for what kind of self promotion I am comfortable with (yes, writing more blog posts is one of them).

By the end of the nine days I will be launching a zine on the basics of taking care of leopard geckos. For those of you that know me personally, leopard gecko husbandry is something I put a lot of time and energy into. I’ve had leopard geckos since 2007, I know A LOT about how to take care of them. So doing a small guide seemed liked the obvious choice.

Overall a lot of people seem to be using the small product lab for similar reasons as me; they are learning how to promote themselves. That being said it looks like some people are doing some really cool products that I’m looking forward to seeing how they all turn out.

Wildlifelines: A Guide to Your Backyard Curiosities

Since Bryan and I purchased our house we’ve been very enamored with the animals we have in our yard. I’m really excited about this guide because while I do want nature to be nature, I do have a bird feeder and have a bee watering dish. Where do I take accountability for an animal’s well being? I hope that wildlifelines will help me with that.

The Art of Going to Bed: A Guide to Perfecting the Ritual of Bedtime for Better Sleep & Optimal Next Day Performance

There are a TON of general self help e-books out there. A lot of the time they are very vague or focus a lot on an abstract concept. The Art of Going to bed appears to be neither of those.

I admittedly do not suffer from sleep issues, at least not normally. My problem is more I don’t want to sleep and I want to be up 24/7 to do literally anything other than sleep. From the description this e-book will probably have some good advice for me (and I assume many of you as well.

ERROR: An RPG Source Book

From the sound of it, Error is the start of a larger casual/laid back rpg. I have a pretty dedicated gaming group, but there are weekends where we can’t all meet. Sometimes we try out smaller new games to get a feel for that. I’m looking forward to trying out the release of Error during one of our downtimes.

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ECCC Announcments

As many of you are most likely aware, ECCC is just around the corner. I will be tabling in the artists alley at booth P-12.


This is my first year at ECCC tabling solo and I’m really excited to meet a ton of awesome people.

As per usual, I am offering con commissions at a discount if you preorder. All commissions will be 7×10 so I don’t kill my wrist. If you’re interested, please contact me via e-mail at ainsleyyeager (at) Starting prices are below. Things that will increase prices are additional characters or some kind of background.

Black and White

  • $15 Preorder
  • $20 At Show

Full Color

  • $25 Preorder
  • $35 At Show

I look forward to seeing you all at the show!

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Process – Totoro Watercolor

A few weeks ago I completed my first large watercolor piece. It was slightly intimidating given that all my my previous work with watercolor has been smaller.



I began with my pencil work in a blue lead. I’ve found that it’s not all that visible once the paint is over it. Plus it saves me the grief of having to erase darker graphite and getting more oil from my hands on the paper. You do not want your paper to get oily or it will repel the paint. The masking tape around the edges is to stretch the watercolor paper to avoid warping-something I rarely had to worry about with smaller paintings.


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With watercolor you generally want to work from dark to light going back to front. You can see this here as I start in the very back of the piece with a green and yellow wash. Once dried I added second layer with darker greens and blues. Doing the yellow first was very important because you can’t make things lighter with watercolor. However, you can always make something darker.




Next I added an ink outline to the figures (which happen to be adorable totoros) both to make them pop out more, and look a little cartoonier.


And here is the final shot I took on my phone.


Doing this painting was a great personal challenge for myself and I’m looking forward to trying new things out in the future.


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2014 Rose City Comic Con!

It’s been a busy few weeks, but I’m finally back to tell you all about Rose City Comicon.


For starters, this was my very first convention tabling by myself. Thankfully I was able to enlist the help of my partner, Bryan. I was also debuting 13000. 1300o is very exciting for me as it is my very first printed minicomic. It had a great response from the con goers, which is always encouraging.

Along with 13000, my watercolor prints also had a great response from people. Several people commissioned me to paint some pokemon. I posted most of them on my twitter. Here are two of my favorites.

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Bryan convinced me I should start doing more large scale water color pieces since most of my work has been very small. Watercolor is a medium I still feel like I’m learning and getting used to. I’ll admit, the idea was very intimidating to me, but I’m now excited about it.

I met a lot of very lovely people and I had a ton of fun. I will be at Bellingham Comicon on October 18th. If you can make it, I hope to see you there.


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