Murjani’s Miscellania with: E.K. Weaver

TJ-and-Amal

I recently had the good fortune to interview E.K. Weaver, creator of the comic series The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal. I’d first met E.K. at Ahn!Con in January 2014 when we were both guests of the convention, and we had met up again at Nijicon this past October. The crowd loved her and her work, as she sold out of books during the first day of the con!

She was gracious to take time out of her schedule to answer some questions, so please enjoy!


 

— For those are who aren’t aware, can you please introduce yourself and a little about your background?

My name’s E.K. Weaver, and I’m a comic artist and illustrator from Austin, Texas. I’ve been drawing all my life, but just started focusing on comics in 2008.

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Merry Christmas!!

Snoopy Sleigh

Our house is fully prepared for Christmas, and I’m so happy we were able to pull it off, especially with the last-minute shopping I had to do yesterday after work. One of my favorite things to do is wrap presents. I don’t know why, maybe it’s the excitement I get when someone opens it and is genuinely happy about the gift I got for them. My other favorite thing– besides eating– is seeing all the pretty lights. It’s always put me in a festive mood. Though retail shopping can be very stressful– I try not to let it be for me– I’ve always liked going to the mall and seeing the lights there, and when I’m driving around at night. A smile instantly comes to my face!

I hope you all are warm, well-fed and with those who make you happy. Whichever you celebrate, have a great holiday!

Whoa, December already?!

Bye-bye November –or Movember– hello, December!

I can’t believe that it’s December already– time has really flown by this year. No seriously– anyone else feel like this year has just completely flown by? Feels like it was just September, I sneezed and now it’s December.

I completed another NaNoWriMo challenge and my draft is utter trash. But then again, it’s suppose to be. Besides writing and working, I’ve been looking at some other projects to consider, which I’m really excited about. I’m getting into the habit of doing yoga everyday. I’ve been doing it for a couple of months, but it hasn’t been everyday. I’m 2 days in so I’m hoping to keep it up. Not too much, but at least Sun Salutation everyday.

I’m aiming that 2016 will be as productive, if not more, as this year. I’ve got a couple of interviews for the blog coming up this week so stay tuned!

 

#writerWednesday ~ The Little Mermaid turns 26!

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid turned 26 yesterday, and it remains as one of my favorite Disney films to watch, mostly for the music. The story itself is cool, but I loved singing along with Ariel and company growing up. Under the Sea is catchy as hell—I dare you not to tap your toe or shimmy a little in your seat while it’s playing.

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#musicMonday ~ Ol’ Dirty Bastard: Brooklyn Zoo

NSFW! 

Sharing this because ODB’s birthday had passed about a couple of days ago. Growing up, I wasn’t allowed to listen to this, or anything else that had curse words or sexual language in it so you can call me a late bloomer when it came to Wu-Tang. As I get more comfortable in my creative self, I appreciate OBD a little more as an artist. Shame we won’t get to see what he could have created had he survived. Rest well Russell Jones.

#musicMonday ~ Michael Jackson

I know, I know. Halloween has passed, but strangely this song was on my mind today so I wanted to share the video. I’ll also admit that when I was a kid, this video used to scare the shit outta me and I couldn’t watch it. Now, I’m ok (I think).

In keeping with my (newly) Monday tradition, I’ve finished reading a book and am starting a new one. So by this Wednesday, I’ll put up a review and my thoughts on Grey, and I’m starting to read The Narrow Road to the Deep North. I hope to have that review up in a couple of weeks, if I like it past the first 2 chapters.

Have a great week guys!