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Introductions / Greetings from Cambridge
« on: June 05, 2016, 12:18:55 am »
Hello everyone, pleased to meet you.
I'm Kal, I'm 29 and I'm a software engineer with ambitions to be an author-illustrator.

I write sporadically and my current to-finish list comprises of a series of four fantasy-themed children's books based on the seasons, two comics (one fantasy, one with superheroes) and a novel of indeterminate genre. I want to get a draft of one of them done this NaNoWriMo, and hope that joining the BFS will give me the kick in the pants I need.
Happily, I'm far more prolific as an artist. For he past few years I've been painting and selling fanart, but I've recently changed gear towards serious illustration work with a view to achieving my goal of illustrating for Tor or Orbit and getting into a Spectrum annual.
As a reader I'm happy with almost anything, but I do have a bias towards fantasy and folklore, and whatever you'd classify China Mieville's work as.

Currently reading: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (N K Jemisin); manuscript for a self-published book cover
Currently watching: Gravity Falls
Currently listening to: Jazz Samba (Getz and Byrd)
Currently playing: The Talos Principle

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