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Saltwater Witch Giveaway at GoodReads!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Saltwater Witch by Chris Howard

Saltwater Witch

by Chris Howard

Giveaway ends December 08, 2012.

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UPS just dropped off a box…

Two proof copies of the trade paper edition of Seaborn. I'm going to put these in for a GoodReads Giveaway.


Seaborn book covers!

Here's the latest rev of the new Seaborn book cover for the trade edition. Click the pic for the full view.


Sea Throne Wallpaper

Two formats: 1280 x 800 for the typical desktop/laptop display and 768 x 1024 for the iPad and other tablets. Download links here:






Saltwater Witch Comic in ePub

Chapter 1 of Saltwater Witch is now available in ePub format!  Open in it iBooks, Nook, Adobe, Stanza, or any of the ePub readers out there. I will be following up with the rest of the available chapters–1 through 11 with a bit of 12.

 Saltwater Witch Chapter 1   (7.5 MB)


New on Kindle: The Complete Seaborn

Okay, all three books–Saltwater Witch, Seaborn, and Sea Throne–are now available under one "cover"–along with some all new transitional material from Michael Henderson, an extra story, and dramatis personae.  $7.99 on the Kindle.

Get The Complete Seaborn on the Kindle



Saltwater Witch new pages and panels

Okay, I'm really excited about some new pages I'm drawing and painting for…wait for it…Chapter 11 of Saltwater Witch.  This is all new stuff, continuing where I left off several months back, with Kassandra and her favorite sea-demon Ephoros headed out to see some bad guys.  Back in April or May I had to finish writing a book–that's done, and it's time to get back into putting up at least one page (3 – 4 painted panels) per week, sometimes more when I can.

Sorry you've had to wait this long for me to get my act back together.

Here's a preview of one of the panels that's going up tomorrow night or Monday morning–Kassandra looking Shakira-like for some reason:



Not sure what I’m going to do with this…

On the SaltwaterWitch.com site, but just not sure how and where to place it at a normal size.  Maybe I'll make some cards to hand out at Readercon?  Here's my original line art for this one:



The problem of too many options

There's the problem of finding apples at the grocery store with twenty-two varieties available, all looking equally tasty, or canned soups–you've seen what the canned soup aisle in the store has become.  It's like something out of Aliens, if the aliens had abandoned their interest in planting eggs in humans, shifting the whole operation into soup and just went nuts with food storage and cylindrical tin.  These crazy looping plastic rails dispensing soups and stews.  And that's not getting into the cup-o-soups, soup mixes in bags, and microwave entrees.

It's like that with drawing an painting nowadays.  Used to be, you got out your beat-up old notebook and some stubby pencils and went to work.  Now, you still have the notebook, but you also have your computer, netbook, iPad, iPhone, with multiple painting apps on each of them, and they all do something really well.  Each works a little different, but there's that blending tool in Paint Shop Pro which has always seemed to work a little better than anything else you've ever seen.  There's a million brush plugins in Photoshop, and line drawing tools in Painters, and that wild ass palette knife in Art Rage.  What's an artist to do?

…paint something, I guess.

I handed over the iPad to my son Christopher for a couple hours while I painted a couple scenes for the next set of Saltwater Witch.  Here's a preview.