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Emerald City Comicon 2015

March 23rd, 2015 — 3:11am

Just a heads up, Emerald City Comicon is just around the corner (March 27-29)! Once again, I’ll be exhibiting with my friends the “Imaginary People” at Booth #406.

I’ll have plenty of arts and will be taking toned-paper sketch commissions during the convention.

ECCC 2015, Find me at Booth #406.

Also, just a small announcement…

I’ve created a Tumblr blog for Blind Follies: The Flower and Death (my Hades and Persephone comic). If you are interested in the progress of this project, you can follow it here.

Hades Colored Pencil Sketch

Hades concept sketch.

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Blind Follies: The Flower and Death *Script Finished*

January 12th, 2015 — 9:08pm

Ever since I was a kid, whenever anyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always said, “I want to be an author and illustrator.” Though I could barely form the words, the weight of their truth remained with me through the years.

I used to spend hours upon hours writing stories, accompanying them with illustrations on each page. When most kids were grounded from playing outside or visiting friends, I was grounded from writing. My parents used to have to take away my floppy disks (remember those?) just to get my head out of the clouds long enough to complete my homework. (It didn’t work.) Little did they know, I still kept copies of the disks and printed copies of my stories so I could write with a pen on the sly. (So rebellious.)

Following high school, I was left with a treasure-tome of hundreds of pages of incomplete books, uncounted chapters leading to nowhere, binders and binders of outlines and notes, portfolios and sketchbooks of characters and illustrations, and dozens and dozens of discarded ideas… But now for the first time in my life–from beginning to end–I have actually FINISHED a story!

The script for my graphic novel BLIND FOLLIES: The Flower and Death is finished!

Two-hundred-and-seven planned comic pages; fifty-five pages of typed text; seven total chapters; one script…

Hades and Persephone Messy Sketch

Messy concept of Hades and Persephone from the comic, with a quickie splash of added color.

Words can’t describe what it feels like to see the full arc in its entirety. I also can’t say how daunting it is looking ahead at the world of work that waits for me. But I am all the more excited for the journey now that I have the road map! It’s bound to be a long learning process. Wish me luck!


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New Website!

September 29th, 2014 — 1:33am

Welcome to SketchyStraub.com, the new home for all works by me (Sarah René Straub)!

Check the blog for news updates on my latest projects, artworks, and appearances. You’ll also find my social media links in the sidebar, should you like to follow me there.

You’ll hear more from me soon. :)


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*BF: FnD update: 2nd Chapter Script Completed!

September 29th, 2014 — 1:25am

So I’ve finished the entire written script for the first 2 chapters of my comic in the works, *“Blind Follies: The Flower and Death” (or my own more feminist take on the story of Persephone and Hades). Oh my God. It’s so emo and romance-y. Like mythology meets Korean drama. Haha. They say write for yourself first, right?

Brute-forcing my way through the storyboards now, working on more character designs and concept sketches as needed.

Hades_thumb Persephone_thumb ZephyrusCameo_thumb PersephoneCameo_thumb

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Creative Women Mini-Con (Review)

September 29th, 2014 — 12:57am

Had a blast last Saturday 9/20 at Creative Women Mini-Con at Empire’s Comics Vault, a celebration of Sacramento women in the arts!

It was such a treat being able to hang out all day, chatting with new faces and all the creative ladies exhibiting. I must say, the local response was truly heartwarming when I saw people lined up on the sidewalk waiting for the event to start. Thank you to those of you who were able to come out and show your support for the enthusiasm you give me in what I do. I really can’t tell you what it means to know we indie female artists have such amazing cheerleaders backing us up. <3

One of those cheerleaders is actually the owner of Empire’s, comic creator Ben Schwartz. Not only does Ben do everything he can to give back to the comic community and support local events, he’s also a comic writer himself with many indie titles to his name published through his own ECV Press (Trixie Dynamite and Union St. Choir are two of my favorites). It’s easy to be a fan of both Ben’s work and his amazing, family-friendly shop. I only hope I’ll be able to return for next year’s Creative Women Mini-Con. Very excited to see this event continue to grow.

Behind the scenes at Creative Women Mini-Con. Meet these inspiring and talented local creative women at the shop today until 4pm. Pictured: (from furthest) Melissa Pagluica, Sarah René Straub, Krysten Reis, Jen Monson (photo credit: empirescomics)


Creative Women ’14 getting started. (photo credit: empirescomics)

My table all set up and ready to go for Creative Women ’14! (from my Instagram)

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