Featured Figure: Vintage Bandai Penny from “Inspector Gadget”

It has always been my intention to include memorabilia here on Moe Dimension, in particular figures, but like a lot of things this idea always seems to end up on the back burner. However, today I’m pleased to present one of my most treasured pieces of memorabilia: a vintage figure of Penny from the original Inspector Gadget cartoon from the eighties, manufactured by Bandai.

As you may know, I’m a big, big fan of Penny and this is a figure I got back in the eighties, when I was still growing up but kind of growing out of toys. So unlike most of my other treasured toys (my Kenner Star Wars figures, for example), I did not play with this figure very much, if at all, so it’s in very good condition.

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News: “Tristaria” Illustrated Novella Final Update

Hooray! I can confidently state that my book Tristaria Volume 1: Of Palantaros is now available from numerous book retailers worldwide (as demonstrated by the screenshot I took from the Barnes & Noble website). This took a whole lot less than the projected two to four weeks by Lulu, but I’m definitely not complaining about that!😋 Anyway, I know that I’ve labelled this post as the final update on Tristaria Volume 1: Of Palantaros, but that only refers to its release (which took a little bit longer than I had anticipated). So I will continue to post information on it every now and then because obviously I need to promote it in whatever way I can. And hopefully people will be interested in it enough to want to purchase it.😊

News: “Night of the Werewolves” Available on Amazon Again

To coincide with the release of my illustrated novella Tristaria Volume 1: Of Palantaros, I’ve rereleased the digital version of my graphic novel Night of the Werewolves on Amazon. The whole idea behind Night of the Werewolves was that it would be a free story that would help people decide whether or not they wanted to read my other stories (such as Tristaria). So yes, it is currently free on Amazon (like it is on Kobo), but based on past experience, I have no guarantee Amazon won’t arbitrarily decide to start charging for it again. In any event, it will always be free on Kobo.

If you would like to get the digital version of Night of the Werewolves from Amazon for free, please click HERE.

If you would like to get the digital version of Night of the Werewolves from Kobo for free, please click HERE.

There is also a physical version of Night of the Werewolves, which is available from Lulu’s Bookstore for USD11.54. If you would like to get this version, please click HERE.

Incidentally, for this rerelease of the digital version of Night of the Werewolves on Amazon, I decided to create a new version of the cover. This version incorporates the Faerie-Gryphon Books branding, which is the branding all my books will feature from now on.😊

News: “Tristaria” Illustrated Novella Update 4

Well, after a frustrating couple of weeks, Lulu has finally approved my book, Tristaria Volume 1: Of Palantaros, for Global Distribution. This means that (and I quote the email Lulu sent me) “it is on the way to Global Distribution retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Nobel.” They also state that It should be available on those sites in 2-4 weeks. As you can probably imagine, this makes me quite happy!😄

I will make another post when I know for a fact that Tristaria Volume 1: Of Palantaros is on Amazon etc., but if you are interested in reading it ASAP, please don’t forget that you can buy it directly from Lulu right now.😊

Tribute Art: “The Witches of Karres”

One of my recent pastime activities is reading vintage novels, particularly sci-fi and fantasy novels, and when I find one I want to read, I try to get an edition with a cover that I really like. (Side note: I think one of the great things about speculative fiction is its covers, which not only serve to draw you in, but are also able to get your imagination going). However, there are times when the covers I come across are not particularly appealing. And then there are covers which do the story a disservice by not being truly representative of the work (which, of course, you can only find out by reading the whole book). In either of these cases, I tend to find myself imagining what a good cover would be, but I don’t normally go ahead and make one. In fact, the only time I recall actually making a mock cover was last year, when I made one for Terry Brook’s Running with the Demon (one of my favourite books of all time). Now I’ve done a second mock cover, only this time I have taken things a step further and made that mock cover appear as if it was an actual book.

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