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Author Name: Kathleen McNiel (aka: Kat, PJupiter, PJ)

Age: 23

Birthday: Oct. 14th

Residence: Seattle, Washington

Occupation: Baker/Cake Decorator! It's funtastic!

Fav's Anime and Manga: From Far Away by Kyoko Hikawa, Fushigi Yuugi and pretty much all Yuu Watase mangas, Sailor Moon, Fruits Basket, Evangelion, Mint Na Bakura, Vampire Hunter D, Petshop of Horrors, etc!!

Contact: Email at commanderniel@gmail.com ! Thx! XD Also my dev site http://pjupiter.deviantart.com

My Art: Well my equipment right now consists of: This black pen that i LOOOVE that's called opti-flow from staples and it cost like $5 for a box of 20 but they discontinued it so i'm using them like precious gold... ooh and paper..XD I use sharpies, Pantone alcohol markers and occasionally use the Faber Castell Pitt brush pens for coloring. I use Adobe Photoshop for editing and adding.. and yeah! I think that's about it really..

Here's a quick really non-helpful tutorial, i usually just draw it straight with pen because i'm tired of drawing it really nice with pencil the first time, then going over it with pen and it just doesn't look as nice oh and cuz i'm lazy too.. XD Anyway, so using a sharpie make the necessary boxes (i like making a big batch of paper with all sorts of boxes (panels) on them and then just choosing which paper i think is best for which situation, then pen in the story for that page (i try to include at least one background on each page, preferably two just so the reader doesn't get too lost) then color like mad! Scan in. Using photoshop use the Elliptical Marquee tool to select the areas you want their word balloons to be, I use the Polygonal Lasso Tool to select where the pointers on their word balloons will be, then on a new layer fill with black. Click on the Select tab, then under modify choose contract. Contract by 1px then fill in the balloons with white, and yay! word balloons! I use the Manga Temple text (from http://www.blambot.com) and then save and upload! Yay it's easy! XD Sorry if that didn't help at all, I'll try to make a better one sometime XD That'll be a little more serious.

Ooh here's links to my other comics (below), which I update when i'm not frantic about IPN...~_~