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Hey there, magical ones! If you’ve been keeping up with me on social media you know that my partner and I are off to get married this weekend! I’ll be gone from 9/8 to 9/18, so there won’t be any updates until after that time.

Here are some super quick Book 2 updates though:

  1. Formatting is in progress!
  2. 21/23 of the planned art pieces have been turned in (including the cover). There may be a 24th one(?) We shall see!
  3. 4/? new mini-comics have been illustrated by me for the book!

Since I’ll be gone I’ve closed my store (especially since I won’t have Internet access for most of the time I’m away) and it’ll reopen when I return, so if you were looking to order anything please wait until after 9/18.

Oh! If you ordered a copy of the first book at Gen Con (since we sold out during that weekend) they have arrived and I’ll be shipping them out before I leave!

That’s all! Thanks, magical ones! Next time I update I’ll be married!

Good day, magical ones! It’s been a while since we’ve had an update, huh? The summer has been busy with conventions and wedding planning (that’s right, ya girl’s getting married next month, ah!) but I’ve managed to find some downtime so it’s time for some sweet updates!

First thing’s first, check out the cover to the second book in the magnifiqueNOIR series:

Art by Jenn St-Onge

You can pre-order a physical copy of the book here! The planned release is in October of this year!

Next up are some work-related updates:

Last, but not least, check out the Book Snippets section for a sneak peek at the next magnifiqueNOIR along with some more of my books! This section will be updated later with future titles and fanzines.

Thanks, and don’t forget: you are magical 🙂

That’s right, we did it! The Kickstarter has been funded! It’s time to get book two finished up!

I’ll be leaving town for a few days for a family emergency, but once I return it’ll be full steam ahead for the second book! Backers, please expect to receive surveys asking for any information that I’ll need from you in regards to your order. This will also be the time to let me know of any add ons you accounted for, specific characters for your tiers, the name you want used on the “Thank You” page, shipping address, and things like that. 

In the meantime, I’ll be getting in touch with artists, getting their payments squared away, and spending this month doing final edits on the book. Any book progress will be shared on the Kickstarter page first followed by social media and here on the website. Get ready for some truly magical things!

If there’s enough money leftover it’ll be put toward more things for the book. Even if we didn’t hit the stretch goals, there may be enough to at least get a few small things, more art, ect. If, for some reason, you missed out on backing the campaign, fear not! I’ll be doing pre-orders for the book at a later date and at the conventions I attend throughout the year (schedule coming soon). There will also be new prints in the print shop, more stickers, and other merchandise thanks the campaign being successful.

Have a good weekend everyone, and don’t forget: you are magical!

Hey there, magical ones. Yes, you read that right, we’re gearing up for the second book in the magnifiqueNOIR series! Before we get to that, here’s some quick updates:

  1. There’s a NEW VIDEO REVIEW for the book from Jade Aurora that you can check out!
  2. The COMING SOON section has had a major update, with future releases planned for this year, 2020, and beyond. Be sure to check it out for new books AND fandom zines that Briana is part of this year!
  3. Check out the CONVENTIONS AND EVENTS section for more of Briana’s appearances throughout the year. There are a few shows that she’s never been to before, and some old favorites, so be sure to see if she’ll be in your city!
  4. There’s some new MERCHANDISE to check out, specifically, brand new STICKERS! Be sure to check them out. Also, stay tuned, as there will be MAJOR UPDATES FOR THE COLORING PAGE SECTION & NEW PRINTS WILL BE ADDED TO THE PRINT SECTION!
  5. The first book has also been spotted in a couple of libraries! You can check out where HERE!
  6. The FREELANCE WRITING section has a new menu: UNCANNY MAGAZINE!

And now for the major update: BOOK TWO! There’s actually a synopsis for it written up in the COMING SOON section linked above, and the title will be revealed in May with the Kickstarter.

Yep, you read that right: KICKSTARTER! In a few more weeks the crowdfunding for the second book will begin with plans for more art, more merchandise, and plenty of black girl magic. Stay tuned for updates throughout the next couple of weeks!

Take care, and don’t forget: you are magical:

2018 was a big year for me. I fully embraced my career as a freelance writer and wrote several pieces that touched on the media I consume, how it relates to social issues, and the importance of the fan communities I’ve been a part of for years. I’m pleased to say that I am eligible for the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer through the works I created. Here are some examples of my fan work:

Fan Community Pieces

Media Pieces

I am proud of all of the pieces I’ve written that dissect my favorite forms of media and link them to the social issues I (and others) face on a daily basis. The pieces below are ones that I feel strongly showcase my work and convey an important message. They are eligible for the Best Related Work Hugo Award.

Thank you for your consideration and for taking the time to look over my work.

Hey everyone! A couple of sections have been updated on the site!

  1. Be sure to check out CONVENTIONS AND EVENTS as the 2019 calendar is starting to get updated with the shows you’ll see me at!
  2. There’s some new articles you can read in the INTO section! Unfortunately, all of the writers/editors were fired as of 1/15/19, but I really enjoyed working with the team and producing content for them. I’m always open to write about topics that focus on representation, the geek community, and getting the perspective of a fat, black, queer woman. My email is brichibi@yahoo.com (or @gmail.com)

In book news, the second book is being edited RIGHT NOW! Still aiming for a 2019 release date, so keep your eyes open on news of a crowdfunding project to get things going. I hope to have even more art this time around, too, and am always open to talking with artists who want to illustrate my characters!

Here’s some fun Marianna sketches to tide you over 🙂 And don’t forget: you are magical!

Hey everyone! Welcome to 2019! Expect to see some major updates in the next few weeks that include:

  • New articles I’ve written
  • Upcoming conventions for the year
  • Updates for book 2
  • New art of the girls

Currently, the rough draft for the second book is DONE! The goal is to have it released THIS YEAR! I’m really excited to show off the next installment to the series!

Take care, and HAPPY 2019!!!

Hey there, magical ones! I’ve got 4 weekends of events coming your way! They are:

Date: October 19 – 21st

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Where to Find Me: ARTIST ALLEY! I will have a table and will be selling all weekend. Table location will be posted closer to the event.

Date: October 27th

Time: 10AM – 3PM

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Where to Find Me: GUEST AUTHOR! I will have a table and will be selling my work. Table location will be posted closer to the event.

Date: November 2 – 4th

Location: Omaha, NE

Where to Find Me: I AM A GUEST AT THIS CONVENTION! This means I will have a table where I will be selling all weekend, AND I will also be doing panels. Table location and panel updates will be posted soon!

Date: November 9 – 11th

Location: Galveston, TX

Where to Find Me: I AM A GUEST AT THIS CONVENTION! This means I will have a table where I will be selling all weekend, AND I will also be doing panels. Table location and panel updates will be posted soon!

Also, here’s some quick updates:

  1. There’s some new PLUS ULTRA prints available in the shop!
  2. There’s a new freelance section for INVERSE.COM!

That’s all for now. Thank you, magical ones!