Don’t Miss the Last Day of My #Kickstarter Campaign!

My Comic Diary of a Lightworker Kickstarter campaign was fully funded on day 4! Thanks to everyone who supported me and my comic 🙂

We also were able to unlock the 1st stretch goal. With 2 days left, we’re only $164 away from unlocking the 2nd stretch goal.

For anyone interested in spiritual journeys, angel numbers, comic diaries, and/or zines, it’s not too late to get your copy of Comic Diary of a Lightworker.

Here’s the tiers:

$3–Comic Diary of a Lightworker Digital

$5–Comic Diary of a Lightworker Physical (local or shipped)

$30–Art Pack (local or shipped)

$40–Comic Collector (local or shipped)

Here’s the stretch goals:

If you don’t want my comic zine but would like to support me another way, please consider sharing this link to your friends, family, social media of whoever enjoys reading zines or comic diaries.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Book Review: Dog Meat by Priscilla Bettis

Kalb Ward slaughters dogs for the Colony, a closed, dystopian society where resources are tight, free speech is nonexistent, and those in power have eyes and ears everywhere. Ward desperately wants to quit his grisly job, but he knows he’ll be arrested, or worse, if he tries.

In the Colony, a citizen’s future is determined by a placement exam. Score high, and you’re set for life. Score low, and you end up living a nightmare–like Ward.

Li Ling, the love of Ward’s youth, scored high, and she’s a local celebrity now, far out of his reach. Meanwhile, his neighbor’s son is making a series of disastrous decisions as his own exam rapidly approaches.

Can Ward bridge the social divide and win back Li Ling? Can he help the neighbor’s son avoid a future as grim as his own? Can he escape the Colony’s oppressive rule and, if he’s very lucky, bring down the whole horrific system in the process?

You know what they say: Every dog has his day.

And Ward’s day is coming.

I loved this dystopian book. Fay owned a Yulin Dish restaurant. She was Ward’s boss, who forced him to slaughter dogs for their meat. My favorite quotes: 1) “If the dogs did ever turn on him, it’d be a better death than theirs.” 2) “I wouldn’t want to go with me either,” Ward said.'”

The drama was very enticing to me. I felt awful for Ward. He tried to do the right thing and get out but was met with roadblocks every step of the way. The author did an amazing job showing all the tension between characters and developing the relationships between everyone. It was a great twist of who the neighbor’s son was. Wasn’t expecting that at all! I shed a tear at the scene where Ward met the local celebrity in the restaurant with the entourage. I could feel his brokenness, emptiness, and hopelessness. The ending was depressing (in a good way).

The author did a wonderful job with all the setting details. I could feel the dread and gloomy atmosphere in that dystopian society.

I RECOMMEND this book to read.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Comic Diary of a Lightworker Available on #Kickstarter #indiecomics

Today is the day!!! My zine, Comic Diary of a Lightworker, is available on Kickstarter. Interested in backing?

COMIC DIARY OF A LIGHTWORKER

Do you know what a Lightworker is?

This 16-page zine shares the journey of me figuring out I was a lightworker in 2020.

Here’s the first 5 pages:

SECURE YOUR COPY HERE

Why Kickstarter?

This is a pre-order opportunity rather than an all-or-nothing plea for funding. The books will be printed regardless of this campaign’s success, but I’m using this campaign as an opportunity to properly reward my Comic Diary of a Lightworker backers and give them some great extras that won’t be available elsewhere.

I’ll have the chance to reward PDF version, physical copy, art commissions, original 8.5×11 comic pages.

Shipping costs are charged when you pledge–there will be no question mark over what it will cost and no surprise additional charge will hit you later. With Kickstarter, if my monetary goal is met by the end of 20 days, then your card will be charged. If not, then your card won’t be charged.

Any support helps. If you don’t want to spend any money, please consider sharing my Kickstarter page with anyone interested in spiritual journeys, angel numbers, comic diaries, and/or zines.

PLEASE BACK COMIC DIARY OF A LIGHTWORKER NOW

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Check Out My List of the Best Books To Be Terrorized By Things That Go Bump In the Night!!!

Hola! Happy 2023!!!

Since semi-retiring from writing novellas, I haven’t really had any instances of discussing horror books. I was pleasantly surprised when the founder of Shepherd reached out to me. It was fun building this list of the “Best Books To Be Terrorized By Things That Go Bump In the Night.”

Click on the link to check out the list with my reasoning for each book: The best books to be terrorized by things that go bump in the night.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Don’t Miss the Last Day of My #Kickstarter Campaign!

My Unscripted #1 and #2 Kickstarter campaign was fully funded on day 3! Thanks to everyone who supported me and my comic 🙂

We also were able to unlock the 1st stretch goal. With 2 days left, we’re only $25 away from unlocking the 2nd stretch goal.

For anyone interested in slice-of-life comics, POC characters, LGBT friendly, love triangles, and drama, it’s not too late to get your copy of Unscripted.

Here’s the tiers:

$4–Unscripted #1 Digital

$8–Unscripted #1 and #2 Digital

$8–Unscripted #1 Physical (local or shipped)

$16–Unscripted #1 and #2 Physical (local or shipped)

$25–Art Pack (local or shipped)

$150–Comic Collector (local or shipped)

Here’s the stretch goals:

$600–Felix art print UNLOCKED

$800–behind-the-scenes PDF with script/thumbnails/character sketches

$1000–art commission by me

$1200–Felix art print

Supporting my Kickstarter also guarantees more goodies. I’ve promised every backer they get more than what’s shown in the tiers and stretch goals. Plus, you get options of variant covers–only through my Kickstarter campaign. When I sale Unscripted online and at comic cons, it’ll only be the standard cover.

If you don’t want my comic but would like to support me another way, please consider sharing this link to your friends, family, social media of whoever enjoys reading slice-of-life comics/graphic novels.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Unscripted 1 and 2 Are Available on #Kickstarter #indiecomics

Today is the day!!! My comics Unscripted #1 and #2 are available on Kickstarter. Interested in backing?

Like promised, here’s a preview 🙂

UNSCRIPTED #1

The Irish pop group, Me Cailinis, is on promotional tours for their upcoming concert. A crazy PR stunt leaves Felix’s bandmates hurt, especially her girlfriend. Can she make it right?

Here’s the first 5 pages:

UNSCRIPTED #2

A night out in New York City leads to blackmail, an altercation, love confession, and a broken heart. Can anything go right for Felix?

Here’s the first 5 pages:

SECURE YOUR COPY HERE

Why Kickstarter?

This is a pre-order opportunity rather than an all-or-nothing plea for funding. The books will be printed (in fact, Unscripted #1 already is!) regardless of this campaign’s success, but I’m using this campaign as an opportunity to properly reward my Unscripted backers and give them some great extras that won’t be available elsewhere.

I’ll have the chance to reward variant covers, art prints, original 11×17 comic pages, art commissions, behind-the-scenes PDF.

potential rewards at different tiers

Shipping costs are charged when you pledge–there will be no question mark over what it will cost and no surprise additional charge will hit you later. With Kickstarter, if my monetary goal is met by the end of 30 days, then your card will be charged. If not, then your card won’t be charged.

Any support helps. If you don’t want to spend any money, please consider sharing my Kickstarter campaign page with anyone interested in slice-of-life comics. Or anyone who is entertained by love triangles, drama, POC characters, LGBT friendly, a main character who is definitely not a Mary Sue.

PLEASE BACK UNSCRIPTED NOW

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Want A Cool Slice-of-Life Comic?

Hola!

How are you? It’s been a long time! Since 2016, I’ve had a dream of publishing a comic or graphic novel. Starting today, my dream is a reality. Unscripted is no longer just a concept: there’s an issue 1 and 2 for you to read as PDFs or physical copies!!!

If you’d like to buy a copy or support me by sharing on your social media, then please click on the link–Unscripted #1 and #2–and sign up on my Kickstarter prelaunch page. There you’ll get news of the day Unscripted is officially available for pre-order!

If you’re not familiar with how Kickstarter works, let me explain. This platform is a great tool to allow anyone, even penniless artists 🙂 , to create the product of their dreams. Together we can raise the sum needed to print the best quality comic ever!

It’s really simple–select one of the rewards and pledge to pay the corresponding amount. If we reach the goal before the 30-day countdown ends, BOOM! You’ll get your reward. You will only be charged if the campaign is successful, so your money is guaranteed to be well spent.

Why am I using Kickstarter?

Whether the Kickstarter campaign is successful or not, I’m printing Unscripted #1 and #2. They’ll ultimately end up on my online comic shop and being sold at comic cons, craft shows. I’m joining Kickstarter so I can get a chance to give readers an option of variant covers, art prints, original black and white 11×17 comic pages, and other goodies. There’s no way I could afford to do any of that without backer support. Kickstarter is like a pre-order site. This allows me to see how many comics I should print, to see how big my audience is.

On launch day (most likely Thursday), I’ll be sharing the first 5 pages of each comic issue to get you excited.

Until then, please consider signing up for my Unscripted #1 and #2 Kickstarter prelaunch page.

Click on the link to watch a under 3-minute tutorial video on how to do that–How To Signup For My Kickstarter Prelaunch Page.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Book Review: The Hay Bale by Priscilla Bettis

Contemporary Southern Gothic meets weird horror in this new novelette from Priscilla Bettis.

Professor Claire Davenport yearns to be a mother. After suffering four miscarriages, the university microbiologist tries and fails to qualify as an adoptive mother. Then Claire’s husband leaves.

Alone and emotionally wounded, Claire takes a summer sabbatical from her microbiology classes and escapes to rural Virginia to heal. There, she meets local farmers with strange agricultural practices.

Claire moves into the historic manor house she rented for the summer, and an abandoned child greets her. Is the child real, an answer to her prayers? Or is he a figment of her tormented emotions? Perhaps the tight-knit locals are playing a trick on the science lady from the city.

Whatever the boy’s origin, Claire is determined to find the truth, but the truth may be bloody.

I loved this fast read. It was full of mystery and suspense. Was she crazy? Was she really experiencing paranormal activity at the place she stayed at? Did that horrible ritual really happen in that farm town 200 years ago? All those questions motivated me to keep reading. I was satisfied with the ending and enjoyed the creepiness of some of the characters.

I RECOMMEND this book to read.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Come Join Lilly Singh’s Social Media Storytelling class #skillshare #affiliatelink

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Lilly Singh’s Social Media Storytelling: Make Videos People Care About

I think it’d be cool to join this Skillshare class. As writers, we know it’s more than just getting words on paper. To find readers, we’re told to engage on social media and show our personality, or show our knowledge, or show our passion. I don’t know about you, but I could really use help with my YouTube channel. No matter what I do, I can’t find an audience. YouTube could be a valuable tool for potential readers to discover my art and horror books.

Lilly Singh is a talk show host and popular YouTuber. Her class starts on April 27th. Be the first to discover her secrets to multi-channel success.

Click on the link to: JOIN THE CLASS!

If you could visually tell a story through your social media, how would you go about it?

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

The Odd Writer

Love this positive message about accepting your weird quirks. Go check out the blog post!

Keep smiling,
Yawatta

Priscilla Bettis

Image of black stoneware cup

I was 21, about to graduate from college and set up my own household, you know, with a sofa that didn’t come from the curb, ceramic plates instead of paper plates, and real cups instead of the plastic freebies with the school mascot on the side. Bring this cup back for a free fountain drink with purchase of any large pizza.

I wandered into a high-end home goods store. There was no Walmart in town at the time, or me and my mostly empty wallet would have gone there. I chose a black cup from a back corner display. Black dinnerware was not cool at a time when happy graduates picked happy colors or at least safe, porcelain florals. The sales woman (tailored slacks, hair pinned up, an older woman with an air about her as if she was the owner) waved off the black with a flick of her…

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