Category Archives: Books

How to Draw Chibi & Japanese Stab Stitch Resources

We’re back from Otakon 2011!  Wow… what an experience!!  We cats had a BLAST!  Thanks to everyone who was cool and hung out. Real quick, here are the .pdfs from the Uber Extreme: How to Draw Chibis Pen x Ink workshop (d/l link here) and Super Japanese Stab Stitch Binding Book (d/l link here)  workshop!


How to Draw Chibi Otakon 2011 by *Tsubasa-No-Kami on deviantART

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Japanese Stab Stitch Binding by *Tsubasa-No-Kami on deviantART

WNYBAC Member Show : Artvoice Feature

Woah! Artvoice chose to feature Honey & the Whirlwind by Tim Ferrara for the second time- this time it’s because he’s exhibiting in the  WNYBAC member’s show. Dig it! It’s on view till July 9. If you ever come to Buffalo, NY you really need to visit the Western New York Book Arts Collective. It’s a really amazing place.

Also featured in the article is a hand made stab stitch book by Anii (me lol!). It contains sketches with the theme of Cherry Blossom Dream. It was made with Washi paper and I quite enjoy doodling in it with copic markers. (I have a post about the books I make on my personal blog: link )

What are you waiting for?? Go check out all the amazingness at the Western New York Book Arts Collective!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2011

Hey! Happy Free Comic book Day! Kings is posting all of his FCBD Comic in COLOR online! (link) And Anii made her first zine! (dig it)

It’s been non stop busy for us cats! Look for some con summaries and good news on the horizon! Now we are off to attend TCAF! See you!

Japanese Stab Stitch Hand-Bound Books

So I’ve been really excited about making handbound Japanese stab stitch books. I debuted them at Erie Anime Experience, & people loved them! The following are available on Singed Cat Studios’ Etsy book section {here} for just $10! The outside paper is made from super strong (and quite expensive) kimono pattern origami paper from Japan. The inside lining papers are manga from Japanese manga “phone books.” Attached to every book is a unique bookmark with tiny shiny gems and beads. The outside stitch and binding are made from super cute embroidery thread. Inside paper is perfect for writing secret thoughts and dreams, or for keeping special doodles and drawings.

Here’s my flickr set of all the luffily hand-bound stab stitch books I’ve made so far: