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It's here! It's here! It's here!!!! [Nov. 30th, 2004|10:40 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith

My advance copy of Spectrum 11 arrived!!!! Holy cow it looks great! Spectrum is one of my favourite books, and of course this year I am actually in it, hehehe.... Even without the obvious bias, I think that this is the best edition so far!

It features "Hunger Pains" and it looks just perfect, it is such an honor to be in there with many of my favourite artists - just amazing. They even spelled my name right - yay!!! (I'm always uber-paranoid about that for some reason). It also plugs my website, has my contact info, etc. Wow!!!

It's not in stores yet (most stores at least) but should be in the next couple of weeks - just about every bookstore I've been to carries it. I'd highly recommend it to ANYBODY who is interested in fantasy art - it truly has some of the year's best pieces in there. I have several editions of it going back many years, and they are some of my favourite books.

I do plan on getting some signed copies in stock eventually, but I have no idea when I'll do that (I'm trying to figure out how I get them through the publisher with my contributing artist's discount). They are taking preorders HERE at Amazon though (and of course if you are ever interested in having it or any other book I'm in signed, just email me and I'll give you the address info).

And of course, things are progressing nicely with my book - very slow, but moving right along. I still don't have a release date for sure, but it should be early next year, perhaps spring. I will update with info as I get it - I'm not yet taking pre-orders, but I will let you all know when I start accepting them =)

Let me see - other than that, not a whole lot exciting going on - I did just send out a very exciting contract though, but I'll have to fill you all in on that later ;) I finished some wonderful new first edition canvas prints last night - they all turned out beautifully - I can't wait to share them! I will post them later tonight, along with a TON of "SALE" prints - just in time for the holidays! I'm also working on my yeti/kushtaka/walrusboy painting - you can watch me HERE!

[User Picture]From: amanda_now
2004-11-30 03:56 pm (UTC)
The yeti is adorable! And congratulations on being in the Spectrum book. I may purchase a copy myself ;-D It looks awesome.
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[User Picture]From: fragirl
2004-11-30 03:58 pm (UTC)
oooo secret contracts ^_~ Damn it i want to know >_<

I cant wait to get Spectrum as well as your book! Now you completely wrote the book yourself and went through some publisher? Is that how it worked?

$%%&%^& firewall wont let me watch you paint :(
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[User Picture]From: __mir__
2004-11-30 03:58 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to see it!!

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[User Picture]From: thru_her_lens
2004-11-30 04:00 pm (UTC)
Can't think why you're paranoid about people spelling your name wrong (LOL)

I'm liking this strange walrus/yeti critter - how big is the painting?

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From: mermaiddelsol
2004-11-30 04:02 pm (UTC)
congratulations jasmine!! must be pretty cool to see your art in a book!! that's just wonderful!! oh and also that they spelt your name correctly of course!! HAHA ~patty~
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From: winterswitchery
2004-11-30 04:28 pm (UTC)
Maybe you should have potential publishers take your quiz in order to confirm the spelling of your last name ;) I can definitely understand the paranoia. Then again, when the last name is Polish like mine, I'm just asking for it. *lol*
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[User Picture]From: gr8shapes
2004-11-30 04:35 pm (UTC)
that is SO COOL! cant wait to see the book.
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[User Picture]From: rubyg
2004-11-30 04:38 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the Spectrum book!! Thats really fabulous!
Yay! I can't wait to hear more about your new book and this new contract!!
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From: goodwitchzinna
2004-11-30 05:07 pm (UTC)
Cool! Congratulations! Those Spectrum books are really great, I love looking through them. :)
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[User Picture]From: girliwhirl
2004-11-30 05:24 pm (UTC)
Jasmine, that is so incredible! How thrilling to be living your dream. Again, you are quite the inspiration! You go girl!!!

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[User Picture]From: jennifae
2004-11-30 05:36 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to see your book! It's got to be a must have!!!
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[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2004-11-30 07:33 pm (UTC)


i love him so......

i already preordered mine from the scifi book club, i got free shipping woot!!!=P
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[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2004-11-30 07:34 pm (UTC)


spectrum that is.....
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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2004-11-30 07:35 pm (UTC)
lol, maybe you are paranoid about your name being spelled right because when your FRIENDS take a quiz with your name RIGHT AT THE TOP they still spell it wrong? LOL!! I can understand the paranoia ;)

Wow, I've never heard of Spectrum (except when you were talking about being in it a while ago, but even then I didn't really know what it was). It looks very interesting! Now I want to collect them all!! Brock will be so happy to hear that ;) (kidding there, lol, I always want to buy and collect things. It drives him crazy!)

AND you are making it very hard on me by painting the CUTEST THING I have EVER seen and knowing I won't be able to afford it!!!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: tau
2004-11-30 09:12 pm (UTC)
I'm *so* excited about getting a signed copy from you!! I discovered Spectrum last year when you announced that you got in. Im absolutely in love with it and page through my older copies on a regular basis. What a source of inspiration!

I just got my poster for Spectrum 12 yesterday and I think I might try to enter on a lark. (crosses fingers)
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[User Picture]From: catwoman72
2004-11-30 09:30 pm (UTC)
Congrats on your success! You deserve it, your work is beautiful.
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[User Picture]From: kimbearlys
2004-12-01 12:42 am (UTC)
I don't know how you keep up with everything. Not only are your painting amazing- your are too!
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From: tina_imel
2004-12-01 02:35 am (UTC)
I'm so excited for you!
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2004-12-01 04:33 am (UTC)
Cool! Congratulations!
I'll definitely buy your book when it comes out! :)
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