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About Varied / Professional Astra Crompton32/Female/Canada Groups :iconweaponry-academy: Weaponry-Academy
...a pirate's life for me!
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Toxic 11
The Phaaaantom of the Opera is here!


Unfortunately, I'm having trouble with the printer. I'm working with them to resolve the issues as I was hoping to have the book available to you all by now. I'll let you know when it's live for sale.

In the meantime, I'm working on setting up a Patreon, which will give patrons access to behind the scenes artwork, wallpapers, the tarot cards, and print material before the books become available to the general public. If you are interested in Patreon, please let me know what kind of perks you'd like to receive.

That's all for now!

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Toxic 10
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And so Diego and Maria's crime spree began. I actually quite like their costumes--especially their masks. This is one of those scenes that I think would be smashing in colour. I might do a kind of faux cover for them in colour for the bonus material...which reminds me, I still need to do the proper cover image for Toxic. As usual, that will be a nude portrait for the lyrics.

7 pages left in this origin story!
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Toxic 9
Vegas or bust!

Diego was true to his word. He turned his back on his family and fortune to be with Maria....but he still wanted fortune, so they were going to get their hands on some riches--one way or another!

Chapter 4 Print Volume update: the book is done! I have sent it to the printer and am currently waiting for my Print Copy to arrive. If everything looks good, I'll release it for sale right away. If there are any issues with bleed, I may need to adjust some pages. I'll keep you posted. Regardless, I'll have pictures of how it looks up on my Tumblr and Facebook page soon.

Thanks for sticking with me!
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Toxic 8
Falling into a burning ring of fire...

Diego has never been particularly beholden to legacy. He never really cared much for his family history, and with that, he didn't care to be cut from the family line. His father had other sons, so one less son to inherit isn't exactly a bad thing for his other kids. Diego was always a black sheep, so now he's going to be a black sheep on his own terms - for better and for worse.

Update: I'm finishing the Print volume of Chapter 4 today, so I'll be ordering my print proof copy. If everything looks okay, I'll be able to have the books available for sale in 2 weeks.

I'll keep you all posted!
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  • Listening to: Legend of the Quill Prelude
  • Reading: Legend of the Quill ~ Astra Crompton
  • Watching: Red Dwarf
  • Playing: Zodiac (on Gaia Online)
  • Eating: Stuffed Pablano Pepper
  • Drinking: Cherry Blossom Tea
Hello, hello, hello!

After a mad-cap pace and gruelling schedule, which may have permanently bloodshot my eyes I am happy to report:

Legend of the Quill is ready for print!

For those of you who read First Born, this is the next book in the Ul-Zaorith world, and the start of an epic high fantasy trilogy!

The book clocks in at just over 440 pages, and is illustrated by yours truly. It will be released at this time only in soft cover. The selling price is only $25 and you can pre-order your copy here: www.astracrompton.com/legendof…

If you're outside of the Victoria area and would still like to order a copy, please send me a message and I can get a shipping estimate for you. I will be basing my initial order numbers off of the Pre-Order interest, so if you want one, now is the time to get in on this great deal! I'll be signing and doing a sketch in each copy for the Pre-Order, and you'll get a limited edition bookmark to go along with it, so please do order a copy!

For those who aren't familiar with Quill:
This is an epic high fantasy, in the tradition of saga stories. If you like books like The Malazan Book of the Fallen, or Lord of the Rings, or The Eternal Champion, you will probably like my book. It does contain some scenes that may be too graphic for young or sensitive readers. Buckle in for magic, sword fights, ancient prophecies and mischievous Demons -- all set in a unique and fresh setting with new races and cultures for you to explore. I've spent 15 years building this world, with history, languages, maps, flora, fauna, gods and magics, so I truly hope you'll take a chance on me and read The Prophet's Tale, Book One: Legend of the Quill.

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Astra Crompton
Artist | Professional | Varied
Canada
Astra was born and raised in Victoria, Canada. An only child, she found ways of entertaining herself through self-taught drawing, singing, sewing, painting, writing and creating worlds for her numerous stories. The majority of Astra's art features her original fantasy characters, from Steampunk to sci-fi to high medieval fantasy genres. She is a published author for her Ul-Zaorith novels, runs multiple web comic projects, and hopes to someday put out the related table-top role-playing game Ul-Zaorith: Otherworlds for which she is already working on illustrations and writing. She also freelances for children's books illustrations, book cover design, tattoo design, game design, clothing modification and creation, and character illustration.

Current Residence: Canada/Ul-Zaorith
Favourite genre of music: alternative, contemporary, classic rock, classical, etc.
Favourite style of art: strong line-art, soft colour, dynamic manga,
Operating System: PC
MP3 player of choice: Winamp: tried, tested and true.
Favourite cartoon character: Zuko & Iroh, Jessica Rabbit, Nightwing, Wiccan & Hulkling,
Personal Quote: What is to give light must first endure burning.
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d-a-price Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!!!
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tarorae Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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PersephonesDaughter Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!Party birthday cake Homer Simpson Party Hard Gif Icon 
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tarorae Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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eProductSales Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday!!  *wohhooo*  :party:  Hope yours is awesome!  :heart: :cake:
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tarorae Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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eProductSales Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
:heart:
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RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
In a short time hence, may you have a most happy birthday, for that is the day that you descended upon the Earth in a shower of lightening! :D (Big Grin)  Also, have delicious Have your cake and eat it too that day!
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
An early happy b-day wish to u, my dear lady :)
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zenphoenixa Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astra dear! Hello! :D :D Lovely to see you again, it's been many... years *gulp* XD;; I still fondly remember drawing Ahddy for you. :) It's great to see you've kept busy over the past years developing your awesome art and story! Thankyou for stopping by and checking out my latest offerings. :D
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