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About Varied / Professional Premium Member Queenie ChanFemale/Australia Group :iconcomics-prose: Comics-Prose
 
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Here are some of the comics-prose and manga stories I have drawn and written over the years. Some of them are published with publishers, and can be bought at the links provided. Most of these stories are in 'comics-prose', a format that mixes prose with comics.



Short Ghost Stories: The Man with the Axe in his Back

4 short, comics-prose horror stories that you can purchase online @ $4.99 on Amazon, Smashwords, Apple iBooks and Nook. You can sample the stories here:




The Dreaming: Perfect Collection

A 3-book mystery-horror series about schoolgirls disappearing in the Australian bush. Twin sisters Jeanie and Amber race against time to uncover the mystery of "The Dreaming". You can purchase book 3 on Amazon, Comixology or RightStuf.com.

You can read volumes 1-2 (of 3) here.




Legend of Zelda: The Edge and the Light

This is a fanfiction I did based on the "Legend of Zelda" game series from Nintendo. The story centers on Link returning to Hyrule from a long absence, only to discover the land in peril and a missing Princess Zelda. Just what is the threat to Hyrule, and why did Princess Zelda leave?

You can read all of it here.

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Fabled Kingdom - Chapter 5 - Page 20 by QueenieChan
Fabled Kingdom - Chapter 5 - Page 20
27-June-2015: I've fiinshed Chapter 11, and is about 6 pages from finishing the toning! It's been pretty good - I'll have the chapter illustrations done by the end of June too, so looking forward to that. After that, I'll be releasing part 4 (of9)of the PDFs I have on Smashwords, and then working on Chapter 12-14, which will be pretty straight-forward since they're already written.

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- This series updates 3-4 pages every Saturday.
- This is a 3-book series. I will be serialising the first 2 books online at 3-4 pages per week. Please buy book 3 if you want to finish the story. Thanks.

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Fabled Kingdom - Chapter 5 - Page 19 by QueenieChan
Fabled Kingdom - Chapter 5 - Page 19
Next Page || Previous Page || First Page || Table of Contents || Store

- This series updates 3-4 pages every Saturday.
- This is a 3-book series. I will be serialising the first 2 books online at 3-4 pages per week. Please buy book 3 if you want to finish the story. Thanks.

BUY IN PRINT/EBOOKS: Visit my store
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Fabled Kingdom - Chapter 5 - Page 18 by QueenieChan
Fabled Kingdom - Chapter 5 - Page 18
Next Page || Previous Page || First Page || Table of Contents || Store

- This series updates 3-4 pages every Saturday.
- This is a 3-book series. I will be serialising the first 2 books online at 3-4 pages per week. Please buy book 3 if you want to finish the story. Thanks.

BUY IN PRINT/EBOOKS: Visit my store
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Fabled Kingdom - Chapter 5 - Page 17 by QueenieChan
Fabled Kingdom - Chapter 5 - Page 17
Next Page || Previous Page || First Page || Table of Contents || Store

- This series updates 3-4 pages every Saturday.
- This is a 3-book series. I will be serialising the first 2 books online at 3-4 pages per week. Please buy book 3 if you want to finish the story. Thanks.

BUY IN PRINT/EBOOKS: Visit my store
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Fabled Kingdom - Chapter 5 - Page 16 by QueenieChan
Fabled Kingdom - Chapter 5 - Page 16
20-Jun-15: I'm now 2 pages away from finishing Chapter 11! After that I'll be putting out the next PDF of book 2, so I can get that done and out of the way. The cover's finished anyway, with the exception of the chapter openings, which won't take very long to do. 3 more chapters until book2 is done, which ought to be finished in 3 month's time!

Next Page || Previous Page || First Page || Table of Contents || Store

- This series updates 3-4 pages every Saturday.
- This is a 3-book series. I will be serialising the first 2 books online at 3-4 pages per week. Please buy book 3 if you want to finish the story. Thanks.

BUY IN PRINT/EBOOKS: Visit my store
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Queenie Chan
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Hi all! I was originally born in Hong Kong, and moved to Australia when I was 6 years old. My first published work was the three-book series "The Dreaming" in 2004 with publisher TOKYOPOP, and since then, I've worked with author Dean Koontz on graphic novel prequels to his series "Odd Thomas". The series became a NYT Best-seller, and afterwards, I worked on "Small Shen", a prequel to best-selling author Kylie Chan's "White Tiger" Chinese fantasy series.

I'm also author-artist of many books and short stories on my website. I'm currently working on "Fabled Kingdom", which is a 3-book fairytale-inspired fantasy series. It's done in comics-prose, and the second installment should be out in February 2015!

It's finally here!

...And I finally got the print quality to as good as it can be.




Visit my Store page to buy:

www.queeniechan.com/store









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More on the Printing Process


I didn't expect so many problems with the printing, but in retrospect, I can see where the problems came in. I used Lulu and Amazon to do my printing, and both turned out very good once I got the settings right. The interiors are high quality black and white art, which are identical in both books. Below, I talk about what went wrong with both printers.


Lulu:


I've been printing with Lulu for years, and I messed this one up by accidently choosing the wrong paper settings. Lulu has changes its interface every now and then without telling you, and I accidently clicked the "white" paper setting for the 6"x9" size without realising that there is NO good quality white paper setting for that size. The end result is that I got an inferior paper quality, which shocked me. In the end, I changed it to a cream colour page, which is high quality and is what differs the Lulu book from the Amazon book.


Amazon Createspace:


Oh boy. It's my first time printing with Createspace, and it took a while to get right. I think CS has the best print quality out of all the printers out there, but the entire process is a black box. The best thing about CS is that human beings actually handle the printing process, but that's also the biggest problem. The human handling your files can tweak your files without you knowing what they did, so the end results can mean that your colour cover could look different from one test print to the next. The good news is that once it's been approved, the settings stay the same, so your next book will look EXACTLY as the previous one, right down to where they cut the paper (usually a few mm off... eh, can't be helped. Lulu has the same problem).

Anyway, the mistake I made is a very important one. I can sum it up as: NEVER SUBMIT GREYSCALE FILES TO CREATESPACE. It seems that if you submit 600 dpi greyscale files to CS, they will automatically downgrade it to 300 dpi without telling you. In the end, I got around this problem by turning my greyscale files into black-and-white dot art through the photoshop "halftone" function. At least no one can do anything to black and white files, so that's why the Lulu and Amazon books look identical in its print results.

The other good thing about CS is its Kindle Matchbook Program. Right now, if you buy a print copy of book 1, you can get the ebook version for 99 cents. An excellent thing.

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Tvalger Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait, YOUR the Author of the Dreaming?!
Wow! I really enjoyed the book. It got me into the supernatural, specifically the Occult vs. Angelic genre.
It was an awesome experience; I loved your characters and the development you put them through!
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QueenieChan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
Oh, I'm glad you liked "The Dreaming"! :D
It's been a while, but I'm glad people still talk about how it influenced them.
Thanks for dropping by and saying hello!
(I'm still into the supernatural too, btw)
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SieghartXx Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Just started reading The Edge of Light, and it's really amazing >o<! 
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QueenieChan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
Aww thanks! :D
The story's finished as well, which is probably a good thing too.
Happy reading!

(A lot of good fanfiction is unfinished, which I find pretty annoying, but it can't be helped.)
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SieghartXx Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I was pretty hyped when I saw it was completed! As you said, most fanfiction doesn't get to the finish line, which has left me quite a lot of times starving for more, just to find out the author wasn't planning on completing said fanfictions TOT

I'll be sure to enjoy it thorougly!
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QueenieChan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
(I actually don't read fanfiction any more because of that "unfinished" thing. Too bad - but then it's more annoying to read a good unfinished fanfic than a bad one).
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Forgotenlink Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
I'm depressed I really wanted to buy the Zelda book *sigh*
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QueenieChan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
You can still buy it here in this super-secret link:
www.lulu.com/shop/queenie-chan…

SHHHH It's a secret to everybody.
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ShaozChampion Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Ello fellow inkblazer =3
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QueenieChan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
Ello back! =3
Now that IB has vanished into the Internet ether, us ex-IB have got to stick together!
Am watching you!
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