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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!!



I hope you all had a great end to the year, or if not, at least you have a new page to work on :> 

And many apologies for any messages I've not replied to while I was away, I will try to get back to them now

The first day of 2015 was spent travelling from one side of the world to the other, and I have to say that, although I'm happy to be home, Japan was fantastic :D 

I went to so many places, saw so many things, ate so much, bought so much, experienced so much, and was inspired SO much XD

My favourite parts of the trip were going to sushi restaurants (tastes SO DAMN GOOD), forming brief friendships with strangers, and vending machines. At first the only vending machines I saw were for drinks, but as I explored more, I found smaller ones that gave out toys, and heheh.... I spent so much on Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor ones XD Vending machines are so thrilling XD

I visited Pokemon Centers in Osaka and Tokyo, received a birthday crown, a special Eevee, and several other goodies because I was a birthday girl -u- I went to Nara and fed deer, went to Arashiyama and fed monkeys, visited the Kyoto Animation shop (the studio isn't open for tours), went to the Kyoto Manga Museum and ...

...ahh there's so much to share, I can't possibly put it all in one journal XD 


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I arrived back home to a messy bedroom of 2014's Katja. It accurately reflected the state of mind I was in. Unorganised, confused, frantic, rushed, filled with anxiety and stress. Going to spend the next few days clearing everything up, organising things and work on setting a new form of discipline in my life. After spending two weeks in a country running on discipline, order and efficiency, I think I can learn a thing or two :>

For my new year's resolution I would like to...


  • Be organised, so that I can be more productive, more independent, and make the most of my new occupation in life :> I'm a workin' gal now, gotta grow up :>

  • Be braver, go out of my way to get things done rather than just go with the flow and miss opportunities because I'm scared of consequences. I don't want to let things slip by if I can do something about it \o/

  • Do more acts of kindness, 2014 was a constantly slippery down-hill slope, even though so many good things were happening. One of the few things that made me smile was doing nice things for strangers, buying surprising presents for friends, and seeing how genuinely happy it made them. It's nice to feel appreciated and know that I have the ability to bring joy to peeps :> I've not been feeling that for a while.

And what I'm pretty chuffed with is the fact that I already started on these resolutions before the year ended! So yes! Leaving the chaotic 2014 behind and aiming for a smooth ride in this Year of the Spinning Mouse! Let's hope for more free time for comics, new projects, a continuation of Poképeeps, new friendships, travelling, everything going onwards and upwards!

The year ended on the most unexpected and sweetest note ever, and I left it with no regrets and so here's hoping that this is a run-up to epic things :>

I hope you all are doing okay! Let's make 2015 AWESOME B-)

Katja

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Katja Hammond
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8> Hi.

I'm Katja Hammond. I like drawing comics and making up stuff, and I'm currently an illustrator at Mind Candy where I create art for World of Warriors, Popjam, and the Moshi Monsters franchise! I've won multiple awards at the Embassy if Japan's Manga Jiman competitions, with my comic Oh Crumbs! arriving 1st Place in 2013. I also illustrated the poster for the Manga Jiman 2014 competition, so I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with if you entered it :D

My current project is The Poképeeps Series - a collection of Pokémon gijinkas starting from the top and going in the order of the National Pokédex :>

Poképeeps Captured: 34 / 719


I don't know if I'll ever make it to the end. I'm sure they're going to come up with a new generation before I've finished XD

When I was little I wanted to one day illustrate Pokémon cards :>

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Update doodleeeee by MagpieFreak

Hey guys :> Times have been a-busy for me here - what with working, sorting things out at home, planning new characters and stories etc. New projects are on their way, so lots of preparing need to be done! I probably wont be submitting much for a while XD

In the meantime I hope you all are having a productive start to the year! \o/

I have a craving to play Dishonored again ._. Does anybody else like this game?
Japan Update: I have visited Pokémon Centers in both Osaka and Tokyo :> I now own a special in-game black Charizard, a birthday Eevee and a birthday Pikachu XD also bought a load of Pokégoods :>
Status update status update... News from Magpie in Japan, I ate a tiny octopus :>

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CoralianScub Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
Featured you in my Influence map.

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!


Influence Map 2015 by CoralianScub  
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awww yeah that's so awesome XD I'm glad I made it to your Influence Map \o/ thank you for including me! :>
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a-wen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
whoops this is late.. but happy belated birthday!! looking forward to see more of your art ~ :>
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's ok XD I couldn't check my messages at all until a few hours ago :> I'm looking forward to posting more art in the future! Today's goal in Japan is to visit a manga museum so here's hoping for really inspiring stuff :>
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a-wen Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Ah thats nice, wish to go there someday too xD! Hope you have a fun and safe trip at japan!
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0tacoon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday Magpie! : D
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! \o/
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DoubleDandE Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Have a Happy Birthday, eats some cake or icecream, or a cupcake if you get the chance. :iconpikalaplz: 
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :> I've been looking forward to trying out some Japanese deserts. I had this... Small pink thing, I don't even know what it was, like a small round doughnut with a Japanese Apricot filling -whatever it was it tasted delicious :> and I finally tasted Taiyaki! I'd really like to find a cake shop and, despite the cold, I would like to try some of the ice cream :> I cannot believe they have sesame-flavoured ice cream. It is mad XD didn't fancy tasting it much XD but so far the food has been really nice :> my favourite is the sushi :D
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DoubleDandE Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome. 
From the sound of things, it looks as if you've had a delicious trip so far at Japan. With all the foods and whatnot. 
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I ate a lot of raw fish :9
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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
...a very happy birthday to you awesome artist...hope your special day is filled with joy...=3
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D indeed my birthday was filled with a lot of adventure and joy \o/
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DomuTakagi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on yet another full trip around the sun!! (aaaa ha. ha. ha.) Happy Birthday, and keep up the wonderfully amazing work. You are an inspiration to many = v =
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :> I'm now spending my birthday in the land of the rising sun XD hopefully my visit here should bring a lot more inspiration to the table :> theres so much to experience here! I'm already getting ideas for stories and stuff! XD I hope it improves my future works!
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REL-83 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
Happy Birthday
:dance: :cake: :dance:
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank youuuu!!! :dance:
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REL-83 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Photographer
^_^
no problem!!!
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AnimeTokyo6 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Happy Birthday!!!:D
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!! :dance:
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adoren Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :3
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :>
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adoren Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Of course! vwv/
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smorgasblarg Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student General Artist
happy birthdayyyy I am a dummy! 
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyouuuuu :dance:
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