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ALRIGHTY! Moving right along! We've not one but TWO pages on this week's update! :D

Head on over and check it out!

and please! Feel free to leave a comment there! ^_^

Thank you and ENJOY! :D
Hey gang! It's been a while! XD

Been QUITE busy since last I posted and one of the MANY things that has been keeping me busy is a wonderfully new project my friend, Mary and I, together as the creative team known as MARINA, have been working on:

Featuring our brand spankin' new webcomic (that's RIGHT, I said WEBCOMIC!!!! 8D) called:

Romeo X Julien!!!

"Welcome to JUST YAOI, and we’ll start the ball rolling with a twisted fan-fic.

Everyone knows the story Shakespeare penned; you know, the one with the ultra sad ending. Well, we’ve taken the reins on this story, and we think you’ll enjoy this comedy of misunderstandings and errors and instant attraction. The way we think Will should have done it.

We invite you to enjoy ROMEOxJULIEN:

In Verona, California, Julien’s family runs a Renaissance Festival on the beautiful Hacienda del Capulet property. In San Francisco Romeo is having a dull summer at home.

What happens when these two meet?"

We've only JUST launched the first 3 'pages' today, but of course, more is coming to you as we update every Wednesday!

MARINA will be attending NIJICON this coming weekend to promote Romeo X Julien! While we won't be at a table this year (next year DEFINITELY!!!! with LOTS of yummy eye candy galore!!!! >:D), we will be wandering about, attending the myriad of panels and events and, again, spreading the good word about RXJ! :D Feel free to stop us and say HELLO! :D HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! :D <3

ENJOY! :D</p>
ALRIGHTY! Moving right along! We've not one but TWO pages on this week's update! :D

Head on over and check it out!

and please! Feel free to leave a comment there! ^_^

Thank you and ENJOY! :D


Bettina M. Kurkoski
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Bettina is a freelance illustrator/comicbook artist and owner of Dreamworld Studio.

Bettina worked for TOKYOPOP Inc. and Harper Collins.

Bettina is the creator/writer/artist of My Cat Loki, published by TOKYOPOP Inc.

Bettina has drawn several Star Trek related manga-style stories for TOKYOPOP Inc. ...and YES! SHE ENJOYED IT!!! Though most of the enjoyment came from her ST: ToS work.

Bettina has drawn comics featuring cats and bears (aka...Warriors: Rise of Scourge and Seekers manga series).

Bettina really wants to get back in the groove working on the MANY self published projects she's been toying around with in her noggin, but is having difficulty figuring out which story to start with.

...and by the way...YES! Bettina is completely blind in her right eye (since birth even!) and COULD draw with one eye closed if she so desired! ;D

Birthday: March 26th
Current Age: 41...another year gone and a few more silvery white grey hairs to show for it and is OFFICIALLY OLD! O_O
Current Residence: Plymouth, Massachusetts...Home of the 1620 rock!^,^
Favourite genre of music: movie/anime/game soundtracks...
Favourite gaming platform: DSi XL and Wii

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Emergency-Pinkamena Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OH, WOW! You're the amazing artist who helped make "The Rise of Scourge"? You're my biggest art inspiration!

Tell me, was illustrating that book fun? How long did it take?
DreamworldStudio Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
YUP! That would be me! #^_^#

ah shucks! Thank you! XD

Yes! Illustrating the book was quite fun...I've lots of inspiration and reference from the many cats I have and have had. :D

As for how takes about 4-6 months...sure it's only an 80 page book, but it still took time to create all the storyboards, pencil, ink and tone. It also usually takes me about 6-8 months to complete a 180+page book, which I have done with my own original manga series, My Cat Loki :D
Emergency-Pinkamena Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome... Ah, I have a few more questions, if you don't mind? ^^;

Did the Erin's send you the storyline to the Rise of Scourge? Oh, and how long did it take you to become an artist this great?
DreamworldStudio Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
I worked with Tokyopop and Harper my editor at Tokyopop sent me the script, written by another writer and not the Erins...

And a long time! One never stops learning!...and I'm 41yrs old, so I've been drawing for a VERY long time! XD
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LadyArciela Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I found the artist of My Cat Lokicat face 
i had loved that Comic~Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Heart Dance) [V6] 
DreamworldStudio Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yup! That's me! ^_^ you certainly found me! :D

And thank you! ^_^ <3
LadyArciela Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I saw your comic in our school library~
now I'm looking for the next volume^^
hope I could see more arts about Loki and Ameya~

I'm really a fan of that comic~
DreamworldStudio Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! ^_^

Well...there are only TWO volumes to the series, as it was cancelled and the third volume was never made ;__; and unfortunately, Tokyopop holds all publishing rights to the series, so I can finish it on my own without pay gobs and gobs of money to buy back the full rights on it >,<

But...I've also come to terms that I've moved one from the series, so I won't be finishing it, sadly...but that won't stop me from creating the occasional piece of artwork from it...though I've many a comic project in the works at the moment to keep me busy for many years to come ^_^
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Feral-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist
Holy crap I can't believe when of the comic book artists from Warriors is on DA!  EEEEEE:icondummywooplz:!
DreamworldStudio Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! ^_^ Glad you found me! :D
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