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The Heart of Time is a web comic written and illustrated by Sarah Millman. It follows the adventures of Amelia, a bad-tempered teenager and her pug, Gertrude. Amelia stole her father’s time machine (a modified Vespa) after an argument, but soon became lost in time when she discovered it was more difficult to drive than she thought.

Use the link above to start reading. If you’re looking for my professional portfolio, please follow this link.

Kickstarter, LSCC and MCM London 2015

I know it’s been quiet these past couple of weeks but I have some exciting news: as some of you may know, I’m working on a Kickstarter to collect the first four issues of HoT into a volume!

The book will be 116 pages, in full colour and have new content which will be exclusive to the print version, and I’ll also be colouring the black and white pages from issue 1. I’m really excited to be collecting HoT in a book, and if the campaign is successful I’ll be able to produce a brilliant volume for you all that will be much better quality and have more content than I would have been able to produce all by myself.

The campaign is set to launch on 9th March.

While the campaign is on, I’ll be attending LSCC in Excel London on the 14th-15th March. I’ll be promoting the Kickstarter campaign all weekend, and anyone who pledges and can show me their confirmation email at the con will get a free Gertrude sketch!

ALSO! I will be attending London MCM in May, hooray! Hopefully, if all goes to plan I’ll have the volume printed by then which is very exciting…

Thanks for reading, and see you in two weeks!

Some Important Announcements…

Hi all,

Thank you so much to everyone who came to Cardiff this weekend, and MCM London earlier in the month! It was, as always, great to see you all :) I’m incredibly excited that HoT’s audience appears to be growing, and that people make the effort to come back for more. Also, top moment of the season so far: Mikela’s awesome Amelia cosplay, and her tweets throughout Cardiff Con!

So epic :D

 

Unfortunately, however, there is some bad news -

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, HoT has been extremely quiet in terms of page updates lately. I severely underestimated how tiring three conventions in a row would be – and to make matters worse, I caught con flu at MCM that has refused to go away and was exacerbated by Cardiff. Basically, my output in between cons has gone down to zero.

So, HoT is on hiatus until Thoughtbubble is over and I’m fully recovered – I estimate the first update to be 24th November. Sorry about this, but this year has been an incredible learning experience for me and I now know how much time to dedicate to con preparations and what events to avoid.

 

On that same note, while Cardiff was great in terms of the people attending and the other exhibitors there (friendly, welcoming and all-round awesome folks in the most part), the organizers have made it clear that indie comic artists are no longer a priority nor particularly welcome at their events. Cardiff is such a friendly city, and it’s my hometown – I really didn’t want it to come to this but I’ve reached the point that I can’t endorse this event in good conscience, and so I will not be attending any Showmasters events until this situation improves.

Sorry to be taking this out on you Cardiff-based readers, but I just can’t support a company that treats it’s exhibitors and attendees so poorly. If you would like me to provide more details about this, feel free to email me.

 

HOWEVER, there are plenty of events I will be attending, including other events in Cardiff (including the mini-con in NosDa on Dec 13th!) and I intend to branch out into more MCM cons nearby. This hopefully isn’t forever either – if Showmasters do improve, then I’ll happily book with them again.

 

Now, on to more positive news: Thoughtbubble is this weekend, are y’all pumped? I’ve never been before so I must confess, I am a little nervous… I’ll be in the Royal Armouries (map here, table 89, by the fluffy one eyed dude in the hat), hope to see you there! Also, as I mentioned previously, there’s a new Mini-Con taking place in Nosda in Cardiff on the 13th December, which should be fab – we need more comics events in this beautiful city!

 

Stay awesome, HoTties :)

New Page 30/09/14 – And work updates!!

Hi all, sorry I’ve neglected this section for a while!

Just a quick update to say I’m alive :) Also, I’ve simultaneously lost and gained jobs! I left WI last Wednesday after 2 years of illustration and writing for their games, and started as an admin at Games Wales two weeks ago.

But… what does this mean?

It means I have more time for HoT :D Hooray!