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I write short stories and the occasional novel, generally in the sci-fi/fantasy genre, and have a select few published stories out there in unheard of online magazines. I also do art on occasion, which I don't take quite as seriously as writing but for which I still try to maintain a healthy level of quality. I produce such works rather infrequently, as I'm an astronomy postdoc who's also trying to finish up a novel. When I'm not doing any of those things, I'm probably wasting time playing NES games or something.

The MLR stands for Monsieur LeRenard, si cela vous avez intéressé, but you can call me Frank.



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New novel being published

on 8 July 2021 at 23:37:56 MDT

Allow me to stir up the maggots a little on this account and announce, to whomever might be reading, that Fenris Publishing has agreed to publish a short novel of mine. All parties have signed the contract, and the manuscript is with the editor right now for a first pass.

Here's the blurb I used when submitting, which gives a very brief summary of the plot:

"Cricket, a young lizard living alone on the streets of an industrial seaside city, longs to break free of mammalian society and travel the world. When he meets a kind sea-serpent who offers to carry him across the sea, he finally gets his chance.

On the other side, he meets Scorch, a friendly insect (a cricket, in fact) who is drawn to seek a place he sees in a recurring dream. With only Scorch's gut feeling as a guide, the two set out together to find this place, even as everything and everyone around them seems dead-set on keeping them from it."

If that sounds like something you might want to read, then keep an eye on this account for updates, or follow my Twitter account @FrankLeRenard (which I suppose I'll actually have to start using regularly now that I have responsibilities to a third party).

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Character Portraits

Full Color, One Character
$ 50.00
Lineart, One Character (no color)
$ 30.00
Reference Sheet
$ 100.00
add  Background
$ 50.00
add  One Additional Character
$ 25.00

NOTE: commissions are on hiatus indefinitely.

I work in a few different styles, from clean lines (Paint Tool SAI) to messy lines (GIMP) to traditional media (pencil, usually digitally smoothed and colored, or India ink if you ask nicely).

Stipulations: I ask for half payment up front and half upon completion. Paypal transactions only (I take care of fees, so don't fret).
Please send me your e-mail address so I can communicate with you (sending sketches, asking questions, basically to ensure you get the product you want).
Nothing erotic/fetish. Artistic nudity is fine if you ask really nicely.
Timeliness of completion is by necessity stochastic, but I will shoot for 1-2 weeks for simpler pieces and > 1 month for more complex pieces.
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