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Heart of Millyera – Page 43


Jess CateBy Jess Cate19 January 2022

A mystery inside an enigma, wrapped in a tentacled sea spirit, disguised as a girl… or a ghost?

Hello again! We are so glad to be back with a new page update for you and want to say thank you for all your kind feedback lately. It is always lovely to receive emails and Facebook comments and we are especially glad to see that our long-time readers are still reading. Of course we love to hear from new readers too, so please say ‘hi!’

– Jess


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Heart of Millyera - Page 42

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Jess CateBy Jess Cate12 December 2021

Choose your weapon:
A. Fire Iron
B. Frying Pan, or
C. Cushion??

Hello! It’s great to be back and able to share this page before the end of what has been a hectic year for us. We can tell you that the outlook for 2022 is much brighter and we can’t wait to share even more with you. BUT for today, I hope you can delight in the long-awaited re-introduction of Millyera to Ida and the gang… in a very dramatic fashion, of course!

– Jess


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Jess CateBy Jess Cate27 June 2021

EEEEEK!

We’re back back back again with an AMAZING new page that is about to explode off your screen!

Don’t you agree?

Ida has had a pretty rough time, sitting there in fear of the thing that went bump in the night.

I hope you love this one as much as I do!

– Jess


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Jess CateBy Jess Cate21 March 2021

Turns out selling your house, moving, returning to uni and having a sick dog really throws a spanner in the works when it comes to keeping on schedule with… anything. I hope you love this page as much as I do; Camila’s art is on-point!

We hope to deliver out next update soon (but I like to think of this comic is getting a nice vintage with age).

If you love our work, then please feel welcome to let us know! Your kind words, fan art, and likes are what keep the steampunk cogs turning!

– Jess


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Jess CateBy Jess Cate23 November 2020

Sorry about the wait!

Phew! It has been a while since our last page update. Coronavirus has somehow got us simultaneously doing nothing and having too much on our plates; but, the new page is here and it is glorious!

Camila wanted to give this page lots of mystery and spookiness—and she nailed it!

I hope you love the new page and that you are all staying safe and staying home.


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Jess CateBy Jess Cate30 August 2020

I am so thrilled with the vibrancy and spookiness of Camila’s art on this new page! Two worlds are about to collide (again) in the coming pages, so stay tuned…

On that note, over the last few updates, we have had some wonderful feedback and emails from readers. Thank you to everyone who feels compelled to share or comment to let us know what you think of Heart of Millyera. It is wonderful to hear from you!

This month I was also lucky enough to be interviewed by pop-culture website Soda and Telepaths for Wear It Purple Day; a day to advocate for and raise awareness of issues that affect LGBTQIA+ young people. As a queer and non-binary comic creator I am passionate about how comics can empower rainbow kids and I am glad to see that some of my fellow comic creators were also interviewed by Soda and Telepaths, including fellow Banksia Project recipient Phoebe Ayscough and our amazing colourist for The Many Adventures of Ida Blaker, Anthea Wright. Please head over to Soda and Telepaths to check out these great interviews.

Please also check out wearitpurple.org to see all the good work they are doing and find ways to get involved.


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Jess CateBy Jess Cate26 July 2020

The party might be over, but the escapades are only just starting and Millyera has come a long way for this…

There are lots of reasons that I am so excited to share this new page with you but, firstly (as announced in the recent newsletter) I am thrilled to have the talented Camila Duran on board as the artist for Heart of Millyera. Her attention to detail and her love for these characters shines bright on her first page, which is online today! I know you will adore her take on these characters as much as I do.

Secondly, I am happy to say that we will be returning to regular updates. Please be patient (as you always have been) as life in a global pandemic—or life in general—sometimes puts a spanner in the works.

Lastly, you might have noticed that the website has had a slight revamp, but don’t worry, all our previous pages are still there for your perusal.

Now that we are all caught up, I hope that you enjoy the latest page, and again, thank you for sticking with this adventure!


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New Heart of Millyera Art by Camila Duran

Big announcement time!

Big announcement time!

8 July 2020In NewsJess CateBy Jess Cate

New Heart of Millyera Art by Camila Duran

In November last year we announced that artist extraordinaire, Jana, would be leaving the project to venture out into the wide world, with her final page published in April 2020. Through the turmoil of the past few months, I am sorry to have left you waiting (hopefully with anticipation) for news of the future of Heart of Millyera.

I can confirm that there is plenty more story to be told and the time has come to introduce a formidable talent who will be joining me for the future adventures of Ida, Gil and Celeste… welcome artist Camila Duran!

Camila is a Chilean artist making comics in sunny Brisbane, Australia. When she’s not working on Heart of Millyera, she’s drawing comics about the Chilean revolution for the Artists’ collective Cacerola. Camila loves to read French comics, talk politics, and listen to obscure Latin American music.

I am so excited to see what Camila will bring to this story with her gorgeous artwork, a sample of which you can see above!

We are hoping to share a new page in about two weeks’ time, so check back soon for the next, new-look instalment and thank you for continuing with me on this crazy steampunk adventure!

– Jess

 


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Heart of Millyera – Page 36


Jess CateBy Jess Cate12 April 2020

The excitement of the evening has just begun for Ida, Celeste and Gill, but my time to pass on the baton has come.

If you want to keep up with what I’m doing the best way to do that would be to sign up for my mailing list where I am about to share progress on my next project, a short fantasy comic about a traveling Giantess who has a lot to learn. If you like our work here then I think you’d also enjoy it.

In the upheaval that has been 2020 so far, I hope that you are doing ok and have plenty of wonderful stories to get you through these tough times.

Thank you all for reading my work so far, it’s been a wild amazing ride.

Jana


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Jess CateBy Jess Cate6 February 2020

Just one more dance? You know that’s not how it works Ida, one is never enough!

Whilst Jess and I haven’t been affected personally, we know people who have been directly affected by the Australian Bushfires. The although there has been some relief, fires still burn, summer is still young and the effects will be long felt.

In January we pledge that any proceeds from digital sales of our comics on Ownaindi would be split between the CFS and the Adelaide Koala Rescue Bushfire Appeal but there are some other wonderful creators out there volunteering their time to make a difference.

Australia Burns is an anthology book of art and stories in tribute to the heroic firefighters and volunteers who have sacrificed everything to protect us from the vicious bushfire crisis, who are STILL fighting fires in many areas of Australia. There are some big names in Australian comics in there and all the proceeds are also going to 6 fantastic charities supporting humans and animals. I’ve preordered mine and you can do the same here.

– Jana


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