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Heart of Millyera – Page 34


Jess CateBy Jess Cate30 December 2019

Happy holidays everyone and a belated Merry Christmas if you celebrate it. If you’re in Australia we hope you’re managing to keep cool and you and your family are safe and well.

As 2019 comes to a close we wish you all a wonderful New Year. Thank you so much for reading this tale of ours, it means a lot to us. See you in 2020!


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Jess CateBy Jess Cate7 November 2019

Some introductions and soon, a departure

I have some very big news for you. Although Heart of Millyera is just getting started, my part of the story is stepping away from the stage.

When Jess and I began this journey back in 2014 all bright-eyed and bushy tailed, I could not have imagined just how far this journey would take us. Because of Heart of Millyera I’ve had so many wonderful experiences and met so many amazing comic creators and fans. I have grown and learned so much.

Working on this comic has instilled a fire in me to make making comics a full time career, and in the last few years I have begun studying in earnest to make that a reality. I also have some of my own stories burning up in me that I’m dying to tell. While it’s pained me to make this decision I have come to the realisation that I can’t bring this comic to a conclusion and dedicate myself to my study and my career goals at the same time.

Don’t worry though, Heart of Millyera isn’t going anywhere. Jess is hard at work scouting out a new artist to continue on after I finish up page 36. She will have some exciting news about them soon.

As I mentioned, I still have a few pages left in the tank to bring us to the end of the year but if you want to hear about any of my future projects you can sign up for my newsletter here or follow me on Instagram.

Even though it’s not farewell yet, I’d like to thank Jess for enthusiastically partnering with me on this wonderful journey and to thank you the reader for taking the time to read my pictures. I’m so honoured you have given my work your precious time and attention, I hope you have enjoyed them.

With love and appreciation,

– Jana


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Heart of Millyera - Page 32

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Jess CateBy Jess Cate11 September 2019

There might be a party going on, but Ida and her father are too distracted by science to notice! Also, some of you might remembered the elegant Captain Corvina Malvara from our short flashback comic, the Many Adventures of Ida Blaker which you can read online.

Don’t forget that we will be tabling at the Papercuts Festival Market Day this Sunday which will feature 40+ independent comic creators from Adelaide and all over Australia.

The festival runs from 12 to 16 September, with a whole bunch of comic-related events and special guests.


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Jess CateBy Jess Cate24 July 2019

The mysterious object returns to make an appearance.

Jess and I will be tabling at the brand new Papercuts Comics Festival market day on Sunday the 15th of September. With big conventions becoming more expensive and more focused on pop culture and less on comics in general, I’m excited for a local comics festival.

It’s a free event with over 40 stallholders from across Australia so come drop by and check out some amazing comics!

– Jana


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Heart of Millyera - Page 30

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Jess CateBy Jess Cate19 June 2019

I know what you’re thinking: where have all the regular Heart of Millyera updates gone? We promise that we haven’t been holding out on you!

2019 has been a year full of studying and employment commitments which forced us into (another) involuntary hiatus; but, finally, we have a new page for you! You might remember that Ida and Celeste have recently arrived at the university awards party.

Jana and I will be working to bring you a few more pages this year, so please stay tuned!


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Heart of Millyera – Page 29


Jess CateBy Jess Cate28 December 2018

The girls make an entrance! I’ve been looking forward to drawing this page for a while. I love the girls usual outfits but fancy dresses and outrageous hats was definitely something I was looking forward to.

We hope you’ve all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Christmas, or whichever holiday you might celebrate in December and enjoyed spending some time with family and friends. Have a wonderful New Year too, let’s ring in 2019 in style! We look forward to bring more pages to you on the other side.


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Heart of Millyera - Page 28

Heart of Millyera – Page 28


Jess CateBy Jess Cate16 October 2018

Quite some time ago we shared the first page of Heart of Millyera with the world, and this month I am happy to share that the script for this story has been completed!

Yep, not just the next issue – but the entire story arc is done, dusted and currently in the editing stage! Woo!

This months new page also introduces (or re-introduces) Corvina Malvara, her ship, the Advantagia, and her crew. You will get to know more about these slick global mariners soon!

Upcoming conventions:

We will be at Halloween Comicfest at Greenlight Comics, Adelaide on October 27th.

Then come see us at Supanova Adelaide, November 2nd – 4th!


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Jess CateBy Jess Cate4 September 2018

And so we return to Millyera going incognito to explore Flora Bay. It’s great to be sharing the Heart of Millyera story proper again. We now return to our regular 4 weekly schedule so tune back in October 2nd for page 28.

Upcoming Appearance

The 2018 Adelaide Steampunk Festival is just around the corner Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of September and Jess and I are excited to be sharing table 34 with Hail in Artist Alley which you can find in the Fitch Pavilion. We will also be on stage at 12.15 for a creators chat.

It will be held at the National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide so I can’t wait to check out all the old trains. I don’t think you could get a more steampunk location! With loads of performances, panels, market stalls, activities to try and general daytime family-friendly frivolity we hope to see you there!


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The Many Adventures of Ida Blaker – Page 8


Jess CateBy Jess Cate10 July 2018

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Jess CateBy Jess Cate10 July 2018

Jeez Ida, I know you’re salty about settling down but come on. There is plenty of adventure in books!

The Kickstarter surveys are pretty much all in now so the book will be off to the printers later this week. So this means we’re on track to have all our rewards shipped off in plenty of time before our next event, the Adelaide Steampunk Festival Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of September. The Adelaide cosplay community is off the charts talented so I can’t wait to feast my eyes on all the glorious attendees while we peddle our wares.

But much sooner than that however we’ll be back on the 31st of July for the last page of The Many Adventures of Ida Blaker.


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