Ivy Berces is a student-illustrator born and based in Manila, Philippines. She shares her magical art online as Prinsomnia, her plant-loving persona, as well as compiling a plant-based character design project under the same name called Project Plantare.
Ivy has worked for numerous music projects such as Adib Sin, Jazz Hop Cafe, Sad Boy With A Laptop, and more. Her work has been featured on Candy Magazine, Voyage to the Stars, Dames Zine, and Hawkers Magazine. She is also an Art and Design editor at the Benildean Press Corps.
When she’s away from the daily grind for commissions or school work, Ivy loves tending to her lush rooftop garden where she relishes her love for plants, books, and tarot cards.
This blog post is written from my own personal experience as a self-described vegan-ish flexitarian, with a lot of help from Sara Botero‘s insightful new guidebook The Essential Vegan Toolkit. I’m not an expert on this topic and I do not claim to speak for everybody!
While some of us are still trying to wake up after the holidays, January has decided rather rudely to continue moving forward – leaving us nearly two weeks into 2020 already! And if you made a new year’s resolution, there’s a good chance you’re struggling with it at this point. An estimated 80% of resolutions are failed or forgotten by February each year. There are a lot of reasons for this, a huge one being that many people see a one-time step off the so-called righteous path as a reason to quit entirely.
We’re thrilled to announce our first spring 2020 publication – and our first graphic novel! The Garden, publishing in April 2020, is a beautiful story of growth and healing through mindfulness and gardening.
From two of our all-time favourite comics creators, Sean Michael Wilson and Fumio Obata, The Garden is a beautiful, soulful work that you simply won’t want to miss!
A story of growth and healing through mindfulness and gardening by two highly acclaimed creators.
Quiet and meditative, The Garden is a story of growth and healing through mindfulness and gardening. It centres on Joanna, a British businesswoman who’s been signed off work from a high-powered finance job following a breakdown. Seeking more than just something to pass the time, she travels to Japan to immerse herself in zen gardening and meditation before returning home to nurture her own Japanese garden – and her soul.
‘I have happily forgotten what used to concern me before all this. I am the strongest thing in the world. I have an infinity of precious details to smile upon‘
Praise for the creators:
‘[Obata] is a talent to watch. I like his elegant, understated drawings, which hint at the manga stories he must have read as a boy.’ – Rachel Cooke, Observer (on Just So Happens)
‘hugely eloquent narratives . . . well served by Wilson’s succinct and elegant text.’ – Morning Star (on The Many Not the Few)
This is a special guest post by Tomi Makanjuola, aka The Vegan Nigerian. If you like this recipe, you should definitely check out Tomi’s cookbook, Plantain Cookbook, featuring 40+ vegan plantain recipes!
‘Doodling rainbows reminds me that storms will always end, and the light will return. Flowers and bumblebees remind me of how important each one of us are in this world.’
It’s a new year, and for many it’s a time of renewal and working toward a better relationship with themselves. We could all probably do with some self-compassion after the excess and family tensions that often come with the holidays, coupled with the deep darkness we experience in the winter (in our part of the world, at least!).
That’s why we’ve published 365 Gentle Reminders (just £9.99 during January 2020), a page-a-day book of positive, uplifting reminders illustrated by the inspiring Natalie Dormady. After battling with mental illnesses, Natalie found her passion for art while on her recovery journey, and she’s been sharing her Gentle Reminders on Instagram for a few years now. Get to know Natalie through our interview, below…
To celebrate Veganuary 2020, we’ve interviewed our resident vegan activist Sara Botero! As well as working with Liminal 11 on social media, book design and production and much more, Sara is a vegan activist, illustrator and creator of The Essential Vegan Toolkit (just £9.99 during January 2020).
We are so excited to tell you that we have another tarot deck publishing in October 2020! Alba Ballesta González has been wowing fans (and us!) over on Instagram with her tarot artwork for a while now. We’re delighted to be publishing her White Numen Tarot deck!
978-1-912634-18-7 * £21.99 * published October 2020
The hugely anticipated White Numen Tarot by Alba Ballesta González is a masterpiece of beautiful hand-drawn art and exceptional colouring.
Sacred animal spirits (‘Numen’) are interwoven into the classical imagery of the tarot to create stunning cards that are both otherworldly and yet highly contemporary.
White Numen Tarot is an exemplary example of the very best that modern tarot can deliver!
Alba Ballesta González was born in a hot day of 199X somwhere along the Mediterranean. She co-founded Weba! Studio (animation and indie-games) while finishing her major in Fine Arts, where she continues to work as Art Director… (read more)
Kathryn Briggs is a comic creator, art teacher, and practicing art witch based in the Greater Philadelphia area. Her love affair with comics began in 2012 while pursuing an MFA at Dundee University, Scotland. She has created a variety of zines, comics, and even a deck of playing cards for Ess Publications, the small press she founded in 2013.
She is the author and illustrator of Magpie, a collection of short comics from Throwaway Press, Triskelion, a self-published epic journey into the elements of story, and Story(cycle), a Masters thesis in comics form.
When not creating art Kathryn teaches comics and pop-up art workshops. She also plays D&D and spoils her cat rotten.
978-1-912634-17-0 * £21.99 * published October 2020
Comics legend Tillie Walden brings her spectacular art and soulful warmth to the world of tarot.
Stunning colours and Tillie Walden’s inimitable vision come together in what will be one of 2020’s most sought after tarot decks.
The Cosmic Slumber Tarot is a unique exploration that will undoubtedly bring tarot to a whole new audience. At once, both gloriously universal and deeply personal.
Tillie Walden is a cartoonist and illustrator from Austin, Texas. Born in 1996, she is a graduate from the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont. Over the course of her time at CCS she published The End of Summer, I Love This Part and A City Inside with Avery Hill Publishing. She is also the creator of Spinning, On a Sunbeam and Are You Listening? She is a two-time Eisner nominee and Ignatz Award winner. Each year garnering new praise and awards for her wonderful, clean yet detailed illustrations, and her singular narrative voice, Tillie is a publishing powerhouse whose following, reputation and acclaim grow ever stronger.
Steven Bright is the author of Tarot: Your Personal Guide (Quarto) and the creator of Spirit Within Tarot (Schiffer). He is also the co-founder and editor of The Esotoracle, a worldwide magazine dedicated to all forms of divination.
As well as writing for Watkins, Mind Body & Spirit, The Cartomancer and Take a Break Fate & Fortune, Steven has also presented at The UK Tarot Conference, The London Tarot Festival and the TABI conference in Birmingham. A keen collaborator, Steven has worked with Christiana Gaudet, Brigit Esselmonte and Tori Hartman, amongst others.
The edits are in, the print button has been pressed and now we can breathe a bit while we wait for our newest products to make their way to Liminal 11 HQ! We have three amazing books publishing in October, and Modern Witch Tarot is out in November.
Below you’ll find the info you need to get your hands on all of them!
Alba Ballesta was born in a hot day of 199X somwhere along the Mediterranean. She co-founded Weba! Studio (animation and indie-games) while finishing her major in Fine Arts, where she continues to work as Art Director. Her works are influenced by the three corners of a sacred triangle:
I: An eclectic vision on the arts, including references such as orientalist paintings, the universe of Jean Giraud and the art in motion by Hayao Miyazaki, but also the poetry of García Lorca and the Japanese Haiku;
II: A contemplative vision of everyday reality, which brings inspiration for her typical compositions filled with local birds and plants;
III: A strong connection with the dreams realm, where she finds the seeds of her inspirational tree.