I got the result from the rookie competition in the Japanese manga magazine Ribbon to which I sent one short-story manga a couple of weeks ago... It didn't get first place (I didn't expect it to, because this was my first time competing) but it got a runner-up spot and will be featured with a pic and a short summary on a page in the end of the magazine! Woohoo!
It's crazy! I'm so happy!! The magazine is printed in over 1 million copies each month, and if only one in a hundred readers check the page, there will be 10 000 Ribbon readers that saw my work! It's insane! *EDIT: Checked the numbers again, and it's about 250 000 per month, so I was a bit wrong, eeh-hehehe... Well, alot any way!
That was my first goal to reach, so next is to send something that might snatch the first place!
The feature will be in February or March, so I'll update then with a photo for all of you who don't spend a fortune on a subscription of the magazine (like me).
Right now, I'm reworking the story for my next project, a mermaid short story called Hooked On You. Hopefully there will be work-in-progress updates soon, when I finally can start drawing...
Oh, here's a small article (in Swedish) about me in a members magazine for the tenant organisation Hyresgästföreningen in Sweden, Hem & Hyra issue 8 2011:
Title is 'Natalia aims for Japan'
Funny it was published right now...