Illustration “A valley on Thranx Skellion” is from the Forsaken Stars prequel short story “Vampire Lost,” available as an ebook on

I know the site’s been quiet for the month of August, but I was still kicking around instagram for my annual summer project, Black Gum: 13 Atomic Flavors, focusing once again on Black Gum, with a few new characters and ideas. And I still plan on working on a Black Gum comic/zine for publication in the next couple of months.

However, October is less than a month away, and that is when Forsaken Stars blooms and thrives, especially when we’re going to be celebrating nine years online! So I have a lot of Forsaken Stars-centric ideas in mind, including a Forsaken Stars themed Inktober 2018 Prompt List! Which you can check out on my instagram @robsojourn now!

So yeah, there’s a lot going on, so without further ado, here is an update on my upcoming events:


Thursday, September 6, “It’s More Fun to Compute” Arthop at Chris Sorensen Studio Sorensen’s, 5PM to 8PM

I’ll be showing a couple of pieces from the Spiral Legion Art Collection. This is going to be a fun night!

Chris Sorensen’s Studio
2223 S Van Ness Ave, Fresno, California 93721


Friday, September 7, First Friday at Pita Kabob & Grill with Sarah Welch and DJ Yessenpai, 5PM to 8PM

I don’t have anything to do with this one, but I love Sarah’s art, Pita Kabob has great food and I’m a member of the Arts Consortium. 😀

Pita Kabob & Grill
227 N Court St, Visalia, California 93291


Wednesday, September 12, 7PM to 10PM – The Return of Fresno Drink and Draw!

I’ll be drawing at this one and taking photos for the Fresno Drink and Draw facebook page. Come on out!

Fulton 55
875 Divisadero St, Fresno, California 93721


Friday, September 14, 5:30PM to 7:30PM – Art Reception at Kings Arts Center in Hanford, CA

From the Kings Art Center facebook event page:

Kings Art Center proudly hosts the Opening Reception of two new exhibits on Friday, September 14th from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 
Marcellus Gallery:
Emerging Visual Culture – Guest Curator, Cynthia Velazquez
A collaborative exhibit of multiple emerging artists and their ideals of visual culture in an array of individual pieces and through a variety of mediums. 
Members Gallery:
Nancy Blanken
Using Watercolors and mixed media, Nancy depicts the Creators regulations in nature, in both small detailed painting and landscapes. 
We hope you can join us! This is a great opportunity to meet the artists and ask them questions. 
There will be complimentary Hors d’oeuvres & Wine. 
Our opening receptions are free and open to the general public. 
These Exhibits are Generously Sponsored by:
Adventist Health
On exhibit September 15th – November 3rd

A few of my more colorful pieces will be a part of the Emerging Visual Culture exhibit. Hanford is a great town, so this is a good opportunity to check out its art scene!

Kings Art Center
605 N Douty St
Hanford, California 93230



Saturday, October 1, 2018 – Kicking off Inktober, Forsaken Stars Style!

This will principally happen here at the site and instagram.


Saturday, October 6, 2018 – TASTEMAKERS in Visalia, CA

The Old Lumberyard
300 E Oak View Ave, Visalia, CA 93277-1017


Monday, October 8, 2018 – Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day – Since I have this day off from the day job, we may do most of the celebrating of the Anniversary of Forsaken Stars on this day on Facebook, with an AMA, giveaways, and spotlighting some favorite artists and authors!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 – the Ninth Anniversary of Forsaken Stars!!



Saturday, October 20, 10AM to 5PM – TASTE THE ARTS in Visalia, CA

This is a biggie — Much like Tastemakers, but with about a hundred artists participating, this expands out from the Old Lumberyard and connects to Main Street! This is the largest outdoor even in the South Valley! You do NOT WANT TO MISS THIS ONE! My Artist Booth will be 116, On Garden Street, between Center Avenue and Main Street.

Arts Consortium
300 E. Oak Ave, Visalia, California 93291


Wednesday, October 31 – HALLOWEEN

No plans just yet, but stay tuned!

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