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[Edit 27.4.2016] Updated voting link for the final round! This will determine the winner. :)

Hello, how are you doing today?

It's a bit sudden to ask for help once again, but man, I AM SO EXCITED!
There's this thing in Germany called Max und Moritz Preis, which, for comic artists, is one of the coolest things you can get nominated for.... AND GUESS WHAT, Crash 'n' Burn, my Manga (read it here), has been nominated this year!
Last year I won the golden Kibo 'best Mangaka award' thanks to your amazing flood of votes but it never arrived, and honestly, I was crushed.
Now this chance presents itself, I just couldn't help but ask you again selfishly, to perhaps make a dream of mine happen.
♥ ; - ; 
You can vote here, by selecting Crash 'n' Burn from the list and then hit Absenden.
If you could get friends to vote too, that would be awesome!

Voting ends May 26th.

Thanks so much for helping me out. I owe you big time.

(my actual face right now is more like this: :iconcryforeverplz: )

Hugs & kisses,
  • Listening to: myself freaking out.
  • Playing: Rocket League
  • Drinking: Cafe Latte

(English below)


Bist du aus Hamburg oder am Samstag in Hamburg? Ich werde um 14-18h im Wacom Experience Center, Rentzelstraße 36-40 sein und auf der Launchparty einen Workshop geben. C:
Ich kenne mich nicht so gut aus dort, also würde ich mich sehr freuen wenn ein paar Leute auftauchen! 
Hier ist die ganze Info zum Event: Click!
Freue mich schon tierisch! Bin nur etwas nervös weil ich nicht weiß wieviele kommen weil die LBM zeitgleich ist...! 
Hoffe jeder bringt Freunde mit... 
Wer will kann auch meine Mangas mitbringen, ich habe immer signierstifte dabei. ♥

Freue mich auf dich!


Are you in Hamburg this Saturday? I will be at the Wacom Experience Center, Rentzelstraße 36-40 from 2-6pm and will hold a workshop, chat and present a new tablet at the Wacom launchparty. C: 
I am not very familiar with the area, so I'd be super happy if people showed up. Here's more info on the event (German): Click!
I'm super excited about this, but also slightly nervous since the biggest german con is running at the same time in Leipzig....! 
Hope you bring friends...
You can also bringt my manga, I always have my signing pens on me.♥

Can't wait to see you there!
  • Reading: Brene Brown - Daring Greatly
  • Playing: SWTOR
  • Drinking: Cafe Latte

I recently added Scout and Carmen (both A4) as well as Autumn Leaves (A5) to my store!
They're all printed on 250mg² paper (nice and sturdy!) ♥

:star: New!          :star: New!          :star: New!
Silent Scout by Zombiesmile  Carmen Rylatar by Zombiesmile  Autumn Leaves by Zombiesmile

There's also a handful of items on sale, since I am no longer printing them anymore, so check them out before they're gone. :> 

SALE ITEMS (starting at $2.50)

Mature Content

Medusa by Zombiesmile
Red Blades by ZombiesmileAmazing Japan - Calendar Cover by ZombiesmileFire and Brimstone by ZombiesmileTiger Warrior by ZombiesmileQilin by ZombiesmileKo's Study by Zombiesmile

Thanks for checking it out! (✿◠‿◠)

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  • Reading: Brene Brown - Daring Greatly
  • Playing: SWTOR
  • Eating: Milchschnitte
  • Drinking: Latte Macchiato


it's been a while since I wrote up a journal.
The past week I've been in London and I am planning to go to Bristol this Friday! The reason for my trip is to visit a friend, who is opening up a board game café in the centre of Bristol in March.
I've been following the progress closely and might have had a tiny hand in helping with the logo~ *cough*
Today, they finally launched a kickstarter to help with the last bit of funds to make the opening as awesome as can be.

Now, I figured, I am a massive nerd who loves games and board games (pen & paper as well!) and I figure, well someone among my watchers must be like me even just a little, right?!
So if you're from around the area and want to see this come to life, please check this out! 
Or alternatively, just share with friends and family. c:

It would be awesome if we could all hang out and play games there soon!Emoji04


UPDATE: Deviantart has wiped my description and won't let me comment on my own work, since it thinks it's spam.
Issue has been fixed!


I am pretty upset, since I put a lot of work into writing a heartfelt description with all the necessary info on my post about Scar's preorder. 

Mature Content

SCARS pre-order OPEN! by Zombiesmile

When I tried to comment on my own work, it says I can't. - _ - 
Errors everywhere. Anyway, I tried to rewrite the description as accurately as possible.

Original description

Since spring this year I've been working on this new project and it's finally done! 
Scars is the first comic I am bringing out since my work with Tokyopop, and I it's been entirely funded by people supporting me on Patreon. ^o ^ Thanks so much for making this possible!

Here's a bit of info for you.

Genre: Hentai, Fantasy
Pages: 48, black and white
Price: €7
Languages: German and English
Ships worldwide

I am so excited! Pyramond also makes sure I get a much bigger share of royalties than anywhere else since they're still quite indie, so every sold book supports me greatly!

Buy the German version
Buy the English version

Here's an English translation of the order form! (Vereinigte Staaten is USA)

Hope you'll like it.

For more erotic works, check my tumblr called  silk-and-opium. (Cannot link due to DA rules. NSFW)

(This post is flagged as mature content since you need to be 18 to order)*

*this obviously no longer applies since I can't flag journals as far as I know.
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  • Reading: Color and Light A guide for the realist painter.
  • Playing: Hearthstone
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Hey everyone,

just testing out twitch for a bit. Feel free to join.
My Twitch Channel

Rules: don't be a dick, no links/spam, and respect the mods. Thanks!

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  • Listening to: radwimps
  • Playing: BL2
  • Drinking: Latte
Hi everyone! 

Thanks for the feedback on the last journal, I will give Twitch a whirl sometime when I have the time and keep all your advice in mind. :3

Now, I updated my Tapastic by adding a 'series' of my tutorials (all available in my gallery here too) and thought, I'd really like to make a few more.
My next Patreon goal would unlock monthly tutorials, so I want to plan ahead, even if I my total hasn't changed in 6-7 months. xD When I do hit the goal eventually, I want to be prepared.

When I do art streams, I generally get repeated questions that are ansered in my FAQ, so I plan on including some of those if I can, too.

Here's some ideas.

1. What tools do you use/tools in general
2. How can I draw like you/practice and essentials
3. Critique
4. Panels
5. Backgrounds
6. Toning
7. Inking
8. Character design basics
9. How to get a publisher (comic edition)
10. Cel shading
11. Anatomy
12. posing/perspective
13. watercolour /traditional art 
14. Drawing from/with reference
15. Drawing hair
16. Basic writing tips for artists
17. How to AVOID making a Mary Sue
18. Hands and feet
19. Drawing fabric
20. How to draw wings (fairy/demon/angel)
21. What is a 'style' and why you shouldnt worry about it.
22. Drawing animals
23. How to price your commissions

^adding ideas as they come in. thanks!

Let me know what sort of tutorial you need, want or can't find! 
Tell me what sort of thing you'd like to see explained. I will collect these and make a list for myself of the most popular ones. 
No promises when I will get around to it, but I wanna have time to think about how to set them up. C: 

  • Listening to: radwimps
  • Playing: BL2
  • Drinking: Latte
So recently a lot of people joined my chat (thanks guys!) and many have asked if I plan on streaming again...but instead of art, GAMES that I play. I was surprised, to say the least, but hey, I am up to try something new if there's a demand and who knows, it could be fun.

So I went and made a twitch account/channel (sadly, all the names I wanted where taken of course. T_ T).
My drawing streams have become so crowded and unmanageable that I have been avoiding them outside of Patreon, but I'd probably need mods and setting up a stream may end up being a lot of work.  So I guess what I want to know is, do you watch streams on twitch? 
Would you be interested?

Personally I don't follow any streamers because I find it boring to watch people play games for the most part, but that's why I am asking you. XD For all I know I am just a really boring gamer. haa. If enough people want to see me clumsily play, I am willing to give it a whirl at least.

Thanks in advance for reading and commenting! I probably can't reply to everyone, but I do read and appreciate it when you guys give me feedback. :3


PS: Games I'd play are probably older ones I just feel like playing. Currently Borderlands 2, Terraria, Hearthstone. 
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  • Playing: BL2
  • Drinking: Latte
This week is a week of thank yous.
I just returned from Gamescom and met lots of wonderful people, my life's been amazing ever since I got Patreon, and now, DeviantArt is turning 15.
The 10 years I spent here were full of ups and downs, but mostly ups. 

Being mentioned so many times as your 'all time favourite artist', I just really want you to know how grateful I am. DA has always been and probably will remain, my internet home.
Since I get a lot of memes and tags from people, I figure this is the one I might have to join in for once. :3 
  1.  How long have you been on DeviantArt? 10 years.
  2. What does your username mean? Just a zombie's smile. Wanted to change my name to 'Mikiko' for years, but it's taken and a dead account. :C
  3. Describe yourself in three words. Positive, hard-working, silly
  4. Are you left or right handed? Right.
  5. What was your first deviation? I don't remember, probably some Death Note fanart.
  6. What is your favourite type of art to create? Comics, anime style.
  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be? Lineless digital painting. 
  8. What was your first favourite? According to my favs, this one, but I am sure I removed some older ones at some point.
  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most? Stuff I want to learn from. Things I can't draw that way.
  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist? Endling.
  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be? I'd like to meet einlee, kidchan and a few others I've been admiring for many years. :3
  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life? Met my best friend who encouraged me to draw more original work. I then just quit fanart altogether and today I am known for my own ideas.
  13. What are your preferred tools to create art? Pencils and Paint tool Sai.
  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art? At home, where no one can interrupt me. (preferrably at night)
  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory? When my ex had a medical emergency (USA), Deviantart got together and raised an insane amount of money to help him out. To this day, it's one of the most amazing things I've ever experienced. 

Hope you all have a great summer. ♥

  • Drinking: Coffee
Hi everyone, 

I have been considering getting a Cintiq for a while now, especially after having done work for Wacom before. Unfortunately, the price is always the reason I keep pushing back the purchase. 
My aim is to get a 22HD, but then I started seeing more and more people using BOSTO as an alternative. 

If any of you have experience with BOSTO, would you mind sharing with me? 
Is the quality acceptable?
Driver trouble? (I have a lot of Wacom driver problems)
Affordable extras? (Wacom extras are extremely overpriced)

Sadly all the reviews I find are either amazing, or horrible, no middle ground. This makes it difficult for me to judge if I should take the risk. 
Either way I will save up, but even with my discount (as a Wacom partner), the price of Bosto tablets are hard to ignore.  u _ u 

Thanks for taking your time to read/comment! 

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  • Drinking: Coffee
Hello my dear watchers! 

Some of you may have been wondering where I have been lately, but worry not! I am not dead. 
In fact, very much the opposite!

The past moonth or so, I have been travelling a lot (visiting family in Japan, going to a czech con, working on a new manga project!) and actively posting updates on Patreon about these events.
Mini comics are sorta kinda on a hold for now, because I am doing a Patreon-exclusive series that is not yet completed. (Miki's Japan trip travel comic!)
As a result, things seem very quiet here.

If you feel like getting more frequent updates though, I have been recently using my Twitter more for tiny updates and photos, especially when I am on the road. Instagram also, though not quite as frequently.
♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪ Feel free to follow me there! 
<- clicky ♥
I do have a tendency to show a more personal side (selfies, and yes... those pesky food-photos) though, so you have been warned. XD

Just thought it's pretty nice to keep you all informed, since DA is still my main hub and online place I call home.
Hope you're all doing well! 
Thanks so much for your favourites and comments too, I read everything, but don't always have time to respond to all. 


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  • Reading: Amanda Palmer, The Art of Asking
  • Watching: Better Call Saul
  • Playing: Pillars of Eternity
  • Drinking: red bull red edition
[English below!]

Hallo meine Lieben,

Crash'n'Burn wurde von der Animania für den diesjährigen Award nominiert!…
Voting endet am 30. Juni, 2015.

Ich bin total aufgeregt weil ich es diemal nicht komplett verpennt habe, und würde mich mega über eure Stimmen freuen. > ///v///< ♥ Danke!



Hey everyone,

Crash 'n' Burn has been nominated for the Animania award this year! Even though the actual voting is probably Germany-only, feel free to tell your german friends about it or something. XD (obviously you can vote however you like, but I'd truly appreciate your vote for my work.<333)…

Voting ends on June 30th, 2015.

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  • Reading: Comments! ♥
  • Drinking: red bull
Hey everyone,

I just wanted to drop you all a quick line and thank you for the amazing wave of birthday wishes I received yesterday, and for every one of you who came to the stream to say hi. c:

Every year I am amazed at how creative and colourful the posts on my page become! XD (and the sheer amount!) you guys are icon wizards. haha~
Thank you so much for making me feel loved, and despite spending my birthday (mostly) alone, it feels like a great big party everytime in the streams. <3

Of coure, a very special THANK YOU to all of you who have drawn me a gift for this day. I will cherish every little doodle. ^w^ Even if you don't think it's much, it goes a long way, trust me!

-big internet hug-

  • Listening to: Pink Floyd
  • Reading: Comments! ♥
  • Drinking: tomato soup in a mug
Today's Topic: Samurai (chibi) inks & colours
Note: Please Capitalise your questions directed at me! it makes it easier to spot them in the chat for me. :} thanks!

Hi everyone! 

It's streaming time~
Feel free to join! You can chat without making an account as well~…

See you there! ^o^♥

  • Reading: Comments! ♥
  • Watching: Kenshin live action films
  • Playing: Hearthstone
  • Drinking: coffee
[Edit] I am not asking you to support me if you don't wish to, I am just asking for an opinion on the suggestion made below. (trying to find out what MAKES people want to help/become a patron)

For all those who do not know what Patreon is: It's a crowdfunding website where you support artists monthly instead of supporting single projects. You get rewards and extras depending on how much you pledge. My lowest possible pledge is $1 a month, and you can cancel at any time. :)

Hey everyone, 

as you probably know, I started a Patreon campaign last year and have been doing fairly well (this is the reason I have been drawing more mini comics than usual!), but I am still trying to tweak it to optimise and make it attractive to more people. :3 One day I would love to be able to live off it entirely.

One thing I noticed is, RAFFLES are popular. Some of my patrons have been forfeiting their reward prints (since they already got one copy of everything I have available XD) and have pooled it into an occasional raffle I hold. These posts are the most commented as well. So, I am thinking of offering more raffles in the future.

So this is the idea:
What if I made raffle entry automatic?
All patrons 1-3$ are are entered into winning 3x sets of A4 print (worth $7), postcard (worth $2) and an art card (worth $3) automatically every month.
All patrons 5$ and up are are entered into winning 3x sets of A4 print (worth $7), postcard (worth $2) and an art card (worth $3) and one original sketch commission automatically every month.

I dunno, I am just throwing around ideas at this point. XD 
Let me know what you think of this! 
Might also to need to tone down the physical rewards in general, since at 100 patrons, it gets really time consuming to offer. ;  _ ; 
(I'm using Deviantart to ask because Patreon has a pretty bad messaging system, and I have the most fans here that actively reply. u 3u <3 )


PS: Thanks so much for all the webcomic suggestions in my last journal! I am pretty much set for the next decade or two. xD
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  • Reading: Comments! ♥
  • Playing: Hearthstone
  • Drinking: Red Bull Red
[update] WOAH, totally flooded with recommendations. XD THANKS! I have enough to read for the next ten years now... ♥

Hi everyone! 

I am looking for some reading/research material, so I thought I'd ask around a bit about your favourites. ^o ^

♦ series should be ongoing...
♦ ...or completed
♦ short stories welcome!
♦ style can be cartoon/western/anime, doesn't matter
♦ Can be adult as well
♦ Any genre is welcome
♦ no scanlations please, I am looking for original and legal material. :}
♦ no fan work, only original series
(if you have links, I'd appreciate it greatly! <3)

The ones I have read/seen/been recommended so far are: Carciphone, Unsounded, Teahouse, Shrub monkeys, Silly Kingdom (paid), Starfighter, Lackadaisy, Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal.

^v^ Thanks in advance!

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  • Reading: Comments! ♥
  • Watching: /r/documentaries
  • Playing: Long Live The Queen
  • Eating: Sweet potato tempura
  • Drinking: Red Bull Blue
Hi everyone,

I just wanted to give you all an update on the state of commissions: I have not forgotten about them!
The commission post was removed from my gallery since I kept getting requests despite all waiting lists being filled to the brim, and also some companies mistook them for my professional rates (despite disclaimer).
you can still find the lists and info here.

I will naturally work through the paid ones first, then take it step by step, one by one.
If you don't want to wait or wish to be removed from the list, let me know! I certainly won't take it personally.

Currently I am working on a card project (I will reveal more soon) which is taking up a lot more time than I expected at first. On the good side though, all my cons for this year are out of the way. :) hopefully this means I can focus on your requests more now.

Anyways, thanks for your patience! ♥
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  • Reading: Lovely comments
  • Drinking: fruit juice
Today's Topic: colouring
Note: No mic no webcam today, sorry. gotta get work~

Hi everyone!
Decided to stream again.
Feel free to join! You can chat without making an account as well~…

See you there! ^o^♥

  • Listening to: Punkrock Playlist
  • Reading: Lovely comments
  • Playing: Dishonored
  • Drinking: Coffee
banner DA by Zombiesmile

Hey everyone,

as you've all hopefully seen I have recently launched a Patreon campaign to help me with my overworked and underpaid existence. T vT

As a promo idea, I thought I could doodle some little sketches for new patrons tonight! Unfortunately it's possible that there will be too many to draw for everyone and my time is limited, so I will pick a handful by chance.

This is a bit of an unplanned and spontaneous, but I have one rule:
1. You cannot pledge, get a drawing, and back out! If I catch you doing that, I will ban you on all my platforms I have. (don't be a dick! I trust you to not be.)

Ok, that's it. Join me here for a test run! maybe I will do this more often, if it is a success! <3
:star: Livestream Link :star:

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  • Reading: Lovely comments
  • Playing: Dishonored
  • Drinking: Coffee
[update: it's a permanent chatroom , so pop in regardless of when the journal was made~ :] Thanks!

Hallo hallo,

I am decided to reopen my chatroom, so if you wanna hang out, feel free to join here: chatroomkaomoji set 1 7/19 
Everyone's welcome~ 

The only rule we have is 'don't be a dick'.  Be prepared for some adult language though. 

Use /me [your username] to type an action.
Use !help to see our chat specific commands.
If you want to talk to me directly and ask questions, remember to tab me (type Z + tab) so I get highlighted messages. thank you! ♥ 
Don't be shy~


  • Reading: Lovely comments
  • Watching: Monster (Anime)
  • Playing: Rocket League
  • Drinking: Tea