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The Book of Contradictions

Sat Mar 9, 2013, 11:15 PM
My comic The Book of Contradictions is finally out. It's now available in two languages. (English/Russian)



Although, the next chapter is coming out in May, I don't want you to get bored. I've added the Backstage section to the site, so now you can follow me in my work.



I deeply appreciate

So if you like the story, help other people to get know about it. It's totally non-commercial project. I'm doing it because I want to share my story with you. Just like that. I'm not investing any money into it, just my time and work. Thus, your Shares, Likes and Tweets are the only way to promote it. :)

Likewise, I'm open for any suggestions of how to improve the project. I'm currently working on the World Guide, one more section on the site, where I'm going to share maps, terms, characters' information and any other stuff that could help you while reading. Moreover, as you can see, I'm not a native English speaker. I'm trying hard to develop my language, but so far it's not excellent. So I would be grateful for every notes of typos/mistakes on the comic website (or even in this Journal post)

For more updates follow me here:






I've decided to share this small teaser for my comic with you. So few days left before the premier. I'm so exited! Are you? ^_^

The first chapter will be available here: The Book of Contradictions on March, 1
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  • Listening to: Ooshima Michiru
  • Reading: BBC News
  • Watching: The Borgias Season 2
  • Eating: Carrot
  • Drinking: Water
Hello, guys!




Here is an outcome of the Comic vs Novel battle!  

But first, I want to thank every one, who wrote me their opinion about the matter. I appreciate it deeply. Your support means a lot for me and your kind words charged me with courage, necessary to create an english version of my story.

As for the main news of this post, comic book has knocked the hell out of  a novel at the very first time. I'm going to be a dutiful artist, so… add this website to you favorites: !!!

The comic will start here on 1/03/13. I hope to be able to get an issue out every month.  I'll do all my best to to keep you abreast of any upgrades, but if you want to get the latest, follow me in twitter: twitter.com/ChristinZakh
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Ooshima Michiru
  • Reading: BBC News
  • Watching: The Borgias Season 2
  • Eating: Carrot
  • Drinking: Water
Hello there, guys!



If you are following my art, you know, that I'm also a writer. But the truth is that I'm a Russian writer, so there are just my paintings and drawings that can be understood internationally.

But I desire to share my world with all of you, so I'm translating my novel into English now. Unfortunately it's taking a lot of time, as I have not to just translate the words, but to adapt the story for the language as well. Moreover, English is my second language, so I fear to make mistakes.

So I came up with an idea to draw a comic book instead. To convert the whole story into a comic, so that all of you can get it. But this is a big move… So, I'm seeking for your opinion, guys.

What would you like my story to be? A novel or a comic book?
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  • Reading: BBC News
  • Watching: The Borgias
  • Eating: Carrot
  • Drinking: Water
I wish you all to be content! Happiness is way too strong feeling to last long, so I want you to be content. May you love your relatives and friends, respect your enemies, appreciate your life, enjoy your job and well…  sometimes be happy! ^_^
  • Listening to: Audiomacine
  • Reading: BBC News
  • Watching: New Year Stuff
  • Eating: Carrot
  • Drinking: Water
Well… as I promised, here is a really big post about my Toronto trip. Honestly, I have millions of photos and billions of words to say, but I'm going to show/tell you just a few, in order not to kill you with a torrent of information and emotions of mine.


First of all there is a place I lived during my trip. I lived with super extra-sweet and awesome Philippine women. And one of the reason why I was really so happy with my trip is precisely  living with this people. Lynette, Marry-Ann, Johan, I already miss you, guys! :D


There is a school I went, and the guys I've met there. Btw, for those who don't know, I was learning english the whole two months there. As the next autumn I'm going to College in Toronto, I had to improve my English.



A few words about the very city. Well, I love the idea how Toronto is organized. You can o to the center, where everything is saturated. You can find, do, see really everything. I had a feeling that the whole world is concentrated in there. On the other hand, going home, you're arriving to the quiet place full of parks and town-houses, where the silence and piece going nearby you. That's cool! Especially for those crazy guys like, who can't come up with a decision what do they love more:  quick live of the big cities, or quiet one of countrysides. :)




Squirrels… my goodness, they're black! Black squirrels! It's so cool and stylish! In my place they're braun, gray (in winter) and orange.



Niagara Falls… no comments needed. They're just outstanding. I filled all of my three memory cards there. :D




So this is just a few photos. If you're still alive, you can see more in my on my Facebook, it's here: www.facebook.com/christina.zak… I have a plenty of shots from Toronto in my albums. ;)
Have a good day guy! :)
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  • Eating: Carrot
  • Drinking: Green Tea
Hey, guy! I'm finally in Toronto!!! :D Is here any canadians, who can name the most amazing places, I have to visit in the city or somewhere nearby? I've already been at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons! :D
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Hello! :)
At last I've created my Facebook Page. It's pure and fresh by now... so I'd like to hear your suggestions about it's development. What do you want me to publish there?
Anyway it's here: www.facebook.com/pages/Christi… Welcome! :)))
  • Reading: Inheritance of Christopher Paolini
  • Drinking: Oolong Tea ^_^
As so many of you ask me to show my working process, I've decided to follow this suggestion. I've already submitted the working process of the "She". And I'm, about to submit more processes. I'm still not good at this but I'm trying to make them more useful ant interesting for you! So I'll be very pleased to hear your advises. And all you need is don't forget to check my blog! ;) christinzakh.blogspot.com/
  • Reading: Eldest of Christopher Paolini
  • Drinking: Oolong Tea ^_^
Sorry... I gonna to whine a little! I moove to Canada after to years, course there is no life for artists in Russia! In my plans is to leave my country forever! And... becouse of this I have to sell my horse! My darling Dobrinia! It's terrinble! I have no choice, course I heve no money to take him with me, and he deserves the better life with the master, who will care for him! What a monster I am! I am loosing my four-footed friend in a reason of my damn human ambitions!!! D':
  • Reading: Eldest of Christopher Paolini
  • Drinking: Nestia
Hi here! Now there is more... me in the Internet! :D Now you can follow me on Twitter (twitter.com/#!/ChristinZakh) and read my blog (christinzakh.blogspot.com/). Hope you'll enjoy it! ;) Have a nice day!
  • Reading: Eldest of Christopher Paolini
  • Drinking: Nestia
I was working under my next work. And... suddenly I've mentioned that something is not right whith the guy's hand. At the first time I didn't understand what is exactly wrong with it. And when I've found the problem, I fell off my chair! :D Can you see my fail?
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Let me publish a little post about using my works. I acept using them anyway you want. You can download them and submit to any sites and forums or print them on the T-shirt! ^_^ I draw for you and find it asolutly normal to let you use my pictures.
I have originals of my works, both traditional and digital (PSD) and can proove that I am an author.
It is not a rule, but just an ask: please notice that the works made by ChristinZakh from deviantart.I guess I deserve it. ;-)