Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Compcards of the Models of the Model Life series!

(Model Life series episode 1 and 2, Model Life Takes Fashion Week and Model Life Takes Shanghai)
Zell, makes her debut in Model Life Takes Shanghai, she's a free spirit, and loves animals, but she still loves her bacon! She loves the beach and concerts too.
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Razz you meet in Model Life Takes Fashion Week, and see her more in detail in Model Life Takes Shanghai! Go Razz! Go Razz , she's a risk-taker, the fashion model you call when you need a crazy shot! Like hanging out of a helicopter!
ISO, a shorter than average model, with a coy expression but tough-shell. She's ready to rock the fashion world, don't even try to stop her. A runway fall won't damper her spirit! Her story starts in Model Life Takes Fashion Week and her mission to get revenge on Razz continues in Model Life Takes Shanghai. 
The Model Life series is on Amazon for the Kindle and on the ComicsPlus app!
Isobella Jade, writer of the Model Life series:
Jazmin Ruotolo, illustrator of the Model Life series:
Catch Jazmin at ComicCon 2015!!! See more of her work and buy prints:

Monday, September 28, 2015

Zell, a rising fashion model in Shanghai, was at a photo-shoot and then...

Zell, a rising fashion model in Shanghai, was just posing with a butterfly at the tip of her finger during a magazine shoot when she gets a text from her good friend, fashion model ISO based in NYC, letting her know that world-renowned fashion model Razz, has landed in Shanghai. This isn't a model soirée--it's a story about revenge, friendship, love and loyalty. The story goes from NYC to Shanghai...and...more cities to come! Model Life Takes Shanghai follows Model Life Takes Fashion Week, learn more about Zell, Razz and ISO on the ComicsPlus app for Apple and Android or for the Kindle and Kindle app (on Amazon here). On sale now! The series continues!! Check out the work of the series illustrator Jazmin Ruotolo​

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Friday, September 18, 2015

The Graphic Novel World could use more Fashion and Models

In Model Life Takes Shanghai, I love Zell's slouchy, confident, sexy style, she's effortlessly stylish. A little shoulder action but she does it in a way that is so chill, carefree, whatever

Razz is louder, her coats are faux fur lined, the backs of her dresses tip low, she wants to be seen, treasure the days of youth, she is feeling kind of old among the younger rising models who want her fame.

Find the on-going digital graphic novel series Model Life on the ComicsPlus app and Amazon


Monday, September 14, 2015

Model Life Takes Shanghai promo, win a print and free download

One more week to give Zell's owl a name! What should his or her name be? Email me at with Owl in the subject and your name suggestion. Win a signed print of the cover of Model Life Takes Shanghai and a free download of any episode from the Model Life series. Or leave your name suggestion in comments here. Submit until Sept 20th!


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Model Life Takes Shanghai, have you ever posed with a model you didn't like?

At photo-shoots you don't always love being next to the model you are posing with so you gotta fake it for the shot, like Zell does with Razz in Model Life Takes Shanghai.

(The Model Life series, Model Life Takes Fashion Week episode 1 and Model Life Takes Shanghai episode 2 are available on the Kindle and the ComicsPlus app)


Model Life Takes Fashion Week ends with that red pen

Model Life Takes Fashion Week, episode 1 of the Model Life digital series, has drama off the catwalk and a runway fall too. See that red pen ISO is holding on the last page of Model Life Takes Fashion Week? It shows up in episode 2, Model Life Takes Shanghai when she texts ISO about their "plan" with the pen juice.


The Model Life series is a perfect pocket accessory during Fashion Week, whether you are giraffe tall or watching the shows streaming Live.
Available for the Kindle and on the ComicsPlus app

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Model Life Takes Shanghai, give Zell's owl a name

Fashion Model Zell has a pet owl in Model Life Takes Shanghai...and it needs a name. Leave your name idea here in comments or email me at  Or reach out through a message on Facebook.

If your name gets chosen it will be revealed in the next episode. (I will let you know ahead of time if your name idea was chosen and you win a signed print of Model Life Takes Shanghai cover + free download of episode and the episode Model Life Takes Fashion Week)...the poor owl might get named "Zingy" so please help him,or maybe it's a her, out!

Model Life Takes Shanghai is available on the ComicsPlus app and on the Kindle, (and Kindle app) more coming soon!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Model Life Takes Shanghai Photo Contest starts today!

I’m holding a Model Life Takes Shanghai Photo Contest! Starts TODAY ends 9/2!

The fashion illustration by Jazmin Ruotolo in the Model Life series is such a fun, beautiful twist for the graphic novel world. In Model Life Takes Shanghai, I love how Zell's style is so chill and relaxed, cute but also has an edge. I love her signature black jacket, tall boots, and her slouchy tops that reveal some shoulder!

So, with signature fashion pieces in mind, I'm holding a fashion and accessories photo-contest!

Tag me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, a photo of your favorite clothing ensemble or accessory + share how/why it defines your style or holds a special meaning to you.

Three winners will receive signed prints of the cover of Model Life Takes Shanghai + a free downloads to Model Life Takes Shanghai from the ComicsPlus app (AND free downloads of the first episode Model Life Takes Fashion week if you don't have it). 

The top winner also receives a copy of the book Shanghai Posters: The Power of Advertising, which shares models in vintage Shanghai advertisements, which I picked up at the MET after going to the China Look the Looking Glass exhibit.

Your photo could be anything you love to wear, a pair of earrings, your favorite jacket, your favorite go-to heels, your grandmothers dainty watch, a bracelet you always wear. Tag me, and share a story about why it's a signature or special piece in your closet, memory and everyday life. You can submit more than once.

This Vivienne Tam jacket is one of my favorite items in my closet, not only because it's been fun to dress up or down from day to night (it's seen plenty of late nights and has a stain to prove it, it also had longer sleeves but some gum or gunk was attached to sleeve and had to shorten it) but mostly it will stay in my closet for years because it reminds me of my determination to strive. I bought it when I was struggling as a model and really shouldn't have spent the money on something new. But the beauty and delicate features of this jacket made me feel pretty, classy, professional and ready!


Friday, August 28, 2015

Model Life Takes Shanghai, episode #2 of the Model Life graphic novel digital series SOON!

Model Life Takes Shanghai will be here soon!!

September 2nd!!

Download the ComicsPlus app and follow the Model Life story on your digital device!

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Model Life Takes Shanghai shares a moment in time with Shanghai based fashion model Zell, and Razz, who just arrived in town from New York City. Their story reveals the darkness that occurs when perfection and beauty encounter revenge and betrayal.
Fashion illustration meets the graphic novel world in an eye-catching and dramatic style by Jazmin Ruotolo.

The fashion illustration is a fun twist to bring to the graphic novel world and my hope is this series will also bring more female readers, or those who have never read graphic novels, to the graphic novel side of storytelling and enjoy the reading experience, and want more.

You've met Razz and ISO before in episode 1- Model Life Takes Fashion Week, and they are carried through into this second episode, and it's all about revenge and friendship.

The story also involves photographic Shanghai --- The Bund, to the Oriental Pearl Tower, Yu Garden, Nanjing Road and more, from real photographs of my trip to Shanghai a few years ago.

Here are some sketch-to-page illustrations from Model Life Takes Shanghai and also photos from my trip.


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Introducing Model Life Takes Shanghai episode 2 of Model Life graphic novel series

Episode 2 of the Model Life on-going mobile series takes place in Shanghai! Zell is a rising fashion model and her face is all over Shanghai. Finding success is her only priority until NYC's longest running-muse, Razz, arrives in town. Between photo shoots Zell is on a mission to assist one of her best model-friends, ISO, seek revenge on Razz because ISO believes Razz killed her favorite NYC-based photographer before moving to Shanghai. Only Zell's promise to ISO is shaken when the mission proves that choosing to be true to your word can mean the betrayal of a new friend. Fashion illustration meets the graphic novel world with Jazmin Ruotolo’s expressive and dramatic style and Isobella Jade brings years of experience in the modeling industry to the page with some added chaos and weapons.
AVAILABLE at the end of August on the COMICS PLUS app!
Check out episode 1, Model Life Takes Fashion Week, to catch up with ISO and her beginnings with Razz.  The "pen" used in Model Life Takes Shanghai is a tool ISO first created in Model Life Takes Fashion Week.


Monday, September 15, 2014

BOOK SALE WEEK! Any 2 books for $15 includes shipping

Starting tonight!

I'm entering my third trimester and making room for baby #2!!

Almost 5'4"
Short Stuff and my YA novel Careful
book sale!

Almost 5'4" is about my true-life modeling experiences in NYC as a shorter than average model, from the grit to the glam, Short Stuff follows Almost 5'4" with short stories from on the job with national brands and magazines as a parts model, and Careful is the first book of my YA series Careful, Quiet, Invisible.

Any 2 books for $15 includes shipping too! ( if you put your name in the notes I will sign the books to you.)




Please email me at or include in your payment notes your email so I can confirm the books you want and let you know when shipped (usually 1-3 days).

I will email you to confirm the books you'd like.

SALE ENDS 9pm EST on 9/22/14

To read free excerpts of my books you can find them on my website and on Amazon or