I decided to start my wordpress site from scratch and streamline a lot of the areas to “read better.” Ofcourse, what followed was an intense two-week struggle against the nearly alien language of php and css. Crazy times, but I did learn much!
I’m happy to announce I’ve uploaded several comics which have previously only been available through Deviantart in “vertical stacks.” It took a while and I’m very grateful the Webcomic plug-in for wordpress took care of all the navigation and archive coding for me. While there is a learning curve to customizing your pages, I do recommend it for people interested in making webcomics with wordpress. Unfortunately, comicpress refused to place nice with my local files so I can’t make valid comparisons.
Breathe is now available to read in its entirety and while it looks fairly dated now, like perhaps some of the other comics here, I like to think of each one as stepping stones toward improvement. Each of these short stories really helped me improve my craft. I still hope you derive some enjoyment from reading them here.
Have a look around! Let me know if links are broken or some weird stuff is happening and just comment on this blog. You can also just let me know what you think about the site or comics. Any suggestions or recommendations for improvements? Which comic did you enjoy most and why? Comments that aren’t just one-word entries will be automatically entered into my little raffle. : )
I’ll be raffling off a full color commission for a random commenter and come up with special prizes for those who provide feedback I’ll be adapting.
Sunday midnight (That’s Sunday 11:59PM Pacific Standard time.)
Thanks for looking around!
Well, here it is! 2 months worth of blood, sweat and tears. In November last year, Yen Press announced a New Talent Search calling for original 32-page short stories. My writing partner Nathan and I collaborated on this story and I spent most of November through the New Year on the art. We’ll see in a few weeks what actually becomes of this story but for now, I’m sharing it with the world because boy am I proud of this sucker.
Unfortunately, the comic was made for print specs so I can’t do anything about the terrible moire patterns. If you have an easy way to get rid of them, I’d love to hear it but otherwise, I don’t think it’s feasible for me to re-tone everything for web.
Don’t forget to check out my blog posts if you’d like to know more about the processes involved in making this comic. Thank you for reading, hope you enjoy and do let us know what you think!
The following are some of my favorite illustrations in the book and really stand out for me.
- Sean Moore’s DOOM Propaganda Poster-esque illustration is fun.
- Brent Schoonover’s inspired vintage comic book cover ala Jack Kirby is just wonderful.
- Andrew Griffith’s piece is a very cool what-if scenario with Voltron as a kind of Steampunk Viking warrior.
- Dave Perillo’s adorable retro portraits of the Lion Force team
- Fernando Peniche Vargas’s illustration of BOTH Lion and Vehicle Force Voltrons is not only inclusive but also super dynamic!
- Michael Borkowski’s depiction of Voltron vs a Robeast is pretty kickass.
I recently participated in February 1′s Hourly Comics Day. You can read how my day went on my blog here.
Happy New Year, everyone! I’m happy to announce I finally have a new site and blog to present myself more professionally to the interwebs. WOO!
I’m going to be updating my blog with a rundown of how I completed my latest project Final Track, my 34-page shoujo manga entry for Yen Press’ New Talent Search. Not saying I’m a guaranteed shoo-in or anything like that at all, but I just want to share the process I ended up using. Hopefully, some of you might find tips and processes that are useful (or if you realize I’m doing something completely ridiculous, feel free to tell me about it and share your own tips and tricks). Stay tuned for that!
Due to my recent entry into the world of unemployment, I’ve found myself indulging in a nearly forgotten pastime, reading library books! I usually only have time for one to three during the week. This time, however, I’ve been able to go back and forth looking up older titles and picking up certain things I’ve been meaning to read for the longest time. I particularly spent time creeping about the Young Adult section where I just discovered all the other graphic novels were being kept. HAHA!
Things I’ve discovered:
Scott Chantler is ALL KINDS OF AWESOME and I cannot wait to read his other book, Tower of Treasure. Northwest Passage was visually exciting and well-paced. I loved the character designs and his linework and style is just so confident I could weep. I was concerned Two Generals would be a little dry for me but it still packed an emotional punch I completely didn’t expect.
I would totally go to a Jen Wang school if she taught how to convey emotions and expressions as beautifully as she does in Koko be Good! I’ve known her work for quite some time having followed her early webcomic, Strings of Fate. I look forward to reading more from her.