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.