Saturday, May 18, 2013

Blog has moved

Since I purchased a domain name, I decided I should move my blog there. So from now on, I'm going to be posting over here. Please update your bookmarks.

Thank you! Amazing that I've been posting on this address for 6 years.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Don't color over your lines...


Since I showed the drawing process for this page, I figure I'd show the color version. I want the color in my comic book to be similar to Sunday comics in newspapers, so I tried to keep everything flat. That's also the reason why the sky is white; alot of Sunday comics didn't bother coloring skies, and quite frankly it's easier to read this way. I still color skies occasionally (see panel 4) when it's warranted, though.


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Proof

Proof that the My Little Pony comic book happened because of its periphery demographic.


Cover for Issue #10 (August 2013)
Cover Art by Andy Price

Bonus: an alternate cover for the same issue (drawn by Katie Cook) that features a pony reading Archie and Calvin and Hobbes.

Anime column



Did ya' know that I'm writing a weekly post for Cartoon Research about old, obscure anime? Well, I am.

Here's the latest one, about Dame Oyaji (No Good Dad) from 1974. Find out about Knack, one of the worst animation studios in Japan.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Yee-haw!

For those wondering about my comic book status:

Issue 1: Fully drawn; partially colored
Issue 2: 13 out of 24 pages complete.
Issues 3 and 4: Written
Issue 5: Currently being written


Monday, May 13, 2013

New website



I set up a new website just now. This is to showcase my portfolio. Check it out here. Let me know if it works or not.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sunday comics: Momma

Some "Momma" strips by Mell Lazarus. These are all from 1975.





Friday, May 10, 2013

Comic 1 Finished; Started Comic 2

I finally finished drawing issue 1 yesterday. All 24 pages.


So what am I gonna do now? Well, I'm starting work on issue 2, for starters. The main story clocked in at 19 pages, so I wrote a five-page filler story. Below is first page of that said filler.


Oh, and I'm coloring issue 1. I finished the first four pages.


Sunday Comics

Recently I scanned a bunch of 1980s Sunday comics that I own. Thought I go through some of them here.






Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Name's All Blue

Finally decided on the name.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Comic page: Rough Drawing / Finished


A look at how I do my comics. Left is a rough sketch that I did when I was planning my stories; right is a finished page.

Monday, May 6, 2013

What I'm working on

A little preview of what I'm working on right now.




Sunday, May 5, 2013

Greeting Card

Something I drew as a hopeful greeting card. Inked with brush, colored on Photoshop.


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

FoxTrot: Mother's Visit part 2/6

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Monday, April 29, 2013

FoxTrot: Mother's Visit part 1/6


"FoxTrot" was always gag-a-day, but when Bill Amend did actual stories, he really, really shined.

Here's a good example, from December 1997, where Andy deals with the resentment she holds with her mother. Andy was always a flat character, but for once Bill actually explored her character, showing us why she's like who she is. I scanned all the strips for you to read, in case you missed it. It's in the very end of "Camp FoxTrot" book, if you want to have it in paper.

While FoxTrot had the usual problems most daily comics have, I regard it as one of the best-written family strip to ever run in newspapers.

From today until this Saturday, I'm posting the aforementioned story in a batch of three strips. Hope you enjoy.

(Click on the image to enlarge)


Friday, April 26, 2013

Brushing things off...

Still doing some brush. Inked this with India ink and Winsor Newton brush size 2 on scrap piece of Bristol. Colored with GIMP.


Back to the drawing board...

I never truly had a drawing table. I mostly just drew on whatever surface is available. Eventually I decided to set one us. I found an old wooden board in the attic (from a class I took many semesters ago) and set it up on a table with a cinder-block holding it up.

It came out nice. It's usable. See for yourself.




Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tofu rains Koko's parade

Notably, this is the first Koko drawing to be inked with Series 7 brush (the other brush drawings were done with cheap watercolor ones).

Tofu rains on Koko's (and Jodo's) parade.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Koko and her Vacuum Cleaner

Koko chilling on her new ride.


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Drawing Fundraiser LIVE


.Want to see me draw live? Me and two other artists (Perrydotto and Daniel) are going to draw live in order to help out a friend to get on her feet.

It's going to happen today, from 2PM to 8PM Eastern. So join in for a good cause. The stream is here

Friday, April 19, 2013

Brush inking

Been fooling around with brush inking. I did these with a cheap watercolor brush.





Thursday, April 18, 2013

Story Idea: The Love Croak

This one is different in that I didn't write it. It was written by my friend Dave. That said, it's still part of the universe.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

Girl Scouts

There's a reason for this disguise.


Story Idea: Truth is Delicious

A somewhat dark Koko story. Read below the cut.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

As a friend...

Another animation test, taking place right after the previous video.

Voices by Kyle and Sara.

Don't be modest...

I had fun animating this scene.

Some of the drawings got jagged because I scanned them rather than using a copy stand.

Friday, April 12, 2013

More "Sazae san" comics

Here are some more Sazae-san comic strips with English translations.



In Japan, rather than signing stuff we use name seals instead. Thus whenever there's a special delivery we stamp on the form rather than writing our signature.

It used to be common for parents to send their child to buy a pack of smokes.

On the right, they are counting their bonuses. Japanese companies would give bonuses to employee's salary once a year.

 
The above strip was later incorporated into the anime. Watch the first 35 seconds below: