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The Last Diplomat Joins Hiveworks!

Hi folks!

Big news out of me this week. My webcomic, The Last Diplomat, has become an affiliate of Hiveworks! I’m super excited to have my comic alongside some of the best in the business, as well as have the Hiveworks team behind me. They’re great folks, and this is going to mean a lot of good things for the future of Samma and Tark! Most importantly, a new website for TLD is on the horizon, and I can’t wait to share it with you all. It’s looking fantastic, and should give you readers a great experience.

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07 2015

ECCC 2015!

It’s been a busy 2015 so far for me! I’ve had a bunch of fun stuff to work on, and several things I’ve been looking forward to sharing have started coming out!

To start, I’ll be attending Emerald City Comic Con again this year! You can find me at booth 1214, along with all my crazy Periscope Studiomates! I’ll have prints, mini comics, and copies of the brand new Emily and the Strangers: Breaking The Record trade. I’ll also be taking commissions, so please come by and say hello!

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I was lucky enough to be asked to do an Urchin Story for Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover’s Bandette! For those that don’t know, the Urchin Stories expand on the Bandette universe, telling small tales about the many characters that inhabit it! I got to do a Heloise story, which is great, because Heloise is my favorite!<3 The pages have been added to my Comics gallery, but you can also see them here!

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Secondly, I’m going to be doing some fun, one-page comics in the Sixth Gun universe! You can see the first one in the back of Sixth Gun: Dust To Dust issue #1, written by Cullen Bunn, art by Tyler Crook, and colors by Bill Crabtree! Sixth Gun is absolutely one of my favorite titles out right now, and I’m super honored to be able to tell some silly stories with Drake and company.

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Lastly my webcomic, The Last Diplomat, launched it’s very own Patreon in January! Doing The Last Diplomat has been so fun and rewarding, and I’m happy to have a Patreon so I can share a bunch of fun extra things with fans of the comic. If you’d like to support me, you can check out my Patreon here.

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03 2015

Things I Found While Looking Down

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Hi folks!

I have some exciting news for you! My dad and I recently collaborated on a children’s book, and it’s an actual thing now! Both he and I have boxes and boxes of this book we spent so much time and love on, and it’s pretty surreal.

If you visited my table at Rose City Comic Con this September, you probably saw my preview copy. The real copies are here now, and available for sale in my Etsy store, just in time for the holidays!

If you’d like to order a copy of your very own, you can do so here!

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11 2014

All The Small Things

Hello there!

It’s been a while since I’ve updated, but here I am now! I’ve been adding new work to my site all day, as I realized I’ve been doing so much, and then only posting it to Tumblr or Instagram…>.>; Or in some cases, such as with my past storyboarding gigs, not posting it anywhere!

So, you’ll notice that my Illustration page has now transitioned to Illustration/Storyboards, and it even includes actual storyboarding samples now. Jinkies! I’m also in the process of adding some of my favorite The Last Diplomat pages to the comics section, as well as updating my commissions and illustrations gallery.

If you’re an X Men fan, the original cover I did for X Men 100 is available on EBay right now!

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Also, thanks a ton to all the fine folks who came by the Emily and the Strangers panel and signing on Sunday at SDCC! I was floored by all the wonderful support for Emily, and it was really great to meet you all. If you liked issue #1, issue #2 hits stores tomorrow, so be sure to look for it!

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07 2014

Emily and the Strangers!

Hi guys! I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be doing sweet, sweet art for the next three issues of Emily and the Strangers with Dark Horse Comics!

I’ll try to post some non-spoilery art things here from time to time, and some process stuff as well!

In the meantime, get PUMPED for the new issues by reading this Geek and Sundry exclusive interview with Emily creator Rob Reger, and my writer, Mariah Huehner! They even threw in a few pieces of my art for good measure.:D

Here are some character sketches I did of the characters!

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02 2014

The Last Diplomat

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Hey all!

I have some pretty exciting news for you. Today I’m launching my all-new webcomic, The Last Diplomat! It was co-concepted by Benjamin Dewey and me, so I am extra excited to share it with you.

If you want to start reading the comic, you can find it at www.thelastdiplomat.com. It will update every Tuesday morning. I hope you’ll stop by and give it a read!

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01 2014

Flaccid Holidays

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Hooray! The Periscope Studio Kickstarter is up to $21837! As promised, here is that Flaccid Badger holiday card. If you click the picture, you can download the web version. Send it to your Faceboook friends, link it on Twitter, add it to a holiday e-mail, whatever! It’s time to spread some seasonal cheer.:D

I’m also including a link to the full-res version, so if you want to print it off and give it to someone in person, you can!

Get the full-res version!

We are still about $3200 away from funding our Kickstarter, and only have 4 days left! We need your help to make it! Even $1 gets us closer to our goal. Can we count on your support? Click here and take a look at some of the rad rewards being offered, as well as a preview of some of the fantastic art that will be going into our art books if we get this thing funded!

If this Kickstarter makes it, you can bet that one with an artbook of mine won’t be too far behind! So kick us a couple of bucks!

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12 2013

Some process stuff!

Hey! So, I am getting set up to start a webcomic late this summer, and I’m doing some concept sketches along with my writing.

I decided to actually remember to document some process stuff along the way, so people can get an idea of how my brain works while I’m putting together an illustration.

 

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Step one: Come up with a basic idea of what you want. Not too hard. This piece was done all digitally, so I started with a rough sketch in Photoshop. This is where I decide the basic layout of everything, and try to make sure the illustration reads the way I want it to.

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Step two: Finished pencils. You can see I decided to make a few changes between this stage and the last. I got rid of the weird branch things, and decided I wanted to add some mysterious rocks. I really like the Japanese thing of having paper prayers attached to stone shrines and things, so I decided to add an element like that into this. Makes it more fun for me to draw!

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Step three: Inks! Usually, this is where I would print out my finished pencils in redline, and then ink with real ink and a brush. But since I was lazy, and also wanting to work more on my digital inking skills, I did this in Photoshop, on a layer over the top of my pencils, which I lighted quite a bit.

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Step four: Flat color. I decided all my base colors, and made my selections. This will make it easier for me to go in and change some color choices later if I need to, or allow me to select certain objects to embellish individually.

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Step five: I added my shadows. I just picked a nice dark neutral purple, set it to multiply, and filled a layer over my colors. Then I added a layer mask, and used it to remove the areas that I wanted to not be in shadow. It’s starting to look reasonably finished now, but we’re not done yet!

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Step six: Highlights. Same thing as the shadows, except I used a yellow color, and instead of having the whole thing filled, and erasing what I didn’t want, I just painted in the stuff I did. Now, in the past, I would have just called it good here and gone home, but since it’s a concept sketch, I wanted to really set the mood, so onward!

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Step seven: Effects! I added a few gradient layers, some color overlays, and some blur effects, and voila! We have the finished piece, and now I have a frame of reference for how to draw and color the forest stuff in my webcomic. Hooray!

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03 2013

Roy’s Boys: Year Two, and ECCC 2013!

Hi again!

I’m back yet again, with two pieces of info that you might be into.

1) My lovely boy, Ron Chan, just received his copies of Roy’s Boys: Year Two! It collects the second year of his webstrip with buddy, Sean Kelley, and is possibly full of even funnier strips than the Year One book. Also, I did some fan art that appears in the back of the book!

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2) I will be appearing at Emerald City Comic Con 2013 this year! I’m super excited to be a part of the radical show once again. Also, a reminder, my work will be appearing the the Monsters And Dames book this year, so be sure to check that out as well.

3) (Ok, so I was mistaken, I have three things to say!) There will be new Flaccid Badger debuting at ECCC! Be sure to stop by my table at Periscope Island to check out Flaccid Badger’s Spring Break, and pick up a fun Flaccid Badger Super Pack from me while I still have some!

All right, that’s everything! See you at the show!:D

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02 2013

A Little Messy!

Hey folks!

So sorry for the mess here. If you’re a regular visitor to my site, you’ll notice things aren’t quite as they should be. If this is the first time you’ve stopped in, I can assure you, it doesn’t always look this way!

I just transferred my site from one web host to another, so things are a little discombobulated at the moment. But I am working as hard as I can to put everything back together as fast as possible.

In the mean time, you can visit my Periscope Studio page to check out samples of my recent work.

Thanks for your patience! I’ll have everything to rights as soon as I can!

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06 2012