Posts Tagged ‘webcomic’

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

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

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

Trekker

My friend and studiomate, Ron Randall, is launching his Trekker series as a webcomic! To celebrate, myself and fellow Periscopers have been doing Trekker fan art. This is my piece!

If you want to find out more about Trekker, click here.

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09 2011

And here it is! Sorry the lettering is a little weird. I only have photoshop on this machine, so I’m trying to get used to lettering with it. By the way, for anyone who’s forgotten(and really, it’s been so long, who hasn’t?), these are events that took place a little over a year ago. I haven’t caught up with the present yet! I’ll get there eventually, though.

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09 2010

Not Alone 9

I’ve been rather consistent lately with the posting! Welcome to an actual story arc, folks!

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08 2010

Oh Snap!

Well, sorry for the long, LOOOOONG interlude, dear readers. That is, if there are any of you left out there…

But in the off chance that there are, I have a brand new Not Alone for you! I’m sorry I’ve been so inconsistent with this. I really have been very busy. The comic should explain a little. Also, in the interest of being able to finish these faster, I’m planning on experimenting with the look of it. I’d like to be able to actually keep up, yeah? But that being said, I’m stockpiling right now, so it may be a few weeks til I start posting regularly. I promise to update all the social networks with the news when things get going.

Now, who wants a comic?

Also, The Man is apparently Dracula. For no reason.

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08 2010

Not Alone 5!

Well, I know I’d said last time I’d wanted to keep this more consistent. As you can tell, I seem to have failed so far. But that’s fine. I’m not going to let one time set the mood for the rest of this series! Hopefully I can fall into some sort of rhythm on this eventually and there will be one every Tuesday. But until I get settled, things might be a bit spotty. If you can stand to bear with me, please do. I’ll update Twitter and Facebook when new ones come out.
Until then, enjoy this!  Yes, you can click on it to make it bigger!

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01 2010

Not Alone #3

All right, slightly less late than last week’s! With any luck, next week’s will be on time again!

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07 2009

Not Alone #2

Apologies for the lateness, folks. This last week was INSANE. No joke. But it’s all for a good cause ladies and gentlemen, so fear not.
Here we are with the second installment!
Enjoy!
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07 2009