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Jul 23

rudymora:

sunbakerey:

THE STATE OF THE REYYY 2014 / 2015

(prepare for many wordings ahead)

I am working on a lot of projects! If you’re an old fan or a new fan, it may be challenging to keep up! I’ma go thru the LIST of what I’m currently working on and what you can expect from me in 2014 and 2015! Very excited! (the following list corresponds with the images above in numeric order!)

  • ACCEL

Written by acclaimed comics writer Joe Casey, drawn by me and colors by Dylan McCrae, ACCEL is my first original Superhero comic project. Accel is a speedster hero (in the tradition of The Flash, Quicksilver, etc), with some awesome twists of his own, including my brand of hyper crazy fluid artwork. If you enjoyed the Quicksilver sequences in X-Men: Days of Future Past, you just MAY enjoy Accel! Accel is published by Lion Forge Comics, and will be debuting extremely soon. I believe it will start in digital format, then transition to print later. Anyway, this will be my most regular comic series for the foreseeable next few months!

  • GAME CHANGER

Game Changer is a collection of my older PENG! comic— which is a comic about super Advanced Kickball. It’s basically like Shaolin Soccer meets kickball, but with kids instead of adults. GAME CHANGER will collect the original PENG! kickball story, along with new “fringe sports”-themed stories, including a story about HACKEY SACK and another one about BREAKDANCING (called “FREEZE" which you can see a preview of HERE!!!!!). Game Changer will be coming out in 2015. I’d like to get it out in time for Emerald City Comic Con 2015— we’ll see! 

  • DREAM SKILLS

Dream Skills is about a city that has outlawed guns, and instead all disputes are solved with SWORDS. But it goes even a bit deeper than that, as Sword Activity is regulated into such a way that slicing and cleaving is not necessarily a GIVEN. Anyway, it’s mostly about two girls dealing with this SWORD WORLD, coffee shops, wi-fi and dickhead baristas— but with swords. I’m chipping away at this one and it will appear in some form by 2015 for sure— perhaps digital, .pdf, patreon’d, I’m not sure!

  • STREET KNUCKLE

This is a brand new project. In the wake of my awesome experience making Arem (my Metroid-tribute comic, see below), I feel I need to make more Tribute Comics. Street Knuckle is a Final Fight / Street Fighter / Fatal Fury mashup. Basically a tribute to BRAWLER games— but of course, with a twist. I’m still mapping this project out, but it’s quickly becoming a front running absolute favorite of mine. It’s not JUST for gamers, or fans familiar with these games— it’s like a commentary about being strong in our modern world… SO YEAH. The goal for this one (if nothing else), is to have it ready for Emerald City Comic Con 2015. Probably my “big new project” of that convention!!! ! ! 

  • SHARKNIFE 3

OKAYYYYY… Sharknife 3. If you didn’t already know, I have two graphic novels already out, that I’m mostly “known” for. I’ve been working on the third volume for a couple years now…  To be perfectly honest, the pages I have done for Sharknife 3 at this point— while FUN— are not representative of where I’m at with my expression / comics / storytelling right now. I feel I’ve evolved a lot since Sharknife 2, etc. So Sharknife 3 as it is right now, is on indefinite hiatus. I MAY finish the pages for this and release it at some point? But to be frank again; I have much loftier plans for Sharknife, a “re-invention” for the character, that I’d probably like to get into more. We’ll see what happens with Sharknife! I never knew what I was doing with Sharknife. Sharknife aint no Scott Pilgrim, Sharknife is more like a THB (Paul Pope). I just go with the flow of it. Annoying for fans, publishers, retailers maybe— but essential for this artist. 

  • SUN BAKERY

The last year’s project. It’s done! It’s for Kickstarter backers! It will start being sent out extremely soon! I might do another kickstarter to reprint it if more people want it? Stay tuned. 

  • AREM

Still probably my most favorite comic I’ve drawn in a while. It’s a Metroid tribute comic with a bit more substance to it than just that. It’s available in digital .pdf format right HERE so get on that if you like :3 

TL;DR

I am a scatterbrained creator, I know. I’ve always considered myself a “comics ninja”— in that I rarely have a “set method” to making my comics, more like I adapt and go on instinct. So a lot of these projects are short stories to get my art rocks off. They aren’t projects made for comic shops, or monthly readers, they are “art moments” that I like to create at my liesure, for the betterment of my artisthood and the people who take the time to enjoy and seek them out :3 

THE FUTURE

BUT, I am working toward a huge, solid comics push with a BRAND NEW, FOCUSED, MINI-SERIES project (unnanounced) headed your way, after all these, in 2015. Something the “mainstream comics populace” at large can easily keep their eyes on. Yes… 

! ! 

I am super pumped to be making all this art, and for you to look at and maybe enjoy it. Stay with me, it’s gonna be a good time :3 

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(Feel free to reblog the art in this post and delete my ramblings if u want i dont care ;])

les goooo


Jul 22
knuckletrain-to-fistplanet:

I’ll admit, I’ve been pretty friggin’ dead for a very long time.  So here’s my attempt to bounce back.
Here’s two new nameless heroes I’ve created for a potential web comic…


long no see dude, can’t wait for ur stuff

knuckletrain-to-fistplanet:

I’ll admit, I’ve been pretty friggin’ dead for a very long time.  So here’s my attempt to bounce back.

Here’s two new nameless heroes I’ve created for a potential web comic…

long no see dude, can’t wait for ur stuff

(via mark-art)


How’s it going(still no internet)


Jul 21
juneketsu:

Here’s the unaltered Ms. fortune!

juneketsu:

Here’s the unaltered Ms. fortune!

(via diives)


Jul 19
sweatandhappiness:

I actually really needed to read this right now.


danm , truth with it

sweatandhappiness:

I actually really needed to read this right now.

danm , truth with it

(via addark)


Jul 18

typette:

zanzetsuken:

missespeon:

zanzetsuken:

jackthevulture:

missespeon:

an image based explanation of why we need to leave poor glen keane alone and go back to experimenting with styles

This post doesnt even need an explanation at all its just pure visual beatdown

If you are trying to make an argument, at least make one that isn’t completely biased and not obstructive. 

What boggles me is that you didn’t even bother to use the official image of Honey Lemon without her helmet and just went for the one that isn’t even in a proper judging perspective. Aunt Cass isn’t going to be a major-major character so I don’t even know why you didn’t include Gogo. (Legit, why didn’t you show Gogo though)

But wait! There’s more!

Actually include the other films before you begin this eternal loop of obfuscation. Blatantly erasing/Hiding facts to ‘justify’ your point is probably the worst things I have ever seen on this site. 

The point was that I was focusing on movies from the last five years (with the exception of Pixar because they don’t make films with humans that often), and mainly the main heroines, but okay sure

And that’s still honey lemon. That’s her design. That’s literally her.

Yes… The last five years… Meaning that this would be regarding films between 2009-2014. Incredibles - 2004, Ratatouille - 2007 and unfortunately that would rule Home - 2015 out. 

5 different Sony Films

5 different Dreamworks Films 

3 different Laika Films (But I can understand cause Laika is starting and going full out) 

3 different Pixar Films 

3 different Disney films 

Okay, this is already unfair to begin with. Um??? UP? Toy Story? I mean, they still look pretty human.

mainly the main heroines" You literally included Aunt Cass, obvious supporting character. Cupcake - very obvious supporting side character, 3 ghost children are pretty much supporting characters as well. But that’s okay because that means we can include Edna as well because she is a supporting characters.

Whatever, the point is that you obviously skipped movies and characters just to try and focus on the ‘look-a-likes’. Disney obviously has diversity BUT you didn’t even bother to show it. Your argument is so one-sided and unfair that you showed inconclusive images, excluded actual other characters from other films and actually excluded an actual Asian character for your own argument and gain.

I hope you feel good about yourself. Because, I did not feel happy at all when you excluded Gogo, Vanellope and Calhoun and even Mother Gothel in order to support your argument.

And of course that is Honey Lemon. That I won’t deny, BUT this picture is also Honey Lemon 

 

and this 

And these are far more conclusive than a 3/4 up view with obvious distractions. 

yknow what actually you guys

just listen for a second here.

I think the issue here isn’t how they look, what their face models are like, or any of that shit. Characters are always going to have big eyes, tiny mouths/noses, this is how it is. It’s caricature.

Yknow what? I posit that the similarities you all keep seeing are actually the type of lighting/shading they are using. What I see in these is the same AO pass, sub-surface scattering material, and three-point lighting rig setup with a fill, a rimlight, and a diffuse, in every single goddamn shot. That won’t change, because this is a fact of filmmaking that’s been used since film was invented. Get used to it. If you seriously think t

In 3D film, they’re lit like sets you’d see in actual space, like, with real people. The same shapes are shown again and again, and that’s just how it ends up, because while the models are all different.

Western 2D animation doesn’t have much shading. For example, Tiana here, with only bare minimal shading: her entire form is a flat drawing. Ariel, with zero shading. and here’s Mrs. Brisby, with no shading. They’re lines, with colours added in. They have none of the complex shading that these 3D characters have. You may as well make a complaint about how all these characters have big eyes with a ton of white in them: that doesn’t happen in real life!!! What’s with all the characters and the big whites of their eyes! IT’S ALL THE SAME!!! or that they all seem to have single width lines, since xeroxing went out of fashion! 

If you look at all these girls and say they look the same, I have no idea what to tell you. Eyes are ususaly one eyeball-width apart, there are proportions that get repeated because that’s just how humans are. Queen Elinor, Coraline, Eep, and Honey Lemon don’t look the same at all. Not even remotely. If you say they do, yes, they all have eyes and mouths, jesus christ. 

in the end, when you complain about these characters looking the same, you look like someone who doesn’t know the first fucking thing about anything, at all, to do with film, or animation, or… yknow, everything else. Glen keane? artistic beatdown? Are you fucking crazy? W.. how do I even explain this? This is like explaining to a fucking 60 year old person the difference between a calculator and a fucking cellphone.

TLDR:

THEY LOOK THE SAME BECAUSE OF THE EXACT SAME THREE-POINT LIGHTING IN THE SCENES, AND YOU’RE USED TO FLAT COLOURS. THE MODELS ARE ALL VERY VERY DIFFERENT. 

(via boggy-yobbins)


Jul 17
echoboy:

complete designs??? idk but im pretty happy with their designs right now. lemon diesel and grape ape they are like superheros or something??

echoboy:

complete designs??? idk but im pretty happy with their designs right now. lemon diesel and grape ape they are like superheros or something??


neeneejb:

I wanted to  wait till his inter net came back before I posted this but I thought I might forget . for jumboji

neeneejb:

I wanted to  wait till his inter net came back before I posted this but I thought I might forget . for jumboji


Jul 16
bluevp:

Someone said Squigly’s leg was a bit thick so I fixed that.

bluevp:

Someone said Squigly’s leg was a bit thick so I fixed that.


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