Next week I’ll be attending the 2nd anual Denver Comic Con. And I’m excited as a box full of puppies who have no idea where they’re going. Last year the show was amazing, record breaking and an overall great experience. And this year promises it’ll be bigger and better.
I’ll be in the Artist Alley section on table C21. I’m attaching a floor map to this, but you’ll recognize me even easier as the guys who’s sitting right next to Matt Kindt.
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I’ll bring with myself a good selection of prints (now that I have them), original art to sale, original pages to show off, and the meat and potatoes, Wyliman’s 4th TBB and a Clink exclusive collection comic (both with a regular cover and a DCC exclusive sketch cover so I can draw you whatever on them).
If you are able to attend the show, seriously give it a chance, it’s one of the best shows out there. And, you know, while you’re there, stop by and visit my table, I’ll be glad to say hi to you! Seriously! I’m more lovable in real life. I think.
Hope to see you there!
As the title says, I did a bit of a re-vamp of the appearance of the characters. A while ago I already showed the ones for Wyliman, but here they are all together.
Wyliman: For the most part nothing really changed, just made his mask a little more coherent looking (as coherent as having big eyes popping out of them can be). That and making his (and by proxy, Mackenn’s) shirt black. In reality they are still blue whenever I do a color piece, but for black and white I decided to go with black to make them pop-up more from the background (and I think there’s some character design theory involved in there that I never fully understood), and in case of being a night scene, I can switch it back to the “classic” looking shirt for the same purpose. Convenience!
Mackenn: After getting his hair violently removed in the “Glue Incident” story line, I decided to keep Mackenn going with the short hair thing for longer. I went back and looked through pictures of actual foxes just enhance his appearance. Nothing major, but I made the whiskers longer (giving me more chance to incorporate them to expressions) and the hair growing on the sides of his face. Also, what I failed to mention a moment ago about the shirts, I added those elastic thingies at the end of the sleeves to make them look more like a sweater rather than a long sleeve shirt.
Natalia: I guess her haircut will be a love it or hate it kind of situation, and I was pretty conscious about it when I decided to change it. But I personally like it, not only on her, but in general (when it fits). But as my best friend said, as long as the character likes it (in those weird instances the characters actually take over the author), then it’s fine. As with the shirts, I went with black pants for her. Although, considering a good amount of shots I draw are above the waist, this might not have been the soundest idea.
Andrea: Same thing as with Nat’s haircut. I think in proportion with the rest of the characters, Andrea has suffered the most amount of changes in her looks in the least amount of time. Not that it’s a bad thing, keeps the characters from looking like paper cut-ots all the time. With her I almost went with a full change, keeping intact two details I like on her: the 2-3 earing and that skinny pony-tail with the purple tip.
Anyway, any of this changes will start to show up until Chapter 41 of the comic when it starts to update on the site (granted, I’m already drawing said chapter, but I can’t jump over the sequence of how things are already planned on it).
On an additional note about the website: Do to a bunch of things happening at the same time in my life, I haven’t been able to finish updating the site after the whole thing collapsed a few months ago. But, be sure this won’t take much long. It’s just a matter to finish a couple of drawings that will be an interesting part of the design and we’ll be ready.
PS: As for the dog, he looks the same, he’s a dog. The only way I can update his design is if they put a ridiculous sweater on him that he’ll tear apart in seconds anyway.
As you can see the site looks different. WAAAAAY different.
The story goes like this: I came in my dashboard on WordPress and decided to update all the plug-ins and what nots that I was neglecting to update lately. One of them being the ComicPress update. So after all the updates were set, I logged back to the front page of the website and it looked like you’re looking at it right now. I seriously don’t know what the hell happened. It says it’s still running with ComicPress but it looks like the default WordPress layout. All the posts are there but it seems all the image files are gone. ALTHOUGH, as I write this, I’m looking at the box below this one I’m writing on and it shows the image file for today’s comic, so it tells me the files didn’t go away, just something happened that the Comic Press theme is not loading or something.
Be sure I’m working on getting this fixed and that hopefully this won’t stay like this for too long. I’m extremely annoyed by this and extremely sorry for the inconvenience I’m causing you guys. I can only ask you to be patient, I’ll get this back on ASAP.
Ok, so I’ve been goofing around with this thing and I kinda got it working.
-The comics are visible now. So that calms me down a bit.
-One of the guys who develops ComicPress helped me out a bit with this, although (and I understand it when things come natural and someone asks you and you assume they know), even if I told him, I don’t think he really grasped how stupid I am and that the new version of ComicPress became less intuitive.
-I have no idea at all of what’s going on with the menu bar, even condescendingly explained, it went nowhere and it still looks like it does instead of being in the actual bar as before.
-There’s this random series of letters and symbols at the end of the link of the browser URL that I don’t know where they come from. Those “#.UIU” thingies there. I’ve been told that those might be a hack.I have no idea how to get them off.
So, in a desperate pledge for help: Is anyone savvy enough to work around these problems and could help me out to bring back the site? At least to make it functional with the current theme I installed and I can work my way around it later on. Remember, I’m stupid when it comes to things like this, so if you offer your help, please either be patient or shove me out of the way and work your magic. So please, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m not asking you to do it for free, by the way.
PS: On a brighter note, if I needed an excuse to re-design the website, this is it.
Well, hello there!
The time has come once again for SPX, my favorite show of the year.
So if you live near the Maryland era, or have the time and means to get there, be sure to drop by to the best independent comics show.Â And while you’re there, stop by tables H8 and H9 to visit me, the guys from BAND and the guys from Our Friend The Atom. It’s going to be one awesome weekend.
And while I got your attention, there’s a couple of extra things I’d like to promote.
The other thing is, I created a some sort of portfolio website or something of the sorts where all the fractions that are scattered around the internet can be found in just one place. I’m still figuring out what to do with it, but hey, it’s there.
That’s all for now.
Hope to see you some of you guys this weekend.
So yeah. I’ll be at the San Diego Comic Con this week (most probably, you’re reading this while I’m already in the city, or on a bus on my way there or something).
I don’t have a table but I’ll be walking around either talking to other professionals or, after the show, getting buggered at one of the bars near the con. Well, not really, after NY, I don’t want to get that buggered again. But a couple of drinks might end up in my hand.
All the pages and respective posts for Wyliman are already pre-programmed, so you won’t miss them while I’m gone (because most probably I won’t have any means of communication while I’m there).
Speaking of the comic: we’re at that time again that the current chapter is about to end and some guest strips would be nice to receive. The deadline for them is Thursday 19th. So that’s a bit more than a week from now, so you gots plenty of time.