20 June 2011 @ 12:40 pm
I want this "You" situation taken care of  
So before I get to anything else, I have an important question for comics-friends on my flist, especially people who've published before, since I know there's some awesome artists here who've done that before...

I'm getting really close to finishing up Lunargyros. Like, just a couple of pages left to draw (even if I've still got a lot more to post.) So I really want to try and find a print publisher for it! I've tried out a couple of places, but not gotten really far thusfar. Either contract problems or just no interest. So I wanted to ask: does anyone know of a good company to go to that would be willing to publish something like Lunargyros, probably in two or three books? It's going to be 350 pages total, plus whatever supplemental stuff I want to add. And obviously Tokyopop isn't going to work out now...

Or that failing, I know a few people have self-published! What's a good print-on-demand company that you can recommend, especially for books that large? I heard Ka-Blam is pretty decent? How do you usually go about promoting/selling self-published comics, aside from at cons and online? (I don't think I can afford a table at SDCC unless I shared with many people...maybe Anime LA would work better...) Any thoughts are welcome!

Last night for Father's Day we went out and saw X-Men First Class, and it was highly enjoyable! :D Would totally recommend dudes go see it! It was definitely better than the third one or Wolverine, anyway...

Some spoilers in here )

And finally, we have up another episode of our Let's Play Kingdom Hearts 2!

We'll record more tonight, and hopefully it'll go well! /o/

Drawing: LG, need to do some more practice stuff

Writing: Tags
Current Music: MST3K - The Human Duplicators
Current Mood: curious
Current Location: Operator
21 September 2010 @ 05:34 pm
Many things today  
There's a new Lunargyros page up today, check it out here.

Well, at least one of the eggs has hatched now. It's just a little robin, and won't last forever, but it's really nice to have a project to work on for someone else (for pay) for awhile. May or may not post some progress stuff here; I'm not sure what I'm allowed to show. Either way, it should be fun to work on.

Also, trying to get in the habit of drawing ten humans a day. Here are some! XD

I felt like drawing some Keyblade gijinka. So, drew personification of Terra, Aqua and Ven's Keyblades: Earthshaker, Rainfell and Wayward Wind. They're fun to do. XD

Earthshaker, Rainfell, Wayward Wind )

And I seem to be on a personification kick, because I'm doing more...particularly human versions of Willcox and Taby, from The Adventures of Willcox and Friends. Absolutely no one will know this comic because it's something I drew when I was very, ten years old. I've still got them laying around somewhere. Willcox is the dog and Taby is the cat (original names, I know), and it's them with their respective normal selves.

Willcox and Taby )

Also, did a sketch of the KH version of Cecil.

Doctor Cecil )

As if there weren't enough in this, I decided to do the KH 30 days meme that [ profile] bouncy_erbear started. I don't usually do 30-day memes, but then again, I'm a predictably huge nerdface. XD

Kingdom Hearts 30 Day Meme
Day 1 - Favorite Character

Hmm, I like many for different reasons, but I'll probably be predictable and say Sora. |D I've had him as a muse for awhile, so that's a large part of it, but I also have a huge soft spot for that sort of happiness-in-the-face-of-the-worst hero. It's inspiring. I can get fiercely defensive of the kid when fandom hate crops up; it's almost embarrassing. Either way, I likes him much and will happily play future games as long as he's in them. (Which will probably be all of them, SO YEAH.)

KH 30 Days Meme )

OMG that Eraqus post on [ profile] dear_mun has by now broken 400 comments. @_@ I WAS SERIOUSLY NOT EXPECTING THAT MUCH RESPONSE, HOW DID THIS HAPPEN

Drawing: 10 humans a day, LG, time to start on the larger project

Writing: On dear_mun
Current Location: Lynxland
Current Mood: okay
Current Music: Peter Pan
10 March 2008 @ 10:29 am
Mishmash of stuff, yet again  
- If I'm not on AIM much this week, it's 'cause I'm at school trying to finish up final projects. @_@ I'll probably have to go in Thursday and Friday for a makeup class and to finish up my sculpture, anyway, 'cause I've still got to finish out the wings and then do all secondary and tertiary details before next Monday, aaaagh...

- I've been resisting it, but I think I'm gonna app Wolf (from 10th Kingdom) in Daisychain after all. >_>

- My Heinrich Kley art book shipped from Amazon today! Eeeeee.

- So on Friday, I went to Nickelodeon to visit a sibling of a church friend (who was basically the reason I ended up going to Gnomon at all) and she introduced me to some friends of hers in the art department, Bill Dely and Angela Ursillo, among them. I had just done a quick revamp of my reel because I was all OHGOD SHOULD SHOW SOMETHING I GUESS DON'T HAVE ANYTHING ARRGH. But Bill gave me a really honest, straightforward critique on my reel, saying what stuff looked great and what I should take out, and what I should work on, etc. (Mostly it seems I need to bump up the contrast and light/shadow play in my pictures, which I will say I've had trouble with). I wasn't expecting to get an objective critique like that from the visit, but wow, that was useful. I've got a better idea of what people like, and ironically enough, it's usually the stuff that was done quickly or for fun. o_O Also, apparently my storyboards are just kinda standard, while the actual concept art is better. Hmmm, guess I'll have to work on that.

- Soooo...does anyone know if any of the latest RSOM 8 entries are worth reading? I don't even think I read last year's entries, come to think of it... I feel kind of bad dropping out of that part of OEL comics, since I used to be such a huge RSOM participant and made a ton of cool friends through there. But I haven't been able to muster the energy to go looking at the more recent comics since the TP site became impossible to navigate (heck, I don't even think I've looked at the forums since my password got mysteriously changed and I couldn't figure out how to change it back) And after losing four RSOMs (the fourth one which I felt at least deserved to go to the voting round) and then getting the runaround from other editors on a project that pretty much pittered out nowhere? I've kinda lost interest. D: I'm almost kinda glad I've lost interest, as it's gotten me back into animation and into expanding on my art in ways I don't think I would've done if I'd gotten a comics gig. And frankly, I'm really happy with my Wirepop setup...I can still tell my big epic comic story, but at a reasonable pace for me and without having to stress myself over what it is and isn't "marketable."
...Or something. I forgot what I was saying. Uh...RSOM! Is it worth looking into? That's what I was wondering.

- Nnnnnnngh, I wanna play Brawl so badly. ;_; I wish I could've gone to a midnight party or anything like that, but I don't have a Wii and I have no clue when I'd get one. Everyone's all going nuts having fun playing it. I guess I have to bug my brother to actually come home sometime this month and bring his Wii so we can battle each other.

- Holy crap, who's excited about this Saturday?! I imagine it's gonna be EPIIIIIC. I'm not gonna be able to participate in the protests, as I've got class and final projects that day grrr argh and I'm really chicken, but I'm totally gonna drive by and cheer on the Anons! I actually had no clue the Hollywood Scientology building was so close to my commute route until yesterday. I knew it was somewhere on Hollywood Blvd., but I just happened to glance up while sitting at a red light yesterday and was all HOLYCRAP it's RIGHT THERE :O. I wish I had a camera, then I could get some pics of the Anons for internets posterity.

- I've still gotta do answers for that rant meme; I'll get to that sometime soon. >_>

*More hugs to my whole flist* I wish I could fix problems for everyone and just make the world better! I'm sorry if I'm not spending enough time with dudes or being the friend that I should. ._. Kick me to try harder if I need a kick! I miss a bunch of people, and I hope your day/week/month is going better...
Current Music: United Future Organization - The Planet Plan
Current Mood: restless
08 March 2007 @ 01:46 pm
Just some random things  
Feels like Friday today, which is a shame because it's only Thursday. However, that does mean that tomorrow's Friday, which is at least something to look forward to.

I've been re-reading the MsScribe story at work, mostly because I've been suffering a bit of writer's block on the latest KH fic. I'm not too worried about the block; as I'm about three chapters ahead of what I last posted. Have to break it eventually, though. Either way, the MsScribe story is engaging enough and long enough to glue me to the screen all over again; it's so unnaturally fascinating.

That, and I soooo want to go to a midnight party for Deathly Hallows. I don't know if I'll be able to because of family reunion stuff, but I am going to try and fenangle it.

I've also been feeling like I've been out of touch with the comics/manga community recently, which is kind of ironic since I've been drawing more comics now than ever before. But I haven't even read any of the latest RSoM entries, let alone thought about voting on them. I'll probably still buy the book when it comes out, though. And I still need to buy a few things like Mark of the Succubus 2 (I was going to get that signed and I missed yooooou, [ profile] beanclam! DDD:), Steady Beat 2 and Roadsong 2. But aside from some of the OGM books and whatever is coming out next for Death Note, there's really nothing else I have as much interest in collecting. I just don't have the time to visit the bookstore as often, or as much will to spend my money on tons of different manga. :/ I'm still drawing away and want to do more in it, but it seems like I'm having the hardest time investing myself in the community. I don't really know why that is, or whether or not I should be worried about it.

Otherwise: why must we now wait until April for more Heroes?! WRRYYYYYYYYYYYY

Drawing: I've been in such a drawing mood recently, and it's frustrating not being able to do comics at work. Plus, I have two different KH fanart things (HUGE SURPRISE THERE INNIT) that I want to do.

Writing: Blocked on the fic, feh!
Current Mood: chipper