Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Conference

I was receiving mail for Icon5, and while it would be truly worthwhile for me to go, with panels by Allan Comport, and maybe even running into other ridiculously great and wonderful individuals, I know that I simply don't have the time.

I depart for San Diego at the end of July and this comic is still unfinished. The rest of today will be filled up by inking any remaining panels for the last three pages. One of which needs to be redrawn entirely...

...Not to mention that I have YET to create a cover image for this thing. Aiyee!

Page 15 just for you.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Page 14

I've been going to an open life drawing session once a week for the past 2-3 weeks. Hopefully I can get some gestures scanned in. In the meantime, here's page 14.

Also a reminder, these are still not color-corrected. so I apologize for the 'over-exposed' sort of look they seem to have on anyone else's monitor!

Sunday, June 22, 2008


This page took me a bit longer to finish than I expected. I apologize for that.

I always forget that there are specific dates when a season begins and ends. I just assume once a particular month starts, such as June, that month signifies the beginning of summer. I will admit, sometimes I miss the long breaks between one year of school to the next. With a full-time job, there are no immensely long pauses. But there are its perks. I go home and don't stress about tests or homework(well... freelance and its insane deadlines once in awhile, but that brings money and accomplishment as a reward).

When sitting in the park during lunch, co-workers along with myself will treat ourselves to an icy from the man who pushes his 'lil icy cart around. And while this seems like such a trivial, unimportant, little event... it's nice to know you have the freedom to purchase what you want when you want as an adult.

Treat yourself to something nice once in awhile.

Monday, June 16, 2008


Page 12 for your viewing pleasure; I realized the last page wasn't the right file when it was uploaded; the highlights and texture layers had been turned off. My mistake! The updated file will of course be in the printing when this comic is completed.

In other news: David Tabler of TheIspot had emailed me earlier today asking if I was interested in posting my portfolio on their website to have art directors find me for freelance work. Apparently SILA finally posted the names of their artists and the pieces that were in it; including my Half-Asian piece. He had found me through Nate Williams at illustrationmundo. In truth, I've been staring at their website every so often since I had Whitney Sherman as an instructor at MICA and she had recommended posting a portfolio there to our graduating class. The problem is I personally don't feel I have enough pieces to be a good, strong portfolio. That's up to 18 images, while I'll feel I have perhaps 5-8? I'll have to work harder once this sequential piece is done. I think it's always good to set personal goals; nothing too ridiculous but something that can be remotely feasible. If I can come to the end of this year with a few more strong, concrete illustrations while working full-time, I'll be more than satisfied.

Needless to say, I'm really excited to have these individuals looking at my work!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Heat Wave

...Think I can brave the city summer without A/C? ...well, I've just survived the first weekend of 96 degree straight weather. Here's hoping I can withstand the following weeks.

Page 11 for ya!

Saturday, June 7, 2008


...I suppose this doesn't count as a sketch for Drawing Day 2008... Maybe I'll get to sketch something unrelated to this comic before the day us up.

Page 10!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

25 hour day

...Or maybe 30? or 45? I haven't had time to draw in the past few weeks, other than the work I do at my full-time job. It's a bit saddening and stifling at the same time. I DO enjoy coloring these and getting them done. It's always nice to have a finished product in the end that's all polished. Hopefully after this is done, I'll get some single illustrations up.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


This weekend flew by; I've just settled into a new apartment. Albeit temporary, but it's the next step in this crazy phase of life before 'normalcy.' ...whatever is that??
Sorry about the delays, I was trying to keep myself paced at about 3 pages or so a week!

So here's the delayed Page 8 of the Promise comic: