Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Familiar Episode 3

This is page 5 and 6 of the third episode of my comic "Familiar". I am really happy with how these two pages turned out. a lot of the frustrations of the 4 earlier pages are a lot more resolved here. the text doesn't look nowhere near as awkward for one. I tried to use the ink wash a little more strategically as well. that being said, I have decided to pursue this story in my new class advanced sequential which means a few changes to the format. the big thing is that I am going to stop doing these as two page episodes and have the story just flow from page to page without breaks. also, I'm considering shrinking the size of the page since its pretty hard to read online and in life. Hopefully this won't negatively affect the story or anything, I just thought those things were mostly specific to the assignment that birthed this comic and wasn't that necessary to the storytelling. I especially think that the episodic format would have proved limiting since the story is approaching a lot of action and chase scenes (spoiler alert) if you think otherwise though please tell me. as always I'd love any comments or criticisms you may have about the two latest pages. and seriously, even if you think its a bad idea to drop the whole episode thing I urge you to stick around and keep reading. shit is about to get real.

P.S. for people who had trouble finding how to find larger versions of the comic I am including links to the larger sizes below:
Episode 3 Page 5
Episode 3 Page 6

Ep3 Page 5
Ep3 Page 6

Monday, February 21, 2011

Familiar Episode 3 Update:

I just finished the next two page episode of "Familiar", which I will upload some point this week. I am continuing this storyline in Advanced Sequential arts but the formatting and style may change a little bit. I'll explain further alongside episode 3.

secret makeout toad

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hiveminds album out now! (link fixed 2/8/11)

My roommate Mike (Taiiga) just had his album Hiveminds released on the swedish label Wang Electronics which I did the album art for. I finished this a while ago but held back on posting it since the website it was released on was having some technical trouble. anyway, now you should be able to go here and download it which you should since its free and awesome. a must have for any fan of gameboy music or radical politics. If there is still trouble I can always email you a zipfile of the album myself.

It's come a long way since that first sketch. I'm really happy with how this turned out. but don't let this drawing affect your opinion of Mike, he is neither as angry or as ugly as I have portrayed him. the beard and arms is pretty accurate though. I tried to do a bunch of classic RPG items that weren't specific to any RPG, but I still ended up putting a Rupee and a Triforce in the group.

I am not a graphic designer. this is the best back cover I could do, even with Mike's photoshop help. the song "Kronenberg's Waltz" is named after a mutual friend who tells spooky local ghost stories about Chattanooga