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Adding Color

Now that I am done with the full roughs of the book, I’m prepping the pages for the printers.  That way I can hold it in my hands and get a feel or better sense of what adjustments will need to be made. I’m also working out my color plan.  Sacco was greyscale, so I didn’t need to think about this too much.  I’ve ben screens hotting color swatches and panels from comics as I’ve been getting close to the ends of the roughs.  One colorist I really enjoy is Matt Wilson.  His work on the series, Paper Girls. Each

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Household Differences

In the past, Koreans would place small fires under the sides of their homes.  This in turn would heat the wood floors and keep them warm. In present day that method of heating a room is similar, albeit without small dangerous fires under their buildings. But the same effect is had. Heating rooms thru the floorboards instead of blasting heat into the air as we do in the west, where we dry everything out. It is one of the things Koreans do far better than their western counterparts.    My brother mentioned to me another aspect of Korean culture that

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Amsterdam Abortion Drivers

Recently I got back from a small vacation to Barcelona and Lisbon.  I love traveling.  Especially seeing the variations in how people go about their daily lives versus how we do it at home.  For instance, in Amsterdam, a majority  of the public rides bicycles.  They estimated that there are four times as many bicycles as cars there.  And Amsterdam has the only museum in the world that you can bike thru. Needless to say, crossing the street there can be a chore.  With two lanes of bikes, where people are driving far faster than Americans do, two lanes of

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Creating a Cover

I pretty much finished editing Sacco around April of last year. But because I spent the last 8 years drawing it, I wanted to step away from it for a while.   To try to get fresh eyes to view it.  And before creating a cover for it and turning it into a physical book you could hold. Luckily my brother reached out to me about Chewy Noh, and I threw myself into that to forget about Sacco for a while. At the end of December I sent my roughs for Chewy to be printed, as a sort of year review

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Chewy Noh vs Sacco

My process from start to finish of Sacco took close to 9 years of drawing. I am attempting to be much faster on Chewy Noh.  One element I am correcting is creating roughs for the entire book before finishing any page to completion. So far I am 130 pages in (of roughs) with, hopefully, not too much more to go.  I started in April 2017 and have completed 3 of 5 chapters.  It’s hard, obviously with a day job and other commitments, to keep a steady pace.  I feel giving myself daily goals has helped me tremendously to meet those

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Long Time No See

    Sorry guys. It’s been a long time (quite a long time) since my last post. I started focusing on completing Sacco and so the posts became scarce.  I’ve heard the saying “your first graphic novel is used to sell/publish your second graphic novel.” I do know cases where that is true (and not true)- so, yeah, here it is. I sent samples to publishers and got a decent amount of responses, but all passes. Sacco is not a light story, so it’s understandable that it won’t fit with certain publishers’ image of what they produce. I am working

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Finalized Noh

Here’s the completed cover to the fourth Chewy Noh.  I’ve also added a few more pencil I’ve completed.  I should be done with chapter 6 by the end of March.  Then 3 more chapters to go.

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New stuff

Working on the cover for the fourth book of Chewy Noh.  Will post it once I’m finished but here is a sketch along with a few random pages I’ve drawn for Sacco.  I’m aiming to finish drawing the entire story this year.   Fingers crossed.    

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Long time, No see

I know, I know.  It’s been a while between posts.  I’ve been busy.  I’ve finished the thumbnails for the entire story and have started drawing the rest.  (this is what I am currently working on)         I’ve also been doing some things on the side.  Here is the cover to Chewy Noh‘s third book. Hopefully I’ll have some more stuff to show soon.

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Sur Goodwin

I finished “American Dog of War” a few weeks ago for a GreyHaven Comics anthology and have been working on a story written by my brother for my Niece, Da Won.   Below is a frame from the prior project.

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Scary Fields Forever

Here is a frame from another freelancing project I’ve just completed for a monster theme anthology. The Cintiq made this fast and easy to complete compared to using a mouse.  What a headache this would have been.

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Cintiq drawing

Picked up the 13HD Cintiq tablet.  It took a bit to get the brushes to agree with me, but -wow, this thing is great.  I like to draw with a .05 Pentel mechanical pencil but the pencil strokes are mostly lost after I ink with a traditional brush.  With the Cintiq I was able to digitally ink at about the same size as my pencil tip- keeping the energy the pencils have.  For example, below, I did a quick sketch of Yorick, based off a panel in a “Y: The Last Man” comic.  It took me about a half hour.

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