Echo Chamber 4!

Issue no.4 of the comic book anthology that I’m a part of, “Echo Chamber”, is dropping this weekend (Aug. 6) at the Komikon Indieket and at the GTMACCON! That’s two big events on the same day!

Here’s the promo video I put together at the last minute…

 


The past few weeks have been extremely hectic—keeping up with deadlines at work, last minute changes to the comic book and working on a couple of personal projects that will hopefully be online within the next couple of months.

I haven’t been sleeping properly, my back hurts, my fingers are numb and my brain is about to walk out on me. On the bright side, my two kids think my works are awesome and my wife loves it when I talk to myself. My three biggest fans. I don’t even care if they’re my  ONLY fans. I am totally fine with that.


 

 

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I just love the smell of a freshly printed comic book. Actually, no. It smells like gasoline and it makes my head hurt.

 

 

 

 

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Shreds (Pt. 2)

I’ve been so busy with a couple of projects at work and I barely have time to pick up a pencil and draw anything so I thought I’d just make a quick post about what I’ve been up to on the side. Kamao Komiks‘ “Echo Chamber Anthology” #4 will be at the Komikon Indieket this August and my entry, “The Adventures of Jonathan West: A Steampunk Saga”, is a bit behind schedule. Sometimes I wish I could just clone myself. (On second thought, scrap that. I don’t think the world can handle another me. Yasssss!)

Here are a few sample pages from the previous Jonathan West issues: (click to gigantify)

 

A Little Background on the Jonathan West Project

I came up with the story a couple of years ago and initially wanted to do it as a 3D animated short. What prevented me from going down that road was, of course, production costs. It was going to take a few months and some additional manpower to finish the project.

Then, last year, a couple of friends asked me if I wanted to join them in putting together a comic book anthology. At the very last minute, I decided to include “Jonathan West”. Everything was done in 3D, but rendered with toonshade to give it that comic book style illustration.

Funny how things work out sometimes. I still hope to eventually have it done as an animated short, but for now, I’m fine with it being in comic book form.

Maaan, I’m still 2 pages behind for the final issue, and I still have a ton of deadlines at work. I also haven’t drawn anything in a week (not even a doodle!) and my fingers are itchin’ for a sketchin’! Hopefully, things will have settled down by this weekend. If not, I’m gonna have to buy another straightjacket.

*Please excuse the fragmented writing. This post was done during lunch break and it’s hard shoveling food into my mouth while typing. Maybe I do need another me!

Random:  Here’s another shred…

Whoever made these things, I salute you. You have something I really wish I had plenty of—free time.