New Reel. Enjoy!
Here are some sketches that I spread out through my social media platforms (urgh, I’m ashamed to use that terminology, but I don’t know how else to put it) so if you’ve missed it here are the highlights in one post, plus one extra special one just for this post. I just about finished thumbnailing another chapter of “Hockey, Love, & GUTS!” so just know I’m still at work on it. In fact because doing each chapter takes so much time out of me, once I finish one, I also need some time to unwind… by drawing more illos of the characters from the comic! I do it to keep me pumped to embark onto the next chapter, and also always to experiment with new things and see how I can apply them my personal and professional work. Gotta use all the parts of the buffalo, right? Enjoy!
Wow, here we are, the end of the first arc of this story – this really feels like a milestone for me and my relation to this story. I’ve been thinking about this chapter for years, and I’ve finally been able to catch up to it. This may be the end of the first arc, but much in the tradition of “Shounen Jump” titles, it’s only the beginning, so it feels like the meat of the story really begins here. I’ve learned a lot writing and illustrating this chapter. Of course I couldn’t have done it without the amazing Kyle T Webster brush sets, especially the recently added Screen tones set. (And the great Blambot fonts too.) That was a game changer for this chapter and for establishing a new visual direction for how I’d like to keep going with this comic. It’s been about 8 months since the last release, so maybe I’m getting faster at it? Probably not, so I’ll be honest and just say see you next year for another chapter of “Hockey, Love & GUTS!”…
Click the image below to start reading from the beginning of the chapter.
But, don’t worry, I’ll be back to posting random things here and there. :]
REMINDER: This is a PG-13 comic for language and teen situations.
Here’s proof that I’m still working on my own project, albeit at the usual glacial speed that my life allows at the moment. Surprisingly, it’s still faster than what it’s been for the past couple of years, so I’m still shooting for a mid October (2014!) release for this chapter… let’s see if I can make it a reality.
Again, on the freelance job front, it’s feast of famine, and now I’m busy again, but still hungry, so famine? Maybe if I were to recount how many storyboard tests I’ve done so far this year you could say that I’m indeed hungry, but I’m in that situation where the gig is so short, that I can’t stop looking for the next job, and I mean that literally. Still looking to get back to a longer studio gig (where long means 6 months… yeah…) so that I can at least breathe, fold the laundry once in a while, and get more sleep… ha, who am I kidding?! I just want more time to work on my comic, duh, of course!
And, chapter 7 of “Hockey, Love, & GUTS!” is a big one. I don’t want to spoil too much, but we’re coming to the end of the first arc of the story, so it almost feels like NOW I can begin telling the story I’ve been thinking about all these years; NOW the characters are really going to shine together… crap, I think I’ve said too much already, but I’m just really excited to tell this story.
So, until the next chapter comes around, check out some of my progress below.
PS: never check your BMI if you’re feeling fat. ;p