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Animal Crossing challenge continues…

Hey Everybody,

Hope everyone had a good week. Today will be a bunch of updates on the animal crossing challenge thing I’ve been doing as well as some cool stuff I got from TCAF last weekend.

First off the Art shtufffffff

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So lots of mixed materials this week, still my standard stuff like microns for some inking, sometimes copic multiliners depending on the paper (The moleskins I usually use the microns). Then copic sketch markers for colour and Prowhite for the highlights. I’ve been trying to experiment with different inking techniques trying to find something I like, the art challenges are good for stuff like that I find. The slime monster thing is just a little test I was doing with some of the markers I had, like going over a colour with the same colour after it has dried to darken it, yay for experiments.

Also last weekend TCAF happened, I went both days and got my hands on a lot of cool books.

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Cynthia Liu put out a few new books for the show so I was really excited to get those.

and I stumbled upon Ben Sears book Double+ which was a great find for me because I’m a huge fan of his work on tumblr and instagram, and his comic turned out to be amazing.

Seconds Helping was a really cool book about the process of being an assistant on a gigantic project, very interesting story from Jason Fischer.

I did not expect to find something like Die Homer but I’m so glad I did. Tyler Hutchison’s amazing retelling of Die Hard using cartoon characters from his memory, amazing project.

The rest I’m in the process of reading so I will talk about them in the future possibly (maybe on a podcast I don’t know)

Hopefully you’ve been checking out my podcast (which updates on Sundays) http://www.comics-that-exist.com/podcast we appreciate any feedback and topic ideas so feel free to give us a shout in the comments.

Also as many of you know I’m pretty into music so I decided with each blog post I’m going to give an album suggestion, feel free to take it, or don’t, it’s still a free country. I’m going to do it in a really basic way of just listing the album and you can go check it out if you want. I’m going to talk about the album less than this description telling you about telling you about the album itself.

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One of the good drawing albums I’ve been listening to is Set Your Goals – This Will Be The Death of Us

So hopefully everybody has a good week and we’ll meet back here next week for some good drawing adventure stuff.

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Daily Doodles Going Colour

Hey Everybody!

Hope everyone had an exciting week. I started working on a new show this week called Fugget About It, it’s pretty funny, you should watch it. Also last weekend I went to SchoolismLive Toronto which was an amazing experience to learn from great artists and to meet some new people. The daily doodles have continued and I’ve started playing around with colour in them instead of just greys like the Pokemon were.

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So at first I continued on with the Pokemon theme because of a request from a friend.

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Then I switched it up to more character stuff. Lucas was announced for Smash Bros yesterday so I was pretty excited about that. Stiltzkin is my favourite Moogle from Final Fantasy IX so I wanted to draw him.

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Then some original stuff. I made a little test poster image for a mini comic I’m working on set in the same universe as Super Space Boy Adventures (Which has begun updating again at http://www.comics-that-exist.com).

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From the Schoolism Weekend I was able to get a Breaking Bad print signed by Stephen Silver which I think is pretty cool.

So if you like the stuff I posted up here you can follow my dailies all over the place including:

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And I will see you here next week! Have a good one!

So Much Stuff

It’s been quite a while since I made a post on here so this one will be full of content. Last month I moved up to Toronto, first time living in a big city, so that has been an adjustment. I’ll be starting a new animation job next week which I am very grateful to be a part of. So let’s get to the art.

I made this punk dude right before the move. I like him a lot, he’s a rebel. After that is the Duck Crossing piece, I was briefly thinking of doing a zine about animals in everyday people situations, then it felt really cliche, then I felt really cliche, then I laid down for a bit and forgot about the whole thing. After that there is a piece that is just a sketch of some characters, I like aliens, robots, and monsters so I tend to do stuff like that. Then Hellboy, because I finally started reading Hellboy, I can’t believe it took me this long, I really like the art style. And the final sketch is of a monster dropping ice cream, because reasons…












I posted the linework as well as the completed version of the Metroid piece I did because I was very happy with the linework. Then Twitch plays Pokemon happened and I got weirdly into that, despite never actually participating in typing commands, so I did the Helix fossil, I’m also doing a dome fossil and I think I might do some mini prints for Toronto Comicon. Finally there is a sketchy expression sheet for the redesign of Space Boy, when I worked on chapter 1 of Space Boy I had no actual model sheets so the characters often changes size and volume. I will be remedying that problem for future chapters.

If you haven’t read Space Boy yet you can check it out online at www.comics-that-exist.com or you can purchase a physical copy on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/JamesMarontateArt or a digital copy on Gumroad https://gum.co/NcMHR. Also Kris and myself will have a booth in Artist Alley at Toronto Comicon this weekend (March 7-9). Our booth will be located here at A157.


Hopefully if you’re in the area you will swing by and say hey. I apologize again for the walls of text hopefully the wall of drawings makes up for it.

Some Evening Sketches

Hopefully you have all been doing well! And hopefully you have all been enjoying Super Space Boy Adventures over at http://www.comics-that-exist.com, today’s page is up http://comics-that-exist.com/comic_page.php?chapter=1&page=14

Here are some practice sketches I did this evening:



If you like Metroids and Brainsucking Jelly Eyeball monsters then this post probably blew your mind all over the place.

Have a good one!

Inktober Begins

It’s Inktober! That means 31 cool inky type things that I’m going to make. I’m also going to try and keep it Spooky or weird because it’s October, and Halloween, and stuff…





So those are the first 3 days and also here’s a doodle of the Ventriloquist from Batman.


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