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Post Super Summer ComiCon update

Hey Everybody!

It’s been awhile since I’ve had time to sit down and do a blog update so there’s going to be a lot of stuff in this one. Last weekend Kris and I were at the Super Summer ComiCon in Windsor and it was a great time! Thanks again to everyone who came out to check out our stuff and chat, we will be doing a few more cons very soon so we will start talking about those soon.

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So a lot of the dailies lately have been Dragon Ball themed because I was re-watching the series in preparation of Dragon Ball Super. Also there is a Ninten drawing because of the announcement and release of Earthbound Beginnings.

Also since I’ve been going into ComiCon season I wanted to start doing some original pieces (one of a kind rather than prints) so I went out and bought some 140lb watercolour paper and started doing these.

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I’m not too sure if people will be into them but I’m going to be doing a bunch between now and Fan Expo so if you have any ideas about characters you might want to see let me know.

As I mentioned earlier we had a great time at the Super Summer ComiCon in Windsor and we can’t wait for the next one!

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The album suggestion for this week is one of my all time favourites, Say Anything – Is a Real Boy.

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Also if you haven’t been keeping up with the podcast you’ve been missing out on so much dumb goodness.

www.comics-that-exist.com/podcast (There will be a new episode up tonight as well as one on Sunday)

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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Weekly Drawings, Game Zine 2 begin

Hey everybody,

Another week down and another chunk of dailies. I started off with a copic doodle for Splatoon, did some digital stuff in the middle, and finished off with some ink sketches.

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I started using small Moleskin sketchbooks for when I’m out and about as most of my harcover sketchbooks are too large to be conveniently transported.

Also for those of you that have swung by my booths at various cons since the Summer Windsor Comicon last year have probably seen my Game Item Zine, it was the first volume in a series dedicated to games I grew up with and still enjoy today. Volume 1 was all about Items, weapons and things your characters would use within various games. Volume 2 will be all about enemy monsters. I’m really excited to be working on this one and will be going for a full colour book this time vs the previous black and white. Each page within the book will be a specific monster from a specific game, the overall size of the zine has not been decided because I’m still trying to figure out the complete roster.

I will post some mock up pages in the future to give you the idea but here are some of the images I’ve been working on.

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Over the next few months I’ll be posting a lot of progress works from the zine so get ready for that.

And now less art stuff (kinda art stuff)

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I was working on a way to try and organize my copics rather than have them just sitting all over the place, I know they make clear grid cases for them but haven’t been able to find any yet. Yesterday I got this Art of Final Fantasy collection in the mail. It’s awesome, covering games I-X. Yoshitaka Amano has amazing ink work, it’s really cool to see the monster designs for the first few games and how they became staples for the entire series.

Anyways, that’s all for now.

See you next week!