Penny Blood Update

Posted: August 18, 2010 in My Comics

Hey there, I know I haven’t written in a while. I need to get better about that. As I must remind myself, this was started as a way to coalesce my thoughts and make something out of them. Then again, I’m not entirely sure how much good it’s done me to that end. But we’ll see. I may just resort to using my deviantart journal for that.

ANYWAY. Penny Blood. I’ve got the first six pages thumbed out roughly, so that will actually become a reality before long. I’m hoping to give myself enough of a buffer to stay on top of it, but I guess we’ll see huh?

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Still Alive

Posted: August 4, 2010 in Uncategorized

Heeeey. Haven’t posted in too long. Well, I’ve been working up my projects and dealing with life stuff. My project for One Love for Chi is kicking up; I’m almost ready to start the official dA group and get things rolling. More on that soon. Until then, enjoy this little Thank You postcard I made for everyone who sent me something for my 21st.

Because in a fit of nostalgia I drew him. It was quite cathartic, honestly. I feel like God’s been rewinding certain parts of my heart, undoing damages done with “backwards mutterings of dissevering power,” freeing my heart as an artist and lover to Him again.

I pray I am unable to get in His way.

Why the jeans? Well, for one, naked furries scare me. For two, I always thought he’d be the type to wear bluejeans since he’s a workin’ man type of guy.

I Lied (again)

Posted: July 20, 2010 in My Art, My Comics

Alright, a little bit more info on the project. It’s going to be a compilation comic featuring as many artists as I can get involved; the goal is to self-publish a small graphic novel as a team, the proceeds going to benefit oneloveforchi.com. More on the plot and ideas once I’ve got it all 100% nailed. But for now, a sketch of the star, who has no name as of yet:

Yeah. This is gonna be awesome once it gets off the ground. Gonna try to work on it and Penny Blood at the same time; we’ll see.

I lied

Posted: July 18, 2010 in Uncategorized

More on the upcoming project once I’ve got this WFA business out of the way.

More Upcoming Awesomeness

Posted: July 17, 2010 in Uncategorized

A new idea for a huge, awesome collaborative project has rammed it’s way into my mind. More info and pics tomorrow.

So I’m working on my first couple of Penny Blood pages, and reading Blade of the Immortal at the same time. Never got into it before, but there was a 3 buck copy at Ms. B’s so I was like “Heck yes!” I gotta say I’m loving it, but I’m a little bothered by Samura’s random switching between pen and pencil. It seems to serve little narrative purpose. In The Crow, O’Barr uses the softer effect of graphite to give a moment a more tender feeling. So in Blade of the Immortal, I find seeing the random shift to graphite can soften a moment that didn’t need to be softened.

Anyone out there get the same vibe?

Anyway, I’m thinking of using a bit of that interplay of soft and harsh, graphite and ink for Penny Blood since it deals with psychological turmoil and violence. Penny is only one half of the character, you see, and the other is much softer in personality. What do you think, is that a good narrative tool or a distraction?