Working on something really cheerful and life-affirming, as usual…
I fell off of Inktober somewhat, but here is a preview of a spooky thing I am working on for that Halloween season
A good friend of mine took it upon herself to draw one of the first bits of fanart for StarHammer.
Towards the end of the first issue, Evey accidentally produces a construct based on Ursa Major after the Mallet tries to properly process her apparent request for something based on the Big Dipper.
The Star Bear, or Starb according to my friend, seemingly has a mind of its own and is for the most part a gentle and lovable creature.
(art by Z Akhmetova)
I love Starb, I sketched him for my friend
My friend J.N. Monk has a heck of an idea.ed: links fixed
StarHammer follows the exploits of a straight-laced teenage girl who finds herself in the possession of a powerful object that once belonged to a disgraced superhero. After being badgered into taking up the mantle of the former hero by practically everyone she knows, she finds herself under their tutelage, which they begin to view as their ticket to a redemptive comeback.Left: ‘disgraced superhero’ Danae. Right: Evey, new owner of Orion’s Mallet. (illustration by katiasketches@tumblr)
StarHammer is a diverse and inclusive family-friendly tale of aliens, superpowers, a society still learning to deal with superpowers, and forgiveness. The creator is looking for an artist with a fun, contemporary, and colorful style to produce final character designs for the series, as well as five full color comic pages for the project’s planned IndieGoGo campaign in early 2015. This is a for-pay assignment.
J.N. is looking to pay $80 USD each for comic pages. Character design work rates are negotiable; please contact him if you are interested. J.N. would love to have the same artist produce both the final designs and the comic pages, but if you are only up for doing one or the other, please contact him anyway, as this may be entirely doable. Even more ideal is if you are potentially interested in a long-term, for-pay assignment, dependent upon the success of the IndieGoGo campaign.
Concept art by Thinh Nyguyen (creepamoeba@tumblr)
Why am I asking you?
Because J.N. has been asking around all over the internet for a couple of months, now. You see a lot of complaints about how difficult it is to find paying gigs online. You see a lot of complaints about the dearth of content from creators of diverse backgrounds, and a lot of complaints about the dearth of inclusive projects that potentially appeal to everybody. StarHammer is all of these things. It is so much all of those things that I had to assume the reason J.N.’s had such difficulty finding an artist is because you haven’t heard of it, yet.
Well, you’ve heard of it, now. If you want to show gatekeeping publishers a thing or two and get paid while you do it, contact J.N. Monk at email@example.com !
Yesterday’s inktober. Let the record show that I did it on time, but then I got home very late from work and was too tired and cranky to scan it.
The necklace is an attempt to freehand-draw this one.
Inktober day… four I guess? Inks for a Woman in White cover image (will be inkwashed), plus some bonus nonsense I made yesterday.
*professor farnsworth voice* Whaaaaa? 1. I feel like I’ve reached a good place, art-wise. There’s still lots to improve (forever!!) but I like what I do and I can finish work reasonably quickly. 2. I’m glad I haven’t lost my Russian, so I can talk to my family and have access to cool books and movies that aren’t available in English. 3. I can cook pretty well! It’s all simple stuff and my repertoire is limited but it is still nice to know that I can make delicious things for myself and maybe other people. 4. I think I’m pretty cute??? I guess? 5. I am a human, which (according to O Human Star) means my brain may eventually be able to get uploaded into a robot. And robots are awesome. I’m… not gonna send this to anyone because I am SHY but you should totally do it if you feel like. It is good to think positively about yourself! Or so I have been told
*professor farnsworth voice* Whaaaaa?
1. I feel like I’ve reached a good place, art-wise. There’s still lots to improve (forever!!) but I like what I do and I can finish work reasonably quickly.
2. I’m glad I haven’t lost my Russian, so I can talk to my family and have access to cool books and movies that aren’t available in English.
3. I can cook pretty well! It’s all simple stuff and my repertoire is limited but it is still nice to know that I can make delicious things for myself and maybe other people.
4. I think I’m pretty cute??? I guess?
5. I am a human, which (according to O Human Star) means my brain may eventually be able to get uploaded into a robot. And robots are awesome.
I’m… not gonna send this to anyone because I am SHY but you should totally do it if you feel like. It is good to think positively about yourself! Or so I have been told
A teeny collage type thing I made for the cover of my new sketchbook…
I guess I made an Inktobster of the singer LP, who is amazing and beautiful and I Don’t Want To Talk About It.
I like this ballpoint pen I absconded with from my workplace.
Hey pals. I’m gonna make a very easygoing attempt at Inktober this year — meaning I won’t beat myself up
when, inevitably if I get too busy with other work. Gonna cheat and start it off with these dramatic pages from my comics class homework, since they do technically involve ink and I did technically make them (very, very early) today.
Hi everyone! My comic has launched today! It has its own website where it will be updating regularly, three times a week (thanks to my bro, who actually understands how computers work):
The (slightly) revised first five pages are already up on the site, as well as page 6! I’ve also created a tumblr blog for the comic if you would like to keep track of updates through your dashboard. It will also have… whatever it happens to have, art and the like.
I’m very excited (and nervous) to finally be sharing my first personal comic online with all of the people who have been kind enough to follow my art for so long. This comic has been in production since I wrote the script last December and started making pages in May, but I’ve had the idea for it for over a year and a half.
I’d really like to say a big thank you for any likes, or reblogs, or general niceness and support, since I can’t thank everyone individually! I really hope you will enjoy reading the comic as much as I enjoy making it.
The Girl Who Flew Away is a graphic novel in progress set in 1976 and partly in 1926, following twenty-something secretary, Greer Johnson. Through an affair with her boss, she becomes pregnant and is sent to stay with his friends for the duration in Key West, Florida. There, she begins to recollect her past and to dream about a little girl she’s never seen before named Eugenie. Meanwhile, she makes friends with a gardener missing his family and battles with her temporary caretakers.
I posted this a whole year ago, wow! I’ve updated the pages a little, updated the site a little… I’m also working on a new book that will be pages 1-145. It’d be neat to do a Kickstarter, but it will probably just be another lulu.com thing. : )
Thanks for reading this long everybody, and if you like the comic I’d love if you could take a moment and share it with others!
It’d be awesome if you could help me get this post to reach 2,000 notes. Maybe I’ll share a special drawing!
Look at my amazing friend’s amazing comic! Look at it