Archive for February, 2009



Cherubs & Things

If you can’t tell, by the big old banner above, I’m excited to say that my art book is finally on sale at our shop. I really hope it’s well received as it will give me reason to make more books like this. I finished it last October but due to complications it hasn’t been available till now.

I broke the book up by characters and themes, so you’ll find a lot of content on characters such as Malakym and Risu. Good news if you like cat girls and ninjas. I also tried to include as much concept and rough art as I could so that you not only see the stuff from our old works but the skeleton work that went in to making them, as well.

The works go from as early as year one Mac Hall to comics not three months ago. So it really stretches the gambit. There’s even some of my concept art from Whirled in there. I worked rather hard on getting this book together, given it my first attempt at such a thing. If you you get a hold of one, let me know what you think.

There’s also a few other new things in the store, so take a look. If you enjoy our work, the best way to support us is just a click through that store banner.


Definitely feels good to get that book up in the store.

I’m a little embarrassed that at least one grammatical error got by me in the proof stage.

There’s also some shot glasses and knit beanies up, should your tastes run that way.



Books and things.

I’m already getting feedback from people. I’m quite happy that the books are getting out so fast and that their owners are quite happy with them. Makes the work put into the buggers worth it. Thank you.

ALSO! We’ll be hanging out in SF this weekend for a convention called AoD. We’ll be loafing about chatting and such. But as a note, if you can’t get my gaze to break from my psp, it’s not because I loath humanity and resent you for approaching me. It’s just that I’m really enjoying this Phantasy Star demo.


Corn

Making next week’s comic just a recipe would have been kind of a gyp, so:

Soak the corn, husks still on, in a pot of water. If you can’t submerge them completely, make sure the tassle side is down. Let them soak for 15 to 20 minutes.

While you’re waiting, get the grill hot. You’ll have to start sooner than this if you’re using a charcoal grill, but if you’re using a gas grill, just crank it to medium-high.

Once the corn is soaked, throw it on the grill, turning occasionally.

Keep them on, turning occasionally, for about half an hour. The husks will burn, but don’t worry. The water will steam the corn inside the husk perfectly.

For best results, buy your corn from a man selling it along the side of the road from back of a pickup truck.


Cute for your Desktop

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Put together a quick wallpaper of the art book cover. Drew this image at Genericon last year. Decided to paint it up for the book cover last August. Pretty happy with the saturation of cute it obtained.

Lastly,
Art Book!



An unusually smooth convention.

We did a few panels and signed some autographs. (Well, we mostly watched while Johnny Yong Bosch signed autographs while we talked to Ken Pontac off to the side about how MadWorld is looking.)

People liked the art books. This was actually the first time we’d seen them, since we shipped them directly to Jeff at Topatoco.

(It was also the first time I saw the shot glasses. I knew the 2 oz. size was bigger, but I didn’t know how big. They’re dense glass slugs. You could kill someone with these things.)

While I was there, I bought a copy of American Born Chinese, and I highly recommend you do the same.


A wild Rant approaches…

Well, that’s it for the Angels segment. That was a really fun set to draw. Also allowed me to pull some stuff from my ten year old works. You people seem to have rather enjoyed it too given the enormous amount of positive feedback about it. Especially the angel.

For the people questioning where the inspiration came from on it, no it was not IG-88, Helper, Scud, or Hob. The inspiration comes from a character type I was drawing back in high school. Those of you who have played my old game RED should be able to recognize the style. (Ah RED, one part pride, one part pure embarrassment) I just wish I still had the original 3D models of the guy from the Meta project… But anyway, thank you for the kind words. My apologies to those I didn’t get responses to.

Also, thank you for the kind words about the book. I’ve very happy to hear that people are really enjoying it.