News & Noteson November 8, 2010 at 4:04 pm
God, winter is here. I'm not sure how everyone else feels about the snow, but I can't wait till it's springtime again. I'd rather sneeze than shiver. Here are a couple of updates for all you readers out there:
- Yours truly has recently gotten engaged. Sorry, ladies, I'm officially off the market. (Can you smell my sarcasm?) Needless to say, I'm stoked. My Fiance, Carol Jean, has been my biggest supporter and my biggest inspiration these past couple of years. (Cliche, but true) She really pushed me to work harder and develop into a better artist. She even encouraged me to pursue the Crusader Cat storyline (I guess you can say she's sorta like an unofficial editor. Unofficial meaning I don't have to pay her). So, to everyone who enjoyed this recent storyline, you have Carol to thank. And if you hated it? Well, tough shit. Which brings us to...
- Chapter 9 officially caps off the 2nd storyarc. A lot of you seemed to enjoy it while others seemed a bit befuddled. You guys didn't honestly believe I would just dump the protagonist into some wacky super-hero world, didya? At any rate, the next storyarc will be a bit more serious in tone (not too serious, mind you), and will touch on some mature subjects. Stay tuned...
- I recently finished some cool illustrations for Streaming Media Magazine, which in turn was implemented into an even COOLER promotional motion comic! The megalomaniac in me absolutely digs this. The humble illustrator in me digs it as well. Go give it a peek and leave a comment.
- (Not really an update, more of a reflection) I was never a fan of The Walking Dead comic; I always found the tone and pacing to be mismatched from its respective genre. I could never sincerely believe that Tony Moore's cartoony, Art Adams-esque characters were actually scared; nor could I really feel absorbed by Charlie Adlard's serviceable, albeit rushed, draftsmanship. Of course, nothing against either artist, but Moore, for instance, has proven that he's most effective when handling more 'fun' material, i.e. Fear Agent.
That being said, I'm really enjoying the TV adaptation. It helps that Frank Darabont is behind the wheel. Say what you will about the guy's love affair with Stephen King, but that guy knows how to make an entertaining program.
That's all for now, folks. Stay warm and be sure to root for the Knicks this season! Later!