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Posted by Comick - January 9th, 2013

Happy New Years everyone! (Even if I'm a little late)

So the New Year is here and I have been busy as always getting some new art out. Here are some things to expect in the coming months!

*In The Dark Ep1....yeah I'm still working on this haha it's not dead, but it has been in a state of limbo for the last few months due to work and other projects. Now that those have settled a bit, I can jump back on this hopefully and show my SUPER SHORT 3 min cartoon which took me more than 2 years and a better part of my life juices to get done haha. AH well it will be great to see this complete anyways :) and then I will be off to make Ep2 (*twitches)

* And a new Skitzo the Bear animation is on the way....it's a bit longer than the usual scraps thanks to researchers finding a rather long but highly damaged film reel in the attic of an old theater house. So this rare find may be the longest running known Skitzo cartoon scrap to exist yet!...it's called "Can ya spare a Dime?" and comes from around 1923 according to carbon dating.

* I was invited to an art show in Feb...so that means 2 new paintings will be done by the end of the month! :) One is about 6ftx5ft and the other is a smaller 3ftx4ft. It will be nice to get back into the medium as I haven't done a new painting of these sizes for a long while.

* Comic book wise, I'm still riding the wave of having my 2nd issue released (probably the biggest thing I did in 2012!) but I'm also thinking about the future so lately Ive been roughing out the new pages for the NEXT issue of In The Dark: Issue 3 Promiscuous. Haha it should be a rather insane issue....

*OH! And just as I had said in my last post, anyone who ordered from me up to dec 25th was sent a special goodie: an In The Dark Holiday Greetings Card in the mail. Im so glad people liked it and got a welcome surprise from it as well....and since I do have a few extras, any new orders I get will get one of these holiday cards free in their package (until they all run out)! In The Dark Webstore

So I guess that's it for now...lots of new things to work on and hopefully even more great surprises are to come!! (hint: it involves Skitzo and cake ;D haha but that's all I'll say for now). Happy New Years!

New Year---New ART

Posted by Comick - October 16th, 2012

Hi everyone! I've come back from the APE Alternative Press Expo and it was a BLAST! I sold lots of copies of my books (in fact I'm almost all sold out of issue 1 now!), met a lot of people, and just had fun selling at a con of this size for the first time. The only thing I could think of for next time is to maybe bring some easels of my larger artworks to hang behind me and maybe a cool banner sign would look nice too.

But now on to the big announcement! Yes, Issue 2 is DONE! YAY It basically took me 2 years to draw this huge 48 pages graphic novel 2nd chapter but yes its now printed and for sale in my web store! In The Dark Issue 2 A few people have been asking me if I will still post the rest on the pages now...and I had a really hard time deciding this. I want these books to start getting into comic shops and they all said the same thing...they don't want to stock a book that's totally free online because it means the book has nothing exclusive to offer the buyer. So for now, the complete rest of issue 2 (an extra 14 pages!) is only available in the book. In a few months I'm also working with a friend to have both issue 1 and 2 for sale as downloadable comics for smartphones and tablets too so that will be another way to get a hold of the last pages soon enough. Issue 2 is 48 pages printed on bright white heavy stock and SUPER black inks and the cover is glossy and the colors pop so nice. It's not a cheap newsprint comic with that onion skin-thin paper that rips when you flip it haha. So yeah the money from book sales goes into a savings so I can afford making the next issues at all so please support it if you can! I can't wait to start on Issue 3: Promiscuous >:3

The 2nd bit of news is the new shirt! Skitzo the bear has now been preserved onto a nice cotton black shirt for your horror haha. They had pretty good feed back at the show so that was a good sign you can get one here now! Skitzo T-shirt

Also for the APE I had a very SPECIAL GOODIE for sale that made a big surprise for some people ...Evil Bird and Clash the Duck plushies! They were made by my sister especially for the con and gained a lot of attention by comic goers passing by haha. We had only a few left by the end, so I'm putting them in the store as well if anyone wants the last plushies! There are only 3 Clash ducks Clash Plush , 4 grey birds and 2 pink birds Evil Bird Plush and each one is hand-sewn

On the side note of SPECIAL GOODIES, anyone who preordered anything last week I realized my store had the book priced wrong D: so for the fact you spent an extra .95 cents I'm sending you a special token of thanks with your orders...a password-protected link to preview IN THE DARK Episode 1! And I'm getting ready now for the holiday/new year's season which means a new evil X-mas card will be sent out to anyone who orders from my store up to Dec 25th thanks again everyone!

Issue 2 is done, Skitzo shirts, Special Goodies

Posted by Comick - October 7th, 2012

Hello everyone! Just writing up a reminder that I will be at the APE -Alternative Press Expo next week Oct 13-14! I'm at table 748 under the name In The Dark Comics, so if you are around the bay area come on by and visit! Entrance is only $10 and I'm sure it will be loads of fun haha. In the meantime for online fans I'm opening up some pre-orders on my store in case you want to catch some of the new items beforehand (all pre-orders will ship out after the APE Oct 15).

So the first big debut will be **drumroll** The debut of In The Dark Issue #2!
This is a thick cover glossy back and front book with heavy bright-white 48 pages inside wrapping up the whole next chapter of Idolatry. Anyone who bought my first book knows I make these high quality prints are similar to a mini graphic novel and this one really shines! There are two versions: one has just the book signed and numbered and you can get that here: In The Dark Issue 2 . And the other has a special archival print of art work featuring a "close-up" style of Skitzo the bear and two stickers which you can get here: In The Dark Issue 2 -Special Edition

The 2nd special debut will be **drumroll** A Skitzo the 1920's Killer Bear T-shirt!
It's a heavy weight black cotton shirt with Professional Silk-screen printing ink/paint. In my last poll I mentioned that I was almost sold out of Fibble/Sin shirts and the next chosen design that won was Skitzo There are only 50 shirts and I have a feeling they will sell pretty fast at the con since the first half are bundled with a promotional DVD. But you can pre-order a shirt here: Skitzo T-shirt and that guarantees you a shirt will be saved and shipped out Oct 15th.

On another note I just finished 2 new watercolors which I will be selling at the con and I have a new Trash and Clash comic almost all scanned up so you can expect that later this week. and now that issue 2 is done I'm going to be taking a mini break before getting started on issue 3 and focusing exclusively on animating/finishing the 1st animated episode of In The Dark so yeah lots of doodles and comics and cartoons are on the way! And I want to give a BIG HUGE thanks to all my readers for the support of my artwork and the people who watch my flash cartoons, seriously you guys are the best and I'm so grateful for it!

APE is coming and I'll be there!

Posted by Comick - May 16th, 2012

Hey everyone!

I figured I'd make an update to announce that the first published comic of Trash and Clash is now available for order in the web store! TRASH AND CLASH COMIC HERE :D It's a 16 page mini book which documents the story "good deed" and in FULL COLOR too! I spent a good chunk of my life juices to actually go back and re-draw all the line work from the pencils and color it all :dead:... spending late nights for months to get it done in time for the Expo, but it was worth it to see the wonderful reactions I got from comic-goers!! (most were gasps of horror and then laughter so I hope that's good heh). As you can see by the cover I also redid an older drawing that was meant as a promo for their cartoon episode but I felt it worked well as an introduction pic for new readers who didn't know who Trash and Clash are.

ALSO, I have shiny new stickers available in the store too! Now you can plaster your walls, books, cars, and various body parts with obscure scary demons and cartoon bears haha. They are made 3'' inches round and made of outdoor durable vinyl and UV coated so you can't scratch them up and they won't fade either....these are hardcore professionally made stickers...NOT those print at home paper stickers! And there are 5 designs to choose from too! :D IN THE DARK STICKERS

And the Latino Comics Expo was a blast! I sold a lot of comics and shirts and stickers and met so many wonderful artists and reconnected with ones I had already met too. :) And they even fed the artists! I had free pork burritos and soda and water to eat all day...that was such a treat to be at a table and not be starving haha. The panel talk went well too I think...at least I hope I didn't mumble too much or sound dumb hah. It really got me motivated to start drawing out more pages of In The Dark to get the 2nd issue out this Oct for the APE (Alternative Press Expo) which I applied to this year! Here's hoping I get accepted!

Here's a pic of my table...you can see the stickers and new Trash and Clash book there as well as some art prints which will be available later on this year :)

Also!! I posted a new short animation last week so check it out...and if you are bored or curious find the alternative endings hidden in the cartoon (fair warning they are disturbing heh). http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/595388

New Stuff in the Store! Also Expo Recap~

Posted by Comick - January 2nd, 2012

I've been so busy that I figured I better post at LEAST a New Years journal before it's too late. So Happy New Years to all my readers and watchers I wish you all good health and prosperity in the next year !! Also here's hoping for more comics, animations, and things!
My New Years goals are:

-Finish issue 2 of my comic (you can read pages on my dA: My dA page )
-Finish freaking Episode 1 of in the dark!
-Make at least 2 new acrylic paintings
-get a real website set up for my comic
-get a solo show of my paintings in SF

And I completely missed an x-mas journal since I've been out of town visiting family so I'd also like to wish everyone a nice holiday and seasons cheer . I got some new steel-toe boots, a new black jacket, a mouse (mine broke), some money, and a pair of silver "clawed demon hand" earrings which are cool.

On the updates, my t-shirts are selling like hotcakes and two sizes are now sold-out. So I guess if you still want a shirt you better hurry I've only got a few left in the other sizes too. Fibble and Sin Shirt . I'm also about to redesign the webstore with cool layouts and new artwork backgrounds and stuff so that will be fun. Oh, and based on my poll I made a few weeks ago about what "thing" you guys would like to see in the future...I guess Sin plushie is my next big goal! It will probably take months for me to get the details worked out on that though so the 2nd in line "A Skitzo T-shirt" will probably be the next shirt item I do (and since the first shirts are almost all gone that's a good sign I should do another design I guess?) Thanks everybody for you support!! <3

For art, I have 2 new In The Dark pages coming up that I just need to ink, I worked a tiny bit more animation done for Ep 1...I'm still so slow on that gah, but I also have a new canvas laid out for my next big painting "Vanity" which is going to be some insanely detailed work heh. In the meanwhile, here is a picture of my last painting I did titled "Facebook". Its a small painting only 2ft x 4ft and was sold in Oct during an art auction so that was cool!


Happy New Years!

Posted by Comick - September 29th, 2011

Well my art show is finally over and I removed the artwork the other day :] It was a great run and I'm glad it had such a long exposure; Three months almost! I was told that my comics made good sales at the gallery too so that's great news to hear as well. And no sooner does this one end; I was invited to a new show in NOV! The gallery space will be smaller though so I am making a slightly smaller painting just for the show (I think it will be 3ftx4ft which is SMALL to me haha). I still haven't decided on the subject/theme but my books are packed with tons of ideas I want to paint so it's more a matter of which one would look nice/make sense in a small format...

I was also just invited to go teach a class how to use Flash in Santa Clara coming up Oct 10! It's only a 2 day demo thing but still it will be cool! Mostly basics I think since they have not learned much about how to use the program's features and stuff.

Then out of the blue an old collaborator contacted me! She is an author in Chile that writes humorous political satire and years ago like back in 2001 had asked me to draw inked illustrations for her book. Well I did and the book was published in Chile Bet you all didn't know there is a book out there in Chile with my illustrations (and a cameo of Fibble in there) haha . So anyways she contacted me again and wants to do a Vol 2 in her series; that means she is commissioning me to do the new drawings for this one too which is great! Looking at the old drawings now I know I can draw these new ones MUCH better as well.

My comic pages are coming along too and I have a new page penciled out...so just need to ink it. And my flash episode has actually moved a smidge closer to being done. Still a ways to go though since I'm so freaking slow and busy guuuhhh. I have also been investigating a few new things art-wise...PRINTS. Like high quality prints on some of my paintings, but I'll say more of that when I get closer to a good example of it (just testing it out now). Oh AND I did a new digital painting of Idolatry (my character from Issue 2 of In The Dark) Go check him out here Idolatry-The HAPPY KAWAII CAT Yup lots of stuff is coming soon!

Lots of Stuff..and a New Drawing

Posted by Comick - August 1st, 2011

So it was brought to my attention that I have not put any updates here for MONTHS! D: So I suppose this calls for a little update of things I've been up too...

I am currently showing a few of my paintings at the Galeria De La Raza Fine Arts Gallery in San Francisco! Its a group show of many up-and-coming artists in the bay area so if you are interested in seeing my art LIVE then you can see it here. The show runs from June 17-Sep 17th!

Home After Dark Exhibit (runs from June 18-Sep 17)
GalerĂ­a de la Raza
2857 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

If you have never seen my paintings they are done in acrylic paint and span about 8ft long and 7ft high :) Here is a link of what my show last year looked like: The biggest one was 13ft long! Last year show

I'm also only 17 pre-orders away from getting my Fibble and Sin shirts made! :D So if you want to help me out and get a cool shirt then you can order one here: In The Dark T-shirt!

I'll be doing a cartoonist talk and live-screen reading of my comic "In The Dark" in Berkley this next week Aug 12th from 7-9pm at Escapist Comics in Berkley if anyone is in the area :) There will be copies of Issue 1 as well as previews of Issue 2 and free special postcards and promotional stuff there. like a rare Skitzo keychain that I've been designing for the Webstore

In Flash news, I have 85% of the animation done for In The Dark Ep1. Its' sad because it's only 3 mins long but amazingly has taken me almost a year to get it done! the quality is something I've probably put more effort into then any other cartoon I've drawn though so I'll be happy when its released finally...It will also have a new Skitzo cartoon attached to it and I'm starting to make a nice bunch of special features menu stuff that's sure to scare the bejeezus out of you haha. Before anyone asks for a due date I'll just say Halloween is looking pretty realistic based on my super slow speed and busyness.

So yeah I'm major busy haha but hopefully that means a bunch of new things are coming soon! ^_^

Holy Moly am I alive?? YES. Yes I am.

Posted by Comick - February 25th, 2011

Hi everybody! Wow I haven't posted any updates in months....so here are some things I've been doing.

First big announcement is that T-shirts based on my comic "In The Dark" are now on Pre-Order! :D YAY!
Limited to only a small press set of 150 shirts, they are silk-screen painted, and on heavy black cotton. Its been a long time coming to get these shirts this far, and after months of hunting I found a local shop willing to do a PREORDER deal with me. Basically the shirts will be produced when the minimum sale quota is hit. The more people order, the faster the shirts will be able to get produced. So just a note, this means by purchasing this shirt you are agreeing to a wait time of unknown timeframe since it depends of the sales, so patience is appreciated and this is not like amazon.com haha I'm an independent artist making a rare limited item. But the very fact I can offer you guys a shirt is a dream I've been working hard on achieving, so it's almost there! Also just as a promotion, I'm selling the first shirts at a discount price ^_^ Once the quota is hit, the price goes back to normal, so if you want it cheap than order it now! And of course Issue one of the comic is for sale too In The Dark Webstore Thanks again to all the people who asked and noted me for a shirt; I am totally grateful for the support!!

In other news, Issue 2 of the comic has been regularly updated with new pages thanks to a new time management system I have set up. I swear that this issue is so much fun because of all the cartoony demons I get to draw haha. For anyone new and not aware of my comic series you can read it on my blog In The Dark Blog or my Deviantart page Comick's DA page .

And anyone wondering what's happening with Ep1 of In the Dark cartoon, sorry for the delay! I most definitely underestimated the time and speed I animate, so its moving super slow...and real life drags me from the computer as well! Progress wise its more than half way done and the final running time for the short is 3-4mins with a 1 min special cartoon Easter egg. Hopefully I can ask Tom or Wade for a larger limit size since the whole thing is graphic heavy and I sense its going to get over the 10mb limit :T Well, I'll handle that when I get it finalized and everything!

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST: I drew a new picture and posted it in the art section:D Its a lazy cat giving itself a tongue bath. It was sitting with a bunch of doodles I drew last night in my sketch book, and struck me as a good piece to color up in Photoshop. Some comments on it would be cool ^^

And below is a picture of the shirt's final art!

Tshirts now on Pre-order! and a cat's tongue bath

Posted by Comick - December 2nd, 2010

So I drew this and posted it up.
Take a look at some demon-worm rabbits blood-letting and enjoying themselves :) Aren't they happy? Drink Up!!

In other news I've been working on a bunch of animations! I just finished a 2min30sec commissioned animated commercial for a DJ in Australia which was a lot of fun, and I also did an animated scene for a short documentary on PBS being developed in San Francisco (I can't really talk about it yet because of privacy stuff heh). Then of course I've been animating my In The Dark ep 1 which I only get to work on at night in little spots at a time :L So its going slow but at least it moves a little bit at a time and it's getting done!

Btw I just saw Tangled and its great, people need to go watch it if you liked the classic Disney cartoons of the 90's like The Little Mermaid or Beauty and the Beast. Its all musical and grim fairy tale and the animation is pure eye-candy.

And just to fill some space, here's a doodle I did a while back of a smoking lady....
Buy Issue 1 of In the Dark A 36-page independantly published comic book

Posted some art and some animation updates

Posted by Comick - October 31st, 2010

Well it's Halloween and I have not finished Episode 1 of In The Dark. It seems I will need to delay the cartoon for a later release, because I still have a lot to animation to finish drawing and also the original music score is not done either. Sorry guys, it will probably come out in late November Edit: DEC now. I really wanted to get this out for Halloween too! Ah well.

So in its place I am posting a short Skitzo the 1920's killer bear cartoon. Most people who follow my DA already know this character and he appears in my In The Dark series too. The idea behind him is that his cartoons were all destroyed in the 1920's when it was discovered anyone who watches a whole episode would go mentally insane. But some historians have been looking for these lost Skitzo cartoons and now all we get to watch are the scraps that are recovered. This is the first scrap: Skitzo the 1920's Bear

Also I had a great time showing my comic at the APE (Alternative Press Expo) comic con and gave out these postcards as promotional freebies (see image below). If you ordered my comic online now or in the past I will be mailing you one for free in Dec as a twisted X-mas card haha. If anyone else wants one, order my comic and I'll include one! :) Order In The Dark Issue 1

Happy Halloween everybody!!

Halloween, updates and cartoon delayed