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Posted by Comick - February 2nd, 2010


I've been pretty busy painting and getting ready for an art show at school (May), but I thought I should update my page here from the last one in September, gah.

Ironically, the latest flash I just submitted has been sitting around since September but I didn't have time to compile it until now. It's a series of flash entries I did over at a forum called The Backalleys (TBA) which is run by an animator named Rtil. This contest was lots of fun and personally the one I invested the most time into because I fell in love with the characters I had created. You can watch it here: SAHU vs Zane By the end of the last round the quality took a hit as I was rushing to meet the deadline in the final round....I basically made a 2,253 frame cartoon over the course of 4 days and which nearly killed me and my hand haha. But I lost anyways :< I blame my use of Apocalyptica music (which I love but I bet everyone else hated), the fact that I made a bittersweet ending where the hero is left questioning his "hero" role, and I went for an action scene full of drama....the winner was a lighthearted pencil comic full of humor and details, and the villain gets defeated with a bonk on the head from a big spoon lol, so I knew I was beat. For the Newgrounds version I contacted ShadowFox who makes some really great music and he was nice enough to make some custom beats for the menu and pics! I also added a little back-story slideshow to introduce the characters and put a few extra goodies too. Who knows... I might just attempt at making a few more flashes with this character. If I catch up on my already delayed other projects haha!

On a different note, I'm still regularly updating my comic In The Dark and I should have a whole first issue produced and for sale by May! :D Also, I'm painting some pretty huge pieces for an art show (one is almost 14 ft long and 7 ft high). And I'm working on a small painting art-trade with an artist named Sugarpolyp check him out, he's awesome!

Anyways that's it.....I guess I'll just fill the rest of the space with a painting I finished :)

Some updates and a flash


Posted by Comick - September 3rd, 2009


So after 2 months of on and off drawing and shading, I finally finished a new animation. It's an experimental piece that is related to my paintings and comic book "In The Dark" . A while back I released a teaser of my desire to start an animated series on them too .Well, it's been slow but I'm still chugging away on it and the first animatic for a 2 min short is finally set. In the meantime I started work on this supplementary piece that relates to one of my paintings titled "Abortion". The painting itself is here in the NG art portal if you want to see it

So anyways, my art teachers suggested that since I know how to animate, I might want to try making some media-based pieces that would sit in the gallery alongside the paintings. Nothing with a plot, but more like a tiny window that would allow the audience to see the demons in my work acting and living as they would, (outside the comic book's storyline). Sort of like if a camera was placed in the painting and just recorded for a while. Thus it has been created, the first "Quick Bite". The gallery version plays the animation on a solid loop but I personalized this particular version just for Newgrounds :] Gave it a loader, new alias intro, added an "extra info" menu, and even threw in an Easter egg that's really worth finding (but NSFW). So give it a look, I'm really proud of it haha In The Dark-Abortion

And here's a picture of my lastest painting WIP (its 7 ft tall)...

In The Dark "Quick Bite"


Posted by Comick - August 8th, 2009


Have you ever wanted to see the slow boring monotonous world of fbf shading in a Flash cartoon??? How about the painstaking time it takes to draw a digital piece of art only to go "it's already 2:00am?!" ??? Yes, that's right, now you can watch me draw LIVE (from time to time) from a streaming channel. Oh boy! D;

So yeah, I'll probably work on some Flash animations and digital stuff. Main focus will probably be my "In The Dark" stuff, but I like to draw fan art as well ;)

If I'm not on, there are on-demand segments to watch too in case you're interested in just skipping to the end without watching the whole thing hah.
Click Here to watch my life slowly being spent on shading...

EDIT 2: I'll be on again drawing the cover to my comic "In The Dark" tonight 8/24/09 around 10ish.
and of course pages can be read here :)

EDIT: 8/13/09 I'll be on at 10PM pacific time today! :)

Watch me draw stuff...


Posted by Comick - July 15th, 2009


Just got back from vacation in Las Vegas! Played some games, won some money. Had lots of yummy drinks etc etc...And now it's back to the art. Or in particular, my animations :) I'll probably have two new animations done in the next week.

First one is my last Sonic short for vol 6, (not including the ending bit I'm doing). This last short was a hell of a lot of work, and I'm pleased with the results. But I'm not sure if I'll post it on my DA like I have with the others... until it's actually out on NG in the collab. Last time, too many people watched it and so it wasn't surprising when it came out a month later in the final version. :( So this time the only people who will see it beforehand are the collab judges who need to approve/disapprove the entries. Sorry guys!

The 2nd one is what I call an "In The Dark-quick bite".It's basically a short emotive animation that features one of the characters or demons from my In The Dark comic universe. It will be put up on NG in probably a week's time! It's not really a short with plot...it's a snip of animated film that correlates to one of my paintings...but I'll explain it in the flash in the info section. So no, it's not the animated story of In the Dark....it's more like a peek into a window to see some of the demons up-close doing what it normally does. It should be pretty good :)

And here's a drawing of the demon Idolatry to take space. Yes, its a demon with the head of Hello Kitty and Mickey mouse gloves.

Vacation is done. Now time for more work


Posted by Comick - May 20th, 2009


Well my break has started and I have a lot planned for the coming days...mostly painting and my comic, In The Dark. But over the summer I hope to finally finish Trash and Clash 2, my cartoon that's been in the works for 1+ years now :) drawing it goes very very slowly but I'm happy to see it moving again...even if it's just a few secs at a time. There are a lot of animations I'm looking forward to seeing coming up:

1. UP from Pixar. I saw a preview 45 minute screening of it a few months back at the SF Metreion, and I have to say it may just be my favorite Pixar movie yet...and I didn't even get to see the whole film! I'm really excited for this one- May 30th

2. 9 by Tim Burton. So far the trailers have been very vague about the plot for this one until yesterday. And now I'm sold. It's about a man who lives in a post-apocalypse world. He gives nine puppets a piece of his life (soul) in hopes that they can destroy the AI killer machines that took over the world and destroyed humanity. It's also very dark and has lots of cool creatures made of skins and needles. I'll go see that!

3. The Princess and the Frog -Disney. In almost 5 years, Disney is FINALLY doing another 2d animation! YAY! If there is one thing I've missed from the 90's was all the really cool cartoons that were made like Beauty and the Beast and Lion King. They are going back to roots and making this new fairy tale. I saw the trailer and its a little "kid-like" but I've always loved Disney Villains, and this new one is an evil voodoo witch doctor with a top hat of skull decor. And he has an army of demons and voodoo dolls at his command. <--I'm sold. Have to see this one, and hope it brings back 2d animations to the US market!! Please do well! I want 2d to come back.

4. Ponyo by Haiyo Miazaki- it's already out in Japan, but it's just being released to US theatres in August with English subtitles. I've always loved his attention to details and hand drawn animations. This one is done completely in watercolor, wow. I'm looking forward to it.

So that's about it for now...there are many others coming but not until next year or Xmas...
And here's a drawing I did. Just to fill some space.

No news is good news??


Posted by Comick - April 28th, 2009


Nothing new in this neighborhood : < Lots of drawing and stuff is happening....but not much else to post about. I at least got the April 1st post off my front page, so mission accomplished. If you haven't already done so you might want to read my comic in progress and tell me what you think :) In The Dark

Oh yeah, Pico day is coming...(pause for dramatic effect)....I've got something brewing for it! 8U
update: Here it is :) Pico Gets Blammed . Its a bit more (crude quick brush style) then my standards but I tried real hard to time the music with the actions and give some style to the characters. I'm glad I made the deadline too, next time I'll be sure to start earlier to make more improvements, polish and be less rushed. Happy Pico Day!

Edit: I drew something New! A time traveler from the 1800's or something :)

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Posted by Comick - April 1st, 2009


Happy April Fools on Newgrounds! Hahaa. I swear I don't think I'll be able to actually say anything with out it changing all the words I just wrote but I love it! Hahaha. I've been trying to read all the reviews and they made me laugh pretty well. My flashes that are mature rated also cant be seen anymore XD Thats too bad since I had one that only says "What the Fuck" like in every review...which would have looked like a lot of "revolutions". Oh well.
edit: and I cant say I_ O L without it changing to giggle??! :p

And heres a new drawing I did last night....

April Fools!


Posted by Comick - January 16th, 2009


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***UPDATE***: I WON 3RD PLACE in the art contest! 8D Wow! Thanks Newgrounds and judges! I will be buying some stuff with my $$ prize winnings like right now!

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Not much of an update :/ I'm starting the new semester so I have a bunch of work ahead of me. Paintings are not really discussed here but I've already thumb nailed the next two which made me motivated. I posted the first two pages to my comic "In The Dark"---you might remember the teaser flash I posted here a while back :) So now the comic will be on-line too after much re-drawing and inking. You can see the first two pages here:Page 1 and 2nd page here: Page 2

Flash work is coming along too :) I did about 30 secs worth of animation during the break so it made me happy to be progressing. That may seem small but it's a lot of fbf and coloring/high detail stuff.

Lastly, I'm going to submit a drawing to the NG art contest "Perfect Pet". You can expect that reeeeal soon. So that's about it....oh and heres a drawing I did. I call him Dust Cat. :)
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Paintings and Flash


Posted by Comick - October 12th, 2008


Hmm, it seems I haven't updated this since July.....so heres some updates :)

Current flashes in progress:

Trash and Clash episode 2: This has been by-far the longest and slowest cartoon I've been working on. Going on one year of production, I'm not giving up on this baby haha. And happily I can say I've actually been working on it again. I had a scare recently when the file got corrupted and wouldn't play, but I always back-up my cartoons so I only had to lose a small bit of work as I replaced it with the backup one. Trash and Clash are my die-hard loved characters, so I don't even care what score they might receive here. Seriously, every time I watch this thing in test mode I get this sense of happiness just watching them move and talk. Even after watching the same scene over and over and over, they never bore me. And that's the reason I work on this: Pure unbridled passion for my art. A quality I think more animators need. But whatever, haha.

In The Dark:This cartoon has only entered the test phases but I'm happy to say it's looking pretty damn scary, haha. I'm more currently going to find VA's for the characters and see what I can do with condensing the story into bite-size shorts rather than long large episodes. My teachers are very interested in this project too and want to see more work on this so it may just go into production sooner than I thought, but we'll see about that...

Sonic Shorts Collab: I'm about 40% done with a super special "ending" animation for the final volume and I have to say it's really fun! Not only am I doing some crazy cameos, but I'm probably pushing the quality, fbf, and special effects to levels I've never done before haha. Hopefully it will be awesome and the rest of the group will like the final product.

Sonic Switch part 2: This cartoon is on hold until I finish Trash and Clash 2, and the more I look at the parts I have done, the more I realize I need to fix the quality. I already had Shadow's part done but now I'm thinking of redoing it because they are too stiff, the writing is bland, and the camera is not being utilized well. So once Trash and Clash are done, I'm starting Sonic Switch part 2 from scratch. At least then the whole thing will look consistent and the effects will be better all around :)

So there you go! There are no release dates on anything. But at least you know where I'm at on their progress :D And here's a random drawing of Trash and Clash to fill space:

Trash and Clash ep 2 still is production....


Posted by Comick - July 28th, 2008


I just got back from a great vacation and so more stuff will be arriving soon. Here's a little doodle to fill some space and a short flash thing coming too...(no its none of my big projects).

More stuff is coming...