Archive for January 2010

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January 4, 2010 Click for full size

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January 7, 2010 Click for full size

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January 11, 2010 Click for full size

Maybe next year…

January 12, 2010

Looks like Girl Genius won “Best Webcomic” in the 2009 Broken Frontier Awards. Congrats, Girl Genius!

And thanks to everyone who voted for Runners! As cliched as it may sound, it really was an honor to be one of the four nominees in the “Best Webcomic” category, especially it being only my first year as a webcomic and all.

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January 14, 2010 Click for full size

Inking “Snow Job” #4 today

January 14, 2010

I was falling behind there for a while, so it was time to start cranking out the pages.  I penciled all 24 pages of “The Big Snow Job” #4 in December, and I’m starting the inks today!

Over the next week or so, I’ll be trying something new: inking 18 pages simultaneously, which isn’t quite as impressive as it sounds. Sadly, it does not involve Dr Octopus arms. It just means inking the same character on all 18 pages, then the next character on all the pages, etc, instead of completely finishing 2 full pages each day.

Basically, there are some new characters that show up in issues #3 and 4, and since their designs are pretty complicated, I figured it might be easier to ink each character on all the pages at once. That way, the design details will be fresh in my mind and I won’t have to dig out the sketches and reference every time I need to ink that character on a new page.

So that’s the plan. We’ll see how it goes. Somehow I don’t think it will feel quite as satisfying as completely finishing 2 pages every day. But towards the end, where I finish 10 or so pages in the same day, that’ll probably be awesome.

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January 18, 2010 Click for full size

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January 21, 2010 Click for full size

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January 25, 2010 Click for full size

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January 28, 2010 Click for full size

Webcomic Spotlight: Sunset Grill

January 28, 2010

So I’m trying to check out more webcomic series whenever I get the free time (which isn’t very often). As I do, I’ll try to spotlight them here.

First up is a great sci-fi comic called Sunset Grill by Kat Feete, which revolves around the many, MANY characters who are patrons of the Sunset Grill, a “bar on the shady side of town in the run-down and corrupt city of Kieselburg.” In its 200+ pages (so far), the series has explored many different stories and featured a great number of recurring characters, from bar employees to police officers to gang members to aliens.

It’s done in a rendered CG art style, which I know may not be everyone’s cup of tea. But even if it’s not your visual thing, the stories themselves are well worth the read! It’s a great piece of very cool sci-fi world-building, with the author explaining background info in notes below some of the comics.

The comic itself is well written, with a hefty amount of comedic dialog and some vey funny moments throughout the series mixed in with a good amount of drama to boot. So there’s a bit of something for everyone. Plus gangsters, low lifes, and thugs. And given that’s pretty much what RUNNERS is about, how could I not like this series?

Check out Sunset Grill.