"Changing Horses......in the middle of a stream, gets you wet and sometimes, cold.”"Changing Horses...4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Over the last five years, I’ve lived in five different places. The longest residence during that time was my three year tenure in China, the shortest was the seven months I lived on a beautiful farm in the middle of Whidbey Island, Washington before I moved to China. Now I’m back in Washington State in an apartment. Soon, I’ll be moving closer to Seattle.
Once upon a time, I had a “proper” studio, cram-packed with shelves for reference books, stuffed animals, origami, figurines and skulls. A large, antique dresser jammed with art supplies, more books and files upon files of pictures. Against the walls, stacked on the floor were piles of originals and dozens of canvas, illustration boards, pads, and papers. Hung on the walls were more framed originals, posters, flags, and a yearly calendar, along with a world map of all the places my art had been shipped. And of cour
Sold OutWild Blue Yonder is officially sold out as it hit the stands. I want thank every single person that took a chance on our series, I can honestly say that it only gets better. Much better. And the response we have gotten for the launch basically secures the future of this property. Again, thank you for making my abandonment of the normal industry ways and means, a rarely successful one. I had many people (mostly pros and editors) tell me that I was a fool, and was tanking my career when I turned down the gigs I was being offered. So this is a big "go fuck yourselves" to all of those cowards.Sold Out6 months ago in Personal More Like This
We don't need outdated established standards from the people with money and brands to force-feed the fans never ending retread tires. Take those foolish self-imposed shackles off and read truly Indie books. Spend your money on books by Ryan Ottley better than any traditional superhero book o
NC Mallory (1945-2013):iconNCMALLORY:NC Mallory (1945-2013)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
FLOOD TREE, San Lorenzo by *NCMALLORY ANA 2 back by *NCMALLORY GOD AND ADAM DISCUSS HUMANKIND by *NCMALLORY JORGE LUIS BORGES by *NCMALLORY ANA sketchbook by *NCMALLORY PASSAGE by *NCMALLORY EARLY DWELLER by *NCMALLORY AT THE LIMIT by *NCMALLORY THE ANCIENT BOOK OF SECRETS by *NCMALLORY Carol on the Ballet Bar by *NCMALLORY H.G. Wells, English Writer by *NCMALLORY FREEDOM FIGHTER by *NCMALLORY JUNG'S ANIMA by *NCMALLORY GREEN MIASMA by *NCMALLORY GARY ( in a cosmic mood . . .) by *NCMALLORY MARTA by *NCMALLORY ALAN MOORE (English Writer) by *NCMALLORY ROBERT CRUMB American Artist by *NCMALLORY CARLOS by *NCMALLORY WAITING by *NCMALLORY THE UNSUBSCRIBER 2 by *NCMALLORY HIGH SIERRA NOVEMBER 2008 by *NCMALLORY Study for Auto by *NCMALLORY Rachel by *NCMALLORY COOL by *NCMALLORY combat by *NCMALLORY DIDDY by *NCMALLORY Painting Hat by *NCMALLORY
Artists Spotlight part Ithe comics anthology "MEMORY" just met it's crowdfunding goal,Artists Spotlight part I10 months ago in Personal More Like This
so meet some of the artists involved or order your own copy of the book here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/madbaumer37/memory-0/posts/403544
Memory (comics + illustrations anthology)My buddy :iconmadbaumer37: has put together a book titled "Memory", which features comics and drawings of over 40 artists from 8 countries (including :iconbesnglist: :iconizitmee: :icondiegosimone: :iconlamonicana: :iconcesarsebastian: :iconstrixxx: :icontimmolloy: :icondiegotripodi: ), and is available now to pre-order through KickstarterMemory (comics + illustrations anthology)11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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Mi amigo ~madbaumer37 reunio cómics e ilustraciones de más de 40 dibujantes de 8 países, para un libro llamado "Memory" (todos los trabajos incluidos tienen una temática relacionada con la memoria), y entre los participantes se encuentran: ~timmolloy ~strixxx ~CesarSebastian ~Lamonicana ~diegosimone ~izitmee ~besnglist `DiegoTripodi. Se puede pre-encargar una copia del libro a través del sitio Kickstarter
notablemy graphic novel Postland is on the notable list for Best American Comics 2013.notable2 months ago in Personal More Like This
thanks for the nod, Matt and Jessica: http://dw-wp.com/2013/10/notables-2013/?fb_sourceubv1
I wrote an article about inking.And here it is:I wrote an article about inking.3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Coming soon : MetropolisComme certains avaient pu le deviner, j'ai la chance de travailler depuis plus d'un an sur une nouvelle BD, Metropolis. Il s'agit d'une uchronie se déroulant dans une Europe des années 30 n'ayant jamais connu la grande guerre. La série est écrite par Serge Lehman (La Brigade chimérique, Masqué), colorisée par :iconDimMartin: et dessinée par ma pomme, donc.Coming soon : Metropolis2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Le premier tome de 96 pages paraîtra en janvier prochain aux éditions Delcourt et voici en avant-première la couverture (réalisée par le super-héros de l'illustration, Benjamin Carré)
A très bientôt pour plus d'infos
As some of you may know, I had the chance to work for more than a year on a n
GestaltHowdy folks,Gestalt8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm pleased to announce that I'm joining the team at Gestalt Comics, which is Australia's premiere graphic novel publishing house. They publish a variety of independent comics and I'm honored and thrilled to soon be a contributor. I've got a number of projects in the works for them but I can't mention them just yet. Stay tuned.
You can see Gestalt's site here: http://www.gestaltcomics.com/
Special thanks to :iconjustinrandall: , Wolfgang Bylsma, and Skye Ogden for this exciting opportunity.
Still Standing by ~Marshall-Mc Gorg Sketches by ~Serrifth
Poison Ivy by ~guisadong-gulay Space Bunnies by ~besnglist Magic Alex 03 by *tatehemlock
Muffin Time by ~cut-box Elizabeth by *ormeli flame by `nikosalpha
Shaker by ~zlty-dodo quick sketch #15, Groo the Wanderer by *JC-MCNAMEE Blue bathroom by *DmitryElizarov
Taking a BreakAfter an intense few years of working hard with small publishers, I've come to the point where I need to take a bit of a break from comics to better re-approach my work. I could keep going on the path I've been on but I feel I've lost a little direction and the pay hasn't been worth the enormous amounts of effort I've put into things.Taking a Break1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I feel like lots of artists may get caught up in this sort of thing: working on 1,2,3,4, or even more projects at once in an attempt to survive both artistically and financially in today's world. Working 7 days a week, 12-15 hour days or more, 2-3 hours sleep a night, for months, maybe years and plateauing there. To me it's not worth it. A person needs a personal life, alone time, some social time, and if a family is involved, definitely time to spend with them. Sacrifices are a reality, but achieving a balance between work and a personal life is paramount to succeeding professionally and
For those who still dream the dream....I posted this on my Facebook page, but I thought it more appropriate here:For those who still dream the dream....1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've been meaning to write this in some form or fashion for a while now. Orignally I was going to try to write it as a Cracked article (which I still may) but these are in my view among the most important things to remember when struggling to get into the comic business:
1. It's not just about how good you are. Comics are a highly competitve medium and everyone wants to get a shot at their favorite book. Many of the people trying to get that break have great skills, and i'm certain fine ideas. But can you meet a deadline? How well do you communicate your ideas or issues with your Editor/Writer/ Penciller/Inker? How reliable have you been on the books you've done in the past? How easy are you to work with?
Honestly most of these questions are more important in many ways than how talented you are. As an artist you are not an island unto yourself. Ask anyone whose been in the business how long it took them to get r
framing escapismframing escapism7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Abandoner by =kayjensen
the face behind IKEA by ~derlevi
poussiere d'ange by !Delightfaces
crash in the sky by *KizukiTamura
tunnel vision by ~awjay
ISOLATED by *puken
Little Old LadyOh well, no tattoo for me today, but a far-out SUPER SWEET little old lady stopped in. She must've been 75-80,and was dressed all in black, with White/silver hair wearing one of those 40's looking pillbox hats with the lace veil. She had just left the cinema, and the bus was not running on schedule.Little Old Lady9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I felt that it would have been grotesque not to invite her to into the tattoo shop, and out of the cold while she waited for another bus. I was thrilled to help her determine when the next bus would arrive, and to have a damsel in distress(It being after midnight on the mean streets) in my charge.
We discussed precognitive dreams, owls, history and other cool things. She was a very thoughtful and noble person , and she had led a fascinating life. Then she left and I was alone. =*
Artists Spotlight Part IVMEMORY: Artists Spotlight Part IV: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/madbaumer37/memory-0/posts/410710Artists Spotlight Part IV10 months ago in Personal More Like This
My new book is being printed as we speak!!!This summer I worked on a once very popular book called "The Easiest Way to Ruin Your Child" ("Kako da najlake upropastite rođeno dete") by Nadeda Milenković.My new book is being printed as we speak!!!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
The book is finny and smart, helping parents cope with the troubles that come with parenting.
You can see the advert for the book if you follow the link below:
ComicsHi Everyone,Comics4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Hope you are all doing well. A quick journal entry to spotlight some comics projects that might interest you:
The talented Steve Orlando, a writer whom I had worked with on a number of short stories many years ago, is teaming up with artist great :iconliteracysuks1: on a new graphic novel (a LGBT Crime Noir set in Jamaica) called "Virgil", which is now on Kickstarter, where you can learn more about the project and see some of the awesome art samples. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thesteveorlando/virgil-an-original-graphic-novel
A collection of over 150 pages of comics and illustrations, including unpublished works, by my brother Jeremy Baum :iconmadbaumer37:. The book will debut next month at SPX 2013, and is available for preorder here: http://madbaumer37.storenvy.com/products/2000504-heathen
Odd Comments on my contestOkay, so several comments I got implied that the prizes actually scared people away. I'm not sure I've ever heard of this before. I knew the idea of the focus being around my stories would slow interest, but never expected anyone saying something along the lines of "the prizes are so cool that I know I can't win." Anyway, I am going to restart the contests from the beginning on June 15th (Japanese time). In any case, I'll be extending the deadlines by a month for these contests, but I think I'll work on the prizes a little bit as well.Odd Comments on my contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For one thing, I think I'll have some reward stamps made up for the winners and I'll probably make the prizes either deviant art or something equivalent as an option.
CSS by JennyLeigh at http://jennyleigh.deviantart.com/
New Contest!!! ^_^Hey there LCxW fans! ^^ I've decided to start an annual art event and I need your help. So every good pro wrestling promotion has at least one big show a year, their Wrestlemania as it were. With that being the case I decided I should have a Wrestlemania-like show as well from my fictional promotion, Lesbian Cl*max Wrestling (LCxW). What do I have planned? Well I want to do a week long event where each day I post a new match here on DA and PIXIV. By match I mean a series of images that highlight the best parts of the match with descriptions to fill in the blanks; kinda like what I did with Thunder Phoenix vs. Case Keidan. (Which should be re-released soon btw ^_~). Each match will be in black and white with at least one color image of the best picture. I know that I don't have a well established roster yet, but I will do what I can to push some kind of main story. It's the first year so the characters will have to really sell themselves lNew Contest!!! ^_^1 year ago in Personal More Like This
PressuredI've always liked printing due to all the delicious textures you can acquire during the process.Pressured6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
You don't see printings that much around dA, so here's a selection of a couple of brilliant ones. Take a closer look at them and give them some love, they deserve much more attention.
Am I the sky or a bird (This way, that way) by ~KyngdokEllen Barkin monoprintclean by *theartdepartment
Time Is Money by ~amircatic
Exlibris Nastya S by ~Catoram-A
Warsaw in clouds by ~Igson93
10 - The Bygone Era by ~ShaneCrottyMadeThis11 - The Godforsaken Field by ~ShaneCrottyMadeThis
Feature Journal (Gotten from tLRoH)1. For each of the 30 first people answering this journal, I will put their avatar and the three deviations I like most from their gallery on the list!Feature Journal (Gotten from tLRoH)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
2. If you answer,you have to do the same in your journal, putting the tagger on the first place.
The idea of this is not to get a free feature, it is to spread art around for everyone!
A Message From Your Feline OverlordsA Message From Your Feline Overlords2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
5 Art Selling TipsWhile I used to see "art sales" simply as bonus money coming in on the side, over the past few years it's become enough of an asset that it justifies an art dealer, record keeping, insurance, and taxes at the end of each year. It's currently 25% of my total income, and that has a lot of impact over my work. And just like storytelling, design and page flow--abstract principles that keep my career afloat daily--art sales also deserve to be studied, theorized, and understood.5 Art Selling Tips11 months ago in Personal More Like This
These are guidelines, not rules. And while most of them usually work for me, they might not all work for you, so keep in mind that my market might be different than yours. Because not only do we not draw the same, we probably have different sorts of buyers.
1. Don't stay on a book for too long
I find that doing mini series of 4-12 issues is optimal for selling art. If you spend a year doing one-shots or 2-3 issue minis, you'll be hard for buyers to keep track of because it's too infrequent. And it's hard to make an i
Puzzle Pieces (for MD)It is my philosophy that we are all composed (metaphorically) of puzzle pieces. The edges of our spiritual/emotional being lined with places where we connect to other people. Only certain people posses the matching piece to really connect with us. Some people do not fit with us anywhere. And at times we believe someone should fit, and can spend huge amounts of time, some people spend the rest of their lives, trying to force them to match with us, or we try to force ourselves to match with them. Either is impossible, you can force two puzzle pieces together, but they either match or they don't. When you find someone whose pieces match yours, you will always be connected to them, even if it is not in the way you expect. This is also what most people refer to as "having chemistry". You may be a good team but not great friends, best friends but never lovers, sometimes tormented by trying to figure out why you have this connection, especially if only one person is listening to it.Puzzle Pieces (for MD)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Sin vs. Sinner ParadoxAs Christians we are supposed to be Christ like and yet one area we continually fall short of is judgement of sinners for their sin. Many of us act like Pharisees, Sadducees, Wouldn'tsees and Couldn'tsees when it pertains to sinners and their sins. Each of these groups ends up in one of 2 ditches. In order to keep a right viewpoint it becomes necessary for us to hold 2 diametrically opposing emotions and continue to function as God intended.The Sin vs. Sinner Paradox2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The RIGHT Ditch. The Pharisees and Sadusees were so bound by the law that they had no mercy when dealing with sinners. Either you lived up to their perceived level of righteousness or you were outcast. They invented new rules for believers to live under. Need I remind you that Eve's first sin was not eating of the apple but putting words into God's mouth? Thus sayeth the Lord should be reserved for things the Lord actually said. As such these "law only" people would judge based on the sins they saw and missed the kingd