framing escapismframing escapism2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Abandoner by kayjensen
the face behind IKEA by derlevi
crash in the sky by KizukiTamura
tunnel vision by awjay
ISOLATED by puken
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....3 years 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
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 Out2 years 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We don't need outdated established standards from the people with money and brands to force-feed the fans never ending retread tires.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
Artists Spotlight part Ithe comics anthology "MEMORY" just met it's crowdfunding goal,Artists Spotlight part I2 years 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
"Changing Horses......in the middle of a stream, gets you wet and sometimes, cold.”"Changing Horses...2 years 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
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 years 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
I wrote an article about inking.And here it is:I wrote an article about inking.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recycle Cycle Book (Error)A book about nature, a reminder that we should care more about our environment, that all living things are connected in a harmony which should not be destroyed. It is an error that people sometimes forget about all this. This book is made from used CD cases.Recycle Cycle Book (Error)2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
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BEHOLD: NEW HAIR!It wouldn’t be the Avatarverse without some hairstyle changes, now would it? Korra’s design gets backs to its roots in Book 4, with a bob cut like the one Joaquim did in his original concept of her.BEHOLD: NEW HAIR!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Fav feature #35 pt1I went through my favourites today (you got to do something when it get tough to breathe) and came to the conclusion that 144 favourites of mine since #34 have less than 50 favourites and that excludes a rare few like pieces from dA:s t-shirt contest and gemgoode's quotes that has a mini feature below.Fav feature #35 pt13 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It's crazy really that I have so much favourites since december considering I've barely been here since I got my heart broken in february. I must say it was a bit tough to go through some of the art though since it reminded me... but nonetheless it's amazing art and you should definitely take a look!
Time freezes now so no matter if they will get above 50 they will be in the coming features, this is part 1 of 5.
FAV FEATURE #35 pt 1
Theme: My own favs with less than 50 favs
peachy. by leylatmz
MAURITZ' FIRST CONTEST - DRAW YOUR BET!WHO'LL ROLL AND WHO'LL CRAWL?MAURITZ' FIRST CONTEST - DRAW YOUR BET!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
CRAZY ROBOT LADEH OR THE EQUALLY CRAZY MONSTER BOY
Illustrate your vision on the outcome of the battle and win sweet prizes!
Mauritz's first contest is here! Thank you, readers! <3
As you readers of the comic may know the latest page of Mauritz ended right before a face-on-face clash between Mirra and the fugitive monster/boy. So, who do you think'll win? How will the battle end? Show me YOUR version! Read below for all the information you need!
(NEW READER? START READING HERE OR AT SMACKJEEVES!)
1:st place 12 months DA subscription + A physical copy of Mauritz No. 1 OR (if you already own it) I'll give you one of my SUPER EXCLUSIVE filled sketchbooks f
Important! New bill might be WORSE than SOPA/PIPAThis is not about ACTA, it is about a new bill to back up SOPA and PIPA which is worse than those two and them combined.Important! New bill might be WORSE than SOPA/PIPA3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
IF you guys are tired with all the story of SOPA and PIPA, Lamar Smith, creator of thise bills is at it AGAIN.
Now he has created the bill H.R. 1981 which has more potential to invave our pricacy and control the internet users than SOPA ever had!
His bill uses Child Pornography as a screen to monitor your credit card and bank activity on the internet. It requires that Internet Providers hold on to information about your browsing history for up to 18 months.
Altough he says our personal infortmation will be kept in a ''safe'' place, anyone knows this is the perfect excuse for hackers to steal our personal information. it is MCUH MORE dangerous than SOPA and PIPA.
Haly-K and me made a petition here:
https://www.change.org/petitions/lamar-smith-stop-creating-bills-to-control-the-internet-and-breach-peoples-privacy for Lamar Smith to stop with all this
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)2 years 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
NC Mallory (1945-2013):iconNCMALLORY:NC Mallory (1945-2013)2 years 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
tWR Interviews: On WritingTogether with our Mentorship Project, we'll be releasing a series of interviews with experienced writers and members of our community. They will all have a different focus, according to the parts of the Project they are paired with.tWR Interviews: On Writing4 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
This being the first article, it will contain some general advice on writing. It will be updated as more deviants contribute to it, so keep an eye out!
The deviants who so kindly shared their views with us for this article are silvernium, IrrevocableFate, inknalcohol, SadisticIceCream , SRSmith, chromeantennae and PinkyMcCoversong and SingingFlames. (: I did take the liberty of bolding what I personally think are the most important parts of their answers, since this is a pretty long article, but that doesn't mean you should read just those.
What's your ideal writing environment, if any?
SingingFlames, " I enjoy writing on my laptop, leaning back (all right, slouching) into my living room couch. My cat keeps me company, warm
Creators Rights at ConventionsConventions have become big business in the last few years. More shows keep popping up, attendance keeps rising, and there's more money than ever being passed around as comics continue to merge with pop culture/big media/corporate sponsorships into what I've been calling Supershows.Creators Rights at Conventions3 months ago in Personal More Like This
For the most part, I think this is a great thing for the creators and our industry. While a few might miff at the thought of comics being intruded upon by other industries, it means more chances for starving artists to make money, more money for commissions and prints, and chances to travel to exotic locations that were never previously on our agenda.
More and more frequently, creators are being lured to shows all over the world with travel costs (at least partially) comped. When they arrive, they'll be met by capable handlers, lines of cheering fans, and fancy parties while they're given the brief whiff of stardom that's usually reserved for Mick Jagger.
But not always.
While many of my pro friends are ete
Ennie for Achtung!CthulhuIts a silver award for the Acthung!Cthulhu Keepers Guide Cover art I did for MODIPHIUS.Ennie for Achtung!Cthulhu9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Teammate Lynne Hardy also won silver for best writing for keepers guide and was there
at the Indianapolis GenCon to collect the prizes. Congrats Lynne!
Kudos to the whole crew at modiphius and big thanks to fans for the support
For more info on the ActhungCthulhu series check our kickstarter project:
notablemy graphic novel Postland is on the notable list for Best American Comics 2013.notable2 years ago in Personal More Like This
thanks for the nod, Matt and Jessica: http://dw-wp.com/2013/10/notables-2013/?fb_sourceubv1
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)3 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!
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!!! ^_^2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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 contest3 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/
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 Tips2 years 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
GestaltHowdy folks,Gestalt2 years 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 :thumb364774290: :thumb341947845:
PressuredI've always liked printing due to all the delicious textures you can acquire during the process.Pressured2 years 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