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Aug-10-2011---I'm an engineering student who thinks that he's in d wrong field. I've bin making my own comic buks since I was I'm 20 & still....................unpublished. Unfortunately I'm in India where nobody reads comic buks except d small babies who wet their diapers time 2 time. Nobody even likes d storyline I make my buk on. Everybody thinks of some crazy cartoons when they hear of comic books. I've bin also sending submissions to many graphic novel publishers lately n no response yet. I don't demand much right now...but I just want my thing published that I finished summer 2011.

Hey,today--4th december. I've been known of my actual status 2 years back then. So,it means that I clearly know that my own comic book is going to take some real loooonnngg time to ever publish. But,I've not given up on comics and thinking of being a better penciller someday. So,I've set my comic online on the suggestion of a fellow deviant. All 63 pages are now there. Tell me if any suggestions.
Flags- Violent.Bad language. Nudity. Enjoy if you don't mind them.  

Today- 29.12.2011-
Finally  took some  time  to properly letter my comic book,not bare hand written  anymore.
I've put the whole 63 pages on DA.So,anybode can check out the "VIRAL TRSR-Complete" folder in my gallery.

Folder link if y're too lazy to open the gallery :…

Or for a comic book  experience try this on the web VIRAL TRSR link-…

Dated-Apr-25-2012-  Last 2 months ,I've been trying to work on an issue by a writer Drew Ford .The series proposed is named as Genome. Can't say,it'll make itself to some publisher but yeah,I tried to make it work. Well,let's see what happens....gotta get back to study for semester finals.Ciao!

Dated- May-28-2012---Exams are up. Now,I'ma try some newer stuff. Let's see how much time and will I've got to do this. The end of the road is a little far,I guess!

Dated-Oct-19-2012---I had been doing some comic books for some people.Well,can't say what happened to the stuff I had drawn for them. Let's see what happens next. Still waiting for some word from them.Exams for the 7th sem are probably in Nov-Dec. Waiting for the world to end.

Dated- 15.1.2013--- I started taking some paid jobs out there for sketches n comic pages. Not much but good for starting.
Dated- 11.2.2013---
Was doing some pitches for a writer Daniel Fitzgerald. Let's hope it goes well this time.

Dated-8.5.2013-- My engg. graduation ended today. Let's hope that the results are good enough to get me passed. Now, let's do some serious comic art.
Dated- 21.5.2013-- Got some colored pages from the colorist Michael Russell for a 2 pager on an anthology from Arcana called "Steampunk Originals 3". Damn, the guy's good. Written by- Marta Tanrikulu.
Also was working with a writer Martin Perry for a pitch of a comic called "Hitman Vs Superheroes".
Dated-31.7.2013-- Did a 9 pager short story for a horror book( that's what they call it) from Legion Comix.
Dated-7.8.2013-- I had also taken up a little manga lineart project that I finished today from writer named Luke Roberts.

Dated-10.12.13-- Long time,no journal entry huh! So I've been working on a few comic books, some profitable,some non-profitable. Did a few comic books for Tragic entertainment & Bluewater productions. Both enjoyable I'll say. Hopefully,I'll be getting published artist soon enough.

Dated-1.7.14--Okay,I had doubts that Bluewater had a lot of issues regarding money and publishing but now,I am sure that there is 99% chance that I won't be paid for whatever I did , anyway whatever I did for them was all free time work, so no regrets about that.I always believe that something is better than nothing at all. However,if it does get published with my name on it,I'll be pretty happy.
In other news, I've been doing some commissions and also working for a title Chaos Campus#23 for Approbation Comics.
And also,got some news that the book I pencilled 2 years ago for Crimzon Studios may be getting out in September 2014. So, good luck to Amit Ghadge(Crimzon Studios) for the sales.

This might really look weird and all but I'm not changing this full length journal entry for my own reasons. I love my history and I wanna keep record of most things I do. So this journal will keep adding records but subtract none.
One thing I probably said in the very first lines up there was that India has no Comic book culture....well,that was my misunderstanding. India has a comic culture, I just didn't know or like it very much. While I'm trying to get into it as much as possible, I'll keep adding more details.

Dated-2.09.2014--Soooo....August was kinda...lazy month. Didn't get to do a lot. Going slow,I guess. Did a short story about Cowboys and Mummies(sort of) for Brendan Hykes(zero press), Chaos Campus #24 for Approbation Comix and another short story(pencils) named Lost Property for Marta Tanrikulu. Lost Property was probably for some contest Titan Publishing was organizing, time was short but produced the pencils on time anyway, it didn't get colored, so Marta sent it just lettered by letterer E.T.Dollman. 'Til next time, Adios, Space Cowboy.

You can buy the comic book "The Wreck Age" by Crimzon Studios (Written by- Avinash Singh,Vijay Verma and inked/colored by Amit Ghadge) on these 2 links-on Raj Comics and Door Deals. Give this new Indian Graphic Novel a try and share your reviews .…

Dated 26.11.2014--- I put a solo comic book named "Lady Warriors #1" online.Right now, it's only on driv thru comix, but I'm trying comixology, comixfix and as well.

Free Full pdf Available…
Or download it here on DA-
Lady Warriors #1-full pdf by Alf-Alpha

Dated-18.12.2014--- Did a 22 pager war based comic named " Inferno" written by Gilad Levin. The colors would be from somebody else.I'm not sure how it'd go in publishing and sales but let's hope it goes well.
facebook page-…

Dated-22.2.2015-- Finally finished the first 5 pages of my own written story "Life-time" and sent them to some publishers through email. Let's see if I get a response within next year. If it doesn't happen till 2016, I'll have to take some desperate measures with this story..

Dated- 3.08.2015-- Man, it's August already. Updates- 1.Did a short story, 12 pager for David Walton "Balaam Zsasz and the curse of Judas Coin" in April.
2. Another short story, 9 pager called "Animal" for Belarmino Costa which he later revised with another artist , again to which I had to do anatomy checks. 
3. Tales of the Damned- a short story collection by Brendan Hykes was kickstarted. I did a cover, a cowboy pinup and 8 pages short I did last year.
4. Currently working on a 24 pager book for a writer Derek Hall. Let's hope it goes smoothly.
5. Wreck Age #2 is in production- 15 pages done.
6. Drawing new Life-Time pages whenever possible. 12 pages done. 

Dated- 14.12.2015-- Finished Life-Time #1 with a blasting cover. The full pdf is available on Driv Thru Comics here- Life-Time
Life-Time Issue 1 cover Colored by Alf-Alpha

Dated-7.10.2016-- A few updates,
1. I had been working with an Indian Indy comic company Yali Dream Creations over a graphic novel called Rakshak Issue 1 between Jan-May 2016. It's a 70 pager book available here-
2. Life-Time issue 2 is coming up soon. 10 pages done yet. Definitely within December 2016 to early Jan 2017

Dated-- 25.7.2017---Some updates
1.On 29 June 2017, I had finally released Life-Time Issue 2:Inflation digitally.
PDF available---On Drivthru comics now-
On Amazon kindle-
Life-Time Issue 2 cover by Alf-Alpha
2. In early July, also finished pencilling and Inking Rakshak issue 4. Can't believe that in last 1.5 years, I've done 250+ pages on Rakshak. It's due out soon.
3. Working on the next issue of Life-Time and also on some other publication works.
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solankiravi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Keep at it bro!
Alf-Alpha Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanx a lot,Ravi!
jo-colors Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Publish online or branch out and see the world! Either way you're gonna have a hell of a time! ^_^
Alf-Alpha Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well,I actually did. Online's good to have some fan response but overall I didn't achieve much at that time. This journal is pretty old as you may not see but I'll still try a lot in the future.
jo-colors Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Good! Keep it up! Don't give up! :)
Juhani Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You could publish online and reach a worldwide audience:
[link] A comic book I help colour is on there and we get feedback all the time.
I also like, but that's more for manga.
Alf-Alpha Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well,I really haven't drawn my own stuff recently,I mean I gotta have something to publish before I do it..May be I had already tried comic fury...yeah may be I still have those comics out there but I still need to make something recent.
sky-5hark Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm an Indian. And I read comic books. And by comic books, I don't mean Shikari Shambu. I mean THE comic books. Image, Dark horse, Zenescope, etc... Oh Marvel and such. And I started collecting since I was 8. Issues from back in the 80s. And I'm 23 next month. An Engineer. A Master in Aerospace engineering starting from next month. And I still have time to develop my skill. Like Noor said, You have to prioritize.
Alf-Alpha Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow,thanx,man! But the problem was that in last 1 year,I've gone through totally no response to some response at last.
I was really up in my mind to become a good engineer but I saw some things that there was no point in doing what you don't want to.That's basically why I started. that's tough if I even think about it..haha! Best of luck to you!
sky-5hark Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol. Its not tough if you love what you do. And if you don't mind my asking, What are these 'things' you say there are no point in doing??
NoorRahman Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student General Artist
If you just want to get published, then continue as you are.. But if you want to be a comic book artist full-time, then it's important to narrow down your priorities. Right now you're focusing on writing, pencilling, and even lettering. That's a HUGE amount of work for you to do, and chances are you'll do a so-so job on each one, since your attention is divided among them.. What I would suggest, is focusing on a certain aspect (and if you want to be a comic book artist, I would suggest you focus on pencilling), and working on that one skill. By doing so, you'll get better, FASTER, and publishers will notice you. Work on sequential storytelling (which I know you have), using short scripts. Here's a great place you can find short 4-5 page scripts you can use to work on your pencilling: [link] Hope this helps. Good luck!
Alf-Alpha Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Well,right now I was trying to just get published as I can't become a full-timer 'til I complete my graduation. I also came to know that my work that I was trying to get published is a little out of order than normal comics, due to lettering,inking & also pro'bly for size of page,so I'll try to be full timer a li'l later. Though,thanx for the nice advice. Really appreciate it.
NoorRahman Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome =] I'm also going to college right now, so I understand how you feel. That's why it's so important to prioritize and focus on a particular aspect of comic book art. Inking, and lettering are both arts in and of themselves, and takes years to master, which is why it's more efficient to focus on a particular aspect. You have some good pencil work so maybe you should focus on that (that's actually what I'm doing at the moment) But yeah, good lcuk with everything, I hope you get published in the near future! =]
Alf-Alpha Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanx & good luck to you too.
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