Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
About Other / Hobbyist Core Member Andrew W. RowlandMale/United States Group :iconstrange-fascinations: Strange-Fascinations
Strangely Obsessed With ??????
Recent Activity
Deviant for 3 Years
2 Month Core Membership
Statistics 829 Deviations 5,209 Comments 37,041 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Empyrean Command Cosmic splash page by AWRowland Empyrean Command Cosmic splash page :iconawrowland:AWRowland 22 8 Full cover Empyrean Command #0. by AWRowland Full cover Empyrean Command #0. :iconawrowland:AWRowland 36 32 Cover Art for Empyrean Command #0 by AWRowland Cover Art for Empyrean Command #0 :iconawrowland:AWRowland 20 6 OUTKASTE col final by AWRowland OUTKASTE col final :iconawrowland:AWRowland 18 4 Razor Sharp by UrsaMagnus by AWRowland Razor Sharp by UrsaMagnus :iconawrowland:AWRowland 19 4 Glue Gun Gary for Kenfusion45 by AWRowland Glue Gun Gary for Kenfusion45 :iconawrowland:AWRowland 8 7 Sister Nimbus by Eric N. Bennett by AWRowland Sister Nimbus by Eric N. Bennett :iconawrowland:AWRowland 12 2 Octavia Jones by Eric N. Bennett by AWRowland Octavia Jones by Eric N. Bennett :iconawrowland:AWRowland 7 4 Lavender by Eric N. Bennett by AWRowland Lavender by Eric N. Bennett :iconawrowland:AWRowland 7 2 Roughhouse by Eric Bennett by AWRowland Roughhouse by Eric Bennett :iconawrowland:AWRowland 9 4 Smasha by Eric N. Benett by AWRowland Smasha by Eric N. Benett :iconawrowland:AWRowland 10 5 Dolorous Guard by AWRowland Dolorous Guard :iconawrowland:AWRowland 12 9 Castellan by John Jones by AWRowland Castellan by John Jones :iconawrowland:AWRowland 26 10 Oorcein the Enforcer by AWRowland Oorcein the Enforcer :iconawrowland:AWRowland 10 9 Fortress phasing through a wall by AWRowland Fortress phasing through a wall :iconawrowland:AWRowland 11 10 Extempore (Excalibur style) by AWRowland Extempore (Excalibur style) :iconawrowland:AWRowland 21 3

Favourites

Donar by rikvanniedek Donar :iconrikvanniedek:rikvanniedek 10 1 Nightravens by roygbiv666 Nightravens :iconroygbiv666:roygbiv666 7 1 Yarnoth the Mighty by Gilbert Monsanto by UrsaMagnus Yarnoth the Mighty by Gilbert Monsanto :iconursamagnus:UrsaMagnus 88 11 Shield Maiden standoff by Gaston25 Shield Maiden standoff :icongaston25:Gaston25 45 19 Trapped by Gaston25 Trapped :icongaston25:Gaston25 43 16 OC: The  Dominion by CarloGarde OC: The Dominion :iconcarlogarde:CarloGarde 3 1 Jester page3 Killjoy by REZcat Jester page3 Killjoy :iconrezcat:REZcat 3 5 Ozknots by Sagebrush-N-Saddles Ozknots :iconsagebrush-n-saddles:Sagebrush-N-Saddles 22 15 Southern Comics Handbook: Noir by Bracey100 Southern Comics Handbook: Noir :iconbracey100:Bracey100 55 33 It's finally here! by MidnightOwl07 It's finally here! :iconmidnightowl07:MidnightOwl07 21 34 Vigil: Out of the darkness - page 12 by Kostmeyer Vigil: Out of the darkness - page 12 :iconkostmeyer:Kostmeyer 15 20 Sunrazor as drawn by Gilbert Monsanto by REZcat Sunrazor as drawn by Gilbert Monsanto :iconrezcat:REZcat 42 8 Tiger Hawk as drawn by Gilbert Monsanto by REZcat Tiger Hawk as drawn by Gilbert Monsanto :iconrezcat:REZcat 28 6 Grimstone as drawn by Gilbert Monsanto by REZcat Grimstone as drawn by Gilbert Monsanto :iconrezcat:REZcat 23 4 Gail Force by lockett730 Gail Force :iconlockett730:lockett730 4 1 Vigil: Out of the darkness - page 11 by Kostmeyer Vigil: Out of the darkness - page 11 :iconkostmeyer:Kostmeyer 13 17

Visitors

:iconmidnightowl07: :iconkostmeyer: :icondarkblade366: :iconuncannyx-factor: :iconlordamon12:

Watchers

Groups

Activity


Waiting for the proof copy of EC to arrive, so I can give it a final editorial inspection before releasing it for sale to the public is killing me. Patience has never been one of my greater virtues.
Empyrean Command #0 cover! Art by :iconjoeydes:Coverfinal by AWRowland
 Latest up date: Inks are finished and colors are proceeding at a pretty good pace. Our inker :iconmrfishlee: even put together a video ad on Facebook showing off some of the finished inks. I can hardly wait for the comic to go to print. I have to of course, since our schedule calls for two more months of work, but the time it is approaching.
It's a done deal! After quite awhile and a bit of working to get our ducks in a row, :icongwdill: and I have finished a transaction which transfers ownership of, Crystal Skull, Flamingo, King Tiger, Pennant, Sequoia, Swerve, Tropica and Vektor to Aspyre comics. One or two may show up as early as "Tales of Power #3", so look for it! Meanwhile check out the other great titles Aspyre has for sale on IndyPlanet!
Holy Frijoles it's been a long time since I've written anything!!

Thanks. I just had to get that off my chest.

So anyway, the Empyrean Command. Those of you who've read past entries have a pretty good idea what it's all about and those of you who've watched my page evolve have either witnessed or aided its evolution. Now it's kind of evolved out of my hands and that has not been without growing pains. Earlier this year, I did a bunch of art which was colored and had graphics added by :iconursamagnus: trumpeting that 2018 was the year to "Take Command". Only shortly thereafter the whole project began to fall apart.

There's an old saying: Too many cooks spoil the broth.

That kind of applies to what happened with the EC team. We tried to write the first issue of the comic as a group writing exercise and as it turns out... several of us have very different story telling styles. A first issue AND a second issue got written...or at least plotted, but the experience was probably not as satisfying as anyone had hoped. Needless to say, that story has been laying fallow and neglected for months.

In the meantime several of us have been involved with other things. :iconadmiral-lilwall: has been fleshing out his comic universe. :iconursamagnus: , along with :iconmidnightowl07: and :iconbsdigitalq: have their characters featured in upcoming books, which is awesome. :iconcaptain-unity: got engaged, which is incredibly awesome and I kind of puttered about dabbling with a few things, but the whole Empyrean Command thing was nagging at me. Not wanting to fail to deliver on the promise of an issue, but also not wanting to just steamroll my collaborative partners, I decided I would try to repackage and publish some stuff that had already been done. So, with the permission of all the creators involved and with the assistance of a dynamic team of talented people, some very amateur stuff is now being re-done up to a professional level. There will indeed be an Empyrean Command comic out this year. The creative team is as follows:
:iconawrowland: Plots & Pencils
:iconursamagnus: Script, Letters & Graphic Design
:iconinker-guy: & :iconmrfishlee: Inks/Finishing Art
:icontriblurr: Colors

Characters used with consent, by :iconlurch-jr: , :iconmidnightowl07: , :iconkenfusion45: , :iconursamagnus: , :iconsirreddo: , :icongwdill: , :iconuncannyx-factor: , :iconpanaceatheanti-venom: , :iconmiss-jadis: , :iconrobenix: , :iconcaptain-unity: :iconbsdigitalq: and me.

There might even be some surprise splash page/promo art included.

It's still about four months until it will be available, if everything proceeds as planned. Still, I'm feeling considerably less aimless now that it looks like I'll be able to salvage my promise. Fingers crossed.

Now you all know as much as I do. Thanks for reading.

deviantID

AWRowland's Profile Picture
AWRowland
Andrew W. Rowland
Artist | Hobbyist | Other
United States
I prefer the term Illustrator to Artist, 'cause I'm not really creative enough to be an artist. I'm also self-taught, so any art-fails are mine to claim.

Life long comic fan, but my contrarian nature pits me against the popular characters. I like D-listers, obscure characters and OC's dammit!

Contrarian (see above). If it's popular, I probably hate it.

Equestrian.

Dog lover.

Amateur drinker. Professional curmudgeon.

And If I'm "Watching" you on DA, it isn't because I'm hoping you'll reciprocate. I watch who I want to and expect everyone else to do the same. IF that happens to include me...groovy.

That's it! That's all there is to me. Exciting right?

Oh, and you can follow me on facebook at www.facebook.com/AWattsRowland

Friends

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks for the :+fav:s for the Vigil comic pages - much appreciated!
Flying Vigil by Kostmeyer
Reply
:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
Thanks for the :+fav: for Vigil by HeySerdna by Kostmeyer  - much appreciated!
Reply
:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
Thanks for the :+fav: for Kingdom Come page 3.3 by Kostmeyer  - much appreciated as always :)
Reply
:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
Thanks for the :+fav: for Kingdom Come page 3.1 by Kostmeyer  - much appreciated!
Reply
:iconkenfusion45:
kenfusion45 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018
Fav 
Reply
:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018
Thanks for the :+fav: for

Mature Content

Commission: Nocturne and Dark Siren by Kostmeyer
 - much appreciated! :D
Reply
:iconkenfusion45:
kenfusion45 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
:iconthxfavplz:
Reply
:iconawrowland:
AWRowland Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
My pleasure!
Reply
:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
Thanks for the :+fav: for Kingdom Come page 5 by Kostmeyer  - much appreciated!
Reply
:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018
Thanks for the :+fav: for Deceptress in Distress by Kostmeyer  - much appreciated!
Reply
Add a Comment: