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Hey guys,

My appoligies, the fourth page has been delayed on the count of my having a major freelancing gig with a big agency. The kind you don't turn down if you are trying to make a carear for yourself.

Rest assured I will be continuing my work on it inbetween this gig and the forthcoming Anime Con in my area this weekend coming, where I am entering into the Iron Artist competition!

Honestly, I'm a bit ashamed to admit, but I've never been to anything like this so I don't know what to expect. But I hope it will be a positive first toe into the water and I'll be doing more things like that in the future :)

Stay cool and take it easy :D

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Rawhide Angel

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Hey guys,

I thought I'd write a journal update and say a little more about Rawhide Angel.

Rawhide Angel has been a web comic concept that has been in the back of my mind for the last 18 months. But I haven't had the time whilst I've been working various design jobs to do anything beyond sketches and notes. Unfortunately, however, I've become just another victim of the jobs situation the financial crisis helped create, and now I have enough time inbetween looking for the next job to really get Rawhide Angel rolling.

Rawhide Angel is set in a fantasy wildwest, focusing on a female bounty hunter, breaking out on her own, trying use her skills to earn notorioty and the fortune that comes with it.

I'm heavy inspired by Manga, such as Slayers, by Tommy Ohtsuka and Hajime Kanzaka, Gunsmith Cats, by Kenchi Sonoda, American comics like J Scott Campbell's original run on Danger Girl and Mark Bagley's work on Ultimate Spiderman  and web comics such as Randomode's Pirate Madaline and Chalo's Las Lindas.

My hope is to use this a creative avennue to improve and practice my skills and stay sharp, while having some fun despite much of the gloom in real life out there at the moment.

I hope you enjoy the pages I produce in the weeks and months to come, as much as I will enjoy drawing them.

Take it easy :)

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Hi folks!

I just wanted to drop by quickly and thank you all for your support this year! It really means alot to me!

I haven't been around much this half of the year, so I have quite alot of messages to reply to and I'll be doing it soon, I promise.

This year has been really tough for me sadly, the job I got went wrong and I found myself working for a company that had its own ideas of how to treat employees.

So I'm job hunting once more, but I'm feeling positive and the prospect of a new year makes it feel like theres a fresh start right around the corner!

Also, my web comic "Rawhide Angel" is almost ready to role, so keep your eyes peeled for a post soon!

In the meantime, I hope you are all having a fantastic christmas and I wish you all a fantastic new year!

PA

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Hi guys,

I've been so busy I haven't had time to post or reply to messages, just so you know, my inactiviy doesn't mean I've left DA or anything like that.

Truth is I've landed a very nice job with an internet marketing compay as a designer and flash animator, which has left me little time for much else at the moment, but in a good way :D

I hope to be posting more regularly again in time, depending on my own work load, but I'd like to especially thank everyone that has commented, faved and even watched in the last few months, it's been really amazing to see and I'm touched by some of the attention my work has recieved.

Anyways, I'll have to cut this short for now, but watch this space!

Take it easy,

Shawn :)

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June update

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Hey guys,

I've been on  a little break while I really focus on job hunting, I've had plenty of near misses, but I'm hopeful that it'll come right soon.

I've also been building a website to help promote my work, I've got it to the stage where I can tweak and improve it now but I'm quite pleased with how it looks at the moment :D
It's available at www.smartinonline.com, feel free to check it out.

In other news I'm still working on Rawhide Angel and might post more concept work in time! :)

Anyway, I hope you are all well!

Shawn

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