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HulkSequentialPJ by smaroon HulkSequentialPJ :iconsmaroon:smaroon 0 0 Iliad Chapter 1 Page 23 by smaroon Iliad Chapter 1 Page 23 :iconsmaroon:smaroon 2 1 Hulk Versus Rhino by smaroon Hulk Versus Rhino :iconsmaroon:smaroon 0 0 Iliad Chapter 1 Page 22 by smaroon Iliad Chapter 1 Page 22 :iconsmaroon:smaroon 1 0 Iliad Chapter 1 Page 21 by smaroon Iliad Chapter 1 Page 21 :iconsmaroon:smaroon 0 0 Iliad chapter 1 page 20 by smaroon Iliad chapter 1 page 20 :iconsmaroon:smaroon 0 2 Iliad Chapter 1 Page 19 by smaroon Iliad Chapter 1 Page 19 :iconsmaroon:smaroon 0 0 Iliad Chapter 1 Page 18 by smaroon Iliad Chapter 1 Page 18 :iconsmaroon:smaroon 0 0 Iliad Chapter 1 Page 17 by smaroon Iliad Chapter 1 Page 17 :iconsmaroon:smaroon 2 0 Iliad Chapter 1 page 16 by smaroon Iliad Chapter 1 page 16 :iconsmaroon:smaroon 0 0 Iliad Chapter 1 Page 15 by smaroon Iliad Chapter 1 Page 15 :iconsmaroon:smaroon 0 0 IliadCh1-pg14 by smaroon IliadCh1-pg14 :iconsmaroon:smaroon 0 0 Iliad Chapter 1 Page 13 by smaroon Iliad Chapter 1 Page 13 :iconsmaroon:smaroon 0 3 Single Battle 04 2016 Akuma vs. Chun-Li by smaroon Single Battle 04 2016 Akuma vs. Chun-Li :iconsmaroon:smaroon 7 2 Iliad Chapter 1 page 12 by smaroon Iliad Chapter 1 page 12 :iconsmaroon:smaroon 1 0 Iliad Chapter 1 Page 11 by smaroon Iliad Chapter 1 Page 11 :iconsmaroon:smaroon 0 0

Favourites

Loki and Monarch by LokiOfSassgaard Loki and Monarch :iconlokiofsassgaard:LokiOfSassgaard 17 3 Doctor Strange (color) by sirandal Doctor Strange (color) :iconsirandal:sirandal 35 5 Marvel Fleer Retro - Guardians of the Galaxy by theopticnerve Marvel Fleer Retro - Guardians of the Galaxy :icontheopticnerve:theopticnerve 71 19 holy war cometh fini by dynapop holy war cometh fini :icondynapop:dynapop 290 29 Under the Sea by electronicron Under the Sea :iconelectronicron:electronicron 55 26 dark thoughts by eriktorres dark thoughts :iconeriktorres:eriktorres 9 6 Colossus Pencils by LostonWallace Colossus Pencils :iconlostonwallace:LostonWallace 121 54 Mother of Dragons by lilwassu
Mature content
Mother of Dragons :iconlilwassu:lilwassu 140 30
Crap, Where's that shield? by mattPLOG
Mature content
Crap, Where's that shield? :iconmattplog:mattPLOG 32 3
Marvel's Avengers by electronicron Marvel's Avengers :iconelectronicron:electronicron 45 5 0din's b0y by g0b1in 0din's b0y :icong0b1in:g0b1in 58 27 Batman Family by MasonEasley Batman Family :iconmasoneasley:MasonEasley 179 4 The Nightmare Before Christmas by electronicron The Nightmare Before Christmas :iconelectronicron:electronicron 344 20 Ironman 2012 by Juggertha Ironman 2012 :iconjuggertha:Juggertha 428 72 TMNT revised by sirandal TMNT revised :iconsirandal:sirandal 63 12 The Headmen by dannphillips The Headmen :icondannphillips:dannphillips 3 0

Activity


I haven't been active until the last week here on Deviant Art (or anywhere else, really), for the last couple of years.  Been in a bit of a funk, trying to get some real life issues in order, etc.  Drawing hasn't been much of a priority for me recently(although I did work on caricatures some :D). 

When I returned to drawing I wanted to have a purpose: creating pages for a web-comic.  But what would the story be?  What would I draw?  I found myself doing a semi-regular re-reading of Homer's Iliad, a new translation, that I got from my local library.  While I wasn't thrilled with the new translation, I started thinking that the story would make an interesting web-comic.  Homer is surprisingly visual with his metaphors and is imminently readable for an author who dates back to the 700's BCE.

The next question was, should I do it as an adaptation, or respect the work of the Poet and do a line-for-line sort of comic?  I decided I would try to do it line-for-line, unlike other comics that are out there dealing with the same characters and story, which have chosen the (much shorter) adaptation route.

I tentatively think that the first chapter alone will go about 70 pages, and I intend to draw some of those pages in experimental ways, so the look may vary every 10-15 pages I produce.  Whether or not I continue do draw from Homer after the first chapter (or if I can even complete the first 70 (+/-)pages) is still an open question.

At some point I intend to transfer these pages to a real web-comic on a dedicated website of my own, and see how that works out.  Don't want to do that before I have enough pages to make it interesting enough to keep reading and enough pages to keep me drawing them to at least the end of the first chapter (and there are 24 chapters in most translations of the Iliad...).

Wish me luck :D!

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smaroon
Sean Marooney
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Denver
Favorite style of art: cartoons
Operating System: windoze
Favorite cartoon character: Calvin and Hobbes
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digitalbeer Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hey man, thx for the watch!
+ watch as well!

Cheers!
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CanisAnthus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello and thank you for joining Fantasy-Arts!

We all really look forward to seeing your artwork, but please read and make sure you fully understand the group's rules: Submission Guidelines and Rules, FAQ or your submission may get declined!

Have a nice day! :hug:
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GregAE Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Marooney!!! How you been, man? Just stopping by your page to let you know that I created a FB page for my Jeremy Tableau character! Be sure to come by, Like and also Tag your awesome pictures you've done for me of JT and his characters. Have an awesome one, man!!

www.facebook.com/JeremyTableau…
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smaroon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the heads up, Greg!  I saw that you found an artist for your comic and I'm looking forward to seeing more soon!  I'll definitely stop by your Jeremy Tableau page on FB and give it a like and have a look around!
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adultbraces Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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sirandal Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks for fave, Sean!
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TheELDiluvian Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You've got some nice work up here! Keep it up.
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smaroon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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