Aug 17, 2012

Databook Update: Animals

I've been redesigning the Databook here and there, and also added a new entry... Animals.
I honestly thought  there were a lot more animals that had been featured in the series so far than I had tallied up while making the animal section.

I suppose as the series goes on more and more will show up just like more characters and other things will.
I'll be sure to update when new entries are added.

Aug 12, 2012

Goblyn Issue 28a

This issue was a reminder that while my intentions were to gain a lead/buffer on issues of Goblyn by one week. the outcome was not totally a success.
as the week went on I watched my buffer disintegrate from a week, to four days, to two days, to right back where I started. I scrapped a whole chunk of monologue/casual banter between a couple of workers in exchange for just getting to the meat of the story. I sometimes get too involved in the lives of all the "regular" people in my stories. I just want to make the world seem alive, and as if it would carry on even if the main characters all died.

no seriously. one of the most interesting things i find in books, tv, or movies are the background characters.
I like watching them, seeing what they're doing and thinking to myself.
what the heck do they do for a living? what's an average day for them? did they ever imagine their day would turn out like this? what will their life be like after this moment?
i think about people like that when I'm driving down the highway on my way to somewhere like a convention i know they're not going to, wondering if they've ever been to a convention in their lives. wondering if they would like it if they went. or when I'm at the airport picking up or dropping off someone. I think about all the people on the planes and where they're all going. and the numerous lives they live beyond this single point in time we all shared together, crossing paths at the airport.
life still goes on for them, beyond this point.

I sometimes like writing those characters in my stories. but sometimes, it's just necessary to cut the extra bits and get on with the action, so the core story can move ahead. J. Mephisto has a very core story that needs to move ahead and I'm trying to get everything ironed out flat by issue 35 at the most. issue 31/32 at he least.
we'll see how that works. I think it means some events will have to be sped up just a little.
although I did warn that their would be time skips in volume 2, yes?

Aug 9, 2012

Goblyn Guild: 07 Evil Machines!

In this weeks update, I talk about my primary computer EATING my work, 
and sending me into a down spiral of depression.
and other more fun stuff.

Aug 3, 2012

Goblyn Guild: 06 Progress Interupted

I normally only post these to the Goblyn group on deviant art, but i figure maybe I should post them here as well. Just as a sort of bonus for the site. 
It's just a weekly update of all things Goblyn.

this week...
I talk about this weeks issue being delayed a week, juggling 3 series, and not wanting to ever sleep again.

Aug 1, 2012

Munch Chunky Issue 4a

I can't even express how absolutely happy I am with this issue.
I almost cut the little bit of tech in the boarding part near the end.
but i thought 
"no. the only way i can get across 
how fun this bridge system is in my mind 
is to draw out tall the steps of it"
So i took the time and drew out a few of those steps.
seeing it makes me smile.
and the ending does too, even if it's a little grim.
I can't wait to show off more of the weird and wacky technology used in this world.
well... I'm off to the art supplies store to buy more pencils.
I was using a well known brand of HB pencils these last few issues, 
which means nothing for the quality of the pencils it turns out. 
because the leads would just disintegrate under pressure.
I finally couldn't take the leads snapping on me in the middle of drawing a page anymore.