Oct 28, 2012

Goblyn Issue 31b

the soldiers life.
it's chaotic, it's surprising, it's filled with choices,
love, and strife. it's filled with victory and it's filled with loss.

they pledge their lives, for what they believe in or what they've been told to believe in.
they know their enemy, and the enemy knows them.
both sides and all sides of the conflict believe what they are fighting for is
either truth or the right thing to do.
territory, faith, society,
these are but some of the things a soldier fights for,
but mostly it's for life.

i like the stories of the soldiers, who are on the outside of what's really happening.
they're fighting these battles, thinking they are deciding the fate of the world, when behind closed doors
strange gatherings of people who look down on society are actually the ones pulling the fate strings of the world.
making the final decisions to the future of Erravannah.

Oct 21, 2012

Goblyn Issue 31a

oh wow... so the reason I've been really non vocal (more so than usual) is because there was a tragedy in the Mars family. 
yes, that's right... my laptop died.

it may sound trivial, but that laptop meant a lot to me. it meant I was no longer tethered to one place to work on my art. it meant I suddenly had enough processing power I could livestream while I made art, it meant I could make a to of fun videos anytime I wanted. t meant that I could stay in constant communications with the people that really mattered the most in all this comics journey... you
(sappy I know, but true.)

I lost A LOT of stuff, because I didn't have enough space on my 2 external hard drives for all the content. I'm realising with each new passing day what and how much of it I actually lost.
sure most of it was silly nonsense I came across while running about the Internet...
but some of it was serious business.

you'll be happy to know (hopefully) that nothing significant regarding Goblyn, Munch Chunky, or any upcoming series was lost. I did lose all of the stuff for the Goblyn wiki, but it was all the raw info that's already been uploaded or sitting in wait. since my last detrimental computer loss a few years ago when the hard drive of my desktop died, I've been backing up my comics work across 3 hard drives. and soon I'm going to store it online, but we're talking several gigs of art work. hah

I'm borrowing my... "ahem" mom's laptop at the moment to do all the things online (which is most things) but this means I have very limited time, since she is pretty attached to her computer and has a slight addiction to playing majong on it. nyahahaha
seriously tho... i'm going to have to begin doing non stop commissions and and making comic related sales in order to buy a new laptop.
i felt a little hollow that first day... I didn't know what to do really.
it's funny, it's a little like losing someone close to you, and I think it's because of how many hurdles I was able to get over simply because of that computers existence in my life.

the comics will continue so long as I still have my old clunky desktop from '05.
it's a hard worker, and like me won't let any of these set backs get in the way of telling these comic stories to you.
*charges in with sword held high*

Oct 14, 2012

Gobyn Issue 30b

hooray for converging paths! 
things are really coming together and moving towards something big. 
you know i really love how lush and full this issue looks. it has a lot to do with the BGs being so detailed. 
I'll be honest i reused a lot of assets from past issues and overlapped some of them to make new BG layouts, but it's all the same location from 18-24 so I figured why the heck not. 
I actually got this issue finished perfectly on time friday morning, cut 1 page and had time to add 3 extra. 
I finished so early, I was actually bored having nothing to really do. 
i'm so used to being at the lettering stage the morning the issue is supposed t come out... you know what? 
not gonna look a gift horse in the mouth.
what a weird old phrase hunh? 
looking for the age of a horse given to you as a gift. 
it's in the teeth like the rings in a tree.

well, back to work for me. i can't wait for the next few issues. 

i hope they come out as awesome as they are in my head. 
i hope, i hope, i hope...

Oct 7, 2012

Goblyn Issue 30a

I'm not sure if it's obvious where the series might be heading in the next few issues or not.
part of me is hoping so... the other part really would like it to be a fun surprise.
this is a bridge issue... story/plot set up and information dump. 
next week... back to action
and sewing on the patches of story lines i'm hoping you had forgotten about.
why do I hope you had forgotten?... you'll see next weeeeek.