Thursday, June 30, 2005

This isn't the first colored comic strip for this title. Now given the fact that this was the first published strip (before the advent of PCs and Photoshop when everything was done manually) I thought it would be a kind of fun to insert flat colors posing as backgrounds for this series instead of using photographs. That way each title would have its own trademark.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

The joke works out great but I'm not entirely happy with the way Jay was drawn. I'll also change the background as soon as I get some new ones from school this weekend.

* West Side is published weekly in Philippine News.
"Today's strip is sure to stir up some controversy among those fundamentally inclined. I really don't feel the need to defend myself or my work either. I'll let it speak for itself...And hey, I'm learning a lot about the bible. Whee!"
This isn't the first time Mr. Scott Kurtz did this. I don't care if he's funny or even if he's famous. He's out of my list and I'm not looking back any more. It's one thing to state your beliefs but it's quite another to directly attack another person's belief for trying to correct you.
On my way to Manila on an errand the thought of including an old project to the weekly series of strips came to mind. Can I pull off doing another one page comic every week on top of doing three new storylines on top of recreating/reediting the other two? It would be a real challenge to do Revolucionario though promoting one of THE most exciting era of Philippine history! Or would that be suicide by work overload?

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Click picture if the text is too itty-bitty small to read.

It's here. I'm taking the comic rendering to another level with this one by including *Gasp!* shading. I will work as close as possible with the original text written in the Bible but I will take some artistic license with bits of dialogue between the characters and expanding a bit on the details behind the scenes as to warrant the highlighted events while staying true to the original spirit written in the Gospels.

This will be a whole lot interesting and not somber like the past renditions of Jesus' life (with the exception of Mel Gibson's "The Passion," that is). Do watch out for the next installment next week.

That's me in the grey shirt, that's me in the corner, that's me in the spotlight, that's Jon making those "Moore" comments, that's Syeri with the glasses, there's Lyndon as "Neil 'Old Bean' Gaiman" in blue foxhunting gear and Lico as "Alan 'Hurrrooomph! Hurrrooomph!' Moore, Esq." looking like a king sized version of painter, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

It's all luvvly jubberly but I couldn't decide if they're part of the green wellie brigade or just one sandwich short of a banquet!

Monday, June 27, 2005

The challenge: to consistenly post one comic strip title for each day of every week and making it funny and interesting if not insightful. I'm diving headlong into this to make up for the lack of posts in this blog so that I could hopefully recover lost ground.

This is a reworked version of an old strip about two hobby store shopkeepers who are also best friends from elementary school. Watch out for more geekery from this one.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Daphne & Apollo by Adel Adili and The Wizard Of Oz: Cowardly Lion & Dorothy by Song Jae Hwon

These are but just two samples of highly spectacular painterly art done in Photoshop and/or Painter programs by artists from around the world. You could very well wet your pants by checking out the other artworks here at CG Choice Gallery: 2D, Illustrations and Concept Art. Click the individual samples to view the whole art.

* Valuable links were posted by Michael Rivero in the Artists' Den mailing list.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

This was written well before the event. I also had a heck of a time getting Kyan's likeness on paper. I had to edit almost 80% of his face in Photoshop before getting a decent likeness.

* West Side is published weekly in Philippine News.
I'm restarting the His Story series to focus entirely on the Gospels before going back to the Old Testament (which was where I orginally started with the stories about Adam, Eve and Noah). I'm not sure if I can manage to sneak in a whole gaggle of funny moments but the cartoony drawings will more than make up for the lack of it.

I'm nearly finished with the introductory page, just have to insert one more detail into the page and it's ready to roll. Hopefully I can also manage to make it into a weekly thing.

On a bit of a downside, there seems to be a problem with the communication with our contact with Yehey! The front page of their Funny Pages mixes up both written jokes and comics page which is really quite confusing, not to mention very frustrating on the part of those contributing comic strips to their site. I already sent them an email detailing the problem. I'll write about this again when I do get a response.

* Seems like the joke was on me. Yehey! Senior Channel Editor, Laszlo A. Lim pointed out that their site does have a separate section for the Komiks section. Hehehe. Oh man, what was I thinking?

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Redrawn and reedited, my comic strips, CLASS and West Side make their online debut other than this blog and my deviantART page. Wow! That's hot!
I'm tired.

I'm tired of all the expectations.

I'm tired of being told what to do.

I'm tired of leading.

I'm tired of watching.

I'm tired of being criticized by those who think they can do better.

I'm tired of being called names.

I'm tired of the raised voices, the shouting...

I'm tired of all the fights.

I'm tired of my inability to put my thoughts into words.

And most of all, I'm tired of being tired.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Click to find out why they're so happy

This is a sort of an experimental lay-out for the strip. Going towards the direction of those artsy types of layout. Dig?

* West Side is published weekly in Philippine News.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

The bigger tragedy in all this is that they not only got the wrong building but they're also sporting mullets and dressed in the garish outfits of the 80s. You figure out for yourself what happened in the next panel. Hehe. Kailangan pa bang i-memorize yan?

* West Side is published weekly in Philippine News.

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