Tuesday, February 19, 2008
YOU WANT PROOF!!!! I'LL GIVE YOU PROOF!!!
heheheh ....man i am excited today! For the first time ever i held in my hands a copy of Astrofunk issue 1! Now ok, it's only a proof copy...but jeezo it felt good. After looking at each page so many times whilst working on it, and then checkin print-outs on a4, i was kinda getting sick of the sight of it, so really didnt expect to be so thrilled to see it in comic book format...what a diference it makes, and it's made all the hard work over the past year or so completely worth it. So now i'm gonna go tweak the tweaks, submit the final...and print this bad boy off so u can all share in my excitement!! oh, and as u can see form the pics, even my son loved it!! - suitable for all ages :)
Issue 2 is also going well, got the cover roughed out and am really pleased with it...might stick it up here soon, it's a wraparound and features a couple of baddie flavored characters, so that's been fun. See ya soon!
Friday, February 15, 2008
so first up, voting finished for monkey tshirts....and it got an average of 2! which is..ok, better than last time at least! Plus it got a lot of good comments, so I'm hoping it maybe gets chosen for print, but guess I'll have to wait and see. Will keep u all posted.
Next up - Astrofunk round 2....the board in the first pic is really helping me plough through the second issue right now, i have a post it note up for every page and just peel one off, draw the page layout, and put it back! So currently i have about 16 of the 26 pages thumbnailed, although i think it will become 28 pages for this issue, with everything i have to squeeze in. But I'm finding it really useful to get an overview of the issue, and compare page layouts and pacing. So it's going well, gonna take the pages to the next level very soon, so it hopefully won't be long before the first finished pages from issue 2 are up here!! woot!
Second pic is of pretty much my favourite game ever - Jet Set Radio Future. I'm going through it again at the moment now that it's playable on the 360, and loving it...just awesome. Plus i went into the graffiti editor and scribbled a couple of mediocre astrofunk tags, so it's fun and wierd to see them in the game.
Oh - news just in - looks like I will be at the Bristol comic convention in May...selling astrofunk...even though i don't have it properly printed yet :) better get movin!!!! Hope to see u there!!!
Friday, February 08, 2008
T-shirt time again!!! Soooo....not such a top score with mr.giantboy....but thanks to everyone who took the time to vote, muchos appreciated. Hopefully it's second time lucky with this design....it's based on an ol' pic i posted up here months and months ago, which seemed pretty popular with some folks...so i thought i'd bring it back, and whilst i was fiddling in photoshop i thought 'hmm..maybe a black monkey is kinda cool...plus valentines is coming up'....and so, his n hers tshirts were born!
Anyways, if u get the chance to vote for this one then thanks a million, u can find it at the link below!!
Friday, February 01, 2008
howdy dooody! I'm just putting the very very finally final last touches to astrofunk issue 1....and the biggest of these tweaks was basically re-drawing the first page...after looking at it i realised it needed some re-work, and ended up basically re-making the page....so, after posting this page originally over a year ago on the blog, I thought I'd post both versions - spot the diference! :)
As for printing this badboy....should be sending off this issue to get a proof copy this weekend...although getting that back will take a month or so, so it's probably gonna be an April launch for the funk....good times ahoy!!!
thanks to everyone who voted for my GiantBoy tshirt....the voting ends in a few hours, so I'll find out whether it's getting printed or not very soon....got a couple more tshirt designs in the pipeline, they'll be up here next week....