Wyrmweaver: The Shadowdragon War-Page 4 is up!

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Also, you can follow the book here:

http://wyrmweaver.smackjeeves.com/comics/2484023/page-4/

First pages are up / Learning about hosting

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Heya folks! Well, I finally got my first few pages up for the book. Unfortunately, it’s not on this site, as I had originally planned. Turns out the the theme I was going to use doesn’t work quite the way I expected so I’m going to have to migrate my site to a self-hosted WordPress option. After that, I’ll be able to install custom plugins and host the comic from there. Will be a few weeks, at least, as I get the cash together for the hosting and research all the technical bits to make sure it works without breaking everything.

So, I’ll be posting the book on Smack Jeeves, which is a nice alternate site to list it on anyway. You can check it out by clicking the image above. I’m still working on updating my Patreon to reflect the new project and rewards. So much to do. Even having a week off has hardly put a dent in my to do list.

Well, back to the grind. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

 

Just a little teaser for the comic

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Heya folks! Still plugging away on the comic. Had to back up a few pages to add in the backstory which set me back a week or so on releasing the first page but it’s worth it. The new pages are really good and introduce the story better.

In the meantime, here’s a peek at the title page. I’m liking the digital tones. It really speeds up my process. Fingers crossed that it will reproduce well in print.

I’ll be reworking my site here into a new theme when the comic goes live (shooting for this weekend). I decided to just keep the book here instead of posting it to another webcomic site.¬†Anyway, gotta skedaddle off to work. Cya next time!

Wyrmweaver Graphic Novel Page 1 (no text)

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Heya folks! Here’s a peek at the first fully illustrated page for the graphic novel. I’ve settled into a good art workflow but I’m still hammering out how to handle the text. Clip Studio Paint, which is what I use for the art, can handle the text as well but I think that Illustrator will be a better option.

Turns out that breaking the novel down into a graphical format is tricky stuff. The initial temptation is to just follow the book literally, but, much like adapting to film, that just doesn’t work. As a result, even after countless editing passes to simplify the narrative, I’m still having to make hard decisions on what to cut for the visual adaptation. It’s a bit painful but the final result will hopefully be more clear and concise.

This week I’ll be creating the official Facebook page for the book as well as updating my Patreon site, which will have more goodies and art related to the story. I’m also still trying to decide which webcomic service I want to use. So much to do!

Wyrmweaver Graphic Novel… for reals :)

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Heya folks! Quick update on what I’ve been up to. Yeah, it’s gonna happen… Wyrmweaver is gonna be illustrated. I thought I’d sworn off of comics but after a great deal of introspection I realized that I can’t let it go. It really is the idea way for me to tell the story and with the self-publishing options available today, I no longer need to convince a publisher to pick it up. The book will be black and white with color chapter headings.

I will be putting this out serially (once I figure out the best place to do so). If anyone has any suggestions on good webcomic sites or plugins I’d love to hear them.

That’s all the time I have tonight. Off to work. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Cya next time!

Trying something a little different

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Heya folks.

I hope everyone is doing well. I’ve had a somewhat difficult time keeping up on my social media for a few weeks. Changing shifts at work, plumbers repiping my whole apartment for days, health issues, and the like. Topping it off, I got some bad news today. Turns out that my father has been diagnosed with a type of cancer. Things have happened pretty quickly so I don’t have a lot of information yet. What I know is that the doctors seem confident that they’ve caught it early and while it’s too soon to tell, optimism is still high at this point. Regardless, there are doubtlessly rough days ahead. Chemo, radiation, surgery, and a lot of unknowns. While not a complete surprise, the news was still a kick in the gut and while I like to focus on the positive, it’s impossible to completely avoid thinking of worst case scenarios.

On the art front, I’m still working at getting back into traditional media, but I’m also trying something new with my digital work. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was having some issues with my cintiq tablet, primarily the design of the stand and how it was really hard on my arm and back. I was almost ready to give up on it completely. Then a few days ago, while watching an artist interview, I noticed that she had her tablet on what looked like an angled art board or stand of some kind. Then it hit me… a tabletop easel. So I decided to try it, as you can see from the pic. It was a bit awkward at first, as I tend to lean over my work (I know, that’s bad), but I’m getting used to it really quickly. In lieu of getting a larger tablet with it’s own stand, it’s a nice compromise, and WAY better on my back. It also keeps my arms from resting on the table edge which was causing a lot of nerve pain in my wrist. A cheap fix for a big problem. As a nice side bonus, it gives me a good mounting point for my camera so hopefully I’ll be back to making process videos shortly.

My plate is pretty full right now, making me neglect some things (my writing, in particular). Trying to cut back on my number of goals so I can focus on the most important ones. It’s a painful process, as I have a lot of interests, but there just isn’t time to do everything at once.

Well, that’s all I have for today. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Happy 4th, if you’re into that sort of thing. I’m sure I’ll be spending mine with family. Until next time, take care!

“Ashes” Back to traditional media

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Heya folks!

Short little update today. I know it’s been awhile. Sorry about that. I recently changed shifts at work again and I’m still adjusting my schedule. Been having some issues with working on my Cintiq tablet lately so I’ve redoubled my efforts to go back to traditional work. Sorry for the fuzzy phone pic. Need to charge up my camera batteries.

Anyway, this is a WIP of another possible candidate for the coloring book. This scene is from the prologue of the second Wyrmweaver book which you can read a preview draft of HERE.

Lots of stuff going on but I’ll have to catch up on that later. Workout time and off to the slave pit.

Thanks for stopping by.  Cya next time.