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10 things about myself

I’ve been asked to post 10 things about myself, and since about half of my lovely handful of followers don’t know me, I thought I’d go for it. C:

1. I letter manga professionally. If you’ve read manga from Viz, you’ve probably seen my stuff. I have over 130 books out now, after 6 and a half years of working. I love my job!

2. Spending time working on the titles of some of manga’s contemporary greats—or at least really popular mangaka—has taught me a great deal and influenced my own comic writing and layouts.

3. The first comic I read (newspaper funnies don’t count, except maybe Calvin & Hobbes) was Elfquest. My art still has an EQ influence, I admit! It was EQ that led me to try anime, and anime led me to manga, and here we are now.

4. I wish I had more time to work on my original stuff. As a freelancer, it’s feast or famine. The trick with famine is to use the time to create my own original artwork, but usually the depression that I’M NOT WORKING OMG I NEED MONEY pulls me down. Every time it happens, it affects me less, though.

5. I can’t stop writing stories in my head. Original, fanfic, it doesn’t matter. I am constantly spinning stories. The only downside is when I’m trying to go to sleep, an idea hits, the adrenalin kicks in, and two hours and a great deal of scribbling later, I can finally sort of it would be really nice to go to sleep.

6. I don’t want to create a webcomic epic of over a thousand pages. I have too many stories I want to tell, (see #5) and that will require shorter, more concise works.

7. I have another guest comic in the works, a 4-pager for a favorite webcoimc of mine. It’s on hold while I deal with the current work crunch, though. The guest comic is unsolicited, but I know the artist has welcomed guest comics before. I wish I’d finished and sent it to her already, because she could have used a break in the past couple of months!

8. I prefer character development over fight scenes and slapstick in all forms of fiction. I don’t care how pretty or creative a story is, if I don’t like the characters—or love to hate them—then I won’t read it again.

9. Favorite prose books are Sunshine by Robin McKinley, Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, and Inda by Sherwood Smith. Favorite comics and manga are Natsume’s Book of Friends by Midorikawa Yuki, Elfquest by Wendy and Richard Pini, Hikaru no Go by Hotta and Obata, and Skip Beat! by Nakamura Yoshiki.

10. If I ever become independently wealthy, I will still work and create art. Hopefully less of the former and a lot more of the latter, but that’s the plan! I’d also like to give grants to aspiring comickers and animators, so that they can focus on creating, too. Ahhhh, one day…!

sarahreesbrennan:

cassandrajp:

A scene from Jared Lynburn’s childhood!! (written by  )

Poor widdle baby D8!!!!!! He’ll sleep outside on the fire escape all night rather than denounce his lovely Kami!! AND NOW, at the end of Unspoken, she has Denounced him (or in his mind, it must have seemed that way)!!! THE PAIN! The Betrayal! What will happen in Untold!!? (It will break your heart thats what will happen) Read Untold when it comes out! SOON

This special scene was plotted by Sarah for me to comic-ize! 

Cassandra Jeanyus woke with a desire to torment the innocent/give me a beautiful present (OR BOTH—I feel very lucky) and very kindly asked me if I had any sad background stories to tell in the world of Unspoken. MORE THAN ONE, I replied, in my evil way.

This was one such. And isn’t it beautiful?

Oh my god, little baby Jared, you’re so cute, I’m so sorry about your whole life. Oh your little dinosaur, and your dad grabbing your little wrist, and all that hair gone awry.

And tragic Rosalind, with her long hair and her book, just a perfect thoughtful image of her.

Plus the first and only sight we get of David Moore, Jared’s father, who of course dies before Unspoken begins. Though he casts a long shadow. Parents like that do.

heyluchie:

My comic; “Introversion” is finished! Please go to the main page of my blog to read it in full size (the text is kinda small)

I really hope you’ll like it!

Page 4. Panel 6. Fourth character. How many times have I heard that nonsense? Anyway, this comic is pretty much me. Yep! (Though I wouldn’t have read during my own birthday party, I admit!)

ultimiavlad:

callow-maturity:

dredsina:

Sorry for making such a huge post! I was just concerned about some of the bigger pictures being viewable, so I didn’t want to make this a text post…

this is what i have been waiting for my entire life.

Oh my god, thank you.

Ears are actually the bane of my artist existence.

roachpatrol:

amandachu:

missjenni4:

redrawremix:

louiebonbon:

I can relate so much!

Some honesty about Life Drawing classes.

“Excuse me some people are trying to be noooooood in here”

This is pretty much my life drawing experience exactly.
>.<

INCREDIBLY ACCURATE.

yes, this is how it goes

Hahaha! XD Though in my high school art classes, we did actually draw and paint and sculpt. The history aspect was kept to the bare minimum. I guess I was lucky, if this video is true for most people. The rest of the video is completely accurate, and now I feel vindicated for always including the models’ groins in my art. HA! ^^V I do wish he he’d taken a stab at OTHER formulas for drawing, instead of just anime. *sigh* Any cartooning style is going to be inaccurate in its figure drawingg, that’s why it’s cartooning. NSFW, if it wasn’t already obvious. But it’s humorous nudity and language!

quarterbeck:

all of the expression memes on deviantART suck
so i made my own


I am so going to do this. XD

quarterbeck:

all of the expression memes on deviantART suck

so i made my own

I am so going to do this. XD

This is a finished little webcomic of about 80 pages, drawn in a minimalist style with beautiful line work. The simple style combined with type placement make a sweet story all the more powerful! I salute the creator for a job well-done. Touching and lovely. C:

The beginning:

pigeonsoup:

Printsess is Closing 
Make your orders by February 28th.


Dear valued customers,We regret to inform you that Printsess will be closing. Due to a shift in the direction of our business, our team will be moving on to focus on different projects. We will no longer be offering custom manufactured charms.Printsess will be closed on February 28th, 2013. We will not be accepting any new orders beyond this date. Any orders placed before then will be completed on the usual schedule if the order volume allows it. If the volume of final orders causes any delays in production, we will notify affected customers by email.Thank you so much for your business and your support through the years. It’s been a pleasure working with so many wonderful, talented artists and entrepreneurs. We wish you all the best.Sincerely,The Printsess teamBest of luck to them with whatever they dive into next. A highly respected member of the webcomics and crafting community they were amazing.

Some alternatives being thrown about:
Ink It Labs (US)
Zap Creatives (UK)

If you have any more alternatives to add please contact me or just reblog it with more info.

I&#8217;d hoped to one day order charms through this company. It&#8217;s seemed like a rite of passage for webcomics! Alas, for I have missed my chance. Best of luck to the company in their new endeavors. And I&#8217;ll be keeping an eye out for somewhere to one day print my future charms. Keep looking up! C:

pigeonsoup:

Printsess is Closing

Make your orders by February 28th.

Dear valued customers,

We regret to inform you that Printsess will be closing. Due to a shift in the direction of our business, our team will be moving on to focus on different projects. We will no longer be offering custom manufactured charms.

Printsess will be closed on February 28th, 2013. We will not be accepting any new orders beyond this date. Any orders placed before then will be completed on the usual schedule if the order volume allows it. If the volume of final orders causes any delays in production, we will notify affected customers by email.

Thank you so much for your business and your support through the years. It’s been a pleasure working with so many wonderful, talented artists and entrepreneurs. We wish you all the best.

Sincerely,

The Printsess team

Best of luck to them with whatever they dive into next. A highly respected member of the webcomics and crafting community they were amazing.
Some alternatives being thrown about:
If you have any more alternatives to add please contact me or just reblog it with more info.

I’d hoped to one day order charms through this company. It’s seemed like a rite of passage for webcomics! Alas, for I have missed my chance. Best of luck to the company in their new endeavors. And I’ll be keeping an eye out for somewhere to one day print my future charms. Keep looking up! C:

lackadaisycats:

leppu:

muura:

cryptovolans:

apparently I couldnt find anything more useful to do at 4 AM so I made this great visual representation of the journey of making a comic, from an idea to its realization (at least, what I’ve observed so far of the process)

That’s perfect. Print this on your wall. Do it all. NEVER GIVE UP.

ahh…yes…….

Yep.

lackadaisycats:

leppu:

muura:

cryptovolans:

apparently I couldnt find anything more useful to do at 4 AM so I made this great visual representation of the journey of making a comic, from an idea to its realization (at least, what I’ve observed so far of the process)

That’s perfect. Print this on your wall. Do it all. NEVER GIVE UP.

ahh…yes…….

Yep.