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It's been awhile, but a few days ago I finally got my envelope from the NaNoMango Artist Card Exchange! Thanks to everybody who sent me cards, and especially thanks to [livejournal.com profile] del_chan for being the distributor (not a simple task!).

And, now that I've received them, I feel like I can show off the ones I made for others, too, so lots of images under the cut!

Mango Artist Cards! (touches of NSFW) )

Whew!

Jul. 7th, 2011 10:26 am
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Mango artist cards are done! I scanned them for my records and will get them to the post office today or tomorrow (I've got the envelope stuffed just where I don't know if it counts as a nonmachinable letter or a package). They were a lot of fun and I hope everyone enjoys them!

(Hmm, now I have no excuse not to start doing inking tests for the comic...)
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Pages under the cut )


And that makes thirty! I did it!! ^___^ ...You know, I never thought to ask if there was a badge or a prize or anything for winning.

But it doesn't really matter. Before Mango, I had long wanted to do comics but suffered from all manner of writers/artist's block. I had dreamed of putting my CV universe into comics form, but it seemed like a pipe dream. But now, I got to 30 pages (by far the longest I've ever sustained a comics project); it's taught me I could do it. That's the best possible prize.

Now I need to do my Artist Cards, and figure out how I'm going to finish my pages. I'm thinking analog ink if only because I love my brush pens so much, and then some sort of digital tone in black and white with occasional color for effect...

p24

Jun. 29th, 2011 10:29 pm
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And the shoe you all knew was about to drop... )

Two pages to go!

p23

Jun. 28th, 2011 09:31 pm
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In which I spend an entire page on someone seeing... something.

Under the Cut )

Only three pages to go!

p21, 22

Jun. 27th, 2011 11:51 pm
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Okay, I'm getting it together some... I'm okay with it if they stay loose and messy through this last little bit, but I thought maybe if I was getting lost it was time to try a little different approach, so I actually did thumbnail layouts for these last six pages (they'll get me to the end of this scene---just enough to set up the sticky conflict. ^_^;; ), plus I got two pages done today on top of said thumbnails, so I'm pretty happy...

Pages under the cut... )

p20

Jun. 26th, 2011 11:12 pm
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It's hen-scratch again today. Home stretch... Must get it together...

Under the cut... )

p19

Jun. 25th, 2011 10:45 pm
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I've been having trouble buckling down lately, and this one is really loose (testing the boundary between "pencil" and "layout"...).

Under the cut... )

p18

Jun. 24th, 2011 11:27 pm
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Under the cut... )

p17

Jun. 23rd, 2011 09:28 pm
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And we wrap up the internal interlude...

Under the cut... )

p15,16

Jun. 22nd, 2011 10:46 pm
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Yesterday went badly* and I flaked out again. As of this morning that left me three pages behind with nine days to make it up, so I figured it was time to get serious, and got two pages today (I can do it! I know I can!!).

Under the cut... )


DW/LJ-only NOTES:

*Art Guild Days have been rough the last couple of weeks, although I still really like the people. Still, it's gonna take more than people saying "Oh, no, that's cool," (or worse "I don't see why we couldn't hang that on the wall") to make me as an aspiring/budding comics artist feel like I fit in with all these painters.

I also wanted to mention this, despite some fear that my dwircle/f-list would just polarize on it, but... What do you do when your artistic motivation is undermined by feeling like a bad feminist? It's the "OMG, I stuffed (or am planning to stuff) a woman in a refrigerator!" thing, and yeah, when big name writers whine about people silencing them by complaining, I don't have any sympathy, but perhaps hypocritically, for myself I think if I really can't think of a good story-alternative, creating flawed art is better than creating no art (and at least in my version Lisa gets to do something besides die, even if I am tempted, when I get Trevor's mom in here, to send them off on a tangent for no other reason than to squeak through the Bechdel test; it might be my last chance for awhile...).

p14

Jun. 20th, 2011 10:48 pm
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Under the cut... )

I think I'm having a bit rockier time right now, like I'm less confident about this scene. But, gotta keep moving on. The self-doubt is probably an inner voice I shouldn't credit, either, and it may be like in WriMo, there's a bit in the second half that tends to be rough...

p13

Jun. 19th, 2011 10:10 pm
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Okay, after all that silly stuff, finally thinking about getting back to the story...

Under the cut... )
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And the end of the Map Screen begun yesterday...

Under the cut )
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Yesterday was kind of a mess and I only got half a page done, but today I did a page and a half and made it up, so now I'm back to being only two pages behind (I'm actually pretty excited; this is the first time I've managed to do any catching up).

To make it easier on myself, I decided to jump the gun and do the promised "next Map Screen," which is three pages long.

The first two of those three under the cut... )

p12

Jun. 15th, 2011 09:36 pm
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Page behind the cut )

BTW, DW and LJ folks, I know this is bad form, but halfway through the month without a single comment, I have to ask. Is anybody actually reading these?
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And behind the cut, another Map Screen mini-comic. )

Every time I think I'm going to catch up one of the two pages I'm behind, it ends up not happening, but I haven't fallen any further behind yet...

p11

Jun. 13th, 2011 11:53 pm
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Today's page under the cut. )

p10

Jun. 12th, 2011 10:50 pm
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There was some interest over there about the Artist Cards, but I won't crosspost that stuff...

Today's page under the cut... )

p9

Jun. 11th, 2011 10:01 pm
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Today's page behind the cut. )

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