Dragon Cat's Galaxia 1/2 - Gonakin
Published by Suisei at 03/09/2020 à 15h45
Updated by Suisei at 03/09/2020 à 19h39
It's been a while since I gave you news about Dragon Cat's Galaxia 1/2, well let's fix that! :D
Last year was the third edition of the Ki-oon mangaka contest. I participated and, since the rules don't explicitly forbid parody, I decided to play the provocation card by sending them a little Dragon Cat's one-shot.
In spite of the absence of any feedback, I had the satisfaction of succeeding in making a 20-page comic in the space of 10 days, from the first line of script to the coloring of the cover and posting it 15 minutes before the end of the contest. There was a little aspect not quite finished compared to what I usually do (the screentones were missing, the FX and the colors of the cover were flat), but still, it's a not bad performance. I will soon be as fast as I was in my teens. x)
Pages without screentones or FX.
A cover with flat colors, 1h30 watch in hand.
At the beginning of the summer of 2020 the buddy JD came to warn me that the emblematic Japanese magazine of manga prepublication, the Shonen Jump, was opening the hundredth edition of its famous Tezuka contest for the search of young talents internationally! And that Akira Toriyama, the Dragon Ball creator, himself, was part of the jury! :D
The perfect opportunity to send my joke.
So last week I finished the screentones and colors of the cover to participate.
The comic is available in English and Japanese reading way on the website hosting the contest.
I will post it in better resolution and in French as well as in English on my website in the coming days, so feel free to have a look from time to time or simply subscribe to Dragon Cat's here to be notified of the pages publication by email.
I'll take this opportunity to put it back in a western reading way to harmonize with the other episodes of the comic so that you won't get lost when reading it. =)
Looks better when it's finished, doesn't it? x)
I'm planning to print this comic, but 20 pages is pretty thin, so I'm going to combine it with another short (very short) story that I plan to do in the next few months.
I can already announce you that it will be entitled The crottin's war!
You're not dreaming, we'll talk about cheese in Dragon Cat's. And good cheese! :p
I will tell you more about this little project later.
Otherwise, for the record, this one-shot, Gonakin, is actually the remake of the Dragon Cat's prototype of which I drew the very first pages in 1998, when I was 12 years old.
Without retouching, it looked like this. The pages were drawn on both sides. It certainly does not make us feel any younger!
This old version is available online here if you enjoy reading it.
I'll have to think about finishing cleaning and posting the rest, it's still fun all this old stuff.
That's all for today!
Have a nice day and see you soon! :D
Comic Artist for Rent has its website!
Published by Suisei at 19/08/2020 à 15h45
For those who discover Comic Artist for Rent it is a humorous comic book relating anecdotes that I lived or witnessed as a young comic artist in the process of professionalization. I made it in early summer 2019 within ten days.
100% of lived experience!
On this new section extracts of the comic are available for free reading. If you're a budding scriptwriter and you're planning to approach artists, don't hesitate to take a look at it in order to be well-armed in your quest. x)
The patrons of Tipeee and Patreon will receive an access code in a few moments to be able to read the entire comic online.
That's all for today!
Have a nice day and see you soon! :D
Tarkhan Skullkiller - rewards sent!
Published by Suisei at 23/07/2020 à 15h45
Updated by Suisei at 23/07/2020 à 10h46
Today, I announce that the Tarkhan Skullkiller campain rewards to be delivered by post are all sent! :D
For those who are waiting for their parcels this way, it's time to keep an eye on your mailbox. You should receive it within a few days. ^^
When you receive it, don't hesitate to let me know by a private message, an email, or on Discord, with a picture of your acquisitions if you want.
About the friends from Drink'N'Draw Paris, as the bar still hasn't opened, we'll find a solution to meet when I come back from holidays to deliver the rewards to you. In the meantime, your rewards are waiting in the warmth of my home. :)
Speaking of vacations, I warn you that I'm leaving from July 25 to August 10 in a hole with no Internet or phone network. I will therefore be unreachable during this period and I will not be able to process any order placed on the store until I return.
It's still the same lake and the same forest. It's nice to be in this little corner of nature. :)
That's all for the news.
Have a nice week-end and see you soon! =)
Tarkhan Skullkiller - Comic books are arrived!
Published by Suisei at 19/07/2020 à 15h45
I've got some big news for you. The comic books of Tarkhan Skullkiller have arrived! :D
And don't forget the fanarts gallery at the end!
So all I have to do now is draw the signed sketches and send the rewards!
The comic will soon be in your hands! :D
I will give priority to the rewards that will have to be sent by la Poste. I will manage to send them before I go on holiday. As for the rewards to be hand delivered to the friends of Drink'N'Draw Paris we'll see on my return if the bar has reopened. If not, we'll find an alternative solution.
Other news, I opened a fanarts gallery on the Tarkhan Skullkiller's website, so you can find the illustrations of the Drink'N'Draw Paris friends. If you want to publish a fanart here, it's always possible, just contact Suisei through contact form or on Discord.
To view this gallery when you are on the Tarkhan Skullkiller's website, just open the Illustrations menu and click on Fanarts.
I also took the opportunity to open a gallery gathering our illustrations, those of Marialexie and mine, available at this page. This gallery is also accessible through the Illustrations menu.
That's all for today.
Have a nice Sunday and see you soon! =)
Tarkhan Skullkiller is being printed!
Published by Suisei at 15/07/2020 à 15h45
Today I'm here to announce that the comic book Tarkhan Skullkiller is being printed! :D
If all goes well, the comic books should be delivered at home by the end of the week. I'm really looking forward to holding it and showing it to you. :)
On Monday, I also picked up the prints for your rewards at the printer's.
So, next week-end I'll work on signed sketches and next week I'll send the packages.
That's all for today.
Take care and see you very soon! =)
Drink'N'Draw Tarkhan Skullkiller
Published by Suisei at 29/06/2020 à 15h45
And here is a list of all the themes for the next two months.
This time, it will be your turn to take the pencil to draw barbarians, wizards, dragons and other skeletons! :p
Your contributions will be published in a gallery dedicated to fanarts at the end of the comic book, so if you feel like doing a little auto promotion by showing us your talents, now's your chance! :D
I will also open a fanarts section on the website where you will can find your illustrations.
You can send your contributions to the Drink'N'Draw Paris email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information, the comic book will be printed in black and white. So if you put colors, they will appear in grayscale. On the other hand, for the online version, you can put as many colors as you want. :D
To stay in the practical info, the bar where we usually draw is still closed and no opening date has been announced yet, so in the meantime we continue to draw online on Aggie.io discussing on Discord on Wednesdays from 8pm. For those who would just like to watch, the collective drawing session will also be streamed on Twitch.
Of course, contributions made outside of this online session are accepted while they are delivered before July 8th.
Since the comic book has not yet arrived in your hands, it is natural that you are not yet familiar with the characters, so I put some references here. You can enlarge the pictures with a right click and by opening them in new tabs.
Of course, the first 20 pages of the comic book still available for free reading on the website can help you too. :)
You will note that in the list of themes for the next two months one of the boxes has been left black.
Indeed, one of the members of Drink'N'Draw Paris, Khali, left us suddenly and far too young recently. é_è
We are therefore dedicating a theme to her as a tribute.
That's all for the news of the day.
Take care and let's meet again on Wednesday. :)
Tarkhan Skullkiller: back cover finished
Published by Suisei at 23/06/2020 à 15h45
Today I'm posting this news to show you the illustration of the back cover which is finished too! :D
And this is how it will look like on the comic book.
So the whole part of creation and realization of the comic book id finished. Now I have just few editorial things to do while waiting for the last contributors' answers for their reward options and the last fanarts for the gallery at the end of the comic book.
It was a big adventure during which I have learned and perfected a lot of things. :D
I filled a whole archive binder and my hard drives with this comic book. x)
While waiting to send the comic book to print, I'll be able to come back and deal with Tipeee and Patreon. :D
Yes, the Ululers were not the only patrons during this adventure, there were also the Tipeee's and Patreon's patrons who contributed each month to make possible the release of this comic book. So we thank them very much! :D
I will translate the comic (for Patreon) and format the pages to deliver them to the patrons in the following days and weeks.
Finally, there will be no free publication for Tarkhan pages beyond page 20. The following pages will be published exclusively for Ulule contributors and patrons as well as any other purchaser of the comic book.
Once all the tasks related to Ulule completed, I will propose a new version of the Tipeee and Patreon pages, with a content more adapted to my activities and simpler. Like many artists, I got a bit fooled by proposing content that required extra work to my usual activities (namely my comics and software development). I was not able to do everything when I was unemployed, so now that I've found a full-time job, it's going to be even more complicated.
So, in the next version, I'm going to do something simpler and more relevant.
I will remove unnecessary content that slows down my main activities and add in the rewards content relating to an activity that I had previously excluded from crowdfunding, even though it takes up a large part of my time: software development, which includes the Péguy project, a graphic software that has already helped me a lot in the creation of my own comics and that I will eventually propose as a web application, my game projects as well as a comic book platform project, already in progress, adapted to the needs of my friends.
I realized that the news would be too long if I get into the details, so I'll tell you about it next time.
Have a nice week and see you soon! :D