Friday, May 18, 2012

Darth Vader got my Ice Cream!

Hey ARTfans! Going into a big weekend worth of work. But I'm happy to announce that I just finished printing the books for our 1st Grade and Kindergarten classes. We're putting them together on Sunday, staples and a couple of trims and the kids books will be done.

We took the line for the title from one of the kids stories! They were really cute, and we're going to be putting up digital copies of the books for the parents to check out as well on our site (check over there shortly for an update)

We're going to be presenting them to the classes early next week. Can't wait to see their faces. I hope they like them!



Now that this project is complete. It's time to jump completely back into the sketchbook and the rest of our ACE material!

Back. To. Work.

-Nebbish!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mom's Day!

Hey ARTfans!

Just a quick post today... more of a 'thank you', really, to all the mom's out there... especially, to my own mom, Mary, who's always supported and nurtured my creativity... and set me on the path to do what I love from an early age. Thank you Mom! Yer' the best!!! And I wouldn't be 'me' without you!

Thank you to my beautiful wife, Wendi, mother to my 3 kidlets. I could not have asked for a better wife, partner, or friend. Our kids are beautiful, smart, funny, snarky, and the joys of my life. They are great kids... and they got all the best stuff from you!

And thanks also to my mother-in-law, Karen. We're all happy to have you closer now... and enjoy getting to spend more time with you, and share the kids little ups and downs! Wendi especially loves having her mom closer!

And to all the other moms / grandmas / omi's / or soon to be moms out there... Thank You!!! For everything that you do. Your's is THE most important job of all.

Love,

-Neb!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Page 4 Inks - Complete

Hey ARTfans!

I wanted to drop a little update on you all...

The other night I was able to finish off the 'inking' portion of 'page 4' of this little preview story I'm working on. I'm looking forward to seeing this one shaded as I'm hoping things will 'pop' a little better/closer to the way I see it in my head. I did start the shading...
 ...but I've had to break off from that for a few days... so that I can finish up the books for the kids before the (fast approaching) end of the school year. I've been working on those pretty much all week, and I'm hoping to have those books all finished up by the end of this weekend. Then off to printing / folding / binding. We're really looking forward to presenting them back to the kids!!!

Once I finish that little project, I need to jump into creating a banner for Twin Suns for ACE. They've offered to allow us to put our logos on a banner that's going to hang above their booth at the show... (HELLUVA nice guys!!!) so I offered to create a cool banner for them. I need to get that done in the next week or so (to have time for it to get printed!). So that's next up on my agenda.

Once I make it through those two things... then' I'm full tilt boogie back into ACE preparations. And one of the things that I need to finish up is the shading (and 5th page) of this preview story, so that I can sneak it into the back of the sketchbook that we'll be selling at the show.

It's going to be a crazy / hectic next couple of weeks... I will try to post as often as I can, and keep ya' all abreast of what's getting done, or what I'm freakin' out about... but ultimately, the work is the most important thing... so that takes precedence over everything else right now. MUST. GET. DONE!

The upside of all of this... is that as soon as we get through this show... whatever books we have leftover will be available for purchase through our site(s), so keep your eyes and ears open for that. I'm pretty sure we're even going to do some giveaways and other promotions after the show... not to mention a long awaited / much overdue Ego Comics Camping Trip, which we have penciled in for sometime after the show!

Ahh... one month from today... and we'll be in the waning hours of our first Con. Sweet!

Dare to dream...

 

-Nebbish!

 

 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Page 3 - Inking Complete

Hey ARTfans,

Another day... another post. I finished the inks on page 3 of my preview last night. It still needs to be shaded / and polished up, and I'll be getting to all that soon enough. Each page seems to come out a little better than the last... that's a good feeling. I'm excited to put these all together and have a completed preview story, and I'm already starting to look forward to what I'm going to do next. Exciting stuff, and ideas abound.

Looks like I'm going to start inking page 4 tonight. I think I'd like to knock out the rest of the inking on all the pages, and then start finishing them up in order, so I can start posting the completed pages - in order - in a proper release... on www.egocomics.com. Yup, you heard that right, yer' going to have to go to our Ego Comics website to see the 'finished' story, put together. Hey, this is just an art blog folks... Over on this side, it's is all about process and procedure... I'm trying to differentiate 'promotion' from that, and do a better job of promoting stuff at our company website. Eventually when we get our Stomping Ground website up and running correctly, that will be the home for all things that pertain to our story, characters and such... (these are all my thoughts as they pertain to these things right now... it may change/evolve as we move forward... you've been warned!)

Well, I guess that's about it for today...I need to get this all wrapped up so I can get to finishing the other things needed for ACE in June.

Gonna be a busy month!

-Neb Out!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Page 3 - Inking (WIP)

Hey ARTfans!

Quick post today... really tired today...

Here's the inking that I did last night... (almost done w/ page 3 - couple of panels still left to ink.)
That's it for today... More inking tonight...

-Nebbish!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Page 2 - Inks Complete

Mornin' ARTfans!

Well... preparations are underway... Getting ready for ACE (Albuquerque Comic Expo)... working on putting the books together for the kids... trying to wrap up a little 5pg short story I started last week... and still thinking about all the work I still need to do to get ready for ACE (sketchbook, prints, business cards, banners, coloring books...) Looks like May is going to be a busy month.

Here is the 2nd page of my 5pg short story, inking is complete - and I'm moving on to the coloring (shading really, since it's going to be in black & white).
Neil mentioned that this would make a great coloring page (I think he's right!!!) I should print off a couple of copies of this, and bring some home for my kids to color!

Oh, and I'm almost done w/ the coloring/shading for Pg. 1...


Well, more work to do tonight... gotta wrap this thing up quick tho'... lots to do.

Hope you all enjoy!

-Nebbish!
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