I’m selling a phone-friendly PDF, collecting 200 pages of comics and drawings from 2010-2012, to raise money for my web hosting.
Contains comics about video games, girls, and junk food and noodles. And nature and going home and cute little kids~
Drawn in Seattle, San Jose, San Francisco, LA, New York, and the Baltimore/DC area. Probably some other places too.
200 pages for $10 = 5 cents per page. That’s not bad, right?
HIGHLY recommend that you read this on your phone, on a bus, on a cold day, with coffee in your other hand. Or in bed, under the covers, when you can’t fall sleep. Third option: The Bathroom, while you’re doin’ stuff.
Thank you <3
8:39 pm • 16 January 2013 • 706 notes
Many of you have been asking if it is possible to donate more to receive extra Game Packs. Yes, it is! You can get as many game packs as you like, and gift them to friends by donating an extra $15 for each.
When the campaign ends, you’ll tell us who to send them to in our backer survey. Then we will email them a beautiful, illustrated gift certificate letting them know that the gift is from you!(And you’ll even get to choose if it’s holiday-themed or not!)
Make LA Game Space possible by giving the BEST GIFT EVER!
«Thanks to our good friend Maré Odomo for creating the comic with us! You are incredible, Maré!»
OVER 30 GAMES FOR $15
DO IT FOR THE CHILDREN
11:23 am • 30 November 2012 • 795 notes
Here’s my comic for the SP7 GARO Tribute.
It’s supposed to be read Right-to-Left but I kept it pretty simple so it shouldn’t be a problem.
I used a decent amount of reference for this one. I sometimes feel weird about trying to draw something realistically, because I’d kinda rather just figure out the ~essence~ of whatever it is I’m trying to make, and simplify it, and present it effectively (both for me, and the viewer). But it’s also fun to labor over a drawing, polish it until it shines.
The highway is from a Google Maps screenshot, the trees are redwoods, my sister got married in Walnut Creek, the cats (Kitty & Chibi) are from pictures I took while I was visiting my mom and stepdad, the lake and the dock and the trees are from Vasona Park, the potted plans belong to my mother.
The photo I used for the drawing of my boo was taken in a BART station when we got lost coming back from an A’s vs Giants game.
The comic doesn’t really mean anything. It’s just a thing that happened. I thought it was funny that she said that. But not “funny ha-ha”. I drew her eyes kinda anime but idk. She has bright eyes.
4:10 pm • 28 August 2012 • 149 notes
oh WHOOPS. I’m an idiot and a west coaster so this is late.
4 panel thingie /describing/ myself
I’ve been in kind of a slump so this was a fun assignment to get me back into gear.
11:15 pm • 8 August 2012 • 105 notes
I’m putting together a PDF of my comics for people to look at on their internet e-phones.
Maybe make it a couple bucks. Might add a bunch of sketchbook stuff but we’ll see how big the file gets.
Ran across this comic from April? (Edited in July.) I was tryna kick my own butt into making stuff.
I promise that this drop shadow phase will be over soon.
3:49 pm • 31 July 2012 • 160 notes
This was a while back, when Emily and I lived in the same state for the second time in our lives. (It won’t be the last.) I hope she doesn’t get sad when/if she reads this.
Went on a little drive to Snoqualmie Falls with my boo and Emily and Dima (who is my roommate for about one more week), and Dima’s friend Mike who is supposedly related to Morrissey and works on a boat. The bottom part of the Falls have been fenced off for a while. Years, I guess. It’s gonna be that way for a while.
Walked around The Great Northern. (It’s not that great).
Ate french fries and hashbrowns and drank coffee at the Double R (and a vegan cherry pie my boo made for the trip), drove through that intersection from that one scene in Fire Walk with Me, walked down Ronette’s Bridge, down the path, then back.
Emily forgot her camera bag at the diner, it was still there.
Drove back and did something, I guess. Probably drank more coffee.
(I started coloring this last night and I got sick of it. And now I’m like whatever.)
P.S. Because purry asked, here’s my process for coloring linework:
Scan greyscale, fuck with levels, go to your Channels palette. Hit the first button on the bottom. It’s a dotted outline of a circle. If you hover it, it says “load channel as selection”.
New Layer, Select -> Inverse (Shift+⌘+I)
and then Fill that selection. I usually opt+delete, which fills with the foreground color. You could also use the bucket, I guess.
Then, in this new layer, go to the Layers palette, and hit the little checkerboard box (“Lock transparent pixels”) near the top, where it says “Lock:”
So shit should be on lock. Switch into RGB/CMYK (don’t merge your layers, doy) and you can color the linework however you want. I usually pick a color and then opt+delete (fill) then ⌘+U to mess with the Saturation and Lightness.
Plus, my bottom layer is usually some off-white or yellow and my line layer is usually on multiply. (Layer -> Go to the dropdown menu that says “Normal” -> Multiply).
Those last few comics had colors I lifted from stuff I found on tumblr, because I was getting sick of my usual pink + blue combos. Rippin’ colors is whatever, rippin’ concepts is pretty poopy.
I think that’s everything. Sorry for the Mac shortcuts. It’s what I got. I’m on Photoshop CS5.5 cuz my trial for 6 ran out :(
OH! And The Thunder One and The Workspace One and this comic are all from iPhone photos, because my scanner is being mad dumb and mad slow and I’m mad mad. It sounds like a dumb trick, but it’s so much faster. Maddy told me about it and linked me to a KC Green post.
I don’t recommend it for pencils, really. My lighting wasn’t perfect and a lot my lighter linework got blown out, but maybe I just need a better setup.
4:02 pm • 24 July 2012 • 95 notes
I drew this a while ago. It’s a little funny that you asked me about the weather.
10:09 pm • 23 July 2012 • 220 notes
i re-drew this a couple times. The compositions are better in the later ones. The drawings are clearer. But I drew all those panels separately. And I don’t want to put them together.
edit: oh. yeah. guys, don’t edit colors when you have f.lux on.
9:48 pm • 23 July 2012 • 243 notes
Sitting in the kitchen, thinking about pencils.
I was sad and got dressed up to make myself feel pretty, even though I had no plans for going out. (It helped / It helps.)
Did the dishes (which is why I’m wearing an apron), made coffee, and stared at the wall.
12:25 am • 3 April 2012 • 166 notes