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Azure Season 2 – Its A Wrap!

October 1, 2010

Azure Page 116 Panel 7

Pages 61-120 are with the lords of DC Comics now, and are more than likely on their way to being turned into downloadable comics for iPad, iPhone, iTouch, and the web. My thoughts on Season 2? I think it better than Season 1, but even now that the last page was turned in, I am reminded this is still my first comic and there were some hard lessons learned this season. I’ll save that for a future posting titled “Lessons Learned in Making Comics”.

Something else to note, a week or so ago, DC announced a number of layoffs, moves, and the closing of two lines, (Zuda and Wildstorm), as they go through a restructuring. This economy we’re in really blows and the announcements pretty much suck, but these things have a tendency to work themselves out. I hope everyone affected lands on their feet and go on to do great things. To my friends at DC, my hearts with you all. With so much talent and creativity on hand, I look forward to seeing how DC Comics evolves.

I’m reminded of when I worked as a programmer/artist for an interactive developer of software for children. A similar thing happened where over half the staff including my friends and boss were laid off. It sucked then as much as it sucks now, but they all landed squarely on their feet in new positions, and one or two; far better off for it.

So what next for me?

Something special, if I can pull it off ;) … More on that later. Look forward to a posting frenzy this next week on my personal site.

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Baltimore Comic Con!

August 15, 2010

I’ll be at the Baltimore Comic Con and have an exhibitor booth promoting AZURE and doing comission sketches. I will be there with the “Zuda Crew”, (Many of the talented Zuda creators who have comics coming or have come to various devices, web, and print). I plan to have my sketchbook available for sale there as well. The convention is the 28th and 29th of August and I’ll also be doing a panel on working digitally to create comics with artist Matt Zolman. We will be showcasing working in Sketchbook Pro and Photoshop, and we will pick apart some of our digital files and answer questions on creating art digitally. The panel will be on Sunday from 11-12.

Commissions! I’ll be opening 10 slots for comissions for the Baltimore Comic Con. I won’t begin them until the day of the con, (still working my tail off to finish AZURE before the con), but you can put your request in now by sending me a note on what you would like here. I can do 9×12 or 7×10 – 1hr 30min pieces in your choice of 3 mediums: watercolor, pen & ink, or pencil. If I think I can handle more at the con, I’ll open more up, and if you won’t be at the convention, they can be mailed.

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Work In Progress – Final Pages Season 2

August 9, 2010

Below is a screencap of one of the panels from one of the last 15 pages of season 2 of Azure. To say things get epic in scale is putting it lightly. I’ve been working day and night to finish off the season prior to Baltimore Comic Con, so that I can take comissions at the con and work on one of two other upcoming projects. The response to this season and the sales on the digital side seem to have been awesome! Azure issues 2 & 3 sat in the top 10 of both the ComiXology and DC Comics top in-app purchase charts for almost 3 weeks. I thank everyone who checked it out and please, tell your friends about Azure! Azure is not available in print at the moment but hopefully if sales are good it may justify moving it there. Currently you can own all of Azure season 1 digital for only $2.00!

Click the image to enlarge and please note (this is one of the smaller panels ;))

Screencap - panel 3 of 6

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More Azure Fan Art!

August 7, 2010

Click the individual pieces for larger versions

Azure by Lily of the Valley's Adam Atherton

Azure by Deadly's Foz

Azure by the Night Owls' Bobby Timony

Azure by Voltage24

Azure and Great Shark by Zhourules

Molochai by Zakaz92

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SDCC Exclusive

July 19, 2010

SDCC 2010 Exclusive

From this morning’s livestream and something for the SDCC 2010 attendees who stop by the booth during my signings.

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Azure #1 Free For All!

July 16, 2010

DC Comics App ScreencapsAzure issue 1 is now available for free via the DC Comics and ComiXology apps on iPhone, iPad, Itouch, and online here: ComiXology Page for Azure. The apps use an awesome technology called GuideView to move from panel to panel while masking other regions of a page. One can also view full pages, add the series to your notifications, and rate the comics that are read. Continuing issues of Azure will be published weekly and cost 99¢ (through iTunes) and knowing the folks at ComiXology, they are probably hard at work on a Android-based app.

Additionally – iTunes now has a nifty new Comics menu now.

I wish I could stress how amazing comics look on an iPad. The device is like no other. If you were ever on the fence, go into an apple store and play with one for 30 minutes…

Azure issue 1 on the PSPAzure issue 1 has also come out on the PSP via the Playstation Store, and viewable using their comics menu item. It uses a similar Guide View technology to move from panel to panel, and is quite user-friendly. It is also available FREE from the Playstation Store under “Comics”.

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Azure & Minerva by Sam Little!

July 15, 2010

Azure & Minerva by Sam LittleCheck out this amazing piece by Sam Little, one of The Hammer creators. Check out his blog and Untrue Tales his fantastic webcomic, here. There are loads of gems on his blog, so make sure to check it out!

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