Azure issue 1 on the PSP

July 14, 2010


Azure issue 1 on the PSP GO

Azure issue 1 on the PSP GO

Azure, Issue 1 is now available on the Playstation store for FREE. Click the PSP logo above to download or go to the Playstation store on your PSP.


Writer/Artist: Daniel Govar
Pages: 20
Full Color
Publisher: DC Comics/ Zuda Comics
Price: FREE


Azure Coming to Comixology/PSP 7/14/10

July 12, 2010

That’s right! This Wednesday, the 14th, check out the comixology site for the new online home of Azure. For reading on the PSP, access the comics menu and go to DC Comics. For reading on the iPad, iPhone, or Ipod touch – go to either the DC comics app or the Comixology app, and look for Azure. The first issue will be free through Comixology, while future issues will cost 99¢ for 20 page issues.

Azure is my first foray into the comics world, and this free issue, includes the first eight pages included in the original competition on zuda. Azure issue 1 was a real learning experience for me, and my goal was always to tell the story of Emelie while attempting to bring a sense of wonder and inspiration to readers. If folks dig the first issue, I encourage you to try the 2nd and 3rd…it only gets better as I’ve learned – every page a creator makes in comics is a step forward in becoming a better storyteller.

What are folks saying about Azure?

“…the comic is very beautiful, perhaps the most beautiful of all Zuda’s offerings. My hat’s off to Dan Govar for working on Azure by his lonesome and getting every single detail to pay off visually.”
– The Webcomic Overlook

“Sexy heroine, indeed! Daniel’s art is truly excellent filled with incredible details and awe-inspiring oceanic landscapes.”
– ComixMix

“Pop up the Zuda comic Azure, put it on full-screen, and tell me you aren’t scared sh*tless when that shark shows up.”
-Tyler James

“Azure: I can’t decide which is more gorgeous, the women or the art. @saulone (Daniel on Twitter) definitely earns some massive #zudalove”

from the talkback comments for Azure:

“Daniel, I could sit and stare at some of these pages for days.”

“Someone mentioned popping this onto there 24 inch monitor. I was alittle ahead of the game and have been reading this on my 32 inch and man does it look good. There are loads of details that I was missing. Certainly worth the effort for those with larger monitor options.”

“This should be a movie so I can enjoy it twice as much as I do now. STILL loving this!”




Zudacomics.com & the Future of Azure

July 2, 2010

Today, DC Comics, parent company of Zuda comics, announced that it was closing it’s doors today. Many of it’s competition winners were given notice that the site will be closed and that their comics will not be continued, while others were notified that their titles would be moved to a new market- the digital one. The move was both a surprise and something many saw coming, as DC has been making strong strides into the digital arena, and Zuda’s format is perfectly suited for the delivery.

Read more about DC’s announcement.

Azure, I’m pleased to announce, is among the titles moving to this new format. Starting very soon you will be able to purchase an Azure comic on your iPad, iPhone, PSP, and online through the comixology website.

To my fellow Zudes and Zudettes whose titles are not moving to this format, I offer my sincerest condolences and I expect to see your titles online or elsewhere in the nearest future. There were some amazing talents and comics on Zuda, and whether their titles continue or if they decide to persue other interests I wish them all the best.

I’ve made a lot of lifelong friends because of Zuda: creators, editors, publishers, etc. who I’ve learned this crazy art form from. Making comics is hard work. Its also one of the most satisfying things to see a page come to fruition. Making comics is something that’s in your blood and those of zuda are born with it.

I’ve been a huge proponent of going digital with most every art form, be it sequential page art, illustration, concept art; you name it. Digital is the future of most media types. Distribution, delivery, and as is the case with Azure: creation – all digital. The big two, (Marvel & DC), have made massive strides into the digital arena, and many other publishers and comickers are following suit.

Comic lovers, keep your eye on things over the next year or so. Change is in the air…

(previously posted at DanielGovar.com)


Hell Or High Water – fan art

June 3, 2010

Awesome artist ArtOfMadness (DeviantArt Page), did this amazing Gouache sure Fan Art. check it out and give him some love!


New Process Pic At Zudacomics Blog

May 28, 2010


Interviews, Interviews, Interviews…

May 20, 2010

 First up – Newsarama talks to Bobby Timony, Kevin Colden, and myself about our projects at our booth during C2E2. Check it out here.

Next up the fine fellas at TGT Webcomics interviewed Bobby Timony and myself, (I was really not quite awake for this one), during C2E2. Check it out here.



April 21, 2010

C2E2 was a blast despite the low fan turn-out due undoubtedly to the state of the economy. Regardless I drew my face off for fans, and it was pretty fun drawing in front of the boss-man (Jim Lee), most of the time at the DC booth (though it’s tough to draw much of a crowd when he’s signing!) Regardless, I had quite a few comissions, and the Zuda crew with Bobby Timony of The Night Owls, and Kevin Colden of I Rule The Night, did quite a few interviews and chatted with folks constantly. A big draw was our digital setup with each of us doing live drawing on a 40inc LCD throughout the day, both traditionally and digitally.

Below are about half of the sketches I did throughout the con. There were a number I sadly didn’t snap a pic of…

Azure Copic Commission

Treebeard digital sketch

Etrigan Copic Commission

Etrigan Copic Commission

Flash Copic Commission

Magick Copic Commission

Poison Ivy Copic Commission

Rachel Summers Copic Commission

Superman Copic Commission

Batman Fan Sketch

Blackest Night Hawkman

Fan Sketch Batman

Fan Sketch Batman (yeah...I drew a lot of Batman)

Fan Sketch Death

Fan Sketch Catwoman