Posts Tagged ‘daniel govar’

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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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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 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.

Details:

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

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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)

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New Process Pic At Zudacomics Blog

May 28, 2010