Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Death Mask: Act I: The Idea, part 3

So, last time I left off talking about Graft, the Extractor that specializes in near psychological torture in order to combat the rampant crime in the gritty future Mumbai. As a virtue of his occupation, Graft will be wearing a mask at all times. He is a mystery and the fact that you don't know who he is, is the very point of the story. But I felt that a character whose true face and identity you couldn't see would be difficult to connect to and stories are about connection. Enter some more characters.

Enter Andaria Kahje. She is a police officer and something of a tragic figure. Well, as you may have noticed, everyone here is really a tragic figure, but I'm sure that it will all work out or all of them in the end, right? Right?! Who knows.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Updates and Such

So! I'm gearing up to head back to college and as such posting has been nonexistent for a couple of weeks. But! Once everything is settled at school and I actually have some semblance of stability once more, updates shall resume!

Expect this to happen sometime around this coming Tuesday, at which point I shall discuss some more characters and plot lines from my own comic. See you then!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Trying Human

Our portrayal of aliens in popular media has evolved from the little green men and “the gray ones” that were so prevalent in the 50's, but in Trying Human, a webcomic by Emy Bitner, all kinds of aliens appear, including the classic gray ones. Tall, pale, thing, and with large eyes, these are the aliens that have the most focus in this story, though there are other species populating the story as well, including other aliens and, of course, humans.

Trying Human is named after the trying human circuit, a small device that allows aliens to appear human (or at least mostly human). The story centers on several characters, both human and alien. First there's Rose, a young woman who works as a secretary in a New York City police station. She keeps experiencing periods of blackouts, sleepwalking, and nose bleeds, all clearly evidence of her regular abduction by aliens.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Comin' Right Up!

This week I'm going in a more science fiction direction with Trying Human, a webcomic about aliens and alien-like things. Keep an eye out for my recommendation/review tomorrow-ish.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Death Mask: Act I: The Idea, part 2

Death Mask was born on June 26, 2010. I can pinpoint this with accuracy because that is the day that I first did a sketch of Graft, the main character of this graphic novel/webcomic adventure and it just so happens that at the time I was doing a “sketch-a-day” thing and so I happened to put the date on that sketch. Super handy now, isn't it?

Now, the sketch isn't all that wonderful, but it was incredibly useful in that I was able to pretty much nail down what Graft's uniform was going to look like. As of this moment I haven't done much more concept art of Graft so his uniform pretty much still looks like this first sketch.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Simon Sues: Occult Lawyer for Hire

The paranormal tour continues with Simon Sues, a webcomic by Myung Hee Kim, who works as an animator in the game industry. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by this manga. So often a comic has a cool premise but something about the delivery feels just... off to me. But here, finally, is a comic with a cool premise and it's actually enjoyable to read! Not that I would ever recommend comics that aren't good reads.