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  • Listening to: GrooveSalad
  • Reading: The Illusion of Life
  • Watching: Let\'s Play videos
  • Playing: No time for games! It\'s drawing time!
  • Eating: Eggs
  • Drinking: WATER.
Hi guys, just letting you know that I'm livestreaming my thumbnailing process of Chapter 2 of Cans of Beans right now!

www.livestream.com/cansofbeans
www.livestream.com/cansofbeans
www.livestream.com/cansofbeans

Come on in and check it out!


Whoa thanks all for coming! You guys were great and very lively. :U
  • Listening to: GrooveSalad
  • Reading: The Illusion of Life
  • Watching: Let\'s Play videos
  • Playing: No time for games! It\'s drawing time!
  • Eating: Eggs
  • Drinking: WATER.
It's been a while since I wrote one of these. Hi!

I've been in school for the last 3-4 weeks. It's my senior year as an LCAD animation student, and I'm busy as heck, but luckily I'm a master of scheduling to ensure that comics and animation get done on time (actually, more like scheduling apprentice, novice, padawan, etc.).

Actually, that's where I'll have to let you know on one of my production worries. Over the summer and part of last semester, I had time to 1) animate 2) produce comic pages and 3) promote comic around. Now that I'm in probably the most work-heavy portion of my school career, my schedule has now slanted to 1) animate 2) produce comic pages and 3) work part-time. Basically, I got no time to promote my comic anymore. That includes general promotion, replying to comments and drawing doodle responses and the like.

So basically, what I'm saying is that it will take me a while to reply to your comments and whatnot. But know that I DO read your comments, and I am so fortunate to have so many people reading Cans of Beans. You guys make my day, everyday. I'm going to continue to upload a page weekly, even if it kills me, because you guys deserve it.

On a happier note, Dude Brosmith is going to be in an animated film. I won't be animating him, but the amazing Sunami56/FireHouseLight will be for her cartoon short, "Hot Spot." The animatic is hilarious and the pencil tests of Dude so far looks fantastic.

Have a great day everyone!
  • Listening to: Various Musicals
  • Reading: Drawn from Life - Walt Stanchfield
  • Watching: The Artist
  • Playing: No time for games! It's drawing time!
  • Eating: Pasta
  • Drinking: Iced Tea (and dying from caffeine overdose)
I've just been seduced by the sweet, sweet community of Tumblr. It's not that I don't like dA, it's just Tumblr has been really good to me thus far. By the way, I'm doing doodle responses again. Go ahead, throw a question at Dude and Carl! cansofbeans.tumblr.com/ask

On that note, I'm going to start uploading pages from Cans of Beans on here, as a back-up gallery for it in case ComicFury (my comic host) ever goes dark or is unable to load. The official Cans of Beans site will always be the first to get comic pages.

Secondly, about the Cans of Beans site itself. How do you guys feel about it? Do you think some parts could be better? Make things easier? I got a couple of complaints on the size of the banner, and I will be fixing that soon. Any comments/suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

And finally, about deviantArt itself -- what would you guys like to see here? I wanna post more stuff on here but I'm not sure what!

Cans of Beans, an online comic: cansofbeans.thecomicseries.com…
Tumblr: cansofbeans.tumblr.com
Blogspot: kupocake.blogspot.com
  • Listening to: Various Musicals
  • Reading: Drawn from Life - Walt Stanchfield
  • Watching: The Producers
  • Playing: No time for games! It's drawing time!
  • Eating: Pasta
  • Drinking: Sweet Tea
I will be penciling Page 11 of Cans of Beans and possibly a special double-spread of 12-13 tomorrow at 7 pm PST. It will be a 3-5 hour livestream, so feel free to come in and leave at any time or stay through the whole thing.

Livestream link: www.livestream.com/cansofbeans (OFFLINE)
Wow, great turnout! Thanks for coming in guys!

Want to know what time that will be in your area? Click here! www.timeanddate.com/worldclock…

Cans of Beans, an online comic: cansofbeans.thecomicseries.com…
Tumblr: cansofbeans.tumblr.com
Blogspot: kupocake.blogspot.com
  • Listening to: Awolnation
  • Reading: Till We Have Faces - C.S. Lewis
  • Watching: Cabin in the Woods
  • Playing: No time for games! It's drawing time!
  • Eating: Crepes
  • Drinking: Chocolate Milk
Hi guys, I'm going to be livestreaming Cans of Beans page 6 today, around 1 2 pm PST, running for at least 2-3 hours.
Livestream link: www.livestream.com/cansofbeans (OFFLINE)

Wow, thanks for coming in, everybody! You're all awesome and have an amazing day!
Page 6 is pretty background heavy, if you're interested in how I do environments and such. I'll be doing a mix between inking and coloring. Come watch if you can!

And now to try to remember all of your new usernames. NNNGH.

Cans of Beans, an online comic: cansofbeans.thecomicseries.com…
Tumblr: cansofbeans.tumblr.com
Blogspot: kupocake.blogspot.com
  • Listening to: Awolnation
  • Reading: Till We Have Faces - C.S. Lewis
  • Watching: Cabin in the Woods
  • Playing: No time for games! It's drawing time!
  • Eating: Crepes
  • Drinking: Chocolate Milk
Hey Spire Isle OCT-ers and anyone who followed it, remember Marcellus? That crazy red-headed god-guy who's just a bit too creepy for his own good? I'm working with him again, and this time for a silly collaborative animated short called BEDTIME STORY for my senior year animated film with my very talented friend Katrina. We combined our insane characters together to make this film.

As a worn-out single father, all Marcellus wants to do is sleep after a hard day's work. But his demanding daughter, Ko, forces him to tell her a bedtime story. Things go crazy.

Watch the animatic here: www.youtube.com/watch?feature=…
(Drawn and boarded by Katrina, not me. We collaborated on ideas, and we'll be animating the whole thing together.)

The full film will be released probably sometime next year. But until then, you got Cans of Beans. Updates Tuesdays!

Cans of Beans, an online comic: cansofbeans.thecomicseries.com…
Tumblr: cansofbeans.tumblr.com
Blogspot: kupocake.blogspot.com
  • Listening to: Age of Adz
  • Reading: Edward Hopper: The Art & the Artist
  • Watching: Arrested Development
  • Playing: No time for games! It's drawing time!
  • Eating: Spaghetti
  • Drinking: Agua
CLICK HERE TO READ -> cansofbeans.thecomicseries.com…
The cover page is now up, and at 4 pm PST, the first actual comic page will be online.
FIRST PAGE IS NOW ONLINE!
:la: :la: :la: :la: :la:

Thank you everyone for your generous support. You are all awesome!

Tumblr: cansofbeans.tumblr.com
Blogspot: kupocake.blogspot.com
  • Listening to: Age of Adz
  • Reading: Edward Hopper: The Art & the Artist
  • Watching: Arrested Development
  • Playing: No time for games! It's drawing time!
  • Eating: Spaghetti
  • Drinking: Agua
WELL HELLO THERE.

Cans of Beans is officially launching on April 17, and will be updating every Tuesday. Ohhhh man! On April 17, I will post the website link here for all you wonderful people to see. Thank you to everyone who's been supporting me and my crazy endeavors, I love every single one of you. : D

In the midst of this celebration, ask me, Carl or Dude anything about Cans of Beans, and you'll get DOODLE RESPONSES. It could be legit artistic questions or just dumb stuff. BUT DON'T DELAY! I'll be closing off doodle responses on the release date!

LINK TO ASK QUESTIONS: cansofbeans.tumblr.com/ask
LINK TO VIEW ANSWERS: cansofbeans.tumblr.com
(You don't need a Tumblr account to ask!)

Tumblr: cansofbeans.tumblr.com/
Sketchdump/Blogspot: kupocake.blogspot.com/
  • Listening to: Fun.
  • Reading: Save the Cat!
  • Watching: Arrested Development
  • Playing: No time for games! It's drawing time!
  • Eating: Dumplings
  • Drinking: Mint Tea
Howdy folks! My buddy sunami56 and I are doing a double art Livestream feature. In less than an hour (12 pm PST), Sunami56 will be livestreaming her kickbutt animation process featuring Sherlock and John from Sherlock BBC. Then at 5 pm PST, I will be broadcasting my livestream process, sketching and possibly inking the first page of my upcoming webcomic Cans of Beans.

Come join us for animating and comicking shenanigans!

LIVESTREAM LINKS
:iconsunami56: - www.livestream.com/firehouseli… (Sherlock animation goodness) (OFFLINE)
:iconkupocake: - www.livestream.com/cansofbeans (Cans of Beans comicking goodness) (OFFLINE)

Tumblr: cansofbeans.tumblr.com
Sketchdump/Blogspot: kupocake.blogspot.com

Edit: Thanks everyone for coming in! You all rock!
  • Listening to: Fun.
  • Reading: Save the Cat!
  • Watching: Arrested Development
  • Playing: No time for games! It's drawing time!
  • Eating: Dumplings
  • Drinking: Mint Tea
I'm currently Livestreaming my thumbnail process of Cans of Beans. Go check it out if you're interested in how I work!
www.livestream.com/cansofbeans - OFFLINE
Edit: Thanks all for watching! I got more viewers than I expected, considering I don't even have the webcomic up yet. See you next time, it was awesome!

Tumblr: cansofbeans.tumblr.com/
Sketchdump/Blogspot: kupocake.blogspot.com
  • Listening to: Fun.
  • Reading: Save the Cat!
  • Watching: Arrested Development
  • Playing: No time for games! It's drawing time!
  • Eating: Dumplings
  • Drinking: Mint Tea
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Follow me?
It's going to be all art/comic-related I swear. And lots of Dude and Carl doodles, if you're into that. And ramblings about how I make stuff.

Actually speaking of which, any requests?

I think I'm going to designate my Blogspot as more of a serious place now. We'll see.

Blogspot/Sketchdump - kupocake.blogspot.com
Tumblr - cansofbeans.tumblr.com
  • Listening to: My own playlists
  • Reading: Blacksad
  • Watching: A whole stack of movies
  • Playing: No time for games! It's drawing time!
  • Eating: Crackers
  • Drinking: Orange Juice
Oh sweet God almighty. I finished scripting Cans of Beans. I'll still go back and forth and change some of the wording around, but I FINISHED SCRIPTING ALL OF CANS OF BEANS. You know what that means? Comic pages. Lots and lots of comic pages. In webcomic format.

So that brings up an interesting question: what should I do to get this webcomic off the ground? Should I post pages on SmackJeeves first or get my own website? Because I feel like SJ has a fantastic community, and considering I'm a pretty unknown artist, it might be the best place to build up a base. Will be cross-posting pages on dA too, just for the heck of it.

For the record, it took me about 2-3 months to plot out the whole story and about 2-3 weeks to script it. I probably would have taken less time to script it if it weren't for finals, but hey, that's how life rolls.

Oh, and a very merry Christmas to all of you! Or whatever holiday you celebrate!

(P.S. Don't forget to check my blogspot this week! I'll be posting something to make up for all the times I DIDN'T post for the last few months.)
Blogspot/Sketchdump - kupocake.blogspot.com
  • Listening to: Pink Floyd
  • Reading: Nothing in particular
  • Watching: My lack of TV makes this hard to do.
  • Playing: No time for games! It's drawing time!
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: Water
...is probably the best feeling you can get, like ever. And Cans of Beans marks the first long-form story that I've really figured out. I have A Violet for Master sort of figured out, but every little plot point, reversal, plant/pointer, and beat is worked out for Cans of Beans.

Of course, I'm still nowhere near complete. I still have to design Dude's cousin Hibbie and thoroughly work out Billy's design. It's about 80-90% there, honestly.

And scripting of course.

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On another note, LCAD recently implemented a Sophomore/Junior-Portfolio Review thing. So I'm just going to throw a checklist here for the remainder of what I gotta do in the next 2 months (sheesh, already?).

- 2 perspective line drawings.
- 9+ character designs. 4 from CoB, 5 from AVfM?
- Optional: Storyboards (16 panels). I could use the stuff from my previous classes, but I don't want toooo...

By the way, I'm still sort of working on AVfM but for my Animal Drawing class, because a set of those pages have a horse in it. HORSES. NEIGH. WHINNY. NEIGH. SNORT. BUCKING AND WHATNOT.

Blogspot/Sketchdump - kupocake.blogspot.com
(I seriously need to update that thing)
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Florence + The Machine
  • Reading: Nothing in particular
  • Watching: My lack of TV makes this hard to do.
  • Playing: Chrono Trigger
  • Eating: Salmon
  • Drinking: Water
So I've been doing a lot of thinking into which comic I should do, Cans of Beans (Carl & Dude) or A Violet for Master (Violet, Marcellus, Ya Lian, Liam, etc.)?

I love both stories equally, but I feel somewhat morally obligated to do A Violet for Master since it's been the project I've been fleshing out for 3+ years. I'm on the brink of getting the story for AVfM finished, but for the last 2 weeks, I've been thinking of nothing but Dude and Carl and their story, not to mention they're a hell of a lot more fun to draw. Actually, it only took 2 weeks to figure out their story.

My plan, at least so far, is to do some of the work for AVfM for my Animal Drawing class since the final project is free reign (as long as it includes animals), so I might as well work on the scene with horses in it. There may be a certain, um, animal in CoB, but I don't really feel like making CoB a school-based project.

So guys, which story do you prefer I do? AVfM is a much, much longer story that I anticipate will take at least 3 years to draw, if not more. CoB is a lot more improvisational, but I'm not quite sure how long it will be, but it probably may take 1 year to complete.

Working on both at the same time might be suicide, FYI.

Cans of Beans
Comedy/Slice-of-Life
Modern-Day setting, fictional college.
Carl Lester: A college student and convenience store employee who creeps everyone out for personal reasons. Trying hard to transfer to a better college. Hates nights with full moons. Uptight, hard-working, and has strong social anxiety.
Dude Brosmith: An older college student who's been an undeclared major for the last 6 years. Music junkie and party animal, "good" with the ladies, but cannot hold a relationship for more than a month. Laid back, slobbish, but kind.

Dude moves into Carl's life as his new roommate. The two go through the motions, growing closer and closer as the year comes to an end.

A Violet for Master
Drama/Romance - Modern Myth
Fictional 1930s-inspired world with hints of French Revolution.
Violet Fitzgerald: The first female captain of the Adrisian Air Navy, but secretly a slave to a powerful, mysterious figure whom she despises. Commanding but never quite in control.
Liam Cronin: Adrisian Ambassador for Mudanguo. Secretly using his political position to figure out what exactly happened to his fallen-from-power family. Naturally inquisitive and has a strong grudge.
Marcellus: A mysterious man with the ability to manipulate fire and teleport through flames and master of Violet. Has great interest for a certain Mudanese exhibition. Passionate and dangerous.

Captain Violet and her crew are ordered to ship an Exhibition on Artifacts from Mudanguo back home to Adrisia. While revolution and betrayal are stirring in the air, Liam discovers that the captain is connected to past events that lead to his family's ultimate downfall. Interweaving plotline, shoots between present and past, revealing the strange wilting relationship between Violet and Marcellus, and who Marcellus really is.

SO WHAT SHOULD I DO.
(Also, disregard number of comments. I reply a lot, and I'm interested in EVERYONE'S opinion!)

Blogspot/Sketchdump: kupocake.blogspot.com
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Florence + The Machine
  • Reading: Nothing in particular
  • Watching: My lack of TV makes this hard to do.
  • Playing: Chrono Trigger
  • Eating: Salmon
  • Drinking: Water
Whoa, my leave of absence has been revealed. I'm back from a week-long trip to Alaska to visit my cousin working there. Alaska is a very beautiful state with the dumbest daylight hours in the world (sunrise: 5 am, sunset: 11 pm - 12 am). I will be posting sketches from my trip on my blog tomorrow when I have access to a scanner, and I will start working on art to be uploaded here. I miss you, Wacom Intuos4!

So, because I'm back in sunny California and sleeping on my own bed, I'd like to extend a quick art request invitation to all of you. I feel like drawing! So, the first 5 people to comment in this journal, I will draw a quick sketch of what you want. They can be silly. ;D

Sketchblog: kupocake.blogspot.com
  • Mood: Shame
  • Listening to: Campy Japanese music
  • Reading: Re-reading Making Comics!
  • Watching: My lack of TV makes this hard to do.
  • Playing: Super Mario RPG
  • Eating: Eggs
  • Drinking: Water
I was given an opportunity to go to Comic-Con for free yesterday (Sunday), which was pretty neat. I attended the con with my friend Katranimation, who came in with a portfolio. It was my first time going, and growing up, I've heard all sorts of stories of the mythical Comic-Con, so I had some pretty high expectations.

Perhaps it was because it's a Sunday, but Comic-Con was both overwhelming and underwhelming at the same time. I'll separate it into the Positives, Mixed Feelings, and Negatives.

Positives: Got some great deals on merchandise! I met some of the artists behind my all-time graphic novel anthology, Flight, and they signed two of my volumes of Flight (definitely the highlight of my trip). We got some great pictures of some of the stuff on there, and I posed next to a giant statue of Pinkie Pie, a life-sized mannequin of Rorschach, and the Delorean from Back to the Future. Getting to meet my favorite artists, in general, was exciting. The Gaslight District (downtown San Diego) has a lot of great Comic-Con deals if you go down there for food. Make sure to ask their local restaurants if they have any special Comic-Con pricing!

Mixed Feelings: My friend's portfolio review was a little strange. I don't know if I should delve into details, but I don't think I can trust the portfolio review section of Comic-Con. Then again, we only went through two small studios, but, let's just say the portfolio advice is unorthodox, to say the least. The big-name studio booths also didn't really meet expectations either. They might look cooler than the other booths around (Nickelodeon's booth was really cool, but there was practically nothing in it!), but they're just there to pass out freebies and promote their products.

Negatives: Sunday panels are for families, therefore, avoid the Sunday Panels unless you're 8 years old and are sort of interested in making comics. Katranimation and I made a huge mistake by attending one. Traffic was awful, parking is terrible, and driving there was a pain in the butt. And I say this with emphasis. If you go down to Comic-Con, make sure that you are either carpooling with a group or taking a train/bus there.

So, ultimately, I think I might go back to ComicCon next year, but I think I know where to avoid and where to go. My teacher told me that there were original illustrations of Little Nemo and J.C. Leyendecker on the very far ends of the convention; how did I miss this?!

By the way, I'm trying to sell my dad's gigantic comic book collection. I talked to some of the ComicCon comic dealers there, who gave me a heads up on how to start selling it, but I'd love to hear more on what to do. If you have any experience on the best way to sell comics, please let me know. The collection ranges from anywhere from the 50s all the way to the 90s. I'm aware that 80s and 90s comics don't sell very well.

And now, back to interning and writing! Ciao!

Sketchblog on Blogspot: kupocake.blogspot.com
  • Mood: Shame
  • Listening to: Les Miserables
  • Reading: Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter
  • Watching: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Playing: RollerCoaster Tycoon 2
  • Eating: Hash
  • Drinking: Trader Joe's Juice
Goodness, what took me so long to store all those old scraps from my gallery? Well, I finally did away with them. It's fun to look at my old artwork and laugh at them, but it's time for me to move on. So, that means that that silly Catcher in the Rye comic from Sophomore year is gone, all those Rip van Winkle from Hellsing fanarts are gone, and all the cruddy oekaki drawings are gone too, including that strangely popular Luna Lovegood drawing. Sorry if anyone out there enjoyed them! I just want to distance myself from the generic anime artist I once was.  

Maybe someday I'll bring them back, but for now, I'm pushing myself forward. Here's to making better art!

Oh, and special thanks to everyone who posted in my last journal. Your opinions were insightful and wonderfully helpful! I have found many more reasons to love CeltX now, and I am very interested in Scrivener for its functionality.

Make sure to check out my blog! I update that site way more than deviantArt.
Blogspot/Sketchdump - kupocake.blogspot.com
  • Mood: Fear
  • Listening to: Abbey Road - The Beatles
  • Reading: Making Comics by Scott Mc Cloud
  • Watching: My Little Pony AMVs
  • Playing: RollerCoaster Tycoon 2
  • Eating: Macaroni and Cheese
  • Drinking: Ice-cold water
Got a question for everyone who writes (novels, comics/graphic novels, screenplays, the works). What software do you use to organize your writing?

I've been using OpenOffice for a while, which isn't the most ideal creative writing software, but it works. And then it started bugging on me, and now I can't even save my own writing (thank goodness for copy and paste). I use CeltX for the actual script/dialogue portion, but I'm wondering if there's a better solution out there. I want to be able to chart out my plots and subplots and see how they roll together a la timeline. Robert McKee suggested using notecards/post-it notes, which is fine and dandy, but I like being able to access it on the computer. I'm disorganized with my stuff anyway. My laptop is way more organized than my room.

And while GoogleDocs is a brilliantly made piece of software, I'm not too keen on hosting my writing on a server cloud. I'd rather save it onto my own hard drive. I have tried using Spreadsheets like Microsoft Excel/Google Spreadsheets to map out my stuff, but moving cells around is a bit of a hassle.

So is anyone as crazy about writing organization as I am? Or is my quest for the perfect creative writing software an unfruitful one?

For the next few weeks, I'm going to be drawing out the rest of my characters for A Violet for Master. Here's who I have left to draw.

Liam Cronin - an ambassador from a ruling-class family lineage that mysteriously was taken down from power. He's on a quest to find out what happened while maintaining his ambassador-duties.

Roshan Gulabani - a quiet but highly-skilled soldier who starts suspecting something's wrong with the crew, and ultimately, the captain. He takes charge as First Officer under Violet.

Elliot Rodgers - a well-liked, charismatic family man from the colonies. He's highly patriotic to his home country, but his motives are questionable. He takes charge as Second Officer under Violet.

Felix Summers - local hero to the colonies and best friend of Elliot Rodgers. He's very much concerned about the well being of his country.

Marcellus - a mysterious man who teleports from open flames and shows up at unexpected (and generally unwanted) times. I think you know this guy already.

I think I'll redraw Violet, too.

Blogspot/Sketchdump - kupocake.blogspot.com
  • Mood: Fear
  • Listening to: Patrick Stewart's marvelous voice
  • Reading: The Alchemy of Animation
  • Watching: Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Playing: Nothing in particular
  • Eating: Po-tay-toes
  • Drinking: Tea
So, Katranimation and I watched M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender for fun. Yeah, we're about 50 years late for the bash-fest, sorry.

Biggest waste of a $1 rental in the world, holy crap. We all know about how the movie ruined the characters from the original series, so I'll just stick to the actual film itself and tell you all about it. Because just talking about how much the original material was screwed over is just too easy.

Story and Pacing: Even if you've never seen the original series, you could feel that this fell in the hands of someone who doesn't know how to take long-form source material and condense it into a 2 hour movie. As a result, the pacing feels ridiculous, moving too fast when necessary and too slowly when it should be quickened or not even there. Which brings us to...

Characters: You don't even understand why any of these characters LIKE each other. Katara and Sokka meet Aang for about 2 minutes and then he is spirited away by the Fire Nation. And they decide to save him, even if they've only know him for 2 minutes. Later character introductions are hastily worked in, either having the mysterious 2-minute I'm-already-attached-to-you syndrome or by narrator. For example, "Sokka and the Princess became close friends." NO.

Dialogue and Acting: Stiff, lifeless, and unbelievable. The only actor I can say did a decent job was Shaun Toub as Iroh, who really tried to make sense in this film. I also feel that Dev Patel as Zuko tried to work with whatever material he was mashed to, but it comes off as incredibly melodramatic. The screenwriting was bland and hard to follow.

Fight Sequences: Arguably the best part of the movie for some people, but not for me. Most of them were incredibly painful to watch. As I pointed out in the pacing, the fight sequences took up more time in the film than necessary. It felt like it was trying to be eye candy when it wasn't. I honestly feel that if these fight sequences were edited better so the cuts are faster, it might have more time to fix the problems in the story and pacing. But, the reason why these fight sequences were so painful was because of...

Cinematography: Jesus on a stick, where do I begin. The shots were bad, bad, BAD. There were so many unnecessary close-ups, and a particularly awful Kung-Fu type close-up with Jiao. The camera moved in a sluggish way, which probably was the reason why the fight sequences felt so off. When you work with a fast paced scene, the camera should complement it, not hinder it! rufftoon has a number of fantastic deviations arguing about the cinematography/storyboard aspect of this movie. Check it out if you're interested.

Art and Costume Direction: Actually, this is the only thing I liked about the film. Yeah, there were some interpretations that were a bit weird (Appa's chicken feet), but the costume choices were pretty nice and I like what they did with the set design. The ancient inscriptions in the shape of a tattoo on Aang was a brilliant choice. It does feel like it's in an Asian-inspired fantasy world.

Recommendation: Only if you're feeling masochistic. Actually, I recommend it in a sort of "what NOT to do with film" sort of way. Excellent choice for bad movie night. Excellent film to dissect and study on why it wasn't working. But as a film to enjoy? No way.

Blogspot/Sketchdump: kupocake.blogspot.com
  • Mood: Worried
  • Listening to: Pink Floyd
  • Reading: Story by Robert McKee
  • Watching: My Little Pony: FIM
  • Playing: Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
  • Eating: Wraps
  • Drinking: Tea
I dropped out of the OCT.

I've reached the point where it's impossible to work on two different comic projects at once, in addition to the internship, helping senior films, and just school in general. I was able to do it before because it was still trying to work out the story, in addition to school being slightly more tame. It's finally come to the point where I have to draw the pages, and between the OCT and an actual story with a worked out plot, I choose the latter. I don't ever want to give up making comics and graphic novels, but I can't afford to work on two different stories with two versions of the same characters. The decision was painful, but it's probably for the best.

To the contestants of Spire Isle and its judges: thank you for providing me with a valuable experience and helping me grow as an artist. It's been a pleasure to work with all of you, and I do hope all of you continue making fantastic stories and drawing comics.

Good luck on the final round guys! I'll stick by and watch the fights, promise.

To those who are still wondering about the story of Violet and Marcellus, you will see it soon. Completely revamped and in its own fully realized world. Oh, and no cliffhanger-endings, I swear.

About Dude and Carl, you guys will see them a lot in the future. They're basically my stress characters, I just draw them whenever I feel the need to doodle. I really do love drawing zany expressions and crazy situations, something characters like Violet and Marcellus can't really provide. I hope you guys like Carl and Dude as much as I do. C:

Sketchblog - kupocake.blogspot.com