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  • Posted by: rem
  • 2011-06-13 Mon 01:19:12
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Forgive me if this blog post doesn't make a lick of sense, I've been a bit behind on sleep lately...like, as in the last 2 months.
Work on soulless trudges on..I'm currently floating somewhere in the vicinity of chapter 3 and 4 at the moment, as usual doing my best to stay somewhat on schedule. (haw!)
More on THAT business later.
So this past weekend I got a small break(?) from work to attend Akon 22, in Dallas.
I was a guest for the first time at a con, like an actually guest of the con, not just of Tokyopop or something this time.
I have to admit is was one of the better con experiences I've had! Time was well spent in artist's alley and I met a bunch of awesome artists in person, including The Darling Miss Amy Reeder Hadley, my sweetheart, Curry, E1n of WAITT fame, POWFLIP(!!) and The Magnificent Mr. Monty, a last minute and very delightful surprise.
Thank you all for being amazing buds during the con, and to all those not listed who I hung out with (you know who you are) *SUPER HUGSSSSS* XD

In case I'm too swamped to make another post any time soon, my next convention will (hopefully) be:
Otakon July 29 - July 31, 2011 | Baltimore Convention Center
Hope to see you there!

work and sick

  • Posted by: rem
  • 2011-04-11 Mon 02:00:35
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I found time to post a blog entry!!
It's been kinda crazy for me this past month... I started a new job drawing comics! I think I mentioned it before... at any rate, I still can't disclose anything just yet, but I can say that it is another comic adaptation, and not an original series.
BUT-- it's still really cool and I love love working on it!
It's so nice to be working on something you love and to get paid for it too!! The best!!
The only thing is..it's SO hard!
But I feel like when I work this hard on something, then I feel really truly alive, you know? The schedule is pretty daunting, though, so I'm trying to find new ways to go faster without sacrificing the quality of the art and story telling. It's a real learning experience.


Here's something I learned: This pen nib is really awesome! I usually use the Zebra maru pen and Gpen, mostly the maru pen. But this is like...if the two had a really cool baby! It's the "Brause 66 Extra Fine "Arrow" Calligraphy Nib - Extra Fine Point" or the "Brause 66 EF". (I got mine at jetpens.com, but now they're out of stock.) Although I'm pretty satisfied with the level of control and flexibility I'm getting from this pen, it's sort of opened my eyes to different pen nibs, so I made an order for some other ones that might be cool. This one has really helped me out a lot, though, in tandem with Pilot's drafting ink, I've had to struggle a lot less with my metal nibs lately.


My desk has been pretty messy... ^3^;
Still trying to see if I can find some really good drawing paper. I'm spoiled and now have to use the bluelined B4 paper, especially since the publisher I'm working for publishes close to the Japanese dimensions than say, Tokyopop. But I'm really not quite happy with the paper I'm using right now. It's Maxon B4 135kg Comic paper. I'm just about out of my Maxon Comic paper (which seems indistinguishable, but is actually quite a bit better) but I can't find any place to get it any more..I think they might not make it anymoreeee~ TT_TT If anyone knows of any good japanese paper, please let me know!!

So I'm on my next month of work.. and off to a late start. I got really sick right after last month's deadline and have been fighting off some weird stomach flu thing all week. It seems to be clearing up now, but I don't really have time to get better at this point. So wish me luck!! I'll be at this for a while.. hopefully I'll be able to say publicly what I'm working on in the next couple of months because I'm DYING to talk about it!
Ok, back to work for me~

first post

  • Posted by: rem
  • 2011-02-28 Mon 00:54:02
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Two months annihilated already, this new year is a fast and furious time-eating machine.
I've hardly even had the time to come up with a list of resolutions for the new year.
It's the year of the rabbit, right? Or of the cat? @_@ Arggghhh...
But actually...I have a feeling that this is going to be the tone of the whole year.
Anyway, here's a quickie update of what I've been up to the past 2-3 months.
    - The video game I was working on got canned! Boo hoo...
    - I'll be featured on the cover of the next FXT magazine! yay~
    - I started (and finished) work on a cool online project for a friend that I will gush about once the time is right! (very soon)
    - I'm signing on to a long term project that will probably keep me away from DA, but it's really cool and I can't wait to talk about it!!!
I hate not being able to talk about projects... but I guess it's part of the job. At any rate, march marks the start of a lot of new changes for me, all for the better (so far) and it's beginning to feel like March is the real beginning of the new year. ^.^;
So, with that in mind, here are my rather belated new year resolutions (yay, lists!):
    - Work so hard and so fast that I have the free time I need to keep my sanity.
    - Draw a comic that has nothing to do with work.
    - Keep up with my blog!
    - Appreciate every day.
    - Get some exercise!!
Ok! Well, thanks for visiting my new blog. I'll be posting random updates and WIP here. Since I don't really update my website, this is also where I'll be posting newer artwork. I'll try to update as often as I can~ m(_ _)m

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