Friendly Potato

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I announced my new project last night. Go check it out if you want! 😀 Continue reading “Friendly Potato”

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The Struggle is Real

I’m nearing my 2 year anniversary as a freelancer.

Yep, 2 years of struggle, lol. I must admit, it’s never easy. NEVER.The pain of not having a stable income lingers to your mind every single day. Continue reading “The Struggle is Real”

5 Mistakes Every Freelancer Makes

Well, here’s the thing, I forgot where I got this. But the image says “Creative Market” on top. So I went there and saw the original post! There’s a very good direct point mentioned there, which is:

“It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.” – Paul Scher

Yeah, he’s right. So here are some hints that we could avoid making. Continue reading “5 Mistakes Every Freelancer Makes”

Knight & Silver Classes

I’ve bumped into a couple of online classes that I think would be beneficial in the long run.

I’ll give you short introductions on each.

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First is Keith Knight’s Cartooning Workshop. Here’s an excerpt from the page:

You’ll learn how to find a story, convey it in a concise manner, and use the tools of the trade.

It’s a 30min class on how to work your flow in creating autobio comics. Not only that, below, you’ll see related lessons that are really informative. Take a look at them. Here’s the link to his Skillshare page. 🙂

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Second, it’s Stephen Silver’s Art Education Made Affordable. Here’s what Stephen Silver’s about to say:

I have been teaching online now for 10 years and am excited to announce that we are creating a new platform through Schoolism which is going to make my self-taught courses and all others affordable for everyone around the world. Our Kickstarter Campaign starts today. Please help me spread the word. I will still be teaching my courses with live feedback for the personal one on one instruction.

It is about Advance character designing and its fundamentals. Though it’s not out yet, they’re funding it via Kickstarter in which you can pledge your support.

Anyway, I’ve been busy creating some stuff for an event this coming first week of April. I’ll be posting updates here. 🙂

The Bookstore Experience

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I remember when I was a kid, aside from a toy store, I will ask my parents to leave me in a bookstore as they go on doing groceries. I loved it! It paved the way of exploring different kinds of books – novels, textbooks, encyclopedias, history books, etc. And it’s an adventure as I flip on different pages! Like, something to unravel along the way! Now come school days, I did love the library! It’s full of books, it’s quiet, it has the ambiance of giving you your moment to imagine what you are reading.

And then I met comics. Its visual storytelling is so cool that makes you crave for more! We don’t have comics in our libraries way back then, I saw comics in a newspaper stall near the barbershop in the town I grew up. They sell newspapers, used books, fashion mags and comics. That’s my first experience on holding a comic mag. In my mind it’s like, “Wow! I want to take this home!” Hahaha! I’ll always pull my mom to go buy me that comic – weekly! Even that’s not as big as a bookstore or library, but it’s a book place.

Well, that’s what bookstores gave me. The experience and the habit of loving books & book places.

Elite Daily has something to say to us regarding bookstores. This is definitely a good read. Indeed it is the digital age. But there’s really something in a physical book that makes us hold it and cherish it for long hours and even days.

When we shop online, we’re often looking for one specific product. In a bookstore, you may stumble upon a novel that never would have showed up in your search, and that you never would have otherwise read.

Go check it out. Here’s the link.

The Bondocs

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I had the privilege to spend the weekend with some friends in a nearby out of town escapade. There’s this one special family that helped me a lot thru the times I was just starting up to be a comic artist. They handled most of my printing process in the earlier stages. Then I decided to compile the issues into trade paperback books.

Continue reading “The Bondocs”

Electric Bunny Comics

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There are comics that are just easy to like/love! I consider this one of those. 😀

It’s an autobiography comics with some fabricated situations in it. Like what Dingo said…

“My comics are a way for me to show people my life. Every comic that is about me are things that I have done, talked about or witnessed…..SOME are MILDLY fabricated.”

Feel free to check Dingo’s site! Electric Bunny Comics