Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Oh Yeah, I started a Webcomic...and Work Too



I started my webcomic a few weeks ago. "Why didn't I post about it here sooner?", you ask? I wanted to leave my friend Shelley's interview up on the front page for as long as possible so people could see it.

Anyway, I started posting it a few weeks back, and it's been a lot of fun! Shannon's doing the coloring and it's looking better than I expected it would! I'm learning something new with each strip and it's really the only non-work related artwork I've been doing recently. I started working at Titmouse (SuperJail!, Metalocalypse, etc.) here in NYC earlier this month, and it's been going okay. I work 5 days a week, so my only window for outside drawing is either on the 40 minute commute in and out of the city (when the trains aren't stuffed like a sardine can) or on the weekends.

Here's a link to the strip! : http://ftbcomic.blogspot.com/ (there's also a link on the side of the page over there -->

Right now the strip is put up on a temporary blog, but my friend Tara is helping me make a neat Comicpress site that I can transfer the strip over to. Then the old site will become sort of a work-in-progress/Livestream page for the comic. Should be done hopefully soon!

Here's some work-in-progress pics for the second strip:

1) Rough Comp/Blue Sketch


2) Character Tie-Down

3) Inks

4) Color (by Shannon)


It's a start...

5 comments:

Salomon Fenix said...

Good Luck, Michael

Matthew Koh said...

Hey Mike, I predict that this comic will changed it's style after 50 or more strips.

Anonymous said...

Hey, whats up Ruocco! This is the other Mike from SVA (Michael Kurtz, I'm a Sophomore now)! Congrats on working at TitMouse and also getting an award at the Dustys. I was just wondering how things are with you lately (you must be so busy working at the studio). With me, I'm going to be making my website pretty soon (kind of thinking if I should make a blog too, so that I can interact with you animators). Hope everything goes well, and I will see you at TitMouse (My teacher Pardo is taking us on a field trip there)!

CJ said...

I've been lurking around your blog and have found some interesting ways to approach sequential art. Thanks for the unintended education there! Haha... Also - keep up the good work. Your characters are great!

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