A Collab of Ice and Fire — the fanzine
The Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice and Fire fanzine is now available for purchase! Boasting over 130 characters from Westeros, the zine is the product of 77 artists from twitter and tumblr contributing to one beautiful tribute! It’s saddles stitched and 48 pages long, with vivid colour and beautiful quality paper. And for only $10!
GET YOUR COPY TODAY!!
Alternate Etsy link
promise I’m not dead just drawing cats and dogs as pirates a lot
A lot of people have messaged me about the 30 Day Challenge list. I hadn’t realized the link on my old post was down, so I’m reposting it now, as well as letting you all know for the next 8 weeks I’ll be posting every Monday with animated illustrations. Hopefully I can brighten up your otherwise dry work week Monday!
UPDATE: Sorry I fixed the list. There was bunch of dummy text in there. It’s all good now
Send me a number and I’ll draw;
- A portrait of myself
- Myself in an alternate universe
- Myself as a child
- Myself in 10 years
- A comic of my day so far
- A portrait of you
- A picture of both of us
- My favourite character
- My least favourite character
- My favourite animal
- My favourite pokemon
- My dream home
- My dream cake
- My dream car
- My dream partner
- My favourite meal
- What I usually wear
- What I would love to wear
- What I have in my bag
Cuz I feel like drawin
i MIGHT do some of these if people ask, depends how i feel today
Vampire Artbook Open Call
The Vampire Artbook is now accepting submissions!
This vampire book focuses on the concept and aesthetics of vampirism, and is looking for artists and vampires of all kinds. Both illustrations and comics are accepted.
The submission deadline is September 8th.
bad news is i woke up at 3:00 and i feel Significantly Worse but the good news is is that I’m totally going to win this sylveon doll on ebay
Update: on top of book stuff I’ve spent the past week trying getting an apartment with friends and signing the lease so things are gonna be hectic here for a while especially since I’m in Philly and the place is in New York (which has been fun, wowee)
mandromeda asked: Z!
Z - a randomly chosen song
Furr by Blitzen Trapper is one of those songs that I just stumbled upon and gradually grew more and more obsessed with and it’s 90% of the reason I made that painting with the wolf girl and I love it and all of you should listen to it
Thinkin bout dragon age ocs
saw snowpiercer today and now i can’t sleep because my brain won’t stop making me think about it
THE SANTORO CORRESPONDENCE COURSE
for COMIC BOOK MAKERS presents
the comicsworkbook COMPOSITION COMPETITION 2014
1st place - $500 cash prize to the winner
2nd place - $250 credit at Copacetic Comics
3rd place - $100 credit at Copacetic Comics
There will also be 4 Honorable Mention awards of $50 credit each from the great people at Big Planet Comics.
Create a 16 page signature comic book narrative to the specifications outlined in my Correspondence Course for Comic Book Makers. (see below)
DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15th 2014
Ok, ok, here’s the deal. Now that the Xeric grant no longer exists - there aren’t many institutions that offer cash rewards for making a great comic. Hell, even if you get a publishing deal in comics you aren’t guaranteed a cash reward. So, my online school, THE SANTORO CORRESPONDENCE COURSE for COMIC BOOK MAKERS last year inaugurated an annual COMPOSITION COMPETITION to promote, well, competition amongst makers. This community - the small press comicbookmakers community - is sorely in need of a quest, a challenge, something to aim for on the calendar - like the Xeric grant deadline used provide. So I’m doing it. $500 bucks to the best 16 page signature comic book. Deadline is September 15th - which is the day after SPX .
Enough people know now that for my Correspondence Course I make all students use a grid to tell their story. I feel that using the grid is an essential step in understanding TIMING in making comic books. If you wanna play like Coltrane, you gotta learn your scales first. You gotta learn the rules before you can break the rules. And even if you are a master this is still a solid way to make comic books. Ask Jaime Hernandez.
Here are the specs:
11 x 14 inch originals with a 10 x 13 inch live area. Eight (landscape oriented) panel grids for each page. No exceptions. Each panel will be 3.25 x 5 inches. Work may be in color OR black and white - OR - a combination of both.
International students must use the same specs. No complaining.
Thats 14 pages of story plus two covers. Meaning seven spreads and a front and back cover. A 16 page signature.
THE STORY MUST BE COMPLETE. SERIAL INSTALLMENTS of a longer narrative ARE NOT ELIGIBLE. Consider this an exercise in short story writing. I think the 16 page signature is ideal to contain a short story.
Photograph or scan your pages and post them on your tumblr AS SPREADS. If you don’t have a tumblr - make one just for this contest. No exceptions! No complaining! Also post the front cover as the lead image and the back cover as the final image. Follow this example by former student of mine and comicsworkbook star Andrew White. (link)
Email me - santoroschoolATgmailDOTcom - that you have posted your entry to your tumblr - complete with your name and title of the work in the text field LIKE THIS EXAMPLE - and I will reblog it on to the comicsworkbook site. I will be posting them - reblogging them - on comicsworkbook as they come in. The good, the bad, and the ugly. I will, however, only be posting stories that stick to the RULES. If you don’t follow the rules, I will not reblog the story and you won’t be eligible for the cash prize.
comicsworkbook has over 15,000 followers now - so in theory just entering will help get your work seen and your name out there.
Any questions about the competition - please email me.
Competition is open to all. You do not have to be a former student of mine. Former students of mine ARE eligible to compete - however you must make a NEW 16 page signature. The signature that you made (or started but did not complete) for the course will not be eligible.
Again, If you have any questions about the rules please ask. Better to ask and be safe than to be mad when I disqualify you over some missed detail. Seriously. Remember - 8 landscape oriented panels of 3.25 x 5 inches each -arranged in a grid - on a 11 x 14 inch page with a 10 x 13 live area. 14 pages - or 7 spreads. One front cover. One back cover. Check out the photo at the top of this post - and again check out Andrew White’s example on how to format your entry.
******also I STRONGLY suggest that you also post hi res files of your entry on your website and include a link on your tumblr post. Many people complained last year about the difficulty of reading comics formatted as spreads on Tumblr. So please consider posting an easier to read version of your comic on another platform.
Remember! Email me - santoroschoolATgmailDOTcom - that you have posted your entry to your tumblr - I will reblog it.
You may enter as a writer/artist duo.
DEADLINE is Monday September 15th at 11:59 pm EST
Winners will be announced on Saturday Sept 23rd at noon EST
please reblog this announcement
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
"I was thinking about entering and had a couple of questions. Sorry if the answer to these is super obvious, but I just wanted to make sure! In the template you posted, there aren’t any gutters between the panels; does the comic need to be set up that exact same way, or can it have a bit of a gap in between some of the panels like in the Andrew White example? I noticed some of the panels butt up against each other and some don’t; I think this might cause the panel size vary a tiny bit, so I wanted to know if that would be cool. One last question, this is real media only, correct? No digital art?”
ANSWER: You can have gutters - and you can work digitally. However I still want you to draw it at 11 x 14 - don’t draw large and shrink it down - ideally you are drawing panels that are roughly 3.25 x 5 inches on the screen…
men who are artists love showing girls, who are so sad, so beautiful - girls crying in showers, girls with delicate bones curled into a fetal position. they want our eyeliner to run but never for our eyes to get puffy. they want our sadness but our anger isn’t pretty.
and they love us being girls - infantile, dependent on men. they love us when we’re broken so long as our pieces aren’t jagged.
stormy seas #wip