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May 16 '14

ananthymous:

Girl with the Skeleton Hand 1

One of several comics collected in CUTTINGS, the upcoming Johnny Wander book! It’s up for preorder on Kickstarter right now!

The concept for Cecilia came almost fully formed out of a sketch in Yuko’s notebook! She was looking at her hands and thinking to herself “my right hand looks much more skeletal than my left… I wonder if it’ll turn into bones when I’m older”. When I saw the sketch later it was like a lightning bolt— Yuko has a way of drawing faces flush with personality, and sometimes a whole story spins right out of it. 

Oh gosh this comic is five years old now!  I’ve learned so so much since doing the first Cecilia short.  I’d really like to continue these guys’ adventures, maybe we will in the NEAR FUTURE??

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May 15 '14

ananthymous:

The CUTTINGS KS passed 30K! We’ve unlocked a bunch of new pages and upgrades to the book. To celebrate, I asked Conrad to cut together all of the takes where we… threw a book at him… enjoy. ):

CUTTINGS is the new book from Johnny Wander! You can preorder it on Kickstarter!

Sorry Conrad…

Conrad has been such a sport during all this!  Thanks buddy!

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May 14 '14

Candy Capers thumbnails, inspiration, and final covers.

Word on the street is that the Adventure Time: Candy Capers trade paperback is now available everywhere!  Ananth and I had a few early copies for TCAF and let-me-tell-you, the book looks A M A Z I N G !  In celebration, here’s all my covers, their thumbnails, and their respective mystery/thriller/action inspirations!

You should be following the rad people who made this book possible!  Artist Ian McGinty, letterer/designer Hannah Nance Partlow, colorist Maarta Laiho, and of course my co-writer Ananth.  Super extra special thanks to our amazing editor Shannon Watters!  It was so wonderful working with all you guys, yer all tops!!

And since I’m here, the new Johnny Wander collection CUTTINGS is still available for preorder on Kickstarter!  Thank you so so so much to everyone who’s supported/shared it!!

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May 6 '14
ananthymous:

We’ll be at TCAF this weekend, May 10-11! You can find us on the second floor at table 271! We have a new banner and it’s VERY pink. 
In related news, we’re currently running kickstarter preorders for CUTTINGS, our newest Johnny Wander book. It’s going to have a bunch of our color comics and a lot of brand new art from Yuko’s sketchbooks! WOW!

OMIGOSH TCAF IS GONNA BE THIS WEEKEND!  Hopefully we’ll see you there!

ananthymous:

We’ll be at TCAF this weekend, May 10-11! You can find us on the second floor at table 271! We have a new banner and it’s VERY pink. 

In related news, we’re currently running kickstarter preorders for CUTTINGS, our newest Johnny Wander book. It’s going to have a bunch of our color comics and a lot of brand new art from Yuko’s sketchbooks! WOW!

OMIGOSH TCAF IS GONNA BE THIS WEEKEND!  Hopefully we’ll see you there!

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May 5 '14
ananthymous:

The Kickstarter for our latest collection, CUTTINGS, is now live!
CUTTINGS is a striking new hardcover collection that includes color fiction Johnny Wander shorts & never before seen art from Yuko Ota!
There’s a STANDARD and LTD edition available, as well as a bunch of other rewards (including previous books in our library)! 
We’re really excited about this book! Thanks for reading!

Aaa oh gosh it’s live!  We’re collecting a bunch of art from this tumblr and also a slew of art that’s never been shared publicly before!  This book is gonna be real handsome, I hope you guys dig it!

ananthymous:

The Kickstarter for our latest collection, CUTTINGS, is now live!

CUTTINGS is a striking new hardcover collection that includes color fiction Johnny Wander shorts & never before seen art from Yuko Ota!

There’s a STANDARD and LTD edition available, as well as a bunch of other rewards (including previous books in our library)! 

We’re really excited about this book! Thanks for reading!

Aaa oh gosh it’s live!  We’re collecting a bunch of art from this tumblr and also a slew of art that’s never been shared publicly before!  This book is gonna be real handsome, I hope you guys dig it!

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Apr 29 '14
Photoshop speedpaint of a girl with a super cute jacket from the subway.  (She also had at least a dozen gold mylar balloons.)

Photoshop speedpaint of a girl with a super cute jacket from the subway.  (She also had at least a dozen gold mylar balloons.)

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Apr 23 '14
dog and dragon. photoshop.
these boys are going to be the death of me

dog and dragon. photoshop.

these boys are going to be the death of me

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Apr 20 '14
Eight of Swords.  photoshop.
Whoops another tarot card appeared.  North was rough to associate with a card, he was very nearly the two of cups exclusively on the merit that he looks like the red winged lion from the Rider-Waite deck.
Instead he gets to be represented by a hooded falcon in the middle of a caldera.

Eight of Swords.  photoshop.

Whoops another tarot card appeared.  North was rough to associate with a card, he was very nearly the two of cups exclusively on the merit that he looks like the red winged lion from the Rider-Waite deck.

Instead he gets to be represented by a hooded falcon in the middle of a caldera.

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Apr 18 '14
Gumi.  photoshop.
A long while back, Magnolia got me into Vocaloids music via osmosis.  I like a bunch of Gumi’s songs but don’t really care much for her canon outfit and Mags has been trying to get me to give a shot at dressing her up.  Dunno if I hit what I was going for, maybe I’ll give it another shot later!

Gumi.  photoshop.

A long while back, Magnolia got me into Vocaloids music via osmosis.  I like a bunch of Gumi’s songs but don’t really care much for her canon outfit and Mags has been trying to get me to give a shot at dressing her up.  Dunno if I hit what I was going for, maybe I’ll give it another shot later!

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Apr 14 '14

Character Q&A: Kaia, Dhio, North

A little while ago I mentioned wanting to fill out a character meme that was going around and my pal Chelsea was a dear and gave me a few prompts.  Here’s some questions answered by those guys I won’t stop drawing.

• What are your strengths?

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"I’m pretty fair at carving.  Y’know, decorative stuff.  Handles, door frames, charms, toys."

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Apr 10 '14
Thyme for Courage.  brush and ink, colored ink, gold paint, watercolor, photoshop.
Recently picked up some gold paint!
(thyme also contains an antiseptic that is still used as the active ingredient in listerine.)

Thyme for Courage.  brush and ink, colored ink, gold paint, watercolor, photoshop.

Recently picked up some gold paint!

(thyme also contains an antiseptic that is still used as the active ingredient in listerine.)

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Apr 2 '14

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Mar 29 '14
Poppies for the Dead. ballpoint pen, marker, photoshop color.
March is time for me to do self-indulgent drawings and it’s nearly over!  Here’s a drawing of Dhio.

Poppies for the Dead. ballpoint pen, marker, photoshop color.

March is time for me to do self-indulgent drawings and it’s nearly over!  Here’s a drawing of Dhio.

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Mar 28 '14

Namco High: Cousin designs

As you might know, ShiftyLook is shutting down later this year and as a result, today is the last day to purchase Namco High.  While I still have a chance, I wanted to talk a little bit about my designs for the game!

Cousin’s appearance was probably the most important design made for the game.  They were also the only character that was created for Namco High; everyone else (excluding a few incidental background characters) was a pre-existing property character.

One of the direct orders I received was that Cousin’s Katamari antenna needed to end in a heart.  So I just played into that theme in spades (or hearts. uh).  Heart-shaped head (the v-neck sweater implies the bottom of the heart shape), heart insignia on the sweater, head and body in shades of red and pink.

Everyone who plays Namco High would need to be able to project themselves onto this avatar.  Cousin has no canon gender, orientation, or race; the player is able to decide all those things for themselves.  As such, I made certain that their design was as imprintable as possible; nondescript sexual and gender signifiers, and a non-human skintone.

The game is available to purchase for $7.50 until the end of March 28th.

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Mar 26 '14
Ha ha yeesh okay fine!  Here’s the full version of that cropped picture from yesterday.
Thanks guys, for enabling my shamefully self-indulgent drawings.

Ha ha yeesh okay fine!  Here’s the full version of that cropped picture from yesterday.

Thanks guys, for enabling my shamefully self-indulgent drawings.

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