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On my mini-parade of older sketches, I present the original sketch of Granny from Chapter 3: Shades of Red. I don’t think I translated her well to a full comic format… This sketch chilled even me!
No. I cannot explain the innocent cute child on the same page, nor who she is, nor the shredded gargoyle wing next to granny. I draw whatever is in my head and these were there, now “buddies” on the same page together. Such is my weird brain;)
First, it’s my birthday:) I am not taking a break but gearing up for the next several strips, a milieu of extraneous chores, a plethora of October events (October is a big month in this family), and trying to cram all of that into a few short days before starting a brand new job and career (sadly, no, not as a writer or illustrator or graphic designer but at least it is for the state!)
Given that, let me present a concept idea for page 3 of a more illustrated version of my proposed 56 Shards book. It clearly illustrates the protagonist I selected.
While difficult to change an 8-years-strong comic into a middle grade novel, I am endeavoring to do just that and still retain all the meat and detail integrity… even if it can’t all be packed into a middle grade novel. My goal is to make this novel fit into the already-established world not necessarily as a what-if story but something that may have happened “off camera” before. That’s my goal. We’ll see how it goes. Keep ya posted!
Hey! Something happy before the **** hits the fan! Don’t worry:) No one’s going to die. At least… I don’t think they are…
Will resume Thursday. Just been really busy this last week trying to get a new job, do a yard sale, fix up the house, etc.
I am on vacation but decided to post this look at the dwarfs pre- and post-shard-influenced. It isn’t always easy to see the character designs through the journal entries. Here we have a few dwarf faces and the overall look of the dwarfs, plus what they look like with their gas masks. Zwei is prominently showcased.
Fun Fact: Each dwarf in SHARDS has a mask and an aura reflecting their particular representative sin (Sloth, Lust/Extravagance, Envy, Gluttony, Greed, Wrath, Pride) but each one in their original story would be considered representative of the opposite of the sin they reflect. SlothEins for example would be very active. Lust/Extravagance/Zwei has a very introverted personality and is shy, Envy/Drei is perfectly happy being who he is on the inside, Gluttony/Vier is usually very mindful of others and very moderate in his food consumption, Greed/Funf is extremely helpful and always wants to put them before himself, Wrath/Sechs is a bit grumbly and disagreeable but quick to apologize for any slight. I can’t mention Pride juuuust yet, but you’ll see. His current form is the opposite of everything he stands for.
After being out of the con circuit for two years… I found there’s a bit more catching up and haven’t the material to cover the week. Between that and the move and prepping for two kid birthday parties, I will instead be pimping the…
LIVE AND IN-PERSON APPEARANCES OF JADE GRIFFIN OF “56SHARDS” AND THE AWESOME DAVE OF “SELKIE”.
That’s right! We’ll be sharing a table at SNAFU Con being held at The Nugget Hotel, 1100 Nugget Ave. in Sparks, NV from Oct. 6-8. Come stop by! The theme is Multiverse which fits SHARDS perfectly so I’ll be cosplaying as Timelord Alice! Come stop by Table 28, buy a mystery bag or some SHARDS and Selkie merch, and chat it up! Commissions also available!