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So, to all of my friends who still actually read these, guess you probably want an update, right? Because you're selfish like that and force me to write these so you can be snoopy and read up on what I'm doing, right? Or do you just like the thought of me having to do forced labor? I be you'd be happy if I was in shackles getting whipped right now while typing this? Probably not. Unless you're into Fifty Shades of Grey, in which case, I'll give you my number. jk. Seriously though, what HAVE I been up to?
To be honest, not much. I mean, I've been working harder on the LZ the Living Zombie comic more than any other comic I've done in the past. The reasoning is kind of ridiculous. You see, my friend and co-writer thought of the comic when we were bored one night trying to think of a project. He didn't think I'd really do it. Well now here we are, and we found out we really didn't want to do it. But I decided I need to finish at least ONE comic. Well since my co-writer pretty much relinquished all creativity and storyline to me, I am actually having more fun with LZ now. Also, some of you may have noticed the first couple of pages were in COLOR? Weird, I know, I use black and white for pretty much all my comic book art. I was going to color the whole thing, but I decided not only do I want this to be like a manga, but also coloring takes longer, and costs more to color an entire comic book. So what's in store for LZ? Me pretty much filling it up with ridiculous amounts of zombie violence, steampunk mechas, and zombie killing badassery. I really want to finish LZ, but not be ashamed that I worked on it. I may have went into it downright HATING the comic, now though, I'm close to finishing it, and I gotta say I'm pretty happy to where it's gotten. Some of you may have noticed that the style changes up a lot. Some of you may have even noticed mistakes in pages. That's actually on purpose, I could've gone back and redid the pages, but I wanted to not only save paper and ink, but also wanted to show the progress LZ has undergone and the skills its actually given me since I started it. So when LZ is gone, I hope it may become as popular as my other comics that I never finished, lol.
Speaking of other comics, me and my co-writer and my brother/co-writer also were talking, and we kind of were thinking about our comics. I know, weird right? A comic group that talks about comics? But we all agreed that we come up with comics too fast and since I'm the only artist in the group, that it takes a while for all of our comics to be finished. So I suggested we just make first issues. We come up with an idea, make a really cool first issue, and see what people think. Well I'm also a fan of Shonen Jump and Yen Plus, and other magazines that deal with art, so I suggested we make our own magazine. They both kind of laughed until I explained to them that we could fill it with all of our first issues. Not only that but pictures and commentary on how we developed them all, so people can get a look into what it's like to be an independent comic artist. So we're seriously thinking about taking Lethal Lead and turning it into a comic magazine for indie comics. I'd like to recruit other artists too for the magazine, but we might wait until we get a first issue published, and see how the sales are. Most of the comics will be in black and white, and manga style. I really have fully embraced my manga side and am proud of that, lol. So, keep a look out for a possible Lethal Lead magazine on your local store shelves, in the future though. lol.
As for other stuff. School's doing well, for the most part. I'm trying to get into the Art Institute of Seattle and I've been talking to their reps a lot, and even impressed one of the reps with my art. I want to enter in more contests, mostly for scholarships, but also to get my art more noticed, especially by colleges. I may have to go to a community college first though, and work my way up, but I'm okay with that, especially since a community college nearby is offering a new class on graphic novels. That's right, a comic book class in college. It just got a whole lot awesome up in here!
And for my last little update, since I'm pretty tired, it's like, 1:15 in the morning here, I just read about a new scholarship for cosplayers. That's right, I'll post a link if you're interested, I still have to read the details, but a scholarship is literally offering scholarships for people's cosplays, mostly I think for handmaking your outfit though, not buying it. But still, expect a cosplay finally from me real soon for this scholarship, lol.