Hey guys! Got me some news!
First off, my Robot Day 2015 picture got featured on Newgrounds' front page as the official banner! An honor! It's too bad I dropped the ball by misspelling the actors name as Daran Morris. Its Daran Norris.
Good going, Pax.
Apparently this mistake wasnt enough to dissuade Azhthar from making some inspired music-- give it a listen!
SirUndead and I have been drunkenly hammering out some ideas for future flash projects over sessions of Dirty Bomb. He's been honing his Aussie grunts down to a razors edge and I'm still beating Adobe Flash with a club, so I'm sure whatever mutant animation baby we abandon here on Newgrounds will be a smash hit.
This makes it seem more serious than it is. Trust me, its hilarious! Guys! Guys?
Now the next bit of news is something I've been excited to talk about for a few months.
Around New Years I drew some fanart for Mxthe's excellent game Underhell. Great first-person shooter, fantastic writing and story, amazing music, and absolutely free. Check out the link to read more and download it, or if you need to hear me gush about it some more, check out my art link. Seriously. I wrote a novella about this damn game. If you're a fan of the multiplayer shooter Insurgency you have him to thank for the map design, too. He's one talented bastard.
Anyways, he contacted me via Twitter early April to thank me and offer a proposal. Turns out he needs an artist. For what? Well, did I mention Underhell has released only the prologue and first chapter to a five-chapter game?
The man needed a character designer. Holy shit, it was Christmas all over again. So since April I've been designing characters, sketching, discussing, and chilling out with someone who made a game I love, works for a successful game company, is genuinely cool as all shit, and had John Romero say Underhell was a cool title at a convention. I have proof. Sortof. There's no speech bubble over his head saying "wow Underhell sounds metal" but-- you get it.
There's still a very...very long way to go but so far I've been loving every second. As of this moment I have completed 25 character designs that range from fullbody shots to front and side views of faces designed from the ground up. In the scrap folder there are 139 sketches, variations, works in progresses, and abominations that should never see the light of day. I unearthed one of the less terrifying ones here.
My comic Kansas on Storyshift is far from dead, its just coming along at a geologic pace. Many thanks to all the folks who read it-- every single view and vote means a lot to me. I want so badly to get this story out in no small part due to the reaction it has been getting so far. Heres another picture to add to this uncomfortably large pile!
Final bit of news, I'll be brushing the dust off my Etsy shop and selling some stuff and things! The link will come soon. It wont have a huge inventory but I figure I could maybe earn enough dough to go to the Ottawa Gem Show this year and buy all the sparkly rocks.
all of them.
man i need some finer-grit sandpaper
Stay cool, folks! Thanks for reading!