….the off*beat kickstarter is officially up! Thanks so much for the kind words of support~! get a sneak peak at the new covers, logos and stuff! edit- dur. I forgot to link it… http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chromaticpress/off-beat-vols-1-2-chromatic-press-editions
Happy Easter! Egg hunt going down on MMnet!
On April 1st, there’s going to be a hidden link (egg) in the Witch’s Quarry pages on Mangamagazine.net If you win, you get a free month’s subscription to Mangamagazine.net! no strings attached or credit card info needed! Read the most current pages of book 2 chapter 10 and get 4-5 page a week updates exclusive to subscribers! ...
nyanja14 asked: Hello! Do you know if Chromatic Press is releasing volumes 1 and 2 separately or in an omnibus edition? Thank you!
cardboardbubble asked: Do a special collected edition of hot steamyness!! got my copies for way to cheap and I like to support this properly. Also be aware I (like many) can't do the kickstarters. So please place an extra money bin or have a post-kickstart pre-order. You know i'm cool because I want moar of you crafts.
Puzzle and Dragons is the perfect 5 minute fix
Okay so I’ve pretty much given up gaming since I came back to comics. I just didn’t have the time for the usual RPG dungeon crawler stuffs I tend to gravitate towards. Well I found a new perfect fix for a few minutes everyday on my iphone. Puzzle and Dragons !! It’s like Pokemon meets Magical Drop has very limited stamina that you can use to play for short periods of...
donacheshiregrin asked: I've been waiting for Off*beat 3 since 2 came out, and I had a question. Would it be possible to release a special box set of all 3 for us die hard fans when it comes out? I'd totally get it, as my 1 and 2 are getting a bit worn out. ;)
toryxcolin asked: um Miss Quick where can i read ur book Off*beat online cause i'm trying to read vol. 2
I'm ALIVE! for the most part...
So I want to apologize to those who have so kindly commented and asked questions about my projects. I’m going to try to get back to them. It’s been a rough couple of months. I hate going into my personal life, (it always sounds like a bunch of pathetic excuses) but I feel I owe some explanation for being rather quiet online. I’ve been busy being sicker than I’ve ever...
Publisher Chromatic Press Annoucement
So my publisher for Off*beat has gone official and done an interview with MTV geek. I also did an interview with boy’s-luv.com Thanks for all the feedback and support! I’ll keep you all posted when I can! <3<3<3
gyimcha asked: Hi! I'm really happy volume 3 of Off*Beat is finally being released!! I've missed that series so much and it's been a long and patient journey. I was wondering, maybe you can print the omakes/short comics you posted on your DA as extras in the newer prints? They're always really cute and I'd love to have them in a physical form and on my bookshelf. I'm definitely most...
Off*Beat 1,2 re-printing What extras would you...
So this month I will be working on new covers for books 1+2 of Off*beat. They will be reprinted with my new publishing company and match the layout, logo ect of the eventual book 3. I would like to add some extra content, and my publishers have agreed to possibly adding a limited copy insert as well. I’d like to know what the patient, patient, (bless your souls ;_;) patient readers of...
Witch's Quarry going Premium on Mangamagazine!
Witch’s Quarry has been promoted to a premium series at Mangamagazine.net! Yay! What a great way to kick off 2013! My new years resolution is to draw and write comics non-stop this year. The wonderful staff at Mangamagazine has offered my series a promotion and I have decided to take the leap and make Mangamagazine the main hosting site for Witch’s Quarry. What does this mean...
Bookmark Winners, MM Nov Results, Off*beat 2013?
Season’s Greetings! First of all I wanted to thank everyone who for took the time to write me a few thoughts on Witch’s Quarry. This month has been difficult to muster any creative energy, (Nov/Dec is terribly demoralizing when you work retail) and these notes were a life line for me. I was originally planning to draw a couple names to send the bookmarks to, but seeing there was 7...
This Friday is the last day for the bookmark...
Just a reminder guys that I’m giving away my art nouveau inspired bookmarks! Not very many people entered so chances of winning are very high! Again all you need to do is enter is send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Put “WQ Holiday contest” in the subject title Write me something short about what you like or don’t like about Witch’s Quarry. It can be just a few...
Holiday Rewards and Contest
Greetings! I designed some bookmarks to give as an additional thanks to those who have supported my comic through donations. They are hand laminated, cut and signed by me, so there may be some small imperfections. It’s not much I know…just a small gesture…but still I feel super compelled to show my deep gratitude for their generosity! If you donate $10, please pick one of the...
When did I start to truly dread the “holiday season”? Not sure when exactly all the fun got completely sucked out of it to be replaced with stress, obligations and financial crisis. Probably when I became an adult. I get really depressed and tired about this time of year. I can’t wait for February/March already ): I’m not so much a Grinch because I hate happiness,...
Please support Witch's Quarry Featured on MM
Hey Guys, So Witch’s Quarry has been featured on Mangamagazine.net! The staff has been very friendly and cool! There is little monetary compensation, given based on reader traffic, so if you’d like to show your support the comic there, I’d be forever grateful. Any proceeds I receive will go towards my extra page donation pool. Who knows? With enough readership, I might be able...
sandmanshiganbana asked: what about VOL 3 of Offbeat? Sorry if its a touchy subject i just love your work! and would like to know if it out or if somethings up? I wait for your reply plz and thank you
Thanks for the support~Reworking chapter 1
First of all I’d really like to thank everyone for the support they have given my artwork and stories. I’m really very honored and flattered that some readers have donated towards supporting Witch’s Quarry. It was much more than I could have expected, and it really lifts my spirits to give me affirmation in my work. I also thank those who have been actively following the story...
Where there is a Will...
So I have been waiting to make some pretty big decisions and changes in my life. I hope to finally have some “official” news in November but I can’t say for certain. I will let you guys know as soon as I can though…believe me I cannot WAIT to finally have some peace of mind about all this and where my projects are going. Maybe even get a good night’s sleep! I will...
Final Results of the WQ OC contest!
So I had the absolutely impossible time trying to pick a grand prize winner for the original character creation contest. The more and more I tried to envision a short 3-5 page comic based on one of the characters, the more attached I started to become. I decided that I wanted to give them all a bit more of a place in the story, rather than just some character slapped in the background of a...
Rogue X Knight Conclusion
So I have to be honest. I think I’ve always struggled with extreme fears of being misunderstood. I’ve tried to be a bit more “free” in my writing and art but I have learned from Rogue X Knight that I still have gut-twisting paranoia, even in the fairly anonymous void of the interweb. Posting Rogue X Knight was a bit of a harrowing experience with me. I felt totally...
WQ OCC contest Ended/ Be kind
Made an announcement about the results of the Witch’s Quarry OC Contest. http://witchsquarry.smackjeeves.com/ My cat Emma, passed away yesterday. It was eerie how many memories of watching my dad passing away, her passing revived in me. She had a large tumor in the right side of her chest cavity that was blocking her ability to breath. Her symptoms were hidden for a long time and when...
Just a reminder that the WQ OC event ends Oct 1st!
I meant to post something on Monday but I’ve been busy the last couple days trying to help some hapless stray cats that were scratching at our door ): Just a reminder that the Witch’s Quarry OC contest is ending October 1st so if you want to make a character to appear in the story, get your submission in before then!! Here’s the guidelines again~ Thanks for participating! And...
And Veolynn is back and shirtless...again
Anyone miss Veolynn? ;) How I missed torturing drawing/writing him/her. Witch’s Quarry Oh man I am rocking out these pages. I’m super excited for book 2. whoot whoot. I feel like the story and characters are finally starting to come to where I envisioned them. My technique is still the same but I keep adding more layers. My computer is starting to protest XD!! I am a huge...
Improvements are slow but steady
I’ve started production of book 2 and my most recent scene revisited an event taking place in chapter 6. I’ve learned a bit from working on RxK and I think although my process hasn’t really changed per say, it’s looking a bit more polished? I’d like to think so anyway. Humor to my delusions ;_; I did a side by side comparison and felt about 80+ pages later, there...
Fluer du Mal on loop
I get up, go to work, eagerly rush across the parking lot, come home and take 10 minutes to make something forgettable to eat, and sit at my computer and art the day away. Crawl into bed with a sore neck. Go to sleep and rinse and repeat. I’m tired like all the time. Yet I somehow find this INCREDIBLY repetitive lifestyle enthralling. Not sure how I have such a high thresh hold for the...
back from the road
goodness gracious. I’ve been away from the drawing desk for a week! craziness of the road trip. It was a nice break but it’s always a bit tough getting back into the swing of things. I managed to have a lot of time in the car to stew away at insecurities. The last 10 pages of my RxK script kept getting last minute changes. Now I’m debating on whether or not to keep all of...
Road trip time!
I’m stepping out of my house. OMG. the sun…it burns me…hisss Here’s the version of my Tarot card for the Webcomic Tarot Project I did awhile back. Anyone out there doing a webcomic who wants to join in, I think there’s still some cards available! I realized in retrospect, that I would have liked to upload the version before the template was added, since you can see...
The style change that never was
So remember the DnD campaign that never made it past level 3? I was digging through some old stuff and found some drawings I did of those characters while I was waiting for my turn in battle. I was trying really hard to get away from my usual “manga” influenced style but it hurt my brain trying to draw the same characters looking the same over and over again. I ended up drawing my...
I meant to post something about this awhile ago and I forgot >_< A cool little vodcast featuring the webcomic, Lost Nova brought to you courtesy of http://fantasycomicportal.com/ If you like fantasy webcomics, I recommend you check them out. :)
Witch's Quarry got spotlit on smackjeeves~Thank...
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the readers and supporters of my comic works. I’m really very speechless to have been added to the spotlight page, thanks to nomination and support! I figure rather than drawing thank you pinups, I would just keep trying to update my comic and make it the best I can. Also thanks to those who have already submitted OC’s for my contest!...
Witch's Quarry OC Contest 2012!!
http://witchsquarry.smackjeeves.com/contest/ Check out the contest page now live on Witch’s Quarry! The war effort in Oladuan needs YOU!! Are you a knight/councillor/prophet/agent?? Help add some of your own personal flair to the Witch’s Quarry Universe~ Let’s have fun together and Please help spread the word!!
another process pic
just another process series of pics. dunno if anyone actually likes to see these things or not :X Wesyng from Witch’s Quarry aargh It requires so much self control to keep myself from posting all my buffer pages XD;; seems like daily updates still take FOREVER. but I have to keep telling myself it’s better to be consistent and reliable in my updating than to have the instant...
Bathing...like a sir!
I’ve gotten in the habit of taking baths instead of showers. It helps relax my neck and shoulders that get ridiculously stiff/sore from all my constant hunched over drawing/CGing. It so happens that I found this to be perfect “research” for a fun little bath time scene in RxK. I almost cut this scene out of the original script because of how unnecessary three pages of hairless...
So I posted this on my DA already but for those of you who might not use DA, I thought I’d update here as well. Thanks to those who voted!! Wesyng led the poll by a good margin so I’m going to do his background story first. I do plan on doing them all eventually. I jumped right in, because I was totally starting to panic when I didn’t know what to work on after work...
Taking a Poll for Witch's Quarry Character short.
To copy + paste from my DA journal cuz I’m lazy. So I’m pretty much finished the first major installment of Witch’s Quarry chapters 1-6 and 177 pages. whee. The second book script needs a lot of work, and I have a few short character prequel stories fleshed out that I’d like to do while I work on refining book 2. Since I try not to be biased with my characters, I’m...
Nerves and anticipation
I know I’m always being ridiculous in my insecurities…(I am being ridiculous? right? RIGHT?? j/k hehe) but I tend to worry more about my story/character progression then my art work. Not because I think my artwork is wonderful and all, but I guess because I might be naively thinking that story is what is most important. Well what’s most important to me anyway. I’ve...
nanomango challenge complete!
Finished Nanomango Challenge! 30 finished colored pages. Best part is that I am 18 pages away from the end of Witch’s Quarry book 1. I’m totally celebrating with general tso’s tofu tomorrow after work.
characters say the darnest things...
I made an illustration of Jethry yesterday and posted on DA. Witch’s Quarry is still updated daily in color and will be through the rest of June and July unless otherwise announced. And holy crap I have over 200 watchers. Thanks so much ;_; happiness! As a responsible writer, I would never play favorites. Okay I have a few confessions to make. My characters have pretty much taken over...
nanomango part 2
I’m currently at 20/30 finished pages for the nanomango challenge! with two weeks left in june I’m totally coasting. Hurrah! I’m super excited to be starting chapter 6 this week. I’ve been dying to draw it since chapter 4 and now it’s here already. I get to introduce some major themes, knights from Hounswel and I get to color Deshad. Whooopie~!!! Here’s my...
thanks for everyday
Maybe I’m just on the high point of comics emotional roller coaster again, but this week as I was rushing home from work (as usual) I came to realize something wonderful. I’m excited for everyday. I’m excited to work on my story. I’m excited for people to read the story. I’m excited to read their reactions, their questions, opinions, and yes even criticisms. ...
So I should have totally posted about this at the beginning of the month but…shooooot if time doesn’t fly like crazy when you are trying to get 30 color pages done in a month along with working a job and second project. Information on Nanomango can be found here http://nanomango.livejournal.com/ I’m too lazy/busy/stupid to join livejournal so I’ve been joining in the...
for every action there is an equal and opposite...
Last week I posted while on a comics high. I finished chapter 4 of Witch’s Quarry in full color and I managed to stick to my daily updates. Progress was being made and life was good. SO naturally, this week life is terrible and I feel like I’m never going to accomplish anything. Ha. I managed to squeeze out 7 pages of color in 4 days. It was challenging scene but I was fairly...
draw draw draw..and you don't stop
So I just finished chapter 4 last night. Oh it’s so euphoric! It’s like I finally caught up with that magical, dangling carrot on the stick long enough to hold it in my grubby hands and smell that carroty goodness. Life is good again. And just to keep patting myself on the back, I read the whole chapter through a couple times to check for flow and it worked to my satisfaction and...
Just another two cents worth.
Witch’s Quarry is still being updated daily until otherwise announced. Chapter 4 will be in glorious color. Color production will be unsustainable at a daily schedule, with my retail job and my work on Off*beat. It will have to slow down most likely to 3 days week by the end of May when Off*beat picks up and my buffer gets consumed. I’m disappointed with the idea of slowing down my...
Shipping out winners prizes today!
Witch’s Quarry is now on chapter 4 and page 88. Oh and it’s in COLOR. check it out! I’m going out to the post office this morning to ship out the prizes to the winners of Free Comic Day Give Away. Congratulations to ~Petrograd =Sakurafire ~PeiteLilRitsuka Sorry for the simplicity of the drawings, but I am pretty darn swamped these days! I wanted to get these out ASAP...
I redrew names today for unclaimed Prizes. I’ll keep doing every morning until they get claimed and then I’ll make another announcement. After they are all claimed, I’ll let you guys know who won, and when I’m mailing out their requests, as well as show their requested drawings. Thanks again for participating!
Winners for Free Comics Day Drawn
I used a random generator to select winners of my Free Comics Day Contest. I tried to contact the winners best I could but I’m shouting it out here! Please reply with your full correct mailing address and doodle request by 12am est May 6th or I’ll assume you forfeit and I will draw another winner. Please provide me some kind of reference for the doodle if it is not one of my...