Monday, October 29, 2012

The 8th Philippine Komikon: Aftermath

ANNOUNCEMENT: If you have any information regarding the theft of Ms. Alexa’s bag and Doc Carlo’s DSLR, please do not hesitate to contact Thank you!

Another Komikon has come and gone, and this marks the second time that I was able to participate as a seller thanks to the amazing Raykosen and Studio 4 Eyes! O(≧∇≦)O

As I mentioned before, Crystal Shadows has officially launched under Studio 4 Eyes with the main characters on the cover! It’s too bad we didn’t know exactly how and where we can print colored covers without burning a hole in our Editor’s pockets, but hey, we actually managed to sell all the copies! How cool is that?! ヽ(;▽;)ノ

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Erin Kiraly Cosplay(?!)

As part of Studio 4 Eyes’ Debut, I wanted to do something that I’ve always wanted to try but was always too intimidated to do. (*-`ω´- )人

Cosplaying has always been an interest of mine, but like I said, I’ve always been too scared to actually do it. (*-ω-) For this particular character, Erin, she’s always been near and dear to my heart, so I wanted the indie debut to be as effective(?) as it could be.

And when I met Ray who is both a great mangaka and cosplayer, I decided to try this out and just do my best at the convention. (/ω\)

Unfortunately(?), I’ve failed in capturing Erin’s personally since I was too excited about Komikon. She’s supposed to be wearing a “poker face” all the time, but I couldn’t help smiling at everyone who passed by our table! ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ

I’ll write more on Komikon later after I’ve taken photos of all my goodies~ For now, I hope you enjoy these test shots of me as Erin. I might take more photos that are actually “in character” later, but I need to have my jumper adjusted first!

For now, thanks to the amazing Loki’s Haven for my cosplay dress and last minute sewing(?) advice. And of course, to the most awesome cosplayer, Tracy, who gave me the most amazing crash course on how to cosplay! \(≧∇≦)/

And no guys, that’s not really my room, that’s our guest room which is a heck of a lot neater than my room! (^^ゞ

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Studio 4 Eyes *Debut* at Winter Komikon 2012

We interrupt your weekly webcomic update to give you a special announcement:

Crystal Shadows will be debuting in Winter Komikon 2012 along with two other titles, “I HAN IT for Love” and “Team Gemini” under Studio 4 Eyes!

What’s more, Crystal Shadows will be on the cover of the special *Debut* edition! Limited copies will be available in Revel Circle’s table at the Indie Tiangge.

Komikon will be held at the Bayanihan Center on October 27, 2012. For details on how to get there, please refer to the official event page for further details.

See you there guys! And don’t worry, the webcomic will resume next week! 。◕‿◕。

Sunday, October 21, 2012

WIP: Misaki-Taichou?!

work in progress 2012.10.21 - crystal shadows - erin and misaki???

What are you doing in Crystal Shadows? Are you torturing loving me through manga too??? щ(ಥДಥщ)

I think I may be working too hard, but Komikon is only a short week away, and here I am… still toning! (,,#゚Д゚)

It looks as if even my characters are beginning to scold me for getting sick and taking a week off when I couldn’t really afford it, hahaha! (シ_ _)シ But not giving up, not giving up! Going back to work now, huff huff~! ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Crystal Shadows: Page 004

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I’m so sorry!!! I forgot it was Thursday already! I was already finished with this, but I’m rushing to finish the indie version for Komikon! щ(ಥДಥщ)

That’s right guys, Crystal Shadows will be available next week in Winter Komikon 2012! ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆ This is only the second time that I’ll be participating, but I’m really excited because I’ll be attending with Ray Magbanua, Misakichan, and Pochaco!

But more on that later~ Time to talk about the actual page itself!

Well, I don’t have time to color an icon for this anymore because as I said, I’m rushing things for Komikon, but some of the old readers will probably notice my Megatokyo influence with regards to the girl speaking in a foreign language. I’ve encountered the “< >” style added to the actual dialogue way back in 2004, and thought it was weird at first because you can just write it in the actual language anyway, right?

Wrong. (シ_ _)シ When I mixed languages for my other comics, a lot of people got upset. So that’s why Megatokyo stuck to one language.

Anyway, enjoy the page! More to come next week! ヾ(*´∇`)ノ

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Crystal Shadows: Page 003

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Hi guys! Sorry for the few hours delay! My sister’s paying us a visit for about a week, so she’s taking up most of my time IRL. (ノ´д`)

Anyway~ So we’re on to page 3! What to say about this page… well, Misaki-chan and I did have a little trouble with the first panel, mainly because we couldn’t decide on the sound effect! I mean, what would you choose to describe someone who stands up abruptly? ヘ(°¬°)ノ Sure, the girl slammed both hands on the table, but her chair would probably make a much louder noise as it’s being pushed away, right? And you can stand up quickly and put your hands on your desk without making a sound anyway! ヾ(・ω・o)

And of course, I could be completely over thinking that again.ヽ(´Д`ヽ) I like the second panel to be honest… Maybe I’m envious about her legs.

Oh, and you probably remember chibi Jeremy from the preview post. He’s still as adorable as ever, wouldn’t you agree? 。◕‿◕。

Ah well, time for bed! I got a few hours of sleep left before I need to run around with my sister again. Hopefully I can finish my pages for the Komikon release even with this distraction, ohoho~ (≧▼≦;) More news on that soon!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Crystal Shadows: Page 002

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Woohoo! Finally, we get to see the first page (or second page? eh?

And just a quick reminder for the new readers, you can read all the available pages for this series and many others in the Manga Section! (`・ω・´)ゞ

So what can I say about this page? Uh… well, how about this is the first time I’m using SketchUp for the backgrounds of my manga? That’s right~ I’ve leveled up from a 2D artist to a 3D one! ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ

Ok, not really… ヾ(´▽`;)ゝ I’m not very good at it for the moment, but learning this software does make drawing backgrounds a lot easier! So I highly recommend it!

But wait, would one consider that to be cheating? ヾ(×× ) ツ I’m not sure, but being that I’m only doing this on the side, I’ll take all the help I can get!

On another note, check out the 4th panel of this page. Just what is this lunch box filled with anyway? Roast chicken? Duck? And I just ate roast duck the other day, wheee~! (=゚ω゚)ノ

Anyway, I hope you guys enjoyed this page! ヽ(;▽;)ノ Come back next week for another installment of Crystal Shadows!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Gift: Thank You

During the soft launch / premier of Crystal Shadows, I received this little sketch from my editor…

And all it took was an hour’s work on MS Paint with her trusty mouse! *(*´∀`*)☆

What does it mean? Well, I’ll leave you to decide for yourselves. After all, this is fanart by Misaki-chan, and not official art, right? (─‿‿─) But if you wanna gossip about it, check out the link I provided, hm~?

Gotta run~! ☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ