Looks like Eliot dropped something.
Fell off the faceof the earth again, folks. But I’m back now.
Hey guy’s Root Rot will be updating in a few days. I’ve been struggling with a new website and have been on and off the phone with tech support these last few days. That’s all cleared up now though so I can get back to work. I might start posting work in progress images every few days or so over the comment section in order to keep you guys up to speed.
Just throwing down a new blog to try and explain some of the new happenings.
Most of you know that my life is mostly consumed with finding a way to pay the bills, finding a way to pay the bills with art, and working on personal art projects.
Some of you may know that Root Rot is not my only project. The problem is most of my other projects are “secret project”. Now when I say “secret projects” I don’t mean that they’re actually secret. What I mean is that these projects are long term and most them won’t be ready to show any body for at least a year or two. These “secret projects” consume a decent amount of my free time, and frankly, it’s starting to wear on me. I imposed on myself a lot of work with no recognition. I’m smashing my head against the wall all day with no one around to appreciated the pretty blood splatters I’m making on the wallpaper.
The only public thing I’m working on right now is Root Rot, and because it’s become this medium to train and push my abilities, it’ll probably never update with any consistency.
So I’ve come up with a few solutions to the problem.
1. Make some of my “secret projects” less secret.
2. New consistent comic.
This something that has been in the works for a while now. The idea was for it to be something relatively easy, something I could be proud of and something I could put out on at least a weekly basis.
And what came out was Cleaver
Cleaver is going to be a bit different from the comic work that most you are used to seeing from me.
Cleaver will be:
- A bit cartoonier
- A bit goofier
- A bit more violent
And Cleaver on;y takes about 2-3 hours on average to make.
To put this into perspective, Root Rot takes around 24 hours at least to complete.
This way, I’ll be able to have consistent comic without taking huge chunks out of my day or interfering with Root Rot and my other projects.
You guy’s can check it out now if you like. http://www.cleavercomics.com/ The first few comics may be a little nsfw but that should just about be the end of it.
There’s only a few strips up right now but three more should be up in the next two days and there’s 3 or 4 in the buffer as well. Either today or tomorrow I’ll be throwing it up on Ink outbreak and Top web comics, and maybe starting a few ads.
Also, you might of noticed the phrase “and other junk” as the sub title.
Basically the plans to have little short stories in published interstitially between episodes of cleaver. Something to keep things fresh and loose, and prevent tunnel vision. The first on you’ll see should be Home:
It’s about a little girl and a great big skull thing.
Forest city is a secret project that I have been working on for a while now. It’s a graphic novel in a painterly style. I’m super fuckin jazzed about it. If I had to describe it one sentence I’d say it’s kinda like a cross between The Warriors and the breakfast club. The plan is to either finish the entire story and publish it as a graphic novel or to release it in 25-30 page issues. Either way it’ll be a while before it’s ready for release. Most of the pages are still in the sketch stage and none of them have been colored yet.
My plan is to make a tumblr or something that I can update periodically with work-in-progress images and panels and concept art and stuff. That way I’ll be able to get some of that feedback and recognition that I thrive on so much. It should help the comic expand and make working on it much easier.
The blog should be up and running some time late november – early december.
Bleak is an animation project that I mention I was starting about a year ago. Since then it has undergone several large set backs and delays. I’ve decided to come at it from an entirely different approach. I’m going to focus my efforts in completing the basic animatic myself and use that as a way to draw other animators into the project. Meanwhile bleak will also have a blog that I’ll be posting animatic frames and concept stuff on.
That should also be showing up around early december.
I think that’s everything for now. I’ve got a few other projects but they’re not really a priority at the moment.
Oh! It’s also my birthday today!
I know root rot has been suffering from a lot of heavy delays lately, so I’d like to try and apologize.
A while ago I moved back up to portland from Colorado and I’m still sommwhat suffering from latent effects of moving. Namely looking for employment. Currently all my income is from various commissions I’ve been pulling in. On top of that this next page has a shit load of detail in it and it’s taking forever.
Here’s a preview of the page so far.
I know none of those are very legitimate excuses and you’re al probably tired of hearing me apologize, but I really am very sorry. I need to get my shit together.
if all goes well the page should be finished on Sunday.
Hey guys. I’m still staying in the hotel by the airport, so the next page is going take a bit longer. I start classes again today and it takes me an hour to get to school from here. But the page is all sketched out so all i need to do is ink and color it. Anyway, thanks for bearing with me!
I have a place now! Hooray!
I don’t have a desk yet but at least I can get back to work on finishing the next page and the commisions.
Sorry about that. More or less back on track now.
Doing anther stream today at around 5:30 pst and also tomorrow morning whenever I get back up. Come talk at me please.
All done. Thanks!
On that note, what would you guys say to just always having streams on Tuesdays so I dont have to keep telling you via blog thingy?
I’ll think on it.
Ok I think I managed to get the stream to work. Gonna fire it up around 12:00-ish pst. still not done so im gonna throw up another stream and go until its finished.
gimmie about 30 minutes to grab some coffee and boot up
Thanks Every body.