Monday, October 31, 2005

November Previews

Right click and choose "save as" to download the printable flyer (approx. 500K):

::saleswoman voice on::

chippin' away at chapter six I realized that Sorcerers & Secretaries is available to order through Previews magazine. Be sure to go out to your local comic shop and give the clerk S&S's diamond order code "NOV05 3132", and tell them to be sure to carry Sorcerers & Secretaries!!!!! OH JJYYYEAAAAH! XD

And to make things even easier, I made this printable flyer to give to your comic shop retailer so they'll remember! Just right click and choose "save as" here, or on the picture above, print it, and present it to the clerk. =)

::saleswoman voice off::

Ahem... because Eccentric Won't Cut It asked for it in the comic thread here is the first page to chapter five:

Back to the drawing board I go~! =)


Thursday, October 27, 2005

Chapter 5 done!

PHEW. So I finished chapter five last night around six am >_< A Comics Monk!!

And so... time to make some tea and toast, get my day started and start chapter six, the most awesome chapter yet! I seriously can't wait to draw this thing. This is the last chapter in the book so it's the final lap in my comics marathon! I'll be posting progress to keep my energy up! =D Wish me luck guys and gals. =)


Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Chapter 5 inks finished

Phew! I finished inking chapter five last night! I dunno if I can post this but I'm really proud of this page because I was afraid I couldn't draw Josh jumping the turnstile, but it turned out okay so I'm posting it anyway hehe~ still need to add tones:

Also thanks to everyone replying to Kazu's request for cities with affordable housing and that are livable! We decided to postpone our Portland move for financial and time reasons, maybe we'll do it next year? We've also considered Seattle because it seems more metropolitan, we still have yet to visit it though. I have to say that I do miss the Northeast and part of me wants to go running back there, but at the same time I've moved around so much my entire life within the Northeast. I think as long as the people around me are awesome and the city makes sense with what I'm doing as a career, we'll make it work.

In any case, if anyone has a place in mind that is suggested, go ahead and pimp your city! We wanna know good places to look into for buying a house. =)


Monday, October 24, 2005

S&S progress plus Royksopp

Above is a panel from chapter five. Just felt like bloggin' a bit.

I'm about 2/3 done with the chapter, it's turning out pretty awesome! Having read Svet's amazingly fun and fast-paced comic, Dramacon (out in finer bookstores near you!!), I realized as a storyteller I need to stop being afraid of letting bigger events in the story happen. I get so lost in developing the characters I kind of forget that there's an actual story that needs to be told! I feel like it was one of my problems with Reman Myth as well as for the first three chapters of S&S. I guess in the end the stories are working out okay, but it's good to be reminded every once in a while to get that ball rolling! At the same time it is kind of annoying when stories move TOO fast, not leaving enough time to get to know characters, but maybe since I lean too far in the character developement area, feeling like I need to lean towards story beats more will balance out my comics. Thank you, Svet, for the inspiration!

I haven't had much time to work on the S&S section of this site yet to post this, but check it out! My first ever Sorcerers & Secretaries fan art! Thank you, Maddy! =)

By Shadi's recommendation, I've been listening to Royksopp. I really love the general sound of his songs, they sound full of conflict, a little on the edge of urban adventure/drama, and very modern. Nice! I recommend clicking "discography" and listening to the realplayer previews of his songs from his two albums, "Understanding" and "Melody A.M.". I really like "Only This Moment", "In Space", "Eple", "Follow My Ruin", and "Beautiful Day Without You". Really, though, they're all awesome. Really! =)

All right... back to comics I go. More updates on progress n stuff laterz~! ::puts in the royksopp again::


Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Las Vegas and Tokyopop

I went on a weekend trip to Las Vegas with fellow Tokyopop creators and some editors for a library tour. Click the above image for a photo report!

During one of the sessions I tried out Irene's copic markers by drawing Philip and Tabby. Those markers sure are cool~ especially the brush tip! But man, do I miss these characters.

I also feel a little woozy, I think I got sick... worse time to be sick. S&S chapter 5 deadline's right around the corner! wish me luck~!


Wednesday, October 5, 2005

read chapter 4 (click "read chapter")

discuss chapter 4

What can Josh be so happy about? Why, the fourth chapter of Sorcerers & Secretaries is online now, that's what! Click the button that says "read chapter" under the drop-down menu to the left of the takuhai page (now known as "manga online"). When you're done if you have the urge to give me some feedback on it or discuss it with other readers (if they're still around! XD ) just go here to the felaxx forum~ =)

Also, S&S is available for pre-order from To make things easier on how to get your hands on stuff I worked on, I made a little "store" section to the site that's accessible on the left.

If you missed it, check out my photo report from my recent trip to Portland or access the news archives below~


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