Art by: Ha Huy Hoang “Splendid River”
Writer: Jesse Young writejessewrite.wordpress.com
Letterer: Thomas Mauer www.thomasmauer.com
Sunday At The Park is a short-comic project I’ve been working on for the last 4 months. The writer Jesse Young (http://writejessewrite.wordpress.com/) wrote the script based on the poem “Casey At The Bat” by Ernest Thayer, and hired me for the job, when he thought my drawing style fits the story the best.
I decided to
use this script in my final assignment for the Perspective class by Joko Budiono that I took last semester at the AAU and it paid off well. But not until now I got the time to finish the colors and let the professional letterer Thomas Mauer (http://www.thomasmauer.com/) to blow his magic into it.
So here it is, the first short-comic that I’ve ever felt really satisfied with.
Finally, I'm done with this one. Drawing for the AAU Comic book club's challenge: Draw a Saturday Morning Cartoon in your own style. I chose Scooby-Doo not because I was a big fan of it, I liked it, but I wasn't a fan, but because it's one of the most iconic Saturday Morning Cartoons ever made by Hanna-Babera. The classic version was hilarious even though animation was not that good.
By the way, if you guys do have a facebook, please take a look at my facebook page where I post many interesting things that I don't post here. Here's the link to my profile http://www.facebook.com/splendidriver
It's been a long time since I did something for my original characters. So here's something for the characters I made up for a project that has never been scripted - The Woot. This is kind of a concept for a story where Bunnivor goes riot on the Time Forest, where Woot and Chitty have been protecting for quite a long time. This is also for the challenge from the AAU Comic Book Club, the topic is to do something other than Marvel and DC Comics characters.
These are some re-designs for the characters from Batman. This is what I always think people would dress up like when I choose to fight crimes at night. It's a little bit more realistic but still have some cartoony-ness in it.
The message is pretty clear. Artists are human also, we also need food to survive to keep producing artworks, we also have families to take care of, we also have bills and needs, just like any of you guys. We can not work for Free and still be able to live and work and draw. So please, if you're intending on having an artist to do some work for you, be prepare to pay them what's worth their efforts and time and talent.
For you artists out there, ALWAYS ask for a clear contract that will protect you from being ripped off by companies or individuals, and ALWAYS take the money in a whole OR in parts UP FRONT before you even lay your pencil on the paper. Educate yourself in how to do business and protect your art, your career, and yourself. DON'T ever do works for FREE, because it will hurt not only you but the whole industry. People will look down on you and think that artists are not worth money because they're willing to work for FREE. NO, be careful, be smart, be prepare, ALWAYS have a rate for yourself, be aware of who you are, how good you are and ask for payment.
Spread the message out as far as you can and raise awareness in communities around the world, make people respect art and artists more, and help each other make a career in a safe working environment for artists.