Hey peeps. check out this rad article on Comics Alliance about the project I’ve been cranking out in the last month for Boom! Studios! It’s an anthology with a BUNCH of super cool peeps contributing! I did all the character designs and a three pager about a talking hamburger!
It’s gonna be the coolest biz, you should buy it. :)
Hey all! I’m sure you’ve all seen #Rian2NewHope going around for the last month! Well, it’s time we closed up shop on it!! This’ll be the last two-week stretch if you’d like to donate! The campaign will be officially closed on September 30th. As of writing this post, we’re close to 67% funded, which I cannot express my gratitude for raising. I’m only a little more than 2k shy of a life changing operation. That’s so fucking stellar!! and so so much closer than I was a month ago. I want to thank you all, every boost and donation and to everyone who volunteered their time and art.
To all of you who donated for artist sketch incentive tiers or to those who would like to claim sketch incentive tiers, please note that artists are allowed to opt-out at anytime! So the sooner you contact them the better your chances at snagging a slot in their queue! Please contact your chosen artists in a timely manner after donating!
"but Rian!" some may ask, "What is #Rian2NewHope? I’m so new to you and your blog!”
#Rian2NewHope is my gofundme campaign (found HERE) to help finance my gender reassignment surgery. You can read more about it on the GoFundMe page, the original tumblr post and in the 50% funded video. Every dollar raised goes directly to my goal of $6,831, the total sum for my first GRS operation. I’m working tirelessly to save the money, but I could not have done this much without all of your incredible support.
Please check out the #Rian2NewHope tag to see some of the amazing artists helping me raise the money for surgery and consider a signal boost or donation. Literally every dollar helps and is greatly appreciated.
trinosaurus said: So I'm looking to get started on a comic of my own but... I feel a bit lost. Like, I've designed a lot of characters and tried out different art styles. I've tried writing the first chapter out in play format. I know there is no "right" way of doing things (everyone works differently) but what's your general process for comic making?
I tend to dive in head first. I’ll have a general idea of what I wanna do- but nothing concrete. I find that I tend to get stuck in “designing hell” if I dont just jump in and make it up as I go. I spend too much time trying to make my character designs or story perfect, so nothing ever gets made.
Have a rough idea how you want your chapter to go, maybe write it out so far as a first draft, then go for it. Start drawing. That’s the only way to really figure out your own flow and process!!