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Order of Tales and other stuff!

Post by evn » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:06 pm

Hey everyone! I have been drawing a lot of comics recently, let me show you some of them--

Here's some pages from Order of Tales, my current Big Thing, which I'm updating online as I draw it: http://www.rice-boy.com. There's around 460 pages of it so far.
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And here's a bit from a short comic I finished a little while ago. It's the first thing I've done in color in a little while-
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Thanks for looking. There's quite a bit more content on my site for you to peruse, if you like.

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Post by Mr. Average » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:15 pm

Ah! I've been a fan of Rice Boy for some time, but lost track of your other work lately. It's good to see it!

The colored pages have a particularly rich look to them. The easy, linear linework combines well with the charp color contrasts, particulary the blue-purple flowers. It's another example of how heavily stylized art can be extremely expressive - often in ways that more "realistic" styles cannot, because it draws you into its own milieu on a more fundamental level than a photo-realistic rendering.

Great to see this!

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Post by marooned » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:50 pm

Great to hear you finished the short Evan! It looks super sweet. I'm bummed I dragged you into that project and it didn't pan out. On the other hand, you got a nice story out of it! How do you plan on releasing it? I'd love to see it.

Order of Tales is kicking butt lately too! The whole bottle woman thing and TOEs fight with the machine men judicials - great, great stuff. Keep up the good work!
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Post by evn » Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:03 pm

Thanks you guys!

Mr. Avg- It is always weird to me to hear people talking about my 'style'! It is invisible to me; I just draw as well as I can. I think other people feel this way with their own work, too? Glad you liked Rice Boy amigo...

Maroonedtom-- I did finish the story. Has that project completely run out of gas? I never heard anything conclusive. I appreciate your offer to get into it either way.

My plan is to put up a 'short stories' section on the Rice Boy site for this and other things.

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Re: Order of Tales and other stuff!

Post by marooned » Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:06 pm

Last time I checked, the forums were down. I don't know what Sean is up to, but it seems dead. I'm publishing my story in my upcoming Marooned book.

Can't wait to see yours, looks like it came out sweet. And yeah, you definitely have a style, and it's really great.
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Post by Mr. Average » Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:35 pm

Ha! Touché! I only wish I were as easygoing about my artwork as you are - I mull over the miniutiae of almost every single line - your mindset is what I strive for but never achieve! It's what comes of being an architect, I guess - by the time a building is coming out of the ground every single thing has been pored over and worked in such excruciating detail that it's really quite exhausting, and it's a mindset that spills over, I suppose. I go to such lengths to make something "seem" spontaneous, I sometimes forget how to actually do it!

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Post by evn » Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:40 pm

Publishing a new book! Book two of three of the Order of Tales story. If you'd like to preorder it, that is an option: http://www.rice-boy.com/store.php#ootbook2
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Mr. Avg-- I know what you mean; it's a tricky situation. But there is no inherent value to your art appearing 'spontaneous,' and you shouldn't try to make it appear some way it's not. "Excruciating detail" works very well for some people... just draw as well as you can and don't worry about anything else!

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Post by evn » Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:30 pm

Working on another short story, called "Waiting in Surya." These are the first three pages in which not a lot happens.
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Post by evn » Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:25 am

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Hey I finished that short story! I'm really happy with it! You can read it right here:
http://www.rice-boy.com/shortstories.php

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Post by marooned » Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:24 pm

Ha, that was great Evan! Really enjoyed it. Cal and Toe are my faves in your universe. I had been wondering what was going to go up in the Short Stories section. Nice work, I love your colors as always.
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Post by MeHighLow » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:26 am

Man, you just keep improving in every aspect of your work.

I guess that's the way it's meant to be.

Do you plan on doing more shorts in the future? They seem like a good thing: you can make them relatively quickly and the fans have a complete story to enjoy.
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Post by evn » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:47 pm

I do plan to make more! In fact I just put up that blue one that I posted a few pages of:

read it here- http://www.rice-boy.com/shortstories.php
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Thanks for the comment Mehighlow-- I think I have told you that I am really loving Weave!

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Re: Order of Tales and other stuff!

Post by evn » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:28 pm

I put up a new short story, the Jewel of Brambool, which is full of glowy things. Read it here: http://www.rice-boy.com/shortstories.php
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And here is a recent bit from Order of Tales ( http://www.rice-boy.com/order/ ), the Big Project:
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And here is a SPACE GIRL:
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