6-Commando by Mathieu Moyen is a featured title in this month's newsletter.
Two years!? How in the world has it been two years? We don't know but the calendar doesn't lie. In two years, we have grown from three Members to over six-hundred Members and six-hundred Watchers with 13,800 group page views. This is out-standing - especially considering the amount of comic related groups that are currently on dA.
What has set us apart are our members and our contributors. At this time, we would like to thank our consistently active members for sharing their original work, webcomics and sample pages. Thank you to Dedasaur
and her fun, warm-hearted action/adventure series "The Pirate Balthasar" series, Shaun "Shono" McCauley
and his original series "Shadows of Oblivion", Swimming-Bird
and "Holiday Wars", L-Tat
, Tom "Mister Muck"
Rogers and his many contributions to our Process and Comic Series folders and Canadian writer/artist Elaine "dlmx-13" Will
and her "Looking Straight Ahead" series. Thanks for sharing your work here. This has directly contributed greatly
to our success as a group.
Welcome New Members
Welcome to all 37 new members who have joined since September, including: Vassya, Carddesign, CGAndro, FloatingDockComics, Kminor, NatashaDSaville, ZePoink, Bald-and-Curly, AnxiousA, ShaunYeo, SkySunnymQ, red-gold-sparks, CJJennings, HDContreras, hudocreative, tshorty11, ArtofthePainter, zakurosabarsky, BrunoSilveiraPires, Flat-Works, Ran2Chaos, PrometheusAlexander, TokiroKAWA, nither14, llewssoR, mojothecreator17, delirymsbat, IronGateComic, AoiAiron, femtastiskt, chiryogatito, TheHappyLandfill, Waydhem, EisArt, Grasharaboras1, MeteorJones and Ealynn.
Welcome to new members Shaun Yeo
from New Zealand, SkySunnymQ
from China and Red Gold Sparks
for joining us. Red Gold Sparks original title "A Thief's Tale"
is featured in this month's Indie Comic and Books news section below.
New Indie Comic And Book News
Our members are some of the most active self-publishers of webcomics and graphic novels in the world. This month, we would like to present three of our members comic projects.
Blackstone by Robert A. Marzullo features a super-villain fighting other super-villains.
Blackstone, by Detroit area artist Robert Marzullo, travels though space looking for a suitable kill to suffice his needs. While a plot thickens to capture and destroy him. A bounty hunter by the name of Krim is hot on his trail. Then, Blackstone has a most uneventful occurrence.
Our reckless and aggressive character Blackstone is on the run from past crimes. He runs into an event that forever changes who he is. Will his past allow him to atone? Probably not!
Blackstone just did the Detroit Fanfare comic con in October and is currently available on Indy Planet
6-Commando by Mathieu Moyen is an original sci-fi war epic that is Battle: Los Angeles (2011) meets ExoSquad.
6-Commando is a graphic novel about life, death, and the chain of command in an alternate version of the 1990′s. It is the most current work in progress by Mathieu Moyen
. You can see his other work at Vicious Print
, where he posts drawings, paintings, essays, ideas, and general nonsense related to the world of fine and applied arts.
Mr. Moyen's technique is extremely well organized and detail oriented. We are planning a new DEMO Time post featuring his intricate detailing technique sometime early next year.
Thief's Tale by Maia Kobabe is set in an medieval era.Thief's Tale
by Maia Kobabe aka Red-gold-sparks
features the adventures of young people in a medieval setting. Maia did the Alternative Press Expo (APE) this past October and is a currently doing graduate work at the California College of Arts in San Francisco.
Copies of Thief's Tale are available right now at Etsy
and can be previewed on Smack Jeeves
New Features: Group Member Info/Group Critique
As of late last month we have made a naming change to the "Info" folder and added a new folder to our group. The "Info" folder was previously used for blog postings and journal storage for archival purposes. As the Group and Member Info folder
, we are accepting promotional art for member books and comic con appearances here.
Please use this to post one piece of art
per appearance or announcement! ONE. Ok? OK.
The Group Critique folder
is a brand new feature! We respect and encourage our members to seek out constructive criticism from their peer group. Please add your feedback for these artists.
Keep in mind that they are each trying to identify their strengths and weaknesses. Please provide constructive criticism by commenting on the pages in this folder. A complete copy of the Group Crit Rules
is available in this folder.
Are you going to be at a comic con during the Winter or early next year? Let us know by adding your comments to this newsletter. We would love to hear from you!