Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Qui a Besoin de la Lune?

The French translated version of Who Needs the Moon #1 went live today on ComiXology. I am incredibly happy with the job that Alex Castanheira did translating the english version into french.

Excited to hear if French speaking Bandes Dessinées readers like it.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Drawn Icon is still WIP

I am obviously very new to making fonts. But like anything in art, I think that if I work at it, I can make something that I should be proud of.

Admittedly though, font creation is not something that is to be taken lightly. I can spot the work of pros from the work of amateurs. My hope is that the fonts I create aren't so easily distinguishable from the good stuff.

Fortunately, a comic font should look like it's written by hand somewhat, so I think I can be forgiven if it doesn't work well outside of speech bubbles in comics.

Currently the font I've been creating - Drawn Icon - and that I use in Who Needs the Moon is working out pretty well. Every once in a while a new character pops up that needs to be added, or I alter the kerning here and there, so its still a work in progress.

But eventually I'll put it out there for anyone to use if interested with a free open source license. Before then, I'll probably get a couple other comic fonts started.

Canine Scratch is another font I am working on. It is meant only to be used in graphics and titles and just with latin based letters. And for that it works fine. WIP too, but eventually I'll just throw it out there. Same licensing intentions for this font too.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Comicscape Review

There's nothing like having a fine coffee in the morning and reading a good review for something you've worked hard at.

Comicscape over at have written an excellent review for Who Needs the Moon.

Check it out

I've nearly completed issue #2, and I hope to submit it early next week and have the french translation completed in time for both to be released simultaneously.

Cross your fingers crossed the french version, Qui a Besoin de la Lune #1 should be out on ComiXology next Wednesday!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Loose Staples Reviews WNTM #1

I got a surprise yesterday and learned that the column Loose Staples would be posting a review of my first issue today. As a bonus, @dedpool1979, bought it directly from me on the gumroad.

It's a good one which is empowering for me to read and it gave me a morale boost.

I'm struggling to finish up #2 at the moment. Mainly, I am just torn trying to tie up a visual problem that I am facing with the book right now.

Anyways go have a look at the review.

Oh. Since we're here.

Who Needs the Moon #1 made the Staff Picks list over at ComiXology.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Who Needs the Moon #1 has been pirated!

So I was alerted today by Google Alerts that a torrent had been put up on the interwebs of the first issue of Who Needs the Moon.


Although it is lost sales, it is nice to see that there are people on there sharing and interested in grabbing my comic.

Maybe some day they'll be interested in buying.

$1 isn't much, but its all a matter of perspective. For some places in this world, one American Dollar is a lot.

 You can still support me though if you can afford it by clicking the links. to ComiXology to DriveThruComics

Through me on the gumroad