The Daily Davis

doozybot:

I could really use some money right now so I’m gonna be taking commissions! I’m not sure how many I can commit to (not totally sure how many takers I’m gonna get) but I’m gonna keep doing this as long as I need to so what I’ll probably do is just cut off when I’ve got a full plate and reopen as soon as I can take on more. For prices, I’m thinking:

Inked character - $20

With flat colors - $25

Fully rendered colors - $40

Additional characters - $10 per character

Background - add $20

So, for example, that drawing of Gamera up there would be $40, while the illustration next to it of the girl punching the werewolf would be more like $80. I don’t expect a whole bunch of folks to shell out for big illustrations like that, but by all means toss a little paypal money and some reference material my way and I’ll draw your OCs or your favorite characters up nice. And if you’re broke like me and can’t afford fancy rich people commissions, you could still do me a solid and reblog this so your champagne drinking, cocaine snorting, crime fighting 1% friends can get in on the action.

Anyone interested, send me a private message or email me at jmferg89@gmail.com and we’ll work out the details.

Gotta juggle some cash around, but color me interested.

doozybot:

Playing with some new designs for the characters in my Hammer Horror-esque Adventure/Fantasy comic, which I’ve tentatively titled Graveyard Thrash

Because I love warrior women.

doozybot:

Playing with some new designs for the characters in my Hammer Horror-esque Adventure/Fantasy comic, which I’ve tentatively titled Graveyard Thrash

Because I love warrior women.

Commission of my character, Eron. You can find the artist at Fiverr.

Commission by luzerz on Fiverr.
I’ve been dabbling in a zombie apocalypse story for a while now and commissioned this drawing of one of the leads.
This is Darren Roberts: 25 year old music collector. Very kind, very geeky. He’s too trusting and does not have a violent streak in his body. He is a math major. Works at his father’s U-Stor-It. Father is living in Arizona. Mother living in Northern California. He is reluctant to lead despite the need for him to become a leader.
Nice to have some art of the character to look at as I write.

Commission by luzerz on Fiverr.

I’ve been dabbling in a zombie apocalypse story for a while now and commissioned this drawing of one of the leads.

This is Darren Roberts: 25 year old music collector. Very kind, very geeky. He’s too trusting and does not have a violent streak in his body. He is a math major. Works at his father’s U-Stor-It. Father is living in Arizona. Mother living in Northern California. He is reluctant to lead despite the need for him to become a leader.

Nice to have some art of the character to look at as I write.

With all the talk about the next Indiana Jones, and that fake rumor about them handing it to a new actor, Bond-style, it got me thinking.

Why not just make Short Round the next Indiana Jones? Mid to late-twenties Short Round takes up treasure-hunting like his mentor.

Basically I am thinking a big screen Jackie Chan Adventures, and it is glorious.

Asian Americans getting a huge U.S. franchise, room for a Harrison Ford cameo, and passing on the whip to a new generation. What’s not to love?

poinko:

I got manga studio for christmas last year and since i was practicing with digital drawing anyway, I jumped in with both feet to see if I could knock out a 5 page comic. I learned a lot, not just about manga studio, but digital drawing, comic layout and composition too, so it was a pretty good exercise!

About the comic itself though, I’ve been working on a story featuring this character named Fargas, who is a freelance writer and fact-finder. Kind of like Indiana Jones, except with a digital camera instead of a whip. It’s still very much a work in progress, but I thought he might make a good subject for this comic.

Is good stuff.

Indeed, when Van Winkle comments on the replacement of a portrait King George III with a portrait of George Washington, the villagers fly into a panic, concerned that Van Winkle is some form of sleeper-agent.

That’s right.

I went there.

Let it not be said that do not I appreciate the irony presented here.

Let it not be said that do not I appreciate the irony presented here.

Kid Friendly Comics

I’m probably gonna write an essay about the importance of kid-friendly comics to the industry, but until then take some time to see me put my ideas into action. Basically, I have a series I’ve been sitting on for a while and I posted an unedited pilot script on my patreon. The concept is called Ben’s Book of Banned Beasts and more or less is an excuse to get kids into the cool stuff I like such as mythology, history, and cryptids. The comic follows a couple of kids and a south American lizard god who most protect an ancient book that records mythological creatures and figures to preserve them. Sometimes, however, the figures in the books aren’t always cooperative and sometimes leak out.

So go ahead and give it a look. Maybe one day I can get around to drawing it.

I can’t weigh in too heavily on this John Campbell thing because it is way beyond me, but I do take issue with promising to deliver books to diehard fans, not delivering on them, and outright burning them while creating a tumblr making fun of the people who want their stuff they pretty much paid for. It doesn’t help, either, that the entire method of the message is couched in condescending language.

I don’t think it helps whatever message is trying to be communicated.

Hopefully John is able to find help.