Anonymous asked: hello! i wanted to ask, i wonder if you can help, what are the things to do and steps to follow when you want to publish a comic for the very first time. i more or less finished writing a scenario and started thinking on how to put it on paper and draw it etc. and i don’t know how far i must go and do it before i can present it to some publishing company. do i have to complete it entirely and finish it, or just the rough/draft of it is enough? if you have any advices i’d gladly hear it!! thanks!
yeah sure, here’s some little advice i learn.
When you want to propose a project, imagine that you show to the publisher a trailer of your work. By trailer i mean you have to charm the publisher quickly.
Basically you need :
-The pitch: i a few line (5 to 10) you have to resume your story in the main line, by showing how it’s a good story and to let some mysteries to create some interest.
this part is very important, you have to catch the intention very quickly ( the trailer effect thing that i talked before).
-5 Pages finalised: it have to be finished, colour, bubble and text. It have to show what the reader will see in the book. My advice is to take a nice scene of your story (I doesn’t need to be le first scene), you have to show your drawing skill.
Aaaand that’s it.
Sure you can add some fews rough more, or a script.
But i worked at a publisher, and you have to imagine that someday they received, 20, 30 maybe more project.
They can’t read every script, or a files of 40 pages. A good project proposition is short and impacting.
Hope it will you, if you want more informations don’t hesitate to ask.
Anonymous asked: You draw so much, have you experienced injury in the past? or are you experiencing any pain currently?
hopefully i never had a bad injury due to drawing.
But my hand is very tense when i’m drawing, and it can be a little painful. So i make a lot of little break to rest my hand.
I hope i won’t be too serious in the next year.
Anonymous asked: Second question: what is it with all these stories from doggybags books and their spanish titles and mexican-chicano ambientation and topics ? Theres like more than three like that. Im mexican and it surprises me coming from french comic artists .. Also ive seen something alike before with the Luchadores five comic
I think a lot of french drawer are inspired by los angeles and mexico because of the many movie that takes place, or for the graphical wealth.
Per example the wrestling is US, is pretty kitch, but the mexican wrestling is amazing, the mask, the atmosphere.
I think it really inspire people.
Anonymous asked: Hey do you use wacom tablet to draw digitally? Or what would you recomend? And whats that effect you put to your final desgns ? Looks like a filter , really cool
for rough and the inking i only work traditionnaly. I tried some tablet, but i’m fucking bad with it.
But for the color i mostly use digital. For the effet it’s some water color texture, i use it to give some warm to the digital color.
Anonymous asked: Hey you! I think your art is pretty kick ass! You must know this already, but just making sure. I really admire your style and would love to see more! :3 (Not to be pushy or anything...) Have a good day/night you lovely person!
hehe you don’t push me, you totaly motivating me !!
Thanks a lot !
hawkthewalk asked: did you make up the alphabet that's on the signs in some of your comic drawings? it looks like chinese characters but not... just wondering, i think made up languages are cool! your art is amazing by the way
it’s totally made up, it’s kind of graphical mix between kanji and korean writing. i don’t have enough a good level in chinese sign, so i prefere not to try.
And my universe is fictionnal, very inspired by hong kong, but not a real place. So made up characters works hehe.
Anonymous asked: are you Run?
i’m not, why ?