Posted this video tip on YouTube: streamline your process to save time. I probably should have held the phone sideways too. Oh well.
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Join me as I slowly go mad trying to find the perfect work set up while simultaneously avoiding to do any work whatsoever.
Hey guys, the project I was working with Tapastic on this summer is out on the interwebs so i can finally share it here! I was lucky enough to contribute the cover and interior illustrations to Andy Weir's (of the Martian fame) series of short stories about Professor Moriarty. Check it out on Tapas!
On a seperate note. I really need to figure out what to do with this website. Right now the comic is hosted on Line Webtoon and Patreon has a blog with alot of my process stuff which makes this blog a little redundant in its current form. Perhaps a redesign is in order?
Hey guys, check out my interview at Word of The Nerd! You can hear me ramble on and on about Oscar Zahn, plans for the future, artistic influences and other great stuff. Really cool site too!
In other news, I picked up one of those fitness trackers recently to remind me to get up from my desk and move around around. My resting heart rate is at a fairly healthy 60 or so beats per minute but the other day I was walking the dog and started thinking about work and my heart rate shot up to 120! It's been an exciting summer and I've got some cool work related projects that I can't quite talk about yet but between Oscar Zahn and freelance, I definately feel like I bit off a little more than what I can chew. Ah well, if I can survive the next few months, maybe I'll come out of this a little wiser.
In the meantime, every morning I look a little like this:
Sorry for the lack of updates folks, I've been crazy busy getting the new Oscar Zahn story ready for launch on Webtoons. It feels like it's been an eternity since the last story and I'm really excited to show you guys what I've been working on.
As some of you may be aware, before The Strange Tales of Oscar Zahn, I've never actually done a comic or really any kind of sequential work before. I wasn't actually sure if I knew how to make a comic so I tried to keep the story simple and focus on telling that story visually. This time around, I feel a little bit more comfortable to try and tell a more ambitious story. Here's a sneak peak of the first page, prior to the Line Webtoon treatment:
Lately I've been collaborating with the super talented Celso Teixeira on a 3D sculpt for Oscar Zahn. By collaborating I mean he's been doing all the hard work and I've been scribbling random notes on top that may or may not be helpful. I thought it would be fun to keep you guys updated on the process. I've never really had my work translated to 3D so I'm excited to see where it goes. Who knows, maybe there will be an Oscar Zahn model one day!
Wow, I thought this day would never come! After what seems like an eternity, The Strange Tales of Oscar Zahn has finally relaunched on Line Webtoon and so far it seems to be getting a tremendous response!
I've been working in isolation for the last few months, working on the new story and moving the comic over and I've really missed getting that feedback from the readers. More than anything, knowing that people are enjoying the comic is what motivates me to keep working on Oscar Zahn.
It's kind of funny when I think about it, Oscar Zahn was sort of a joke idea I came up with one day at lunch with some of my colleagues. The idea was mostly born of out a mixture of a dissatisfaction with the work I've done professionally and a foolish naivete that I was going to do a comic that's "H.P Lovecraft mixed with Miyazaki!".
Fast forward a year and The Strange Tales of Oscar Zahn is actually a thing! Without the support of my friends, family, studio mates, and MOST importantly the readers, Oscar Zahn would have probably just sat unfinished on my hard drive. Just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to everybody.
So anyways, now that the comic is hosted by LINE Webtoon, I've been thinking of what I can do with www.oscarzahn.com. For now I will probably use it as hub for me to post Oscar Zahn related news, sketches or maybe even just personal stuff that I think would be fun to share.
Also, if you haven't done so yet, please take the time check out my patreon. Any help would be greatly appreciated!