Working on promo pages for Escape from Dino Isle. #comics #comicbooks #comiccons #fitness #biggestloser #runordie #supercilious #superciliouscomics #pencils #penciler #artist #escapefromdinoisle
A drawing of one of my favorite TV show characters. Elaine is a total badass.
Pure awesomeness !
Every athlete will tell you that they one stage of their career they played hurt. Whether it be for the love of the game or simply not wanting to let their team mates down. You convince yourself to play through the pain. You find ways to still be effective. Quitting was and is never an option. I have to find ways to still be productive. I know I can’t force situations(as much as I have tried to do so, it never works) I have to allow things to happen. I have to trust the process of things and know that everything is unfolding the way I want. And if they are not going the way I want, then I need to focus my attention on something else. When my shot isn’t falling, I need to rebound or pass the ball. I can’t just focus on my bad shooting when there are so many other things I can do.
Currently,I am working on Escape from Dino Isle. Right now the deadline is not going to be met. The communication is not exactly cohesive either. Little setbacks are one thing, but major setbacks are another. I am definitely looking to fill some gaps in this game to not focus on one aspect that is not going well. Instead of allowing frustration to overtake me, I am finding other aspects to keep my mind off of the delay.
Basketball is my biggest comfort right now. I go back to the game when dealing with Supercilious Comics. Right now, I see an open team mate that I keep giving the ball to for an open shot. That team mate either drops the pass or misses the shot. As many times as it has been drilled in my head to hit the open man, I need to see that this team mate is not trying to score. It’s almost as if they are in their own little world. I’m not even sure if they know the affect they are having on the team. No matter how many times I talk to them, yell, or show disappointment, this team mate is content. I have to adjust, I have to find other ways to win. More than anything, I have to allow other ways to win and not focus on the one person dropping the ball.
Working on Dr.Petricholas’s journal for #escapefromdinoisle #dinosaurs #comics #comicbooks #comiccons #supercilious #superciliouscomics #weightloss #biggestloser #fitness
Important that I support other creators! Downloading #boplushygangsta Hands down one of the greatest ideas ever! Also they have one of the dopest websites! I’m a fan!
I found some pages(lots) of Chitty Chat Chat that I have not inked. Just pile it on! I will have a full 30 pages of Chitty ChAt Chat for all who enjoy bossy,ambitious 6 year olds. #comics #inking #supercilious #superciliouscomics #kids #educational
Another basketball tale! One thing I love sharing with people is the one thing I have in common with Michael Jordan. We love to practice. I always had a strong desire to be better than my previous practice and game. I would arrive early to practice by 20 minutes (in high school) and work on whatever I felt I lacked in a game. I was lucky to have a coaching staff in high school that encouraged and accommodated anyone who wanted to come in early and work on their game. Hell, I even did that for my art classes. Coming in early was my way of getting ahead. It didn’t stop there, any chance i got I was shooting the basketball and working on my dribbling. When it wasn’t basketball consuming me, I was drawing and writing. Looking back, I am wondering when I found the time to sleep. I had that overwhelming desire to be the best me I could be.
Now, what does this topic have to do with creating comic books?
Never stop working on your game,drawing,writing or whatever. No matter how successful you are, take the time to work on your craft. You are only as good as your last game. In my case, I am only as good as my last comic.
Wanted to elaborate more on the term “rotating defense” in the work place(small business, comic book making).Again, I am using my experience as a basketball player and from my high school team. My biggest life lessons came from playing basketball in high school.
Rotating Defense, is communication and being able to affectedly convey messages/actions to your team mates. Failure to do so breaks down the team to where people have to scramble to regain structure again. Now, of course there are moments where a defensive schemes calls for a roamer to double team an offensive player.Again it’s up to the other three to be able to adjust and move quickly to the ball. Again, strong communication is needed.
How does this work in the comic book world? Strong communication is needed when there is a hiccup. Communicating about delays or scripts immediately when a problem arises. Guessing, instead of asking can alleviate possible delays. If one person breaks down (concerning communication) it affects the others involved. Now, the rest of the team is scrambling trying to adjust.
We are apart of the flow of the team. We are all moving for the greater good of the project/team. Always keep that in mind when working with multiple people.