World building for my webcomic, part 3

The best thing I feel about creating a new webcomic is that there’s not set way to do it. You just start and go the way you want. Personally, I’ve been doing a little bit of sketching some characters for First Earth. I love this part because I can really let my imagination take over.

With my sketches, I think about what they will look like, any type of poses (I have these Pigma posing dolls that I can put into poses, really works) that would give me problems and just sketch it for practice. When I feel comfortable with everything, I draw with my non photo pencil, fill in the figure with muscles and body and finish it with the rest of the final drawings.

I’m wondering, what’s your sketching process? Let me know and as always,

Be blessed.

My proudest nerd moment

It’s been quite a while since I’ve blogged on the Capes and Cowl. I’ve had a lot of things going on in my life, but even when I’ve had the time, I always put it off for “later”. I’m working on putting more effort into keeping this on a regular two week schedule again, so I decided to start today.

This topic I spun off of a question on Twitter from Gail Simone (one of my favorite writers), about discussing your happiest nerd day. I was thinking about this afterwards and I already knew what it going to be on the spot. I then started thinking that what was my proudest nerd moment? To me, there is a difference between my happiest and my proudest nerd moments.

My happiest was when I met Stan Lee and was able to ask him a question without sounding like my brain shut off my speech. That was a very happy day for me because I never thought I would meet him in my life. My proudest was because it was something that I accomplished in the comic realm that I love. This moment was when I hosted my first web comic panel at the Cincinnati Comic Expo. I was nervous and excited at the same time when I was picked and found out what day I was going on. I didn’t even think about writing down what I would say I just went and decided to “wing it”.

My best friend, who is into comics as well, came down for support, and actually took the picture that I use for some social media pages I have. I didn’t expect ANY one to show up for the panel, but I was shocked by how many were interested! Great questions were asked, and it was an incredible feeling to talk to others who were webcomic creators. That moment inspired me to put more work in on my web comics and I’ll never forget.

Which one was yours?

Be blessed.