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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Panel of the Day 18!

Eye see you!

All Ages Comic Diary #2

Documenting the process of developing my own all ages comic book. This way, we can see all my pitfalls and successes throughout the process from start to finish!

Thanks for watching!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Panel of the Day 17!

The Standard Comic Contest!!!

Hey guys!

So here we are! Finally launching the Standard Comic Contest! Man, this is going to be so awesome! Let's get down to what, I think, is the best part of the contest...the PRIZES!!

-A FREE signed comic, The Standard issue #1 by Jonathan Rector!
-Your Hero will make a small cameo in issue #2 of The Standard!
-A video of Jonathan Rector sketching your character. You will then get it mailed to you!

-A FREE signed comic, The Standard issue #1 by John Lees!

Excited yet? I hope so! Now, lets get the important details and rules out of the way shall we?

1) This is a Mature book. So make sure your parents are OK with that. No sexuality, but some extreme violence, and mild profanity.
2) Create a HERO! Don't worry if you can't draw a perfect circle. Just do your best! We are judging based on creativity, not craftsmanship!
3) Give a short description including, name, powers, and traits. No biographys needed!
4) Does not need to be in colour. But feel free to do so. No brownie points for coluoring it however!
5) Email me your entry (one per person) to jonathan_a_rector AT hotmail dot com. Or VIA Twitter. My user name on there is artbyjar
6) ALL ENTRIES DUE OCTOBER 31st! The drawing will be done the first week of November!

I have also included a video to help describe things better:

So best of luck everyone! If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

My All Ages Comic!

Hey everyone!

So I have started a Video Diary, journaling my adventure into making my first creator owned comic book. In case you missed it, you can scroll down a little bit to see the embedded YouTube video, or click here!

I also wanted to start throwing some stuff on my Blog pertaining to the project. Basically tossing bits and pieces here until I release new videos.

So today, I decided to do a very quick shot of the types of characters the Heroes will be representing! BIRDS! Not just any birds, but Canadian birds! The story I'm trying to tell is one of youth and entertainment. A call back to all the cartoons/shows I watched as a kid. I really wanted to base this comic out of Canada mostly, since there aren't enough comics targeting Canadians. I don't want to saturate the book with Canadian content, just make some sights and backgrounds Canadian locations. I'll get more into this in the next video, but here is the quick shot of the animals representing the heroes:

Now I can only imagine what your thinking! But have faith! Here is a
concept of one of the main characters in the CANADA GOOSE costume:

I also want to throw out there, that this is simply a very early concept. I will be pushing these further once we start getting down to what I like. The style as well is only meant for concepts. The look of the book will be very "bubbly" so to speak. Something similar to the Magma Rhino I drew earlier last week!

I'll finish up with saying thanks! Thanks for reading this and stopping by. I hope you enjoy this little ride, and will stick around for more progress and updates. G'night my friends!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

All Ages Comic Diary #1

So here we go!

I thought I would document the process of developing my own all ages comic book. This way, we can see all my pitfalls and successes throughout the process from start to finish!

Thanks for watching!


Drew Samus from Metroid on today's LIVE! Scribbles with Jonathan Show!
You can buy this sketch here!
Watch it here!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Coloured up the Raphael drawing I did earlier last week.  Also played with the settings in Photoshop to get the other turtles as well!  Was fun!

Panel of the Day 14!


Monday, September 13, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Really awesome challenge at the Art&Story Forums, showing everyone your favourite Sunday morning cartoons! For me? Hands down Ninja Turtles!  Here's a sketch!