At long last, Gutter Magic issue 1 is on the stands today. If you get a chance to pick it up, I hope you'll let me know what you think.
A Few Gutter Magic ReviewsIt's been two weeks since the release of Gutter Magic #1. I wanted to post a few of the reviews I'm currently aware of. I'm VERY grateful for the amazingly positive response this book has received! I feel personally blessed to have read so many wonderful responses to my work. If you get a chance to check it out, let me know what you think!
Aint it Cool News
Look for Gutter Magic Issue 1 Soon!***EDIT 11/10/2015*** I just got word the street date for issue one is Jan 20, 2016!
It's been a loooooong time since my last post, but I return with good news! Gutter Magic, the four issue mini I illustrated, has been completed and will be coming soon from IDW in conjunction with the generous folks at Comics Experience. I'll post more details as they become available to me--and maybe even some art. It's a solid and unique book, unlike anything else I'm familiar with, filled with character, adventure and magic, set against the backdrop of a steampunk New York, where the elite magic-users enjoy the full benefits of their power and the rest of society is forced to accept their lesser station in life...or are they? If that sounds like your kind of book, I hope you'll check it out!
Thanks for dropping by! I hope you're doing well since the last time I checked in.
Gutter Magic to be Published by IDW!!!After a lot of hard work, waiting and more work and waiting, I can finally make the announcement that IDW, in a partnership with Comics Experience will be publishing Gutter Magic! Needless to say, we're all very excited. I am more passionate about Gutter Magic than anything I've worked on in the past. It's the first time I've been able to really dig into and fully develop an entire world. It's very gratifying that IDW and Comics Experience believe strongly enough in what we've accomplished with Gutter Magic that they're publishing it.
You can read more about Gutter Magic, the IDW/Comics Experience partnership and the three other great-looking books in the first publishing wave over at Multiversity Comics here: http://multiversitycomics.com/interviews/exclusive-idw-and-comics-experience-partner-to-publish-creator-owned-series-interview/
Thanks to all for your support and interest! We REALLY believe in Gutter Magic and think you're going to love it!
Newsarama Gives Gutter Magic #1 a 9/10!!!I know it's been a while, but I can't begin to tell how busy I've been the last couple months. But I hope everyone is well, and having a great new year. Mine has gotten off to an amazing start. And today I got some great news. Gutter Magic #1, the book I'm illustrating, received a review rating of 9 out of 10! I'm very, very pleased with that. Everyone on the team got recognition for their hard work, which I truly appreciated. If you'd like to check out the review, drop over here: http://www.newsarama.com/comics/best-shots-all-new-x-men-punk-rock-jesus.html
I'm going to start posting some art from the book, as I don't think I've posted anything in a long time.
We've been fortunate in that Gutter Magic has gotten a number of really positive reviews (I've just been too busy to take the time to write about them), but for Newsarama.com to give us such high marks is very, very cool.
Thanks for the support, and have a great 2013!
Gutter Magic #1 Ashcan debuting at 2012 NYCCHey everyone.
Gutter Magic #1, the book I've done the art for, will be debuting at the 2012 NYCC. If you'll be attending, definitely drop by to check it out, and let us know what you think. You can read more about it at Bleeding Cool here: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/10/10/nycc-debut-gutter-magic-1-ashcan/
Thanks and I hope you enjoy,
EDIT: You can find the first cover here: http://brettbarkley.deviantart.com/#/d5hkvbf
Some cool newsMy John Carter of Mars piece http://brettbarkley.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=48#/d2khhl6 was used as a spot illustration in Tantor's John Carter, The Warlord of Mars unabridged audiobook collection. It is included as a part of the pdf ebook. You can check it out here: http://www.tantor.com/BookDetail.asp?Product=B0827_WarlordMarsUpdated
It's pretty awesome to have my work associated with such a cool property. Thanks, Tantor!
What I've been doing latelySo obviously I've not been on much these days. However, Rich Douek, the writer of the comic project I've been working on, has put together this amazing video promo for our project, so now I can kind of break the silence... a bit. You can check out the link to the video here: http://youtu.be/LMe3fuenyJQ
I'm really excited about this project (and considering I put a book of my own I had been doing on hold, it should tell you just how excited I am about this book), and think it's really fresh, and very well-written. And the colors, by the awesomely talented award-nominated Donna Gregory :icondonna-gregory: are really simply amazing. But don't take my word for it, check the link!
We're currently looking for a publisher, so if you've got any thoughts or suggestions, or just want to let me know what you think of the promo, I'm always interested. And feel free to spread the link around, re-tweet, re-po
Trying to work some things outHey gang.
Time has been VERY short for me lately, so I've been way behind on posting and replying to all the kind comments. However, I'm trying to catch up with all of the comments.
I'm also trying to figure out a better way to make use of this site and my blog (which I'm trying to set up based on some very helpful suggestions from some friends on here). Basically, I don't want to have a bunch of redundant art here and over there (when it's finally ready). I've actually been trying to decide what to do with the blog on my site, and I really HAVE to do something with it, particularly since I bugged the poor tech help guy who works for the website developer to go over and over and over just how I set the blog up.
I've considered putting steps or stages for pieces I post on DA over there, sort of a work-in progress blog. I've also got LOADS of art I haven't posted here for some reason or other--experimental exercises, graphic design and publi
Looking for a Sketchup ModellerHey everyone. I've got a couple things on my plate right now, some are things I've been working on for a while, but some others have just kind of found me, so I've been fairly busy lately. To help out, I'm currently looking to work with someone who has experience in building Sketchup models I could use to speed up my project workflows. This would be paid work, and would consist of buildings, vehicles (in various styles and from various fictional settings), and maybe some weapons, all modeled after my own designs.
If you or someone you know can help me out, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with SKETCHUP in the subject line . Also, please include a link to your gallery and your rates.
Thanks in advance!
Please Listen.I just got an email from a concerned parent. Her daughter has an account on DA, and apparently she copies and traces my drawings. I looked on her profile and confirmed that, yes, she did trace and gave minimal (sometimes no) credit. The reason her mother messaged me was because a few people were apparently sending her harsh messages asking her to give credit. She even got a few death threats.
Listen...I'm going to say this all again because I guess it needs reiterating: When it comes to my art, I do not mind young artists copying or tracing my drawings in hopes of developing their skills, or because they are still learning the way of things. If you see someone posting a traced or heavily referenced drawing that does not mention the original picture, please DO NOT immediately jump to aggression. If something like this (art theft/style theft) really gets on your nerves, then I understand why you might be angry upon seeing it, but you must find the maturity to take a breath, and
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EXTENDED-Draw Our OC's Contest --OPEN-- We had many people asking so we decided to extend the contest to give everyone more time!
We have been planning this for a while and finally it's official:
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Draw our OCs Shinzui and Lilinoe together
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Name: Shinzui no HahenGender: MaleHeight: 1,78mRace: born GoodNightAnimal- turned to Traumdieb, Mage Class, Kitsune (fox demon)Birthday: unknownAge: un
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300 point giveaway+feature!Hi there! Nice to meet you my dear friends It's my giveaway again.
There will be 3 winners in total! (100 points for all)
And here the rules:
Subscribe to my channel.
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The Simple Character Creator FormulaThis is a copy-paste (with some additions) from my Tumblr blog (http://spaztique.tumblr.com/), but it must be reposted.
Twilight of the Hakurei, the club-wide comic tennis/RP (http://walfasstationwagon.deviantart.com/gallery/41877816), is turning out just as I suspected: AMAZINGLY. However, one thing that really astounds me is how well the character system is working. If you're not familiar, it's simply this:
1. Pick the character's biggest strength that affects other people. Note the key phrase, "that affects other people." For example, "He's really good at cooking," is not a strength: that's just a regular skill that only applies to one area of life and doesn't really affect others. However, "He's a fast learner," or, "He pays attention to detail," or, "He's very generous," is a strength because it applies to more than just cooking, but any other skill and especially relationships.
2. Pick the character's biggest weakness that affects other people. Once ag
2000 points raffle - ENDEDI want to get 1000 watchers until Chrystmas so I decided to do a points raffle.
From now I will do adoptions\commissions for Paypal because I need Overwatch. This is why I want to give my rest of points.
-Watch me. (don't watch me just for winning this raffle)
-Repost this journal.
-Favourite this journal. (favourite this just if you want to join this raffle)
-Comment if you enter.
Also, will be only a winner what will get:
-A fullbody of his OC
The raffle will end when I will get 1000 watchers.
I will chose the winner in RANDOM.org