Thursday, December 17, 2009

I'm a SUGAR GAMER!!!

I've joined this new all-female gamer group called, "Sugar Gamers", and even started another blog (sub-blog...?) within their blog where I talk about what I'm currently playing or looking forward to playing so if your interested in what games I like, read about it there! Even better, write back to me and tell me what games YOU like/ love/ hate (or what what game creators you'd like to hug / kick)... I wanna know! LOL!!!!

link:
http://ashleywoodsg.blogspot.com/2009_12_01_archive.html

Friday, December 11, 2009

It's That Time Again...



OOH WEE!!! CHRISTMAS TIME, PEOPLE!!!!!

Due to the crappy economy, there won't be many gifts under my tree this year but I'm just glad I lived to see another year. Was that too dramatic? *shrugs*

Right now I'm still preparing the first "Millennia War" graphic novel which will also include 2 EXTRA mini comics, one of them being a MW side story called, "No Time for Uncle". Me mum wrote it while I did the art and it's a pretty funny story. Please look forward to it!

Thanx, mom! LOL

Punx of Rage Commission




Some work I did for my friend, Joe, and his comic, "Punx of Rage".
Been sick a lot lately so I struggled a lil' to finish it sooner but I finally did after a few days in the bed *cries*

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Taija =^.^=




I'm taking some time to draw some random pieces of art in between working on the books... Created this within the past two days. It features the newest character in the "Millennia War" family, Taija. I hope you like it!!!! xoxo

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

MW Issue #7 Cover



With issue #6 now under wraps, I've now turned my sights to working on issue #7 as well as the 'Millennia War' graphic novel consisting of the first 7 issues (#0-#6) slated for early 2010!!! OH-EM-GEE!!!! O_O

Besides having those issues in there (totaling over a whopping 180+ pages of comic art alone) there will be other goodies inside. So please look forward to it when it drops!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Black Age XII Pics


Last weekend, Black Age XII hit Kenwood again and harder than ever! The place was packed from 9:30 til AFTER closing time @ 4:30. I met a lot of cool people and made lot's of sales with "Millennia War". I'm grateful to everyone who continues to support the series... THANK YOU!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥


Comic artist, Eric Battle at his signing in Graham Cracker comics. =^_^=


Kiss Me Comics greeting fans and selling their work.


Joe Currie and Leconte Tucker's "Punx of Rage"!!!


Laundry Detergent Man!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

EVERYONE!!! LEND ME YOUR POWAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!


Hello all. (In case you didn't notice, I was having a DBZ moment during the title...)

Being an artist is fun, even therapeutic. But some days.... ART JUST GETS IN THE FUGGIN' WAY. I've been draining myself trying to release the latest issue in a timely manner and well... I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. EUREKA! *clicks heels together in the air*

Complaining really doesn't suit me so I won't get too wrapped up in telling you guys how dog tired I am - the ugly drawing above speaks for itself LOL

In the meantime, I'm preparing to update millenniawar.com soon with new character bios, Mike and I are heading to another comic event next Saturday (Black Age XII), and right after I finish MW #6 in the next week or so I'm whipping up the graphic novel containing the first 7 issues. Not to mention other lil' projects here and there I do with artist friends.

Most important... I'm looking for a steady jizzob! J-O-B!!!

I hope all is well with everyone and remember to keep forging ahead! No matter what's blocking your path to reaching the ultimate goal (obtaining your dream career, world domination, owning everything I publish :p) forge ahead nonetheless!!!! And smile the whole time!!!! LOL

(Somehow this blog turned from me venting to spreading inspirational words... interesting.)

Black Age XII Comic Event Oct. 9th & 10th


Yo! If you're in the Chicago area next weekend, check out this cool event!
(I copied & pasted some info here, but you can find more information from Turtel Onli's blog, dablackage.blogspot.com


"BLACK AGE XII" Comic-Con & Costume Contest Program outline:

Oct. 9th Eric Battle will be signing works at Graham Crackers Comic Book Mega Store at 77 East Madison in Chicago. Time: Noon to 2:00pm

He will later appear in Hyde Park at the First Aid Comic Book Store located at 1459 East 53rd St, 2nd Floor. Time: 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Oct. 10th "Black Age XII" at Kenwood Academy HS located at 5015 South Blackstone on the Lake Park side of the Kenwood Academy Building. The parking lot is available for use. The #6 Bus will bring you to the door as will the Metra line.

Doors open at 9:30am until 4:30pm.
Admission $5.00 adults $3.00 Student ID ,
Kids under 11 get in free.
Costumed guests get in free.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Millennia War #6 Cover



The moment everyone is waiting for is almost here!

Issue #6 will feature a few new faces, including the one gracing it's cover. Those who have been following my blog prolly remember Taija from an earlier post but she will finally make her debut next month. I'm very excited to introduce her and I know she'll be a hit among the fans. As for the other new characters, I'll leave them for the readers to discover. I don't wanna go showing everything off just yet, although those who have bought "Millennia War" from my website have received a promo flyer revealing those new people. Of course, you'll discover their roles in the overall scheme of things as the story progresses.

Look forward to it, everyone!

=^_^=

Also, down below are some of the color schemes I came up with for the flowers on the cover... With the help of my friends, the red ones were decided to be the best for this issue since we felt they reflected what happens in the story the best.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Comic Con Chicago 2009






Another Comic Con has come and gone...

I am happy to say that "Millennia War" sold pretty well and I'm excited to see what people have to say about issue #5. I'm almost done with issue #6 and it's turning out to be pretty badass so I'm also looking forward to see the readers reactions when they see the surprises in store for them.

Mike and I are grateful for everyone who stopped by and supported us and we're already planning for the Comic Con next year.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Millennia War #6 pages 1-3






Been really busy as of late. Trying to stay focused among all the drama these days.

Here's a sneak peek of the next issue. Nevel, one of his subordinates, and Lady Shar have an interesting conversation about Saya...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Family Night @ Mather High School




Wednesday night, I was invited to host a comics workshop at Mather High School. I had a tiny group but they were very nice and attentive. I taught how to sketch the human face and figure and how to build details on top of the sketches.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Celebration! LOL


In celebration of the completion of "Millennia War" issue #5, I made a sad attempt of drawing 'chibi' versions of me and Mike partying with Hannah, one of the main characters in the story. This is my first time drawing something chibi but I always like the art style so I just went for it. I'll practice more so I can get better, LOL!

Mike looks really funny.... In fact that doesn't even look like him. Looks like I drew him with a potatoe/pie/pizza head LOL!!!!! And Hannah looks deranged as if she's getting ready to bite someone O_o

=^_^=

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Speaking at Hancock High School





About a week or so ago I visited Hancock High School to talk to the students about me, my art, school, and pursuing their goals. I was a little nervous at first (I'm usually nervous with public speaking, haha) but it turned out ok. The kids were really nice and respectful and they even presented me with a nice gift bag in the end!

:o)

Target Hope College Tour Feb. '09

Ever the busy lady, my latest adventure included me chaperoning a group of high school students for a Target Hope college tour. We traveled over east, visiting Howard University in Washington, D.C., Hampton University in Virginia, and finally North Carolina A&T. Not only did I help keep things in check, but I also served as a sort of media person, taking pictures and recording various things for the upcoming Target Hope promo video.

What is Target Hope? Well, it's a program that I joined when I was in high school... Created by Mr. Euclid Williamson, the program prepares high school students for college grade wise and mentally. There are Saturday classes in Math, History, etc. and then there are the college tours that occur about once a season... The program even exposes college students to grad schools.


Yours truly and my fellow chaperon taking a pic inside the Target Hope tour bus in D.C.


Howard University


Inside the library at Howard


Group pic at Howard


One of the buildings at Hampton University

Friday, January 16, 2009

Beyond The Frame Exhibition



The latest show my comic, "Millennia War" will appear in is the Beyond The Frame: African American Comic Book Artists exhibition.

Date: January 23, 2009 - April 26, 2009
Place: Flint Institute of Arts - 1120 E. Kearsley Street, Flint MI 48503 - 1915

The show is organized by the FIA and John Jennings, Professor of Art and Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Beyond the Frame: African American Comic Book Artists presents a cross section of young and mature artists, some well established and others self-published. The exhibition explores a wide range of styles and subject matter, from artists working in the commercial genres and the emerging field of Internet "webcomics," to those whose work addresses themes of racial identity, urban life, hip-hop culture, and African American family life.

Special Thanks to Duncan Cardillo and John Jennings for inviting me to take part of this awesome show. =^_^=

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Preview of issue #5



Here's a page from "Millennia War" issue #5.

Shar is entering Nevel's chambers uninvited again, LOL.

You can preview more of the book on millenniawar.com

xoxo