Friday, January 10, 2014

The Shtuff,State Of The Blog Update

So here we are once January.The present future or the future present of 2014 is just down the road and I think it's time to take account on what's been happening.First of all,2013 was quite a year.I managed to continue to keep this blog going almost every week which kept me motivated and inspired throughout the year. Once again,thank you guys a lot for still coming back here to visit whenever I did post. 2013 was by far my best year on the blog to date and it wouldn't happen without your peepers! 

2013 was also great on the convention side of things as the comic scene really showed that there is not only a great community of people out there willing to support Irish comics but also that we can throw a damn good show too! Dublin Comic Con and DICE being particular highlights for me. I also got to exhibit at two conventions this year thanks to Epic con and Octocon staff's cooperation. Hopefully,this trend continues into the new year with MCM at the RDS and Shamrocon (Eurocon) to follow.

With me personally,there was some good with the bad. Plans I had set aside for a potential pitch didn't work out,being happy with my style but still refining it,project briefs going nowhere,lack of emails for said briefs and just plain feeling lost.It happens.However I suppose the latter half of the year was more positive as I just had to move on from that and what I had to do! As simple as that sounds,this really helped. In return, it did led me to pick myself up to learn more programs and more importantly....write!

This year will definitely be more project driven which unfortuately means this blog won't be updated a lot in the coming months but I will continue to post as often as I can on the facebook page here!
If you haven't liked it already,please do! 

In short,you can expect more comics,illustrations,a long awaited redesign,illustrated blogs,
animations (maybe..) and perhaps a something something something...

That's all I can type for now. Later strangers.


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Friday, January 3, 2014

The Front Of The World

So during the Xmas break,I began to mess around with the idea of doing animations again.Since I acquired Flash and had begun learning the basics months previously,I decided why not!

I quickly learned how fast Flash can become not only your best pal but your worst enemy.
So many things didn't go right for me this time round such as backgrounds and the final version cut out to white for the majority of the animation. Constantly freezing was also a problem.Not to mention the glitches...

Despite all this,I hope you enjoy it! The following was recorded by my mate Adam while at a session.

Also thanks to Niall Byrne for giving me Flash!

Check out his blogiture!

Update post coming soon!