I woke up this morning and it felt like Christmas! Sky Rover is this year winner of the Gene Day Award for Canadian self-published comic books. I am so grateful for this recognition of my work. This was quite unhoped for.
I want to thank the Joe Shuster Awards organisers and juries for their time and dedication.
Congratulations all the winners of the other categories and nominees!!! It’s crazy to see how much great comics are made here in Canada.
The 2017 Joe Shuster Award Winners
September is coming, along with winter here in Canada XD Well, not for real but also not far. Seems like little Hazel is looking forward to it though.
Hi!! Nunumi here! So many things happened this summer I want to share with you.
Last week-end was Otakuthon in Montreal, the biggest anime convention in East Canada. I had the pleasure of having been invited to this great event and it was my first time as guest artist and panelist. I met so many great people and the experience was priceless.
I was so scared at first of giving a 60 minutes panel, but everyone was so kind and understanding, it became a very enriching experience.
Also, Sky Rover is in nomination for a Joe Shuster Award, in the Gene Day (self-publisher) category!!! Joe Shuster is one of the biggest Canadian awards for comics. The winner will be announced, right before I leave for Japan in September.
Talking about Japan, this is what I am preparing for big time at the moment. Many things to plan! I am trying to figure out some meetings, and also what to attend at the Japan Media Arts Festival which will be held from the 16th to the 28th of September.
I will be in Japan for a month, and hope to officially start my next comic project there too.
I have the immense pleasure to announce Sky Rover was chosen among the Jury Selection in the Manga category of the Japan Media Arts Festival. It was an extraordinary joy for me to be among the nominees, and an even greater one to be part of the selected works.
Japan Media Arts Festival is an annual festival held by Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs since 1997. Awards are given in four categories: Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga.
This selection holds a lot of meaning for me, as many of my artist heros either got awarded or selected in this festival through the years.
This honor will forever strenghen my resolve to become a better, stronger and more prolific comic artist.
I want to thank the members of the jury for carefuly distilling the enormous amount of work submited again this year. They also wrote detailed critiques of their overall appreciation of the year’s submissions. From this unique vintage point, they generously share their insight with us. I strongly recommand reading those critiques to anyone interested in the current state of Animation, Manga, Entertainment and Art in general.
I want to congratulate every award winners and also all the other Jury Selection this year.
With this renewed resolve, I now go back to my drawing table!
See you soon!
More info here.
Still another page and Sky Rover first story will be over. But in case you’d worry, this is not the end of me. As you know, I just started production and I am quite happy with how it’s looking so far. I am documenting my process in details over at my Patreon page, if you’d like to see more.
Perfect Queen’s webpage is not quite functional (and pretty) yet. Which means that once I finish publishing Sky Rover I am back to web design’s hell once again ;___; But it will be worth it. And I learned so much from building those other pages, so I guess it won’t be as hard!!
Here is a little WIP of one of Perfect Queen’s panels (yes, more flying stuff….)
Sky Rover last pages have been finished for a little while now and I am so happy I started working on another comic again! I love to see those characters coming to live, how each of them move around, smile and think. Even though I try to plan as much as I want, I never really know how the final character will be.
Here is a little teaser image of the up-coming Chapter 0.
If you want more WIP, tutorials and article on about making comics, please visit my Patreon page!
I am glad to announce I officially started production of my next project!! YAY! I am so happy! These moments are always exciting because, even though you have a good idea of what you want, you kind of never really know how your projects will look like until they are on paper. Since it’s never like what’s in my head, it’s always some kind of surprise.
With this, I had some interesting material to show my Buddy Patrons this month.
Great news! I will be printing Sky Rover first story in printed format soon!! It will be available for sale at Quebec City Comiccon in two weeks! The folks who will get their copies there will have access to the ending before the web version!
The book will be available for purchase via online store later this fall.
This also means Sky Rover’s first story is close to an end. But don’t worry, more to come!!
…you have to take care of it, nurture it, feed it. I’ve been publishing Sky Rover for almost two months and that is what I learned. It’s not a bad thing! Not at all. It’s quite interesting and very rewarding, but beware. It’s like having a second job or a pet. And this pet requires you to learn many new non-artistic skills in order for him to stay alive. Skills such as:
- Web design
- Self promotion (Yes! This is definitely a skill. Some people are way better at it than others)
- Web advertisement
- Book design and book printing (ISBN you said?)
- Twitter etiquette (honestly, for years, I didn’t know what was the fuss about that #)
Even though I just started publishing my pages, this adventure started more than a year ago. It’s been a big year of learning.
Any of you here also have a webcomic? What is the skill that was found to be most useful? Let’s talk!
Sky Rover page 19
In a few weeks from now, I will start posting my bi-weekly first online comic. I’ve been working on that story for a long while. For too long. But I am glad this is moving forward and I will be ready to share it with you. As you might have noticed, the “Latest page” button is but a place holder. No comic yet!!! It will only start in January, as soon as I got a hold with the comic website set up, WHICH IS VERY HARD!!!! ;___; Gosh I can’t wait to be through all of that and go back to actual drawing.