t.@.L.L.HAUZ #8

The newest edition of my variety arts zine is now available for limited time online! Grab it while you can!

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And from this point on I’m going to focus solely on the zine production. I am planning a special time in the upcoming month of August for new bodies of work, which will be character-based. More about that in the coming weeks. Stay tuned-

Hey everyone!

As promised I bring you the Iron Sakura comic that I made over ten years ago (yes, ten years!).  It was at a time I was deeply involved in all things manga and anime, and aspired to be a comic artist or work in the video games industry.  That dream is now but a distant memory, and I’ve since grew out of the whole anime scene though I’d still check it out from time to time when I’m bored.

There is no dialogue, the comic is driven by the action (I once called it ‘the silent comic’ for that reason.  This was way before I learned there had been similar comics made years before).  I have not shown this anywhere else before, it was just sitting pretty collecting dust in the closet.  I now plan to turn it into a zine and share it with the world, I don’t expect to make it big with it, it’s just a labor of my past love.  Enjoy!

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Some time ago I was digging through some old stuff from college days and I came across this:

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It was one of my early forays into comic art while I was still college.  This was a character design artwork for one of the original comics I had produced to present at portfolio pieces.  I had since forgotten about it as time swept by and circumstances changed its course beyond my expectations.

Now today I’ve picked this up from my old stash, and I was swept up in wind of nostalgia for a brief moment, for the day as that nerdy twentysomething college art student trying to make it big in the world of comics and animation.  Then I examined this piece and was pleasantly surprised at how well I had rendered this with ink and watercolor on illustration board.  So I thought I’d share a bit of my past with you all.  I’ve also managed to fish out the comic pages that accompany this.  I will share that with you next time.

P.S.  See the two Kanji letters on the top right?  It means “iron” and “sakura”.

 

I’ve released a second part to my graphic novel TEARS OF RED, available on Amazon Kindle.  There will be total of six volumes and it will be released every six months.  Afterwards I intend to put them all together in single volume loaded with extra pages and features and release them in both print and ebook format.  Follow the link below and check it out, and I hope you enjoy it.  Thanks for your support!