Monday, January 07, 2013

Loo Harvest hiatus and 2013 plans?

Sorry for being absent on the blog end.
If you didn't know already, Loo Harvest Chronicles is on hiatus. 2012 has been a fruitful year for this series, but also a stressful one. It's been a tiring run spending hours each day outside of my regular non-creative job to continue the series. Each week felt like clockwork; Monday-Tuesday I would layout and pencil a comic page, Wednesday-Thursday, the page would be inked, then the rest of the week I would sit down for hours coloring the page on my laptop.  I felt it's time for me to gave the series a rest while I can focus on other projects. But don't consider this an end to the Loo Harvest series especially on a sad note ala Empire Strikes Back. There's still more diary entries to translate into the webcomic series (i.e. Twi'Lek mom, Bespin Library, other awkward and heart-breaking moments, ...). Expect to see sporadic updates throughout the year.

What's next for me in 2013?
I'll be part of a monster-themed comic anthology with some talented people: J. Bone, Ed Brisson, Brian Evinou, Adam Gorham, Fred Kennedy, Sam Agro, Phil McClorey, and Marvin Law. The comic short that I'll be both writing and drawing will feature a character from an old comic series I did several years ago, anyone remember Popper Cosmix? Anyone remember Biker Bear? Here's a concept sketch I did of him (updated version).

Human Lizard is another old creation I'll be revisiting this spring-summer. I have an itch to do a 40-page superhero origin story with Toronto being a character in the comic, the same fashion as New York City in Marvel.

In the summer-fall, I plan to write and illustrate my own children's picture book. Ever since I started working in children's services of a public library, being surrounded by children's books and reading aloud to kids inspired me to tell my own tale.

So stay tuned and keep checking Loo Harvest on Facebook for updates!