I’ve been sketching on paper more lately. I used to do it all the time, before computers really became a Big Thing! I don’t like that I have the urge to press command+Z every time I make a mistake putting pen to paper. Pushing past it with practice.
Hi everyone! I’m drawing back on the NPC Comic posting schedule a bit. For the time being, I’ll be posting the comics at least once a week, on Mondays. The previous twice-a-week schedule is just proving too much for me to juggle along with work. I may do some quickie comics that I post later in the week some weeks, and my hope is that this new schedule will free me up to get back to continuing to explore and improve. I’ll also be posting more here in the blog – sketches, behind-the-scenes videos, thoughts on games, and other random geekery. You can always follow my twitter, the NPC Facebook Page, my Tumblr, or my Google+ if you want to be reminded that there’s something new here!
Here’s some random geekery sketches now! I’ve been super excited for the return of Game of Thrones on HBO, so I did some sketches. My favorite character, Arya Stark, and everyone’s least favorite, Joffrey!
John and I went to our third PAX East last weekend, and I think it was the best one yet. Part of that may have been that we made the most of it, knowing that we weren’t going to Gen Con this year. And part of that may have been that the show really does just keep getting better. The organizers, enforcers, and BCEC do a great job at organizing the crowds, lines, gaggles, and herds of gamers.
Card games really jumped out at me this year! I played a Magic TCG minimasters tournament, Ascension (the tabletop version, as I had previously only played on my iPhone), SolForge on the iPad, and of course Blizzard’s newly announced Hearthstone.
Other games I played:
I did two more making-of videos! Just like the previous one, I screencapped myself drawing the comic and compressed the time to a few minutes. But this time I added notes on the side! If you can’t read them below, use the full screen option or click over to youtube and use the large player option in the lower right of the player.
So this one shows me drawing next Monday’s comic! Which isn’t even out yet!
This one is last Monday’s comic!
By the way, I’ve been uploading these to youtube a few days before I get around to posting them here. So if you subscribe to my youtube channel, you’ll probably see them before most people.