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After a few more weeks than I ever thought necessary, things finally came to a quick halt... only to hit the ground running a few seconds later by realizing what lies ahead...

Because as of now, Broken Buddha has found its publisher :D It's been such a long road (almost one entire year since the project was born), but a VERY interesting one. It also opened the doors to a whole new and inspiring universe: the one of the comic books/graphic novels.

Not that the option ever felt that strange to me, but it was apparent that yours truly couldn't really get his head around the possibility of being a graphic novel artist/writer.

For many people, it may be quite easy to accept one's so-called "destiny". You grow up, you try your hands at a lot of things and, during the first years of adulthood, you pinpoint the things that worked the best for you and simply throw the rest away. For me, things haven't been this easy. Low self-esteem, missing a few cards in the deck when it comes to trust and a few more issues that only served to hit the brakes when the cruising speed seemed to become enjoyable.

In short, there were loads of incredible challenges the last year has put on the road toward this moment. It was (and still is) energizing to know that trust and self-esteem are now more than ever back into my own hands.

Signing with the publisher also meant one thing: with the upcoming load of work (writing AND drawing), Broken Buddha is probably the one and only thing I will do until the graphic novel's done... for a few more years, let's say.

This also means I will no longer be taking commission works, unless something can be worked on... so the hopes are still there :)

We'll just have to see how things go...
  • Mood: Amazed
  • Listening to: Elliot Goldenthal's music
  • Reading: Ekhart Tolle's The Power of Now
  • Watching: Batman (all the shows, serials and films) ^_^
  • Playing: NES and SNES :D
  • Eating: Slightly Healthy...
  • Drinking: Healthy...
Here's a whole new Facebook page created as an alternative to this one... give it a like, and follow the progress of the ongoing struggles of the upcoming projects 
Hello to all.

It's been more than a while since silence has ruled yours truly's page. There are a few juicy details to tell, but a lot more that will have to wait.

Last month was the first time I ever met with a publisher to present the "Broken Buddha" project. He was enthused, sympathetic, honest and seemed to have a big deal of interest in the graphic novel. The document that was presented counted 20 pages. The first four pages were about the storylines, plot points and characters that will become part of this universe as well as a few marketing ideas. The final part consisted of close to 15 pages of character designs and the likes, to give the publisher a good idea of what "Broken Buddha" can feel like.

If you think about making your own graphic novel and are looking for tips on how to present your document, here are a few tips you may want to inspire yourselves with:
- Include photocopies of your previous and/or current work (keep the originals);
- Make sure the pages of text are as clean and cleared off errors and mistakes;
- Write a "Confidentiality Agreement" for the publisher to sign with a witness. This will protect your work (granted that it IS your work), and will ensure that the publisher knows how serious you are about publishing it.
- Find a publisher that you feel has the same sensitivities as you do. In other words: if you are into the marketing aspect, the artistic one or another path, ensure yourselves that the publisher respects you and your ideas. It may not be "Random House", "Dark Horse" or the biggest publishing houses in the business, but try your best. And if you get to Dark Horse or Random House with a $ Million contract, then congrats :)

In the recent days, the publisher and his partner expressed their wish to move along with the project, so let's just say things are looking great, even though nothing is set in stone.

Possibilities are two: the publisher agrees and we sign a contract that secures "Broken Buddha"'s future. Or else, plans are to make it alone and self-publish it until another publisher notices it. In other words, there's a lot of options and one way or another, "Broken Buddha" is coming.

As always, many many thanks for following and asking for news although I seldom talk anymore :( Sorry about that.
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Simon and Garfunkel
  • Reading: Ekhart Tolle's The Power of Now
  • Watching: Transformers the original series and 1986 movie
  • Playing: NES and SNES :D
  • Eating: Slightly Healthy...
  • Drinking: Healthy...
Sorry for the lack of updates, things have been very hectic around here... for the best!

A few more surprises to come in the next weeks or so... stay tuned, Broken Buddha may have found a home :D
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After a few more weeks than I ever thought necessary, things finally came to a quick halt... only to hit the ground running a few seconds later by realizing what lies ahead...

Because as of now, Broken Buddha has found its publisher :D It's been such a long road (almost one entire year since the project was born), but a VERY interesting one. It also opened the doors to a whole new and inspiring universe: the one of the comic books/graphic novels.

Not that the option ever felt that strange to me, but it was apparent that yours truly couldn't really get his head around the possibility of being a graphic novel artist/writer.

For many people, it may be quite easy to accept one's so-called "destiny". You grow up, you try your hands at a lot of things and, during the first years of adulthood, you pinpoint the things that worked the best for you and simply throw the rest away. For me, things haven't been this easy. Low self-esteem, missing a few cards in the deck when it comes to trust and a few more issues that only served to hit the brakes when the cruising speed seemed to become enjoyable.

In short, there were loads of incredible challenges the last year has put on the road toward this moment. It was (and still is) energizing to know that trust and self-esteem are now more than ever back into my own hands.

Signing with the publisher also meant one thing: with the upcoming load of work (writing AND drawing), Broken Buddha is probably the one and only thing I will do until the graphic novel's done... for a few more years, let's say.

This also means I will no longer be taking commission works, unless something can be worked on... so the hopes are still there :)

We'll just have to see how things go...
  • Mood: Amazed
  • Listening to: Elliot Goldenthal's music
  • Reading: Ekhart Tolle's The Power of Now
  • Watching: Batman (all the shows, serials and films) ^_^
  • Playing: NES and SNES :D
  • Eating: Slightly Healthy...
  • Drinking: Healthy...

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Canada
2014...
After the raging success of Red Death Circus, the thought was to pursue in that direction. The entire print run sold out in less than four weeks which, for completely unknown starving artists was almost unheard of back in our city. It was not to be as my friend and I both got separate ideas to get our minds around. It was with a sad and heavy heart that we decided to put the Red Death Circus project on ice for an undefined period. It isn't abandoned, just resting its shovel.

There is the possibility to be the inker of a zombie graphic novel series, which will either be official or not but most certainly announced here to let you know what series it is and when to look for it (I believe the fourth book is coming out in October 2014 and the plan is for me to hop on book 5 onward).
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xXARCIAXx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Very much for looking up to my work ^^,
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Esbe77 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Most welcome, VERY talented indeed :)
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jackcrowder Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday, old man.
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Esbe77 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:D SUPER SUPER thanks :D
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mpz28 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
happy birthday :D
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