Hmm, thanks Matt - yeah, it is just cool to have an online community of christian comic people. I'm sure many great things have gone down here and many more will come. Brien was really kind to welcome me straight away, it speaks to the quality of this community that you have got going here! I will definitely enjoy sharing and talking with others around here :) cheers man!
Paigeeworld is for posting art, but people can comment on your posts. At least for me, there's a sense of community with the people who comment on my art. (Sorry this took so long. My iPad kicked the bucket and my mom's computer wasn't working.)
Paigeeworld is an online artists' community. I think it's mostly for manga artists, but there are some who do american-style cartoons. I don't remember the name of the artist who had a similar style to you. Here's a link:
Just out of curiosity, do you have a Paigeeworld page? I saw a featured artist with a very similar style to you. If so, can you give me your username? Mine's keepcalmandiagineon? I'd like to get to know all the Christian artists on the site.
Hey Matt, If you'd ever like to do an online interview - I'm working to grow axiomillustrationblog.wordpress.com into a place where artists and other creative minded people can be encouraged and motivated to help be great ambassadors for His kingdom! If interested, I'd love to send a few questions your way, and maybe work up a post featuring a little of your work. Anyway, just let me know. E-mail is axiomillustration (at) outlook (dot) com!
Matt: I was marveling at your website and I noticed the image below. I am IN LOVE with the line work, and the areas of gray, and the "speckled" effect (no idea what this is called or how it is achieved), and I was hoping you could explain the process and medium you used. I would love to make comics with this sort of texture to line and color:
Hey, Thanx Matt. Yeah. I think w/European market, its a cultural thing. Just like in Japan.
Comics to them are not just for kids. It's ART. Plus, the majority of the publishers...work differently than here. You are giving a year to create and develop the work for the series. I think they understand the value of the artist and the overall role the artist plays in the success of the book.
While in the states, they will for go, with whoever will do it the cheapest....regardless if your into the story or if you know how to tell the story. Nonetheless, glad your doing your own thing, it's the way to do it.
Your work has the right amount of that animation feel and style ..for the story you're telling. A very subtle quality of the HBO series ROME too.
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No prob my man... knock yourself out. Yeah sometimes I type whole messages on my phone and it gives me problems. I get into some really deep discussions and I'm like wow it looks like I just typed up some type of alien language or some baby gibberish. Sigh. SMH. Love your work man very vibrant, and I'm digging your figure drawings too. You have got your anatomy down to a tee! Thanks for the inspiration! I'll be posting my website soon and you can check out my other drawings. Later man. Enjoy the christian site.
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