So during the past months Its been a living hell, however, it all sort of evened out at the end. I’ve recently found out I got high functional asperger syndrome, which was not really expected even if I see now it makes alot of sense.
So dealing with ADD, which I found out about a year ago, wasnt enough. But having ASD is a pretty different thing to deal with as it is a part of you as a person, not something you can so easily treat.
So finding out you’ve walked around your entire life thinking people were thinking like you was wrong, is a pretty big deal, and ill admit its made me feel a bit bummed out.
But on the bright side it means my comic obsession is totally redeemed now!
I’ve also done some cool stuff, like going to a comic workshop, where the author of Lilla Berlin were present and the course holder.
I’ve published my first comic, sort of, in bobla, a norwegian member magazine for comic-writers and enthusiasts.
As seen here, you can read the ACTUAL comic online too, its found here. (warning, its pretty weird.).
I got into an art school, which ill start this authumn, meaning LEARNING MORE STUFF!
I’m spending the summer practicing my drawing as well as trying to catch up on some math, and despite the slow progress there’s still SOME progress.
But despite this i’ve had probably the worst start of the year in my life, I’ve honestly never had such a horrible case of depression and angst going on, i spent months being suicidal and to a point where I’ve never been as fucked as I was.
But its also a good year so far when it comes to basically everything else, so i’m sort of torn. But I think despite the bittersweetness of knowing of my ASD, and the thought that i’ve been mistreated for basically everything else for so long, I think now its easier to deal with things in a way that works out in the long term.
I am currently working on a few projects keeping me busy, in case you’re wondering:
Mini comic series: Piff and Gilly
These two are robbers sent to the future by accident by an angry genie.
The comic is set up as a intro-comic to something that looks like a series, wether it will be a ongoing thing or not im not sure of, however i love to draw it both because of the simplified style and the characters are fun to draw.
Theyre set in the same universe as my other comic, Extinct, having yurks and terrakins approaching them as well as Leodin from Septiocon (which isnt introduced in the main comic yet!). This is ALSO a colabration I am doing with my boyfriend for a tiny magazine.
Assignment: WIP (Im redrawing this)
For a school entry assignment. This might just look odd now but this is just a draft.
Theres quite a few more too.
Extinct is still ongoing, i am reaching the end of the first chapter!
And finally the mainstory arc can start…. yeah the “introduction” has last me a year now, its been put on tiny breaks quite a few times due alot of real life stress. However i look forward to concentrate on it during the summer again (:
Comic: Good morning, miss Winter.
Is not dead, however i am to make less work for myself going for a black/white comic,
where i concentrate on backgrounds and details. Its slow to update but its probably going to speed up when i have more time in general for it.
I’ve spent some time now in the background redrawing the first 8 pages(technically 6) of the comic Extinct.
I often end up changing the start, I did with my previous comic but it didn’t really help much as I changed ”too much” of it and the entire comic became very off.
There’s still some problems with consistency among some of the characters because when I started doing this comic I didn’t plan out their design too great.
I have problems remembering details, maybe due my concentration problems in general, so it is challeging and I see small things change from page to page.
I’ve however shaped up alot, I think, i’ve not gotten to fix these tiny mistakes yet but its not a huge priority for me right now.
I also added the comic to Tapastic, i wanted to try the platform out since i’ve heard alot of good things about it. So far so good, the biggest advantage is the fact you can scroll through the comic and it is more pleasing to the eye than having to switch pages. *Ill update 5 and 5 pages a week until the story is caught up.
I published the first page of my sci fi comic project july the 11th last year, so the comic has just got about 6 months old, but there has been a few changes in the way the characters look on the way. It wasn’t really on purpose, i guess i got more used to drawing them.
The main problem was i didn’t draw then enough before i started out with the comic so they developed as i went instead of being a finished product from the start.
However i think most characters does change a bit over time, since the art often improves, at least in the start.
Its usually why its recommended to start out small and not make huge projects.
To be fair this comic was supposed to be a smaller project, about 3 chapters long, but it escalated into being a at least double the amount of chapters.
I’m not 100% sure how far it will go, since i’ve not scetched up all the pages beforehand (which i am working on) but since the prologue so far is planned about 45 pages i think the others will be around 30 each. So maybe the comic will be about 200 pages.
Gmmw turned out to be 240 and still going (even if its put on break temporarily) so its doable!
In case you wonder what i’m talking about, its my webcomic Extinct .
Morgan and Blaze’s first apperance.
I know I should be happy with the progress but it makes me feel sad to see how much difference it is, i doubt it would change if i had more experience before I started.
I think especially the squid-guy has changed to the better, he looks more like a lobster at the start. Blaze is still similar however I toned down his red highlights a bit since they looked a bit odd. His dreads covers them most of the time (:
The hair-ring things fell out during his regeneration morphis during the prologue, as well as his ‘make up’, which is why he’s not wearing it in the lastest page.
Celia and Lara (grown up) first apperance:
Celia and Lara recent:
(This scetch isnt finished yet though I really liked it).
As a little summary:2016 has been the year where so many people around me has lost their close friends, family or the year where so many great historic people has died.
I remember talking to my mother after Alan Rickman passed how horrible it was, and discussing the events of death of David Bowie.
Then a few weeks later my mother dies (around 3am, 5th october), and then 2 months later we lose Carrie Fisher.
I know of family who’s been out and in of hospitals and one of my best friends lost his beloved dog a month ago who’s been with them for years.
I think year 2016 has been the most influenced year of them all (at least speaking from my own point of view). Its been the year of change.
The biggest lesson ever was the lesson to take in criticism and to be the one responsible for picking out which advices are biased and which arent.
– You choose which opinions that matters and which doesn’t, and the same goes for ‘useful advices’ from people.
People can spend years just doing what other people tells them to do and whats smart, which is a good way of avoiding to make mistakes. However you learn nadda by living after other peoples words.
I think choosing between which advices to take in and which is not going to make you grow is the hardest part in life.
Sometimes we need to look into ourselves and realise our mistakes, sometimes we NEED people to point out things.
But there’s also the times where people can point out things which remains biased.
Only you know how you work, you know when you need a break and you know your limits. Being afraid of what others might think of you gets you nowhere.
Be open for self improvement, but remember there’s so many opinions out there and you’re OK to disagree with them too.
Your self value is not measured in other peoples views of things.
But be smart, and know when the opinions matters and when they dont!
I had a crazy thought, why not do a crossover couple challenge!
Whichever gets the most votes will be drawn together!
Ready set go!
PS. If you got other preferances please do tell either on comment section in the comics or here! I will add em 🙂
Edit: Mr Sacko and a yurk was requested and added to the poll. Let god have mercy.
The vote doesnt appear here but the pairing has 1 vote.
At some part of my life I used to have more time to read webcomics, however there’s a few I’ve stuck with for years and that’s still ongoing.
I’m a part of some english webcomic communities which is often artists grouped together where they share their love of making stories and reading others.
There’s difference from the communities but they’re often very helpful both as an artist and as a reader since you get so much to choose from.
Alot of great stories are on these pages, it is so open to just everyone to make comics so it makes the pool of diverse stories even bigger.
I got this list of favorites I usually go through every week-
1. BloodStain by Sigeel This comic is so far as I know published on Sigeels DeviantART- A story of a girl trying to find a job, she finds one: At a nutty proffesors house in the middle of nowhere. Shenanigans occur. Love it! I think it updates random, but worth checking by! There’s about 3 chapters so far.
Followed since 2015
2. Sunstone by Shiniez /NSFW –LGTBQ+ This story is actually done by Sigeels partner, also found on their DeviantArt -Sunstone is a S&M comic about two girls exploring their sexuality (among other things). Its written in a way where its not just porn, its a beautiful lovestory and the cute-factor is above average being a gay story about girls.
Followed since 2015
3. Tripping over you – By Suzanah and Owen – LGBTQ+ Follows Liam through out his college years at a british dormschool where he meets the guy of his dreams- his best friend Milo. The story takes up everything from angsty teenage romance to how to deal with coming out to your parents. Cute art, fun characters! Followed it since 2012
4. Simply Sarah – By SkyAngel /LGBTQ+ Simply Sarah has alot of genre in one story- It follows Sarah through out her life from high school, college, university and so on and you basically live with the character and grow with her. She goes through every thing a normal person could (and some maybe not so normal) but its a very realistic done story and lovely art. There’s alot of tension and as the plot goes it gets more and more suspenseful. I think I’ve followed it since 2007.
5. Bittersweet Candybowl – By Veronica/Soupy /LGBTQ+
A dramastory about CATS. Its very dramatic. And there’s loads of cats. Ok I lied there’s dogs too. But there’s drama. I’m not sure how to describe it, but its a rollercoaster of emotions. It lays in the name. Cute art, it changes alot with the years but its fun to see how much an artist grows from start to finish (its not finished but you get my point).
Followed since 2011.
6. Whomp! – By Ronnie
The best thing on the entire internet. Read it I dare you.
Followed since 2013’ish.
07. No End – By Erli and Kromi /LGBTQ+
I found this story a year ago via SmackJeeves, its a beautiful post apocolyptic storyline about a bunch of people trying to survive the days after everyone has turned into zombies and whatnot. The story is suspenseful as hell and the art stays insanely accurate and stable through out the entire comic.
08. Mindfold – By fallopiancrusader
A sci fi comic about Darra trying to fight herway through the wastelands of a strange planet with catpeople and creepy animals. Beautiful art and the storyline too!