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January 29th, 2013

Hyperbroadcasts

Filed under: Artwork,Press,Print Comics — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 11:12 am

I’ve got a couple bits of news:

William Cardini Digital Prints Composite
If there’s an artwork or single comics page that you’d like to see me offer as a digital print, let me know.

I love the increasingly abstract and artificial texture of Cardini’s series…. It’s interesting to see a book done in the “mark-making” school of comics drawn entirely on a computer, as it heightens reader tension and makes the contents all the more alien in its coldness.

  • Here’s a somewhat abstract Vortex #3 preview page:

Vortex 3 Page 13
This is Page 13. Vortex #3 is also available in my online store, in a combo pack or by itself.

January 25th, 2013

The Two Heads of Merg Kraw and the Space Ziggurat

Filed under: Web Comics — Tags: , — William Cardini @ 10:44 am

The Two Heads of Merg Kraw and the Space Ziggurat a single page webcomic by William Cardini

January 22nd, 2013

Sketchbook Pages

Filed under: Sketchbook Pages — Tags: , — William Cardini @ 10:19 am

William Cardini sketchbook page
A bunch of random creatures.

William Cardini sketchbook page
A character design for a rhino toad shaman (shatoad?) and some Floating Crystal Witch sketches.

January 18th, 2013

Diana in Ghost Arrow

Filed under: Web Comics — Tags: , — William Cardini @ 10:37 am

Diana in Ghost Arrow a single page webcomic by William Cardini

January 15th, 2013

Fuel Quest Preview Panels

Filed under: Web Comics — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 11:25 am

I decided to take some time from finishing Vortex to work on a fun, short project. It’s called Fuel Quest. Here are some preview panels:

William Cardini Fuel Quest title panel

William Cardini floating crystal witch transformation panel

January 11th, 2013

Sketchbook Pages

Filed under: Sketchbook Pages — Tags: — William Cardini @ 11:56 am

William Cardini sketchbook page
Floating Crystal Witch transformations.

William Cardini sketchbook page
Surreal landscapes.

January 8th, 2013

The Last Scene of the Wheel of Time – Full Spoilers for A Memory of Light

Filed under: SF Reviews — Tags: , — William Cardini @ 7:39 pm

I’m going to discuss the much hyped final scene of the Wheel of Time series, conceived by Robert Jordan from the very beginning*, written before he passed away, and incorporated virtually unchanged in the final book.

Michael Whelan A Memory of Light cover painting
Michael Whelan’s cover painting for A Memory of Light.

*Robert Jordan: “I started thinking about what would turn into the Wheel of Time more than 15 years ago, and the first thing that I thought of that was really solid was the last scene of the last book.” – From this chat.

Full A Memory of Light spoilers within. (more…)

January 4th, 2013

Flynt the Rhino Toad ATTACKS the Floating Crystal Witch

Filed under: Web Comics — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 7:28 am

Flynt the Rhino Toad ATTACKS the Floating Crystal Witch
My first new comic of 2013.

January 1st, 2013

Welcome to 2013!

Filed under: Admin,Life,Sketchbook Pages — Tags: , — William Cardini @ 6:57 pm

Let’s raise our crystal skull goblets to 2013 and the coming hyper-folk-sci-fi utopia! I hope that everyone had a happy new year’s.

William Cardini New Year Sketch
This is my first sketchbook page finished in 2013. I began it while chilling over the holidays and finished it today.

2012 was a year of upheaval, change, and growth.

Personally, Glade and I made some big choices. In the spring, we decided that we’re going to stay in Austin for the foreseeable future. In the summer, Glade opened Paper Party in Domy Books Austin and was able to move to part time at her day job in the fall. Domy Books Austin is now closing but Glade’s going to move Paper Party to a new spot at 1223 Rosewood. I’m bummed that Domy is going to be gone. Every time I went in there Russell was so enthusiastic about comics and would show me all the great new stuff that came in. He’s also been a great supporter and promoter of my comics. But I’m glad that Travis Kent and Mikaylah Bowman are carrying the torch with Farewell Books in the same spot.

2012 was a big year for my comics career:

Not everything was a triumph, however. I applied to the final round of the Xeric grant and didn’t get it. I’m still putting more money into my comics than I’m earning. I have several self-publishing projects that are stalled out.

I’m looking forward to experiencing what 2013 brings. My primary goal is to finish Vortex, put out the rest of it in minicomics, and explore the options for publishing a collected edition.