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February 26th, 2013

Staple! 2013

Filed under: Events,Print Comics — Tags: — William Cardini @ 11:16 am

STAPLE! 2013 is this weekend. The Gold County Paper Mill won’t be tabling this year (all our Texas members are going to be in the same wedding).

However, I’m going to have a four-page comic in a new book called Rough House. Here’s a preview of my contribution:

Preview page of Oort Wars by William Cardini

Rough House is a two-color risograph-printed book of Austin (or Austin-related) cartoonists. I don’t have a full list but fellow contributors include Brendan Kiefer, Gillian Rhodes, Aaron Whitaker, Connor Shea, Doug Pollard, and Tyler Suder. The book will be sold at the table of its publisher, Raw Paw.

I hope that STAPLE! is a blast, I might stop by to check things out on Sunday.

February 22nd, 2013

One Final Fuel Quest Preview Page

Filed under: Web Comics — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 11:59 am

Fuel Quest Page 7

Click here to read the whole thing on Study Group Comics.

February 19th, 2013

Another Fuel Quest Preview Page

Filed under: Web Comics — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 11:52 am

Here’s another cut from my eight-page, full-color comic Fuel Quest:

Fuel Quest Page 4

Click here to read the whole thing on Study Group Comics.

February 15th, 2013

Read the Complete Fuel Quest at Study Group Comics

Filed under: Web Comics — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 11:50 am

My eight-page full-color comic Fuel Quest has been posted in its entirety on the Study Group Comics site:

Study Group Comics main page screenshot

The story features Hyperverse mainstay the Floating Crystal Witch, who’s hoarding magical power on an alien world of rhino toads ruled by a spider queen. Here’s the first page to whet your eyeballs:

February 12th, 2013

Fuel Quest is Finished

Filed under: Artwork — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 11:34 am

I finished Fuel Quest this past weekend. Here’s another preview:

Fuel Quest preview

I’ll let y’all know when the whole thing is posted.

February 8th, 2013

Final Day of Reblog Contest

Filed under: Admin,Artwork — Tags: — William Cardini @ 11:03 am

Today is the final day of the reblog contest over on my Tumblr. Here’s a shot of me working on the prize, a 6×9″ black-and-white ink drawing of the Miizzzard:

Unfinished ink Miizzzard drawing

I’ll announce the winner next week. Thanks to everyone who’s liked and reblogged so far!

February 5th, 2013

Reblog Contest Continues; Miizzzard Pixel Art Animation

Filed under: Admin,Artwork — Tags: , — William Cardini @ 11:08 am

Thanks to everyone who has participated in my Tumblr reblog contest so far! You can still enter your handle in the hat until Friday, February 8th at midnight CST. Just reblog this Tumblr post advertising the four digital prints I’ve added to my store to raise money to get to my table at TCAF. I will randomly select one person and mail them a 6×9″ ink drawing of the Miizzzard on smooth watercolor paper.

I don’t know about y’all, but my muse is fickle. Whenever I have work to do (right now, Fuel Quest, Vortex #4, and some freelance web development projects), I always get super stoked by the idea of a side project that’ll just derail me. Lately I’ve been reading about pixel art and game development, dreaming about making some small adventure games set in the Hyperverse. I’m contemplating how to best harness this excitement while still keeping my momentum on my current projects going. I think I might institute something similar to Google’s 20% time – give myself a couple of hours each week to work on whatever I want while reserving the remainder of my studio time for my main projects. How do y’all balance having fun with new projects and previous commitments?

The reason I’m bringing this up is because I spent far too much time this past weekend making a small pixel art animation of the Miizzzard walking:

Miizzzard walking pixel art animation

I followed Derek Yu’s very helpful tutorial on making sprites. I liked how this let me scratch my desire to make a GIF without all the effort of more traditional animation. Also I get to indulge the perfectionist part of my brain that agonizes over the placement of every pixel.

February 1st, 2013

Shipping Increase; Reblog Contest

Filed under: Admin — Tags: , — William Cardini @ 2:05 pm

Hi y’all, I’m going to start with a bit of bad news – because of the US postage increase, which mainly affects international orders, I had to raise the international shipping cost on everything in my store on this site.

But I do have some good news for y’all – I’m doing a giveaway! Reblog this Tumblr post advertising the prints I’ve recently added to my store anytime between now and Friday, February 8th at midnight central US time, and I’ll select one person who gets a free 6×9″ ink drawing of the Miizzzard on smooth watercolor paper.

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’m going more commercial than I usually do to try and raise money to get to my table at TCAF.