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September 25th, 2014

The Hiizzztory of the Miizzzard Part 6: Lamezine 001

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Sparkplug Books is running a Kickstarter campaign to publish my graphic novel Vortex and Elijah Brubaker’s Reich #12. I’m doing a series of blog posts called The Hiizzztory of the Miizzzard that show how the protagonist of Vortex has evolved over the years.

The rest of this hiizzztory is going to be comics that I did for anthologies but haven’t posted here yet. I did this Miizzzard comic, Lamezine Munch, in December 2011 as bonus content for Cate Wurtz’s downloadable comic Lamezine 001. I sent Cate a super wide horizontal png for the comic but I’ll break it up into pages for y’all:

September 24th, 2014

The Hiizzztory of the Miizzzard Part 5: An Unfinished Battle between Miizzz and Woj

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Sparkplug Books is running a Kickstarter campaign to publish my graphic novel Vortex and Elijah Brubaker’s Reich #12. I’m doing a series of blog posts called The Hiizzztory of the Miizzzard that show how the protagonist of Vortex has evolved over the years.

In early 2011 I started but never finished a new Miizzzard comic. I planned to draw the whole thing in Photoshop and then color it like my acrylic paintings. Particularly, I wanted to tell the story of a battle between the Miizzzard and the Wojrollox, as depicted in this 2010 painting:

The Wojrollox Chomps the Miizzzard; the Miizzzard Attacks with Frogheads and Laser Visions
The Wojrollox Chomps the Miizzzard; the Miizzzard Attacks with Frogheads and Laser Vision

Here are the first 11 pages of the story:

I drew all these “pencils” in less than an hour in January 2011. I was going to go back later and color them but I never did. I’m not sure why I didn’t keep going on this comic after I exhausted my initial wave of excitement. I think that all that coloring seemed too time consuming. In June 2011 I started Vortex on a whim. I revisited the idea of coloring a comic like my paintings for Skew (with a much more simple process) and recycled part of the plot for my comic for Future Shock #7.

September 23rd, 2014

The Hiizzztory of the Miizzzard Part 4: One-Page Comics

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Sparkplug Books is running a Kickstarter campaign to publish my graphic novel Vortex and Elijah Brubaker’s Reich #12. I’m doing a series of blog posts called The Hiizzztory of the Miizzzard that show how the protagonist of Vortex has evolved over the years.

In 2009 and 2010 I switched from longer comics like Hyperbox to one-page comics because I was submitting to newsprint anthologies like Smoke Signal and Secret Prison. In 2009 I also got a Wacom tablet and MangaStudio and made the switch from ink drawing to pixel drawing. It’s saved me so much time that I spent scanning and fixing things in Photoshop! The main danger of digital drawing is the allure of endless undos.

Here are some one-page Miizzzard comics that were part of a larger series of loosely connected one- and two-page comics called ATTACKS:

The Floating Crystal Witch ATTACKS the Miizzzard of the Year 2978
First appearance of the Floating Crystal Witch and the current look of the Miizzzard. Originally published online by Reynard Seifert at hahaclever.com.

The Miizzzard of the Year 2978 ATTACKS the Floating Crystal Witch
The sequel to the previous comic. Originally published online by Jason Leivian at Arthur Mag.

The Miizzzard in ATTACK, colored by Josh Burggraf
The end of this first trilogy of comics about the Miizzzard and the Floating Crystal Witch. I drew this in black and white in 2010 to submit to Taffy Hips, but it was the wrong size. Josh Burggraf colored it for me as a Christmas surprise in 2012.

March 27th, 2014

Read Skew on Study Group

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I’ve started a new serial webcomic, Skew, on Study Group Comics.

Cover for Skew by William Cardini
Click the cover to go to the comic’s page.

A new page for Skew will be posted every Monday. I’ve standardized the pages so that I can draw them quickly because my studio time is haphazard now that I’m a father. Each page is a single panel. I use the same three colors (forming four additional colors by overlapping multiplied layers) for every page. I’ll increase the pages per post if I get a good buffer and studio schedule going.

Skew Page 3

Like Vortex, Skew features the Miizzzard. There’ll be incremental and instantaneous transformations, monster wizard battles, mechs, slime, and journeys through planes physical and meta. I’ve got some fun ideas cooking in my sketchbook so I hope you’ll check back to simmer in the Skew stew. Thanks to Zack Soto for this opportunity.

P.S. My friend and collaborator Josh Burggraf has also started a serial on Study Group, Typhoon 99, starring Floyd, who some of y’all might remember from Shaman Thunder. New chapters of Typhoon 99 will appear fortnightly.

October 31st, 2013

Hyperverse Halloween Special

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Happy Halloween

February 22nd, 2013

One Final Fuel Quest Preview Page

Fuel Quest Page 7

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

February 19th, 2013

Another Fuel Quest Preview Page

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

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:

January 25th, 2013

The Two Heads of Merg Kraw and the Space Ziggurat

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

January 18th, 2013

Diana in Ghost Arrow

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Diana in Ghost Arrow a single page webcomic by William Cardini

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