Demon of the Underground

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Nanomango Complete!

And I have 30 new pages of DotU penciled! It's a good thing I built up a buffer early on, because I barely had time to draw during this last week, what with my big meeting at work, staying extra hours, and getting stuck in crazy traffic because of stuff like trucks being on fire.

But am I stopping now that the month is over? No way! It's ink and color time! I gotta do something to keep my mind off of the current drama at work...

Have I mentioned that DotU is heavily influenced by my experiences at working in a corporate environment?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Nanomango - Almost There!

I've completed the last of my 30 pages for Nanomango; I just need to clean up the last five of them, scan them in, and unleash them on the nets! I have a feeling, though, that "cleaning up" will actually end up meaning redoing several panels. But that's all right!

I'm excited for tomorrow, which is the official launch of! This whole month, it's been difficult to think about anything other than this project. I was up until maybe 4am yesterday inking another page because I couldn't sleep. I love that Nanomango has gotten me to plow through such a vast amount of story in a short time; it keeps me motivated knowing that the story is moving along.

Oh, for those of you who don't know, Nanomango is a challenge to draw 30 comic pages in 30 days. This is my fourth time participating, and it looks like I'll be 4 for 4. I alternate between Demon of the Underground and Ludwig the Rock, my other comic project.

All right, that's it for now. Off to fix up the rest of the website!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Chapter 1 Cover - First Look!

Man, black and white is soooo much quicker than color! I don't think I've actually done black and white art since my sophomore year of college, and it's kind of nice to get back to that. I forgot that I actually enjoyed it. ^_^

I think this cover pretty much defines the relationship between Pogo and Samsid throughout the story. And the definition is "unclear." Samsid is never particularly forthcoming about his intentions, and Pogo's not exactly a sincere dude either. Is Samsid the antagonist, or is he the best ally Pogo could get in the underground?

Sunday, June 19, 2011


It's been forever since I've updated this blog, but I'm back to working on this comic again and should be ready to release it some time in July. I want to build up a little bit more of a buffer first, but I'm well on my way!

I've also been working on a deck of cards that goes along with the story. The characters in the story play this card game as a way of keeping track of the social status changes of their fellow citizens. I'm not sure exactly why I spontaneously decided to put together 53 portraits, but there you are.

I've been doing new pages of DotU for Nanomango, and things have been going well! Aside from a few health-related hiccups, I'm going strong and am a couple pages ahead of schedule. By the end, I'll have 65 total penciled pages for this story. I love Nanomango!

The website is up, but not exactly active yet. There's some stuff to look at, but the comic pages I've put up so far are just place holders. But included in those pages is a preview of page 2 from the comic: