Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Yogurt the Ogre

My lack of updates this past month has a reason for it! I have been working on a series of kids books for a brands new amazing company called Pdoink.

The first book is now available on the Amazon Marketplace so you can get it right now!

The Big Tale of the Not-So-Tidy Whale (Yogurt the Ogre, Volume 1)

Here is my very own copy!!

You can also download for FREE the Christmas special

Yogurt the Ogre’s Twas the Night Before Christmas

Enjoy! Stay tuned for more updates on Yogurt the Ogre and also for the store release date!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Waking Up Abbey Page 6

In honour of Abbey. Here is Waking Up Abbey page 6!

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She really was a wonderful dog and she will remain alive in my memory and the memories of all those who had the honour of meeting her.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con is just around the corner. Francis Manapul and I will be found at A-8. For commission info please email me at agnes@mymisiu.com

For this show I will have books, prints, and other goodies for sale!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Web Comic Updates!

Imagination Station Page 4 is now online

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As well as!

The awesomeness that is You, Me, and Zombie also has a new page online! Up to Page 4 now!

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fan Expo 2010 Commissions Part 3

And even more commissions! I loved how different each commission was from each other. I even got to draw the disney princesses! How fun is that?

Fan Expo 2010 Commissions Part 2

Here is another batch of commissions I did for the Fan Expo 2010. There is still more to come!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fan Expo 2010 Commissions Part 1

Here are just some of the Commissions I did for the Fan Expo this year! Thanks to everyone who came by! Hope everyone had a wonderful time at the show :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bomber Girl Final

Here is the final image for the Seattle Jet City Comic Show Poster!

Bomber Girl Step by Step

I started posting this on Twitter as I completed each step of creating this image, but I ended up getting super busy and never finished. So I thought it would be cool to put it all together instead.

Step 1 - I first do my layout in Photoshop using a tablet to draw it out. I enjoy this method since I can sketch around quickly till I get the composition I like.

Step 2 - I turn the line art into a light blue to print it out on the paper I will be using to ink on. If I am doing washes or using watercolours I keep the layout black and I lightbox it instead.

Step 3 - Inking! I ink away with my brush pen following the light blue lines. Things sometimes change a little in the inking process.

Step 4 - I scan the image and open it in Photoshop to do the flats. I go back and forth a lot with my colours till I get some that work well together.

Step 5 - I add the shadows. I like to keep the shadows a little rough and sketchy to match the brush line art.

Step 6 - I like to add a slight colour burn over the shadows. I find it makes them pop more and adds more shadow variation. I sometimes change this step up a little and maybe overlap or multiply depending on the look I want. Sometimes I may skip this step all together like in my Waking Up Abbey web comic.

Step 7 - Texture! I love textures and cool brushes. It gives it a painted look and it's also lots of fun. I usually have 2 to 3 texture levels to get the look I am looking for. This sometimes involved overlaying, colour buring, multiply, etc layers. Each change in layer style creates a new look.

Step 8 - Text. I usually take my completed art into Illustrator to add text to it. Editing and arranging text is a lot easier in Illustrator than it is in Photoshop for me (For example, lettering my webcomics is done in Illustrator). In this case since the text was very simple and not a lot of it I just did it in Photoshop. I take a lot of time with text since I am not the best at graphic design. I am happy with how this came out. I also took out the words Comic Show since they did not look good.

Step 9 - This step I only do for certain things. I take my completed file, text and all into a photo editing program called Aperture. I usually use this program to edit and fix up my photos, but I find it sometimes does cool things to my illustrations. It is very easy to tweek the colours in this program and I find I sometimes create effects I can't do in Photoshop. Sometimes the change is very subtle but I find it really makes a difference in the over all look.

That's it for now! Hope everyone enjoyed this step by step to how I create my art. Till next time!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Fan Expo 2010

Hey Everyone! That time of the year has finally come! Fan Expo 2010!

I can be found at P57A between Francis Manapul at P56 and Marcus To at P57B.

I will be doing commissions this weekend. 4X4 watercolours for $10 and 6X9 watercolours for $30. Full colour of course :) If you would like to pre-order a commission please email me at agnes@mymisiu.com. Last year at the show my commission list filled up so make sure to come by early!

I will also be selling Vinyl Stickers, Static Cling Window Stickers, Prints, My Book, and possibly Charms.

Also, please remember that...

Kids 12 and under who bring to the show a completed activity page from my ENTERTAINMENT section get a FREE gift!

Hope everyone is as excited as I am for the show! See you there!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

San Diego Fun

Hey everyone! Hope you're ready for San Diego! Francis Manapul and I will be there, just look for us at EE-17, Francis' table! Hope to see you all there! :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Galactus and Nova

Here is a super fun commission I did of Galactus and Nova. I am trying to use more watercolours on my commissions at home since it is a media I really love. I am so happy with how this came out!


Friday, June 11, 2010

Waking Up Abbey Page 2

Page 2 is now up on the Waking Up Abbey web comic home page!

The fun and chaos begins!


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fan Appreciation Show Commissions

HobbyStar Fan Appreciation Show Commission Fun!

I always love getting scans of commissions I do at conventions. Here are just some that I received! Thank you for those who sent me these scans! If you have a scan of a commission I have done for you please send a copy to agnes@mymisiu.com

Thank you!

If you are interested in a commission, please email me at agnes@mymisiu.com

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Marvel Comics!

For those who did not know I was lucky enough to do some work for Marvel this year!

I did a short story in Girl Comics 1 which is available in stores right now! My two page story preview is the one with Val and Franklin in the tree! Fun clockworks story with Robin Furth :)
Girl Comics Preview

As well as a short story in The Spider Ham 25th Anniversary Special coming out in June! (I did the story starting with Assistant Watcher in Deep Space. Preview of my story is two pages)
Spider Ham Preview

Imagination Station

Imagination Station Video

I made a really fun animation as a preview for the story.

The story is about three friends who imagine their world as a huge space adventure.

Interested in seeing it as a book? Want more of the story? Let me know! Issue 1 is 20 pages of full colour fun!




Goodies from TCAF. Always fun to go to a show just to walk around! So many awesome artists :)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Girl Comics

This year I will have the honour of being a part of a series of Girl Comic books coming out through Marvel Comics. I was originally going to be a part of issue 2, but it looks like I will be in issue 1. Make sure to pick up your copy on March 3rd! If this changes, I will make sure to inform everyone.

Here is some news from Marvel on the Girl Comic books. My wonderful writer Robin Furth also mentions a little something about our story! It's just a little hint of what to expect!

Girl Comic News

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wolverine Covers

Here are my Wolverine Covers that I did for the Hero Initiative. These were a blast to do and they were up on Ebay a while back. Congrads to the lucky people who won them in the bidding!