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Jet Dancer and Ka-Blam

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 12, 2014, 8:15 AM


I finally got my proof copy of my Jet Dancer comic in the mail from Ka-Blam.


Overall, I'm very impressed. The quality of the paper is decent and the colors are almost a perfect replication of my digital artwork.

When I first submitted my files for approval, I was contacted personally by a human, not some automated service, via private message because I miscalculated my page count. Ka-Blam's system accepts very specific page numbers only, and you have to fill up whatever gaps there may be with something, be it more interior pages, ads (theirs or yours) blank pages, etc. My book is 22 pages so I initially thought picking the 24 page option would compensate for the covers, but I forgot to consider that pages are two sided. :slow:

I got that straightened out and resubmitted my PDF, and everything was approved. Shipping time felt a little long but maybe it's because I was just really anxious to see my book in print.

I picked the magazine-sized option because I drew my pages on 8.5x11" paper. The book is physically larger than most normal comic books. In the future, now that I do most of my work digitally, I may just have to get with it and start making my comics on 11x17-sized "paper", i.e., the digital canvas. No reason not to...


I have to admit, I was starting to doubt my interest in making more comics after going through this process, but having a physical comic that I created in my hand feels great...the same way I felt when I printed my Beloved Weapon novel years back (I still love holding that book and flipping through it from time to time even though all I see are the flaws now...).

The only reason I'm not putting the book up for sale yet is because of a massive oversight on my part...nowhere in the book did I remember to put any sort of link to any of my websites with this first print. No mention of my FB, dA, website or anything like that anywhere...just my name. So I dealt with that problem and submitted a new PDF. Hopefully the process will go faster this time--I only added one additional page (an "About the Artist" page), which takes the place of a blank page I was forced to include the first time.

So yeah, that's my experience with Ka-Blam so far. I'm eager to get a print I can be satisfied with so I can see how it does on IndyPlanet (and hook people up with those signed copies many have been clamoring for...)


Dancing in Freefall by Dualmask Jet...Alluring by Dualmask -BrandX- by Dualmask Hot Mage by Dualmask My Beloved Weapon - Nia 2012 by Dualmask -Kyanos- color by Dualmask Christiana 2012 by Dualmask Fallen One by Dualmask When a problem comes along... by Dualmask Shining Fighter - Full Color by Dualmask
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Reading: The War of Art - Pressfield
  • Watching: Knights of Sidonia
  • Playing: Hard Corps Uprising (PSN)
  • Eating: Chicken
  • Drinking: Coffee

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Jonathan Price
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Character artist, writer, and illustrator specializing at drawing women, cel shading, and developing characters with stories. I just want to get better, use my art to build a career and entertain others, and just keep on keeping on.

Oh, and hey! I wrote a book. Those who read it say it's pretty good. My self-published modern urban sci-fi adventure novel, Beloved Weapon: www.amazon.com/dp/B005EM90M8

I appreciate every comment, every favorite, every watch and every visit! Thanks!

Tools of choice:

Traditional- Mechanical pencils (HB, 2H leads), cardstock paper, Copic markers, Micron pens, brush pen, Copic Multiliner

Digital- Microsoft Surface Pro 128GB, Wacom Bamboo Feel Stylus, Photoshop CS4, Sketchbook Pro, Flash CS4, Game Maker, World Creator

I do not do requests, rarely do art trades, and I'm routinely available for commissions.
Interests

Webcam

If I were to start a Patreon for my Random Practice Babes, would you support it? 

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Contact me at dualmask[at]gmail[dot]com

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:icontheextremist120720:
TheExtremist120720 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Congrats on the comic dude I am planning on my making comics soon one day!
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Slither234 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
I've been interested in your comic, I will have to stick around more and see what is up! Hoping to make comics one day myself. ^_^
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Kardeen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student General Artist
You know watching you over the past year it looks like you've greatly improved. I really wasn't into your art as much a year or more ago and now I'm really interested. It's something I've noticed and it's just refreshing to see.
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mase0ne Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014   Digital Artist
Nice gallery - thanks for the watch.
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jmarkoff2 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Jet Dancer is a very beautiful lady.
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Mro16 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Thanks for the favs and watch.
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Leijon-Forever Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
I'm am letting you know that I used your body template (www.deviantart.com#/art/Female…)  to make a doodle of mine (leijon-forever.deviantart.com/…). I have made sure to credit you in the description and if there's anything else I need to do that I missed, just let me know. Thank you!
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BadLuckArt Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
thanks for the :+fav: !  cool gallery you have :)
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PoisonRemedy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Thanks for the fave man!
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JdelNido Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist

Thanks for the WATCH! I'm glad you like my artwork :)

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