Wednesday, August 5, 2015

"Missing Cell" Short



Missing Cell from Lok Hwa on Vimeo.

I've known the super talented Lok Hwa for years and was thrilled to finally work with him in this video... I wanted to get a few shots of me walking around in my neighborhood before I moved and he thought of a story line and then we filmed it in a couple of days back in January.

Check out Lok's other videos on his Vimeo and his music on Soundcloud

Story/Camera/Editing/Scoring/Special Effects: Lok Hwa 2015


Monday, June 29, 2015

Green Zine # 1..... IS HERE!!



Just a day before gay history was made I printed out these bad boys. It was an interesting process... I hadn't drawn Adrian/Phoenix or Mews in about 9 months or so... I have missed them but needed the break after years of working on FAT fridaze.


Mews makes a smaller cameo but was the missing piece... I penciled and inked Mews on the cover but he decided to start making himself known digitally...



Then when it came to some promo shots he decided to make an appearance in the flesh... He began rolling around and being adorable in the background....




I hope you enjoy this 8 page FAT fridaze story and add it to your collection of DMBstudios zines... I will be making 2 more Green Zines as well as a 3rd Daniel Zine this year... so look out for them...

Planning on sending these to New York, Seattle, LA and San Francisco... So, look for them...

Available to order online in the near-ish future

Thanks again for your support everyone!!



Thursday, June 18, 2015

NEW MINI ZINE: Green Zine # 1 "Weed is your friend"


COMING SOON!!!! (to a city near you)

I had been planning to do 3 Green Zines (that I'd like to finish this year) I'm finally ready to reveal #1!!
I will be soon printing a new FAT fridaze story... 8 page mini zine collectible "Weed is your friend"






Friday, April 17, 2015

TALES from Fashion City "Solo Mission" Finale Part 2



I was scrolling through some old pictures and stumbled upon a few photos of me working on TALES from Fashion City "Solo Mission" ... before I had even started writing I was designing the newest characters that would appear (Stars, Hearts and Jaxx) The crazy part is I started those designs almost a year ago... so here I am finally finished with this issue. At 27 Pages "Solo Missions" is the longest TALE to date... I am glad I was finally able to flesh out a lot of the story and introduce more characters and expand on Fashion City... even still this is the tip of the iceberg. I can't wait to get some of the other TALES out of my skull...




I'm hoping to finish Wanita so I can do another Double Feature ... Thanks for reading Gentle Viewers!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

DMBtv VIDEO #2 - "Shelf"



I have been making music for 3 years under the name MRamorphous... it wasn't planned nor did I know where it would lead but I have had fun making songs and experimenting with sound... I made the song "Shelf" in mid November (with help from my friend Rafa Erduz... without his pedals I wouldn't have found my core sound) and posted it November 26th I believe... It was my first song that I really had a visual on what a video would look like... I toyed around with the idea in my head for a while and finally decided I wanted to reach out to my friend Eunice... she had done some videos for my friend Dan Reyes ( Ruiins ) and I was really impressed with her work. We started hanging out a lot and got pretty close so I was thrilled when she was interested in looking at my storyboards and talk about filming this for me.



This video was shot over 2 days in Los Angeles in January 2015 in my bedroom. I was set to leave at the end of the month and was happy to get to use my apartment for it. I was also lucky that my friend Michael Vintege agreed to play the part of my ex in the video. Without another person it couldn't have had the depth and range of emotion that I wanted. He is a photographer and I knew it would be easy for him to slip into video.


It has taken me a while to get settled but I have finally figured out how to edit videos a bit so last night I stayed up late to edit this. It was exciting and I'm quite happy with the turn out.

If you enjoy it please check out my other songs on my Soundcloud 

Thanks!!

COMING SOON... 2 new web comics 


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

1st DMBtv VIDEO!!




DMBstudios Illustration Video from DMBtv on Vimeo.

I have been filming these scenes for a couple years now... I wanted people to get a glimpse of the time it takes just to color a single image of a character... then imagine the amount of time it takes to develop, write, design, sketch, edit, ink, scan, and color it all...

I love doing what I do but it is definitely a process and can be frustrating... If the ideas could just flow out of my brain onto paper or the computer/TV screen I would have many MANY many comics and cartoons out in the world... Instead there is a filter...the ideas swirl together and eventually shoot out through my hand...

We live in a time where everything appears so instant but we sometimes forget the creative humans working behind the scenes just to bring you a story, song, or image...

Please don't spend seconds publicly bashing work that has taken possible years to create.

Thanks for watching!!

-di

Friday, March 13, 2015

Permian Basin Comic Con X

When I decided to move back to West Texas I did a quick search to see what comic shops were in the area... sadly not even Dale's Planet Comics exists anymore... so I was really excited to hear the first Comic Con was happening in Odessa...


I will be bringing my old Blue DMBzine and my new Orange one... I originally premiered the 2nd one at my 30th Birthday Party... a white paper limited printing... so this is the first time I'm handing out the orange version... I hope the Con is Zine and DIY friendly... I don't exactly have a table............

SEE YOU THERE NERDS!!


Another 4 pages of Wanita the wheelchair Witch and the Finale for TALES from Fashion City: "Solo Mission" is COMING SOON!!