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 late December (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 mind 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... that is my mind... that eventually shoots 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!! 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

GROOVV Commercial

My awesome friend Julian Mack asked me to be in a commercial for this company GROOVV... it looks like all my retail experience paid off!

Just scroll to the bottom of the website and hit PLAY

GROOVV


Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015 PREVIEW

 
I made a new DMBstudios Zine that will be available later in January... and am planning 3 other zines to be released this year... maybe 4

I have mentioned animation before but I would also like to just work with video... Now that I have Final Cut Pro... anything is possible... I will be posting several short videos this year that will range as well as (fingers crossed) some animation


I mentioned in old posts the series I started with friend and co-creator/co-writer Alex Blain "The Mismatched Miscreants" well... I have been working on it lately and I am at over 200 pages... 2015 will be a very different year because I have decided to move back to Texas for a while... luckily I will be able to continue collaborating with Alex and plan to maybe print the first 10 Issues this year...
 200+ Pages... 16 Issues so far... (I think Volume 1 will end with Issue 20)...


I will continue making digital comics for my online series TALES from Fashion City and Wanita the Wheelchair Witch. I'm really excited where both series are going but as the cast and stories grow so does the behind the scenes shiz... *phew*


I will also be editing and printing FAT fridaze year 1!! I had hoped to have Year one ready to buy after Year 3 ended it's run but 2014 was a strange year...


Also... I will start working on new/different comics... now that I have FF out of the way for a bit...

Well... I'm really looking forward to a productive and fun 2015... I hope you are too!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

TALES from Fashion City and 2015

Finally finished the current TALES from Fashion City... Tale... Ugh... so...many... group shots...

http://talesfromfashioncity.blogspot.com/2014/12/solo-mission-finale-part-i.html


I had first started posting the (now 21 page) comic in June... as TALES reaches to 82 pages (I believe) I am excited to see it printed in the nearish future...

Sadly I will be finishing and posting TFFC "Solo Mission" Finale Part II in 2015 along with the 5 or so other TALES I have had in mind/development...

2014 has been a productive year for comics with FAT fridaze ending in November at 156 Comic Strips... TALES continuing on and including Envira for more issues than originally planned and Wanita the wheelchair witch hitting 16 pages...

Thank you to anyone who has read, continues to read and comment/share etc... it means the world to me :)

more 2015 info coming soon <3 br="">