Tuesday, February 14, 2017

grOw/cinema, Episode I -- RELEASED!

"The Ever-Expanding Universe"

Episode I: “The Big Banging

HUGE 81-frame issue!

What is "grOw/cinema" ?
n exciting, new, episodic series drawn in the style of a big-screen movie. See the 2 page samples below to get a glimpse of this new style of comic.

In the middle of his college science class, Carl notices things changing around him, such as his secret crush becoming his girlfriend and her breasts growing huge. To his surprise, the changes seem to be at his direction. Little did he know that following an unprecidented, cosmological event, his deepest, darkest wishes would soon become true...
Breast Expansion
  (big, huge
Ass expansion
(slim to Kardashian)

Penis expansion, excessive cum
Reality alterations, Personality alterations 

Sexual situations
(MF — strong)
growth: unknown reason

grOw/cinema, Episode I features:
  • Extra-long 81 full-color frames along with cover poster.
  • Part 1 of a new on-going series.
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Friday, February 10, 2017

grOw/cinema, issue 1 art completed. Post-production to be completed

Well, the final frames of the first issue of grOw/cinema have been completed!  These include 2-1/2 frames that were redrawn and recolored because I didn't like how they came out. In the beginning, I was still "playing" with the style of line work that the "cinema" series would have. Originally, it was going to be much simpler, and even a bit stylized like an animated movie (not "anime", however). However, as this first issue developed, I drifted (almost subconsciously) to linework that was more detailed, more real, and less stylized. The few aforementioned frames no longer fit this tack, so I had to redo them.

I still have to do a few rounds of proofreading (to make sure everything is caught... it's amazing what you can skip over). I also have to finalize the name of this first chapter (which I am still mulling over). Then, it's all the post production work, such as creating the PDF, programming the ecommerce store, all the website graphics and setting-up the new web pages. 

This first issue will feature breast expansion (big, huge), ass expansion (slim to Kardashian), penis expansion (big!), personality change, and changing reality.

My outlook is a release early next week — probably either Monday (later in the day) or Tuesday (early in day) (* times based on EST, or GMT-4).

Hang in there! The first, new issue of grOw/cinema: "The Ever-Expanding Universe" is almost ready for blast off!

Friday, February 3, 2017

grOw/cinema, issue 1 — 86% done!

Another 10 frames were completed this week, a little less than I had hoped, but still a good chunk.  Some "real life" work took my attention and time away from working on this issue, unfortunately. However, some of the panels too extra work due to the camera angles and character interaction, so that's cool.  70 frames of 81 in this issue are now done. Only 11 more to go, and then I have to create some sort of cover. Hang in there — getting close!

Friday, January 27, 2017

grOw/cinema #1, 75% complete!

I didn't get as many frames completed this week as I had last week, but I still made great progress. I completed 11 new frames (bringing the total to 60 frames of 81 completed). Some "real life" work took most of one day, which had taken me away from working on this issue. Also, some of the frames had some major "character overlapping" and "interesting camera angles" which had taken more time. I am really enjoying working on, and seeing the results of this new format.  Enjoy the preview!

Friday, January 20, 2017

grOw/cinema 1 over 60% complete!

In the past week, I was able to complete 19 more panels to the first issue of grOw/cinema, the new, upcoming series, titled "The Ever Expanding Universe." The first issue will be an extra-long 81 panels long (of which, 49 pages are now done). This larger issue is roughly equivalent to the extra-long, 23-page last issue of grOw/cOmic#6, which had 79 panels. Most of the grOw/cOmic 6 series was between 55-64 panels per issue, and this series will most likely be the same.

I have added a few more panels to this issue from its initial script, and have added some ass/hip expansion to it as well.  This first issue will include breast expansion (big/huge), ass expansion, penis expansion, and "changing history".

Friday, January 13, 2017

grOw/cinema 1, issue 1 more than a third completed!

I have been working away on the first issue of grOw/cinema #1, "The Ever Expanding Universe".  The first issue will be extra long at about 80 panels. This is equivalent to the last issue of grOw/cOmic#6, which was an extra-long 23 pages. I've really settled into the new style, format, and look. It took a bit to acclimate myself to it, but now the work in flowing nicely. In many ways, I like it better than the ways I've been doing things up to this point. 

I can make softer lines which gives it a nicer, realer feel. This is something I hadn't expected, previously always trying to achieve a nice, crisp line in Adobe Illustrator. I can also light and shade panels so much quicker since, after laying down the base color, I use just a few layers (2 lighting, 2 shading) to achieve lighting affects with a simple gray scale painting. No more choosing subjective colors for lights and shades. I can even apply this gray scale shading over multiple, differently-colored objects and achieve a more harmonious lighting. I love it. I also have been loving using this method to achieve better hair.

As of this writing, I have completed 30 out of 81 panels (and am halfway through panel 31). That's about 38% complete. Now, this was done since about Dec 28th, and not since Nov 28th when the last grOw/cOmic was released. (The time between Nov 28 and Dec 28 was spent working on "real life" end-of-year projects, writing this new series and rough-sketching the panels, building three 3D background scenes, researching and testing this new method, as well as a holiday vacation.)  So, in reality, that's drawing, inking and coloring about 30 panels in just 2 weeks. Hopefully, I can get this first issue done in the next 3 or so weeks. This will be a huge increase in issue productivity!

Since each page is a single, movie-screen ratio panel, I won't be showing a preview from each page, similar to when I produce grOw/stOries. I will release a few previews from each issue every so often.

Friday, December 30, 2016

New Year, New Projects, New Format! Happy 2017!

Happy New Year everyone!

I want to thank everyone who had supported me and my work in 2016! Your $upport is the only way I can spend so much time creating grOw/cOmics and grOw/stOries!

2016 saw the wrap-up of grOw/cOmic#6 "Milking the Plot", the 8-issue, 154-page cOmic that celebrated grOw's 10th Anniversary (grOw/cOmic#1, "Milk Farm," being released July 2005). It was the completion of the first decade of grOw! (Note: I said "first" decade — hopefully, there will be many more in the future!)

With 2017 right around the corner, it's time for a new year and new projects. The first new project will also be a new format! While I don't have a definitive name for this format just yet (still mulling it over between 4-5 possibilities), it will join the grOw line (currently "cOmics" and "stOries").  More on that later.

This new format has arisen partially from the many inquiries into whether I would ever make more of the continuing, pencil comic strips from my old BEArchive days. These strips were either the "Busting Out" or "Wishful Thinking" series. These were done roughly, and years ago, and were never originally planned to be viewed by anyone outside of myself.

Many people liked the on-going adventures of the hero, constantly getting into expansive encounters with multiple beauties. I never wanted to recreate these strips, having to start a new; but the idea intrigued me, none the less. If I would do something of this nature, it would have to be a new idea, new story, or a new take on the concept. 

I have also been mulling over coming up with a better way to design an illustrated story/comic for an onscreen presentation. In fact, I experimented with this idea in the beginning of the grOw/cOmic#5 series. In issue#1, the story begins with widescreen images, representing a movie that was being shown to the main characters. Each frame was in the standard 2.35:1 ratio of a Hollywood blockbuster, and not the varying sizes of overlapping panels that constitute your average comic. Furthermore, if you look in the Appendix of this particular issue, you will see that I also separated the text from the image by placing it outside the frame and showed 1 frame per page.

Well, I have taken these two concepts (on-going comic and new format) and will be combining them into a new grOw series!  It will be the continuously-expanding adventures of our hero not unlike some of the storylines you may see in the Addventure (at the BEArchive).  It will be the "succulent dessert" to the "gourmet meal" that are the grOw/cOmics and grOw/stOries.  

I plan to release a few issues, and then, sporadically release more in-between other grOw releases. The current working-name for this new format is "grOw/cinema", as it takes on a movie screen format, is ongoing like an old movie serial, and focuses on imagery (with all text outside the frame). There will be only 1 frame per page, so that you can view it fully onscreen as if you were watching a movie, or still-frames from a movie.

The working title for the story is "The Ever-Expanding Universe". While I will be sticking with this title and storyline for a while, there are always possibilities for more.

I have been experimenting with new methods to drawing, inking and painting as well, since the last grOw release. This new streamlined method will be using the the new format, in hopes that I can release an issue in much shorter intervals than the cOmics (which have taken between 90 and 118 days per issue recently). I am still honing my skills with this new method, and hope to increase my speed with each new panel.

So far, I have written the script, planned out each frame visually for the entire first issue, and built a few background sets in my 3D program. I have also completed the first 4 frames. Unlike the other grOw formats in which the initial drawings are done in pencil and then scanned in, the entire process for grOw/cinema will be digital. Normally, each issue will probably be the same amount of panels as a grOw/cOmic (about 55-65). But this first issue will probably come in around 78 panels, as it also sets up our initial storyline. 78 panels is nearly equivalent to the recent 23-page grOw/cOmic#6, issue 8.

As a teaser, here is a low-resolution preview of one of the frames from this new series in its entirety. It may change before release (as noted above, I am still working on this new method). But it will give you a clear idea of what I have described above.

Happy New Year 2017!