Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Another page...

The latest page has been uploaded and a little earlier than planned, I had mentioned that it was going to be every Sunday...but it was complete and just sitting there... so I felt that it may as well be sat on the comic website.

Comics within comics in this one. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but I do not think that has ever been done before.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Comic Heroes and new UXB website.

Jes Bickham, the editor of Comic Heroes very kindly agreed to run a six page preview of UXB in the Sidekick preview comic that comes as a bonus with issue 3. I believe it hits the shelves today (be a little while longer before I see it over here in Canada) Thanks Jes, I owe you one!

Another big thank you to Mr William Li for getting the UXB website up and running in such a short space of time and for doing such a great job! He even coerced me into creating a Twitter account for it- yeah, I know, something I said that I would never do...

I have to say that the Comic Heroes preview did give me that extra little push to finally go online and get the comic out there. I hope to add a page every week to the site and continue to do so until I finish the bloody thing.

Hopefully a few of you will join me.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

UXB Pin-up by Donna Leong.

Just received this painting of UXB from the very talented Donna Leong!

"I finally finished the pin up for UXB. It's my first time painting with Poster Color in this kind of style. At first I was thinking of painting with photoshop, but I really miss real paint.
The woman at the rocks is the main character's mom, but didn't turn out quite like her, unfortunately.."

I think it looks great! The colour palette and the compositions are wonderful! I'm well chuffed...

Thanks Donna(again)

Satoshi Kon

I just found out that the incredibly talented Satoshi Kon passed away on Aug 24th at the age of 46. He was the director of such movies as: 'Perfect blue', 'Millenium Actress', 'Paprika' and Tokyo GodFathers.

He wrote a document(his parting thoughts..) in his final few days that I felt may be worth sharing. It was originally posted posthumously by his family on his blog and has been translated by Makiko Itoh and is available on her blog here: www.makikoitoh.com

If your not weeping into your keyboard by the end- your a stronger man than me...

They are doing a tribute to him over at: www.animenewsnetwork.com

Thanks Donna.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


This is a UXB page from a section of the comic that I decided to revise. It had some narration from Das over the top, explaining the functionality of the suits- however, in reading through it and with moving into the next issue it just didn't seem to be flowing as well as I had originally thought. So I've replaced it with some imagery that seems a little more apt...

I'm sure I'll find a place for it further down the line. God! Who am I kidding!? It'll probably end up being the opening to issue 3.

Reuse and recycle that's my motto.

Other news: I have decided to put the comic online and update it every week by adding a new page; similar to what Cameron Stuart does with his brilliant Sin Titulo, or even closer to home... the Fractal Friction guys.

Should be up and running by Sep 15th.