comique-app:

I’m very proud to present Comique 1.0.

Inside you’ll find three fantastic comics by Tyler Landry, Jesse Tise, and Yuliya Sobotyuk, with more to come soon. We’re just getting started, and I can’t wait to show you what we’ve got planned.

Thank you so much to everyone who has helped me get this far — I can’t even begin to explain how grateful I am. Here’s to the awesome comics community!

Get Comique!

Get it!

Inland Island - Tyler Landry

Completed and among good company in soon-to-be-launched Comique's catalog. Warm up your iPhones, kiddies…

comique-app:

A silent ramble through a land that used to be, by Tyler Landry.

Inland Island doesn’t just bolster the quality of Comique’s catalog, but shows that it has range, too. It’s a beautiful thing. Check out the preview!

Thanks Tyler!

Inland Island has been completed! Look for it as soon as comique hits the app store. Thanks Sam :)

comicsworkbook:

Comics Workbook Composition Competition 2014 Winners

Congratulations to all who created and submitted work for this contest. We really enjoyed reading each and every work.

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FIRST PLACE - $500 cash prize

White Hot by Gloria Rivera 

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SECOND PLACE - $250 gift certificate at Copacetic Comics

Semi-Vivi by GG

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THIRD PLACE - $100 gift certificate at Copacetic Comics

Moon by Ward Zwart

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HONORABLE MENTIONS - $50 gift (each) at Big Planet Comics

73 Objects by E Taylor   

Weeping Veins by Will Tempest 

Afterlife by Louise Marie Elsa

Come With Me by Karolina Chyzewska

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SPECIAL MENTION - $25 gift certificate at Copacetic Comics

Spectrum Jogger by Rowan Tedge

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It is our hope that all of the makers who participated in this contest have been TRANSFORMED in some way – artistically, personally, spiritually, and/or physically (improved eye-hand coordination?  yes!) – by the time and energy dedicated to the creation of their submissions.
Everyone who took part in this exercise has completed a hero’s journey. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJwPIiUPfK4
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The restrictions placed upon the contest entries were derived from The Santoro Correspondence Course for Comic Book Makers. It is my firmly held belief that restrictions such as the grid are ultimately freeing. I also believe that timing is the essential ingredient to making great comics. How do you study and practice timing in comics? You use the grid. 

The judging panel consisted of three men and three women from diverse backgrounds. Some were comics makers, some were comics readers and one was a “non-comics reader” - meaning this particular judge was not a comics initiate.

I will be writing more of my thoughts about this contest soon at The Comics Journal. I will also archiving all of the entries on a new tumblr in the near future. Stay tuned.

Please see this post for information regarding this fall’s correspondence course. Thanks. - Frank Santoro

P.S. Please reblog. Thank you. 

Thank you to Copacetic ComicsBig Planet Comics and the judges for contributing their efforts and financial support to make this contest possible.

(extra special thanks to Derik Badman, Bill Boichel and RM Rhodes)

And of course THANK YOU to everyone who participated. Please check out all of the entries below.

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COMPLETE LIST OF ENTRIES to the 2014 COMPETITION

This is something I believe in. Healthy growth of the medium through friendly competition among those who love it and live it. The prize here ain’t fame and fortune, but recognition from your peers on successful execution of your craft. Congrats to all winners, mentions, and to everyone who entered. YES.

Inland Island - Tyler Landry
so close…

Inland Island - Tyler Landry

so close…

Inland Island - Tyler Landry
nearly complete…

Inland Island - Tyler Landry

nearly complete…

notes -

Shit and Piss - Tyler Landry

Shit and Piss - Tyler Landry
One of my fav pages so far.

Shit and Piss - Tyler Landry

One of my fav pages so far.

Shit and Piss - Tyler Landry
Wordmark was too wordy, dropped double occurrence of the. Test printing pages, looking at tones.

Shit and Piss - Tyler Landry

Wordmark was too wordy, dropped double occurrence of the. Test printing pages, looking at tones.

Ramon Sierra's “Son of a Black Hole”, from our how-does-it-look-in-print Clavicle Cocoris Vol.1. The origin story to beat all origin stories.

The Shit & the Piss - Tyler Landry

The Shit & the Piss - Tyler Landry

Inland Island - Tyler Landry
This will be finished soon, and will debut on Sam's awesome new comics app, Comique!

Inland Island - Tyler Landry

This will be finished soon, and will debut on Sam's awesome new comics app, Comique!

clavcity:

Likeness - Tyler Landry

Preview of the first few pages. 32 page story, risograph black+red, printed by Colour Code in Toronto.

Buy a copy from Clavicle Cocoris.

Castleman.

Castleman.