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Thu Nov 17, 2016, 12:29 PM
"The Death of Perseus" will be going to print in the next week or so. I still need to pad this book with as much as I can. I've expanded this somewhat simplistic storyline as much as humanly possible. It has gone from 12 pages to 31 over the course of almost 20 years, and that's about as much as I can add to it without making it dull or trite. so now, the process will include me adding dozens of illustrations and pre-production pieces as I can to try and fat it up a bit. For CreateSpace, that "magic number" so the book will have a spine is 50 pages. so this book may not have a tremendously complex plot or story, but it WILL be chock full of stuff that almost nobody has seen before.

I'm sure all of you have seen my posts mentioning :iconbordon: as our newest collaborator. I've been disappointed that, up until now, we have been unable to actually use his talents as an animator (due to waiting eternally for funding). But, this announcement should brighten some people's day: I WILL be including many of his pencil sketches and character design sheets in the print edition of "The Death of Perseus". so if you'd like to see what we have been up to in some kind of context, be sure to pick up the book. Not only is it a fast and fun read, but you will essentially be getting a truncated edition of the "series bible" as part of the deal.

  • Listening to: S.S.H.
  • Reading: Credit Card Statements... always and forever

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Devious Journal Entry

Thu Nov 17, 2016, 12:29 PM
"The Death of Perseus" will be going to print in the next week or so. I still need to pad this book with as much as I can. I've expanded this somewhat simplistic storyline as much as humanly possible. It has gone from 12 pages to 31 over the course of almost 20 years, and that's about as much as I can add to it without making it dull or trite. so now, the process will include me adding dozens of illustrations and pre-production pieces as I can to try and fat it up a bit. For CreateSpace, that "magic number" so the book will have a spine is 50 pages. so this book may not have a tremendously complex plot or story, but it WILL be chock full of stuff that almost nobody has seen before.

I'm sure all of you have seen my posts mentioning :iconbordon: as our newest collaborator. I've been disappointed that, up until now, we have been unable to actually use his talents as an animator (due to waiting eternally for funding). But, this announcement should brighten some people's day: I WILL be including many of his pencil sketches and character design sheets in the print edition of "The Death of Perseus". so if you'd like to see what we have been up to in some kind of context, be sure to pick up the book. Not only is it a fast and fun read, but you will essentially be getting a truncated edition of the "series bible" as part of the deal.

  • Listening to: S.S.H.
  • Reading: Credit Card Statements... always and forever

Starship Moonhawk - Comic Returns

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 9:53 PM
One of the bigger pieces of news this month is that I have resumed making the Starship Moonhawk comic online. The schedule is not smooth right now, but I am attempting to finish a new segment of a long-running and very lamented storyline: "The Mercadian Affair". The webcomic takes place roughly six years into the franchise. Once completed, I will run the artwork that was completed from 2007-2010 by me and my crew before returning to my new artwork. It may seem a bit disconnected to do things this way, but I want to complete this storyline before moving on to the next chapter, and the artwork cost me a lot of money that I need to recover, somehow.

That said, :iconbordon: is still hard at work redesigning characters and vehicles so that we may have assets for a web/TV version of Starship Moonhawk which will be presented in an anime-inspired Archer format (minimalist assets are created and re-used to create high quality animated scenes on the cheap, basically). But, once we get underway with that and get some eyes on the project, I will be seeking producers so we can employ Javier full-time making the movies that culminate each season of the show. That's right: we will be commissioning much higher budget motion picture style animated features from our animation expert while Keith W. and I plug along at the TV series. I'm not sure if anyone has ever attempted to tell a multi-media story in this way before, but the closest I've ever seen was a crossover between TNG and TOS around the time Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country came out, they did a callback in the two-part episode "Unification" and Spock talks about something that happens in STVI in a very specific way. But that's about it.

Lastly, because I seem to not have enough to do, I put out the shingle for commissions, but ONLY as colorist. If you have a comic you want to get made, and have the lineart, but they want too much for colors (or simply don't do that kind of thing), give my resume and portfolio a look. Maybe we can work something out.

  • Listening to: S.S.H.
  • Reading: Credit Card Statements... always and forever
I'm hanging out the old shingle, once again. This one is for serious bidders as I am putting a huge discount on my regular rates to get some stuff to hang in my gallery. (plus, it's extraordinarily rare I contract out my services anymore)

I will color your manga/anime themed comics, or just comics in general for the low, low rate of $25US per page. I've worked with a number of artists and styles. Here's what I am offering, point-by-point:

~$25 per page (my regular rate for this is $50/page, but Daddy needs some chedda in da bank)

~My "stock" style cel shading (no gradients, blurs or toning; see examples below)

~PayPal only. No Western Union, Checks, cash taped in an envelope or others like Payoneer, etc.

~Normally, payment up-front for at least the first few, however, I will accept payment-on-completion gigs, but you get ONE SHOT to burn me. Payments over a week overdue = burn.

~Commissioner keeps all original rights, but do me a solid and credit me, please. I need more gigs.

~Digital Colors only. Sadly, I am not a painter. I don't think anyone does print comics like that anymore, though.

I won't make a comprehensive list of do's and don'ts. I'll just let you know if I am interested or not via whatever method you contact me. I would like to see samples of the lineart I am working with, though, even if you just re-direct me to the artist's page here or on some other hosting service (especially for NSFW gigs. I know how that is. If you've seen me before, you know what I do for a living. XD)

I've worked with pro artists and people just wanting to see if anyone will take their challenges. My last major gig was working for DarkBrain.com, however, I ain't gonna lie: that broke bad, so while my work is on the site, my name is not. (I used to work with Boyann on Pissy Pussy) I was in a bad space. I'm not anymore, and I have proper equipment for the job.

Samples:

20090325 by MaciaPaladin  2008-11-14 by MaciaPaladin  2008-11-12 by MaciaPaladin  2008-11-07 by MaciaPaladin  2008-10-31 by MaciaPaladin  'The Mercadian Afair' Pg. 23 by MaciaPaladin 'The Mercadian Afair' Act II by MaciaPaladin

The first five are working with another artist, the last two are on my own art so you can see how I mix it up between the two. Plus, the first five have some neat lighting and effects. Although, that glass effect on the one with the Moonhawk (space ship) was pretty inspired. ;)

Anyway, note me, reply back, or e-mail me at inquiries@pepsaga.com

I generally respond quickly, but please keep in mind that I run my own comics and publishing company, so if I do not respond immediately, that doesn't necessarily mean I'm not interested.

Ok, let's do this!

~Mac/Mace
 
20090325 by MaciaPaladin
20090325
Colors from "The Mercadian Affair" - Act IV. Original lineart by "Nekoshiei"

Example of work I am currently offering for $25/page

P.S. this one is, by far, my favorite
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2008-11-14 by MaciaPaladin
2008-11-14
Colors from "The Mercadian Affair" - Act IV. Original lineart by "Nekoshiei"

Example of work I am currently offering for $25/page
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Michael C. Prokop/ Mace Paladino
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Current Age: 35, Current Residence: Tucson, AZ, Favourite genre of music: AOR, 80's, J-Pop, Favourite photographer: Darkmatterzone, Favourite style of art: Manga, Operating System: Windows XP and OSX BIOTCH!, MP3 player of choice: iTunes, Shell of choice: Meh., Wallpaper of choice: ^^, Skin of choice: As much visible female skin as possible, Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny (Anime are NOT cartoons.), Personal Quote: I'm not in denial, but even if I was, I wouldn't admit it.
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:iconppshex:
ppshex Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Chibi Candy Thx For Watch Icon  By Ppshex-d9ja1ph by ppshex
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:iconmaciapaladin:
MaciaPaladin Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
yw :D
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Metamine10 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch.
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:icongoldenrainbowcrystal:
are you uploading a new page to your Ship comic? cause when i go to your page, there's an error message.
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:iconmaciapaladin:
MaciaPaladin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
Site is fixed. But some shit broke bad. More details soon.
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:icongoldenrainbowcrystal:
so i read on your page.
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Tensa-Zangitsu Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Chibi Akane and Tensa by Tensa-Zangitsu  
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:iconmaciapaladin:
MaciaPaladin Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016
Thanks for being awesome!
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stourangeau Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
love the work you have Bordon doing. I love good concept design.
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MaciaPaladin Featured By Owner May 30, 2016
Thanks! Looking forward to how it all shakes out. He's having fun, too :)
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