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The Temp Tay Shun
Hey folks! This is a good morning! Good morning! Know why? Here's why!
The amazing Jordan Haro :iconBard71: and Sandra Espinoza have done it again! This time tackling a favorite silly comic of mine and doing a FANTASTIC job with it!
These two keep getting better and better, and this latest cartoon is a real gem! Check it out! And there's much more on DeadTom22's channel as well! Go look! You'll love it! And I'm running out of exclamation marks! Hurry!
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''FRIEND FOR SAYAKA'' contest by bechan ''FRIEND FOR SAYAKA'' contest :iconbechan:bechan 41 22 SMISHAGEDDON by IdolMonkeh
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The Autumn Road
Hello friends! And possible enemies. Would enemies read this if I had them? Would friends? Am I alone in a hungry, empty void? Is this real? Are YOU REAL? Are these WORDS? Am I but a ghost adrift in a--
Let's start again. *ahem*
Well, it's Sunday, and if you're a watcher of this here gallery, you may have noticed a lack of updates this weekend. A lack which is most CERTAINLY not because I kicked my feet up and/or went fishing, or watched football, or strolled the ramparts of my castle, gazing thoughtfully upon creation.
...Okay, it MIGHT have been those things too, but the purpose of this journal update is to...update. And so...
The latest Bomango story arc here has been a real joy--and a surprisingly tricky thing--to do, and like any work in progress with a (sort of) live audience, new angles and perspectives inform the way forward. I knew where things would go, but getting there has sometimes changed along the way.
I feel like I've been hitting the notes I wanted to hit, and the resp
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Current Residence: Collecting my mind in the comfort at home
Favourite genre of music: OST works, BGM, Movie Scores,
Favourite photographer: Nude works or still shots. Studio stuff is unfortunetly becoming mass produced
Favourite style of art: Nude, line-art, sketch, pin-up, surreal
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4.11
MP3 player of choice: iPod Touch G3
Shell of choice: Still unclear on that
Wallpaper of choice: Fluctuates, I prefer widescreen that can shrink to fit.
Skin of choice: Graphite Silver in OSX Appearance Prefferences
Favourite cartoon character: Makinami Mari Illustrious
  • Listening to: AniMatric OST "Who Am I?"
  • Reading: The Lost Girl
  • Watching: The Terminator
  • Playing: Perona 4
  • Eating: Falaful
  • Drinking: Water and Tea
I'll update in a bit with this journal.
But my Copy of "The Lost Girl" is here!
Review pending after digesting!


It warrants another reading, most because I was able to sit down and read it inside the parking garage at my school and I did not have an adequate lighting source.
I wish it was longer, I feel that more lore or background explanation/exploration would bring more depth to the history of the characters. It fell kinda light but its something you could read at leisure. I would have enjoyed some concept works (I know you show production arts Van, but I would have loved to see concept works) I was craving for more material, such as history, background, lore, production jokes and notes. I'm not saying it was 2 dimensional, but I wanted MORE! Content!

Now then, for those that bought the book because of Van (Ten Pas) *I DID!* you wont be disappointed.
If any of those that may be familiar, or taken note of, Van's progression with his art, it tends to fall on a few different tiers.

Here are some categorized examples of his work (My categorization might fall way out from his, so don't' take mine as word)

With sketchy Pieces……

Up to nice solid flats……

With warm toned with rough broad lines…

Comic simple shades, along with broad lines……

To his richer works (richer means in terms of color, tones, detail, shading, many things)………………………
Granted, this one is a comic, but it fits the category…

This on is on his blog spot…

Now then, for Lost Girl, his art falls in to Richer tier. (honest gushing time)
Its rich, full, lush. I need to look over it again because I honestly glaze over pieces that are in color sometimes (I have a time keeping focus on colored American comics, which is why my book shelf is filled with more B&W manga over anything.) I need to look over it again because this book shows Van's climb in to a different tier of his work.
If you ever did note, whilst he was working on Lost Girl, his art style became tighter, but grew in warmth when it came to shading and tones. It became more expressive in the warmth and depth. He would pop pieces up, and they would be drastically different from earlier works, commissioned pieces or not.
Lost Girl really allowed Van to show off (but I think he saw it a lot more as work XD ) and he also grew in his style.
My only thing was, having comic panels on black made it a bit tricky to read in a low light environment, so read in a good spot.
Oh, Van is good with Convenient Censoring, but his gore is rather top notch, not over the top, yet rather nice to admire (perspective wise, not that Guro stuff)

I really look forward on another project he does, weather if its the ever elusive Bomango collection or volume, or another comic piece.

Get the book from Arcana, for some odd reason Barnes & Noble is listing it as a June release, because that cake is a lie and I have a slice of it with me.…

Other books illustrated by Van include Which is a very early work
Book about the Zappos store.…

And of course, the elusive TokyoPop (now extinct) Rising Stars of Manga Volume 6 (1st, or major noted Bomango appearance) and Volume 7, which has him writing a foreword.

Well then!
Later, Or, Whenever.


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nativekenj Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017
Thanks for watching!
HEARTZMD Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017
Thanks for the Watch!
love4arms Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! :&
bear48 Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Professional
AuPlauSe Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Student Artist
Happy birthday :icondunne:
BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
An early happy b-day wish to u, my good man
:party: :iconcakeplz:
LexisSketches Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
:wave: Hello there! :heart: Just stopping by to say hello! :la: :hug: I hope you have a wonderful day! :earth:
PS: I found you via the random deviant button!
dacoomes Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016
thank you for the watch :)
Sophiie93 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for watching and fav! :meow:
infinitestudios2005 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thanx for the recent fav!
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