Con Season Wrap-Up and Misericordia

With OSFest coming to a close, the intense part of con season wraps up. For the most part I think I did well. Made at least one sale at every convention I showed. Won a couple of awards. I'm going to try and keep the momentum going, I think it's time I start submitting to art shows all years round, even if I'm not able to make to it a particular convention. I'm going to submit to a few outside my usual geographic haunts. We'll see what happens.

Finishing up the first story of Misericordia was quite an experience. Two complete pages a week was a lot of work, and a lot of last minute scrambling on my part. I did a hurried rewrite a few pages in and lost my backlog of pages in the process. I'm rethinking my workflow for the second part. I'm also preparing part one for a print edition. Stay tuned for that.

Currently, I'm documenting my progress on Misericordia in lieu of regular story updates. Check it out: http://theendofallsuffering.com/.

Matting +

All the matting
Matting work for Demicon this weekend! I will be showing work at Constellation, here in Lincoln next weekend! I'm also doing a panel on b-movies with some friends at Constellation. I made the PowerPoint slides. They kind of look like this:

Please say hi, if you spot me wandering around.


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Doing some new stand alone pieces, I didn't realize how much turning to them keeps me from burning out on the regular grind of preparing pages for a webcomic. I forgot so much about how to do things in my time off since Eye-Eighty.

Misericordia is trucking along smoothly except for the part that didn't (I'll explain some other time).

Misericordia: Month 1

Misericordia has been updating for a month now. I am well ahead on page,s and so far managing to keep up. I can tell the steady work has started to make a difference. I really think the art starts to take a direction I want it to around page 16 or so.

If you like Misericordia, please tell your friends or post about it on Facebook. I'm not versed in growing followers on Tumblr so it's been slow there, but I'm learning.

Con season is coming up and that means time to put together some pieces for art shows. I think having a regular project like a webcomic lets me use this opportunity to something fun. I will be posting works in progress as I go.

Page 16 mini sneak peak:


My new webcomic Misericordia is now beginning over at http://theendofallsuffering.com/. It will be updating every Tuesday and Thursday. I hope you enjoy it.

The Misericordia project has been gestating for about three years. It's gone through a number of revisions and changes over that time. The character on the left over there is  Ms. Eri, one of our 2.5 leads (you'll see).

I'm excited to get back into working on a regular project. I didn't even realize I was missing it, until I was finally in the middle of putting it together.

How long will it run? I'm not sure. I worked on Eye-Eighty for over eight years, but I honestly had no idea where I was going when I started. I see the shape of Misericordia and know how it ends, we'll just see how many detours I make in between.

See you at the end of all suffering.

Hello 2015

Greetings. 2015 is looking exciting! Misericordia will be launching in January. I have been working on a lot of new pieces for convention season. Hope you all have an excellent New Years!
Winter Thing by Justin Lewis 2014
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