I started watching Steven Universe because my coworkers Aivi/Surasshu are composing for it and some artist pals are involved in it. I was listening to a cover of the theme song done by Aivi’s sister which I really enjoyed… so I wanted to try it!
Hey, fellow Cryatists! It’s time for a new update!
First off, we feel that you guys are really anxious about this game! We wanted to let you know that we are too! We’re working tirelessly at creating Cryamore, making sure it’s everything we (and hopefully you) want it to be. With that said,…
Wow, these updates look so good!!! I’m really excited about how charming everything is looking, and how everything seems to be coming together. *___* I love those environment shots and assets!! SO COOL!
Sorry to bother you, but I've always wondered, how do people make art books? It seems really interesting as to how it all comes together.. I'm not making one or anything, I'm asking more or less just for the knowledge I guess ;;
You first make the content (drawings and things) and you lay them out in Indesign or Photoshop, the latter if you want to slowly kill yourself. Then you save them as a multi-page PDF and send the file to a printer (like… a factory) with instructions like size/paper type/weight/finishes. They’ll send you a proof, and if the proof is good, then they’ll print the quantity you like, usually in an even bulk. Mind you, I have never dealt with a printer first-hand, so I don’t know the nitty gritty, but that’s the gist of it? ’-‘)b
Hey guys! I’ve given my Storenvy a little overhaul. I’ve been long overdue to sell leftovers from AX, so here they are! I’ve added newer prints and pin sets and even alien cat zipper bags! GO NUTS AND STUFF.
I bought Ellen’s kawaii cat bag for my qt bf and it is so perfect, please take a gander! X)
hello! i just stumbled upon your comic and i think it's awesome. question right here~! well, you see me and my friends have decided to make a webcomic before as well, and weeeell, it didn't push through. i was gonna ask how you start and continue a project and how do you motivate yourself to stick to your deadlines? also i wanted to ask if you use traditional means to make the comic then, post process it digitally, or you have a program especially for comics?
I motivate myself with “you know you quit a day job for this, right” HAHAH!! But that is not recommended for everyone, so the following helps motivate me besides the crippling guilt of already having made sacrifices:
Surrounding myself with artists who already have a long-running webcomic: I think of the shame I’d bring upon myself if I stopped “now.”
Having somehow gathered a following for the series: I know I am very lucky to have this, so I don’t want to disappoint my readers ;-;
Planning ahead: Not just the endgoal (um… 18 years is really far from now), but in baby steps so I know which step to take next without feeling overwhelmed. Also I have buffer pages in case sh*t happens and I miss an update.
Biting the bullet: there are certain parts of my webcomic I just have to go: “ok Jub just suck it up and do it” because I know nobody else will do it for me and whining and doing nothing about it gets me nowhere. This will be a recurring theme for comic artists because SOME PAGES you just don’t want to draw LMAO…
With that said, I’m still a newbie at this and I still have a lot to learn and the (slow) process really brings me down sometimes. I remind myself I’m not a special snowflake and everyone else suffers the same challenges, yet they keep going, too. ‘-‘)9
I have a Twitter now to help with updates. I’m sorry in advance if it’s a bit jarring to see me in my natural habitat because I use it primarily to reply to my artist pals, it seems. Please expect 0 professionalism because I mean just look at my handle.
PS: Fugue is really read [Fewg], I just couldn’t get over [Fuhgew]
This is a vague question I don’t know how to answer so I’m just going to say that it wasn’t an inspiration I can succinctly verbalize; it was years of accumulated thoughts and ideas that I finally decided to put into action a couple of years ago. I don’t think anyone goes: “I’m going to make a comic!” suddenly one morning and actually ends up making a pithy story, which is something I personally strive for since I would be devoting so much of my time and energy into it.
Oh I have a question! I was telling my friends about my ideas for a webcomic and how I'll post up my character's and their descriptions on tumblr to you know promote I guess. They told me "what about copyright and people stealing it or something?" So how did you go about posting stuff about your story on here?
I wanted to share more than I was worried about people stealing my ideas. And let’s face it; even if I were as arrogant to think that I had the most unique idea(s) in the world, it would already have been done or considered by someone else, guaranteed. There is no point in worrying about such things, in my opinion.
I myself also pulled from a variety of existing works and allude to existing systems (ie: astrology) to construct my story and its characters; the key is to mesh them together in your own flavour that nobody else can replicate.
thatsexybulbasaurasked you: i was wondering, what is your process for making your comic pages, do you draw on paper, then ink, then scan it into the computer and just touch up small places, or do you just do it completely on the computer
I do the former; I ink by hand and I scan the inks in to do the panelling/lettering/toning. It takes me too long to ink digitally because of how much I end up zooming in haha…
bloodredsnowasked you: When does the next chapter of your manga come out?~ (has actually been bouncing in my seat, wanting more >////>)
LOL uh… as soon as chapter 1 is done? Each chapter is about 50 pages long. I might update 2 pages per week when I feel the need to.
zrooper asked you: Wow, I am just amazed at your comic! Only ten pages and I’m already hooked, not to mention how I love cats and falcons. I apologize if I missed it somewhere, but is the comic going to be posted on some sort of schedule?
Thanks, I’m glad! I update Fridays at 00:00 PST
Anonymous asked you: Hello, Judy! Can I ask you about manga pages? Which size of the canvas do you use? I mean your screentones look very very well, so it’s very interesting me))) And… do you use photoshop or manga studio to achieve such a a result? =D
5.25”x7.25” @ 600 DPI on Photoshop
justiceshot asked you: Dear lord your webcomic is so amazing. I have waited for what feels like ever for this moment and it is even better than I pictured it! *squees with excitement* How long have you wanted this to be A Real Thing?
Haha I don’t know! Probably close to 8 years. T-T
therealkitsune asked you: Hello there! I just discovered Cut Time, and it looks really cool! It seems a lot of people were excited for it to begin. That’s why I’d like to ask you how you promoted Cut Time before the official start, as I have a webcomic of my own that I will start eventually, after I finish all my character designs and figure out all details of the plot. I’d love it if G.U.E. became something inspiring to others, so I was just curious.
Thanks; I just drew my characters and fangirled about them publicly for years, effectively drilling them into people’s brains by making a complete ass of myself. ‘__’ I also made an artbook featuring my characters from Cut Time, which is typically not recommended because it’s all sorts of backwards. I’m really thankful that people got excited about Cut Time with me; it’s the most encouraging feeling. I honestly haven’t done all that I can to promote it yet, like… I have been putting off making a FB page for it, and still considering making a Twitter, since those are pretty ubiquitous social networks.
hey judy! I just read CUT TIME and it was really gr8. and PFFFT okay I was really confused about that.... you know, BLIND THING too.... like others but MEH, anyway! it was truly enjoyable. I'm looking forward next page~ (ps. your way to draw APPLE....look so delicious and fresh LMAO)
FIRSTLY I am so happy you like it so far because it’s… you… *shivers in awe and adoration* Q-Q <3
and HAHAHA I knew people would ask about it, and I want to explain, but that defeats the purpose of comicking… so I am going to have to play masochist be patient at the cost of everyone else’s suspense. I’m sorry!! I promise it’ll be clear after 2 weeks! Maybe 3, if you want reassurance. ‘__’
PS: TY to everyone who has kept it quiet even when they already know u-u;; <3
Will you be posting the comic online now and forever? Also, what are your plans regarding internet shopping and international shipping?
"Now and forever" sounds about right LMAO.
I’ll be selling the books from Storenvy like I already do, but I’m planning on buying ISBNs when I print the comics so people can search them up in bookstores and Amazon and stuff too! I’m not entirely sure what shipping will be at this point, but I’ll be offering international shipping too.
Hey, Juby, I was wondering: Are you okay with getting fanarts to Cut Time? Or would you like to be asked for permission first? Asking because some artists can become really angry when they receive 'surprise' fanarts of their characters without being asked before... ;3;
AM I OKAY!!!! *HEAVYBREATHINGCAT.JPG*
(Yes!! Please feel free! I can’t imagine why people would get mad unless it was some weird kinky sh*t LOL)
Hi, I loved your comic, and I can't wait to see more of it :3 I was wondering if you think you'll ever publish your comic in some sort of book form once it's finished so people can buy their own copy? :)
If I wasn't studying for an Astronomy midterm I would've messaged sooner but... CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so excited for this revelation of your story! I'm glad I've been sitting and watching for so long! The characters are already so captivating and have, for lack of a better term, captured my heart, so I am beyond ecstatic to get to watch it start unfolding in a cohesive story! The website looks beautiful! ^O^ (I was trying really hard to not key smash by the way... I did it.)
LMAO oh my god the pressure is on… I hope people enjoy my writing and comicking!! I will try my best not to disappoint!
Hello, I just want to say that I really admire you as an artist. Having a profession that's not related to art or creativity (I assume) and yet being able to draw like a pro. You must have worked very hard to find the time and motivation, and most of all, you must love drawing a lot. You're an inspiration for us folks who don't have any desire to go for an artistic career and yet love to draw.
The thing is, I would love an art career (and kind of have one already)! I’m using my non-art profession as a financial crutch until I can create a bigger foundation on my comic. With that said it’s totally okay to have a passion for something you don’t “work” for. Whatever makes your life fulfilling!
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