Corvink on Storenvy & Etsy

You read that right, I've opened up two new stores; one on Etsy and one on Storenvy. My hopes being that with the upcoming holiday season that people will be favoriting my stuff for gift ideas and hopefully spreading the word a bit. That's one really nice thing about having your store on a community, rather than just on your own e-commerce website. 

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Splitting Like an Atom

Well, not really. After recent discussions with friends, followers and family, I came to the conclusion that my websites really should be split. My line of thinking when I first merged all my sites was that if I was to put everything I do together into one website, it would make my life easier. This was true, to some extent, but at the cost of confusing to new people.

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Poetry Writing

"Like, what's with these recent poetry posts out of no where, Denis? I thought you drew funny things! I don't see jokes in these poems!" I know right? I'm sure these recent posts have seemed completely out of character for me. Especially when you consider I haven't explicitly expressed any interest in any sort of poetry writing in the past 5 or so years I've been making comics. Or have I?

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Conception and Production of "Death" Hand Fans

It took me months of searching for a company to produce these for me. With the quality that I insist on having to sell anything at my store, this was a little harder than I had ever expected to encounter. With a few minor set backs, botched prototypes and misunderstandings, I did however finally find a great company who was willing to work with my anal retentive artistic eye. 

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Unconscious Ink Returns!

Recently I’ve had conversations with a few other artists about artistic growth and figuring out your voice amongst the thousands of artists out there in the world. What was interesting to me is that I would keep coming back to my first projects as a refection of where I came. In having these discussions it dawned on me that maybe it would be a good idea to post these online again to give people a reference point of my growth to show people how much I’ve changed artistically, what things I tried and the subtle development of my own voice as a result of this project. So, I spent this last weekend putting filtering through my horribly organized photoshop files and compiled this new series on the site called “Unconscious Ink Inklings” or just “Inklings” on the menubar. 

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L.A.W.L.S. Universe's New Home

It's 2014 and I must say I'm excited about the things to come. I've had my hands in so many projects in the last year that it will be nice to finally announce them and begin to let them unfold. To make sure that I'm able to make time for everything though, I had to make a major choice about one of the most important things to me, the future of my comics. That choice had to do with one simple yet complex problem; where I should host them? I had opened this point of discussion on my blog about "The Women of Interest," and on the Corvink Facebook to get input from my readers and to my surprise, people were very supportive of moving the comics here. The decision came down to time management and work consolidation. Basically, my ability to be able to manage 4 domains, each with their own Wordpress install, while being able to provide quality posts, without compromising my sanity or health, became too much to manage in the past. Thus, the all three of my comics (and any future comics) will all be posted here at Corvink!

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Destined Legends: The Fulfillment

With San Diego Comic Con over, the hope was that we could breath for even a day, but that was not the case. The games were in our hands and it was time to get it out to 303 backers and over 200 pre-orders (both online and from Anime Expo). As we were getting ready to ship these out it had been called to our attention an error had slipped past our tired eyes and made it into the final production of one of the creatures cards, the Manticore.

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Destined Legends: The Art & Design

We went with the tribal design because it fits well with the lore we've been developing. This mark would be something you would see inscribed on a building, painted on a rock, or embroidered on a flag to indicate that a traveler is about to enter a place blessed by the spirits of the dragons. I can't go too much into this at this time, but there is a particular location that Ali and I had in mind on our world map that has a strong connection to the spirit realm, where the dragons reside. 

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Destined Legends: The Development

Before we even started looking for artists, we had to make sure we had a pretty solid concept worth our time. I'll tell you one thing, when Ali and Shawn (the games creators) first approached me about this game, I was super intrigued and I couldn't wait to try it. The first play through of the game though was rough. The concepts were definitely there but coming from years of playing JRPGs, MMORPGS, Adventure Games, and so on, the amount of influence we could pull from was enormous! The original version of the game had Boss battles, armor, accessories, high level HP and so on. In a video game this is ok, you slowly learn and find new things as you explore the vast world you've entered into and can spend over 20+ hours of game play to figure it all out. This, in a card game however...

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Women of Interest

Words of Interest, as some of you know, is my "Word of the Day" comic in which I use Victorian artwork to not only tell a joke, but hopefully teach the reader a new word they may have never had a chance to learn. Personally, out of all my comics, this concept has always been one of my favorites. I love learning new words and finding fun ways to put them in sentences and/or use them in my daily vernacular! 

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Corvink Has Achieved a Level Up!

  • Strength +1
  • Magic +5
  • Dexterity +3 
  • Intelligence +2

Now, you may be wondering what I'm going on about? Well, in these following ramblings I will explain... but if you don't want to read to much further I'll let you in on the big secret. Corvink got a new website and store! ::cough:: I guess the title of this blog gave that away didn't it? ::cough::

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2013 LET'S DO THIS!

Why hello all you fancy humans, it's been a while since I've written a long ended post... I apologize, both for always writing long ended posts AND because I haven't been keep you brain things in the loop as to what is going on in the world of Corvink and L.A.W.L.S.!

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Destined Legends: The Birth of a New Idea

Destined Legends is a Trading Card Came, a bit like Magic the Gathering but much more like those old school turn based J-RPGs from the 1990 to early 2000s (example include Final Fantasy, Breath of Fire, and even Pokemon). As long as I can remember my buddy Ali Showkati (the creator of the game) has always talked about making an RPG. When him and I were in Highschool he often spoke about making a video game with the same title and how he wanted ME to do the art for it.

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