Thursday, April 19, 2012

Book Proposal

Working Title: Hyaku Monogatari

Premise: The first chapter of a story involving all kinds of fiendish Japanese yokai, and the two friends who try to help one another understand their places in the human world. The first chapter will include how the two main characters, Katsu and Kuroshiro meet, and set up the boundaries of their relationship as they both set out to Osaka.

Specs: I'm going to traditionally ink the pages, but if time allows I do want to try and add at least a few tones in photoshop. The pages will be 8.5"x11" and approximately 22 pages long. Finishing touches will be done in photoshop, including text and bubbles.

Timeline: As of 04/19/12 I've completed the script as well as the thumbnails for all 22 pages. In order to complete the pages by the deadline, I'm going to try to pump out 4-5 a week...which may be suicide, but we'll see...


Natsum Yuujinchou

Okama- Hanafuda


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Katsu and Kuro


Race: Yokai (rabbit)
Job: Messenger
Age: 22

Katsu is meek, gentle and easily startled. He is one of the fastest couriers in the land, and he takes great pride in his work. However, he can sometimes put his pride first and becomes impatient easily.


Race: Yokai/Human (ookami)
Job: None
Age: 18

Kuroshiro's mother was raped by a hunter, thus she was born a human-yokai hybrid. Both her mother and older sister, Asuka, despise her because of this. She is exiled from the wolf tribe shortly after turning 18 because she is deemed old enough to take care of herself. Despite her rough upbringing, she is a sweet, happy individual who wants nothing more than to find her place in the world.

51/100 Character Drawings

Honestly, half of these were kinda a waste of time because only 3 of these characters will be making an appearance in the 22 pages I'm illustrating...still, I had a fun time drawing other characters to populate the world they're in. I also have no idea if these actually tally up to 100,'s still a lot, right?