Monday, October 01, 2007

Mawar VS The Shadow Minotaur

WIP : Taking a break

Yeah, yeah I know I've been slacking lately but come on now, better late than never right?

Monday, July 23, 2007

WIP : Out to lunch

My artbook+comic is coming along okay, but its still rough around the edges.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Deeeeaaaaaaad Treeeeeesss

I guess the only way to heal depression is to keep doing what you love.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Random sketch : Gergasia

I'm still filling up a new sketchbook and haven't scanned a damned thing. So instead here's something a little older from my "not-really-cheesecake" folder. I dunno, what the hell possessed me to color it so horribly.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Random sketch : Dreaming of stars

I've been offline for a while, but now I'm back.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Smash Radius

It's a panel from Satria Alam 2. Nope, don't know when we'll be publishing.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Burn the town and save the kitty.

While working on my dad's political history graphic series, this idea came to me. It only took me an hour since the vision and plot was so clear. An alternate world in Georgetown, Penang where I spent most of my teen days. Let's see if I can develop the concept into a ten issue story arc. Why ten? I don't know, it sounds like a nice round number.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Satria Alam : Delayed again!

Well, I guess it's official. Satria Alam and all other comics due to be published this April are put on indefinite hold by PTSM. Since it seems we can't get any feedback for now, the actual publishing date will probably be much later... or even (ulp!)never.

Team Satria Alam will take a "wait and see" approach for now and I'll post any new developments. I just hope they realize the time I spent plotting and drawing is not FOC.

I really do.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Random sketch : Vulk will add more!

Stuck in an infinite loop due to a bad update script, Vulk the Golem will keep going and going and going and going!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Random sketch : Come alive

I remember I used to stare at paintings during electrical blackouts as a child. I always fancied the paintings to move slightly while they basked in the flickering light.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Random sketch : A revisit

I was cleaning up when I came across some superhero sketches I made back in 1999. We had such great parties then.

The guy is Haris Rosh, a former doctor who lost his arm in a botched raid on an organ harvesting operation he was running. Instead of simply jailing him, the authorities decided to reuse him in an experimental propaganda project. Yes, I know it doesn't make any sense but it sounded dark, gritty and cynical therefore cool at the time. His arm is a highly modular multi-tool and his other implants make him one of the most versatile cyborgs in the world.

The lady goes by the name of Redscape, an expert illusionist, athlete and escape artist extraordinare. Get it? Red cape, escape artist... yeah, goofy as hell. She's a full-time government sponsored superhero and has the added responsibility in making a hero out of Haris. She has no real superpowers except for a mysterious shape shifting cape. What do you think?

Friday, March 30, 2007

Random sketch : Circus Ink

I'm slowly filling up a new sketchbook.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Drawing blanks here Mat...

This is a part of a cover I'm making for an anthology that I haven't finished yet. I'm still stuck on how to actually make this awesome. If I can't then I'll just have to scrap this.

As for the launching of Satria Alam, I've yet to be contacted by PTSM for any details though. I'll post more later.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Preview : Satria Alam #05

Just so you know I'm not slacking off or in a coma somewhere. Well, no more than usual anyway.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Saturday, February 03, 2007

MALAKA: Game world design sketches

I really don't know if the Malaysian public will be accepting of a homegrown tabletop role playing game, but I'm working on the general story and design. Now, I'm not sure if this project is a go or not so don't get your hopes up (or down) just yet.

Monday, January 29, 2007

I've been offline for awhile...

I would like to apologize to the two or three people who actually come here with hope of being entertained. I'm on a little Linux tour de distro right now, hopping from Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Mandriva 2007, Knoppix and now back to Ubuntu 6.10. I can't wait for a real multimedia Linux aimed for artist to be released.

After several false starts in the beginning and confusion on my part, I discovered that Linux today isn't as horrifically difficult as it was portrayed to me not long ago. It's just different. Still, I wonder why some people are put off by the command line. It's not as if a lot of us haven't used DOS to boot Windows, games or applications to finish those college assignments back then. In fact, setting up Ubuntu to work felt exactly like futzing around with DOS trying to squeeze the best out of some game I installed into my school's 386 pcs.

Oh, man I feel old.

Now I have an itch to actually try Debian Sarge... I dunno, maybe later. Then maybe, just maybe if the Satria Alam release date would stop getting delayed and starts to bring in some cash, I can finally get a scanner and a good DVD burner. Till then, watch this space.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Monday, January 15, 2007

Well, hell...

I messed up my internet connection playing around with the modem settings while having another go with yet another Linux distro. Everything got hosed of course but you can't learn a thing until you try, right? My conclusion is I need to get another computer or another hard drive for experiments so I don't kacau my work computer again.

Another thing was I couldn't believe how addicted I am to trawling news items... until I went without it. I actually lost sleep not seeing scraps of text crawling on my screen! A sort of nerd fever struck, I panicked and I put down my artwork and (not before harassing a few people in the dead of night, sorry guys) fiddled with the modem until I got it to reset.

Stupid? Yes, but worth it when I was able to log on to my precious Google reader.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Monday, January 08, 2007

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Well I needed to post something...

I got a new blog.

Why? Well, I wanted a place to talk about new comics and alternative tools to expensive/pirated software. Not everyone is comfortable using pirated software you know, and if I can help convince one more artist to use an alternative then why not? The reason open-source stays in the sidelines is because its not known well enough. Just us geeks isn't enough, regular computer users should be roped in for the cause too. The way I see it, mainstream corporate support is proportionate to the support of regular users. Anyway...

The blog is over here.