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GRAND HUNTER Book 01 Front Cover - Preview (16th July 2010)


Pretty much what the title says. Enjoy. ;)


Behind the scenes with Adobe Photoshop 7 - Part 01




Behind the scenes with Adobe Photoshop 7 - Part 02




Island Trotting - SKETCH PHASE




Island Trotting - BASE COLOURS PHASE




After I'm done with the Front Cover I'll be moving on to the Back Cover which will feature Duke Vienna and Stream the Hawk in a mighty clash. Sweet.


GRAND HUNTER Book 01 - Fortune Islands (16th July 2010)


:bulletblue: It took me a solid 3 weeks to reconceptualise the entire comic chapters of the former 'The Grand ASHWORTH Fortune' series.

So far I'm very pleased with the result, there were a lot of significant changes to the dialogue and now readers will have a better understanding of what's going on and what's to be expected in the future of this comic series. I have a clear idea of where I want GRAND HUNTER to be headed for, chapter to chapter, arc to arc.

The book will be on sale for the first time (a relaunch more like it) for GRAND HUNTER.

This book will capture everything there is to know so far in the story - a total of 180 pages worth of comic/story content (printed in A5 size, perfect bind, full colour covers). Extra content will include an art gallery and 2 advertisements of my favourite webcomic series/concepts online - all of this section will be printed in full colour.

So that's close to 200 pages worth of history behind the works of my life long project that will continue till I move on to another. GRAND HUNTER will continue to live on for as long as I'm inspired.


:bulletred: Where will the book be sold and when you ask?

I will be attending The Summer of Sonic 2010 this year and I will be given an art table. You can meet me there in person and get it signed as well!

The cost price of the book will be set at £16(GBP) or $24(USD) at the table.

I will be selling additional merch which will come in the form of posters laminated with a lovely gloss finish. The posters will be on sale at £6(GBP) or $9(USD) each.

Of course if you would like to donate more than the cost price I'm more than happy to accept. :)

Anyways here are some mock images of the comic book. I'll be taking proper photos when I have the read thing printed on hand tomorrow. ;)


Mock Cover Page

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Content Sample

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Mock Back Cover

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The 200 page comic book will also be made available after I come back from my holiday in August. It should be ready for print via INDYPLANET.COM or Lulu.com. If you've got Paypal you can get a copy of this book very easily anywhere in the world. ;)



GRAND HUNTER Companion In The Works (29th June 2010)


I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.






If you're still curious as to what this is I'm planning to re-launch my original comic series 'The Grand ASHWORTH Fortune' by re-publishing the online comic in a 200 page perfect-bind book. I'm still in the process of making amendments to the contents by adjusting bits and pieces to the story and artwork but yeah feel free to send me suggestions on what should be added into the book. If I like your idea I'll add it in. ;)


This is something that you can hold into your hand and read whenever you want (it's A5 in size, I'll show photos of the final product when I've printed them all ~ about 30 hard copies or so) - you can treat this as a special collector's item too in honour of the 'The Grand ASHWORTH Fortune' comic works I've done since day one.


Hope to get some feedback on this before I get it published prior to Summer of Sonic 2010 on August (which is only a month's away!).


Cost of the book will be set a few dollars or so above the cost price of making the book (it'll probably cost 15-20 Aussie bucks to make a good quality product - colour pages included in some parts of the book!). I want to make it as afforable as possible and as accessible to everyone who wants a copy. Ordering online should be cheaper but if you purchase the book from me at SOS2010 you can get it signed and have a doodle in there for free! :D  






:bulletgreen: Finish the remaining Sonic Fan Comics - I WANT CLOSURE!!!

:bulletgreen: Work on Darkspeeds.com and GRAND HUNTER websites.

:bulletgreen: Finish off the rest of the SUMMER OF SONIC 2009 videos.
  • Mood: Optimism
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Pennyadodumuss Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So this is how you do it?
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Cytochrom Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010   Digital Artist
Awesome preview, Elson. It's nice to see you experimenting with painting techniques. :) Do keep it up! You might look up some videos if you're interested in taking a closer look at some processes (example: [link] ). They're pretty insightful if you analyze them closely.
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UsagiTsukiM0ri Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome front page. :thumbsup: I seriously would love to buy your comics one day. ;__; Living somewhere else sometimes sucks. D: Ah well I'll wait till I'm 21. xD Good job dude! 8D Can't wait for the back page too!
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheer! Your enthusiasm is encouragement for me. ;)
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UsagiTsukiM0ri Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad it does! :thumbsup: Hope the best for ya dude!
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Sorain26 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Student General Artist
wow awesome
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EliseBellatrix Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
I'd love to have one of those signed copies of your book, rather than printing it online! Do you think you could send it me by cash on delivery post mail when you are in the SOS 2010??? Would you receive the money by this way? :)

Now I'm preparing for my trip to Germany with the choir, which will be from 22th to 27th of July. The weather prediction says that it will be raining during those days. Damn! ^^U Anyway. I'm sure I'll have a great time there! ^__^
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah interesting, I'll probably try and utilise the postal service in London - Royal Mail. I'll see how it goes Isabel, I'll do my best but there is no guarantee I will have time to send it out of the UK since I will be hands full every bit of my holiday. ;)

Still send me your postal address via my e-mail (darkspeeds@hotmail.com) just in case something works out. You don't have Paypal do you? If you do the transaction will be much easier and safer! *thumbs up*

Oh and have a great time in Germany with your choir group! My friend Adam's over there for work (temporarily) and he's not enjoying the hot weather. ^^; Take care Isabel!
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EliseBellatrix Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
No, I don't have Paypal. But what I would like the most is to get a SIGNED copy from you. That would be much worthy to me than a print online... But unfortunately I'm not able to attend to the SOS so I thought of cash on delivery mail solution... Anyway, I'll send you my post address. Thanks for the interest. ^^
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foreversonic Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
*puts his name down for a copy* :D

I still have the postcard / photos from TGAF!

I'll probably give you more than the going rate like last time. It'd be good to see you again. I'm glad that you won't be missing the Crush 40 visit :)

Still no idea for the plans as yet. I'm tempted to stay in London, Friday and Saturday night. Not sure yet.
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