Archives for September2011


A Moment of Clarity – Page 7

Tomorrow we leave for APE in San Francisco and Saturday begins the festivities. Please stop by table 265 and say "Hello". As I've mentioned before we will have the first printing of Issue 1 (this story) in it's original black and white format for sale as well as our other projects like LD30, New Breed, (published by 01 Publishing) and copies of Titanium Rain published by Archaia. We'll have other things as well, so please stop by. We'll have a fighter jet on the top of our banner so you can't miss us.

 

And now for commentary on this page. This one was always supposed to be in color. When it was first published we bemoaned the fact that we couldn't use color to show the many moods of the utopiates. The black and white was always good for conveying the overall noir but the color really helps to give the sense of of the personalities and what they do to the Junky.Needless to say we're very happy with the results.

A Moment of Clarity – Page 6

APE is Coming!! In less than a week we’ll be there at table 265. Please stop by. We’ll have copies of the original issue 1 in black and white as well as our other projects.

Please feel free to stop by and say hello.

 

A Moment of Clarity – Page 5

Day 5, page 5. 
Last day of the everyday post. Next post will be made on schedule on Tuesday.

This scene was very interesting to create. As you may or may not know, we use models to help give our artwork the subtle emotions needed to convey the scenes properly. When the model for the junkie was posing for this scene, we were outside of a residential house and a mother with her small children happened to walk by. We had to explain to her that the young man was not committing suicide and that the gun was fake.  She believed us, but hurried her children away as if we had the plague. 

If you are enjoying what you are reading, please feel free to like us on Facebook as well as pre-order your copy of the 112 pg. graphic novel on Amazon.com. Also, please leave us a comment below. Tell us what you think of the comic so far. We would love to hear from you

A Moment of Clarity – Page 4

As I’ve mentioned before, Back in 2006 Utopiates was originally published in black and white. We did it this way because black and white was cheaper and putting out a black and white comic was the only way to get published back then. Well, happily things have changed and we have come a long way since then. So I wanted to share with you now, on this update, what this page originally looked like when it was first produced.

Here you can see just how much we improved the book. Black and white is a wonderful medium, but for this story we really needed the depth that color can bring.

If you are enjoying what you are reading, please feel free to like us on Facebook as well as pre-order your copy of the 112 pg. graphic novel on Amazon.com. As well, please leave us a comment below. Tell us what you think of the comic so far. We would love to hear from you

A Moment of Clarity – Page 3

Day 3 of our big release of Utopiates. Just two more days to go, then we update every Tuesday and Thursday.

I do have to say that Josh and I are very happy to be seeing this comic released in color. This was the way it was always meant to be. When we first started out, Black and white was the only way to get your foot in the door in the comics industry. But now, with digital and web comics, creators and put out their books any way they wish. This is a wonderful time.

Remember to mark your calendars for October 1-2. We will be at APE in San Francisco at table 265.

Also, if you like what you are reading, please pre-order your copy of the 112pg. graphic novel of Utopiates on Amazon.com. Use the link on the upper right hand side of the screen, and like us on Facebook.

A Moment of Clarity – Page 2

Day 2 of our 5 day posting of Utopiates! Each day for 5 days we will post a new page to help readers get aquainted with the world of Utopiates. After that,we will update every Tuesday and Thursday.

Remember, if you like what you’re reading, please visit our Facebook page, join our twitter feed, and drop us a comment below. We love to hear from our readers.

Upcoming Events: Be sure to look for Josh and Kat at APE in San Francisco on October 1-2 at table 265.

A Moment of Clarity – Page 1

Welcome to the first day of the first page of the Utopiates special edition web comic!! From now until Sunday, September 25 we will be uploading the first five pages of this comic, and then starting the twice-a-week posting after that on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Josh and Kat want to welcome all new-comers to the series, and give a huge thank you to all the fans who knew us four years ago when this comic was published black and white. Utopiates has come a long way since then, and we couldn’t have done it without you.

As the series progresses please feel free to leave comments on your favorite pages, “like” us and drop us a line on our Facebook page, or join our twitter feed.

As well, you can preorder your own copy of the Utopiates Graphic Novel from Amazon.com which will be relased in March of ’12.

Stop by again tomorrow for page 2!

A Moment of Clarity – Title Page

Welcome everyone to the Utopiates webpage. It’s been four years since this book had it’s first black and white printing, but it’s back now and in full color! Josh and Kat wanted to thank all of our fans from it’s first release and welcome new comers to our dark, cyberpunk world.

This site will feature a new page twice a week of the newly remastered issue 1 starting late in September of ’11. So come back soon and be sure to friend us on Facebook.com.

Preorder the graphic novel on Amazon.com

Utopiates, Josh Finney, Kat Rocha, Graphic Novel