It’s officially launch day for chapter 26!!! I’m sorry to everyone for the long wait, it’s been a bit difficult to get things going as both me and my co-writer have both moved into new homes and of course we live on opposite sides of the continent, so it’s been a bit hard to communicate amongst everything going on. This will be a pretty unique chapter as it actually does not focus so much on Kalwa herself other than the intro, rather it is more about her brother Zack, whom we have not seen in a while. The first two pages are up right now for reading, a third page will be added on Wednesday, click the thumbnail to see what we got for you all!!!
I wanted to address the lack of activity. First of all, I have been very active on other social media, but haven’t so much on this or the Green Raptor site. Moving into a new place and working a day job has left me a bit exhausted and working on the other artwork has kinda left it hard to update.
So to give a few updates, chapter 26 IS being written right now. I’m not sure when exactly it will start. I’m working to have the script to my co-writer by next Sunday, but my co-writer is getting ready to move into his own place and I know from first hand experience that is really gonna slow down a lot cause it takes a while to get setup. So we will see how that will go, meanwhile I’ll be doing some more work on other Green Raptor projects which I’ll work to give updates on.
Meanwhile, here’s a little sketch I did a little while ago of Kalwa with wet hair. It just hit me a while ago I’ve never drawn her with wet hair, even during bath scenes she usually keeps her head above water and just gets shoulder deep. So here’s Kalwa with wet hair.
Hello everyone and happy last Monday of February, and today I’m NOT going to waste your time. Both pages for chapter 25 are complete and I don’t want to drag this out, so today I’m posting a DOUBLE page update and giving you the final two pages of Chapter 25 all at once today.
Now it’s time for some major updates. I’m MOVING, yes moving… to a new place. I’m finally getting my own apartment after all these years and this is a major change for me.
Without going into full details the years have really changed. When this comic had just started in 2014 I was just out of college, and working a part time job. Then I moved to a new state and got another part time job. Shortly after that, things went south. Getting steady pay was hard, we were still struggling to get this project up in the air, and then the pandemic. I got real depressed, and fell on real hard times, working on this comic series was the only thing I really enjoyed in life and I was struggling with the realities of being a struggling artist. Then last year I finally got a full time job, and over the course of time kinda recovered from the depressing time of my life. I’ve been working to improve my craft and have found pure joy in what what I do, better than I ever had before.
Family relations have gotten better and I’m SO MUCH happier than I was years ago, and now I’m finally getting out into the world ready to embark on my own journey and life.
So that being said, now I really WANT to do some serious work and more with Kalwa and the rest of Green Raptor Studios in my journey of life. We are going to publish the first volume, we are looking at summer, this time for real. I just need to update the fifth chapter, put some extras together and get some more goodies in there. All of that has been on my plans, but first I’ve had to pack up and get ready for the move. My primary concern was to finish chapter 25 before the move so I don’t leave anything hanging before I have to unload and move into the new house.
I’m also planning to get back on webtoons. The current Kalwa comic I don’t think will work well on Webtoons, but I have a gag comic called Kid Kalwa planned to go. More on that later. For the next few weeks, I’ll mostly be busy setting up the new house. However I will still be putting out artwork along with sketches and some behind the scenes work. I’ll do my best to keep everyone updated on when you can expect the next chapter and what’s coming out. So that’s what I just wanted to get out as well as thank everyone who follows this site and gives support. It all goes a long way and really shows me and my co-writer that our work is appreciated. My feeling is much like Kalwa’s smiling face down below.
So all that done, click the thumb down below and enjoy the remainder of chapter 25.
I finally decided to give Hideyoshi and Karou their colored character artwork so you can see what they look like in color. The two did appear in a group shot at the end of chapter 23, course they were in the background. Karou also finally gets a pattern added to her kimono, which I intended to have in her debut, but I kinda… FORGOT. Anyway, here’s their official character artwork in full color.
Happy Monday everyone, as per usual, we got a brand new page up for your viewing pleasure. This one’s a bit epic, based on the thumbnail below. Kalwa’s locked in a heated fight with Hideyoshi, so how will she fair this time? Click the thumbnail below to see what’s going on.
But… BUT.. that’s not all we got for you. We got something else coming up for you in the very next post…
New page for chapter 25 is up right now, as Kalwa has finally come to realization of what she needs to grow stronger. This arch is nearing the end of it’s half way point, for we only have seven more pages to complete on this chapter. Thumbnail is down below, simply click and see the latest page right now.
Reposting some artwork done in 2021. I feel like this past year I really fell in love with what I was doing and there were a lot of inspiration through streaming and web videos. I also had a lot time to play and experiment with techniques to up the quality. Not to mention bringing my sketchbook to work to practice gestures and more.
So here’s a reflection on some of the art from last year!
Hope everyone had a great Christmas! Just announcing that new pages to chapter 25 will start up tomorrow. I already got 2 complete, so be on the lookout tomorrow for an update!
As I mentioned last week, I was away from my workspace last week and so there would be slight pause on new pages. Thankfully, that pause has come to an end. Page 6 of chapter 25 will be coming out tomorrow, so be on the lookout for an update. Meanwhile, here’s a little WIP preview of whats to come. Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays!