Monday, November 23, 2020

All Souls Day 1900

 

The final trial of Great Ace Attorney 2: The Resolve of Ryunnosuke Naruhoudo begins on All Souls' Day, which is very appropriate, seeing as how it involves so many deaths and so many who grieve for them. Ryuunosuke even has a line in the narration about "all sorrows coming together" therein. And so, I had the idea to make the jurors' flames into flames of Purgatory with all the souls whose deaths were related to the case. This is of the same series as my 12 Christmas pictures and Good Friday 2019 picture, particularly calling back to one of the Christmas 2016 ones.

It's late, yes, but it seemed particularly suitable for this year, I might not be able to do it next year, and this year the indulgence for the Holy Souls was extended through all November!

You may say Jezail would be in Hell, not Purgatory, and I would agree, but one of the lessons of All Souls is that while we still live, we cannot know for sure, so we pray for all. And Susato's book is Praying for the Deceased for Dummies, of course!

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Work complete on first Bovodar and the Bears comic book!

 

I have just finished work on the cover for the first issue of Bovodar and the Bears the graphic novel! Now the writer, Jack Mikkelson, and I need to wait to hear back from our preferred publisher. If they don't want it, we'll figure out how to publish it ourselves. Either way, I'm very excited! I'll be revealing said cover when we know how and approximately when it will be published.

In the meantime, consider reading the novel on which this comic is based, available in paperback and on Kindle!

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Halloween on Fresno Street

 

Yes! I finished this before midnight!

Halloween Great Ace Attorney 2 picture, done at my sister's suggestion. While it is about a holiday and what happened on that day in Ace Attorney, it's not of the same series as my 12 Christmas pictures and the Good Friday 2019 one, thus the different style and title format. After all, I'm not sure if Gossip was actually there on Halloween; was that when he was ...investigating ...those guys? (I'm keeping this spoiler-free). Anyway, it's more about the mood than the accuracy, thus also the presence of Madam Rosaic.

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Baker's Dozen 6 - Detective

 

The sixth of my 13 Ace Attorney fanart prompts I'm doing this year as an abbreviated Inktober. This theme is Detective, and I chose Dick Gumshoe, because he's my father's favorite Ace Attorney character. And I went all film noir with it. In the movie he had cigarettes, didn't he? Or was it Phoenix? Or was it both? I should watch the movie again.

You may think I'm running out of time, but since this isn't formally an Inktober, I can continue it however long it takes! (And it's not like one can't do that with a formal Inktober, anyway).

Here is the prompt list.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Baker's Dozen 5 - Defendant

 

The fifth of my 13 Ace Attorney fanart prompts I'm doing this year as an abbreviated Inktober. This theme is Defendant, and I chose Espella.

The reason why is her percentage of being the defendant: out of the four trials in that game, she's the defendant in three of them! Also, since this is my Inktober this year, it's good to have some drawings with a spooky mood! I've actually drawn her for Inktober before!

I think this drawing is the best of these so far! That means this is working as training!

Here is the prompt list.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Baker's Dozen 4 - Victim

 

The fourth of my 13 Ace Attorney fanart prompts I'm doing this year as an abbreviated Inktober. This theme is Victim, and I chose Doug Swallow.

Mainly because I had this composition in mind, but also, he's a pretty crucial figure if you think about it. ...And when I was looking up references for him, I noticed a resemblance in his face and hair, and a similarity in how he fell, which would give him an ancestral reason to wear a British flag shirt if a certain person lived out his days there, which is not unlikely...

Which yields an awesome parallel, really. Doug saved Phoenix, in the case where Phoenix is accused of the murder actually committed by a beautiful young woman who steals poison from the university pharmacology lab. What's really sad, then, is that Doug and Phoenix didn't get the chance to become friends.

The prompt list is here.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Baker's Dozen 3 - Prosecutor

The third of my 13 Ace Attorney fanart prompts I'm doing this year as an abbreviated Inktober. This theme is Prosecutor, and my choice is a major spoiler of Great Ace Attorney 2: The Resolve of Ryuunosuke Naruhoudo, so the picture is below the cut.