Ta-daaaaah! Here it is! The WARD promotion trailer!

ocreana:

WARD is a classic franco-belgian styled adventure comic series that follows the Kessel family on their sailing trip around the world. After being stranded and separated on a mysterious and hostile island they receive help from a stranger called Ward, who quickly steps forward to take up the role of hero. Will he be in time to change the family’s fate on this grim island of shipwrecks? The first part of WARD is out now!

WARD is written by Willem Ritstier and drawn by Marissa Delbressine. Colors are by Shanna Paulissen. This story has previously been pre-published in Dutch comic magazine Eppo and has now been published in album form by Don Lawrence Collection. It’s available through Dutch and Belgian (comic) book stores and webshops.

Visit the site of comic magazine Eppo!

Wil jij (of iemand aan wie je dit cadeau wilt doen) meespelen in Ward deel 2? Dat kan!  Van vandaag tot en met zondag kun je bieden op een gastrol in het tweede deel van Ward! Opbrengst van de veiling waar verschillende tekenaars een gastrol aanbieden komt geheel ten goede aan KiKa, het Kinderkankerfonds. Zegt het voort ^_^
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Would you like to get a guest role in my and Willem Ritstier’s Dutch comic book series Ward? You can! Together with Catawiki (comic book auction site) and the Flemish comic guild a charity auction is taking place this weekend! You can bid on a cameo role for the second volume of Ward - all proceeds of the charity auction go to Kika, which is a foundation for children with cancer. Last year comic magazine Eppo organized a similar auction which raised an amazing amount of money for these good people! I hope this can be repeated! Give it a signal boost if nothing else <3

Wil jij (of iemand aan wie je dit cadeau wilt doen) meespelen in Ward deel 2? Dat kan!  Van vandaag tot en met zondag kun je bieden op een gastrol in het tweede deel van Ward! Opbrengst van de veiling waar verschillende tekenaars een gastrol aanbieden komt geheel ten goede aan KiKa, het Kinderkankerfonds. Zegt het voort ^_^

Would you like to get a guest role in my and Willem Ritstier’s Dutch comic book series Ward? You can! Together with Catawiki (comic book auction site) and the Flemish comic guild a charity auction is taking place this weekend! You can bid on a cameo role for the second volume of Ward - all proceeds of the charity auction go to Kika, which is a foundation for children with cancer. Last year comic magazine Eppo organized a similar auction which raised an amazing amount of money for these good people! I hope this can be repeated! Give it a signal boost if nothing else <3

ealynn-art:

My very dear friend Falco Verholen directed this intense, sexy, dark and beautiful video clip for his graduation. It has two delicious men, kimono’s & millitary uniforms, bondage and tenderness. GO WATCH THIS! And share it amongst friends! Let’s get this out there!

appeltjesgroen:

dreamchaserart:

Today i got my first copy of the first issue of the new comic magazine wich also features my comic “robocity”  :)

Woohoo! I’m gonna buy one too when I’m in Rotterdam again!

I still can&#8217;t believe it&#8217;s finally real! Our shiny new comic paper! &lt;3

appeltjesgroen:

dreamchaserart:

Today i got my first copy of the first issue of the new comic magazine wich also features my comic “robocity”  :)

Woohoo! I’m gonna buy one too when I’m in Rotterdam again!

I still can’t believe it’s finally real! Our shiny new comic paper! <3

I’m very excited for the upcoming release of our new comic magazine Strips2Go next weekend! I could come with the publisher to the printer where our ‘newspaper’ would be made! Awesome to see our magazine be rushed along all kinds of rollercoasters during production. Amazing!

Aside from being a part of the publisher team, I also will have one of my comics see it’s Dutch debut in this magazine. From Germany back to the country of origin :D

(Source: strips2go.nl)

At the end of october my first comic book WARD will hit the shelves. &lt;3
This was one of the cover design sketches that didn&#8217;t make it. I really liked it, but it focussed a bit too much on the action and less on the exploring and adventure part of the story. It nearly made the cover though :) but the current one is really strong and sets the tone of the book very nicely. I hope to make an illustration from this sketch though at some point ^_^
Tom (the boy on the right) is being his brass, uncontrollable self again :D Oh dear.
I&#8217;m feeling nostalgic already, next week will be the concluding episode of the first WARD book in comic magazine Eppo. Together with the ending of the amazing Rhonda comic from Hans van Oudenaarden. Exciting and a little sad&#8230; and January Jones already finished in last week&#8217;s edition. Luckily Golias, vol. 2 is still continuing and of course I&#8217;m excited to see the new comics that will be taking our place :D

At the end of october my first comic book WARD will hit the shelves. <3

This was one of the cover design sketches that didn’t make it. I really liked it, but it focussed a bit too much on the action and less on the exploring and adventure part of the story. It nearly made the cover though :) but the current one is really strong and sets the tone of the book very nicely. I hope to make an illustration from this sketch though at some point ^_^

Tom (the boy on the right) is being his brass, uncontrollable self again :D Oh dear.

I’m feeling nostalgic already, next week will be the concluding episode of the first WARD book in comic magazine Eppo. Together with the ending of the amazing Rhonda comic from Hans van Oudenaarden. Exciting and a little sad… and January Jones already finished in last week’s edition. Luckily Golias, vol. 2 is still continuing and of course I’m excited to see the new comics that will be taking our place :D

I&#8217;m so excited! I just spotted the online sales description of my very own and very first official comic book! Ahhh&#8230; I&#8217;m so in love with the way Shanna coloured this piece, especially hot head Tom on the right there. &lt;3
Check it here! Check ittttttt! *U*

I’m so excited! I just spotted the online sales description of my very own and very first official comic book! Ahhh… I’m so in love with the way Shanna coloured this piece, especially hot head Tom on the right there. <3

Check it here! Check ittttttt! *U*

In the bitter fight of panelling a lot of good alternatives bite the dust. The most challenging thing about drawing Ward for me is that I never seem to have enough space to set up the panels the way I want them and so I often have to compromise to get all the information from the script compressed into the page. When drawing manga (or graphic novels for that matter), artists don&#8217;t have to worry so much about fitting a story into a (more or less) 46 paged limit. I feel like I have much more breathing space and can take &#8216;time off&#8217; so to speak with less information dense panels that focus more on scenery or a feeling. I&#8217;ve always been terrible at making summaries and sometimes when drawing in a franco-belgian style it feels like I&#8217;m doing just that. Anyway, who knows, I may get used to it better in the future. :)
Let&#8217;s enjoy Rosa&#8217;s heroics.

In the bitter fight of panelling a lot of good alternatives bite the dust. The most challenging thing about drawing Ward for me is that I never seem to have enough space to set up the panels the way I want them and so I often have to compromise to get all the information from the script compressed into the page. When drawing manga (or graphic novels for that matter), artists don’t have to worry so much about fitting a story into a (more or less) 46 paged limit. I feel like I have much more breathing space and can take ‘time off’ so to speak with less information dense panels that focus more on scenery or a feeling. I’ve always been terrible at making summaries and sometimes when drawing in a franco-belgian style it feels like I’m doing just that. Anyway, who knows, I may get used to it better in the future. :)

Let’s enjoy Rosa’s heroics.

(Source: eppostripblad.nl)

These two panels have been one of my long time favorites. With this scene I got the chance to play around with the mood using the setting and shadows to illustrate it further. It was a bit of a shame that so much of the details I put in disappeared in the shadow, but ah well&#8230; I at least know they are there ^_^;
Poor Tom&#8230; and his troubles ain&#8217;t over yet. I really like how his father, Frank, has just flopped down on the bunk and fell asleep instantly. 
Coloring by Shanna Paulissen.

These two panels have been one of my long time favorites. With this scene I got the chance to play around with the mood using the setting and shadows to illustrate it further. It was a bit of a shame that so much of the details I put in disappeared in the shadow, but ah well… I at least know they are there ^_^;

Poor Tom… and his troubles ain’t over yet. I really like how his father, Frank, has just flopped down on the bunk and fell asleep instantly. 

Coloring by Shanna Paulissen.

Here&#8217;s a style test I did for a hopefully future project :)

Here’s a style test I did for a hopefully future project :)

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