Category Archives: Updates

Captain Blowhole

The Greek Gods story I’ve been working on is almost over. The bad part is that I scripted the story for 24 pages and I’m only going to have 16 pages. 17 at most. Some of what I wrote got thrown out because it wasn’t crucial to the story. I guess I’ll have to figure out a 10 page story arc to fill in the 24 page limit.

In the meantime, I’m working on a new comic. The working title is “Captain Blowhole and the Ninja Pirates of the Oregon Coast.” The story is about a widow who happens to be a great sailor during Thomas Jefferson’s presidency. At this time I am thinking this story is going to take me the rest of the year and maybe some of next year because it is 54 pages. At one page a week (due to other projects). Maybe I’ll be able to double the page counts on alternate weeks. I’m not totally sure how this will work. Captain Blowhole is not going to be a superhero story, so there will be some challenges. I am excited to work on this project.

In other news, I signed up for the Artist Alley con hosted by Spritely Bean Coffee. I missed out on both Rose City and Cherry City. But I don’t make any money at big cons so smaller cons are ideal.

The NMC comics website is just about done. I’m rebranding my comics because the name either frighten or disappoints people.

I posted Naked Man Comics #1-9 on http://nakedmancomics.com. It’s free (except for some ads). Hopefully if people do read the comics then they’ll get that the comic is a comedy. Or maybe not. I’m not a writer.

-The Boss

Naked-Mania

Hello world!

Welcome to my new blog. Thanks for taking the time to check it out.

So… what is going on with Naked Man Comics?

I’m in the process of rebranding my comics. The title “Naked Man Comics” is not kid-friendly. At the Fanaticon, the organizers had to defend my comic title to the city of Portland. And at the Comix Thing, adult indie comic fans were disappointed that my comics did not contain pictures of male anatomy.

I was warned that the name “Naked Man Comics” would not be received well. I thought that the content of the comics would overcome this hurdle. I was wrong.

No one got the joke of Totally Naked Man. I should have understood that people judge books by their title. If people see the word “naked” they are expecting sexual situations.

I’m not going to stop drawing Totally Naked Man. However, I can rebrand my comic line to support The Schlub and future stories.

There is a bright light for fans of Naked Man Comics. I’m going to release all 9 issues of Naked Man Comics at http://nakedmancomics.com. NakedManComics.Com has been transformed into a webcomic, similar to Totes the Webcomic and The Schlub. I’ll be posting my content on there for free. Maybe by posting all of my content online people will finally get it. Maybe not. I don’t know. Either way, it’ll be there for people to check out. I just posted issue 1. The rest of the comics will be posted soon.

I want to thank the fans who read my comics in the past. Thank you for getting my humor and understanding that my comics were comedies and not pornography.

-Illya

Slowing Down

The last 8 pages of Zetaman: The Multiverse is taking a lot more work than I thought. I was hoping to bust this comic out by mid-September. Since the last 8 pages is a serious story, I’m doing a lot of realistic drawing. So I’m looking at a page a week. Zetaman should be done by mid-November. After which I’ll get another 24 pages of Totes the webcomic done. Meanwhile, I’ll going to try to get back to doing The Schlub twice a week. It’ll depend on how this weekend’s workload goes. I want to have at least one Schlub done next week.

Naked and The City

My copy of Naked Man Comics: Naked and The City came it. As usual, Ka-Blam did a fantastic job. The trade is a bit bigger than I expected. I think in the future I’ll make all my trades Manga size.

 Still, I am happy that I have a few trades now. I am not sure if I’ll continue on with the Naked Man Comics title due to the work load. I want to at least get 3 more regular comics to get NMC up to 12. Totes the webcomic I’ll be printing in manga size as Totally Naked Man the comic. And The Schlub… another 150 pages and I’ll get another trade of that produced.

 In the mean time, I am working on the Zetaman comic. I think I have another Holly wood Story in my head.

Million Dollar Moves

I uploaded the first final draft of The Schlub: Bored at Work to Ka-Blam. I will be receiving my copy on the 7th of August. If all goes well, then I’ll submit the comic to all the digital markets.

Meanwhile, I’m editing the Naked Man Comics trade. Once that trade hits the digital market I’m going to reduce the price of the regular copies down to $.99. The only reason why they were at $1.99 is because Amazon won’t let me go lower. When I get the trade complete then I’ll remove the individual comics off of Amazon and Barnes and Noble in favor of the trades.

I’m pricing the physical copies for The Schlub at $9.99. Naked Man Comics I think should be at least 17-18.99. Digital downloads I think I can do half those prices each.

Editing

It is taking me forever to edit The Schlub trade. I made so many mistakes. All of my pages have random black spots. I know my scanner wasn’t the best. It is extremely frustrating to make so little progress getting the trade together.

 I shudder to think about all the blips and mistakes on Naked Man Comics.