paranolives:

At last, I can finally announce:
I got a new job! I recently accepted a Designer/Illustrator job offer at Imagine Publishing in Bournemouth. As well as designing the layout of the magazine, I will be illustrating some of its content. So this will be the second publication that I’ve illustrated for! Super excited to start in late August!The catch is, since I will also be employed on a freelance basis to illustrate for other magazines the company produces, my contract does not allow me to take freelance jobs OUTSIDE of work. So if anyone out there wants to commission me, now’s the time! After August 26th, I won’t be able to take commissions anymore. Not for a looong time. :C
If you’re interested, please head over to my DA for further information about commissioning me. 
Thanks guys! Wish me luck! C:

paranolives:

At last, I can finally announce:

I got a new job! I recently accepted a Designer/Illustrator job offer at Imagine Publishing in Bournemouth. As well as designing the layout of the magazine, I will be illustrating some of its content. So this will be the second publication that I’ve illustrated for! Super excited to start in late August!

The catch is, since I will also be employed on a freelance basis to illustrate for other magazines the company produces, my contract does not allow me to take freelance jobs OUTSIDE of work. So if anyone out there wants to commission me, now’s the time! After August 26th, I won’t be able to take commissions anymore. Not for a looong time. :C

If you’re interested, please head over to my DA for further information about commissioning me. 

Thanks guys! Wish me luck! C:

Thanks to everyone who came by for the brief and broken stream! Sorry it was such a struggle.
Due to persisting technical issues I decided to cut it short. As an apology, and for those who couldn’t make it, here’s a preview of what’s to come! 
(PS, if you were wondering what the teacher’s name is, you will find it in this image. C: )
I’ll try to plan the next one with a little more precision. Thanks again!

Thanks to everyone who came by for the brief and broken stream! Sorry it was such a struggle.

Due to persisting technical issues I decided to cut it short. As an apology, and for those who couldn’t make it, here’s a preview of what’s to come! 

(PS, if you were wondering what the teacher’s name is, you will find it in this image. C: )

I’ll try to plan the next one with a little more precision. Thanks again!

LiveStream - MB page 25

monsterboyblog:

Hi guys! I’ll be hosting a LiveStream tonight wherein I’ll be making a start on shading Page 25.

It’s a bit of a complicated, demanding page with a lot of detail, and it’s taken me some time to get its assets together whilst juggling it with life. But it should be a good opportunity to show off my comic-making process, so if you’re curious, come along. c:

I will be playing music and my mic will be off, but I’ll be happy to answer questions in the chat. It should start in a couple of hours.

Thanks! <3

Currently setting up! We’ll be starting very soon! <3

LiveStream - MB page 25

Hi guys! I’ll be hosting a LiveStream tonight wherein I’ll be making a start on shading Page 25.

It’s a bit of a complicated, demanding page with a lot of detail, and it’s taken me some time to get its assets together whilst juggling it with life. But it should be a good opportunity to show off my comic-making process, so if you’re curious, come along. c:

I will be playing music and my mic will be off, but I’ll be happy to answer questions in the chat. It should start in a couple of hours.

Thanks! <3

LiveStreams?

Hi guys! Some of you have been asking what’s been happening with my LiveStreams. The last one I hosted was to announce MB’s return, and that was some time ago. And I hadn’t planned on hosting any more any time soon. So…

Would you guys be interested in watching me LiveStream again? I ask because I’m genuinely curious, and because I’d prefer to just draw comics and play music in my LiveStreams. I may talk in LiveStreams on occasion, but only if there’s a specific topic I want to discuss or if I have friends joining me on Skype. 

So… Would you be okay with that? And still watch even though I’ll be silent 90% of the time? 9H9;;

Also, don’t forget that the MB Forums are now back up and running and ready to go and have been totally inactive so far! <8D;;;

Thanks everyone! <3

SCRATCH THAT IT’S FIXED

Site is still down, and so is most of SmackJeeves by the looks of things. I’ll be back with an update on its status for you guys tomorrow. 

Thanks again. C:

Monster Boy Comic Forums • Index page

Well, the Monster Boy comic site is down and there’s nothing I can do about it until the admins fix it.

So let’s put the forums back together, why not.

:D

Enjoy! <3

Asked by fishandfoxes fishandfoxes

Para I can't get on to your comic page. Has something happened?

paranolives:

Hey, thanks for letting me know! The SmackJeeves site went down unexpectedly about an hour ago, so I think it might have something to do with that? It’s up and running again, and I can access other comic sites, including my own. Except MB.

Hm.

No need to panic. The profile page still exists, so it hasn’t been wiped off the face of the internet. I can view my site stats, and everything’s still there. If this doesn’t resolve itself in a couple of hours, I’ll contact the admins and ask what’s going on. I’ll keep you guys posted. Thanks again! C: <3

Writing the Middle Child

fictionwritingtips:

Having a protagonist as a middle child could be an interesting idea because they’re both an older sibling and a younger sibling. They may know what it’s like to be taken care of and they may ALSO know what it’s like to take care of another sibling. They might sometimes try to stick out or feel inadequate because of an older sibling’s success of the attention a younger sibling gets. All these things, however, are not true for every middle child.

There’s a term called “the middle child syndrome” for middle children who lack proper attention or feel jealous of their siblings. This is often used in movies, television, and novels—even if it isn’t necessarily true. The older sibling is seen as reliable and confident and the younger sibling is “the baby” and can do no wrong. These are all stereotypes, but a lot of characters are written this way.

The middle child is often portrayed as the “rebel” or “black sheep” because they might not feel like they fit in. They might openly disobey their parents or do things that are not seen as responsible. In novels, the middle child has the potential of becoming witty or a “smart-ass” as a way to cope and stick out. They are often one extreme or another.

The truth is that most kids will act out if they’re not getting enough attention from their parents OR if they feel overshadowed by their siblings—it doesn’t have to be because they’re a middle child. An older sibling might act out when a younger sibling is born and a younger sibling might feel overshadowed by his older brother or sister. You can shape your characters to give them the experiences you think they should have (maybe they feel left out OR overshadowed by siblings), but remember these things aren’t necessarily true to real life.

-Kris Noel

(via writeworld)

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