2018 Year in Review

Last year, around this week and inspired by the amazing Axel Medellin’s daily sketches, I made the resolution of doing one color sketch daily both to practice and to have enough art for the year in review. And while I fell short of that particular goal (May was madness and during October I choose to concentrate on Inktober), I still managed most of the days. And so, here’s the year in review, with a bit of everything, as I go into 2019 with more resolutions:

First, obviously, I will keep on doing the daily sketch thing until I manage 365 drawings for you guys. Sure, October will be Inktober, and I hope that 2019 is the year when I manage to get all Mermay done, but still, 1 drawing a day.

Second, well, webcomics: Dream Keeper Robin will continue every Monday, followed by Gradients every Tuesday, Traveling Seers on Wednesdays and a new project that I will be telling you about pretty soon on Thursdays, to finish with the patreon exclusive strips of Gradients every Friday.

And Third, well, you will see. I want to surprise you guys with a new comic and more conventions. So wish me luck, and to all of you, a very happy 2019, and that all the blessings for you and your loved ones!

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

While I’ve loved Magic Girls forever, more or less since I watched Minky Momo and Lalabell in TV, after Sailor Moon I kind of… abandoned my hope in the genre. Everything after Usagi and her friends seemed so… samey. Even Precure (Which I discovered later was FAR better than first impression) left me kind of blah.

Enter Madoka Magica. Which I had to watch to write an article in a magazine because the heartless editor wanted me to suffer (jk. I was the heartless editor, and given that all I knew about Madoka were the cutesy designs, well, I wasn’t going to make one of my writers suffer). This was right when it premiered, btw, so no one knew what it was really about, and no one, NO ONE, was prepared for Episode Three.

Needless to say, I got hooked.

If you haven’t watched it, and are free of spoilers, watch it. If you watched it, watch it again. Because it’s a good anime. And I will always love it because it brought me back to re-discover a genre I adore.