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Stefano
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Favourite genre of music: Depends on my mood.
Favourite photographer: None right now.
Favourite style of art: It changes.
Operating System: Windows 8
MP3 player of choice: My PlayStation Vita
Wallpaper of choice: Changes regularly
Favourite cartoon character: Samurai Jack, Batman, Spider-Man, Warner Bros cartoons
Personal Quote: I don't have anything poignant to say unless it's about video games.
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I'm a procrastinator. I'm a slacker. I make excuses often. I've been away from drawing for a long time now, and I feel sick from it. There was a time in my life when drawing a picture is all that mattered to me. Then you get older, and priorities begin to shift and change (work, relationships, etc, etc). I never thought there'd be a time when those shifting priorities wouldn't include my art, which has been a part of me since I could hold a pencil.

The frustrating thing is that it only slipped down that list because of my inaction and defeatist attitude. Well, not anymore. You may have already seen them, but I've added a few drawings for an upcoming web comic, The Gamma Gals. It is a project very dear to my heart, and I'm excited to get back into creating comic books again. Working on the character designs for the series has reminded me how much fun it is to draw comic books, and I really wanted to rekindle that fire I used to have many moons ago, when there wasn't a day that went by that I wasn't at my desk drawing something.

The Gamma Gals follows the exploits of three high school girls that gain superpowers after a gamma irradiated electrical storm hits their town hard. I wanted to create a series that was fun, fun to draw, and fun to write. I wanted to create a series that little girls could look at and say, "I want to be like Harriet, Kira, and Sue!" and not because they looked like supermodels, or the perfect human specimen, but because they were geeky, a little bit weird, and have a lot of heart. I want little boys to be just as invested in the three heroines as well! I remember when I was a little kid, and I'd watch He-Man, and She-Ra, and not have a thought in my mind that one of them "was for girls," and I miss that in today's animation and comic books. The Gamma Gals is for everyone, boy and girl, young and old. But to be completely honest, the Gamma Gals is for me. It's a bit selfish. It's my attempt to remind myself why I've been drawing for over 34 years, and why I love telling stories through art. It's a bit of an ego boost, really. Or maybe a kick in the pants, one of the two (or both).

I hope that some of you will join in on the fun of the Gamma Gals when it launches sometime this summer (I'll update when it's close to release). I plan to release it on the web as a free web series, and then collect the first story arc in graphic novel format so, if so desired, people can have it to put on their bookshelves.

No more procrastination. No more slacking. No more excuses. It's been far too long.
  • Listening to: Janelle Monae and Childish Gambino
  • Reading: Various things!
  • Watching: Batman: The Animated Series.
  • Playing: Final Fantasy Origins on my PlayStation Vita
  • Eating: Nothing!
  • Drinking: Water!

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Lelunae Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
pssst I wanna see some new stuff that you are drawing. so poke poke post something lol.
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ffnb Jul 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'm dying to get to drawing again, but I'm in desperate need of a new drawing tablet. I'm trying to save up for one.

I have a big project in the works, but it's still in the development stages.

I probably won't post it here, but bits and pieces may show up. I'll more than likely keep it limited to my site and comicsoncomics.com.
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Lelunae Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ooo i can't wait to see what you are doing with this project :). and ya them tablets can be super pricey especially on a budget. Haha let me know when u post them so i can see what you are up too :).
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ffnb Jul 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
i will!
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:iconsuburbanangst:
:) thanks for the fave, ffnb. Wondering how your doing and are you all settled with your move, etc.
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ffnb Jul 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
we've been doing pretty good. we're nice and settled into our new place barring a few odds and ends that need to be taken care of.

i was unemployed for a while, but now i'm working again. of course, now i'm trying to balance my late schedule with my art.

i have some big stuff planned that i'm hoping i'll be able to get to cracking on soon.
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:iconsuburbanangst:
Still in LA? Please, tell me where the jobs are! heh, the only problems I have are financial. :( But on the whole, I'm finding a bit of time for art, which makes things bearable. Glad all is well and I can't wait to see what you are putting your energy into... good to hear from you, fman!
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ffnb Jul 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
It was absolutely a miracle that I fell into this job with Konami.

I happened to get the chance to go to E3 this year, thanks to a friend of mine getting me in on a press pass, and I bumped into an old co-worker of mine from Vivendi, who is working at Konami. He told me to send them my resume because they'd be hiring in a few months, and about a week later, they were calling me in for an interview, and two days after that I had the job.

It was desperately needed, because my UI benefits were about to be cut off barely a week or two after I got the job. Now I'm trying to save up as much money as I can, but I REALLY need a new drawing tablet. The one I have is crap, and it's hindering my work on the PC. I've been working so much I don't have much drawing time, but I'll try and squeeze in some sketching at work.
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Thanks for the love, yet again. You haven't been on much lately. Probably have a life, heh.
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ffnb Dec 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
yeah, i've been terribly busy tearing my hair out over me and missus moving at the end of January.

i'm a bit frustrated at the moment, and it's impairing my ability to concentrate on art. i'm really hoping to get back into it after the move, however.
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