Wednesday, July 26, 2006


....aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand HERE IT IS!

Sample painting

Here is a sample page for how I do the backgrounds. I use Corel Painter 8.0, mainly with the Fine Oil Brush, Smudge Tool and Eraser. I plan to add much more detail to the middle panel, and the bottom ones aren't even done yet! I have to do this everytime I go to a new location, so that is one of the reasons why these comics are updated weekly instead of daily.

Sunday, July 16, 2006


The one challenge of creating a conflict that a magic rabbit has to face is that... he's magic. He can do just about anything to stop evil from happening! So in order for him to be defeated, I had to set some limitations on his magic! This is not the first time a character with superpowers had to be limited to them: the Aladdin's Genie was always restrained by the order of the Lamp and his Three Limitations, and even the Parrs in The Incredibles could not fly, and they actually COULD get hurt! So Perout is right in that Jack is just like any other rabbit, with the exception that he can talk and has magical powers.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


This ends all the archived strips of Jack Magic that exist. From now on, I will upload the pages as I complete them, instead of uploading almost daily.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


And the premise becomes clear!

Monday, July 10, 2006


Sunday, July 09, 2006


I have a feeling we'll be seeing Abigail again very soon! Ain't I a STINKER?!

Saturday, July 08, 2006


Oh yeah. By the way, did I mention that this comic MAY be a bit more MATURE than what I usually do? I didn't? Well, how ABOUT that!

If the artwork I've been doing to prepare for this story didn't give that away, I don't know what will! This is another goal I am trying to achieve with Jack Magic: stepping foot into the deep end of subject matter a little. This page is mainly the first time this kind of subject matter is introduced, and as a result, it was the longest and hardest one for me to write! I was pondering how sexy she should become, and hours were spent on trying to find the right balance of what is appropriate for this kind of story. Does she retain her original outfit? Does MORGAN go on-stage instead of Abby? What does Zidler think of this? Did he plan this, or is this another of Jack's shinannigans? What is the citizens' attitude toward sex and women? Will they enjoy or despise this? Ugh. I think I came up with something that works, though.

Thursday, July 06, 2006


This does not bode well.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Jack's transformations weren't in the original drafts. That is what's fun about writing for him- I can think of those extra visual gags later, and focus on where they come from! He's very much like the Genie that way.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006


It's nice to be doing warm, radiant colors in this comic again! Whether or not they INTENDED the old lady reappearing from a failed trick a few moments ago is up for you to decide.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Morgan Sketch

I realized I had submitted concept art of Jack and Zidler, but none of Morgan. Here is a quick sketch I just made, with the main inspiration for the character: the photo of Natalie Portman from The Professional, although she doesn't look ANYTHING here like she does in the film.

Photo (C) Columbia TriStar and Buena Vista International


Yes, those are photos of crowds altered to death. Big whoop! Wanna' fight about it?! One thing I don't have enough of is time, so I did the best I could with this. I suppose I will make crowds from scratch one day. One thing I love is that once I DO finish a piece of scenery, I won't have to do all over again!

Getting more into Morgan's pleasant side, and what she is interested in. The face on the last page had really big eyes, because the first thing I want people to notice about her is her eyes. Her eyes won't be that big everytime we see her.

The personality of the kids I took from memories of how me and my own siblings used to act. We wouldn't refute ourselves to each other in arguments, we would just say, "YOoou!" Good times. Good times.