Monday, July 2, 2012

Kickstarter!

I have started up a Kickstarter campaign to raise some money towards the printing of "Space Case Sally and the Purloined Pest"! Having never done something like this before, I am not sure of the outcome, but I am very excited. Especially since the project has been 61% funded in the first DAY! WHAT! I don't know if I've said it, but I am so thankful for all of my readers and my very supportive family and friends.

You can see it HERE!

This week will be very tough for lots of reasons, but this has given me cause to smile :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Aaaand We're Back!

Haha, okay so Space Case Sally has been back for a little while now, but I kept forgetting to update this blog. My dear friend (and former boss) Mark reminded me of it and now here it is! "The Purloined Pest" is finished and I have started "The Dubious Doppelganger". For now, updates will probably be every Tuesday as I am trying to get my personal life in order. Lots of awesome things happening in the next few weeks!! In the meantime, here is the link to the site:

Space Case Sally dot com

See you all soon!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Temporary Hold!

Hello everyone! So, "Space Case Sally" has to go on temporary hiatus for the next month or so. I am in the middle of starting/finishing some SUPER exciting projects (that I can't say much about right now...) Needless to say until those are finished I won't be able to get any new SCS pages up.

Rest assured, though, that this is a TEMPORARY hiatus. Space Case Sally is my baby and I'm not about to just let it fall by the wayside. Pages will be updating again Tuesdays and Thursdays very soon!

Thanks to all of you who have been reading the comic and enjoying it! It will be back with a vengeance starting in February!

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Theory of Evolution. Art evolution that is...

In my last post I waxed poetic about possibly starting a new style for Space Case Sally. After much debate and practice, I have decided to scrap this idea. It's not because I felt that it was an unattainable goal, but rather that the way that my art is progressing, I might be headed in that more cartoon-y direction anyway. Sometimes it works to force that artistic evolution and sometimes it doesn't!

In the meantime, I am super excited about this new Space Case Sally storyline, set to go up on the site in the beginning of December. Hope that you all are reading it!

www.spacecasesally.com

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Times They Are A'Changin'

I was thinking about evolution today. Not the scientific kind, but the evolution of art, specifically MY art.

Within the last few weeks, I've given a great deal of thought to changing up the style of Space Case Sally and perhaps going with something a bit different than what I've done up until this point. It wouldn't be a drastic change, but definitely something that would push me a bit out of my comfort zone. That got me thinking about my own personal style and how much it's changed in the last few years.

When I started at SVA in 2005, I had it in my head that I was going to be a superhero comics artist. This is despite the fact that I had no real skills in that particular area and had drawn only anime up until that point. It didn't matter. I scoffed at the idea posed to me by my Freshman drawing professor that I was better suited to children's book illustration. What did he know?

I labored under this delusion that I was destined for superhero comics up until my senior year. It wasn't until my portfolio class with David Mazzuchelli that things started to change. David, to his extreme credit, worked with me on my superhero-centered portfolio comic, but told me frankly that he didn't think that I was cut out for superhero comics. This time, though, I took the advice to heart. I had begun to work in watercolor and found that I was good at it. My style had always been very clean, not much cross-hatching and filling in of black areas only as accents or block shadows, and even then I didn't much care for it.

When I left SVA, I worried that my work wouldn't show as much improvement without the guiding hand of a professor and the constant stimulation of homework and assignments. I didn't do much artwork for the first year that I was out of college and it wasn't until my first Space Case Sally story in 2010 that I gave up entirely the idea of doing superhero comics. Space Case Sally, even when I created the character in 2003 was never suited to that "hyper action" style that I wanted so badly to emulate. In a way, that first SCS story was the death knell for my college dreams of superhero comics-dom.

In the last few years, I have also discovered that I posses a trait much prized in art: malleability and the ability to move in and out of different styles. It's something that I've been working to develop and hope that it will come in handy on this latest venture with Space Case Sally.

I never regret my delusions of superhero comics artistry. Sure, it took me a long time to finally give up those notions, but I learned quite a few lessons over those years. Quite frankly also, much of my current style would not have been possible without those years. The same can be said for my years of drawing anime in high school (though THAT is a subject for another day). Even though I believed for years that I was destined for something to which I was ill-suited, it made me the person that I am today.

All that said, I am very excited for the chance to do something different with my work for Space Case Sally. It's all still in the development stage, but I am looking forward to the new possibilities.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ashley's All-New Portfolio Site!

Hello everyone!

So, it was definitely time for an overhaul of the ol' Ashley Quigg portfolio site. My CarbonMade portfolio was starting to gather a bit of dust, and so I present to you the shiny new site!

WWW.ASHLEYQUIGG.MOONFRUIT.COM!

My ashleyquigg.com domain will begin forwarding their soon, but in the meantime, check it out and check out some of the sweet new work that I just put up!

Also in the pipeline, I have some exciting new projects!

First up, ALL NEW pages of "Space Case Sally" are starting this Tuesday over on WWW.SPACECASESALLY.COM! Be sure to check it out for the exciting continuation of "The Purloined Pest".

Second, my contribution to the "Animals Everywhere" anthology on Act-I-Vate ALSO premiers this coming Tuesday over on WWW.ACT-I-VATE.COM!


Last, but certainly not least, I have a comic featured in the July issue of Strange Aeons magazine! There are a few sneak-peek pages up on my newly retooled site, and you should all go and check it out! WWW.STRANGE-AEONS.COM!

Whew!! Lots of thrilling things happening all at once! Stay tuned to this blog for further updates! I'm hoping to have a few new illustrations up pretty soon, and of course Space Case Sally continues to update on Tuesdays and Thursdays!


Monday, June 13, 2011

Space Case Sally and the Purloined Pest Part 2!

Hello everyone!

So, if you've been keeping up with SCS, you'll know that Part One of "The Purloined Pest" is almost at a close! Next week will be the end of part one, and the week after that will be an excellent guest week. Part Two starts in the first week of July.

Here as a little teaser, is the watercolor cover for part two...


Uhhh oh bad news bears! Part 2 is almost totally finished on my end, and I'm totally excited to begin work on Part 3, which promises to be totally epic.

In the meantime, here also is a quick little Raven painting that I did. It's nice to just do these little watercolor paintings to keep myself creatively sharp. Plus... I haven't actually done any fanart in almost a year. Possibly more.

Don't get me started on the whole DCU reboot. That's just opening the floodgates for loads of Nerd Rage. Suffice it to say, come September my pull list is going to get a whole lot smaller.

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