Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New Things Happening as well as a Great Cause!

So Moonwatchers, a lot of things have been happening with me. First on a personal level, I finally got a job for the first time in a year and a half. I have to say that not working for that long has taken a toll. But I will be okay I am sure. I am happy that I finally have a job, so there are no complaints here.

As far as Obsidian Studios is concerned, I want everyone to welcome a brand new writer to the Obsidian crew, named Ricky Burnett! He will be the main writer assisting and collaborating with me on the sci-fi/adventure tenetively titled The Seven. We both are going to be communicating and working really hard to get this book off the ground and hoping to have the first issue of the 8 part mini series ready for WonderCon 2011. The White Ninja Guy webcomic hasn't been updated in a few weeks, and that is solely because the book has been in the process of being completed, and put together to be sent to the printer. The final thing we need to do before that is do a new cover which will replace the bland, current cover. But be assured that White Ninja Guy will return soon. We just have a lot on our plates now, and since I now have a job, things may go a bit slower, but hopefully will still go according to plan.

The last thing I wanted to speak on was the involvement of Obsidian Studios with a non-profit organization called House of Imagination. This organization is being run by Alexandria & Gabriel Lamont and is based in Oregon. Their goal is to raise money to build the House of Imagination by means of the $1 Dollar Project, which will help them reach their goals. I encourage you all to take a look at the website, and find out more about what they are doing, as it is so AMAZING! And also it is too much to say in words. Right now too in order to help us out, go and buy the White Ninja Guy comic that I put out over on my ETSY page. ALL PROCEEDS from my ETSY sales will go to this non-profit, and I encourage you all to contribute some artwork, or craft goods, or whatever you can to get this thing off the ground. I guarantee you will be amazed at what these people are trying to put together. You can also visit their blog as well at I knew that I had to be a part of it. $1 is not a lot of money at all, so please lets get this dream going, and help out the Lamonts!

With that said ladies and gents, I will speak with you all later!

Ian W.
Obsidian Studios

Saturday, June 19, 2010

ETSY's Artist Alley this SATURDAY!!!

Hey folks, it's me Ian Walker here again. I just wanted to let you guys know that this Saturday beginning between 10 & 11 am PST, I will be opening a chatroom over on ETSY that is dedicated to selling all sorts of artwork. This can be drawings, paintings, and some photography. The focus of the room is to create a place where artists can come to show off each others work, and make some real money doing so. Of course those that don't have cash can come in and ask questions about what the artists do, and we will answer your questions as best we can.

I myself will be there selling my stuff from within my store, as well as taking commissions for original art pieces. To check out the action, go to in the Community section and click Chat. The name of the room will be called ETSY Artist Alley. Think of this as a mini comic con held within the ominous webspace that is ETSY. This is the first test of an idea that I have had going on in my head for a very long time. If this works, then I can move forward. But I cannot reveal what that idea is but if this works out, ideas will be said soon. Until then, I hope that you all will be there to check it out! See you Saturday!

Ian W.
Obsidian Studios

Friday, June 18, 2010

Back into Photography!!!

Hey folks, I know that I haven't been online too much lately, but there are still things happening in the Obsidian Studios front. Right now, you will be pleased to know that soon we may have a new writer joining us as the writer of the Black Dame comic coming soon. So I am really excited about that. On a personal note, I have finally gotten a job, and will be online a bit less, but instead using the time offline to get things done for Obsidian Studios, and pimping it more so out to the public.

My wife just bought me a new camera, and so soon, you will be seeing me putting my hands back into the world of photography which had to take an unfortunate hiatus when my last 35mm got stolen. But now, I have a NIKON D3000 SLR camera, and I will be taking some monster pics with it soon. All nature, and people, and other things as well. So stay tuned for more of that stuff!

I have also been toying with a newer fresher style for White Ninja Guy. The comic has not been updated, as you have probably noticed, but the pages are near completion. After which, we will be designing a new cover for the first issue, and begin work on Issue 2. I hope to have a fresher and bolder look to the book this time around, and hope to stay consistent with it, as that has been an issue of the past issue, and has been a regular concern for those that have read the book. Below are some prelim sketches that I did, using tone as well as an idea for what I may go for. The color mind you is for Cover ideas. The Black and white is mostly what will be for the interiors.

We want to hear from you. Spread the word, and tell us what you think so far! Thank you so much Moonwatchers for your continued patience and support! Talk to you all later!

Ian W.
Obsidian Studios

Sunday, June 6, 2010

New Items up in my ETSY Store.

So a bit of a stall in sales has been going on in my ETSY store, but I think it will pick up more when Fathers Day comes. I'm going to be doing individual commissions, and opening those up, and I hope some folks will respond. In the mean time, I put up some new pieces in my store. Check them out here, and when your ready, go to my ETSY store and check them out. Now if none of these pieces are to your fancy, let me know, and we can get a personal commission done! Check out my ad here!