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Sam and Lilly Character sketch by markalester
Sam and Lilly Character sketch

From napkin sketch to character drawing. The Neverending Dark is my new zombie/horror comic! Check it out and be sure to like the Facebook page!The Dead Place

When the darkness falls across Beaver Island, a courageous young woman must find the courage to save those she loves and stand against the horrors that lurk within the shadows.

Panel sketch detail from the upcoming TND page!
Visit: www.thedeadplace.com

zombie/horror

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Chaos192 193 by markalester
Chaos192 193

Whew! That was close. Last week a glitched software update bricked my computer and took all my files. Luckily I had back-up. Not so luckily I hadn't backed up in a month and a month is a lot of new work and alterations to older work. Tick-tock. I had no computer, no files, no programs and the premier of a new strip coming as well as another Chaos Grimm. Tick-tock.

I was mostly worried about losing all my old files since my back-up external drive is something less than reliable. The fact that I'm here tells you things got worked out. Or are working out. I'm not back to 100% yet and I am still missing some files and programs but the disaster was avoided. Or un-disasterified. Or something.

Thankfully, someone (Austin) came along, saved and re-created my files, took my computer apart and re-built and re-installed, backed everything up and generally voodooed everything back together again. "Look! Up in the sky ...!"

Be sure to check out my latest project, THE NEVERENDING DARK and The Dead Place! It's a different take at scary, creepy and things bumping in the dark.

When the small village of Beaver Island finds itself inexplicably flung into an endless night, the townspeople discover that the horrors lurking within the shadows are far darker than anything they could have ever imagined.

I think there will be plenty there for anyone who likes to get a good creep-on.

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markalester Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
:)
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TheWickedWordsmith Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Np. :)
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markalester Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
Thx. :)
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TheWickedWordsmith Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Well, good luck, my friend~
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markalester Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Thanks. The future is bright. It's just up there and I got me some walking to do. LOL
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TheWickedWordsmith Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sorry to hear that dude. :c
I wish you the best of luck. 
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markalester Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Rough.

Making plans for the future ...
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TheWickedWordsmith Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm doing well, thanks for asking~
And yourself?
How goes the comic business? 
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markalester Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
No. How've you been?
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TheWickedWordsmith Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yo Mark, long time no speak bro~
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markalester Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
I've tried a few but never one I continued using. It was always easier to just use pencil and paper. This is my first REAL drawing tablet.

I've had no problem with jitter. I set the smooth function to eliminate that. It does have a slight lag so quick sketching can be an issue but inking,coloring etc. has been a ton of fun.

I've been using mine for about 6 weeks and done about 50 drawings on it.
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MsMiie Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's really good to hear! I was looking to get the Cintiq Companion but it is expensive.. and I kind of wana get a tablet/laptop that has a dedicated graphics card. My recent tablet pc's screen broke so I went back into doing more research for a new one. I'm interested in gettting the Encore or the Lenovo Yoga 14 or 15 but they use ES pens which I heard can be jittery sometimes. Have you ever used any other graphic tablet before? o:

How long have you been using yours? O:
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markalester Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
It's really great. I had high hopes, having dreamed of a Cintique for  such a long time and knowing they were far too pricey for me to ever hope of getting. The Encore Write tablet and pen have been as good, and better, than I' hoped. Then pen feels good in my hand and as I use it on the tablet. The line it gives me is fantastic.

Now I just have to keep practicing and practicing. I've lost my best excuse. LOL If you're on the fence about getting one, or wondering how the pen is, I can tell you that for me it has surpassed my hopes.

:)
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MsMiie Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello Marka! I was wondering if you could tell me how you like your Encore Tablet's pen? o:
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markalester Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
:D YW
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