This is a touched-up color job of a sketch for “The Coug.” Different versions to show the improvements in quality. Original sketch drawn by Michael Hancock. Coloring by Kenion Butler.
It’s official now. I am now part of Dark Mirror Publishing as an intern. It is a company in the works, but I have an opportunity to bring my comic book idea, “The Coug,” into reality as one of the company’s main titles down the road. In a few months, my idea can become a real comic book. I am excited to bring all the knowledge I have to the table to make this company succeed.
It’s both an honor and a privilege to have something like this come my way. I still have a lot to learn, but my future is gradually looking brighter every day.
I haven’t been to my college newspaper’s website for so long. I have to admit that the website has come a long way since what I can recall from a year ago. The layout is cleaner, there are neat touches throughout the pages and it just looks more professional.
Ahh, The Daily Evergreen brings back a lot of memories. The DE taught me a lot of skills as it made me want to be a journalist the more I got into the newspaper stuff. I just wish I had a journalism-related job to my name at the moment, but destiny seems to have a different direction in mind for me. I am happy that the Evergreen is still going strong for the sake of student journalism.
And so, at my lowest point, I thought about the things in my life that continued to linger on despite the pain and misery. Two things in particular stood out: my school pride for Washington State University and my love for superheroes. This made me think about combining the two elements together to form something new, something innovative. And thus, this is how my comic book idea started to come together.
Fast forward a few months into the process, and I am finally at a point where an actual comic book issue can be made. The drawing in this blog post is a preliminary sketch done by Michael Hancock. As always, the final design is still pending, but it’s nonetheless exciting that this project has finally reached this stage in the game.
Soon, I can take my life into a completely different direction than what I envisioned one year ago as a college graduate. It’s interesting how life is so unpredictable at times.
Time to step forward … with unsheathed claws!
As I was walking around the WSU campus, I came across two black cats. They sat on some steps near Southside Café and minded their own business. I approached the cats, but they quickly started to scamper away. Now I know I shouldn’t look too much into this, but the cats moving away from me really bothered me. Perhaps it was the fact that they were strays and were understandably timid, but I think it has to do with how I was feeling during that moment.
Cats are said to pick up on the energy of others, as in they can sense the vibe you are giving off. I felt frustrated and perplexed, so I am thinking this is what drove the cats away from me. Needless to say, it made me realize that I have been feeling quite blue and edgy for far too long. Now I have animals telling me that I should make better strides to recover from my illnesses.
It all started when I was applying to college a few years ago. I was looking into a variety of schools within the Pacific Northwest, but WSU stood out to me. I felt mesmerized by the awesome logo, and then a feeling of sorts swept over me to apply to the school.
When I received the package in the mail that said I was accepted, I took my chances and decided to enroll at WSU without ever visiting Pullman before that. Furthermore, I will also admit that I never was a WSU fan prior to applying to the university.
Well, once I first stepped foot in Pullman, I started to feel at home. In particular, I started to realize that I really, really liked cats.
It actually became an obsession of sorts.