What I’m doing now…
...is currently trying very hard transferring old blog entries from Joomla! into Wordpress. Apparently the converter doesn't work on this version of Wordpress. It's too advanced LOL!
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just before rearrangement

i’m rearranging my office again. but i decided to give a sketch before i start moving things around. see how it goes.

Once a week, hopefully.

i’m gonna try to produce one BFBC2 comic strip a week. hopefully the consistency can keep you all coming back ;) . so here’s this week’s.

Getting published

when i first started doing the BFBC2 comics, it was just for fun as i love the PS3 beta and just couldn’t get my hands off it. in fact it took quite a chunk off my attention, and i use it to get my mind off writing my thesis. at least it eases the tension off a bit.

i didn’t expect the kind of reception it got in the following weeks. people have been asking – no – demanding for more, so occasionally when i have the time i would sit down and scribble a new comic. it was given the honours when DICE themselves recognize the game and featured it on the battlefield blog. i was ecstatic.

then it immediately got the attention of a wider audience, which i am more than grateful for. a russian gaming magazine, gameland.ru, contacted me for publication rights. i traded in publicity and promotion in exchange for the publication rights. this is the first time the comics have been featured on printed media.

The Rage is ON!

it’s the 2nd of march. BFBC2 has now been officially released in the US. it will only be available in europe on the 4th, while the UK and the rest of the world on the 5th. for a full 3 days now, the world will rage against the US. strike that, against DICE lol.

today’s the day…

i woke up on sunday morning with thick snow and a message from DICE_Pirelli. he suggested a story for the comics. i’ve already got two in the production pipeline, so i thought, sure. i read it and i laughed out loud. it’s simple and brilliant. so i quickly put this before the others and finished it off. i hope i managed to capture the essence of the humor like the several lines of text DICE_Pirelli sent me :D .

you can read the rest of the comics here.

Busy body, or good samaritan?

a little over 8pm just now, the road in front of the house came to a stand still. a police car parked across the road, lights swivelling, alarming the residents and road users that something is up. from my window, the weather was gloomy, it’s raining sleets and bits of ice. it’s cold and wet everywhere.

further down the road, we saw a couple more police cars parked at the junction. we could see an ambulance and two fire engines. personnels crowding over something which i couldn’t make out. so i went outside, straight into the wind and the rain.

it was an accident.

now the lane going down to the junction was jammed, while the lane from the junction are packed with diverted cars trying to get home from work. those stuck couldn’t make out what happened as their view have been blocked by the bus in front of them. so i went down to them.

i told them about the accident and the road is closed. they’ve been sitting there for at least 10 minutes now. but the road was packed, they couldn’t maneuvre. so i helped. a simple help turned into a full scale traffic diversion. i turned every other car on the jammed lane away. eventually the people at the back got what’s going on, and they started to turn back too. after i eased off the traffic, i went down to the junction.

two mercedezes crumpled together. from the position, it’s obvious that the first car tried to cross into the junction when the other car smashed into it. now the driver from the first car is stuck, and the fire fighters and paramedics trying to get him out of the driver’s seat. they already got the roof off when i got there.

i stayed for 10 minutes before it got too cold. so i left. another day, another night.

Busy, yet…

yes, i’ve been very busy “translating and migrating” the data from tanggam into my database. i’ve already managed to draw inferences from what i had, so now it’s just a matter of finishing the rest. hopefully i can get everything done by end of the week.

people said if you wanna get something done, give it to a busy man. here i am, keeping myself busy, and my BFBC clan asked me to design a new logo. sure, something that i thought i could do in 30minutes eventually took 3 hours lol. weapons featured are neosted 2000 shotgun, FN SCAR, M2 carl gustav anti tank, RPG-7, M-60 machine gun, M24 sniper rifle and HK416 assault rifle with M203 grenade launcher.

Feb 2010 Update

I’m currently in the process of migrating my sketchstation from Joomla to Wordpress. No disrespect to Joomla. It’s great and powerful. But it’s like owning a Jaguar but I only use to to go shopping once a week, every weekend nights. It’s severely underused.

So I opted for Wordpress. It’s much easier to manage, and people are more used to the blog format. Hopefully this will also entice me to update the blog as frequent as possible. Oh yum yum.

BFBC2: Comics

Here’s a couple of comics inspired by the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 game. I was involved as a beta tester on the PS3, and I’d have to say if you liked BFBC1, you’re gonna love this. All are done digitally using a Wacom tablet and Painter 10.5 with a bit of CorelDraw and Photoshop. Best part is, it’s now been given an official nod from the developers themselves! Thanks DICE EA!

Splintered Core Series: 01 Sniper’s Kiss

this is the first t-shirt design in a series of five for the splintered core game. splintered core is an upcoming online game which i’m involved as art director, and this series will be released as part of the promotion of the game. this is not the final design. i will only showcase the final product here when it has been printed ;) .

done using painter 10 and manga studio 3.0 debut.