I want to wish every visitor of our blog a merry Christmas ^^ and a prosper and full of surprises year of 2009 ;)
Just how I promised Telma, I took her sketches and painted them :D she has a lot of sketches on her block, it was really hard to choose!! The characters belong to the comic book “Arlequim” and I think I assassinated them with the colours… o.O
We finally have here some drawings of the character arlequim :P These were made by Yueguita. The last was painted by Maquie and it shows our arlequim with the clothing she will wear on our second fanzine ^^. She’s a mysterious thief who steals only certain kinds of objects… however, she has another occupation used as a disguise. Find out her secret on our next fanzine ;D
Finally our first fanzine is done and complete just how we wanted!! In comparison with the old version it’s a lot more presentable lol, we added some contrasts in black and white and besides my story that is the main story on the book, we added two prologues or mini stories in the end made by Tânia and Telma J we could count on the help of Hugo Teixeira who helped us divulgating in his shop “Asa Negra” in FIDBA :D We even gave our first autographs!! Lol
This small chapter made by Tania, comes to uncover a little about the identity of our mysterious cat and of Luminus ^^ so don’t lose it!!
You can buy our first fanzine sending us an e-mail making a request or on the store Asa Negra Comics :D I hope you enjoy it!!
In our search for inspiration for our projects we decided to go to Orient’s museum and get to know a little better the fantastic oriental culture.
At the end of the exposition we went to the souvenir store in the museum and found some little Japanese super cute dolls!! Of course we couldn’t resist and bought one for each of us ^^ They are called kimmidolls and are a collection of several dolls that have different meanings such as love, beauty, friendship and so on…
You can know more on the site: http://www.kimmidoll.com/
Yes, we’ve been there!! …but we didn’t participate in the cosplay :P The entire day of the festival of comics of Amadora was very special, it was dedicated to manga and its fans, if you don’t know, the name cosplay is the junction of the words “costume” and “play” ,”fantasia” and “play”, which means it’s a fun and enjoyable activity and reunion between people that dress as and imitate their favourite characters of anime and manga. The suits are mostly built by the fans and all is worth in the contest, since singing, using sentences the characters do, reproduce scenes in the story and so on…
These are some of the best suits in the event:
The queen of Trinity Blood was one of the great stars in the contest :D
An illustration of Luminus with a manga style ^^ It’s not finished yet but I thought I should put it on the blog. I used ink of china and markers. Those two circles that you can see above Luminus’ head are the eyes of the cat, he is always around her :P
These are two illustrations of our ghostly cat :P He’s a mysterious creature that’s always close to out mascot, Luminus. You never know well what are his intentions, sometimes he acts as if he was her conscience other times he’s a little mean to her loool, making fun of her and screwing things up. In these two illustrations he is wandering in two different worlds. Since he’s a magical cat he has the ability of materialize into the environment and travel between dimensions.
Luminus is our mascot, a mysterious doll that comes out of a magic box, as soon as she gains her life and conscience she looks to understand her existence and the purpose of her little box! But her job becomes harder when a spirit of a mean cat’s spirit appears and tries to take her to the path of the shadows when her objective is to find the light.
Luminus finds out that by opening the box she can turn her dreams into reality!! But for that she must surpass the obstacles made by her cat “friend”, Shadow :p
Luminus Fantasia is a fanzine made by our group, the nº1 Memories, it was drawn by me with the support of Tania and Telma in the argument, I was able to finish it in time to sell it in the Natsuyoka meet in Beja (though I want to give it some final touches for a second edition that’s more elaborate) :P For the first experience it was positive but this was just the beginning for the production of more fanzines, we want the next ones to be better :D
The fanzine has 30 pages and it is divided in 3 chapters, each telling a small story about the childhood of our characters.
Each character was made by one of us, Selene is mine, Maris was made by Tania and Valens by Telma, just as the story of each character.
In their adventures we tried to show a little of their lives and the magical world where they live.
More information about our characters will be added to the blog soon, the fanzine is not yet for sale but if anyone is interested will be able to acquire it leaving a message informing us :D