We’ve been steadily doing nothing for in these last couple of months of 2013. It’s been irking me tremendously. We’re in a constant rut between lack-of-motivation and time issues and it’s been effecting this project to the point I can no longer evidently hide it and I’m slightly embarrassed.
After talking with Estevan, we decided to take a shot at creating a magazine and releasing it…whenever. Most likely monthly, but promises are hard to keep when you’re lazy.
This magazine will be simply titled “Drawn Words,” and it will feature multiple comic artists and illustrators, as well as indie-comic reviews, interviews, and other tidbits. Possibly more outside of the comic realm come next issue.
We’re really excited to be presenting this magazine that will be debuting this weekend. We’ve worked hard on it these past two weeks.
We are having a call for submissions to comic book artists, illustrators, and writers. We will be taking submissions for doodles (rough sketches, preferably uncolored) for a section in our magazine, reviews (not limited to comics, but limited to things with high artistic merit), short comics (3-panel or 3-pages, it’s all good here), and editorials/features. Anything anyone would like to submit to us, even a simple drawing, can be sent to me at kevin (at) drawnwords (dot) com. This magazine will strive for a long while if we can have more people in on this project.
We’re trying to showcase the greater underground of comics and illustration. We’re releasing our first issue soon. It’ll be small, but there will be more to come in the second edition.
Hey gang. Just a small site update for everyone.
Thank you for all of your love and support with this project. We’ve gotten a ton of comments and feedback from our recent Jeffrey Brown interview, as well as multiple emails, and an assortment of awesome Tweets we’ve seen. This makes us incredibly giddy with excitement. We’re trying to gain leverage in this comic/cartooning industry and blogging world, and we’re very passionate and serious about doing so, so the feedback and tips make us incredibly gleeful.
Due to the recent positivity wave and satisfaction from each other on Drawn Words so far, we’re currently working on a handful of new items. This includes: more articles, an illustrated sidebar and navigation menu (if I can figure most of this out), and a free comic book giveaway that should be revealed soon. Until then, “like,” us on Facebook, bookmark this page and return regularly, and help Estevan and I out by doing the easiest and most painless thing you can: pass our link around the Internet. Spread Drawn Words around your local neighborhoods and keep sending us feedback and comments.
We’re really having a blast with this project and we’re thankful you all are supporting us. Thank you, thank you, thank you. More to come soon.
I’m sitting in my kitchen and chewing on a spicy tuna roll trying to conjure up an amazing introduction for this fresh new blog on the Internet. And I’ve got nothing. Absolutely nothing comes to mind while trying to toss this idea at anyone coming across Drawn Words randomly. I’m not trying to be the average pessimistic/alcoholic writer by stating this, but when thinking of Drawn Words, I can’t really say why anyone should frequently visit.
This idea is a fresh one — to my knowledge at least — and it all started with a discussion with long-time friend, Estevan Sanchez. We started this blog in hopes of getting recognized for our talents, as well as presenting informative, entertaining, and somewhat inspiring articles, stories, reviews, tidbits, and journal entries (etc.), to the public. This is basically a guide to showcase the platonic relationship between an artist and a writer in a very exciting way.
How this blog will work is fairly simple. I’m going to be writing to whatever Estevan will be drawing. And vice versa. Any picture or comic Estevan draws out will become significantly more awesome with my word choice. And vice versa.
We’re going to be journalists — creative gonzo-aspiring ones — going on drug induced adventures through anime conventions, bringing notepads and sketching in dark ‘X’ rated movie theaters, and doing album reviews on the most obscure Korean music we can find on Bandcamp and Soundcloud.
But not really.
We plan to keep this project going for a very long while, so bookmark us and check Drawn Words weekly for new content. For now, you’re given only with this introduction post, but stay tuned for a lengthy follow-up.