ValisFan
My name is Eliot. I graduated from college about 1 year and a half ago and had to move back home and can't get a job. My hobbies are playing video games, playing tabletop role-playing games, and metal detecting. I mostly watch wrestling on TV. My favorite manga is probably Ichigo 100%.
  • Real Name
    Eliot
  • Age
    30
  • Gender
    Male
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ValisFan
January 16th, 2015
Page 9 of Cata Attack! My computer has been acting up, its time to buy a new one.
ValisFan
November 22nd, 2014
Page 8
Catalina is actually contemplating going through with her cousin's crazy scheme of marrying Reese.

I'm sorry I can't update Salty Kiss so often. I really want to, but I'm busy all the time. I'm currently drawing a story about a sea-siren who wants to kill Reese.
Thanks for making new pages of On the Bright Side. This is how I used to get into class when I was late too. I kind of pretended to sneak in and the teacher found it humorous if she caught me. Trees are a lot easier and more fun to draw than indoor scenes. I get to draw a few trees in the newest chapter of my comic Salty Kiss (you should read it.)
ValisFan
October 14th, 2014
@Poncho: Haha thanks for commenting. Casie is a blonde though.
ValisFan
September 30th, 2014
I just love drawing tropical plants and rainforests. I'm a big fan of navel piercings so I gave Lulo one, they just look so sexy, especially on tropical women.
ValisFan
August 31st, 2014
Yummy yummy booty.

Lulo is a bad girl, having some really perverse fantasies.

I love that fanservice. Japan has a different view of booty than America does, Japanese manga doesn't usually have big butts because its not seen as a good thing on women. But big booty is a lot more popular in America and Brazil.
ValisFan
August 9th, 2014
@kman134: The sea siren in the next chapter is going to look like a mermaid, not a Greek girl in a toga. The setting is still in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii so it wouldn't make sense to put a Greek siren here.
ValisFan
August 9th, 2014
@kman134: Wow, its like your a mindreader. I was actually planning on making the next chapter about sea sirens trying to seduce Reese and kill him. Marilyn is actually supposed to be a paranormal investigator as well as the ship's scientist and doctor.
ValisFan
August 9th, 2014
@kman134: I've read the Monster Musume manga, I liked it a lot.
ValisFan
August 6th, 2014
Catalina's sexual cousin Lulo reveals her devious plan of marrying Reese to become an American citizen. I thought it would be a great idea to add a "green card romance" storyline into Salty Kiss- you don't really see that often in Japanese manga, and Salty Kiss is supposed to be about world exploration and sailing.

I really wish I could draw more outdoor scenery in Salty Kiss. Lulo is supposed to be at a pool in Brazil, I really enjoyed drawing tropical plants. Its too bad much of the comic takes place inside and on deck of the Amphrite ship, I'm just not good at drawing machines. It was very difficult for me to draw Casie's forklift and I didn't even do a good job of it.
Lulo the conniving cousin that she is tries to get Catalina to marry Reese. But why? wait until next page to see!
@Rosario+Vampire24: Lol, well I guess you could call Lulo the "phone antagonist" of this chapter because she teases Catalina.
Lulo Soursop is Catalina's cousin who lives in Brazil. She's more outgoing and flirty than Catalina, kind of a bad influence. Lulo is the first new character that I have created in such a long time, I didn't realize how difficult it was to create new characters, Catalina, Casie, Adrien, Marilyn, and Reese all took a LOT of concept art to get them into their current designs and personalities. I didn't spend as much time and thought making Lulo, but I'm happy how Lulo turned out.
Catalina is so cute, I've redesigned her a bit for this chapter, her hair is a bit different.

Girls borrowing their boyfriend's clothes is something cute that they do in America as a sign of affection. Catalina is Brazilian so "como vai gatinho" is translated as "how's it going kitten" a cute way of saying hello in Brazilian Portuguese.

The story of Reese's hoodie being lost in the potato crate is something that I made up based on some of the mistakes that I made earlier in this comic.

The first page of Salty Kiss that I actually drew is the page where Reese fell onto Casie. On that page Reese is wearing a white T-shirt instead of the hoodie that he wore to the bar. So Reese wears the white T-shirt in every page after that and he forgot the hoodie inside the potato crate.
Welcome to Chapter 9 of Salty Kiss! Cata Attack!

As promised, I made 1 chapter for each of the girls on the ship to develop their personalities individually. The next chapter will be a group chapter. I really like Catalina's bubbly personality and tropical flair. She does take up a lot of ink to draw and color though.

I know I'm sorry for not drawing new pages in such a long time. I actually visited Hawaii for 1 week, which is where Salty Kiss is supposed to end after Reese gets dropped off in Hawaii.
ValisFan
January 8th, 2014
@Poncho: No that's the point of this page. This "almost kiss before an interruption" thing happens a lot in romance comics like Love Hina.
ValisFan
January 4th, 2014
I'm sorry for not uploading in so long. A lot of things happened like the holiday season, and I now have to share a room with my older sister. Which is unpleasant. I will probably have to move out soon because of that.

The next chapter is about Catalina, your favorite bubbly big booty Brazilian!
ValisFan
November 12th, 2013
Things are getting pretty steamy for Reese. Will he finally get to kiss a girl?
ValisFan
September 19th, 2013
The swimming pool is supposed to be one of those continual flow pools that you never have to turn around in. And you get a rare glimpse of Marilyn smiling again.
ValisFan
September 7th, 2013
I'm running low on art supplies, I guess I will have to order more, all my markers are drying up.