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Elagune
I like videogames and manga. I'm a very boring person.
  • Real Name
    Cody Shaw
  • Age
    26
  • Gender
    Male
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Elagune
December 21st, 2014
@Luffy327: Sure! I'll get right on that. :)
Elagune
December 20th, 2014
One thing that people notice about my work is that it tends to be very stark and high in contrast, which is something that just makes sense to me. I think it's something unique that I can develop on, but at the same time its harshness might drive away some readers.

This webcomic is specifically to see how far I can push it, though, so you won't be seeing much gray in this particular series!
Elagune
December 20th, 2014
A story is never complete without an antagonist, right? But you gotta make sure that your antagonist doesn't outshine your main character.

But of course, that's one of the hardest things for me to deal with personally as a writer. It's so much easier to write a character who is different and villainous than a character who is different and relatable.

I hope Joey will be a likable character!
Elagune
December 20th, 2014
Some of my biggest inspiration come from Shounen manga, which I think is pretty obvious in my work. :)

One of the things I've noticed in the genre is that characters exist on a spectrum between serious and silly, with some more well-developed characters existing on both ends at the same time. This way the readers who want something light get what they want and so do the ones who enjoy heavier stuff.

I think One Piece is amazing at combining serious and silliness, and that's one of the biggest works I aspire to.
Elagune
December 20th, 2014
Whenever I work on a project, I see it as a way to improve myself as an artist. I figure that if I'm not improving constantly, I'm stagnating.

Stagnating as an artist is death.

The result of that is there's always changes in my style - sometimes I'll like this eyeshape better and other times that one. My character designs tend to fluctuate a bit, although their most important details always stay the same.

Anyway, I'm getting off-topic here. What I wanted to say is that my focus for this comic was actually in doing better backgrounds and pushing my black-and-white skills. I feel like I made improvements in that for sure.
Elagune
December 20th, 2014
So, I figure that I might as well turn these comments into what is basically DVD commentary.

Pizza Pronto! actually started off as a project named Fast Food Underground, and was something silly that I decided to do after finishing my previous comic project which was done during my graduating year at Emily Carr University.

The thing is, that project came from a very dark place inside of me. It was right after a pretty bad breakup, and it was a way for me to release my feelings. Kind of angsty, and I'm still editing that comic now to eventually release on the internet somehow.

Anyway, this comic is a result of that. After finishing a pretty angsty comic I decided to work on something silly instead.
Elagune
December 20th, 2014
The first page. I started on this page with no idea where the rest of the story was going. It wasn't until about 3 pages in that I figured I should draft it out first.

Turns out there's a lot that changed in this page since its first iteration. For one, the chef guy's design has changed a bit (can't give away his name just yet!)