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Michelle and the Firsts: Episode 1 by AdamMasterman
Michelle and the Firsts: Episode 1
Yeah, so this one is a little out there. These are the first two of six pages in this episode; I'll probably just add the new pages as they roll off the presses. I wish I could say that there was some deep, underlying meaning hidden within, or that I had some grand ambitions for this tale; alas, neither are strictly true. Just enjoying comic-making with some some comic-booky silliness. Enjoy, more to come.
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Echo in the Tree by AdamMasterman
Echo in the Tree
Is there ever a good reason *not* to climb a tree? :) This one started out as a simple sketch to see what pigtails would look like; sometimes I get carried away.
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Burnside Babs by AdamMasterman
Burnside Babs
This continues to be a great book; feels like superheroes did when I was young.
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Defeat Ganon! by AdamMasterman
Defeat Ganon!
Number 2 in my #BossFights series, and it only took three years! ;P  Actually, I just finished Hyrule Warriors, and it reminded me of the Zelda game that I REALLY love (although tAoL on NES was pretty boss as well), so I scribbled out some fan art. But I did think it went well with this piece: Rescuing the Princess by AdamMasterman, especially the warm and cool contrast. So I'll claim it as a "series", even though I probably won't make another. Anyway, enjoy my summer time-waster, its back to work for me.
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Okay deviants, I'm putting out the general call: I need alpha readers for a graphic novel project; anyone who would be interested in the material and willing to give honest feedback. Let me break it down.

Some of you are familiar with my creator-owned property "The Adventures of Echo Callaway"; if not, here's what I've posted here in the last few years: adammasterman.deviantart.com/g… I've played with this property in a number of ways over the years, with many false starts, but now I'm dedicating 2015 to a very specific goal: a finished graphic novel, the first installment of Echo, Hiro and Sati's long, strange adventure. Commissions and freelance jobs are officially closed; I've literally cleared everything off my plate, and I'm already up to my elbows in Echo.

How much have I done so far? The entire book is plotted in significant detail, broken up into chapters (17 total). About half of those chapters are further broken down panel by panel and page by page.  Four chapters are fully thumb nailed, and three of those chapters have been cleaned up and lettered (I write my final dialogue after I draw layouts, basically as I'm lettering). And the first chapter is completely finished, colors and all. That's where I stand today, Jan. 23rd, 2015.

Where am I going from here? I'm going to keep moving forward with breaking down the plot specifics; 10 hours will probably finish that task for me. And I'll keep moving forward with thumb nailing, and then cleaning up and lettering, each chapter. That will take longer, probably until midyear at some point. I intend to have the entire book laid out and lettered before I continue with finishes; I'm still experimenting a bit with inking and coloring styles, and I want to do those steps all at once, to keep the look of the book consistent.

Where do you all come in? Excellent question! :) What I am looking for is a modest audience to read the draft chapters (lettered and cleaned-up sketch pages), and give me whatever feedback you think I need to hear. A lot of people use webcomiking for this, but I don't want to wait until each page is finished (and represents a lot of work to change) before I get the story feedback I need. So, if you are game, here is how it will work:

Send me a note with an email address, telling me you'd like to be an alpha reader. I'll add your name to the mailing list, and every time I finish a chapter, I'll send a pdf out to the group en masse.

That's pretty much it. Any feedback you want to share with me, just reply to the same address. No obligation to respond at all, or to write anything at length; I'm not asking for free editors, just people who might enjoy the work anyway to get an early look, and respond when they feel inclined. If you have been into the Echo comics and art I've been posting here, or just graphic noveling in general, just drop me a line. This invite is open to all; in about a week, I'll be sending out the first three chapters, so just get to me before then. And thanks in advance to anyone who wants to pitch in; I'm hoping it will be fun for those who participate, but its also a big help to me, one I will definitely appreciate. Okay, that's all, Adam out.  :)

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AdamMasterman
Adam Masterman
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United States
I make comics. :) I also read them. In real life, I nordic ski, practice the dharma, and teach.

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Comic Book: www.echocallaway.com/
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:iconjamesgunner123:
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
...a very happy birthday to you sir...=3
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LAN0RA Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :party::love::iconyummycakeplz:
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benji963 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday Sini Birthday :happy birthday: 
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Cbfantasyworld1 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
happy birthday Blower fella (Party) fella Gift (Party) Foxy's Booty Dance (Chat Icon) 
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DarkDragon247 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B-Day! :woohoo:  Enjoy it! :hooray:

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! :woohoo:  Genieß ihn! :hooray:
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mhunt Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
Happy Birthday!
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Jess-Foxx-Quinn Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Happy Bday Adam! All the best wishes to one of my favorite artists! :party: :cake:
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AdamMasterman Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
Thanks, man; I appreciate it. If you're online, hit me with a sketch topic and I'll give it my best.
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Mro16 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Thank you for the watch.  I really like your work.
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AdamMasterman Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Likewise, man. :) Love to see some comics with that awesome character work; you ever do any of that?
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