I am J.C.T. Holmes and this is where my artwork goes on Tumblr.

Read my comic at sanpozeit.com, read my articles at twinfinite.net, and follow me on twitter at @Sonic9jct.
I draw cute things occasionally, I guess.

 

About Sexism

I’m gonna talk about something sorta personal here for a moment, but it’s something I’ve wanted to talk about for a while.  And given recent events around the internet, I think it’s worth talking about a little bit.

Not so I can give my opinion on what’s going on, but so that if I just happen to know anyone who’s fueling fires out there (or this reaches anyone who has and does) they can understand something—

Anyone is capable of being sexist and being an awful human being.

Even I once was.  But I changed.  And so can you.

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An old unfinished piece from last year that I started making for a contest based on Shifty Look’s ambitious Namco High dating sim.  If I actually finished this up, I was gonna have all the girls on one side and all the boys on the other, separated by a phone cord like those cheesy ‘Date Night’ board games.
It’s worth noting this was still when I was using Manga Studio 4 Debut.  Yowza.

An old unfinished piece from last year that I started making for a contest based on Shifty Look’s ambitious Namco High dating sim.  If I actually finished this up, I was gonna have all the girls on one side and all the boys on the other, separated by a phone cord like those cheesy ‘Date Night’ board games.

It’s worth noting this was still when I was using Manga Studio 4 Debut.  Yowza.

warmed up today by drawing Cat Suit Rosalina.
if you haven’t played Super Mario 3D World, get a friend and go play it, it’s great.

warmed up today by drawing Cat Suit Rosalina.

if you haven’t played Super Mario 3D World, get a friend and go play it, it’s great.

Additionally, work still progresses on the next Dark & Friends comic, “The Clownening”.  I really liked this one panel I did and I can’t wait to share the entire comic with you guys soon.
I may actually start posting pages from it, one at a time.  I dunno.

Additionally, work still progresses on the next Dark & Friends comic, “The Clownening”.  I really liked this one panel I did and I can’t wait to share the entire comic with you guys soon.

I may actually start posting pages from it, one at a time.  I dunno.

Background from a small thing I was working on today for someone.  The tiny project itself isn’t finished yet, but I really liked the way this background came out.  I really need to start doing more art in this style.

Background from a small thing I was working on today for someone.  The tiny project itself isn’t finished yet, but I really liked the way this background came out.  I really need to start doing more art in this style.

Just finished The Last of Us and needed something lighter to play.  I picked up Ivy the Kiwi on the Wii and its a cute little game, reminds me a lot of Umihara Kawase gameplay wise. 
I think you can get it on the DS eShop for like $5 so it might be better suited there if you’re interested in playing it.

Just finished The Last of Us and needed something lighter to play.  I picked up Ivy the Kiwi on the Wii and its a cute little game, reminds me a lot of Umihara Kawase gameplay wise. 

I think you can get it on the DS eShop for like $5 so it might be better suited there if you’re interested in playing it.

Making Progress, Getting Better, Looking Back

Hey hey kids, I’ve already started progress on the next episode of my DARK & FRIENDS comic, titled “The Clownening”.  The story is based off a very strange anecdote that a coworker once told me at a breakfast place I used to work at.

Anyways, I’m moving at a pace of about one complete page a day, so I would say expect this next comic to be done within the month, but no promises just yet.

As I’m drawing this comic too, I’m changing up the way I draw and layout the whole thing.  Basically, I wanna make sure this one looks nice.  Some of my friends gave me some valid criticisms of my last comic, about my linework, layouts, and colors, and I seek to improve upon a lot of this stuff in the next comic.  For example, just compare one of these first pages from “The Clownening”…

…to one of the first pages from “Prize Inside Job”…

Huge difference already, huh?  I’m generally trying to tighten up how I draw characters, along with cleaning up speech bubbles, backgrounds, colors, and mixing up line thickness between characters, backgrounds, and details to generally make it a lot easier on the eyes.

I’m excited for this next comic coming up, even more than the last one, and so far, it’s looking great.  I hope you guys love it, and if you missed the first comic, you can now grab it from my Gumroad shop for $2!

Wam wozzle!

If my latest Dark comic somehow slipped under your radar, you can read the whole thing in one place by buying a PDF copy off of my Gumroad store for $2.
I made a new cover for this version and contains all 30 pages of the comic at high resolution.
Go check it out if you haven’t yet and support me and my work!

If my latest Dark comic somehow slipped under your radar, you can read the whole thing in one place by buying a PDF copy off of my Gumroad store for $2.

I made a new cover for this version and contains all 30 pages of the comic at high resolution.

Go check it out if you haven’t yet and support me and my work!

some more fun and colorful gaming doodles based on suggestions off twitter.  by the by, if you guys have any suggestions or requests, feel free to drop a note.

Took some requests on Twitter for game characters to draw and drew an 80’s Samus as a result.  Why doesn’t she have green hair anymore?  They should totally give her a green hair alt in the new Smash, honestly.

Took some requests on Twitter for game characters to draw and drew an 80’s Samus as a result.  Why doesn’t she have green hair anymore?  They should totally give her a green hair alt in the new Smash, honestly.

Yoooo!  I took part in a giant Katamari Collaboration earlier this year and the finished product is finally up!  Go check it out, a lot of really cool artists took part!  And see if you can find mine too, while you’re at it!

laughingbear:

I am so proud to announce that the Katamari Collab is finished! After around 7 months since it started, the final piece features all 58 Katamari cousins and the King and Queen of the Cosmos, completed by 61 unique artists! All artists drew one Katamari character, and I did the Prince, background, and organized them all onto the final images.

I want to give a huge shoutout and round of neverending applause to all the artists who’ve participated in this collab. They have taken time out of their day to draw these characters out of love for the series and this project. Without them, this project wouldn’t have existed-  all these amazingly talented artists are the heart and soul of this collaboration. I truly cannot thank you all enough!

I made sure everyone is included, but if I forgot you in any images or links, or would like me to link a different social media on the google doc, or anything else, please let me know right away!

Complete Masterpost of Artists and Image Files:
http://tinyurl.com/katamaricollab

Please do not alter/edit the final image or claim as your own, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License!

High Resolution Image
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/60313283/KatamariCollab/KatamariCollabFinal.png

Grid Image
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/60313283/KatamariCollab/katamaricollabGRID.png

Huffington Post article by Simone Collins of ArtCorgi
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/simone-collins/artists-organize-an-aweso_b_5112375.html

Well said, friend.  I agree 100%
jamicarignan:

This opening is so great. Tearing up about this mess just thinking about it even, when you see this OP for the first time it’s before she even leaves for school for school in the episode so it’s like this really important narrative set piece. The whole intro finally has Nano and the Professor interacting with the other characters, and you have this sudden rush of feelings like, “OH, AHH, THEY’RE ACTUALLY GOING TO MEET AND BE FRIENDS” and let me just blow my nose real quick about how special Nichijou is to me because god damn

Well said, friend.  I agree 100%

jamicarignan:

This opening is so great. Tearing up about this mess just thinking about it even, when you see this OP for the first time it’s before she even leaves for school for school in the episode so it’s like this really important narrative set piece. The whole intro finally has Nano and the Professor interacting with the other characters, and you have this sudden rush of feelings like, “OH, AHH, THEY’RE ACTUALLY GOING TO MEET AND BE FRIENDS” and let me just blow my nose real quick about how special Nichijou is to me because god damn

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And lo!  The thrilling conclusion to Dark and Friends in ‘Prize Inside Job’!

I’m overall really happy with how this comic turned out and it should probably be very evident just looking at the progression of my work that I learned a lot along the way (as well as switched between Manga Studio 4 and 5 halfway through, oops).

I’ve got some more Dark stories lined up and I’m already working on the script for the next one.

Thanks for reading, friends, and make sure to check out the rest of the story if you’re only starting here!

PART ONE

PART TWO

work has officially begun on the next Dark comic.

work has officially begun on the next Dark comic.