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Aha, another upload within the week? Well I did say color takes me a LOT longer to pull together so expect a lot more pages per week. 

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Aha, another upload within the week? Well I did say color takes me a LOT longer to pull together so expect a lot more pages per week. 

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The Academy (Page 6)
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So I decided to swap temporarily to Black & White and figured I can always go back and color them after a full chapter is done! While I of course love doing the art and illustration, I do feel strongly for a plot heavy series it’ll be important to get it moving. I may be saving it for more high quality animations for the iPad app since darnit it looks so pretty on and iPad. 
Comics are now here: http://theacademycomic.com ! 
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The Academy (Page 6)

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So I decided to swap temporarily to Black & White and figured I can always go back and color them after a full chapter is done! While I of course love doing the art and illustration, I do feel strongly for a plot heavy series it’ll be important to get it moving. I may be saving it for more high quality animations for the iPad app since darnit it looks so pretty on and iPad. 

Comics are now here: http://theacademycomic.com ! 

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sharpiehero:

Nakia Character Sheet
Another character that won’t show up for a while, but a fun one =) This time working a bit more with rapid poses, referencing indian dance. I had so much fun, I actually may practice some animation work with her. Though a muscular woman, she’s rather graceful - intricate hand and finger movement, and strong steady legs.

sharpiehero:

Nakia Character Sheet

Another character that won’t show up for a while, but a fun one =) This time working a bit more with rapid poses, referencing indian dance. I had so much fun, I actually may practice some animation work with her. Though a muscular woman, she’s rather graceful - intricate hand and finger movement, and strong steady legs.

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sharpiehero:

K57 Face Sheet
More The Academy character work, this time K57’s face sheet… plus him staring at his faces just because??
There are few things that make him smile in the series so I enjoyed drawing him not pouting constantly.
Anyway I think the thing that drew me to him as a main was simply because, as all the other characters in the series are more or less big personalities, he’s rather well, apathetic, particularly for a main character, but plays a good foil to the rest. If we’re talking archetypes Sera more fits the role of the hero, but I like to think of the series as more of an ensemble cast anyway, he just gets things going.

sharpiehero:

K57 Face Sheet

More The Academy character work, this time K57’s face sheet… plus him staring at his faces just because??

There are few things that make him smile in the series so I enjoyed drawing him not pouting constantly.

Anyway I think the thing that drew me to him as a main was simply because, as all the other characters in the series are more or less big personalities, he’s rather well, apathetic, particularly for a main character, but plays a good foil to the rest. If we’re talking archetypes Sera more fits the role of the hero, but I like to think of the series as more of an ensemble cast anyway, he just gets things going.

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sharpiehero:

Tien Character Sheet
I’ve been really getting head deep in boarding out the next few chapters of The Academy (theacademycomic.com or theacademycomic.tumblr.com ) because I really love the story and man I want to get to the meat of it :c I’m actually deciding to switch to black and white so I can get them out faster.
One thing I’ve also started doing is mocking up character sheets for all the mains, and trust me there are plenty (K57 and Sera definitely have the biggest character sheets though haha) However, I thought it’d be nice to give a sneak peak at some that I know are coming that won’t be showing up in the comics for a while. In regards to who Tien is, for now I’ll leave it up to the imagination.


Hey all, just so you know I’ll be posting all my original concept work on my art blog while still keeping to the pages here just for ease. However will be reblogging it here =)

sharpiehero:

Tien Character Sheet

I’ve been really getting head deep in boarding out the next few chapters of The Academy (theacademycomic.com or theacademycomic.tumblr.com ) because I really love the story and man I want to get to the meat of it :c I’m actually deciding to switch to black and white so I can get them out faster.

One thing I’ve also started doing is mocking up character sheets for all the mains, and trust me there are plenty (K57 and Sera definitely have the biggest character sheets though haha) However, I thought it’d be nice to give a sneak peak at some that I know are coming that won’t be showing up in the comics for a while. In regards to who Tien is, for now I’ll leave it up to the imagination.

Hey all, just so you know I’ll be posting all my original concept work on my art blog while still keeping to the pages here just for ease. However will be reblogging it here =)

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The Academy (Page 5)
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Now that the pages are dialogue heavy time to let them start speaking for themselves ;-)
Woah hey the comics are now up on http://theacademycomic.com ! 
Introduced is the third team member, the forever cheerful Emile. My goal is to get each comic page up between 1-2 weeks. When I get the first issue out though it’ll also come out as a ipad exclusive with some bts stuff, exclusives, etc.
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The Academy (Page 5)

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Now that the pages are dialogue heavy time to let them start speaking for themselves ;-)

Woah hey the comics are now up on http://theacademycomic.com ! 

Introduced is the third team member, the forever cheerful Emile. My goal is to get each comic page up between 1-2 weeks. When I get the first issue out though it’ll also come out as a ipad exclusive with some bts stuff, exclusives, etc.

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The Academy (Page 4)
“Oh. It&#8217;s you.”
Of course it was her. Damn girl didn&#8217;t know how to talk with anything else but the butt of her gun. 
"Oh? Next time I catch you like this, I&#8217;ll break your skull."
"Go ahead. Shoot."
And hell did he mean it, he was ready to die a long time ago.
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Okay so this was the slowest update ever but expect the next page coming right after, and many more too! Eh needing money sort of makes your free comic sort of take a backseat, but I really wanted to get these colored and animated! 
By the next page it should be hosted on http://theacademycomic.com, but I still enjoy putting them up on tumblr, so I’ll keep both locations =)
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The Academy (Page 4)

“Oh. It’s you.”

Of course it was her. Damn girl didn’t know how to talk with anything else but the butt of her gun. 

"Oh? Next time I catch you like this, I’ll break your skull."

"Go ahead. Shoot."

And hell did he mean it, he was ready to die a long time ago.

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Okay so this was the slowest update ever but expect the next page coming right after, and many more too! Eh needing money sort of makes your free comic sort of take a backseat, but I really wanted to get these colored and animated! 

By the next page it should be hosted on http://theacademycomic.com, but I still enjoy putting them up on tumblr, so I’ll keep both locations =)

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The Academy (Page 3)
"Found you."
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Ah! Wanted to get this page out so I could introduce my lady queen Sera. 
Though still being hosted on tumblr, I&#8217;ll be showcasing the comic at MOCCA this weekend on a comic reader app I constructed just for the comic!
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The Academy (Page 3)

"Found you."

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Ah! Wanted to get this page out so I could introduce my lady queen Sera. 

Though still being hosted on tumblr, I’ll be showcasing the comic at MOCCA this weekend on a comic reader app I constructed just for the comic!

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The Academy (Page 2)

His mind grew hazy as the heat blanketed his body, his eyes slowly fading, only to be jolted back away by the nice cold barrel of a pistol pressed against his neck.

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I’ve created a temporary tumblr to hold this comic until I decide to officially host it on my own website. For now tumblr is a nice and quick way to upload a gif-licious comic.

*Pages will come more steadily once I’m out of school. But I’ll hopefully get them out every few weeks.*

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The Academy (Page 1)

They don’t really give you a choice.

Drag you around like a dog on a leash, letting you know what kind of bad mutt you are.

But K rarely cared, never much had the chance to take for granted what you might. He wakes up just hoping that he didn’t lose a limb in the process of gaining a quick moment of shut eye. Hell, even the thirst that consumes his body takes a backseat to the nervous tick that gets at him, gripes at him.

He shouldn’t be alive, and just knowing that toys with him, lets him know that he’s just luck’s bitch and he should be so fucking thankful.

I’ve created a temporary tumblr to hold this comic until I decide to officially host it on my own website. For now tumblr is a nice and quick way to upload a gif-licious comic.

See my other art at sharpiehero.tumblr.com

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“K57, you’re free.”

From what?

From life?

It was hard to believe that he was going to get any freedom here besides the sweet release of death.

Being free was sort of a joke, a meaningless word. When you're just a number, well, a letter and a few numbers, there wasn’t much in this world for you.

Most cases, you didn’t live long enough to get a name.

See here, they didn’t even give orphans names, they gave them numbers. So many casualties a day, didn’t make sense to give them anything else - too many names to think up. When you got a couple thousand to send out daily you don’t want to be bothered learning up each detailed fancy name just to keep them apart from each other.