Thursday, December 31, 2009

A new look

When I decided to incorporate my update blog into the front page of DCM Studios Online, I chose a simple template because I figured it wouldn't clutter up the page too much. But now, it seems a little too plain, and most of the elements I wanted at the side of the blog frame are at the bottom of the page. So -as you can see - I've changed templates, and reorganized the sidebar.

Added to the sidebar are "quick links" to the Satin Steele and Tetsuko comics. Returning to the front page also, after far too long an absence, is a link to my links page. (For some reason, I forgot to put a link to the links page in the site navigation when I redesigned the site.)

I'll be making more tweaks to the design and graphics over the next few weeks.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tetsuko update

Finished the top half* of Tetsuko #2 page 28!

*or maybe the top third, depending on how much I decide to put on the rest of this page and what gets shoved off onto the next couple of pages

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

TCC December 2009

I usually like to post a TCC (Tetsuko Cosplay Calendar) at least a week before the month begins. But for various reasons (including a celebratory animation I made on the occasion of hitting 1,000,000 pageviews on deviantART, that it wasn't until today that I was even able to work on the latest one. Somehow, though, I was able to yank it out in one day, and it's now up for your delectation:

TCC December 2009 - 1

Oh, and if you're of a mind to, check out the aforementioned animation as well.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I'm a bad person...

...for not updating this blog more often. It's not that I haven't been doing artwork; I think I posted four TCC (Tetsuko Cosplay Calendar) since the last entry, and maybe some other stuff.

And now that I've finally completed a big commission job (one that I'll be at liberty to tell you about very shortly), I think I'll be able to produce and show more.

For now, here are two new Tetsuko illustrations I've posted at my deviantART site:

Tetsuko - by the pool

Tetsuko - floating

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Tetsuko Cosplay Calendar - September 2009

After coming down with some sort of creeping crud that derailed the TCC (Tetsuko Cosplay Calendar) for August, I'm back with the wallpaper/desktop for September:

TCC September 2009 - 1

by *dcmatthews on deviantART


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Finally, a new Tetsuko page

I wish I could crank these out faster, I really do.

Anyway, here's Page 27 of "Fight! Mighty Muscle Girl".

Thursday, July 02, 2009 is now live!

For a few years now, I've registered the domain names and, intending one day to use those as the URLs for dedicated web sites for these two characters. Finally, last night, I bit the bullet and set up web hosting for the Tetsuko domain.

For right now, there's only a notice saying that the content at the current Tetsuko site will be moved to the new digs soon, and linking back to the current site here and to my page at deviantART. But it's a promising start, I think.

So go check out Tetsuko's new website! (what there is of it...)

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

New drawings at deviantART

I'm still trying to get back in the habit of posting notices here of new art that I've posted at my deviantART page; it's been so long since I've done so that I'm out of the habit.

(The main reason I post here is to let new and infrequent visitors to this site know that I'm still active, even if this site doesn't get updated very frequently. About the only new art I post here are new panels to my comics, especially Tetsuko.)

Anyway, here's the rundown on what I've done since the last blog update:

Two versions of my latest rendition of one of my favorite cartoon females, Tara from The Herculoids

Tara Attacks - cartoon style
by *dcmatthews on deviantART

Tara Attacks - fan art
by *dcmatthews on deviantART

And three - count 'em, THREE! - desktops/wallpapers for June in the "Tetsuko Cosplay Calendar" series:

Tetsuko as Tara (yes, I still wanted to draw Tara)

TCC June 2009 - 1
by *dcmatthews on deviantART

(and a NSFW "outtake" from that session...)

Tetsuko as Princess Ariel (no, not the one from The Little Mermaid, the one from Thundarr the Barbarian

TCC June 2009 - 2
by *dcmatthews on deviantART

And finally, Tetsuko as Daphne from the Scooby-Doo series, with Sonya Gannon as Velma

TCC June 2009 - 3
by *dcmatthews on deviantART

And I'll try to stay more current in my postings.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

New Tetsuko panels!

The redesign of this site is not the only thing I've been working on... I've also managed to finish, not only the rest of page 25 of Tetsuko #2, "Fight! Mighty Muscle Girl", but page 26 as well!

Page 25 will open in a new window, then just click "Next Page" to get to the, um, next page.

And if you're wondering "Who is this 'Tetsuko' and what the hork is going on?", then start here.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

New front page design!

I just got tired of the plain-vanilla temporary home page you've been seeing for the past year(s)... so this afternoon I got an inspiration for a new design, and spent the rest of the day creating the graphics and links.

If you're following my my deviantART page, that will still be the best source of news about updates to this site; although I'll also try to put a notice on this blog as well.

Hope you enjoy the new design. Soon... the long=threatened redesign of the Tetsuko page!