DarcSowers.Com

I'm an avid collector of books with a growing obsession for Lego minifigures. I draw a comic which I distribute for free online. I am also a trained researcher and librarian with her MLS from The University of Iowa.

Here you'll find work in progress, sketchbook practice, humorous items, personal thoughts, and resource links... as well as the occasional post sharing items from my art book collection. Just think of this as a backstage pass into my studio.

Sometimes I gripe and say not-nice things. If that makes you uncomfortable sugar-booger, then this isn't the place for you.
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You Make Me Smile

gailsimone:

berenzero:

And people wonder why I love Wonder Woman so much.

Bingo.

kezhound:

Here’s the very first portrait for my Patreon! I present Darc of Code Name: Hunter!
In all her post-apocalyptic, kick-ass glory.
Other portraits to come soon, first come, first served. : ) You can support my patreon for What it Takes here.

OMG! Kez, the creator of the awesome post-apocalyptic comic 'What it Takes' drew me! This is so cool! I love the tape on the nose-bridge of the glasses. And I need those gloves. Yes! Thank you!

kezhound:

Here’s the very first portrait for my Patreon! I present Darc of Code Name: Hunter!

In all her post-apocalyptic, kick-ass glory.

Other portraits to come soon, first come, first served. : ) You can support my patreon for What it Takes here.

OMG! Kez, the creator of the awesome post-apocalyptic comic 'What it Takes' drew me! This is so cool! I love the tape on the nose-bridge of the glasses. And I need those gloves. Yes! Thank you!

In today’s comic

Part I of a two page spread…


If you enjoy ‘Code Name: Hunter’ and have a few coins to spare please consider becoming a Patreon.

Rednex - The Way I Mate

Welcome to Thursday! Have some fun Rednex music to get your day moving. That’s one hell of a party train!

colleendoran:

No matter how good an artist you are, no matter how many awards, no matter how popular, someone is always going to think you’re a terrible creator or a bad person. There is no accomplishment, skill, or generous heart that can insulate you from a public scourging. This is the hard truth of being a pro. It’s harder on artists now more than ever because everyone has a voice online regardless of how mean, false, or dead stupid it is.Ten time Hugo Award winning artist Frank Kelly Freas was my mentor when I was a kid, and I worship the ground he walked on. Everyone who knew him loved him. He was kind and generous. He was also a pioneer of SF/Fantasy art, and a wonderful cartoonist. So imagine my surprise when I found this letter published in a 1970’s era magazine. It’s pretty vicious and cruel.If someone wonderful like Frank Kelly Freas had to deal with this, we all have to deal with this. Remember: a lot of what people say isn’t about you. It’s about them. Don’t carry their baggage for them.Get on with your life, get on with your art.

colleendoran:

No matter how good an artist you are, no matter how many awards, no matter how popular, someone is always going to think you’re a terrible creator or a bad person. There is no accomplishment, skill, or generous heart that can insulate you from a public scourging. This is the hard truth of being a pro. It’s harder on artists now more than ever because everyone has a voice online regardless of how mean, false, or dead stupid it is.

Ten time Hugo Award winning artist Frank Kelly Freas was my mentor when I was a kid, and I worship the ground he walked on. Everyone who knew him loved him. He was kind and generous. He was also a pioneer of SF/Fantasy art, and a wonderful cartoonist. So imagine my surprise when I found this letter published in a 1970’s era magazine. It’s pretty vicious and cruel.

If someone wonderful like Frank Kelly Freas had to deal with this, we all have to deal with this.

Remember: a lot of what people say isn’t about you. It’s about them. Don’t carry their baggage for them.

Get on with your life, get on with your art.

(via daemionfox)

What is today’s work…? Here’s a quick peek. There’s a lot more sketching to do still before I can move on to the inks.

Today is Batman Day! In honor of Batman’s 75th anniversary, I’m gonna put on some Batman: The Animated Series and draw comics! Because that’s what I do. Course, that does mean no comic book store Batman fun for the day… but maybe in the evening. If I get today’s work done.

Artwork by the awesome Dustin Nguyen.

How many questions a day are you getting?
darcsowers darcsowers Said:

It varies. Some days a few, others none. I have a list of “Mail Bag!” questions in the queue and answer them in no particular order. It comes down to whichever one strikes my fancy at the time. These are extra pages at are meant to be fun for me as well. Asking me to answer a question ahead of the others is a good way of ensuring it ends up being the last one I tackle.

In today’s comic

I tried something a little different with today’s extra “Mail Bag!” comic. It seems doing a quick bit of inking as well as some thin base coloring is faster than the scratchy shading I was doing previously. And we get it in color! Can’t beat that, eh?

If you’d like to ask a character a question, the ask box is open.


If you enjoy ‘Code Name: Hunter’ and have a few coins to spare please consider becoming a Patreon.