'The Legend of Sonnen's War' - Full MMA Graphic Novel

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'The Legend of Sonnen's War' - Full MMA Graphic Novel

Postby Daglord » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:53 am

had to stop halfway through to LOLOLOL @ rickson & fedor's demands, sakuraba....

awesome man, just... awesome. speechless. amazing work.

going to send a few people this way to check it out.

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Postby Winnson » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:22 pm

The attention to detail man! I just looked at it again and am completely blown away.

Oh, and apparently Chael is going to work with the NSAC to help them prevent PEDs in MMA.

What a wonderful and crazy world we live in! Thank you for bringing that to life in the most awesome of ways!

This thing is an Opus!

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Postby sheetsMMAfan » Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:20 pm

Absolutely brilliant, from beginning to end. Good job man, this should be much bigger than it is!

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Postby fungi » Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:19 pm

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Postby Masato » Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:34 pm

fungi - your shoops are totally the same level of quality... this is just a matter of volume.

If you were inspired to take a similar challenge and put in the hours I have no doubt you would make something spectacular

Your MMAnimals was fucking mint, lol

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Postby Empty Emp » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:02 pm

That's inspiring. Great job wrapping things up! It must feel good to get to unleash this baby on the world. Thanks and congratulations man!

The action figures are awesome too!

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Postby Masato » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:33 pm

Edge Guerrero wrote:- How mnaay hours you spend findind the exate facial expressions to go with the story?
Or do you create them?
If so, how you do that?


Yeah, image-searching is the most boring part of the process... Sometimes I got lucky and found what I needed right away, other times I will search for WAY too long and just can't find what I'm looking for.

I had to scrap a few good scenes and re-write a bit of the story because I just couldn't find the material

Sometimes I will alter a face (move the eyes, add a frown, etc) but not too much. If you look closely most of the characters are the weakest part of the whole thing. The bodies are a joke, almost 99% of them are the same fucking body, just shifting arms around lol... but if I really tried to make every pose shooped well with good hands etc it would have taken me 5x as long to complete.

I tried to compensate by making the backgrounds and composition more visually appealing. I slowly learned where I could cut corners, and what bad-shoops were acceptable. There are only a few that I wish I wasn't so lazy for, but fuck it lol

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Postby Masato » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:34 pm

PS: There's a 'Where's Waldo' in it for anyone who likes that sort of stuff lol

He IS in there somewhere - a million points for the mofo who finds him!! :)

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Postby Empty Emp » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:00 am

Have you linked this anywhere else yet. It doesn't seem like it's getting as much attention as it should be getting.

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Postby Masato » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:57 am

^ dude its fucking DEAD, lol - I haven't seen it anywhere. (granted I haven't really put much effort into promoting it - I don't like doing that, I prefer to have things gain steam on their own merit)

A friend started a thread about EP 8 on the UG... it got 1 troll-reply and then got buried. I sent it to a few MMA sites I thought would be relevant, but no one posted or replied. My contact @ MiddleEasy who was very supportive for Eps 1-7 is no longer there (new crew ignored it too)

I'm also not really comfortable posting on Sherdog anymore, the vibe there is changed a lot for me. Chuck is kinda leading the energy there (and doing a great job I must say), but him turning on me makes me really uncomfortable to come around... Just not really my home anymore, but I guess I can only blame myself for leaving in the first place. Was gonna post it but just not feeling it. I posted the 'Art of...' but not the comic, I think I'll leave it at that

-You guys are rockin it though (3D shoops!! :shock: ) and am happy to have been a part of building that subculture/community in the time I was there

REALLY hoped it would liven up this forum too, but in truth it has actually gotten SLOWER since its release..!

I am used to this though, I went through it after every episode, getting excited to release it and then watching it tank lol

I really thought MMA fans would like it but maybe its just too narrow of a market, I don't know. (tl;dr?)

Kinda deflated/confused, but all in all I am still very happy/proud that I made it and am looking forward to moving on. I am all about planting/nurturing seeds, maybe time will tell


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