News Archive

08.02.'17

Top 5 mistakes by R.M.Guera



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked R.M.Guera, he answered.
10.01.'17

Top 5 mistakes by Nicole Boose



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked Nicole Boose, she answered.
01.09.'16

Top 5 mistakes by Marko Stojanovic



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked Marko Stojanovic, he answered.
22.08.'16

Top 5 mistakes by Patrick Boutin, 2



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked Patrick Boutin, he answered. Part 2.
22.08.'16

Top 5 mistakes by Patrick Boutin, 1



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked Patrick Boutin, he answered.
12.08.'16

Top 5 mistakes by Benjamin Adam



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked Benjamin Adam, he answered.
11.06.'16

Top 5 mistakes by Dave Elliott



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked Dave Elliott, he answered.
25.04.'16

Top 5 mistakes by Fred Van Lente



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked Fred Van Lente, he answered.
25.02.'16

Top 5 mistakes by Cris Peter



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked Cristina Peter, she answered.
08.02.'16

New beginning for issue 3



We have changed the start of issue 3 of Ronin Blood, go check it out !
15.01.'16

Spider king, part 6 of 6



Part 6 of the Spider King creation process interview. What to do and not to do when preparing a Kickstarter project.
14.01.'16

Spider king, part 5 of 6



Part 5 of the Spider King creation process interview. How long does it take to prepare a Kickstarter project?
13.01.'16

Spider king, part 4 of 6



Part 4 of the Spider King creation process interview. How can a team of members from Australia, Italy, France and the US work?
12.01.'16

Spider king, part 3 of 6



Part 3 of the Spider King creation process interview. What does the process of creating a comicbook with an international team look like?
11.01.'16

Spider king, part 2 of 6



Part 2 of the Spider King creation process interview. How did the guys do it? Where are they from? Did Vikings meet the aliens?
10.01.'16

Spider king, part 1 of 6



Part 1 of the Spider King creation process interview. Want to know more about this international crowdfunding success? Read on!
06.11.'15

Ronin Blood 2 alternative cover



Check out this awesome variant cover by Vladimir Schmidt, the auteur of Of Monsters and Men.
08.09.'15

Top 5 mistakes by Andy Schmidt, 2



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked Andy Schmidt, he answered. Part2.
08.09.'15

Top 5 mistakes by Andy Schmidt, 1



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked Andy Schmidt, he answered.
14.08.'15

Top 5 mistakes by Drazen Kovacevic



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked Drazen Kovacevic, he answered.
29.07.'15

Top 5 mistakes by Melissa Hudson



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked Melissa Hudson, she answered.
15.07.'15

Of Monsters and Men - Comixology



From today on, you can purchase Of Monsters and Men, issue 1 on Comixology. In Guided View.
24.06.'15

Ronin Blood on Comixology



From today on, you can purchase RONIN BLOOD, issue 1 on Comixology. In Guided View.
22.06.'15

Top 5 mistakes by Gail Simone



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked Gail Simone, she answered.
26.05.'15

check out our social webs



We share a lot of interesting stuff on our TUMBLR and FACEBOOK that we do not show here. Go check it out!
09.05.'15

Top 5 mistakes by Jim Cheung



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked Jim Cheung, he answered.
04.05.'15

ronin blood news and other stuff



Why new pages will be late and exciting new stuff not.
20.04.'15

Top 5 mistakes by Mahmud Asrar



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked Mahmud Asrar, he answered.
09.04.'15

Comic page creation stages



The different stages of the creating proces of a comicbook page.
06.04.'15

400 likes on Facebook



We would like to thank you for all the over 400 fans on Facebook: Thank you!
30.03.'15

Top 5 mistakes by Ales Kot



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked Ales Kot, he answered.
30.03.'15

Top 5 mistakes by R.Brown, part1



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked Reilly Brown, he answered.
30.03.'15

Top 5 mistakes by R.Brown, part2



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked Reilly Brown, he answered.
30.03.'15

Top 5 mistakes by R.Brown, part3



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked Reilly Brown, he answered.
30.03.'15

Top 5 mistakes by K.Busiek



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked Kurt Busiek, he answered.
30.03.'15

Top 5 mistakes by A.L.Araujo



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked Andre Lima Araujo, he answered.
30.03.'15

Top 5 mistakes by J.Rebelka



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked Jakub Rebelka, he answered.
30.03.'15

Top 5 mistakes by Jim Zub



What are the top 5 mistakes when creating comics? We asked Jim Zubkavich, he answered.
30.03.'15

Splash page creation tutorial



The different stages of the first splash page creation.
26.01.'15

Ronin Blood returns



Ronin Blood will return with new pages in February. Stay tuned!
13.10.'14

The 30 faces of Hachiman



It is important for your comic characters to be diverse, similar to actors (and real life), to vary expressions and body language.
24.09.'14

Tutorial: Using 3D reference, part 2



How to use 3D references for creating convincing medieval environments, part 2. Check out more Of Monsters and Men tutorials in the World of Alina section.
17.09.'14

Tutorial: Using 3D reference



How to use 3D references for creating convincing medieval environments. Check out more Of Monsters and Men tutorials in the World of Alina section.
02.09.'14

Tutorial: composition



Behold, how the thumbnails and the overall page composition change during the creative process. Check out more Ronin Blood making of stuff in the World of Toshiro section.
01.09.'14

We are on Tumblr

23.08.'14

What fonts do we use?



RONIN BLOOD fonts: in case you have ever wondered, we use the "Hometown Hero" font for RONIN BLOOD (starting from issue 2). It is from BLAMBOT, designed by Nate Piekos. The license fee is lower when using the fonts for smaller, indie projects, as a way of supporting the indie comics community. Go and check out their huge font library
09.08.'14

Ronin Blood teaser art4



We are on vacation, in the meantime please enjoy this teaser, in the World of Toshiro section.
07.08.'14

Ronin Blood teaser art3



We are on vacation, in the meantime please enjoy this teaser, in the World of Toshiro section.
06.08.'14

Of Monsters and Men, original art



Original art (ink on paper) done for one of our fans for 200 likes on Facebook, now in the World of Alina section.
05.08.'14

Ronin Blood teaser art2



We are on vacation, in the meantime please enjoy this teaser, in the World of Toshiro section.
04.08.'14

Ronin Blood teaser art



We are on vacation, in the meantime please enjoy this teaser, in the World of Toshiro section.
26.07.'14

Making of RONIN BLOOD



Check out dozens of new work in progress pictures from Ronin Blood, from sketch to finished art in the album: Ronin Blood - how it all began.
11.06.'14

Ronin Blood 2 next week



Teaser art now in the World of Toshiro section.
04.06.'14

Of Monsters and Men, Issue 2 teaser



Issue 2 of O.M.A.M. is heading your way, now in the World of Alina section.
01.05.'14

The right angle, 3 of 3



Continuing our fanfavourite tutorial, choose the right angle for your pages, now in the World of Alina section.
11.04.'14

From thumb to final artwork



Alina coming alive, from sketch to final, now in the World of Alina section.
10.04.'14

Do not look back



You are not going that way.
08.04.'14

Using backgrounds



How to use backgrounds in comics, now in the World of Toshiro section.
04.04.'14

The right angle, 2 of 3



Continuing our fanfavourite tutorial, choose the right angle for your pages, now in the World of Alina section.
03.04.'14

The right angle, 1 of 3



Choose the right angle for your pages, now in the World of Alina section.
01.04.'14

Facial expressions tutorials



We have prepared several tutorials about facial expressions for you, check out the whole gallery now in the World of Toshiro section.
28.03.'14

Tutorial: page composition



How to compose your page, now in the World of Alina section.
27.03.'14

Lady Snowwhite



Lady Snowwhite, Toshiros Nemesis, now in the World of Toshiro section.
21.03.'14

Timelapse: a comicbookpage



Check this out, if you want to know how we did it in the World of Toshiro section.
21.03.'14

Tutorial - hot unrealistic geisha



Check this out, if you want to know how we did it in the World of Toshiro section.
20.03.'14

22 panels that always work - 3



Rafael Kayanan had found even better examples in W.Woods work that illustrate his famous "22 panels that always work".
20.03.'14

22 panels that always work - 2



M.A.Oemings POWERS version of the "22 panels that always work" by W.Wood.
20.03.'14

22 panels that always work - 1



This is the original art for "22 panels that always work" by Wood.
18.02.'14

From thumb to finish

13.02.'14

100 likes!



We got 100 likes on Facebook in 2 weeks! Thank you, it means a lot to us. The lucky 100th liker will get an original drawing from us. Can you push it to 111?
13.02.'14

From thumb to finish

11.02.'14

From thumbnail to finished page

07.02.'14

The forest of Baba Yaga

06.02.'14

Ronin Blood page versions

04.02.'14

New Ronin Blood concepts



Heya all, we´ve added some new concept arts into the World of Toshiro section.
03.02.'14

IT IS ALIVE!

Dear readers, welcome to the the EMPAYA web. We are EMPAYA Comics and we love and create comics.
Feel free to browse through our site, we want to share our comics-creating experience with you, which means: more comicbook pages, sketches, thumbnails, step-by-step tutorials and also excerpts from the scripts.
02.02.'14

Check us out on deviant ART!

01.02.'14

EMPAYA Comics is now social.



You can like us on Facebook now. Be sure to tell your friends.