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Very Late Happy New Years!

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 7, 2013, 8:35 PM
First off, happy new years! I wish you the best in 2013!

I can safely say that 2012 was a very important year in my career. My first book came out, I went to many a con, and i started working on what seems to be one of the largest projects in recent history for me.

However, all those things pale in comparison to one thing: I have started my story 5C after many years went by with distractions and other factors hindering me, both mentally and monetarily. The entire first part of December  worked extremely hard to get well ahead on my work for Namco to afford some time for myself.

Freeing up time and having enough money to coast a little is not always possible when you have a family to feed and other considerations, but this time it worked.

As a result, I now have 15 pages fully drawn, shaded, and lettered up. I have to start teaching tomorrow, and I am still working on Wonder Momo as well. I rearranged my scheduel so that I have sunday to work on 5C, and slowly but surely I am accumulating pages. Once this semester is complete, I will be able to move more swiftly. My goal is to have 100 pages by fall.

The other thing is that I have kept it as secret as possible and only 4 people have read the first 10 pages.

This is what I have been sinking all my heart into. This is why I haven't been opening for commissions or anything like that. I have given you years and years of everything from cheesy cheese cake to SF stuff and all points in between. I have spent over a decade drawing everything everyone else wants me to draw. Now is my chance to take all the things I have learned over the years and funnel them into my own project.

Nothing could  have got me to this point except being deprived of the inspiration and time to work on it, and now that I have those thing and more, I am truly appreciative and active in my pursuit of this dream.

So I implore you to be patient with me as I put this thing together. Oh and the other thing is that it will be free as well, I won't charge you one cent for it. It will be on my website and completely free with no ads or anything. If one day we want to print it, i will only charge for the cost of printing, i want no profit off of it. If its a big book, I might need a kickstart with some insane perks, but if I can, I will shoulder the entire expense myself as a gift to you guys out there.


I'm even cutting back conventions, and most of the ones I will go to are at the behest of Namco, and Calgary Comic Expo.

But I realize I haven't put up anything in a long long while. I will try to but again all my effort and processing power is going to my story and I have none for any SF stuff or anything else.


Don't misunderstand my absence, I just want this to be at a decent level before i let it drop.


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I really do thank you guys and I hope I have been of some use to you.


Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!



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:iconyoungduss300:
youngduss300 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
You. Dear sir are really cool. Sorry for the late reply but Happy New Years to you too! I'm glad things are going your way. you make me start believing in my dreams again. I will try to regain my passion for art and make my dreams come true.
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Leonidas666 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
2012 was... bad. Nuff said.
2013.mission:survive.
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Karimloo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Happy new year! I hope everything goes well for you, family, anything else, and to everyone here too.

Like Tony the Tiger would say...
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:iconbrandokin-skyhopper:
Brandokin-Skyhopper Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist
And Happy New year!
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:iconbrandokin-skyhopper:
Brandokin-Skyhopper Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow. . . This is inspiring. Thanks for everything!! :D
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Spacecowboytv Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds great Omar! My own selfish desires would be to see you at Emerald City Comicon this year but I would much rather read 5C when its complete instead. I also just picked up Girl 7 and it is AMAZING. Really a great book and I love that I got to watch some of the pieces drawn live on your live cast! Here's to another amazing year and your further pursuit of your goals!
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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
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Myselfsama Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Much respect Omar. I hope you had a happy holiday break, and happy new years of course. Life has kept me busy, but I still try to catch up with your work from time to time. I look forward to seeing 5C :)
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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
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SketchProof Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Best of luck on your endeavors Omar. You have accomplished more than you think just by even having a career in the industry whether it was an up and down experience for you over those years. You've been to places most of us wish we could get close to. Happy New Year :party:
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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
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:iconperceptor:
Perceptor Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Happy New Year. :-)
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:iconjiekobu:
Jiekobu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'D WAIT FOREVER TO READ 5C OMAR YOU'RE A BOSS
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:icondekamaster:
Dekamaster Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Happy New Year Omar. I can't wait to see your work. I hope Namco sends you back to NYCC this year, loved to see you again in person.
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:iconmangamad:
Mangamad Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy New Year Omar! \^o^/
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polarityplus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Good luck:)
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AiZhaoDao Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Glad you could finally work on 5C the way that you wanted, you've def earned it :D I'll be eagerly awaiting to see the story in it's revamped glory.
So major congrats for a successful year! I know the following years will prove just as awesome :iconladanceplz:
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:iconomar-dogan:
Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
You still havent told me what you thought you punk!
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AiZhaoDao Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
What I thought about what??? I have no idea what you're talking about :B
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AdriennEcsedi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it is very important what you've just written down, that your work has the most priority now. It is important to give yourself what you deserve, what you desire. You yourself are important for yourself. Lots of people forget about this when it comes to themselves. So I wish you a happy, drawingful New Year and good luck for your project! :)
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QUICKMASTER Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
Happy new year sir :)
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BTrinidad Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Ah man I wasnt one of those lucky few that got to read the first pages... Heh But yeah Happy belated New Year man! Hope this year brings you much more success in your career and lets you move forward to where you want to be in life, and also better health for you and your family!

I'll surely be waiting for the new 5C to come out! Best of luck on getting the pages done yo!
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TITO-MIRANDA Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Digital Artist
get work done! thanks again
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Courtnee-Blackmon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional
Happy New Year! Eh, the absence is understandable. This project is important to you, it's one of those things that deep down you have to do and want be happy til you do. Nothing but cheers for you here! :)
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PhunPhishTiger Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy New Years to you too, man! Have a great one. :'D Try not to burn yourself out.
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NitroDragonTrigger Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy New Year to you to Dude
Hope u also have an Epic Year
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DrAssenov Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so happy to hear that you're devoting more time to 5C! I still have your sketch of Gradius from SDCC a few years ago!
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Felox08 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
happy new year :D
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x-Beatrush-x Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's great to hear you are able to finally dedicate time for 5C, something we all know you are very passionate about.

We all look forward to experiencing your vision and story!
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:iconomar-dogan:
Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
This was one of the folks who has seen it lol. Its funny watching him speak as if from afar from it!
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:iconx-beatrush-x:
x-Beatrush-x Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
shhhh!!!! I saw nothing!
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:icondanny-haymond-jr:
Danny-Haymond-Jr Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heck Yeah, Omar!
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:icondanny-haymond-jr:
Danny-Haymond-Jr Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Shiiiiiii
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:iconomar-dogan:
Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
This guy saw it too,.
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy New Years to you as well! May your endeavors bear fruit and bring you joy! :)
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