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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Freaky Freaky Friday Episode #1 (Web Comic): Xiao Xiao, the Imaginary Panda

Good morning and welcome to the very first episode of Freaky Freaky Friday! The web comic so freaky you have to say it twice.

If you'd like to read the characters introducing themselves, click here.

If not, scroll down and enjoy the adventure!

Daniel :-)











If you'd like to see what happens next, make sure you subscribe by clicking here ... and as a bonus, you'll get put on the waiting list for a FREE digital copy of Issue #1 of my World War II spy comic.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Introducing a new weekly web comic - a 'Phantasmagorical Punk' web comic by me - Daniel Grant Newton

Salut friend!

Thought I'd write to you, my blessed and bodacious blog follower, to tell you of a new web comic (or webcomic as some refer to it), that I'm launching next Friday.

Well, it could be your Thursday, or your Saturday, depending where on this beautiful blue and green planet you hail from.

However, for me, it'll be posted on Fridays, and hence I've called the web comic "Freaky Freaky Friday" so you'll remember when to check back if you like it.  I'll even call one of the characters "Friday" to make it even easier for you to remember ... even though she'll no doubt not like being called that.  But that is the omnipresent power I have as the writer and illustrator of her world.

I'm not sure on what you'd call the style.  It's sort of ... hard to define.  But I think I'll call it 'Phantasmagorical Punk'.  Or I guess you could be boring and call it 'comic fantasy' like someone with dad pants and suspenders would.  And I'm not talking about cool ironic suspenders either.

Anyway, without further jibber jabber, click here to have the two protagonists introduce themselves.

And subscribe like a boss at the top of the page so you don't miss any episodes.

- Daniel :-)

Thursday, 28 August 2014

New Paintings for a Trendy Nepalese Restaurant by Daniel Grant Newton (DGN Productions)

Happy Friday or Thursday (depending on where in the world you are), 

Thought I'd write to you and share two new paintings I have created for a trendy new Nepalese Restaurant opening soon.  

I designed these two paintings to face each other on either side of the restaurant.   

The story in my head being that a woman comes before a stone buddha, and when she closes her eyes to pray with her beads, his eyes open and the sky is encompassed in a red glow. As patrons are in the middle of this moment, they are put into this dream-like reality.

Peace and Nirvana,

Daniel :-)

P.S. Speaking about Buddhism and Nirvana, you should check out this spoof news article written by The Onion... Only AFTER having had a look at my paintings below of course, and subscribing by entering your email address above if you haven't already. :-P  



'Stone Buddha' by Daniel Grant Newton

'Nepalese Prayer' by Daniel Grant Newton



Thursday, 14 August 2014

Don't Miss Out! Get Your Name On the Waiting List For Daniel Grant Newton's Issue #1 of 'Spies, Lies and Mysteries'

Hey e-buddy, hope your week has been awesome and you are riding high on the #TGIF wave.  Whoa dude!

Hold your magic unicorns though, because if your week has been going well, prepare to have it go even better.

And if it hasn't gone well, prepare for it to get better.

How much better you ask?

Getting to put your name on the waiting list for a free copy of my freakin' awesome comic better.  That's how much!

Click here to see the teaser trailer, and put your name down: http://dgnproduction.com

Daniel Grant Newton
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Oh on a cool but side note.  Thank you to everyone who came to the gallery opening on Wednesday and witnessed my artwork.  And for those who couldn't make it, I took a photo for you of the lovely Anabel serenading guests nearby the painting I did for the comic.




Monday, 4 August 2014

Cover of my new comic 'Spies, Lies and Mysteries: Paint the Town Red' hot off the press!

Hey my dear blog buddy, 

Hope your week is going 'crazy, sexy, cool' good.  So last week I revealed a little bit of my comic showing a painting I had done, today I'm going to reveal to you - my super awesome blog follower - the front cover of the comic, and how that painting will be used.

Also, on a side note, if you live in or near Brisbane, Australia, an art gallery will be opening next week (Wednesday) and I will be there with my art and an exclusive look at my comic book series.  Contact me if you'd like more details.

Would love to see you there and meet you.

Daniel



'Spies, Lies and Mysteries', a new comic book series by Daniel Grant Newton


Thursday, 31 July 2014

What? Hitler Getting Paint in the Face??

In Da Face Hitler!
Yep, that's Hitler getting paint in the face and melting like the Wicked Witch of the West.  

I painted this painting for the front cover of my first comic in an oh so exciting series that will be released soon, and before that be showcased in an art gallery opening on August 13th (details to follow).  

Want to know what my comic is going to be about?  All will be revealed over the coming weeks :-)

Lions, and Tigers, and Bears.  Oh no.

Daniel :-)

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Happy Batman Day! from Daniel Grant Newton (DGN Productions)

'Catwoman and Batman' by Daniel Grant Newton

































Hey Friends!  Today is 'Batman Day', a day designated to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman, so I sketched this picture for the day.  I used a pacer and a pink highlighter for those playing at home.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

My Top Nerdy Memes - 200th Blog Post Celebration

In celebration of my 200th post (last post), I have decided to share my top nerdy memes I have created for Twitter to date (e.g. Batman, Arrow, Stargate, Doctor Who memes, etc).  Here I go:

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Hope you enjoyed those memes, and if you'd like to see more, connect with me on Twitter at: twitter.com/dgnproductions 

BONUS ROUND FOR THE BEST FANS IN THE UNIVERSE

Saturday, 28 June 2014

New Painting and Stop Motion Capture Video by Daniel Grant Newton

New Yet-To-Be-Titled Painting by Daniel Grant Newton
Hey there.  

Another blog entry, and guess what???

This is actually my 200th entry. So proud to have broken the 200 mark with my faithful readers.  

If I had a Spartan for every blog entry I wrote, well I'd be 100 Spartans away from taking on Persia. But not really. In reality I'd need a lot more to be historically accurate.

However, I have something better than 200-almost-300 Spartan warriors. I have blog readers - YOU! The very best this planet has to offer. The Justice League + Avengers of my life.

So thank you again for sharing my journey, my dreams and my creations with me. And my jokes that are the most hilarious thing ever said, and that you've ever heard... EVER. Even more funny than Eirik Lodbrok's jokes.

Anyway, next post I will post something a little different to celebrate the big 2-0-0, but in the mean time, I'd like to share with you a new painting I have done (above).

And below I have included a stop animation video of me painting it, to the beats of Voodoo Dred.  Hope you enjoy!

Friday, 20 June 2014

Need a little help for my new comic I am creating...

Hello my faithful fans and friends, I hope you can help me.


I'm reaching out to you, like...

I'm a super villain holding on to the edge of a cliff after we have just done battle, and you are a super hero with Golden Age of Comics morals who cannot let me die despite holding the city, nay the world, nay the universe, ransom with my oversized death ray which is not making up for anything thank you very much.  That sort of reaching out, kind of.

So dear friends.  Don't let me die friends.  Please.  Well... Not literally die mind you, rather creatively die.  Well, not so much 'creatively die', but can you please help me make my comic just that little bit better.

That was so long winded you'd think I was Hugh Grant.  And in a way, aren't we all Hugh Grants inside?

No.  We aren't.

As you no doubt know, I am creating a new comic based on some of the characters appearing in my book The Last King of Shambhala.  In fact, if you are a long time reader, you would know that here and there I've kept you in the loop about my progress.

I started with quite realistic depictions of the characters.  See:
http://thelastkingofshambhala.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/early-conceptuals-for-last-king-of.html

But then quickly moved toward a Tintin inspired look.  See:
http://thelastkingofshambhala.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/my-secret-to-giving-character-to-my.html

And now, I want your input.  Below I've got two versions, one very much inspired by Herge's Tintin (a modern day version without the racism), and one inspired by the version inspired by Herge's Tintin (the one that looks a bit more realistic).

If you could write in the comments, or email me at danielgrantnewton @ gmail . com I would be so so so so appreciative.  So appreciative, I might do something cool and crazy on this blog to show my appreciation.