Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
About Other / Professional Premium Member MadefireUnited States Groups :iconmadefire: MADEFIRE
Innovative digital storytelling
Recent Activity
Deviant for 1 Year
6 Month Premium Membership:
Given by Moonbeam13
Statistics 321 Deviations 117 Comments 84,647 Pageviews


Who are we?
Madefire is an app, available for both iOS and Android phones, which gives you access to a whole world of Motion Books alongside hundreds of conventional print comics. Recently, in partnership with DeviantArt, we released the Motion Book Tool - a completely free resource. This allows anyone with a computer and an internet connection to create their own Motion Books, empowering creators to push the comic book medium in new directions.





Artist | Professional | Other
United States


Company | Motion Books
Berkeley, CA, USA

Devious Journal Entry

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 1:31 PM
Fran Kenstein Contest Update

Happy Friday!

I hope everyone's working hard on their submissions--the 30th is coming up fast! If you'd like to send 'work in progress' images to maybe we'll post some! Not sure what I'm talking about? Check out this link pronto:

In the meantime, we have another stellar interview with another judge...we liked Dustin Nguyen's responses so much we thought we'd ask the same ones to legendary Liam Sharp to see his thoughts:

Can you tell us a little about yourself? And what’s your background in illustration/design—self-taught? University?

I’m a veteran of 27 years in comics, starting in the UK in 2000ad, through Death’s Head II – the biggest selling comic to ever come out of England – for Marvel UK, then on to Marvel US, DC, Image, Dark Horse, WildStorm and more. I’m now the co-founder and CCO if Madefire, and the co-creator of Captain Stone.

I’m basically self-taught, but I did serve an apprenticeship with the late great Don Lawrence when I was 18 – a loooong time ago!

How long have you been doing illustration? Can you walk us through your process?

I’ve been creating comic art since I was 18 professionally. As regards process – I’m a chameleon and am constantly looking to find new ways to create pictures in order to tell stories. It’s one of the things that interested me most about exploring the new digital medium of storytelling that we have pioneered at Madefire.

Here’s a link to me dA gallery:…

As a creator what do you enjoy illustrating the most? And the least? Is there something you really dislike drawing?

It used to be barbarians! These days I love landscapes – which was very unexpected. I sometimes feel I could just paint landscapes all day. I still hate drawing cars – for some reason my brain really struggles to make that kind of technical drawing work properly!

Who are your artistic inspirations?

Bill Sienkiewicz, Moebius, Druillet, Barry Smith, John Buscema, Don Lawrence, Frazetta, Boris, Jeff Jones, Michael Kaluta, Bernie Wrightson, Jim Lee, Richard Corben, Liberatore, Serpieri, Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, Art Adams… the list goes on and on!

What advice would you give an aspiring artist?

Concentrate on the kinds of subject matter that you don’t feel good at. Love drawing MORE that you love drawing what you love drawing – because honestly, as a professional artist you’ll rarely get to draw the kinds of things you really love. Keep learning, and don’t be too hard on yourself.

What upcoming projects do you have in the works? Anything you’d like to plug?

More Cap Stone, and more scripting for MONO! Oh, and more Sherlock Holmes with Bill Sienkiewicz I hope!

Thanks, Liam! We're excited for anything you produce but more Sherlock Holmes would be amazing...

Have a safe weekend everyone and keep up the good work!



Add a Comment:
Moonlight8837 Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Student Artist
Don't kill me…

1. To yourself, say the name of the only guy or girl you wanna be with 3



2. Think of something you wanna accomplish within the next week and say

it to your self 6 times!!


3. If you had 1 wish what would it be? say it to yourself 9 times!!!


4. Think of something that you want to happen between you and that

1special person and say it to your self 12 times!!!


5. Now, heres the hard part! Pick only 1 of these wishes and as you scroll

down focus and concentrate on it and think on nothing else but that wish.

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *



* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

Now make one last & final wish about that one wish that you picked.

After reading this, you have 1 hour to send it out to 15 people, and what

you wished for will come true within in one week!

u only get one chance!!!!! Now scroll down and think of your

Keep going


Keep going





Did you think of your crush? I hope so, that was your last chance. Now

pay very close attention this important message!

Sorry but once read, must be sent. Yes, this is one of those kinda chain

letters that everyone hates. This one has been going since 1864 and if you

break this chain, you will pay!!!!!! Remember that after hearing these


First Example:

Take Barbra Wallace.. She was a pretty lucky girl, up till she got this same

chain letter. She had a crush on the same kid since kindergarden. when she

got this mail she didn't pay any attention to it. She just thought, no big deal.

And deleted it. The next day her dad got fired and her mom dies in a car

crash. If she would have sent the letter none of that would have happened

and her mom would be alive.

Second Example:

Try Freddie D. Now Freddie D. was your average nerd. Had glasses, was

short and chubby, was in gifted. All the signs of
your total dork. He also received this letter and sent it to 51
people in the hour. Now, like Barbra, he had a crush on a girl since 3rd

grade. The next day after sending the chain the girl confessed her love for

him ever since 3rd grade. Freddie D. finally had the courage to ask her out,

and of course, she had been waiting to yes to that for years. They grew up

married each other to live happily forever.

Third Example:

Now if you couldn't relate to the others, this'll get ya hooked. Listen to this.

A kid named Jordan Johnson was just getting on AOL to check his mail.

He was a quiet kid, not that popular but not a geek either. he was just

normal. He saw he had mail from his friend. It was this exact letter. Now

Jordan Johnsen was a smart kid and he knew what could happen if he didnt

pass it on. He simply pulled a few friends from his buddy list and sent it

along. The next day, about that same time, he got a phone call. It said he

had won the lottery!
then his dad came home and bought him a new bike! His mom bought him

Nintendo64 and play station! His grandmother sent him a new computer,

and his best friend
gave him tickets to the concert he wanted to go to, Kid Rock and Limp

Bizkit! Then he inherited a brand-new tv from his aunt! He was goin' wild!

the next day his secret crush asked him out, and they have been going out

ever since.

Now, you heard the stories. I know which person i'd rather
be, but thats up to you. I wouldn't wanna end up like Barbra but thats only

me. We all want what we cant have but now's ur chance to go out withthat

special somebody ur waiting for. Take it or leave it. If you send this to-

1 person- you will lose all luck in ur love life..... forever!!!!!

10 people- your crush will say they like you as a friend...... ONLY!!!!!

15 people- your crush will say they like you

20 people- your crush will ask you out!

25 people- your crush will kiss you!!

30 people - Your crush will have sex with you

35 people or more- All of the above!!

Don't blow it, it's ur chance to shine! Have everything u wanted, and more!

Now, complaining cus u dont have any
friends. Well theres an answer 4 everything. It's simple, just go in a chat

room, pick some names and send away! but here's the catch..... you only

have 1 hour
if the pain goes on im not gonna make it...!
suhopi Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member
jackbox19 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Cool Superman comic MadeFire.
AinNajihahPonyArtist Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Student Interface Designer
Can you make a free version page of My little pony comic?
SpaceArtGuy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
are fan-fictions allowed? As in, writing a backstory about a minor character in a known series? if so, will payment options be different since we weren't the original series creator?
Add a Comment: