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Hallo hallo,

I am decided to reopen my chatroom, so if you wanna hang out, feel free to join here: chatroomkaomoji set 1 7/19 
Everyone's welcome~ 

If you want to talk to me directly and ask questions, remember to tab me (type Z + tab) so I get highlighted messages. thank you! ♥ 
Don't be shy~

:iconlovelyheartsplz:

~Mikiko
  • Mood: Compassion
  • Listening to: John Mayer
  • Reading: Lovely comments
  • Playing: Diablo 3
  • Drinking: Coffee
Hey everyone,

I have started uploading my minicomic on Tapastic, so if you frequent that site more often than Deviantart, feel free to follow me there~ ^3^
tapastic.com/series/Mini-Comic
I am going to start uploading one strip every week until I reach the most recent.
Might also upload the Crash'n'Burn pages there as well, but I must check with my publisher first. :3

Big thanks to namenad for suggesting/reminding me to join.

Thanks for dropping by!
-Mikiko
  • Mood: Compassion
  • Listening to: John Mayer
  • Reading: amazing comments that cheer me up
  • Eating: tuna sandwich
  • Drinking: water
I've been getting a lot of really amazing fanart over the years, so I decided to showcase some here to give back a little. You guys seriously make my day. ♥
Thanks so much for making me happy, for reading my comic and supporting me. ; v; 

Congratz Zombiesmile by Jasdavi 
Most recent Tyler & Kyle pic, from the lovely Jasdavi !




And these guys deserve a lot more attention. ♥
Thanks for being so talented and sharing these with me~

NOBODY SUSPECTED A THING by 0tacoonRose Delight by MR-CREEPING-DETHdundundun by GrittiKyle and Tyler shredding by Shabello
More fanarts herekaomoji set 1 9/19 by megaman5000

Cheers!
~Mikiko
  • Mood: Attraction
  • Listening to: optimistic/motivation playlist
  • Reading: scripts
  • Eating: daifuku
  • Drinking: green tea
Dokomi Plan by Zombiesmile

Hallo meine lieben,
hier der Plan zur Dokomi! <3

Ich werde diesmal zwei Tische in der Zeichnerallee haben und Poster, Originale etc verkaufen. :> Da ich viel unterwegs sein werde, sind Commissions/Conhoneinträge limitiert. Diesmal gebe ich auch einige Workshops in Zusammenarbeit mit MangaHamburg , die übrigens auch in Krefeld nun Kurse anbieten. 

Freu mich auf euch!

PS: Zu den Zeiten wo ich Workshops gebe wird meine Schwester Pinumbra  als Standhilfe in der Zeichnerallee sein. ♥ Also gern vorbeischauen!

  • Mood: Lonely
  • Watching: QI
  • Playing: catch up
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: wine
Meet And Greet by Zombiesmile

Hi everyone, 

I will be at MCM London this Saturday, so if you'd like to meet up feel free to drop by! 
Since I don't know how many people will be there, we'll just see what to do once we see how big the group is. :3 I will bring some gifts and hope to take lots of pics with everyone~
If you don't know what I look like, check out my photo galleryTumblr, or Facebook for pics. ♥ I'll show up with my best buddy Fyorl .

Can't wait to see everyone! kaomoji set 1 9/19 
fufufu~

Mikiko
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Eluveitie
  • Reading: business e-mails!
  • Watching: my figure
  • Eating: shrimp risotto
  • Drinking: ice tea peach

1653297 10152029124433918 496085542 N by Zombiesmile

Last weekend I was invited to Anime Fest in Brno. My first time in the Czech Republic, I got to see Prague, tour Brno, drink delicious beer, make lots of new friends and meet fans in the artist alley. 
I also had the pleasure to meet the lovely MiyuliWopanda and Jonathan Clements. Everyone had so many fun and interesting stories to tell, I felt I’ve learned a lot in the shortest amount of time. 

I have to say, it was an amazing experience overall. Czechs are the most welcoming and friendly people, and I hope I will get a chance to return again soon!kaomoji set 1 9/19 

Thanks so much to all the fans who showed up at my panel, bought my prints and had a chat, and of course a HUGE thanks to the dedicated team of Animefest who made my stay such a wonderful experience. ♥

~Mikiko

Untitled by Zombiesmile Untitled by Zombiesmile Untitled by Zombiesmile Untitled by Zombiesmile 
PS: Czech beer is so yummy! ♥

  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: Pandora.com
  • Reading: e-mails and catching up
  • Watching: my figure
  • Drinking: Earl Grey
Hi everyone!

kaomoji set 1 9/19 
I was wondering if any of you are going to the MCM London Comic Con (May 23rd-25th), and if yes, if you'd be interested in a little meet and greet.
Please let me know! ♥ 

~Miki
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: Kettcar
  • Reading: Comic scripts
  • Watching: My Boss My Hero (Dorama)
  • Eating: strawberries with creaaam♥
  • Drinking: Earl Grey
Hi everyone,

I've been busily putting together some videos after getting some advice from you all, and I'm slowly learning~
Today I uploaded a new one, but since it's in english and also talks about a question I get asked here a lot, I thought I'd share it with you. 



I apologise for the slightly off audio, I swear it was all fine in my editing software. ; _ ; Originally it was also filmed in HD, but that didn't quite work out either...oh well.
(Still learning. Maybe next time)

Anyhow, enjoy! Hope it's useful info for some of you. :>

~Mikiko
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Kettcar
  • Reading: World War Z
  • Watching: instructional videos...on how to make videos.
  • Drinking: Milk
Hey everyone! How are you? :3

I've been recently revamping my old YouTube channel and reuploading new material. 
My plan was to answer a lot of frequently asked questions on camera, do tutorials, play games and maybe also teach japanese/do a cultural bit.  O: 
Ever since my project (Crash 'n' Burn) has been completed, I've been using my free time to teach myself some editing and the sort...

I'd truly appreciate if you check it out (subscribe/like or share♥) my videos. :3 

If you have any wishes, suggestions or thoughts, I'd love to hear! 
Right now I am struggling to find out how to set everything up properly and get things running.Crai 2 by Emoji-kun With your input I will get a better idea where I am heading perhaps, so don't be shy!
Also, I am aware my mic is crap, so I am wondering what to get to replace it. (either a proper camcorder since I am using a photocamera with video function, or a separate mic)

ANYWAY, long story short, I hope you'll enjoy the (few) videos I already uploaded! Let me know what you'd like to see else. Free Kaomoji Two! by KawaiiPosts
Thanks!♥

~Mikiko
  • Mood: Sweet
  • Listening to: Kettcar
  • Reading: World War Z
  • Watching: instructional videos...on how to make videos. OTL
  • Drinking: weird tea
Hi guys,

personally I am someone who doesn't like drawing fanart much but lately I have been wondering if I should attempt it from time to time.
When you think fanart combined with my art, which series comes to mind? What do you think would look good in my style? 
I personally don't follow what's new and popular, and all the ones I pick are totally obscure to most... But I was curious if some of you have had any ideas or wishes (no guarantee I will draw them, but brainstorming for now!). :3 

There's also a possiblily I will open up commissions soon, so just a heads up
Also, prints. If you have any requests, feel free to let me know!

Mikiko
  • Mood: Bemused
  • Reading: World War Z
  • Watching: Michael Palin, Sahara
  • Playing: Starbound
  • Drinking: coffee
Update: Thanks everyone who visited! the video should be up soon. C:


Hello everyone, 

firstly thank you so so much for all the lovely birthday wishes, I am still reading through all of them, but there seems to be no end! :heart: (Also thanks for the points, cake, sub and llamas too! You spoil me so~ ´v `)

Last few years I have always had a little livestream on my birthday, so I'd like to do the same this year. :3 I have a bottle of beer waiting to be cracked open, and I'd love to hang out with you guys, listen to music, chat, sketch and generally be silly. 
My channel is open for all, so there's plenty of room!

When: Monday, Feb. 3rd 2014, at 8pm German time. (That's GMT+1) You can check what time it is for you here!
Where: >>Right here<<
What to bring: Good mood! 
Dress Code: Anything as long as you're not naked.

See you there~ :la: :iconlovelyheartsplz:

~Mikiko
  • Mood: Excited
  • Reading: World War Z
  • Playing: Starbound
  • Drinking: Altbier
[I am visiting a Manga school in Hamburg in January to give a guest talk. Sorry this is all in German!]
Wichtiges 'Update! Zeitverschiebung: Der Workshop wurde um eine Stunde vorgezogen!

Hallo meine Lieben!  

Am 30. Januar werde ich in Hamburg sein und dort bei MangaHamburg (Website) um 16-18h 15-17h einen Gastvortrag bzw Workshop halten! 
Da ich noch nie in Hamburg war, freue ich mich natürlich sehr über die Einladung und hoffe, dass ich viele von euch dort vor Ort treffen kann! ^w^

Ich bin mir nicht ganz sicher, wie man sich dafür anmeldet, aber schreibt doch einfach Manga Hamburg an. Entweder über e-mail, DA notes oder ihrer facebook seite

Wir sehen und hoffentlich dann!
Free Kaomoji Two! by KawaiiPosts♥ 
Mikiko





  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Enkaaaa
  • Reading: World War Z
  • Playing: Sanctum 2
  • Drinking: chai tea
FAQsmall by Zombiesmile

Been getting a lot of the same questions, so I’m putting together this post to link to in the future. :>

What is your job/What do you do exactly?
I am a freelance comic artist. I draw anything clients ask of me: Cover art (CD/Film/Books), writing/pencilling/inking/colouring of comics and manga, game/film concept art, storyboards, character design, workshops, logo designs, mascot designs, TV host (comic/manga/japan/game related).

I do both private and commercial commissions since about 2006.

How long have you been drawing for?
I have always been drawing since childhood, I just never stopped. :) I started drawing professionally around 2006.

Where did you study art?
I am self-taught and have not studied art in a school or university.

Where should I study art/which college do you recommend?
Since I don’t have any experience with this, I don’t think I am fit to answer such important questions for you. I think you should research and find a place that suits you and your plans for the future best.

What tools do you use?
These are my favourites and most used tools:

  • Pencils: H for rough sketch and mechanical pencil 0.5 (lead: B) for clean sketch.
  • trad. inks: Copic multiliner 0.05 or 0.1, 
  • trad. colours: Polychromos by Faber Castell, Copic Ciao, white gel pen Uni-ball signo broad. (Still looking for a thinner alternative)
  • dig. work: Paint Tool Sai, Photoshop CS5

What tablet do you use, and what would you recommend a beginner?
I use a Wacom Inutos 5 Touch, size L. I only have tested Wacom products such as the bamboo, the cintiq (13, 22 and 24) and intuos 3, so I can really only recommend this brand. The Bamboo is price-wise a good place to start I think, but you will have to find out what size works best for you. (personally I like medium to large!)

I want to make my own comic. where do I start? what do I do?
The first step is to write a story.  Here’s a guide to how I make my own comics.

What’s your favourite manga?
Manga: Berserk, hands down. I really like Dark fantasy in general!

What’s your favourite Anime?
Berserk again, both the old Anime series and the new Golden Age Arc are my favourites.

Who influenced you artistically?
Yoshihiro Togashi (Yuu yuu Hakusho), Tite Kubo (during his Zombie Powder time), Kentaro Miura (Berserk), Miwa Shirow (Dogs), Endling .

How many languages do you speak?
Four: German, English, Japanese, French. :>


  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: Muff Potter
  • Watching: Jimmy Carr on Youtube
  • Playing: Dishonored - Knife of Dunwall
  • Drinking: Coffee

Good Bad News by Zombiesmile

Hello everyone,

I know I have been rather silent here for a while, so I want to update you guys a bit. First the good news: I have been happily working away at toning Crash’n’Burn volume 2, so now all that remains is toning two thirds, and lettering. (yay, the finish line is slowly approaching!)

The bad news is, I have experienced a setback concerning the release of Crash’n’Burn vol 1.

Once again my publisher has decided to push back the release date without telling me about their decision. This is the third time now, and it is getting rather frustrating for me also. Sadly I have not been given any reasons for their decision. Currently the release is supposedly February 2014. But the way things have been going, I cannot guarantee that it’s the last time it’ll be pushed back.

I hope you understand that I am in the same boat as you. We have no choice but to wait and see what happens.  
Thanks for supporting me all this time! ; __ ;

Mikiko

Sad Scott Kl by Zombiesmile


(Until february, feel free to check out my CnB Tumblr, Facebook or Twitter~)

  • Mood: Shame
  • Listening to: Muff Potter
  • Reading: World War Z
  • Drinking: Green Tea
Today's Topic: Lining & colouring chibis

Hey guys, 
streaming in a few minutes! pop in and chat with me if you like~


Robu 2 by Emoji-kun

See you there.
~Mikiko
  • Mood: Big Grin
  • Eating: apple
  • Drinking: green tea
Hi everyone! Hallow by Emoji-kun

I've got some news!
As the title says, the show I started hosting in February has FINALLY started to post clips on youtube for everyone to see! No more regionlocks and annoying problems~

We're a per-click show, so me and my team totally appreciate likes/subs/and plain old clicks! Robu by Emoji-kun
I's still in German only, but I hope you might find some of it interesting anyway! We do bits about japanese culture, let's plays, reviews and also have guests (artists, voice actors, Lolitas, cosplayers, etc) over.


cheers! Heart Emote by Gasara
Mikiko
  • Mood: Delighted
  • Listening to: Ray Charles
  • Reading: comments
  • Drinking: 5 fruit juice!
Hey guys! 

hanging out in my chatroom again! 
If you're bored or so feel free to drop by. I will be working and chatting a little on the side. C:

See you there hopefully. ♥
Mikiko
  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: pandora.com
  • Drinking: coffee
Hey guys, 
feel free to join me for a few hours of drawing stuff~

Today:
I will be colouring amd lining in Sai and Photoshop! 
Hai by Emoji-kun

Please be nice and also don't spam. 
I've got my mic on so feel free to chat, I will do my best to keep a conversation going. :'D

See you there!
Mikiko
  • Listening to: Crash&#039;n&#039;Burn Playlist
  • Drinking: coffee
[Update: After 13 Days, they finally removed the image. ]

Hey guys,

a new Mini Comic sadly means, more theft over on 9gag. Like clockwork, someone stole the most recent one and reposted it here within minutes. 
I have had every single Mini Comic stolen so far without fail, and I feel that now I am forced to use more prominent and ugly watermarks  in the future. 

In general I don't mind when people share my art, as long as 1. no money is earned through the post (9gag makes about $13k a day through ad revenue with traffic generated by stolen material) 2. watermarks are not removed and people can find the source 3. people ask beforehand.
I have a Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, so on those sites I post most of my art anyway which people can simply retweet, reblog and share.

So far, 9gag has not made any effort in punishing theft, instead, they seem to encourage it since droves of teenagers steal and repost there daily. Often they don't react to my reports and complaints and some of my comics are still on there making them money.
If you frequent 9gag or come across stolen art/comics (by myself or others), please please report and tell the original artist about this. Maybe if enough people keep being persistent, eventually they might change their ways.

Thanks for reading my rant, and thanks for the support you guys have already given me on Twitter and facebook! U__U ♥
Mikiko

  • Mood: Anger
  • Listening to: Pascow
  • Drinking: café au lait

 
Hey guys! 

Sorry to keep you all waiting, but the results are finally in. * ___* 
I must say, it was indeed incredibly tough  to pick ONLY THREE out of all these entries. (In fact, I was struggling with 7 favourites at the end...!)

Without further ado, here's the Winners: 

 :iconhyperchronic: Crash'n'Burn Entry by HyperChronic HyperChronic managed to include every single member of the CnB cast interacting with her OCs, adding in every panel little facts and jokes from the story, C'n'B blog doodles and FAQs. Great humour and fun read~ Congrats!


 :iconguardianofthesword:Got a light, mate? by GuardianoftheSwordGuardianoftheSword created the perfect setting in great lighting and portrayed all characters in a believable fashion. Interaction is subtle, but fits perfectly. Congrats!


 :iconsharp-ice:Crash'n'Burn contest 2013 entry by sharp-icesharp-ice made a silly, light hearted flash comic that had me laughing out loud. Despite the over the top scenarios, it's still true to the characters and a fun story to read. Congrats!

 :iconfarbtropfen: has won the randomised prize! Congrats!


Runner ups: Crash'n'Burn Contest Entry by M-3-1 Crash'n'Burn - could you just not?? by Laovaan Crash'n'Burn contest entry2 by JadedSihx Crash'n'Burn by Furby0305 
You guys have been so close to the top, it took me 5 judges to decide, because I simply couldn't do it. ; _ ; your entries are amazing, and it breaks my heart that I didn't have more prizes to give out to you. One thing I WILL offer though, is a pencil sketch each. ♥ Thanks for your amazing entries!

There have been of course, a lot of more entries that deserve to be mentioned, so here's a bunch of my personal favourites: 
CnB contest entry by Chiruzame Did you miss the sign? by DoYouLikeKetchup Friend? by Kuroi232  This is What You Don't Do by TheJohnsonDesign Stealing Tyler's guitar by babyjepux  t h e   A W A K E N I N G   [C'n'B Contest Entry] by Meicker Contest entry: Crash'n'Burn ft. Boritos by boritos Preshow Pranksters by jscstorm Contestcnb_Rock! by Schattencyra Crash'n'Burn contest by JadedSihx Sharing a bottle by Jasdavi Getting Inked by ArtCrawl ROCK IT by Goat13 Tea Biscuits by Akiyata Crashnburn 3rd contest entry by bundleofstring Crash'n'burn contest entry 2 by bundleofstring Jam Session by Himbeerfalter

All entries can be viewed here: >>> crash-n-burn-comic.deviantart.… <<<

My biggest thanks to every single one of you who worked hard and participated! Your contributions have had me laughing, aww-ing and just generally made my day. You guys are absolutely awesome! ^3^ THANK YOU!


To the winners: 
♥♥♥ Please send me a note with your requests for the original drawings (no rush) and we can alsso discuss how , when and where I should send your prizes. :3 ♥♥♥


cheers! 
~Mikiko