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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Barking at Butterflies

Load up your iTunes and do a search for Barking at Butterflies.
Created by the same man who is working on the upcoming Titanium Rain soundtrack, this music project is perfect for those who like IDM music such as Bjork and Funkstorung.
If anything, check out the stand-out track, "Inhuman" on this EP. You will not be disapointed.

It's Meme Time

Got sent this. Figured it would be fun to post. -Kat

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicise those you intend to read.
3) Blue the books you LOVE.

( the list )
1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Bible
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four- George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials - Phillip Pullman
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot
21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25. The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34. Emma - Jane Austen
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38. Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell
42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50. Atonement - Ian McEwan
51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52. Dune - Frank Herbert
53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding
69. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker
73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses - James Joyce
76. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal - Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80. Possession - AS Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87. Charlotte's Web - EB White
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94. Watership Down - Richard Adams
95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Publisher Archaia’s Restructuring

In mid-May our publisher, Archaia Studios Press, announced the company was undergoing a restructuring due to co-founder Aki Liao’s personal decision to depart ASP.
“Mark and I started ASP Comics as a hobby business in classic ‘two-guys-in-a-garage’ fashion, and that hobby business has grown well beyond its initial size and scope..,” said Aki Liao. “...It’s been an amazing ride, and I enjoyed meeting a lot of wonderful people along the way, especially the talented group of creators that I’ve had the good fortune to work with. It is with a sad heart that I depart as I’m no longer able to give the company the kind of commitment it requires and wish everyone at ASP the best for the future.”

As a creative team with Archaia Studios Press, we feel a responsibility to assure our readers that ASP is in good standing, not at risk of going out of business, and Titanium Rain issue #1 will make it’s debut at the San Diego Comic Con in July. We are confident ASP will continue being a great company with great books. As a company grows there are always stepping stones like this that arise along the way.

Other ASP creators have voiced similar support, such as David Peterson (Mouse Guard), mpMann (Innana’s Tears), Josh Hechinger (Grave Doug Freshley), Dave Moran (Robotika), A. David Lewis (Some New Kind of Slaughter), and Tom Pinchuk & Kate Glasheen (Hybrid Bastards).

ASP Press Release: http://www.daradja.com/2008_pr_052108.php

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Nearly a month

A little over a month till San Diego Comic Con. Oh Man I can't wait. Titanium Rain will be at the Archaia booth and Josh and I plan on being there as much as possible. This is so exciting.

Also, we've put in the orders for the limited prints. If you were one of the first 100 people to order Issue #1 from DCBService.com then you will be getting one. I will be posting a picutre of what it looks like soon.

New updates for the website are coming soon, so keep a look out.


Thursday, June 12, 2008

One of those moments...

I was sitting at my drawing table a few nights ago, working on the pencils for issue 2 when it suddenly hit me... I REALLY love drawing. It's not like I didn't love drawing before. I've always loved drawing.. but suddenly... I don't know.. I got this amazing rush.

Have you ever had one of those moments where you just get a sudden renewed feeling of... warmth and happiness from doing something that you love? It was like that. I don't know. It's kinda hard to describe... but I just got this incredible rush and for the last few days I've been feeling like a kid again. I just can't wait to get home and hop on my computer and work on the next piece.

I've never had this before... It's just... odd... but cool.


Monday, June 9, 2008


Welcome all to the new Titanium Rain blog.

I suppose an introduction is in order in case you are not familiar with us. Titanum Rain is a new maxi series by Josh Finney and Kat Rocha, published by Archaia Studios Press.

The story is a futuristic, alternate reality war story set in the year 2031. A civil war in China has errupted into a global conflict. The reader follows US Air Force Pilot, Alec Killian and the rest of Phoenix Squadron through their struggles and lives living on the front lines.

To view a 10 page preview of issue one, you can visit our website at http://www.titaniumrain.net