No War's Land
A comic about the Christmas Truce during World War 1.
Cartooning, Drawing, Illustration
My work for Pronto Comic's horror anthology comic. www.prontocomics.com
Writer credit goes to Kevin Dempsey. Pencilling, inking, and digitally colored done by me.Cartooning, Directing, Illustration2014
Preview pages of my work on Pronto Comic's horror anthology comic coming soon to a comic book store near you. Writer credit goes to Kevin Dempsey. Pencilling and inking done by me as a commission. Wording is done also but is not shown here until the release of the book with full colors.Cartooning, Drawing, Illustration2014
A short story I did for Pronto Comics Horror Anthology about a child who believes there is something in the darkness of his bedroom. His father thinks that it is just his wild imagination. Penciled and inked on a Bristol Board and coloring digitally. All done by me Mario Ulloa aka eMokid64Cartooning, Drawing, Illustration2014
THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. IT IS NOT FINAL!!!
Using Justin Dike's storyteller app templete (cartoonsmart.com) I have started to work on an interactive comic for the origin story of my original superhero named Trance.
As an adolescent, I experienced bouts of depression since I was uncomfortably shy, and not well liked by my peers. I was not comfortable sharing my emotional issues, often feeling that they would mark me as someone different or a potential threat. When things became very difficult, I was sent to a school counselor who only made me feel more alienated. It wasn't until I began reading comics as a form of escapism that I started to pull myself together. This is especially true of the main character in Spider-man, who like me was also an outcast and bullied. But unlike the school shooters, he didn't let his problems pull him down, rather he rose above them to help others and become a better person. Much like how comic book superheros made me join the NYPD, and become an Paramedic.
When conceiving of my comic's superhero, I chose to tie his origins to his depression, attempted suicide and struggle to overcome his inner demons and insecurities. I concluded that the perfect arch-villain should be a person very similar to a school shooter. In researching many cases of teenage suicide and school shootings, I learned that generally these events share the same underlining social and psychological factors. It is the way they deal with their problems that is different. Some face their problems with an introverted response that seeks to injure to kill themselves, while others feel the need to hurt many in an extroverted process that wants to spread their misery. Both responses are a call for attention that shares a disregard for human life, incited by mental illness and alienation. Although my comics are fantasy in genre, the story and characters are grounded in reality. Any and all supernatural elements are an extension of the real world social and psychological problems that are an all too common component of my generation. My work seeks to address these real-life issues and make them more accessible without being pretentious or didactic.
Anomie Theory is a comic book application inspired by Joseph Campbell's proposed monomyth in The Hero with a Thousand Faces. When a virus causes people with mental illness to develop strange powers and commit random acts of violence. The protagonist must confront his inner demons to gain control over his powers to save his school and surrogate mother. Reflecting closely on recent school shootings, Anomie Theory tries to give its own opinion on many of the underlying factors that contribute to these horrific events.Cartooning, Interaction Design, Programming2013
A taiwanese american girl fights to defend her mother's past in this Taekwondo comic.Cartooning, Drawing, Illustration2012
Trance is my own Superhero comic book series that I plan to launch as part of my School of Visual Arts Master Thesis for Computer Art.
prequel to the SVA MFACA thesis.
Done in MotionArtist BETA version http://motionartist.smithmicro.com
All Artwork is penciled, inked, and colored by Mario Ulloa copyright 2012 emokid64.com
This video features the song "Live at Jacks House (10th Aug 2012)" by Nonima, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License. From freemusic.org.Cartooning, Illustration, Motion Graphics2012
This is originally a fold out comic but has been modified for screen viewing.Cartooning, Drawing, Illustration2012
A portrait comic. An experimental type of comic that show a person we knew in a non traditional layout.Cartooning, Drawing, Illustration2012