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I was looking over some old comics/graphic novels I made during my elementary - high school years. I decided to count them and see how many comic pages (along with the covers/chapter covers for a couple of them) and it was 357 pages as the total. This is only counting original work, not counting about 3 or 4 unfinished Sonic fan comics/stand-alone pencils I made mostly in middle school and some in high school. One large fan comic I threw out a few years ago because I didn't like it... It had to have been around 50 pages long yet unfinished. All of these pages were drawn mostly on 8.5 x 11 in. printer paper...

Anyway, it came to 357 pages made before graduating high school... 

And I thought I was getting somewhere with around 80 pages for my current, more professional-looking (hopefully not as cheesy) original graphic novel series, Let's Go now!. I never thought to count my older comics until now, yet they're borderline stick figures to sloppy or not-so-sloppy chibis with a limitedly drawn or blank setting/background. I never realized how bad I was at panels back in 5th - 7th grade, not having any gutters between the panels on a page. It's interesting to see how much has changed over the years.

Have you or anyone you know looked back at old artwork and saw huge changes over the years? How do you think your artwork or someone else's work you've seen will change about 10 years from now? 

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: "Digital World" by Amaranthe, whatever's on radio
  • Reading: Rereading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • Watching: Blood Blockade, DB, Assassination Classroom
  • Eating: Vegetable Bread (forgot what it was called atm)
  • Drinking: Cream Soda


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Mary Goglia
Artist | Student | Varied
United States
Graphic design - cartooning - sequential art - mixed media

I have always been interested in different art mediums since I was old enough to hold a pencil. I love to draw from the places and people around me, but what I mostly enjoy drawing are ideas from my imagination. I am interested in and create artworks in multiple mediums: cartooning, graphic design, and sequential art. I work in mixed media as well.

I am open to work in the comic industry, the graphic design industry, and any other art position that is needed and available as long as the assignment is sfw.
I am open to working in any art postion that is needed for each project: illustration, print design, logo design, pencilling, inking, lettering, book design, jacket design, and any other art position needed.

For those who are interested, please contact me at: marygogliaartist at gmail (dot) com with the subject line saying: "Art Position for Mary Goglia." (This is to avoid having your email unread, I have been getting a lot of spam. Having guidelines to follow for the subject line and how I typed out my email address will hopefully avoid this issue).

People, companies and other things that inspire me as an artist:

Walt Disney is one of the motivational figures that I look up to. The accomplishments that he has done and the ability of creating moral messages through his works are the qualities that inspires me as an artist, creative thinker, and an individual. I want to create positive, moral messages through my artwork and all that I do in my life.

Archie Comic's Sonic the Hedgehog comic series is another inspiration for me. The varying art styles of drawing the characters from issue to issue made a huge impact on my comicking style. When I was in middle school, this Sonic the Hedgehog comic was what introduced me to comics in a much larger way than any other comic series before and during that time. It sparked my interest in not just reading more comics and appreciating the medium, but in having a goal of wanting to work in the comics industry as an artist for the Sonic comics as well as to make my own comic series. I'm already there with one of my goals, making my own comic series, Let's Go Now!. :) I am currently looking at a few publishers to submit my graphic novel/comic series to once the first volume is completed.

Also, music tends to have a huge influence on my creative works, such as my webcomic Let's Go Now!. If the theme of the song, or at least the way I interpret it, fits with my comic's many themes I usually picture in my head "music videos" of my characters interacting with each other which then leads to plot ideas and more info about my characters. There's way too many to list which bands and songs that have provided inspiration for my comic, although it tends to be hard rock music.

A few stamps that I found on deviantart and like:
Heaven by LaurenEatsChildren

Earth without Art - Stamp - by Gewalgon

Even though I would probably be terrified of my own characters (meaning the villains in my comic, Let's Go Now!): Character Stamp by Arpie

Twitter: @ mary_goglia

Interests (continued from below):

Artists: Yasuhiro Nightow, Andy Suriano, Josh Burcham, Don Duga, Masashi Kishimoto, Odunze Oguguo [Whytmanga], Mark Reid (the creator and artist of the Z Forever manga), Emily Grams, Chip Kidd, Amy Reeder, Leila Del Duca, Owen Gieni, Steve Cummings, Tamra Bonvillain, Ross A. Campbell, Josh Perez, John Rauch, Jim Zub, Ludwig Olimba

TV Shows: Blood Blockade Battlefront

Books: Blood Blockade Battlefront, From Far Away, Making Comics, Apple Black, Wayward, Shutter, Rocket Girl

Writers: Yasuhiro Nightow, Mark Reid (the creator and artist of the Z Forever manga), Irene Y. Lee, Kyoko Hikawa, Scott McCloud, Odunze Oguguo [Whytmanga], Emily Grams, Brandon Montclare, Joe Keatinge, Jim Zub

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EjReoma Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Student General Artist
hi there,I think I've met you in IB before ^_____^
its good that I found you in DA by chance!
GeorgeRottkamp Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you for watching! :-D You rock!
Tir-Goldeness Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch :)
Ethereal-Harbinger Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the +fav!  We hope that you continue enjoy/like and comment our works. =) (Smile) 
black-toad Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave! Glad you enjoyed it. :)
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