1st Blog!

Hi! Welcome to my journey of making the SimpHoo comic!

欢迎来到辛普猴的漫画创作博客!

 SimpHoo-A carpenter monkey.

SimpHoo-A carpenter monkey.

SimpHoo is a carpenter monkey who lives in New York City. I created this character in 2014.  I used to post his story on Weibo(A Chinese social media platform), with the format of web comic. After several years of learning and developing every fundamental acknowledge of telling stories by making comics, as well as sharpening my drawing skills and drawing styles, I decided to take the story to a longer, an appropriate size and well designed physical comic book. A book you can flip and smell, and a story who can inspire you and others.

辛普猴是一个做木匠的猴子,我于2014年创作了这个角色。曾经深爱篮球的他如今面临生活的压力,必须以一技之长面对猴生的抉择。时不时的,还得拯救一下这个对他不怎么样的世界。

Today I am very happy to announce that after over 6 months' preparation and negotiation,  I finally got the green light from my publisher in Beijing.  SimpHoo's comic is going to be printed on paper!! The 1st episode will be published in 2020!

It will be 120 pages, Simplified Chinese and printed in full-color. I wrote the story and I will illustrate it and color it by myself. The monkey's journey started in the New York Public Library. Where every scene and the entire "adventure routine" are all based on real the New York Public Library. The moment that I wrote this blog, is when I am inking page 23 and 24, which is the last page of Chapter 1. I still have a long way to go but I feel almost touch the first mile stone.

自2017年停止网络漫画的的更新以来,很多朋友问我辛普猴的后续漫画哪里能看到。今天带来的好消息是,这篇故事将于2020年以纸质漫画简体中文单行本的形式在中国大陆正式出版,第一本的页数为120页,是猴子的第一个长篇故事。爱球鞋的木匠辛普猴将在纽约公共图书馆开始他的冒险之旅,这里也是他与凉皮喵相遇的地方。在写这篇博客的时候,我正在对第23和24页的画稿勾线,第24页将是第一章的最后一页,虽然还未上色,以及后面还有很长的路要走,但是,我感觉已经快要摸到第一块路程石了!

 The  Stephen A. Schwarzman Building  of the New York Public Library 1908. Photo from Wikipedia.

The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of the New York Public Library 1908. Photo from Wikipedia.

The reason that I choose New York Public Library(Stephen A. Schwarzman Building) as the story's background is because that's the place I found the story. It's actually such a wonderful place that you don't expect to not have any inspirations. I have to tell you, the part of the motivation that I choose this place as the story's background is because I want to draw it. It's just so incredible!  

之所以选择纽约图书馆,准确地说是纽约图书馆的史蒂芬.A.舒沃兹曼大楼这栋建筑,不仅是因为我懒得自己设计场景,更因为这栋建筑实在太厉害了!第一次走进这座建筑的时候,我就萌生了“在这里构建一个冒险故事”的想法,在2016年,经过关闭两年修整天花板重新开放的Rose Main Reading Room(玫瑰主阅览室)呈现在我面前时,那种被一所图书馆所震撼的感受实在无法用言语形容。当下,我的这篇故事的雏形就已经初步形成了, 故事中的场景都将以位于纽约42街的真实的史蒂芬.A.舒沃兹曼大楼为实景绘制。

So that's it, my first blog of SimpHoo-the carpenter monkey. And I would like to use this blog as the journal to record my working progress, sharing my methods and inspirations. It won't like a weekly or monthly commitment. But I'll post the contents that I think would be interesting.  I can't promise I will post weekly or monthly, but I can promise you that I will try my best to not spoil! So you will have the 100% "original experience" when you hold the printed book in your hand, which is the biggest reason that I made my effort to it.

不过呢,独自完成一部上百页的漫画是很花费时间的,在以后的博客中我会告诉你究竟花费的时间用到哪里去了。也因为这样,我停止了很快就会过时的社交媒体上的更新,选用了老式的方法建立了这个网站,自己付钱的网站总是可持续性更久一些,待漫画完成之时,这个博客会完整的记录从头到尾的创作过程,会很有意思的。

如果你忘了网址也没关系,只需搜索 辛普猴或SimpHoo,你就能回来啦。

至于漫画的情节,为了保护你拿到漫画实体书时那份特有的体验,我会时刻提醒自己绝不剧透的。

Thank you! 谢谢!

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