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Countries don't deal in currency. They deal in people. Countries live by attracting people to their consensus thought. What is your "thought" and where do you belong? You could probably go there pretty easily. Align yourself in the right grid and life is infinitely more fun.
Living the life you want to live starts with collecting the pieces of the puzzle that make up that life. Decide what pieces. Once collected, you have to build the puzzle. The puzzle is all white.
What is relevant to add to your portfolio? It was always and always has been your choice. We can get swayed this way or that, for better or worse, but the most satisfying decision for yourself can only be discovered with the quiet of mind.
If you want to create a revolution, create volumes of material to support your revolution. It's the only way.
I joined reddit. Oh and I also participated anonymously in a 4chan discussion. It all feels so freeesh.
Though I spend less time on deviantART these days, it is still the place where I feel the most freedom to express myself.

I may have had a major breakthrough in "how I make comics" over this Thanksgiving weekend. It has nothing to do with technique or skills. It has to do with how I think. In my life, what I am thinking when I draw means everything.

What am I thinking?

When I create comics, the "who am I" must be evident. It must. So who am I? I am Taiwanese American.  I lived in Japan for a very very long time. In the study of "who is Ryuzo", this is more important than ever. The pop culture that supported me and nurtured my art for all these years means less and less to me (sorry Transformers, sorry Star Wars, sorry Mortal Kombat, sorry mainstream comics). I still wholly enjoy pop culture, but when it comes to creating, I have no interest in creating anything remotely similar. TFs, SW, MK, mainstream comics do their genres well and have cultivated their audiences over decades. Good for them. For us indie creators, it is an unprecedented time for self expression, with the means to do it. Where's my audience with the same sensibilities as me? It's up to me to find my audience. How long will mass accessibility to freedom of expression last? Nobody knows. The time is now.

I will make no promises about what I will create. You will see what I create when it gets created, the proverbial "it'll be released when it's done". But on this last day of November 2014, I was here shouting from the top of a mountain. I am Ryuzo. I am breaking out of my shell.


Stan Chou
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
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Moebocop Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Thanks man for the add/fave.
FFMaleq Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Hello Ryuzo :3
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JKenLive Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Thanks for watching! Hoping to get better and keep it interesting. Really dig the comic panels.
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AshDayArt Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch and the interest in collaborating. :)
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Moebocop Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Hey dude! Nice to meet you too. I am sorry that it took me so long to get back to you. I have been just doing a lot of practice work and check dev. art every so often! I am def. looking forward to working with you and teaming up soon!
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