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About Traditional Art / Hobbyist Will Fyfe and Geoff LakeMale/United States Group :iconglow-fan-club: GLOW-Fan-Club
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GLOW opening colorspread by SMALL-TOWN-HEROES
GLOW opening colorspread
this one was a doozy... took me quite a while to finish. but it's finally done!

this will be the new opening color spread to volume 1.


Hey everyone! check out this new magazine made by the BARRAGE crew! it features art from a hand full people including a portion of GLOW's chapter 1! you'll see other comics, photos and many other images. it's 100% free just put down $0 for the amount you wish to pay, and you're on your way!Barrage magazine cover by SMALL-TOWN-HEROES

go on! check it out! you know you want to!


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Will Fyfe and Geoff Lake
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
SMALL TOWN HEROES are artists and authors:
Will Fyfe :iconfyfemasterflexii:, the man with the magic hands and
Geoff Lake :iconstaticguru:, the Prince of Perverts.

They're just two guys from a small town who love anime/manga, cute girls,
intense battles, and a good slice of pizza.

Currently, they have almost two titles in the works: GLOW and the forever-in-the-making PRINCESS BOX.


GENRE: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

SYNOPSIS: In the once lush country of Everin, there is a legend of eight magical weapons known as "GAUNTLETS" that, once collected, promises something miraculous will happen. These Gauntlets can be harnessed as powerful weapons and because of this they are highly sought after by government factions, the numerous Gangs that roam the country, and anyone seeking true, raw power.

Elle Blaizdale, a happy-go-lucky young girl, and her closest friends, Noel and Chris, also search endlessly for the legendary Gauntlets, following their dreams to one day restore glowing smiles to the world by their own means -- doing whatever it takes to keep a promise they made long ago.

[this project is released on the 1st of every month.]
[currently, 2 chapters has been released.]



GENRE: Comedy, Ecchi, Harem, Romance, Slice of Life, Supernatural.

SYNOPSIS: When average guy Jessie takes over his grandfather's antique shop in the small and boring town of Atlantic Heights, he finds a mysterious chest in the attic that, when opened, summons princesses from another dimension! Having to deal with other-worldly women and running a small business, all while trying to figure a way to send the royalty back from whence they came makes Jessie's once boring life into anything but average.

[this project is released every Thursday night.]
[currently, no pages have been released.]



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Hey GLOW Fans, :iconstaticguru: (Geoff, writer and editor of GLOW) here.

I'm chiming in today for a few reasons, but the big one being that the SMALL TOWN HEROES page has finally hit 15,000 views!

While that's nothing super special, we here at SMT are pretty pumped and want to show our thanks with an impromptu Fan Appreciation post. Of course, Will and I will be sketching up something as thanks for sticking with us (expect some fan service from yours truly, hehe) so keep a look out for that but we also want to truly thank all the fans who took the time to draw something for GLOW by showcasing a handful of them here for all to see. And by association, hopefully you will also check their pages and give 'em the attention they all deserve!

Before all that, however, I'll get some of the news-like updates outta the way for those who like to stay current with us.

For starters, we here at SMT will be joining a webcomic/online manga community called Inkblazerz ( where plenty of authors submit their works and if you are asked to be Premium, you are ranked like an actual comic ring, a la Shuiesha/Shounen Jump, and higher ranked authors are supported even further straight from the funds the site itself makes from traffic and memberships, etc. The premium authors are also given money or merchandise of YOUR comic from a pool the site dedicates strictly to its highest ranking authors. I mean, who doesn't dream of being paid for doing what they love? I'm sure it's not enough to live off or anything, but even if it just pays for future merchandise and physical books, that's more than enough.

Long story short, we are humbly asking you handful of dedicated followers, and any other kind readers, to perhaps make an account on the site when GLOW begins releasing there and read it there/like it there/follow it there as well so the traffic we begin to intake may get us noticed on Inkblazerz. We will not be stopping releases here on devArt, and in fact will be simultaneously releasing on both for a while, but that MAY change in the future if it comes down to the site's rules or impact on our traffic. Heck, if you guys support us equally on both sites, simultaneous releases may not be a problem; I don't know for sure, I haven't fully read rules for Premium Ranked Authors there.

Either way, we'll post links and other information when the time comes but we just wanted to give our fans the heads up. Now, how about we go back to appreciating you guys for all the awesome stuff you've done for GLOW.

First up, as a bonus appreciation, I am happy to share the WINNER of the 1st GLOW Character Cameo Contest that was held last month over at our Fan Club: (There are many of GLOW OCs entered for those who'd like to see!)
CASSIS by the wonderful :iconellijenzi:
For the GLOW contest by ellijenzi

Next are a handful from one of our longest fans, a fantastic artist, and good friend: :iconnsio:
GLOW Elle Appreciation by NsioGlOW Noel Appreciation by NsioGLOW Chris Appreciation by NsioNorway trip with Elle Surprise by Nsio

Now for some appreciation to the NEWEST fan art, inspired by the new chapters, from a long time fan and friend: :iconsarawr-kun:
Awww shit yeh son by Sarawr-kun

Now for a very season-appropriate deviation from the always lovely, long time friend and often collaborator with mad art skillz: :iconhoneysan:
A Summer of Love by Honeysan Glow - Color Spread by Honeysan

Here's a few from fan :iconziecoco:
Glow Noel by Ziecoco Elle by Ziecoco

This is an ACTUAL, physical clay sculpture made by :iconmiki-: that we have in our apartment! So cool!
Elle GLOW Sculpture by SailorUsagiChan

One of our dearest fans, :iconjessica-chwan01:, drew these up for us!
The GLOW Gang by Jessica-chwan01 Tassilo fan art by Jessica-chwan01

A stunning rendition of our favorite heroine by :icontashachan:
Commission - Elle by TashaChan

Some super colorful pieces from artist: :iconmarimokun:
What a Day by Marimokun All Over the Place by Marimokun

:iconsonpauten: may have the drawn first image of GLOW, the anime!
GLOW - Elle by sonPauten

A cute, little commission from :iconjubalew:
Elle by jubalew

A sweet commission from :iconsolemnwishmaster:
PointComm_Glow in Wonderland! by SolemnWishMaster

And here's a couple of the many pieces from Willie's fiance: :iconsailorusagichan:
Playboy Noel by SailorUsagiChan Princess Elle by SailorUsagiChan

Again, thank you for all of your support and I hope you continue to read GLOW as it is released. Chapter 3 will be out on time, July 1st, and additional tidbits will be appearing here and there. GLOW's adventure is just beginning and you won't be disappointed with what we have in store... you can bet on it :iconicameplz:

Thanks for your support! Feel free to contact us with any comments, questions, or feedback!
Will Fyfe                  Geoff Lake
:iconfyfemasterflexii:                    :iconstaticguru:
:iconflexplz:                    :iconnuderunplz:

SMALL TOWN HEROES :iconsmall-town-heroes:

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ArashiStudios Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just read Vol. 1 and I have to say that it was amazing!
I loved how the story progressed, how the panels/scenes were used, and the characters
This is trully inspiring.

Can you give me pointers on how you made this? Like what program and tablet you used? And what type of tools of pens and papers you used (plus how to space out the left or right side of the pages)? Also what did you use for the coloring cover?

Sorry for all the questions, but I'm super excited by this!
SMALL-TOWN-HEROES Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey! Glad to hear you liked the story so far!

I do everything traditionally, and Geoff (writer and editer) will add the sound effects, dialog and grey color where needed.

I sketch every page for each chapter and use a ruler for all the panels, then go back and ink it all using micron pens of various sizes from .05 to .8, then I color in all the black with a Copic marker. (It costs a lot of money to make pages lol) when I scan I set the scanner settings for black and white for bolder lines. As for spacing of panels I kinda imagine the spacing being "time" so the wider the spacing the more "time" between panels (if that makes sense) I've had a lot of criticism/help through the years and it was the best help I could get! Each page takes about 2-3 hours from sketch to ink. Hopefully that's helpful info haha.
ArashiStudios Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah that helps!

So I'm guessing you used copics for the colored cover. What program does Geoff use? Does he have a manga studio, sai program, etc. And do you use a special paper for the Manga?
SMALL-TOWN-HEROES Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I use a mixture of Copic and prismacolor markers. He just uses photoshop. I can't remember which one.
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NemoraFarraige Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
Thank you so much for thewatch! I hope my art won't disappoint you in the future!!!
SMALL-TOWN-HEROES Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no prob, keep up the good work! future only brings better quality ;)
NanaNekoxX Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
OMG Thanks for the watch! Im so happy, because I read your manga in the Barrage Magazine, and I loved it :love:
SMALL-TOWN-HEROES Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob! And thanks! Hope you read the full/rest of the chapters we have here. We'd love to hear some feedback on what you think! :)
EJtheDemonKid Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Thanks for the watch and faves!
martina0301 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for watch!!!! ^_^
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