Monday, July 27, 2009

Lemon Inc.

I just realized that I forgot to post about this here. I just figured that nobody who actually reads this blog wouldn't know about it already. My webcomic, Lemon Inc., has officially launched. Check it out, leave comments and stuff.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Shane Acker's 9

This Movie is going to be awesome. Here is an awesome trailer:

And an awesome clip:

Sunday, June 14, 2009

My Angel

My Angel, originally uploaded by timlai.

Hey remember that comic that my cat ripped up? Well I finally coloured it! Yay! Yeah I know, it took me long enough. I'm pretty happy with it. I think the art is better than the writing in this one but it's the beginning of a story arc so it leads to funnier things.


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Allison Character Design Sketches

Allison Character Design Sketches, originally uploaded by timlai.

These are some sketches of Allison I did a while ago when I was trying to design her caracter. I apologize for the poor image quality. I'll try to get a better one.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Toy Story 3 Trailer

This trailer doesn't reveal much about the story but Toy Story is just one of those movies that holds a special place in my heart. It was the defining Pixar movie. I haven't seen Up yet. Got to go see that.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Joker Sketch

Joker Sketch, originally uploaded by timlai.

I thought it'd be cool to post pictures of iconic characters drawn in my style. This is a sketch of what the joker would look like in my style. I intend to draw a finished version of this sometime. Feel free to suggest characters that you would like to see in my style.

- Tim

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Tim Lai Sans

This is a font I made from my own handwriting using It was fairly easy to use and I would recommend it as a cool free font generator. This font is currently being used in the logo of this blog!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Inked Sketches that I Drew Too Big to Scan

Jim/Plasma Pup
Jim/Plasma Pup
I think this is probably the oldest character that I still draw. I created him when I was eight His name is Jim but he has also had various superhero aliases thoughout the years.

Beelzebub and Matt
Beelzebub and Matt
Beelzebub and Matt (Close Up)
These are some of my favorite characters. I'm not going to say much about them but they're from a comedy graphic novel which I plan to realize one day.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bad Kitteh!!

Bad Kitteh!!, originally uploaded by timlai.

My cat ripped up this comic after I spent hours working on it. It made me pretty frustrated at the time because I was particularly happy with the art in this one and was really looking forward to colouring it. I'd intended to try to tape it back together or redraw it but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Why does my cat seem to have a compulsion to tear up paper?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Economic Sandcastles

Economic Sandcastles, originally uploaded by timlai.

Okay, I know I said I wouldn't show you any more comics before I launched the official site but I am. However I'm not really sure if I should use this one or not. I created it as the first strip I would post to try to introduce the strip and explain why Andy decides to set up a lemonade stand. I'm not sure if it makes a very good introductory strip anymore though. What do you think? What is the best way to start off a webcomic? Is it better to just launch right into it with a bunch of one-off gags and slowly progress into storylines or is it better to start with storylines from the beginning?

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Isn't She a Doll?

Isn't She A Doll?
It's been awhile since I updated this. I debated posting another comic but decided that this will be the last comic preview before I launch the official site. It won't be the last preview on this blog, just the last full comic that I'll give away. This particular comic is actually the FIRST comic I tried to draw. It didn't go well. I tried to draw it again and it didn't go much better. This was the third time I drew this comic. YES I know that Tommy's pose is really weird in the last panel but otherwise I think this one went pretty well. I could have done more with the colouring but I'll probably add to it later. I hand lettered this one. Then I decided that that was a bad idea and switched back to digital lettering for the next one. I don't know why but for some reason I hand lettered the one I did after that. I'm experimenting.

On a side note: I know that it seems like it's taking me a really long time to get this site up. It is somewhat due to circumstances which are out of my control and unexpected events. I might elaborate a bit more about this later on the Lai Guys Comics blog...


Steampunk Fantasy Concept Paintings

I did these paintings awhile ago. These were concept paintings for a steampunk fantasy story that I still hope to do one day. I can see a lot more flaws in them than I did when I originally painted them but the atmosphere is still cool.

Jackobar, originally uploaded by timlai.

Cardigan Blake, originally uploaded by timlai.
I actually have an altered version of the above painting where I've fixed the character's flat looking jaw which I will post if I can get it (it was on my laptop which has broken again).

Annabel, originally uploaded by timlai.

Goblin, originally uploaded by timlai.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Website Design

I know I haven't posted anything for awhile. I've been busy creating a proper home for Lemon Inc. You may recall that I mentioned that I was currently designing a website for Lemon Inc. I was doing so in Dreamweaver, a WYSIWYG, (what you see is what you get) editor. This website was alright but it was very limited in terms of both design and features. I realised that it simply isn't practical to be updating a simple HTML site every other week. I also became aware of what could be considered an industry standard of webcomics websites, Wordpress and Comicpress. I am now scraping the site I had previously designed and I'm endeavoring to design a Comicpress site. So far I've really liked using Wordpress and I've found that it's both more functionally and asthetically pleasing and has taken me less time to design thus far than my previous website design. I've included a screenshot of what the site looks like right now. This will probably change a bit but It'll give you a rough idea.


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Secret Ingredients

What the Hell I figured I'd post this strip too. It might be a bit hard to read in the blogger layout so you can click on it to see it at full size. I'm pretty happy with the first panel. I think the background looks pretty good. I also think that this joke is pretty funny. Please tell me what you think by leaving a comment or by sending me a tweet on Twitter.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Dude, It's Just a Tie...

The TieOkay I know it's been awhile since I posted anything. Let's just say that it took me way longer to get around to this than perhaps it should have. That's all gonna change this year though. This year I'm gonna make time for comics every single day. I think this one's kinda funny. It's a great representation of Craig's character. I've got funnier ones planned that I'm hesitant to post here. I think the art is improving though! What do you think?