Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Well, that was a HUMP to get over! I think on the last two pages, where i get to use black again, things start to click for me. I do see progression in my tech design throughout, which is good. Maybe by the time i'm done with this book my tech will look like I'm good at it ;)
EDIT. I fixed the first panel on the last page, so he is no longer the son of the hunchback and the elephant man. You'll see the fix in the inks.
Sometimes doing comics is like fighting a silent war while the world around you sleeps. My friend Brunner has inspired me to do a lil shout out. It's been a real challenge trying to get a graphic novel done around a family and a full time job. So any little bit helps. Brunner has really helped me keep the steam going into the late night. Thanks homey!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Two more penciled pages for BloodRed. This book has been slow coming lately. With the health issues i had, family stuff going on, and all this sci fi tech! Each page has a new environment. I need to design everything from a simple light post to a subway system. Designing future tech has always been a weakness of mine, which is partly why i chose to do a book on Mars. Strikes and Gutters.
Also, the flashback pages with no blacks force me to draw more than usual. No where to hide info in the graphic shapes that I'm used to.
Monday, November 26, 2007
A few years back i did a short story with B. Clay Moore for Negative Burn. It was a VERY well writen crime vignette , with some nice insight into our protagonist. When i was done, i was happy with what i did. Strikes and gutters, y'know. Now when i look it at, i see more gutters than before, a lot more. So Clay tells me he wants to print it in the back of the new HD series. I cringe. He then tells me we need it colored. BINGO! I call up my close friend, cartoon maestro, Chris Brunner. He colors it and blinds me with his magic. Enjoy.
Some of this is still a work in progress...
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I've been away for a little while now, what can i say....life. Things are lookin good from here on out though, i should be consistently workin on BloodRed from here to finish, with no gaps. So here's some new concepts. They're not pretty, but i was in get it done mode. Wipe off the dust and here i go.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
BOB Rocket. 90 mins, maybe a little more. I think I'm starting to get more of a balance with my line work and shape work. Things seem to be clicking for me now. Strikes and gutters as always, but more strikes these days, which feels good. Have i told you how much i love this character, and can't wait to do this book? Have i told you how lucky i feel to be working on two incredible projects with two great writers. The sun is shining on me these days.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
While working on this short story, i thought I'd take a step back and really pay attention to the pacing of the story. Sure i pay attention to it always, BUT it's an instinct of mine that i trust and follow. For academic purposes, i thought I'd try this. I wrote and outline, word doc. Then i broke the outline down into pages, in layout templates. I titled each page with the purpose of the page, and wrote down the necessary beats for each page. These beats were loosely going to become my panels. I then blocked in my panels on another template page. Now i can see how panel count and panel size affect the pacing of the story. I think this would be even more successful over a graphic novel, where you can have GIANT MOMENTS vs. tiny moments. All in all, this was interesting.