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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sneak Preview


Here's a random page out of a project I'm currently working on.

Maybe next weekend. We'll see.



















7 Comments:

At 12:38 PM , Anonymous X said...

Looking at that last panel, I wonder if you'd be better off leaving the art at the layout stage. That would be a perfectly respectable thing for a writer to do- it tells the story. In fact, it even demonstrates some basic drafting skills, ones more important than being able to draw pretty.

There's just something about the way it looks finished/colored... I think if you present it in a way that underlines you as a writer, it will play better. Just sayin'.

 
At 1:43 PM , Blogger Doc Nebula said...

I'm not going to say there's not much work between 'layout' and 'finished' when you're using Paint, but it isn't as much as there would be on actual paper, using actual pencil, pen and ink, and then whatever you'd use to color it. There's some time and effort involved fo' sho' in getting it from one entropic state to the next, but I kinda like doing it.

Still, I currently have something like five pages of yakkity yak between one character and another, which is, essentially, the origin sequence. I've done the best I can with it (which is to say, I've shamelessly pirated from http://joeljohnson.com/images2/wallywood22panel1600.jpg , an invaluable resource for such) but right now it's all still black and white and I'm tempted to leave it that way. I guess we'll see.

However, there's another six or eight pages that are 'finished', so it's a little late to decide to do it all rough.

I gather, though, that you're trying to say it looks a great deal like shit when it's finished/colored, without actually coming out and saying it, and I both appreciate the effort and agree with the underlying sentiment.

I showed what I have so far to my two older kids. One was noncommittal; the other advised that the story wasn't anything she hadn't seen before and the dialogue was only 'okay', but she thought the art was fantastic. So, y'know, I've got THAT going for me. Which is nice. ;)

Thanks for taking the time.

 
At 1:49 PM , Blogger Doc Nebula said...

Oh, I've added a jump, and after the jump, I've posted two more pages, if you're curious. ;)

 
At 9:57 AM , Anonymous X said...

I wonder about the font you're using. Somehow it reminds me of the typewriter-lettered comics Charlton used to sometimes put out in their "action heroes" days. Why not comic sans?

 
At 2:54 PM , Blogger Doc Nebula said...

I wonder about the font you're using. Somehow it reminds me of the typewriter-lettered comics Charlton used to sometimes put out in their "action heroes" days. Why not comic sans?

Yeah, I get that hit off it, too. But I didn't like the way Comic Sans looked in the word balloons on the page. Tahoma looked better to me, so I went with that. I ain't goin' back and redoing all that dialogue. No no no no no.

 
At 8:40 AM , Anonymous X said...

Huh. Nothing to say about THE SHIELD?

 
At 2:09 PM , Blogger Doc Nebula said...

THE SHIELD? You mean the old Mighty Comics character?

If you mean the TV show, we missed two eps in a row about four weeks ago, so we stopped watching. We'll see it all when the DVD set comes out.

 

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