Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
(CLICKING ON THE THUMBNAILS SHOULD TAKE YOU TO MY FLICKR SITE WHERE YOU CAN JUST CLICK ON "ALL SIZES" IN ORDER TO READ THE TINY FONT)
these are the first 2 two page episodes of "Familiar", my first attempt with a long term narrative in comics. I began this as an assignment for a class but it has since taken on a life of its own. I estimate that this specific story is going to take 6 more pages to finish (or three episodes) It was kind of a shock to the system at first, spending so much time thinking perfecting, considering dialogue when usually my single panel cartoons I can bang out super quick. there is a lot I'm hoping to improve in the upcoming issues. I was pretty unhappy with my own lettering and in the future I feel like I'll need to have the writing fit less awkwardly in each panel (this is partly due to me having to shrink the pages down when printing which I forgot would also make the speech bubbles smaller). there is a lot of smudges and drips that are a by-product of not being used to drawing so small, and the panel borders are clearly a nightmare, but overall my excitement about finishing this story far overshadows any frustrations I've had in making these comics. I'm really interested in hearing any opinions or constructive criticism.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
according to this list on atomic book's blog Slurricane #1 came in 12th in the top 20 best selling single issues and mini comics this year! a big thank you to everyone who bought the first Slurricane! I may have to do a second printing if this keeps up! oh also, the first installment of Familiar is all lettered and should be up as soon as I can get access to a big enough scanner so look out for that.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Sorry for the delays on the comic I've been talking up earlier this winter. the first two episodes are basically finished but I had to leave them in Baltimore when I went home for the holidays. I will be back there this weekend then all I have to do is letter them and find a big enough scanner to scan them (each page is about 11 by 17!) and they'll be ready to put on flickr. I've loosley sketched out the rest of the story which will take 3 more two page episodes to finish. I don't know how long it will take me to do them, especially since I'm attempting an 18 credit semester this spring, but I assure you that no matter how long it takes I am hell bent on finishing this story ! expect the first two episodes up sometime in the next two weeks!