Friday, January 11, 2008

Friday, January 4, 2008

Do Over

OK - I'm feeling a bit better and want to get back to the little story I started before the holidays. I never really explained what I was doing, so I'm going to do that now as well as reposting all of the pages so far.

I drew the first page without any idea of what was going on or where the story was headed. I liked the idea of painting myself into a corner with each page and figuring my way out on the next. By the time I got to the third page I had a better idea of where the story was going, but still wanted to play it by ear day by day, page by page. It's a fun and challenging writing exercise and forces me to draw quickly. Each page has taken me about 3 hours from initial idea to scanned and lettered digital file.

The biggest hurdle I face in trying to work on comics in my free time is the amount of time it takes. It's very easy to lose momentum and interest when the work drags out over a long period of time. Not that I would consider these professional quality, but it feels a lot better to finish a full page a day as opposed to the 12 months it took me to draw a 5 page story I did with more traditional techniques a while back.

Enough with the talk - back to the drawing:

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


As usual, I got sick over the break and am still suffering from 'cotton head':