With issue #1 at the printer now, I wanted to give you a peak at what I've got going for issue #2.
Here are a few samples of some finished work for the book;
With the advice of fellow artists I am trying to discipline myself to finnish thumb-nailing from here on out. I'm finding that it does help with the continuity and flow of the story. While I'm thumb-nailing, I'm rewriting the text quite often too. My mind is so occupied during this faze that I can't listen to my favorite podcasts, and even music can be a distraction. It is such a focused and taxing process that I need to take a brief nap every once and a while. The story is the hardest part of what we do. It should be. If the story falls apart we end up with a lot of worthless eye candy. So, here are a few pencils and a bit of inking that i've accomplished in the last few weeks.
Here is a side by side comparison of a penciled page, and an inked page ready for color. I've been fiddling with fonts lately as well trying to find just the right one. I really like this Amazona Font that i found. Readable, with just the right amount of cartoony.
A couple more showing the difficulty I have with staying with the thumb-nailing. I always seem to start inking again. It is my favorite part of the process. So, thumb-nailing is slow for me, but still progress is being made, and I hope to have Book 2 completed and ready for Wondercon next April.
Thanks for stopping by and having a look! And please check out Inyplanet.com soon for the Premiere issue #1!
The first 32 page issue of my kids comic is now finished.
and soon will be available through indyplanet.com for anyone who would like a print on demand full size copy, and to retailers through Comicsmonkey.com
I have a few small hand bound mini versions 4"x5" signed, with a original sketch in each. I will be making these available through Etsy.com soon so if you are interested in picking one up for just $5.50 there are only 18 check it out.