I think we can all agree that this is, by far, my best art work on a comic yet. I also think this is one of Charlie’s best scripts. I had a blast drawing this with all the solid blacks and gothic horror, and you can really see my style starting to take shape. And how about that dead priest in the casket, huh?! I just can’t get enough of that guy. (Disclaimer: Charlie did not write him as a priest, I made that decision. Address hate mail accordingly.)
I hope you will notice the contrast in my ability to draw women between this comic and the last one. The secret? I spent a lot of time staring at women. A lot of time. Restraining order amounts of time…
Heads up to everyone that the next comic may take me a while. It’s pretty jam packed and is based on a concept I came up with that Charlie fleshed out. It will be a full five pager. I’m hoping to have it up in two months, give or take, but no promisses with this one.
Please keep tweeting and FaceBooking about the comic! (Have you spotted the handy “share” box at the bottom of the posts yet? The share box questions its self worth if you don’t use it.) If you’re on Twitter or FaceBook you can keep up with us on there as well! I sometimes put out a call for sketch ideas on Twitter, which has resulted in me sketching some weird stuff.
This comic represents my attempt to condense my writing into two pages or less. Usually I go long, since I’m most comfortable writing novels. There is something to be said about brevity, however, and I’m happy with the pacing here. I don’t think the story would work as well at three pages or more – the length fits the piece.
This piece also represents my first attempt at doing a layout. Technically, I did the layout from “Femme Fatale” as well, but I added that after I had finished the script for this one. As I get used to the nuances of the comic page, we’ll probably get to doing some creative stuff with layouts, as long as it fits the story.
Next comic is Andy and I attempting to do something in the vein of The Twilight Zone in space. We have some other fun stuff beyond that, too. I’m personally hoping to do a comic eventually that doesn’t include narrative boxes, to try and get myself out of the prose writing mentality and focus more on what you can do with a visual medium like a comic. In the meanwhile, it looks like I’ll be supplying some short fiction here and there between updates…well, unless I want to see if Andy will actually go through with his threat of beating me in the crotch with a knotted rope for shirking my responsibilities.