Monday, March 26, 2007
Here's page one. Not much to say here since we're just starting out. How about a little about why the story was drawn?
This was the first comic I've ever followed through on. Back in college and a few times after that I have started them, but never finished them. I think a couple of years ago, I was finally in a place with my drawing skills that I could go through with a story and not be totally repulsed by the final result.
Overall, I was fairly happy with the final result. Some areas are definitely executed better than others. In general, being 2 years removed from the story now, I think it's okay, but not great. I think the biggest problem is page count. This was done for an anthology that never got off of the ground, and one of the rules was no more than 10 pages. I think this was more of a 12 page story. There's places where I would have liked to open up the story, give it a little more mood. I think the ending suffered as well, I think with a little more space, I could have built to something a little more clever. More on all that as we go through it.
Oh yeah, one last thing. Take the colouring with a grain of salt, this was the first thing I ever coloured digitally. That process took longer than drawing the damn thing.
Any ways, tomorrow, page 2!