Monday 9 July 2018

Blockbusters and Us

Hello Valued Listener(s)!

Oooo, oooh lookie lookie! What's this?! A comic with recurring characters! Calm down, you'll wake the children.

So... Since seeing the Star Wars movie Solo, I've had this comic idea kicking around in my head. So, yes, Lenny's complaint in the second panel are my words and feelings. My biggest concern here was that the dialogue would be too "on the nose". Thanks to Christine for her editorial work.

Yes, the lines are that scratchy textured line. I find it more expressive, and easier to use than a solid, marker-like line. Maybe I'll give the non-textured line another try sometime... or... maybe not.

I like the shadows here - the last comic looked too dark, but the grey toned shadows adds depth. Also, by making the word bubbles grey and putting them behind the characters the comic looks less crowded. Yes... Mr. Ghost, I can hear you. Colour. I might try that on the next one... or... maybe...

I really like the little devil character. He's pretty cute what with his little goat legs, big compassionate eyes (devils can have compassion, I expect... maybe?!) bat wings and his knitted tie. He cracks me up. I was trying to put a goatee on him, but you wouldn't really be able to see it, so I left it off. Maybe it'll be like Hellboy's horns that appear now and then and then that needs trimming.

Oooh, and the happy accident in this one was how the little devil moves closer to the camera and by doing so, gains more importance and visual power over Lenny, while not really changing size - as compared to the can Lenny kicks. I didn't plan that in my roughs, it just happened! 

Looking at it, I can see things that need attention, but, it's posted now, which means I can't go back and fix it... right?!  Well...

It's fine... leave it. Don't try to be perfect.